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 reverse to losses, as traders weigh Covid-19 vaccine hopes, President Trump’s step to revoke city’s special status

Big swings in stocks were seen in morning trading that turned guarded. Geely Automobile rose as much as 2.8 per cent but then slid by 3 per cent at the lunch break. Chip maker SMIC shot up as much as 7.2 per cent before falling as much as 8.4 per cent.

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Big swings in stocks were seen in morning trading that turned guarded. Geely Automobile rose as much as 2.8 per cent but then slid by 3 per cent at the lunch break. Chip maker SMIC shot up as much as 7.2 per cent before falling as much as 8.4 per cent.

Hong Kong stocks reverse to losses, as traders weigh Covid-19 vaccine hopes, President Trump’s step to revoke city’s special status
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
Hong Kong stocks slide but post second straight weekly gain, as coronavirus weighs on sentiment

Hong Kong saw seven companies debut on its main board. Two debuting stocks shot up 150 per cent.

12 Jul 2020 - 3:56PM

Hong Kong saw seven companies debut on its main board. Two debuting stocks shot up 150 per cent.

Hong Kong stocks slide but post second straight weekly gain, as coronavirus weighs on sentiment
Alibaba overtakes Facebook as world’s sixth-most valuable company after shares soar by 10 per cent in Hong Kong

Investors are rushing into Alibaba for “fear of missing out” on its strong earnings, according to Jefferies, which recommends its clients “buy” the stock with a target price of HK$307 per share.

9 Jul 2020 - 5:54PM

Investors are rushing into Alibaba for “fear of missing out” on its strong earnings, according to Jefferies, which recommends its clients “buy” the stock with a target price of HK$307 per share.

Alibaba overtakes Facebook as world’s sixth-most valuable company after shares soar by 10 per cent in Hong Kong
Hong Kong stocks gain, Alibaba posts biggest surge since debuting in city, as traders bet on China recovery

Alibaba shot up in its seventh straight day of gains. Jefferies reiterated its “buy” on the Chinese e-commerce giant, reaffirming it as a tier-one top pick and boosting the 12-month target price for shares to HK$300 from HK$294.

9 Jul 2020 - 4:45PM

Alibaba shot up in its seventh straight day of gains. Jefferies reiterated its “buy” on the Chinese e-commerce giant, reaffirming it as a tier-one top pick and boosting the 12-month target price for shares to HK$300 from HK$294.

Hong Kong stocks gain, Alibaba posts biggest surge since debuting in city, as traders bet on China recovery
Hong Kong stocks slide after entering bull market while Chinese markets gain on upbeat view of economic recovery

“The Hong Kong market has fully digested the short-term impact from the national security law,” said Alan Li at Atta Capital. “The Hang Seng Index and some stocks overshot too much yesterday, and a technical adjustment is needed.” If key opinion influencers in China stay bullish, Hong Kong stocks will keep rising in short term, he says.

7 Jul 2020 - 5:32PM

“The Hong Kong market has fully digested the short-term impact from the national security law,” said Alan Li at Atta Capital. “The Hang Seng Index and some stocks overshot too much yesterday, and a technical adjustment is needed.” If key opinion influencers in China stay bullish, Hong Kong stocks will keep rising in short term, he says.

Hong Kong stocks slide after entering bull market while Chinese markets gain on upbeat view of economic recovery
SMIC on track to float China’s largest offering in 10 years as national pride fires up buying interest in chip maker

“Investors believe the stock will rocket once listed in A share market. And with a new round of capital, the company can increase capital expenditures for research and development,” Kenny Wen, wealth management strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai, said of SMIC’s jaw-dropping gains in Hong Kong.

6 Jul 2020 - 11:36PM

“Investors believe the stock will rocket once listed in A share market. And with a new round of capital, the company can increase capital expenditures for research and development,” Kenny Wen, wealth management strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai, said of SMIC’s jaw-dropping gains in Hong Kong.

SMIC on track to float China’s largest offering in 10 years as national pride fires up buying interest in chip maker
Hong Kong stocks stampede into a bull market, while Shanghai sees biggest one-day gain in five years on expected China recovery

“We have entered a bull market. When the markets try to turn from pessimism to optimism, from a bear to bull, the turnover for those couple of days is huge. Today is the day,” said analyst Louis Tse Ming-kwong.

6 Jul 2020 - 11:36PM

“We have entered a bull market. When the markets try to turn from pessimism to optimism, from a bear to bull, the turnover for those couple of days is huge. Today is the day,” said analyst Louis Tse Ming-kwong.

