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Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd (NYSE: STP) reported a wider second-quarter loss and lowered its revenue projections for the year. Suntech reported a quarterly loss of $259.5 million, or $1.44 per American depositary share (ADS), versus a year-ago loss of $174.9 million, or $0.97 per ADS, in the year-ago period. Excluding one-time items, Suntech reported a loss of $0.19 per ADS. Suntech's quarterly revenue surged 33% to $830.7 million. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.15 per share on revenue of $800 million. Suntech lowered its revenue forecast for the year to $3.2 billion to $3.4 billion, versus its earlier forecast of $3.3 billion to $3.5 billion.

Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd (OTC: GELYY) reported a 17% rise in its first-half net profit. Geely's net profit for the period rose to CNY937.6 million, from CNY804.8 million, in the year-earlier period. Its revenue climbed 14% to CNY10.54 billion from CNY9.24 billion.

Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (OTC: TSRYY) reported a 6.6% drop in its volume of wine sales for the full year. Treasury Wine Estates' net profit for the period came in at A$64.1 million. Its revenue from ordinary activities rose 2% to A$1.47 billion, from A$1.45 billion, in the year-ago period. However, its revenue on a pro-forma basis dropped 7.3% at A$1.8 billion, from A$1.94 billion, in the year-ago period. Treasury Wine Estates also announced its plans to pay a final dividend of 6 cents per share.

China Resources Power Holdings Co (OTC: CRPJY) reported a 1% rise in its first-half net profit. The group's net profit for the period rose to HK$2.48 billion (US$319 million), from HK$2.46 billion, in the year-ago period. Its revenue climbed 37% to HK$29.03 billion from HK$21.16 billion. The group also recommended a first-half dividend of HK$0.06.

Petrofac Ltd (OTC: POFCY) reported a 31% rise in its first-half net profit. Petrofac's net profit for the period rose to $246.5 million. Its revenue surged 25% to $2.71 billion. Petrofac also raised its interim dividend payment by 26% to 17.4 cents per share.

Amlin PLC (OTC: APLCY) swung to a first-half loss. Amlin made a pretax loss of GBP192.3 million for the six months ended June 30, versus a profit of GBP107.6 million, in the year-ago period.

Caltex Australia Ltd (OTC: CTXAY) reported a 24% drop in its first half profit. Caltex Australia's net profit on a replacement cost of sales operating basis for the period declined to A$113 million, from A$149 million, in the year-ago period. Its net profit on a historical cost basis surged 91% to A$270 million from A$141 million. Caltex Australia's fuels sales volumes gained 4.3%. Caltex Australia also declared an interim dividend of 17 cents per share, versus 30 cents per share, in the year-earlier period.

Bluescope Steel Ltd (OTC: BLSFY) announced its plans to close operations and lower 1,000 jobs, as it swung to a fiscal-year loss. Bluescope Steel swung to a loss of 1.1 billion Australian dollar ($1.1 billion), versus a profit of A$126 million, in the year-earlier period.


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