ELECTRONIC appliance manufacturer Allan International Holdings suffered a loss of $9.75 million for the six months to September 30, compared with a profit of $17.51 million in the same period last year. This was despite a 39 per cent increase in turnover to $207.95 million. Managing director Cheung Shu-wan said the losses were due to the drastic increase in the cost of raw materials including plastic resins and sheet metal. Loss per share was 3.06 cents, against earnings of 5.42 cents previously. No dividend was declared. Last year the company paid 1.5 cents a share.