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  1. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    IBM hollowed out by ‘financial engineering’

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 09:53am by Reuters

    ... combined with higher debt loads. From 2000 to last year, IBM pursued an epic campaign of buying back shares, flattering earnings but perhaps at the expense of investment in the future, something ... defensible. Indeed, in the last six years, the company’s debt load has about tripled but sales are essentially flat. In July, hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller drew a line between that strategy ...

  2. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Hutchison Harbour Ring profit dives

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 10:29am by TIFFANY AP

    ... million. Revenue grew to HK$70.25 million from HK$65.15 million in the same period last year. However, interest income fell 20 per cent year on year to HK$60.82 million. Other income, which ...

  3. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    China Overseas Land & Investment lifts operating profit 13.4pc

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 01:55pm by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com China Overseas Land & Investment has defied a downturn in the property market to boost operating profit 13.4 per cent to HK$22.14 billion for the first nine months of the year. Turnover jumped 12.6 per cent from the same period last year to HK$61.18 billion on strong sales, the developer said in a filing with the stock exchange on Tuesday. In a tough ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    Long, hard road ahead for HSBC and StanChart

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:05am by DON WEINLAND

    ... billion, with full-year profit expected to fall below that of last year. Last month, the US Federal Reserve raised its estimate for the federal funds rate to 1.375 per cent at the end of next year, ... "It's amazing that you can call your strategy in Africa last year and then have to completely unwind it," said Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Chirantan Barua. "The likes of HSBC have ...

  5. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Taiwan chipmaker TSMC enjoys record net profit

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:29am by Reuters

    ... quarter of last year. Overall revenue of NT$209 billion in the third quarter also hit a record, eclipsing the NT$183 billion from the previous three months. Analysts estimate that direct Apple ...

  6. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Sands China on target with 3.3pc profit gain in third quarter

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 02:03pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... this year. Meanwhile, Sands' average labour costs rose to US$32,800 per worker last year from US$30,400 in 2010. Labour strikes in Macau, where the jobless rate is among the lowest in the world, ... was legalised there. Investors are starting to explore other locations as growth in Macau, the only place in China where gambling is legal, decelerates. Last month, Macau junket investor Imperial ...

  7. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    September data points to weak results from Chinese airlines

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:29am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... billion yuan (HK$3.72 billion) last year, while China Southern earned 2.16 billion yuan and China Eastern made 2.86 billion yuan. Citi has forecast a 29 per cent decline for China Eastern due ...

  8. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Samsung Electronics warns of likely 60pc profit fall for quarter

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 01:23pm by Reuters

    ... which accounted for nearly 70 per cent of its operating profit last year, it "cautiously expects" higher shipments of new smartphones and strong seasonal demand for television ...

  9. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    COL Capital turns around

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 10:19am by Sandy Li

    ... suffered a loss of HK$780.71 million last year. Turnover in the current accounting period jumped 285 per cent to HK$131.98 million. By June, the group maintained a portfolio of ready-to-sale ...

  10. Business - Commodities - EARNINGS

    Brightoil returns to the black with HK$599m profit

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 09:51am by Eric Ng

    ... evidence of a healthier supply-demand balance,” Brightoil said of the fuel transportation market. “[Last year the global tanker fleet grew at the slowest rate in a decade.” Although prices of very large crude carriers have also dipped to a ten-year low some time last year, the year-end price was some 10 per cent higher than that at the start of last year, and prices remained stable ...




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