Deb Price

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Deb Price

Senior Editor, Business 

Deb joined the Post in 2018. Formerly an editor at The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, she was a Harvard Nieman fellow in 2011. She was the lead writer on The Wall Street Journal's digital project, "No Good Choices," which won the top award for excellence in reporting on women's issues from the Society of Publishers in Asia in 2015.

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Hong Kong stocks gain, as Xiaomi continues to surge after being tapped for Hang Seng Index

Xiaomi continued to soar after being picked to join the Hang Seng Index. Wuxi Biologics also rose, but Alibaba fell. The new tech index gained.

25 Oct 2020 - 5:09PM

Xiaomi continued to soar after being picked to join the Hang Seng Index. Wuxi Biologics also rose, but Alibaba fell. The new tech index gained.

Hong Kong stocks gain, as Xiaomi continues to surge after being tapped for Hang Seng Index
China’s Xiaomi surges on blowout results, boosting new Hong Kong tech benchmark

The three stocks that will be added to the Hang Seng Index on September 7 – Alibaba, Xiaomi and Wuxi Biologics – rose.

27 Aug 2020 - 4:55PM

The three stocks that will be added to the Hang Seng Index on September 7 – Alibaba, Xiaomi and Wuxi Biologics – rose.

China’s Xiaomi surges on blowout results, boosting new Hong Kong tech benchmark
Hong Kong tech stocks gain as Ant Group files for dual IPO that could mark the world’s biggest fundraising ever

“After Ant released their prospectus yesterday, all the market focus was on their listing, boosting up the whole sector valuation, leaving more room for Ant to rise after listing,” said Alan Li, portfolio manager at Ample Capital.

27 Sep 2020 - 5:48PM

“After Ant released their prospectus yesterday, all the market focus was on their listing, boosting up the whole sector valuation, leaving more room for Ant to rise after listing,” said Alan Li, portfolio manager at Ample Capital.

Hong Kong tech stocks gain as Ant Group files for dual IPO that could mark the world’s biggest fundraising ever
Hong Kong stocks narrow losses as city will allow restaurants to serve in evenings, cinemas to reopen Friday

The three stocks that will be added to the Hang Seng Index on September 7 saw mixed results: Alibaba climbed, while Xiaomi and Wuxi Biologics slid.

25 Oct 2020 - 5:09PM

The three stocks that will be added to the Hang Seng Index on September 7 saw mixed results: Alibaba climbed, while Xiaomi and Wuxi Biologics slid.

Hong Kong stocks narrow losses as city will allow restaurants to serve in evenings, cinemas to reopen Friday
Hong Kong, China stocks climb on report US companies can still do business in China on WeChat, ChiNext reforms kick in

Tencent and Alibaba got a boost: US companies will be allowed to use Tencent’s WeChat in China and big Alibaba shareholders are swapping their US shares for Hong Kong ones, Bloomberg reports. Meanwhile, one stock debuting on the ChiNext skyrocketed nearly 3,000 per cent.

24 Aug 2020 - 5:33PM

Tencent and Alibaba got a boost: US companies will be allowed to use Tencent’s WeChat in China and big Alibaba shareholders are swapping their US shares for Hong Kong ones, Bloomberg reports. Meanwhile, one stock debuting on the ChiNext skyrocketed nearly 3,000 per cent.

Hong Kong, China stocks climb on report US companies can still do business in China on WeChat, ChiNext reforms kick in
Xiaomi’s spectacular gain outshines Alibaba and Wuxi Biologics in first week since trio tapped for Hang Seng Index

Xiaomi, Alibaba and Wuxi Biologics join the Hang Seng Index on September 7. Passive fund managers will add them to their holdings. This coming week, Xiaomi reports results on Wednesday. Expect more fireworks, analysts say, after this past week’s rollicking trading.

23 Aug 2020 - 4:57PM

Xiaomi, Alibaba and Wuxi Biologics join the Hang Seng Index on September 7. Passive fund managers will add them to their holdings. This coming week, Xiaomi reports results on Wednesday. Expect more fireworks, analysts say, after this past week’s rollicking trading.

Xiaomi’s spectacular gain outshines Alibaba and Wuxi Biologics in first week since trio tapped for Hang Seng Index
Silver has soared more than gold this year amid the coronavirus– but can it last?

“All of a sudden, people call us and are ordering silver,” said Pádraig Seif, partner of Precious Metal Asia, a trader based in Hong Kong. “And they're not buying just small quantities. They’re buying a hundred kilos here.”

