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Emerging Money: Portal To Profits

Profit jumped 383% at a global media company based in Beijing. Is this the exciting final chapter of the China growth story or is there more to come?

Chinese media company Sohu.com posted a nearly fivefold surge in quarterly profit on Monday that exceeded analysts' forecasts, and the company predicted stronger results for the rest of the year.

"Looking ahead at the remainder of 2008, we believe the growth of our brand advertising business will be even stronger," Sohu Co-President Belinda Wang said in a statement. The bullish outlook reflects rising Olympic ad spending and Sohu's growing penetration in the online market, she said.

China had 210 million Internet users by the end of 2007 and is expected surpass the United States to become the world's largest Internet market in terms of users later this year. Sohu is also benefiting from robust demand for its online game Tian Long Ba Bu.

Sohu and Baiduare both turning in exciting results, says Tim Seymour, Fast Money's favorite emerging markets specialst. They both should continue to perform for some time to come and are well worth a look!


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