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  1. Big three fly into headwinds

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com All three big mainland airlines had to brace for headwinds in the first half- from high oil prices, yuan depreciation and slowing traffic. But there are also hopeful signs for the rest of the year, with domestic passenge ...

  2. Growth slowdown springs a surprise

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Second-quarter figure of 5.2pc shows a sharp decline Second-quarter economic growth eased to a lower-than-expected 5.2 per cent, the slowest pace since 2003, although the government is still forecasting roughly 5 per cent growth for the full ye ...

  3. China Southern breaks losing streak

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So China Southern Airlines, the mainland's biggest carrier by passenger volume, returned to profit last year after four years of losses, thanks to surging demand for air travel, new international routes and the appreciation of the yuan. Net ...

  4. Two-way trade with Hong Kong growing

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sesha Sam SAUDI ARABIA IS Hong Kong's third-largest export market in the Middle East. Last year, Hong Kong's total exports to the kingdom rose by 12 per cent over the previous year. Among the city's top 10 exports to Saudi Arabia, nine recorded a year-on-year increase in 2003-04. They were watches and clocks (up 26 per cent), clothing and clothing accessories (up ...

  5. HK sales growth slows as mainlanders nip spending

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Mainlanders kept a tight hold on their purse strings in May, putting a pinch on the fast growth of Hong Kong's retail sales. The Census and Statistics Department said yesterday that the total retail value in ...

  6. Asian demand to 'extend gold's bull run'

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Predictions that gold prices will fall over the long term have underestimated the strength of demand in Asia from investors and central banks, according to World Gold Council managing director of investment Marcus Grubb. The cou ...

  7. 'Stimulus needed' for euro woes

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan and Sophie Yu China may need a 600 billion yuan (HK$738 billion) stimulus package to shield the economy from any fallout caused by a possible Greek exit from the euro zone, according to China International Capital Corporation (CICC), a state-owne ...

  8. Business - China Business - RESULTS

    Currency hedges trim profit for Goodbaby International

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Hedges trim profit for Goodbaby Goodbaby International said net profit fell 12.2 per cent to HK$100.7 million during the first six months of the year because of losses in hedges on the yuan-US dollar exchange rate. But the mai ...

  9. Business - Money - PROPERTY

    Home sales jump in month's first half

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Home sales rise sharply in first half of August Hong Kong property sales surged in the first 16 days of August compared with the same period last month, according to the city's major estate agencies. And the sharply ris ...

  10. Business - China Business - RESULTS

    Net profits, revenue sink at West China Cement

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com But firm expects gross margins to rise in second half as sales prices and volumes rise Profit and revenue sink at West China Cement West China Cement expects better profits and revenue in the second half, after a dismal f ...




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