21 Aug 2020 - 9:34PM

“All of a sudden, people call us and are ordering silver,” said Pádraig Seif, partner of Precious Metal Asia, a trader based in Hong Kong. “And they're not buying just small quantities. They’re buying a hundred kilos here.”

Silver has soared more than gold this year amid the coronavirus– but can it last?
Hang Seng Index gains as investors pile into battered old economy stocks

Next Digital tumbled 41 per cent, after a 1,200 per cent run-up over the previous two days. Its founder was arrested on Monday on suspected violation of the city’s new national security law, sparking a rallying cry to buy his stock.

12 Aug 2020 - 5:37PM

Next Digital tumbled 41 per cent, after a 1,200 per cent run-up over the previous two days. Its founder was arrested on Monday on suspected violation of the city’s new national security law, sparking a rallying cry to buy his stock.

Hang Seng Index gains as investors pile into battered old economy stocks
Macau casino stocks soar as resumption of mainland China tourist visas promises to boost battered gaming revenues

Zhuhai will be the first city to be issued with tourist visas, says the Macau government, though visas will be halted if there are signs of virus transmissions returning.

11 Aug 2020 - 5:23PM

Zhuhai will be the first city to be issued with tourist visas, says the Macau government, though visas will be halted if there are signs of virus transmissions returning.

Macau casino stocks soar as resumption of mainland China tourist visas promises to boost battered gaming revenues
Trump smacks Hong Kong’s new high-flying tech stock index amid heightened fears of cold war with China

Traders have been excited about the new Hang Seng Tech Index, which had run up a 10 per cent gain as of Thursday since its official launch two weeks ago. Now investors are worried Donald Trump’s ire may chill the outlook for some of China’s tech high fliers.

7 Aug 2020 - 10:52PM

Traders have been excited about the new Hang Seng Tech Index, which had run up a 10 per cent gain as of Thursday since its official launch two weeks ago. Now investors are worried Donald Trump’s ire may chill the outlook for some of China’s tech high fliers.

Trump smacks Hong Kong’s new high-flying tech stock index amid heightened fears of cold war with China
Tigermed roars in its Hong Kong stock trading debut, as Asia’s largest health care IPO of 2020 draws traders to its clinical trials

It plans to use much of the US$1.38 billion raised to expand overseas, amid the huge surge in clinical trials for products related to potential vaccines and treatments for the coronavirus.

7 Aug 2020 - 10:52PM

It plans to use much of the US$1.38 billion raised to expand overseas, amid the huge surge in clinical trials for products related to potential vaccines and treatments for the coronavirus.

Tigermed roars in its Hong Kong stock trading debut, as Asia’s largest health care IPO of 2020 draws traders to its clinical trials
Hong Kong stocks slide as US clampdown on Chinese apps hits Tencent, other tech shares

Tencent fell after US President Donald Trump banned its WeChat app to “protect our national security.” It plunged as much as 10 per cent before closing down 5 per cent.

25 Oct 2020 - 5:09PM

Tencent fell after US President Donald Trump banned its WeChat app to “protect our national security.” It plunged as much as 10 per cent before closing down 5 per cent.

Hong Kong stocks slide as US clampdown on Chinese apps hits Tencent, other tech shares
Hong Kong stocks slip as US expands its Internet security campaign to ‘untrusted’ Chinese apps; Tencent slides

Overnight, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on US app stores to remove “untrusted” Chinese-owned apps, including WeChat and TikTok. This expanded the US charge against Chinese tech giants over a mix of security and human rights abuse claims. WeChat operator Tencent narrowed early losses.

25 Oct 2020 - 5:09PM

Overnight, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on US app stores to remove “untrusted” Chinese-owned apps, including WeChat and TikTok. This expanded the US charge against Chinese tech giants over a mix of security and human rights abuse claims. WeChat operator Tencent narrowed early losses.

Hong Kong stocks slip as US expands its Internet security campaign to ‘untrusted’ Chinese apps; Tencent slides
Gold blasts past US$2,000 level as traders rush into gold-backed ETFs as hedge against global uncertainties

Gold has surged past the US$2,000 per ounce threshold, setting yet another all-time record as the precious metal continues to benefit from a slew of global risk events.

5 Aug 2020 - 10:43PM

Gold has surged past the US$2,000 per ounce threshold, setting yet another all-time record as the precious metal continues to benefit from a slew of global risk events.

Gold blasts past US$2,000 level as traders rush into gold-backed ETFs as hedge against global uncertainties
Hong Kong stocks post second straight session of gains as Tencent, other new economy giants continue to climb

Tencent is in talks to create a massive US$10 billion video game streaming giant through a merger of Huya and DouYu, according to Bloomberg.

