now tv offers football package at HK$178 a month PCCW's Now TV will charge a monthly tariff of HK$178 from August for its football package that will include exclusive coverage of the English Premier League. Also in the package are the FA Cup, Carling Cup and the Champions League. New customers signing an 18-month contract will enjoy five months of free service. china oilfield in venture Hong Kong-listed China Oilfield Services, a dominant provider of services to mainland oil and gas producers, has formed a 50-50 joint venture with Norway's Atlantis Deepwater Technology Holding to develop drilling equipment. smic plans mainland ipo Hong Kong-listed Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp, China's biggest chipmaker, said it planned a mainland offering this year if it was in the interest of shareholders. Its shares fell 2.7 per cent to close at HK$1.07. huawei sales grow 34pc Telecommunications network solutions provider Huawei Technologies of Shenzhen said global contract sales grew 34 per cent last year to US$11 billion. About 65 per cent of the sales came from overseas. pfizer appeals ruling Viagra maker Pfizer said it had appealed against a January 30 ruling by a Beijing court that lets a rival use one of the Chinese-language names for its popular anti-impotence drug.