Chad Bray

Chad 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 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.

Latest from Chad Bray

Foreign investors piling into mainland China stocks – and that’s expected to only grow

Foreign appetite is expected to only grow if the global index compiler MSCI enlarges A share inclusion in its benchmarks. Its decision is expected by the end of the month.

6 hours ago
Foreign investors piling into mainland China stocks – and that’s expected to only grow

Foreign appetite is expected to only grow if the global index compiler MSCI enlarges A share inclusion in its benchmarks. Its decision is expected by the end of the month.

HSBC’s fourth-quarter profit misses analysts’ forecasts as weaker outlook in global economy saps demand for loans

“HSBC has today reported an ugly set of numbers for Q4 2018,” said Ian Gordon, a banking analyst at Investec in London.

6 hours ago
HSBC’s fourth-quarter profit misses analysts’ forecasts as weaker outlook in global economy saps demand for loans

“HSBC has today reported an ugly set of numbers for Q4 2018,” said Ian Gordon, a banking analyst at Investec in London.

Rising protectionism, concerns about technology’s reach are politicising, delaying merger reviews, lawyers say

About 60 per cent of the G20 are considering expanding reviews of foreign investment as increasing protectionism adds complexity to deals

17 Feb 2019 - 10:57PM
Rising protectionism, concerns about technology’s reach are politicising, delaying merger reviews, lawyers say

About 60 per cent of the G20 are considering expanding reviews of foreign investment as increasing protectionism adds complexity to deals

As China gets used to buying on credit, it remains important for GM financing arm even as new car sales soften

Chinese buyers make larger down payments and pay off their loans quicker than their American counterparts, according to GM Financial.

16 Feb 2019 - 7:33AM
As China gets used to buying on credit, it remains important for GM financing arm even as new car sales soften

Chinese buyers make larger down payments and pay off their loans quicker than their American counterparts, according to GM Financial.

Chinese drivers switch lanes, follow US motorists in buying more used cars

Chinese consumers are discovering of late that new is not everything. They are switching gears to buy second-hand cars, as economic growth in mainland China weakens to its slowest pace in decades.

16 Feb 2019 - 6:32AM
Chinese drivers switch lanes, follow US motorists in buying more used cars

Chinese consumers are discovering of late that new is not everything. They are switching gears to buy second-hand cars, as economic growth in mainland China weakens to its slowest pace in decades.

HKT apologises over Valentine’s Day ad that offered vacuums, blenders to female staff at HSBC

The ad had a ‘For Him’ section that featured laptops and other technology

15 Feb 2019 - 10:38PM
HKT apologises over Valentine’s Day ad that offered vacuums, blenders to female staff at HSBC

The ad had a ‘For Him’ section that featured laptops and other technology

Forget the confectionery: Hong Kong children more likely to save ‘lai see’ packet haul, survey says

More than three-quarters of children in Hong Kong are actively saving into bank accounts, according to a survey by AXA Investment Managers.

9 Feb 2019 - 9:23AM
Forget the confectionery: Hong Kong children more likely to save ‘lai see’ packet haul, survey says

More than three-quarters of children in Hong Kong are actively saving into bank accounts, according to a survey by AXA Investment Managers.

Fed pause could reignite ‘wall of money’ for emerging markets, trade group says

The pickup in emerging markets inflows has broadened beyond China recently, according to Institute of International Finance

8 Feb 2019 - 8:38PM
Fed pause could reignite ‘wall of money’ for emerging markets, trade group says

The pickup in emerging markets inflows has broadened beyond China recently, according to Institute of International Finance

More piggies go to the market in China amid swine fever outbreak, leading to cheaper pork

While pork lovers in the mainland may be celebrating lower prices during this week’s festivities, pork imports in the second half of the year are expected to increase substantially due to local supply shortages, driving up prices.

7 Feb 2019 - 9:57PM
More piggies go to the market in China amid swine fever outbreak, leading to cheaper pork

While pork lovers in the mainland may be celebrating lower prices during this week’s festivities, pork imports in the second half of the year are expected to increase substantially due to local supply shortages, driving up prices.

Trade war, economic slowdown and tighter monetary policy weighing on credit market, says S&P

Global bond issuance fell by 19 per cent last year as uncertain economic conditions weighed on financing, according to the rating agency.

6 Feb 2019 - 9:49PM
Trade war, economic slowdown and tighter monetary policy weighing on credit market, says S&P

Global bond issuance fell by 19 per cent last year as uncertain economic conditions weighed on financing, according to the rating agency.

