Sophie Yu

Mainland companies in quest for HK listing

Two companies, both from the mainland, have filed preliminary prospectuses with the Hong Kong stock exchange to raise funds despite the weak market sentiment.

Tuesday, 26 June, 2012, 12:00am

Higher fuel prices, jams slow mainland car sales

Mainland car sales dropped 3.4 per cent from a year earlier to 4.8 million units in the first quarter as buyers were deterred by higher fuel prices and traffic jams in some big cities.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

iPad maker faces another fight over trademark

Apple is involved in yet another trademark dispute on the mainland, following its row with Proview International over the iPad.

The dispute arose after Cai Zhiyong, who makes lighting equipment in Yiwu, in Zhejiang province, last year tried to register 'iphone' as a trademark for his lighting goods.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Caution urged over 'failing' economies

Economists warned yesterday of a gloomy outlook for the global economy and urged investors to remain cautious.

Jim Walker, managing director of Hong Kong economic consultancy Asianomics, said the efforts to shore up the embattled eurozone economies were destined to fail.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Power generator sees 2.17pc rise in profits

Datang International Power Generation reported first-half net profit rose 2.17 per cent year on year to 932 million yuan (HK$1.1 billion) and revenue increased 15.12 per cent to 33.3 billion yuan. It said rising thermal coal prices had hit power enterprises in the first half and it expected coal prices to stay high for the rest of the year. Total power generation rose 19 per cent.

8 May 2015 - 9:33am

ASM Pacific's turnover up by 76pc in first half

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Pleasant Goat clothing ready to go mass market

Children's clothing branded with the popular Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf characters will be appearing in a planned 1,100 stores all over the mainland in the next three years.

27 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Air China net profit falls 23pc

Mainland airline Air China's net profit fell 23 per cent to 1.67 billion yuan in the first quarter compared with the same period last year. Operating profit fell by 11.5 per cent to 2.25 billion yuan. Operating revenue, however, rose 44.6 per cent to 21.25 billion yuan. Earnings per share were 0.14 yuan in the first quarter, 26.3 per cent lower.

30 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Mine acquisitions to offset coal prices

China Resources Power Holdings plans to continue acquiring mines to combat the challenge of rising coal prices. Revenue generated by the Hong Kong-listed company jumped 46 per cent to HK$48.6 billion last year from HK$33.2 billion in 2009. However, net profit dropped 7.8 per cent to HK$4.9 billion. Chairman Wang Shuaiting blamed a bull market for coal for the contraction in profits.

18 Mar 2011 - 12:00am