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  1. Sinopec income soars on change in price controls

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec) has projected a more than 50 per cent rise in full-year profit after posting a 124 per cent jump in third-quarter earnings in the face of reduced state control of fuel prices. Asia's largest oil r ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696868/sinopec-income-soars-change-price-controls
  2. Farming income unlikely to rise, official says

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai and Al Guo in Beijing Farmers' incomes are unlikely to rise this year as the financial crisis lowers produce prices and threatens migrant workers' jobs in cities, a top Agriculture Ministry official said yesterday. 'The employment outlook for migrant workers cannot be optimistic because it will be more difficult than ever to keep rural income growing,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673123/farming-income-unlikely-rise-official-says
  3. Incoming Observatory chief reaches beyond his horizon

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam He is due to retire in two years, but the new director of the Hong Kong Observatory is planning further ahead. 'I have the next five years in mind when I draw my work plan for the future,' said 58-year-old Lee Boon-ying, who was appoin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679619/incoming-observatory-chief-reaches-beyond-his-horizon
  4. Bocom sees net income rise 81.2pc to 15.5b yuan

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... first-half earnings surged 81.21 per cent but warned of tougher going for the rest of the year. Boosted by higher interest income and lower tax payments, Bocom achieved net income of 15.51 billion ... it would be hard to repeat the pace of earnings growth in the first half. Bocom, which is 19.15 per cent owned by HSBC Holdings, posted interest income of 33.1 billion yuan, a 40.62 per cent jump ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/650413/bocom-sees-net-income-rise-812pc-155b-yuan
  5. Mainland insurers report strong increases in premium income

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Three mainland insurers saw a strong rise in their income from premiums in the first fourth months of the year, according to statements filed with the stock exchange. China Life Insurance led with 128 billion yuan (HK$143.02 billion). The unaudited accumulated premium income of the country's largest life assurance underwriter jumped 43.17 per cent in the first four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638243/mainland-insurers-report-strong-increases-premium-income
  6. Lifestyle posts 41.9pc income gain but expects moderate second half

    Posted Aug 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but the pace eased in May as a result of the slowdown in the global economy and the impact of the earthquake in Sichuan. Net income for the six months to June rose to HK$606.25 million or 35.5 HK cents ... Net margin before changes in the fair value of company's properties dropped to 28 per cent from 30.1 per cent a year earlier because of a first-time income tax charge at the Shanghai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648762/lifestyle-posts-419pc-income-gain-expects-moderate-second-half
  7. HK bosses dash hopes of wage increases

    Posted Sep 15th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Employers' group says across-the-board rises for all staff should be avoided One of Hong Kong's leading employers' groups yesterday sought to quash expectations of pay increases, despite recent good economic news. Improving econ ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/470470/hk-bosses-dash-hopes-wage-increases
  8. Tour guides threaten to strike over pay reduction

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... taking more drastic measures to protest against travel agencies and the government scrapping income from tips. 'We want the government and travel agencies to respond to our concerns about ... agencies, has yet to respond, saying it requires evidence. Union member Lau Sin-mei said: 'Tips are an integral part of a tour guide's salary. Without this income, how can they survive? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640893/tour-guides-threaten-strike-over-pay-reduction
  9. Prevailing pessimism dilutes impact of basket of goodies

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... about the loss of jobs and dwindling income will not be significantly eased with the rates waiver and tax rebate. Low-income earners and the underprivileged will find the basket of goodies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681631/prevailing-pessimism-dilutes-impact-basket-goodies
  10. Bonds seen as safe haven again

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... high-quality fixed income assets, whether you are looking for some currency gains or incremental yield.' Mr McTeague says the US third-quarter GDP growth of 7.2 per cent was a 'sugar ... and, along with fellow colleagues from the Royal Bank of Scotland, was selected by Institutional Investor magazine as specialist commentators on US government fixed income. He believes the Fed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/435585/bonds-seen-safe-haven-again

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