Chad Bray

London

Chad Bray

UK Correspondent

Chad is a UK correspondent reporting on issues ranging from business to Sino-British relations. He joined the Post in 2018 as a senior business reporter focused on finance. He has previously written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires.

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HSBC weighs sale of Canadian business as part of strategic review

HSBC is exploring a potential sale of its Canadian operations as it faces pressure from its largest shareholder, Ping An Insurance Group, to break up its business.

HSBC is exploring a potential sale of its Canadian operations as it faces pressure from its largest shareholder, Ping An Insurance Group, to break up its business.

4 Oct 2022 - 7:45PM
Credit Suisse seeks to reassure investors as shares hit record low

CEO Ulrich Koerner had sought to calm employees and the markets over the weekend after the stock touched an earlier record low and credit-default swaps climbed last week.

CEO Ulrich Koerner had sought to calm employees and the markets over the weekend after the stock touched an earlier record low and credit-default swaps climbed last week.

3 Oct 2022 - 8:23PM
Energy crisis: How Russia-Ukraine conflict is forcing Europe to turn the clock back on climate goals this winter

From Britain to Germany, Western governments are ramping up oil production and turning back the clock on coal-fired power plants to navigate an energy crisis that is fuelling cost-of-living struggles.

From Britain to Germany, Western governments are ramping up oil production and turning back the clock on coal-fired power plants to navigate an energy crisis that is fuelling cost-of-living struggles.

1 Oct 2022 - 9:05AM
Volvo owner Geely takes 8 per cent stake in British ultra-luxury carmaker Aston Martin

Chinese carmaker Geely has taken a nearly 8 per cent stake in Aston Martin, the maker of ultra-luxury sports cars favoured by fictional secret agent James Bond.

Chinese carmaker Geely has taken a nearly 8 per cent stake in Aston Martin, the maker of ultra-luxury sports cars favoured by fictional secret agent James Bond.

30 Sep 2022 - 8:15PM
King Charles to gradually replace Queen Elizabeth on British banknotes from mid-2024

Queen Elizabeth’s image has appeared on British banknotes since 1960 and at least currencies worldwide, including Hong Kong’s until 1993.

Queen Elizabeth’s image has appeared on British banknotes since 1960 and at least currencies worldwide, including Hong Kong’s until 1993.

27 Sep 2022 - 7:13PM
Singapore overtakes Hong Kong in new global financial centre rankings

Singapore jumped to third place behind New York and London in the latest Global Financial Centres Index.

Singapore jumped to third place behind New York and London in the latest Global Financial Centres Index.

23 Sep 2022 - 1:23AM
Britain and the world bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth as state funeral marks end of era

US President Joe Biden, Chinese Vice-President Wang Qishan and French President Emmanuel Macron among world leaders at state funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday.

US President Joe Biden, Chinese Vice-President Wang Qishan and French President Emmanuel Macron among world leaders at state funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday.

20 Sep 2022 - 6:02AM
Chinese Vice-President Wang Qishan attends Queen Elizabeth’s lying in state

House of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle reportedly barred a delegation of Chinese officials, including its ambassador, from visiting Queen Elizabeth’s lying in state this week.

House of Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle reportedly barred a delegation of Chinese officials, including its ambassador, from visiting Queen Elizabeth’s lying in state this week.

19 Sep 2022 - 10:52AM
Inside Westminster Hall: thousands shuffle quietly by their queen for a final ‘incredibly moving’ farewell

Members of the public, including former footballer David Beckham, waited in line for up to 24 hours to say goodbye to Britain’s longest-serving monarch.

Members of the public, including former footballer David Beckham, waited in line for up to 24 hours to say goodbye to Britain’s longest-serving monarch.

17 Sep 2022 - 7:05PM
Chinese delegation barred from visiting Queen Elizabeth’s coffin as she lies in state, report says

The barring of a Chinese delegation from visiting Queen Elizabeth lying in state is the latest dust-up after Beijing sanctioned UK MPs last year.

The barring of a Chinese delegation from visiting Queen Elizabeth lying in state is the latest dust-up after Beijing sanctioned UK MPs last year.

17 Sep 2022 - 6:08AM
Thousands queue for ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity to pay respects to Queen Elizabeth

Thousands of ordinary Britons queued overnight and from early morning on Thursday as they said goodbye to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

Thousands of ordinary Britons queued overnight and from early morning on Thursday as they said goodbye to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

15 Sep 2022 - 9:04PM
Crowds in London watch royal procession before Queen Elizabeth’s lying in state

Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, to lie in state for four days following a ceremonial procession from Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, to lie in state for four days following a ceremonial procession from Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

14 Sep 2022 - 11:33PM
Thousands view Queen Elizabeth’s coffin in Edinburgh before return to London

Hundreds of thousands of Britons are expected to visit London in the coming days as the queen’s coffin is returned to the nation’s capital after lying in rest in Edinburgh.

Hundreds of thousands of Britons are expected to visit London in the coming days as the queen’s coffin is returned to the nation’s capital after lying in rest in Edinburgh.

13 Sep 2022 - 9:05PM
King Charles celebrates Queen Elizabeth’s ‘selfless service’ in first address to Parliament

King Charles pledged to follow his late mother’s example of “selfless service” as he addressed lawmakers from both houses of parliament in London.

King Charles pledged to follow his late mother’s example of “selfless service” as he addressed lawmakers from both houses of parliament in London.

