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World 10 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM

Obama backs oil profits tax, attacks McCain

RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama sought to tap into Americans' anxiety over high gasoline prices on Monday by pledging to seek a windfall profits tax on U.S. oil companies if elected.

Business 22 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

James Hardie announces decline in half-year profits

Building products giant James Hardie on Monday announced a 9 percent decline in half-year net profits through September and lowered its full-year profit forecast, citing costs linked to an asbestos claims case.

Business 23 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

China Construction Bank profits up 71%

BEIJING (AP) - China Construction Bank Corp., the country's second-largest commercial lender by assets, says first-half profits jumped 71 percent as it avoided the credit crisis that is hammering U.S. and European lenders.

Business 24 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

China Construction Bank profits up 71 per cent

BEIJING (AP): China Construction Bank Corp., the country's second-largest commercial lender by assets, says first-half profits jumped 71 percent as it avoided the credit crisis that is hammering U.S. and European lenders.

Banking 19 Jul 2013 | 2:36 PM

Big US bank profits soar but some doubt it will last

Large US banks have been stand-outs in the early part of the second-quarter earnings season, but analysts are warning of speed bumps ahead.

Business 09 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

South Korean banks cheer record profits

South Korean banks reported yesterday a record combined profits for 2004, as data showed households in Asia's third largest economy buying more on credit, underpinning hopes for an upturn in the financial sector.

Business 11 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Main focus on underwriting profits aids OAC

TRADITIONAL focus on underwriting profits more than anything else has helped general insurer Overseas Assurance Corp (M) Bhd (OAC) attain satisfactory results that look set to improve considerably in the coming years.

Business 20 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Profits of S. Korea banks drop 67%

B>SEOUL:/BThe combined net profits of South Korean banks fell 67% in the first nine months this year on heavy provisioning linked to a scandal-hit company and higher household defaults, according to financial regulators.

Corporate News 27 Mar 2019 | 7:20 AM

Bank Negara: Banks recorded healthy profits in 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: The banks’ capital position remained strong in 2018 and they also continued to record healthy profits in 2018, largely supported by income from financing activities and continued efficiency gains, according to Bank Negara Malaysia.

Economy 27 Jul 2018 | 2:02 AM

China's June industrial profits rise 20%

BEIJING: Profits at China's industrial companies in June rose 20 percent from a year earlier, the statistics Bureau said on Friday, versus 21.1 percent gain in May.