expected to swing to a net profit attributable to shareholders of between 10million Chinese yuan and 50 million yuan, or between 0.19 fen per share and0.95 fen per share, in the first half, according to a statement filed on theShenzhen Stock Exchange on July 14.
Thiscompares to a net loss of 173.8 million yuan, or 3.29 fen per share, posted ayear ago and follows a 482.3 million yuan net loss in the first quarter.
Thecompany said that its profitability was improved due to lower operation costsand an optimization in production structure. Completion of the Jingtang Ironand Steel Co. Ltd. acquisitionalso contributed to theswing into profit.
As of July 14, US$1 wasequivalent to 6.69 Chinese yuan.