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China's ZTE reports net loss of $1.1 bn for H1 on impact from US sanctions

In June, the network equipment and smartphone maker paid the United States $1.4 billion in penalties in a deal to have the supplier ban lifted

The logo of China's ZTE Corp is seen at the lobby of ZTE Beijing research and development center building in Beijing, China Photo: Reuters

The logo of China's ZTE Corp is seen at the lobby of ZTE Beijing research and development center building in Beijing, China Photo: Reuters

Sijia Jiang & Twinnie Siu | Reuters HONG KONG
ZTE Corp reported a first-half net loss of 7.8 billion yuan ($1.1 billion) on Thursday, weighed down by a ban on US firms selling parts to the Chinese telecom equipment maker that forced it to cease operations for three months.

The result compared with the 7 billion to 9 billion yuan net loss estimate disclosed last month, and the 2.3 billion yuan profit booked in the same period a year earlier.

Operating revenue in the first half fell 27.0 per cent to 39.4 billion yuan.

In June, the network equipment and smartphone maker paid the United States $1.4 billion in penalties in a deal to have the supplier ban lifted. The ban, imposed in April in relation to sanction violations, crippled ZTE and became a source of friction in Sino-US trade talks.

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First Published: Aug 30 2018 | 5:51 PM IST

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