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  1. BOCHK's operating income rises to HK$22.6b

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Bank of China (Hong Kong) said net operating income before impairment rose 15 per cent in the third quarter to HK$22.6 billion, from HK$19.65 billion a year earlier. Analysts said the bank's strong capital base would help it weather an increasingly tough market. BOCHK, whose biggest shareholder is Bank of China, the mainland's fourth-largest ...

  2. HKEx income shrinks as global turmoil takes toll

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing said third-quarter net profit dropped 8 per cent from the previous quarter as the global market turmoil discouraged new stock listings and hurt its investments. Analysts believe the weak outloo ...

  3. PetroChina drops 8.4pc after income disappoints investors

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Shares in PetroChina yesterday fell as much as 8.41 per cent, after the company posted a disappointing net profit on the back of surging operating costs and a higher tax burden. The nation's largest oil and gas producer ended 6.81 per cent lower at H ...

  4. Year of interest income and fees

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... income. 'The operating environment for Hong Kong banks in 2008 remains cautious amid the global economic slowdown and ongoing austerity measures in China,' said Desmond Chng, ... may see a compression of net interest margins. Maintaining a strong fee income would be another challenge as volatile capital markets may shave the revenue generated from services ranging from ...

  5. Interest income drives 62pc rise in NWDS China earnings

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang New World Department Store China, controlled by Cheng Yu-tung, said first-half net profit jumped 62.3 per cent, thanks to a surge in interest income and better sales driven by improved merchandise mix. Earnings for the six months to December rose to HK$227.8 million from HK$140.4 million a year earlier, boosted by interest income rising 11.5 times to HK$59.9 million from ...

  6. Strong stock trading fee income propels Chong Hing profit 21pc

    Posted Aug 10th 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... profit reached HK$300.73 million for the six months to June, up from HK$248.84 million a year ago. The main driver was net fees and commission income which jumped 34.63 per cent to HK$114.91 million on hectic trading in the stock market. Net interest income grew 1.08 per cent to HK$446.17 million and net interest margin contracted 30 basis points year on year to 1.38 per cent ...

  7. Income at China State Construction up 34pc

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan Hong Kong-listed builder China State Construction International Holdings posted a 34 per cent rise in first-half profit on the back of more contracts in Macau and Dubai. Net profit for the six months to June increased to HK$115.67 million from ...

  8. Interest income drives ICBC (Asia) earnings

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan ICBC (Asia), the Hong Kong unit of the mainland's largest bank, posted an 18 per cent growth in profit for the first half, driven by higher interest income more than offsetting the decline of other operating income. Net profit rose to HK$559.9 million in the first six months of the year from HK$475.5 million a year earlier. Basic earnings per share were 50 HK ...

  9. It's about fairness, not the widening wealth gap

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... that although the economy as a whole is rapidly improving, median household incomes in 2005 remained 15.8 per cent below peak earnings seen in 1997 and trailed 11 per cent below 2001 levels. Earnings at the lower end of the pay scale have been even further depressed. Indeed, the number of people falling into the low-income category hit 17.7 per cent, against 15 per cent in 2001. Meanwhile, the gap ...

  10. Supplanting salaries tax with GST will not boost revenue stability

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to higher incomes that also go up and down wildly with economic fortunes. Would it not be better to have a more stable revenue base and thus avoid constant swings from big fiscal deficit to surplus? ... on introducing GST only to supplant other forms of revenue, not to raise more money. It proposes some immediate cuts in other revenue sources. Aside from compensating lower-income households ...




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