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Saturday, 20 January, 2007, 12:00am

Growing import demand to lift tanker freight rates

Freight rates for coastal tankers within Asia were poised to rise between 10 per cent and 12 per cent next month, supported by growing import demand from China and Indonesia, sources said yesterday.

13 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Hung Hing expecting 10pc decline in first-half earnings

Paper-making and printing firm Hung Hing Printing expects to see a 10 per cent decline in net profit in its first-half and full-year results.

The company has also warned that turnover year-on-year will be down due to the economic impact from the terror attacks in the United States.

18 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Publisher bought out

Reuters subsidiary Loan Pricing, a loan-market information provider, has acquired SAR-based Basis Point Publishing, a debt-market news and analysis provider.

25 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Net trading for smaller brokerages

Reuters Hong Kong has teamed with Taiwan's Systex to provide an Internet stockbroking platform to Hong Kong's and Macau's small and medium-sized brokerages. The joint venture, named afe Solutions, would target small brokerages with ASP (application service provider) online trading services and middle-tier firms with customised trading solutions. Reuters will hold 51 per cent of the venture.

22 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

A stormy character polls well

This weekend, it finally happened. The son outshone the father. Richard Li is beating dear ol' dad in the latest round of 'Corporate Rankings'.

Mind you, someone called Lynne Lee left them both in the dust.

21 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Business Web site launched

The Reuters-backed business-to-business Web site was launched yesterday. The site's flagship product,, contains data on more than 4.4 million mainland enterprises.

19 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Reserves up

Asia's recovery has fuelled a trade surplus that swelled Taiwan's central bank reserves by US$16.95 billion in the first 11 months of the year, more than double net inflows from the same period last year. Exports earned $122.76 billion in foreign exchange from January to November.


13 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Tibetans not benefiting

I refer to the report from Reuters which appeared in the South China Morning Post on July 5, on the stock market activities that are booming in the Tibetan capital Lhasa.

However, to conclude, as the Reuters report does, that the local Tibetan population maintains this stock market, or that the exchange is, in any way, directly benefiting the local economy, was a little hasty.

15 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

CLSA to remain on course despite poor survey result

CLSA Global Emerging Markets is unfazed by a survey that indicated a sharp decline in fund-manager support for the brokerage's research.

According to a Reuters Tempest Survey of Hong Kong and the mainland, three leading global investment banks were dominating Asian research and broker commissions.

This finding was not news to many middle-tier brokerages.

11 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

ChinaOnline a big hit after Reuters deal

ChinaOnline, a Chicago-based on-line news and analysis website providing business intelligence, gained access to an extra 12,000 potential corporate users this weekend after forming an alliance with Reuters.

Under the link, effective from last Saturday, clients are able to access information on mainland business daily.

2 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Valuable forum

Reuters is pleased to be sponsoring the first Hong Kong Private Investors Conference and Exhibition.

The event provides a valuable forum for the individual investor, as well as showcasing the latest tools available to help the investor.

19 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Doctors of spin leave media in a trance

It isn't every day a newspaper leads its front page with a story knocking down two reports it never ran. But there was China Daily on Thursday giving six columns across the top of page one to a denial of a story from Reuters news agency and a clarification issued by a Hong Kong newspaper.

22 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Appeal for calm in sales ban crisis

Social unrest triggered by the State Council's ban on direct sales is spreading, with state media being told to play down coverage to avoid fuelling the crisis.

A circular issued by the State Administration of Industry and Commerce urged local officials to maintain order while stepping up their enforcement of the ban.

1 May 1998 - 12:00am

Computer sabotage term cut

A Reuters computer engineer who sabotaged vital financial data had his prison sentence slashed by the Court of Appeal yesterday in a landmark ruling.

The courts had a duty to deter those who threatened to damage Hong Kong's reputation as a commercial centre, Mr Justice Mohammed Saied said.

26 Sep 1997 - 12:00am