ASIA Commercial Holdings has suffered a loss of $37.1 million for the six months to September, compared with a profit of $25.98 for the corresponding period last year. Group chairman Eav Yin blamed 'the weak sales management, early-stage businesses life-cycles and poor trading conditions, particularly in China and Europe' for the sharp fall in profitability. The adverse market condition was expected to persist. Loss per share was 2.5 cents, compared with earnings per share of 2.2 cents for the previous period. Operating loss was $29.66 million, against operating profit of $30.87 million previously.