Chad Bray

Chad Bray is a senior business reporter focused on finance. He joined the Post in 2018 and has previously written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires.
Chad Bray
Chad Bray is a senior business reporter focused on finance. He joined the Post in 2018 and has previously written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires.

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Dutch insurer Aegon sees digital distribution as the path to growth in China and rest of Asia

The insurer is partnering with mobile payment providers MobiKwik in India and Alipay in China as it seeks to reach a broader range of customers in Asia, its Asia-Pacific CEO Andrew Byrne said.

17 Jun 2019 - 8:30AM

The insurer is partnering with mobile payment providers MobiKwik in India and Alipay in China as it seeks to reach a broader range of customers in Asia, its Asia-Pacific CEO Andrew Byrne said.

Dutch insurer Aegon sees digital distribution as the path to growth in China and rest of Asia
Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill could damage city’s economy, relationship with the US, say economists

US could see Hong Kong as ‘weak link’ in fight with Beijing over trade, technology, according to TS Lombard analyst.

14 Jun 2019 - 5:00PM

US could see Hong Kong as ‘weak link’ in fight with Beijing over trade, technology, according to TS Lombard analyst.

Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill could damage city’s economy, relationship with the US, say economists
Rising uncertainty over trade war could weigh on bottom lines at Hong Kong’s banks, KPMG says

Rising interest rates boosted returns at Hong Kong’s lenders in 2018, but loan growth likely to be ‘more muted’ this year, says KPMG’s Paul McSheaffrey

14 Jun 2019 - 11:02PM

Rising interest rates boosted returns at Hong Kong’s lenders in 2018, but loan growth likely to be ‘more muted’ this year, says KPMG’s Paul McSheaffrey

Rising uncertainty over trade war could weigh on bottom lines at Hong Kong’s banks, KPMG says
Hong Kong top destination for Chinese IPOs, but new Shanghai tech board poses threat, Baker McKenzie says

Chinese companies expected to raise US$6.8 billion in Hong Kong in the first half of 2019, according to the law firm Baker McKenzie

14 Jun 2019 - 7:30AM

Chinese companies expected to raise US$6.8 billion in Hong Kong in the first half of 2019, according to the law firm Baker McKenzie

Hong Kong top destination for Chinese IPOs, but new Shanghai tech board poses threat, Baker McKenzie says
Stores close early, security heightened in Central as Hong Kong protesters clash with police

Dozens of stores closed their doors at IFC Mall and Landmark Atrium in Central, while security was stepped up at neighbouring office buildings.

12 Jun 2019 - 11:55PM

Dozens of stores closed their doors at IFC Mall and Landmark Atrium in Central, while security was stepped up at neighbouring office buildings.

Stores close early, security heightened in Central as Hong Kong protesters clash with police
Trump will want trade deal with China before 2020 elections, says DWS senior executive

DWS, Deutsche Bank’s asset management arm, has taken cash in its fixed income portfolios, become more ‘defensive’ in equities to preserve returns, according to Sean Taylor, the chief investment officer for Asia Pacific

12 Jun 2019 - 7:35PM

DWS, Deutsche Bank’s asset management arm, has taken cash in its fixed income portfolios, become more ‘defensive’ in equities to preserve returns, according to Sean Taylor, the chief investment officer for Asia Pacific

Trump will want trade deal with China before 2020 elections, says DWS senior executive
1MDB scandal fallout driving up regulatory costs for financial institutions in Asean, report finds

Compliance costs, which have risen 9 per cent to 10 per cent in the past 24 months, are set to increase further, according to LexisNexis Risk Solutions report.

12 Jun 2019 - 9:45AM

Compliance costs, which have risen 9 per cent to 10 per cent in the past 24 months, are set to increase further, according to LexisNexis Risk Solutions report.

1MDB scandal fallout driving up regulatory costs for financial institutions in Asean, report finds
HSBC sets up US$880 million technology fund to find the next Tencent or DJI in southern China’s Greater Bay Area

The US$880 million GBA+ Technology Fund will provide financing to early stage companies in Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China

11 Jun 2019 - 10:55PM

The US$880 million GBA+ Technology Fund will provide financing to early stage companies in Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China

HSBC sets up US$880 million technology fund to find the next Tencent or DJI in southern China’s Greater Bay Area
Chinese manufacturers must bite the tariffs bullet or think of long-term options to survive, says Seattle glove maker in Shanghai

Prior tariff threats created a run on disposable gloves in 2018 and caused some companies to add capacity, according to Fred Crosetto, the founder of Ammex Corporation, a Seattle company that makes gloves in Shanghai

11 Jun 2019 - 12:27PM

Prior tariff threats created a run on disposable gloves in 2018 and caused some companies to add capacity, according to Fred Crosetto, the founder of Ammex Corporation, a Seattle company that makes gloves in Shanghai

Chinese manufacturers must bite the tariffs bullet or think of long-term options to survive, says Seattle glove maker in Shanghai
Can Trump cut off Chinese companies from US capital markets without damaging American capitalism?

