Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing who heads Hutchison Whampoa, waves as he leaves a press conference that announced the company's profits for 2008, in Hong Kong on March 26, 2009. Hong Kong port-to-telecoms conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa said its net profit for 2008 fell 42 percent, as one-off disposal gains had strongly boosted its earnings the previous year. Hutchison, said its net profit for 2008 stood at 17.66 billion Hong Kong dollars (2.3 billion USD), down from 30.60 billion dollars in 2007, total revenue for the firm which has holdings in ports, retail, property, energy, infrastructure and telecoms across the world rose 13 percent in 2008 to 348.37 billion USD.  AFP PHOTO / Antony DICKSON