China Minsheng Banking Corp Ltd announced Thursday that its net profit surged 36.9 percent to 19 billion yuan ($3 billion) in the first half of this year.
Bank of China announced that its net profits rose 6.8 percent year-on-year to 75 billion yuan ($11.9 billion) in the first half of this year.
British retail giant Tesco Plc confirmed it would close four stores in China, a move to concentrate on its key business regions.
PetroChina Co said Thursday that its net profits dropped 6 percent year-on-year to 62.02 billion yuan ($9.84 billion) in the first six months.
China Unicom said Thursday its net profits in the first half of the year rose 32 percent year-on-year to 1.16 billion yuan ($183 million).
PetroChina Co Ltd is actively seeking acquisition opportunities in Central Asia, East Africa, Australia and Canada, the company said.
Bank of China Ltd registered its slowest profit growth pace in three years as the economy slows down and the interest spread narrows.
Chinese contractors in Africa are now shifting to investment in areas such as infrastructure, agriculture, and mineral and energy products.
Despite strict property market controls, China's listed real estate developers delivered a solid performance in the first half of the year.
The Buddhist Association of China is strongly opposed to a plan for a public offering by a tourism development company that provides services around a sacred Buddhist mountain in East China.
Police in East China have detained a sales manager at Mengniu Dairy Group on suspicion of tampering with the production dates on batches of milk and yogurt.
A survey released by Staffers shows Sprite and Coca-Cola holding the first two spots among beverage brands favored by Chinese college students.