Three more charged over alleged terrorism plot

Police on Tuesday charged three more people with conspiracy to commit terrorist activities over an alleged bomb plot, in connection with the case involving the suspected pro-independence group, “Returning Valiant”. Police arrested nine people last week and five more on Monday. Three of those arrested last week, all of them...

Don’t consume Boston lobster: WWF-Hong Kong

In its latest seafood guide unveiled on Tuesday, WWF-Hong Kong called on people to avoid eating Boston lobster. The group said this is to encourage sustainable consumption because the people of Hong Kong have consumed too much seafood already. WWF-Hong Kong has classified different seafood items into three categories: “Green-Recommended”,...

綠地控股業績[半年紅][一增一降三提升]奠定全年基礎 衝刺[全年紅]:穩中加固、穩中向好、穩中提質

HONG KONG, Jul 13, 2021 - (亞太商訊 via SEAPRWire.com) - 今年以來,綠地緊緊圍繞[為未來五年發展開好局、起好步]要求,穩健佈局[十四五],部署早、啟動快,抓得緊、抓得實,持續推進轉型升級,推動高品質發展,取得了良好成效。7月13日晚,綠地控股(600606.SH)發佈2021年半年度業績快報,公司主要經濟指標穩健增長,品質效益持續提升,上半年營業總收入2829億元,同比增長34.74%;利潤總額158億元,同比增長3.29%;歸屬于上市公司股東的淨利潤82億元,同比增長2.67%;基本每股收益0.68元,加權平均淨資產收益率9.21%,保持穩健;經營性現金流量淨額延續強勢,較去年同期增幅明顯。上半年,綠地主要經濟指標穩健增長的同時,降負債取得超預期成果。綠地積極適應以[三條紅線]為核心的房地產金融審慎管理制度,落實既定的路線圖、時間表,推進降負債、去杠杆、優結構工作,現金短債比紅線提前達標轉綠,淨負債率指標穩步較快回落,亦將儘快提前達標轉綠,超預期完成既定降負債階段目標。截至2月底,綠地[三年三步走去杠杆]計劃提前階段性達標,在穩健應對春節前後付款高峰的同時,順利實現現金短債比超過1,[一條紅線]提前[轉綠]達標,比原計劃整整提前一個多季度。截至6月底,有息負債總額較今年初再降347億元,自去年推進去杠杆計劃以來,累計較高點已下降超過1011億元;淨負債率較高點累計下降62個百分點,扣除預收賬款後的資產負債率亦延續了持續回落態勢。另一方面,上半年,綠地穩健按期足額償還境內外公開資本市場到期債務本息總計近200億元人民幣及約4.72億美元,並加大相關債券回購註銷力度,已回購美元債券共計約6000多萬美元。綠地控股董事長、總裁張玉良表示,上半年,在房地產調控不斷加碼、金融政策持續收緊的背景下,公司圍繞[降負債、穩發展、促轉型、強管理]的主線,總體實現了[一增一降三提升]的[半年紅]成績單,為完成全年目標任務奠定了重要基礎。一增:主要經濟指標實現同比增長,房地產業狠抓銷售去化,狠抓現金回籠,狠抓交付供應,實現了較好的銷售業績和穩定的結轉規模;基建產業搶抓機遇,著力調整業務結構、增強綜合實力,業績保持了快速增長;金融、消費等綜合產業推進創新轉型,進一步打響市場品牌,提升了發展能級。一降:降負債取得階段性成果。[現金短債比]已提前達標轉綠;[淨負債率]亦逐步回落,將儘快達標轉綠。三提升:發展品質持續提升。房地產及基建兩大主業不斷轉變發展方式,品質效益不斷改善。發展動力持續提升。不斷推動體制機制改革,在相對困難的外部環境下仍然保持了較強的內在動力和活力。管理水準持續提升。重點專項行動全面推進,關鍵領域的管控得到進一步加強。房地產業積極應對調控,狠抓銷售去化,狠抓現金回籠,狠抓交付供應,銷售業績較快增長,品質和效益穩步提升。改革調整取得積極成效。推進房地產管理體系改革,推進專案跟投制改革,不斷提升專案開發的品質和效益。銷售業績較快增長。全面推進商辦去庫存、新開盤銷售、狠抓銷售回款等核心工作。上半年合同銷售金額1641億元,同比增加23%,銷售面積1294萬平方米,同比增加25%。