As the White House continues to put pressure on Beijing to reach a deal on trade, concerns are growing the Trump administration may try to shut Chinese companies out of capital markets in the US.

8 Jun 2019 - 8:49AM

As the White House continues to put pressure on Beijing to reach a deal on trade, concerns are growing the Trump administration may try to shut Chinese companies out of capital markets in the US.

Can Trump cut off Chinese companies from US capital markets without damaging American capitalism?
Nanosys, Californian maker of rare earths alternative, could be hit by tariffs on both ends of US-China trade war

Nanosys said a ‘significant’ portion of its quantum dot products – alternatives for rare earths in televisions and flat-panel displays – are shipped to China and face tariffs on both sides of the trade war.

7 Jun 2019 - 11:11PM

Nanosys said a ‘significant’ portion of its quantum dot products – alternatives for rare earths in televisions and flat-panel displays – are shipped to China and face tariffs on both sides of the trade war.

Nanosys, Californian maker of rare earths alternative, could be hit by tariffs on both ends of US-China trade war
Americans may feel a pinch on the hip pocket nerve this Christmas as some toymakers pass higher import tariffs to shoppers

The toy industry is re-examining a decades-long relationship with China as threatened tariffs have toymakers ‘upset, confused and scared’, according to a US trade group.

4 Jun 2019 - 10:27PM

The toy industry is re-examining a decades-long relationship with China as threatened tariffs have toymakers ‘upset, confused and scared’, according to a US trade group.

Americans may feel a pinch on the hip pocket nerve this Christmas as some toymakers pass higher import tariffs to shoppers
Forget the trade war. Healthy fundamentals point to a sustained economic run, BlackRock says

Investors should not be distracted by ‘noise’ in the financial markets, according to BlackRock’s Mark Wiseman.

3 Jun 2019 - 9:21PM

Investors should not be distracted by ‘noise’ in the financial markets, according to BlackRock’s Mark Wiseman.

Forget the trade war. Healthy fundamentals point to a sustained economic run, BlackRock says
Greater Bay Area a beneficiary as US-China tensions heat up, HSBC adviser says

Domestic consumption in China will be an important factor in the country’s future growth, one that Greater Bay Area companies can tap as the region becomes more integrated, George Leung Siu-kay says

31 May 2019 - 8:26AM

Domestic consumption in China will be an important factor in the country’s future growth, one that Greater Bay Area companies can tap as the region becomes more integrated, George Leung Siu-kay says

Greater Bay Area a beneficiary as US-China tensions heat up, HSBC adviser says
US consumers set to bear burden of Trump’s tariffs as American retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy weigh price hikes

American retailers are increasingly warning consumers to brace for higher prices as the US prepares to put tariffs on nearly all goods made in China, in the latest escalation in the trade war between the world’s two largest economies.

30 May 2019 - 10:51PM

American retailers are increasingly warning consumers to brace for higher prices as the US prepares to put tariffs on nearly all goods made in China, in the latest escalation in the trade war between the world’s two largest economies.

US consumers set to bear burden of Trump’s tariffs as American retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy weigh price hikes
Lessons learned in China are shaping our digital business in the US, Citigroup exec says

Stephen Bird, the CEO of Citi’s global consumer bank, said the lender has used the lessons it has learned from the evolution of digital payments and banking services in mainland China as a “clarion call of where the world is going and will go”.

27 May 2019 - 9:00AM

Stephen Bird, the CEO of Citi’s global consumer bank, said the lender has used the lessons it has learned from the evolution of digital payments and banking services in mainland China as a “clarion call of where the world is going and will go”.

Lessons learned in China are shaping our digital business in the US, Citigroup exec says
Donald Trump’s Huawei ban is a more severe threat to global economy than trade war tariffs, economists say

Showdown between China and the US over 5G, future technology could outlast tariff fight, economists say.

25 May 2019 - 1:26AM

Showdown between China and the US over 5G, future technology could outlast tariff fight, economists say.

Donald Trump’s Huawei ban is a more severe threat to global economy than trade war tariffs, economists say
David Li Kwok-po to step down as chief executive at Bank of East Asia, hands over century-old bank’s rein to his two sons

David Li Kwok-po, who will remain the bank’s executive chairman starting July 1, has been its CEO since 1981 in a 50-year spell.

23 May 2019 - 11:28PM

David Li Kwok-po, who will remain the bank’s executive chairman starting July 1, has been its CEO since 1981 in a 50-year spell.

David Li Kwok-po to step down as chief executive at Bank of East Asia, hands over century-old bank’s rein to his two sons
Trade war: will China use ‘nuclear option’ of banning rare earth exports to US?

Rare earth metals loom large as a potential target for an export ban as China looks for ways to retaliate against the US in a rapidly escalating trade war.

22 May 2019 - 10:38PM

Rare earth metals loom large as a potential target for an export ban as China looks for ways to retaliate against the US in a rapidly escalating trade war.

