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  1. China Sunshine Paper draws buyer interest

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to 'lingering interest in paper-related stocks'. 'People still favour paper-making companies because most of them are doing well, whether the overall market is good or not,' Mr Yiu said. ...

  2. BOCHK sees surge in interest, fee income

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by growth in net interest as well as fee incomes, the bank's operating profit before provisions rose 20.8 per cent to HK$13.25 billion for the first nine months, data provided to the Hong Kong stock exchange showed. Net operating income before provisions was HK$18.54 billion, up 19.65 per cent, while operating expenses increased 16.8 per cent to HK$5.29 billion. Net interest income ...

  3. Interest rates to drop further

    Posted Nov 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan, Natalie Chiu and Wong Ka-chun For the second time in nine days, Hong Kong lenders said they would lower interest rates by 25 basis points, a move that propelled property stocks ... The three-month interbank rate was 3.21 per cent - the lowest in two years. Mr Wong said there was still room for further rate cuts, and expected the US central bank could cut interest rates again next ...

  4. Interest gains lift Bocom profit 98pc

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren Bank of Communications (Bocom), the mainland's sixth-biggest lender, reported a 98 per cent jump in profit for the third quarter, spurred by swelling interest income ... The bank raked in 14.2 billion yuan net interest income in the third quarter, up 37.7 per cent year on year and faster than the 31.2 per cent growth in the second quarter. Outstanding loans rose ...

  5. Living in interesting times - from soldier to sports entrepreneur

    Posted Oct 14th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay 1923 (April 7): Born in Chelmsford, Essex, England. 1942-1946: Military service - posted to Hong Kong in 1945. 1947-1974: Joined the Hong Kong government - held position of senior treasury accountant of the Public Works Department on retireme ...

  6. Bank initiatives raise interest for employees

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by May George

    ... Established financial institution finds new ways to ensure its workforce is diverse and well taken care of, writes May George Best Company for Women: HSBC The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) has been chosen as this year's Best Compan ...

  7. Selfish interests

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... been accused of colluding with the business community. The point is not corruption, but a favouritism towards business interests embedded in many government policies. On the other hand, ... is widely perceived. Just look at the functional constituencies and the voting arrangements in the Legislative Council: business interests continue to enjoy their political free lunches. In the name ...

  8. HK dollar falls to 7.80 on interest rate plays

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan The Hong Kong dollar yesterday fell to HK$7.80 to the US dollar, the lowest level since August, mainly due to interest rate arbitrage. The Hong Kong dollar was at HK$7.8007 ... for the local currency after the completion of a series of initial public offerings and, with upcoming issues lacking appeal, interest rates were being kept low. The main reason for the decline ...

  9. Are you interested in politics?

    Posted Nov 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Interviews by Nelson Boyd and Riva Hiranand Skylar Higgins, 13 Top tunes: Too many If I were elected I would try to make Hong Kong less polluted. Politics doesn't interest me ... not interested in politics because I just moved here and I'm not too sure about what is happening and who is who! I am interested in New Zealand politics more because I lived there and I understand ...

  10. Investors' interests rarely rate in IPO league tables

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... public offerings. The number of offerings reached records and betting on listings has probably drawn more interest than Mark Six. Goldman Sachs should be the most loved of the banks by punters. ...




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