Macau casino operator SJM posted a 41.2 per cent jump in net profit for the third quarter, even though its gaming revenue fell 0.9 per cent year on year as mainland tourists tightened their belts.Friday, 16 November, 2012, 2:47am
PetroChina is losing the support of analysts who say earnings growth at Asia's biggest oil producer is stunted by its unprofitable natural gas imports.14 Nov 2012 - 4:57am
SouthGobi Resources swung to a net loss of US$54.56 million in the third quarter from a net profit of US$55.92 million in the period last year, while the mining firm's revenue plunged 94.5 per cent to US$3.34 million in the quarter.14 Nov 2012 - 3:18am
China's national pension fund has increased its A-share purchases as part of efforts to help stabilise the market, while cutting H-share holdings which have begun trading at a premium to their mainland-listed counterparts.9 Nov 2012 - 3:59am
HSBC says it will continue to save costs by disposing of non-core businesses and focus on lending business in emerging markets, especially China.
The lender's underlying profit before tax rose 125 per cent to US$5 billion in the third quarter but was down 51 per cent on a reported basis, mainly because of an increase in the market value of the bank's own debt.6 Nov 2012 - 4:24am
Sands China is expected to build a bigger stake in Macau's gaming market after gaining market share and posting better-than-expected profits in the third quarter.3 Nov 2012 - 3:22am
UBS is under investigation in Singapore along with other banks for possible manipulation of Libor and other benchmark rates, the Swiss bank said yesterday.31 Oct 2012 - 3:11am
Baidu, the leading internet search services provider on the mainland, expects to record slower growth this quarter amid a sluggish economy.
The company yesterday forecast revenue in the quarter to December to be between 6.15 billion yuan (HK$7.64 billion) and 6.34 billion yuan, representing a 37.6 to 41.8 per cent year-on-year rise.31 Oct 2012 - 4:12am
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the world's largest bank by assets, has posted a forecast-beating 14.9 per cent rise in third-quarter earnings. The gains came from higher profit margins on its loans and a reduction in its provisions for bad loans.31 Oct 2012 - 8:16am
China Telecom, the world's biggest fixed-line network operator, reported a fall in net profit of 7.3 per cent for the third quarter from a year earlier, hit by increasing costs and subsidies on mobile phones to attract subscribers.
Net profit dropped to 3.75 billion yuan (HK$4.61 billion) while revenue rose 16 per cent to 72 billion yuan from the year-earlier quarter.30 Oct 2012 - 2:48pm
China Merchants Bank's net profit grew 16.6 per cent in the third quarter from a year earlier, driven by a rise in interest income, but net interest margin dipped amid fierce competition.
Earnings at the mainland's sixth-largest lender by assets reached 11.41 billion yuan (HK$14.16 billion).30 Oct 2012 - 4:25am
Mainland electric carmaker BYD's third-quarter profit slumped 94 per cent due to weak domestic demand and losses from it solar panel business.30 Oct 2012 - 4:25am
Agricultural Bank of China posted a forecast-beating net profit growth of 16 per cent in the third quarter from a year ago, and analysts think increased demand for loans on the mainland will buoy earnings this quarter.27 Oct 2012 - 2:52am
China Shenhua Energy, the listed unit of the nation's largest coal producer Shenhua Group, posted a 4 per cent drop in third-quarter net profit, as lower coal selling prices and higher production costs offset increased sales.27 Oct 2012 - 3:21am
Hong Kong stocks ended their 10-day rally yesterday as investors took profits on worries that soon-to-be-released corporate earnings may disappoint after major mainland companies, including China Unicom, missed third-quarter results forecasts.27 Oct 2012 - 3:11am