Trade war: will China use ‘nuclear option’ of banning rare earth exports to US?
US-China trade war ‘hurting American companies in China’ as tariffs cut into demand

More than half of respondents to an American business survey say higher duties are lowering appetite for their products while 42 per cent say manufacturing costs have risen.

22 May 2019 - 10:58PM

More than half of respondents to an American business survey say higher duties are lowering appetite for their products while 42 per cent say manufacturing costs have risen.

US-China trade war ‘hurting American companies in China’ as tariffs cut into demand
Explainer | Explainer: Used from iPhones to guided missiles, does China’s dominance in rare earths hold potential leverage in trade war?

The 17 little-known minerals are used in a variety of industries and hi-tech devices and their production has been dominated by China since the late 1990s.

22 May 2019 - 6:28PM

The 17 little-known minerals are used in a variety of industries and hi-tech devices and their production has been dominated by China since the late 1990s.

Explainer: Used from iPhones to guided missiles, does China’s dominance in rare earths hold potential leverage in trade war?
Will the escalating US-China trade war and its catastrophic aftermath push the global economy into its next recession?

The risk of a recession will rise if the trade dispute is prolonged and escalates further, economists and portfolio managers said.

20 May 2019 - 11:03PM

The risk of a recession will rise if the trade dispute is prolonged and escalates further, economists and portfolio managers said.

Will the escalating US-China trade war and its catastrophic aftermath push the global economy into its next recession?
China’s biggest companies can weather US-China trade war escalation, says rating agency S&P

However, prolonged uncertainty and lagging confidence could make it harder for Chinese companies to refinance debt, credit rating agency S&P says

15 May 2019 - 9:36PM

However, prolonged uncertainty and lagging confidence could make it harder for Chinese companies to refinance debt, credit rating agency S&P says

China’s biggest companies can weather US-China trade war escalation, says rating agency S&P
Asia’s medical cannabis market could eclipse US$5.8 billion by 2024, report says

The medical cannabis market in Asia could exceed US$5.8 billion by 2024 if it is legalised across the region, but further legalisation is not likely in China and Hong Kong in the near future, according to a new research report.

13 May 2019 - 9:50PM

The medical cannabis market in Asia could exceed US$5.8 billion by 2024 if it is legalised across the region, but further legalisation is not likely in China and Hong Kong in the near future, according to a new research report.

Asia’s medical cannabis market could eclipse US$5.8 billion by 2024, report says
Hong Kong issues four more virtual bank licences to spur innovation and disrupt bricks-and-mortar financial services

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority granted four virtual banking licences on Thursday, bringing the total to eight it has granted since March

10 May 2019 - 6:39PM

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority granted four virtual banking licences on Thursday, bringing the total to eight it has granted since March

Hong Kong issues four more virtual bank licences to spur innovation and disrupt bricks-and-mortar financial services
IPO pipeline still vibrant despite US-China trade war, Baker McKenzie says

Three-quarters of private company executives surveyed expect to pursue a listing in the next five years, according to the law firm.

9 May 2019 - 7:05AM

Three-quarters of private company executives surveyed expect to pursue a listing in the next five years, according to the law firm.

IPO pipeline still vibrant despite US-China trade war, Baker McKenzie says
Budweiser beer maker AB InBev exploring IPO of Asian business in Hong Kong

The listing of a minority stake in the Asian business would be dependent on valuation and prevailing market conditions, AB InBev said.

7 May 2019 - 10:45PM

The listing of a minority stake in the Asian business would be dependent on valuation and prevailing market conditions, AB InBev said.

Budweiser beer maker AB InBev exploring IPO of Asian business in Hong Kong
Greater adoption of ETFs in Hong Kong depends on more fee-based advisers, Nasdaq says

The fee-based model was a “critical” point in the growth of ETFs in the United States, according to Nasdaq’s Robert J. Hughes.

7 May 2019 - 10:43PM

The fee-based model was a “critical” point in the growth of ETFs in the United States, according to Nasdaq’s Robert J. Hughes.

Greater adoption of ETFs in Hong Kong depends on more fee-based advisers, Nasdaq says
China’s African swine fever outbreak and US trade war combine to create perfect storm for Chinese economy

Beijing placed tariffs on US pork imports, but with African swine fever threatening 200 million pigs, the biggest consumer of pork in the world is now facing a shortage.

6 Jun 2019 - 3:38AM

Beijing placed tariffs on US pork imports, but with African swine fever threatening 200 million pigs, the biggest consumer of pork in the world is now facing a shortage.

China’s African swine fever outbreak and US trade war combine to create perfect storm for Chinese economy
HSBC first-quarter profit rises 34 per cent on growth in Asia, to add jobs this year

HSBC said revenue in Asia, the bank’s largest profit centre, was up 7 per cent in the quarter despite a “softer rate and growth environment”.

3 May 2019 - 10:31PM

HSBC said revenue in Asia, the bank’s largest profit centre, was up 7 per cent in the quarter despite a “softer rate and growth environment”.

HSBC first-quarter profit rises 34 per cent on growth in Asia, to add jobs this year