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Li Ka Shing's firms slump as pound falls
« on: June 12, 2017, 10:50:19 AM »
Li Ka-shing’s CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd and Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Ltd were among the biggest losers in Hong Kong trading, as the slumping pound cut the value of the companies’ UK earnings. Sterling slid 2% after Britain’s ruling party lost its majority in a snap election.
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 10:50:56 AM »
A hung parliament in the UK is translating into losses for one of Asia’s richest men.

Li Ka-shing’s (pic) CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd and Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Ltd were among the biggest losers in Hong Kong trading, as the slumping pound cut the value of the companies’ UK earnings. Sterling slid 2% after Britain’s ruling party lost its majority in a snap election.

Li has much riding on Britain as the country is the biggest profit generator at the billionaire’s business empire. He operates Superdrug and Savers stores, ports, the Three phone service, as well as gas and electricity distribution.

His Hong Kong-based flagship CK Hutchison generated 36% of its total earnings before interest and taxes from the country last year.

Li’s companies are falling “because of the currency issue – there would be a direct impact on their assets and earnings when translated into Hong Kong dollars,” said Daniel So, a strategist at CMB International Securities Ltd in Hong Kong.

The billionaire last year warned that the fallout from the nation’s decision to leave the European Union would last for years.

CK Hutchison dropped as much as 2.3% before trading 1.8% lower at 3.18pm in Hong Kong. Cheung Kong Infrastructure slid 2.1%. The city’s benchmark stock index slipped 0.1%
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