回款達到1466億元,同比增長17%,回款率89%。銷售結構持續優化,住宅銷售金額1168億元,同比增長25%,占比達到71%。專案拓展穩健推進。聚焦落實跟投機制、商辦前置去化、低成本高收益標準、項目現金流,轉變拿地方式,更加突出[現金流回正快]等高品質要求及撬動合作資源。上半年獲取項目34個,新增土地面積323萬平方米,計容建築面積699萬平方米。總土地款339億元,總貨值約1000億元。住宅比重持續提升,結構進一步優化,按計容建面計算,80%為住宅;按貨值計算,超5成位於一二線城市。新獲取[地產+]產業協同項目建面占比約6成。保交付保供應顯成效。聚焦保交付、保供應、保重大功能性專案節點,推進工程生產。上半年新開工面積984萬平方米,新增有效供應777萬平方米,竣工備案1037萬平方米,完成交付1210萬平方米。西安會展、西安貿易港、杭州雙塔、武漢綠地中心、濟南428超高層、濟南會展等重大專案穩步推進。力求實效開展技術研發。圍繞[促銷、降本、提質]等核心需求,提升技術研發工作的實際效果,助力去庫存、降成本、保交付,持續提升產品力。推動海外業務輕資產轉型。上半年,抓住全球物業市場有利時機,推動澳洲悉尼綠地中心項目竣工交付及澳洲、美國、韓國等海外專案大宗交易,預計累計回款總額逾80億元。基建產業搶抓機遇,業績保持了快速增長,產業能級與核心競爭力進一步提升,成為集團業績重要增長極。市場拓展大力推進。把握[十四五]開局契機,創新商業模式、著力實施市場拓展,新簽合同金額3837億元,同比增長44%,中標10億元以上重大專案42個,包括100億元級項目2個、50億元級項目2個。其中,廣西建工、貴州建工新簽合同金額均逼近千億規模。專案管理持續加強。搭建重大工程項目庫,打造高產值、高品質的專案群。廣西建工承建的紅軍長征湘江戰役紀念園、綠地城建承建的中共四大紀念館、江蘇省建承建的清華大學經管學院、綠地城投投資的垣澠高速公路等一批重大項目,取得了較好的社會影響。科技水準進一步提升。上半年,各基建單位共獲得省部級以上科技成果252項,包括中國鋼結構金獎等國家級科技成果21項。專業領域進一步擴大。通過混改完成對上海水利工程集團的投資並購,進一步補齊產業鏈短板。西安建工通過混改並購陝西中大機械集團及陝西中科廣泰公司。金融、消費等綜合產業推進創新轉型,進一步打響市場品牌,提升發展能級。金融產業,上半年,已投項目東航物流成功上市,實現了較好的投資收益;與花樣年合作,成功實施又一個物業資產重組項目,實現投資收益超12億元。相關金融牌照獲取工作進展順利,新加坡數位銀行設立穩步推進。商貿產業,參與首屆消博會,成為第四屆進博會組展商,築牢商貿國家隊地位。加快貿易港零售化,在上海南京路落地[進博商品集市],成為[五五購物節]的重要亮點。整合頭部供應鏈資源,與巴西美利華集團合作,在海南打造國內最大進口蛋白產品集散中心。酒店旅遊產業,酒店業務,持續推進輕資產管理輸出,上半年新簽專案10個。旅遊業務,把握建黨百年契機,發力紅色旅遊等特色主題遊,推出百條紅色旅遊線路。會展業務,扎實推進各場館運營及開業籌備工作,南昌國博上半年承接展會20場,哈爾濱、徐州、西安等專案招展引展取得積極成果。康養及科創產業,積極探索市場化、輕資產的商業模式。在上海落地了首個綠地優康醫療健康綜合體專案。[上半年,綠地之所以能在調控升級等背景下實現“半年紅”,主要得益於集團上下進一步凝心聚力、擔當作為,進一步壓實責任、狠抓落實,進一步深化改革,強化管理。]張玉良指出,下半年,機遇不少,有利條件亦很多。第一,我國仍然處於深度城鎮化進程當中,房地產市場總量仍然保持了較大規模。調控從嚴從緊的用意在於穩房價、穩地價、穩預期,防止市場大起大落,在分化的市場中,一些地區的市場空間仍然較大。第二,基礎設施建設仍然是補短板、促投資、穩增長的重要抓手,市場空間仍然較大。第三,綠地已形成了相對多元的產業佈局,綜合性和平衡性較強,迴旋餘地較大,產業協同效應明顯。下半年,綠地將繼續乘勢而上,緊抓有利條件,守住安全發展底線的前提下,全面衝刺[全年紅]業績,實現穩中加固、穩中向好、穩中提質。其中,房地產業繼續精准施策,狠抓銷售去化、保交付保供應、切實提升產品力、審慎開展投資,實現高品質發展;基建產業進一步加快發展,完善管控體系,提高品質效益,提升產業能級與核心競爭力;進一步推動金融、消費等其他綜合產業創新轉型發展,擴大業務規模,提高經營水準,形成發展亮點。同時,統籌推進降負債,堅決守住安全底線,力爭提前實現[兩條紅線]達標轉綠;深化體制機制改革,以打造[平台+合夥人]思維模式為核心,進一步提升綜合管理水準,包括進一步深化基建產業混改,特別是加快推進二級公司混改,持續釋放改革紅利。 Copyright 2021 亞太商訊. All rights reserved. (via SEAPRWire)

Mazda Installs Solar Power System at Hiroshima Plant

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