25 Oct 2020 - 5:09PM

Tencent is in talks to create a massive US$10 billion video game streaming giant through a merger of Huya and DouYu, according to Bloomberg.

Hong Kong stocks post second straight session of gains as Tencent, other new economy giants continue to climb
Hong Kong-listed old economy stocks are coronavirus roadkill. Will they come back to life?

Is there pent-up demand to fly, sit in movie theatres and generally return to the pre-coronavirus world? Or, with the virus now in its seventh month, have consumers moved on, with reliance on all things digital becoming even more hard-wired?

3 Aug 2020 - 10:05AM

Is there pent-up demand to fly, sit in movie theatres and generally return to the pre-coronavirus world? Or, with the virus now in its seventh month, have consumers moved on, with reliance on all things digital becoming even more hard-wired?

Hong Kong-listed old economy stocks are coronavirus roadkill. Will they come back to life?
Apple suppliers soar in Hong Kong, China after US tech giant smashes revenue expectations

Investors have big hopes for Apple suppliers like Luxshare Precision and GoerTek, both of which have skyrocketed by more than 100 per cent in 2020.

31 Jul 2020 - 9:50PM

Investors have big hopes for Apple suppliers like Luxshare Precision and GoerTek, both of which have skyrocketed by more than 100 per cent in 2020.

Apple suppliers soar in Hong Kong, China after US tech giant smashes revenue expectations
Hong Kong, China stocks stumble as sentiment turns negative on stubborn Covid-19, US-China tensions

Uncertainty prompted traders to pull money out in both Hong Kong and mainland China. Early positive sentiment was pushed aside by the weight of US-China tensions and rising Covid-19 cases in the city and in parts of the mainland.

30 Jul 2020 - 5:19PM

Uncertainty prompted traders to pull money out in both Hong Kong and mainland China. Early positive sentiment was pushed aside by the weight of US-China tensions and rising Covid-19 cases in the city and in parts of the mainland.

Hong Kong, China stocks stumble as sentiment turns negative on stubborn Covid-19, US-China tensions
Tencent grabs Facebook’s social media crown with rally that adds US$207 billion to market value this year

Tencent is now the world’s seventh most valuable company, ahead of Facebook, with one analyst expecting the shares to continuing rising over the next 12 months.

28 Jul 2020 - 11:35PM

Tencent is now the world’s seventh most valuable company, ahead of Facebook, with one analyst expecting the shares to continuing rising over the next 12 months.

Tencent grabs Facebook’s social media crown with rally that adds US$207 billion to market value this year
Hang Seng Index, China stocks advance as Moderna launches large-scale vaccine trial in US in hunt to beat Covid-19

Tencent tops Facebook as world’s most valuable social media network. It shot up 4.5 per cent, taking its market capitalisation to nearly US$670 billion, compared to its American rival’s market cap of US$657.83 billion. Tencent became the world’s seventh-largest company.

28 Jul 2020 - 7:43PM

Tencent tops Facebook as world’s most valuable social media network. It shot up 4.5 per cent, taking its market capitalisation to nearly US$670 billion, compared to its American rival’s market cap of US$657.83 billion. Tencent became the world’s seventh-largest company.

Hang Seng Index, China stocks advance as Moderna launches large-scale vaccine trial in US in hunt to beat Covid-19
Hong Kong, China stocks tank as Beijing closes US consulate in Chengdu, the ‘last straw’ for spooked investors

China ordered the US to close its consulate in Chengdu in retaliation against a similar move against its own consulate in Houston earlier this week. Rising US-China tensions triggered a sell-off in mainland and Hong Kong markets.

24 Jul 2020 - 6:43PM

China ordered the US to close its consulate in Chengdu in retaliation against a similar move against its own consulate in Houston earlier this week. Rising US-China tensions triggered a sell-off in mainland and Hong Kong markets.

Hong Kong, China stocks tank as Beijing closes US consulate in Chengdu, the ‘last straw’ for spooked investors
Hong Kong stocks tank as US orders China’s Houston consulate to close within 72 hours

Investors are worried that the China and US relationship may get worse, said Kenny Wen, wealth management strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai.

25 Oct 2020 - 5:09PM

Investors are worried that the China and US relationship may get worse, said Kenny Wen, wealth management strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai.

Hong Kong stocks tank as US orders China’s Houston consulate to close within 72 hours
Chinese car stocks get Covid-19 sales boost as consumers look for safer alternative to public transportation

Some Chinese are rethinking their transport options and see cars as a safer alternative to buses and subways. “The market is very watchful: Is this a new trend altogether? If it is, then you might see big demand to be more sustainable,” said Alexious Lee of Jefferies.