12 Sep 2022 - 10:27PM
King Charles formally proclaimed as Britain’s monarch following Queen Elizabeth’s death

King Charles was formally declared Britain’s sovereign in a ceremony that dates back to the early days of the monarchy.

King Charles was formally declared Britain’s sovereign in a ceremony that dates back to the early days of the monarchy.

11 Sep 2022 - 12:39AM
King Charles honours Queen Elizabeth in first televised address

King Charles praises his mother’s “profound, personal commitment” and sacrifices as queen in first address as Britain’s new monarch.

King Charles praises his mother’s “profound, personal commitment” and sacrifices as queen in first address as Britain’s new monarch.

10 Sep 2022 - 3:51AM
King Charles begins reign as Britons mourn Queen Elizabeth

King Charles is expected to make his first major address to the nation as monarch on Friday evening following the death of Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-serving sovereign.

King Charles is expected to make his first major address to the nation as monarch on Friday evening following the death of Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-serving sovereign.

9 Sep 2022 - 10:21PM
9 Sep 2022 - 5:42PM
Queen Elizabeth is dead. How is Charles taking the throne?

King Charles III ascends to the throne as part of a carefully choreographed plan covering 10 days until his mother Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral occurs.

King Charles III ascends to the throne as part of a carefully choreographed plan covering 10 days until his mother Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral occurs.

9 Sep 2022 - 4:49PM
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth dead at 96 after 70 years on throne

Britain’s King Charles will address a nation in mourning on Friday following the death of his mother and the country’s figurehead, Queen Elizabeth.

Britain’s King Charles will address a nation in mourning on Friday following the death of his mother and the country’s figurehead, Queen Elizabeth.

9 Sep 2022 - 3:12PM
Liz Truss is UK’s next prime minister, succeeding Boris Johnson

Liz Truss to take power as Britain seeks to redefine its relationship with China, European Union and other trading partners amid an economic crisis at home.

Liz Truss to take power as Britain seeks to redefine its relationship with China, European Union and other trading partners amid an economic crisis at home.

5 Sep 2022 - 10:18PM
Will Liz Truss live up to hawkish language on China if she becomes Britain’s next prime minister?

The favourite to succeed Boris Johnson is reportedly planning to brand China as a ‘threat’ and is tipped to draw a clear line under the ‘golden era’ of cooperation.

The favourite to succeed Boris Johnson is reportedly planning to brand China as a ‘threat’ and is tipped to draw a clear line under the ‘golden era’ of cooperation.

4 Sep 2022 - 7:00AM
British government commits US$810 million to Sizewell C nuclear project, seeks to end Chinese involvement

The British government agreed earlier this year to take a special share in the proposed nuclear plant in Suffolk as it seeks to remove funding from China General Nuclear Power.

The British government agreed earlier this year to take a special share in the proposed nuclear plant in Suffolk as it seeks to remove funding from China General Nuclear Power.

1 Sep 2022 - 9:30PM
Is Britain’s new investment law a hostile act to escalate the global technology war with China?

The recently enacted National Security and Investment Act has given the British government the ability to block more deals on national security grounds, similar to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

The recently enacted National Security and Investment Act has given the British government the ability to block more deals on national security grounds, similar to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

22 Aug 2022 - 9:47AM
19 Aug 2022 - 7:00PM
HSBC has overstated the challenges and risks involved in proposed spin-off, says source

Ping An Insurance Group, the biggest shareholder of HSBC, has decided to push back against the lender’s resistance to spin off its Asia business, according to a source close to the insurer.

Ping An Insurance Group, the biggest shareholder of HSBC, has decided to push back against the lender’s resistance to spin off its Asia business, according to a source close to the insurer.

11 Aug 2022 - 9:10PM
UK summons Chinese envoy over ‘aggressive behaviour’ towards Taiwan

Seeking an explanation for Beijing’s missile launches into Taiwanese air space, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss calls in Ambassador Zheng Zeguang, who condemns London’s ‘irresponsible rhetoric’.

Seeking an explanation for Beijing’s missile launches into Taiwanese air space, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss calls in Ambassador Zheng Zeguang, who condemns London’s ‘irresponsible rhetoric’.

11 Aug 2022 - 1:04AM
Britain to increase security, investment ties to Southeast Asia with US$608 million deal

On trip to Cambodia, Britain’s Asia minister said the nation would invest up to US$608 million in the region and offer advice on security and maritime law issues, including training with its Royal Navy.

On trip to Cambodia, Britain’s Asia minister said the nation would invest up to US$608 million in the region and offer advice on security and maritime law issues, including training with its Royal Navy.

4 Aug 2022 - 6:36PM
HSBC posts second-quarter surprise as profit jumps unexpectedly by 61 per cent on deferred tax gain, helping bank to beat estimates

HSBC’s second-quarter surprise offers the bank a buffer as it faces pressure from its biggest shareholder Ping An Insurance Group to spin off its Asian business.

HSBC’s second-quarter surprise offers the bank a buffer as it faces pressure from its biggest shareholder Ping An Insurance Group to spin off its Asian business.

1 Aug 2022 - 5:13PM
Will sharp rises in interest rates diminish Hong Kong’s love affair with property?

Concerns about the city’s slowing economy, and continued restrictions to control the coronavirus could also deter buyers, property agents said.

Concerns about the city’s slowing economy, and continued restrictions to control the coronavirus could also deter buyers, property agents said.

31 Jul 2022 - 12:00PM