ROUND two, period four of the Hongkong Management Game saw the performance of most teams improve as the favourable economic climate returned. The average after-tax profit was $1.82 million, against $209,972 last period. A star team achieved $2.8 million and nine other teams passed the $2 million mark. On average, teams secured an order of 294,509 units of product AW, 91,597 units of product AI and 122,730 units of product DI. Teams continued to invest heavily in both marketing and product development. Two teams bid only for product AC while 16 teams bid for both products AC and DC. At the end of the period, only three companies were left with no product A and four with no product D, while 12 others ran out of both products. As in the previous period, two-thirds of the teams bought plant to make up for depreciation and boost production capacity. Organised by the Hongkong Management Association, the game is sponsored by DHL International (HK) Ltd, ICL (HK) Limited and the South China Morning Post.