20 Jul 2020 - 4:42PM

Some Chinese are rethinking their transport options and see cars as a safer alternative to buses and subways. “The market is very watchful: Is this a new trend altogether? If it is, then you might see big demand to be more sustainable,” said Alexious Lee of Jefferies.

Chinese car stocks get Covid-19 sales boost as consumers look for safer alternative to public transportation
Hong Kong stocks rise as bargain hunters swoop in to take advantage of rout; Kweichow Moutai stabilises

Bargain hunters snapped up shares in Hong Kong that were dealt a blow on Thursday. Mainland shares turned up in choppy trading. By the close, the benchmarks’ gains were small, indeed, but enough to pump in some reassurance to rattled markets.

25 Oct 2020 - 5:10PM

Bargain hunters snapped up shares in Hong Kong that were dealt a blow on Thursday. Mainland shares turned up in choppy trading. By the close, the benchmarks’ gains were small, indeed, but enough to pump in some reassurance to rattled markets.

Hong Kong stocks rise as bargain hunters swoop in to take advantage of rout; Kweichow Moutai stabilises
Shanghai Composite Index tumbles the most since China imposed coronavirus lockdowns five months ago

Investors are worried that stocks have risen too quickly and that Chinese authorities may put in more cooling measures. Also, they are concerned that stronger-than-expected economic data out Thursday will lead to tighter liquidity in the world’s second-largest economy.

17 Jul 2020 - 8:35AM

Investors are worried that stocks have risen too quickly and that Chinese authorities may put in more cooling measures. Also, they are concerned that stronger-than-expected economic data out Thursday will lead to tighter liquidity in the world’s second-largest economy.

Shanghai Composite Index tumbles the most since China imposed coronavirus lockdowns five months ago
Hong Kong stock investors shrug off Trump move to revoke city’s special status, focus on Covid-19 spike, vaccine progress

Investors in Hong Kong focused on the spike in Covid-19 cases and progress in a vaccine in trials in the US. The Hang Seng Index eked out a teensy gain – after falling Tuesday.

16 Jul 2020 - 12:02AM

Investors in Hong Kong focused on the spike in Covid-19 cases and progress in a vaccine in trials in the US. The Hang Seng Index eked out a teensy gain – after falling Tuesday.

Hong Kong stock investors shrug off Trump move to revoke city’s special status, focus on Covid-19 spike, vaccine progress
Macau’s casino stocks surge as Guangdong authorities relax travel restrictions to the world’s gambling capital

The step is a move toward the eventual lifting of all restrictions for visitors from the province, who accounted for nearly half of all visitors to Macau last year.

14 Jul 2020 - 9:41PM

The step is a move toward the eventual lifting of all restrictions for visitors from the province, who accounted for nearly half of all visitors to Macau last year.

Macau’s casino stocks surge as Guangdong authorities relax travel restrictions to the world’s gambling capital
Hong Kong, China markets slide as concerns rise about overheated stocks, cases of coronavirus growing in US

A number of recent high fliers saw profit taking, including Tencent, Alibaba and Meituan Dianping. Casino stocks took off as Guangdong province relaxed travel restrictions for Macau.

14 Jul 2020 - 6:20PM

A number of recent high fliers saw profit taking, including Tencent, Alibaba and Meituan Dianping. Casino stocks took off as Guangdong province relaxed travel restrictions for Macau.

Hong Kong, China markets slide as concerns rise about overheated stocks, cases of coronavirus growing in US
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index rises after two straight weeks of gains, as traders set aside coronavirus jitters

Investors in Hong Kong are beginning the second week of the newborn bull market, as mainland money has poured in and a total of 24 initial public offerings are slated for this month. Sentiment overall remains positive.

13 Jul 2020 - 5:55PM

Investors in Hong Kong are beginning the second week of the newborn bull market, as mainland money has poured in and a total of 24 initial public offerings are slated for this month. Sentiment overall remains positive.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index rises after two straight weeks of gains, as traders set aside  coronavirus jitters
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index went from bear to bull in just over three months. What stock investors need to know now

Investors need to watch out for three big risks: inflation shooting up; interest rates rising; and market sentiment backing a return to normal.

14 Jul 2020 - 8:41AM

Investors need to watch out for three big risks: inflation shooting up; interest rates rising; and market sentiment backing a return to normal.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index went from bear to bull in just over three months. What stock investors need to know now