Pou Chen, one of Taiwan's top sporting and casual footwear manufacturers, saw pre-tax profits slump 16.28 per cent to NT$1.975bn in the first half of this year, the China Economic News Service reported. Pou Chen made a half year revenue of NT$5.72bn, dropping 4.85 per cent from the same six months of 2000 and fulfilling 47.17 per cent of the NT$11.176bn projected for this year. At the same time, the half year pre-tax profit of NT$1.975bn attained 55.7 per cent of the NT$3.546bn forecast for this year.