Sunday, December 21, 2014   

Hutchison, Cheung Kong profits soar
(07-31 16:59)

Cheung Kong Holdings (0001) saw its net profit soared 59 percent in the first six months of the year to HK$21.35 billion from a year ago, beating market's expectation.
The flagship of local tycoon Li Ka-shing is giving an interim dividend and a special one totaling HK$7.638. Li said local property sales improved but businesses in the mainland contributed less than expected. Meanwhile, Hutchison Whampoa (0013) recorded a 130-percent surge in net profit to HK$28.44 billion over the same period. The group declared an interim and special dividend with a total of HK$7.66.   
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