European Union likely to profit the most from US-China trade war, UN group says

The European Union is likely to capture US$70 billion in trade because of the dispute between President Xi Jinping and American counterpart Donald Trump.

5 Feb 2019 - 1:12PM
European Union likely to profit the most from US-China trade war, UN group says

The European Union is likely to capture US$70 billion in trade because of the dispute between President Xi Jinping and American counterpart Donald Trump.

Year of the Piggy Bank? Mints from Canada to Singapore hope to cash in on Year of the Pig with collectable coins

A dozen mints globally are selling special, uncirculated coins and notes to celebrate the holiday.

5 Feb 2019 - 3:01PM
Year of the Piggy Bank? Mints from Canada to Singapore hope to cash in on Year of the Pig with collectable coins

A dozen mints globally are selling special, uncirculated coins and notes to celebrate the holiday.

Hong Kong stocks edge higher on Monday, the last trading session of Year of the Dog

Hong Kong stocks ended Year of the Dog on a positive note on Monday, with the Hang Seng Index rising by 0.21 per cent to 27,990.21 in a shortened session. In what has been a naughty run, the gauge declined by 10 per cent during the lunar year.

4 Feb 2019 - 3:37PM
Hong Kong stocks edge higher on Monday, the last trading session of Year of the Dog

Hong Kong stocks ended Year of the Dog on a positive note on Monday, with the Hang Seng Index rising by 0.21 per cent to 27,990.21 in a shortened session. In what has been a naughty run, the gauge declined by 10 per cent during the lunar year.

Tencent-backed Chinese movie ticketing app Maoyan drops by 1.4 per cent on Hong Kong trading debut

Maoyan Entertainment, China’s biggest movie ticketing app, dropped by just over 1 per cent on its closely watched trading debut on Monday in Hong Kong.

4 Feb 2019 - 1:32PM
Tencent-backed Chinese movie ticketing app Maoyan drops by 1.4 per cent on Hong Kong trading debut

Maoyan Entertainment, China’s biggest movie ticketing app, dropped by just over 1 per cent on its closely watched trading debut on Monday in Hong Kong.

Bloomberg to include yuan-denominated, Chinese government bonds in its benchmark indices

Chinese government debt will be phased into the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index over a 20-month period from April

31 Jan 2019 - 10:50PM
Bloomberg to include yuan-denominated, Chinese government bonds in its benchmark indices

Chinese government debt will be phased into the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index over a 20-month period from April

US-China trade war, slowing global growth weigh on Hong Kong business confidence in first quarter

Sentiment has fallen to its lowest level since second quarter 2016, with 81 per cent of Hong Kong employers saying they are not hopeful about US, China trade talks, according to new survey

29 Jan 2019 - 9:11PM
US-China trade war, slowing global growth weigh on Hong Kong business confidence in first quarter

Sentiment has fallen to its lowest level since second quarter 2016, with 81 per cent of Hong Kong employers saying they are not hopeful about US, China trade talks, according to new survey

Emerging market stocks may be at a turning point in 2019, BlackRock manager says

Indonesia is a top pick for BlackRock’s Gordon Fraser and his funds are increasing their exposure to China ‘quite materially’

23 Jan 2019 - 11:00AM
Emerging market stocks may be at a turning point in 2019, BlackRock manager says

Indonesia is a top pick for BlackRock’s Gordon Fraser and his funds are increasing their exposure to China ‘quite materially’

Forget the trade war; investors should focus on central banks, Bank of America strategist says

Contracting central bank balance sheets could negatively affect asset prices as the world’s monetary base shrinks, Ajay Kapur says

22 Jan 2019 - 5:02PM
Forget the trade war; investors should focus on central banks, Bank of America strategist says

Contracting central bank balance sheets could negatively affect asset prices as the world’s monetary base shrinks, Ajay Kapur says

China's Slowing Economy
21 Jan 2019 - 6:04PM
China's Slowing Economy
Nearly half of Chinese, Hong Kong companies have gone ahead with deals despite compliance concerns, survey says

Chinese, Hong Kong companies are more cautious than their American counterparts, but among firms globally that often fail to include compliance in deal planning, according to Baker McKenzie survey.

21 Jan 2019 - 9:21AM
Nearly half of Chinese, Hong Kong companies have gone ahead with deals despite compliance concerns, survey says

Chinese, Hong Kong companies are more cautious than their American counterparts, but among firms globally that often fail to include compliance in deal planning, according to Baker McKenzie survey.

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