Hong Kong stocks stampede into a bull market, while Shanghai sees biggest one-day gain in five years on expected China recovery
As coronavirus fades in China, homebuyers are stampeding back in, boosting the outlook for developers’ stocks

Property sales in China will stay strong in the second half of the year, boosted by demand for new flats, falling mortgage rates now at 33-month lows, loosened buying restrictions, and ample supply that had been on hold during the coronavirus pandemic, analysts say.

5 Jul 2020 - 10:18PM

Property sales in China will stay strong in the second half of the year, boosted by demand for new flats, falling mortgage rates now at 33-month lows, loosened buying restrictions, and ample supply that had been on hold during the coronavirus pandemic, analysts say.

As coronavirus fades in China, homebuyers are stampeding back in, boosting the outlook for developers’ stocks
Hong Kong stocks turn in stellar June, gaining 6 per cent in the month, even as China enacts controversial security law

The Hang Seng Index posted its second monthly gain of 2020 in June. Still, the benchmark has declined about 14 per cent this year.

30 Jun 2020 - 7:33PM

The Hang Seng Index posted its second monthly gain of 2020 in June. Still, the benchmark has declined about 14 per cent this year.

Hong Kong stocks turn in stellar June, gaining 6 per cent in the month, even as China enacts controversial security law
Gold on track for its best quarter since 2016, flirting with key US$1,800 an ounce level amid coronavirus, other uncertainties

Hitting US$1,800 an ounce would be significant. After gold peaked in 2011 at US$1,921.17 per ounce, it tested that US$1,800 three times but could not get there. So far this year, gold has risen nearly 17 per cent, and was trading at US$1,771.29 per ounce.

30 Jun 2020 - 11:56AM

Hitting US$1,800 an ounce would be significant. After gold peaked in 2011 at US$1,921.17 per ounce, it tested that US$1,800 three times but could not get there. So far this year, gold has risen nearly 17 per cent, and was trading at US$1,771.29 per ounce.

Gold on track for its best quarter since 2016, flirting with key US$1,800 an ounce level amid coronavirus, other uncertainties
Hong Kong’s battered property stocks find themselves on a surprising roll – but how long can it last?

Is the run-up a blip, followed by profit taking? Or a signal that Hong Kong property stocks are ready to climb out of a deep hole despite uncertainty that grew with national security law.

26 Jun 2020 - 8:38AM

Is the run-up a blip, followed by profit taking? Or a signal that Hong Kong property stocks are ready to climb out of a deep hole despite uncertainty that grew with national security law.

Hong Kong’s battered property stocks find themselves on a surprising roll – but how long can it last?
Hong Kong, most other Asia stocks slip on caution over coronavirus, Korean tensions; JD.com jumps in debut

JD.com, one of China’s largest e-commerce sites, rose as much as 5.8 per cent in its secondary listing debut in Hong Kong. Its corporate dog mascot banged the gong in an online ceremony as it began trading.

18 Jun 2020 - 5:50PM

JD.com, one of China’s largest e-commerce sites, rose as much as 5.8 per cent in its secondary listing debut in Hong Kong. Its corporate dog mascot banged the gong in an online ceremony as it began trading.

Hong Kong, most other Asia stocks slip on caution over coronavirus, Korean tensions; JD.com jumps in debut
Hong Kong, Asia-Pacific stocks rally, following US gains on latest bond-buying step by Federal Reserve to boost confidence

New economy stocks surged in Hong Kong, including Ping An Good Doctor and index heavyweight Tencent, which closed at its highest price in more than two years.

16 Jun 2020 - 5:29PM

New economy stocks surged in Hong Kong, including Ping An Good Doctor and index heavyweight Tencent, which closed at its highest price in more than two years.

Hong Kong, Asia-Pacific stocks rally, following US gains on latest bond-buying step by Federal Reserve to boost confidence
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery shares soar as investors look ahead and bet on comeback through mainland-heavy strategy

China’s largest jewellery retailer said its mainland operations ‘severely suffered’ under the coronavirus, but said ‘we have seen signs of recovery’.

12 Jun 2020 - 5:57PM

China’s largest jewellery retailer said its mainland operations ‘severely suffered’ under the coronavirus, but said ‘we have seen signs of recovery’.

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery shares soar as investors look ahead and bet on comeback through mainland-heavy strategy
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng sees biggest tumble since Beijing moved to tighten grip on city; NetEase jumps in debut

“The [Hong Kong] market is accelerating switching from old economy to new economy stocks, value stocks to growth stocks,” said Alan Li, portfolio manager at Atta Capital. An early rally of new economy stocks faded in the afternoon, but Meituan-Dianping was among those holding gains.

11 Jun 2020 - 5:19PM

“The [Hong Kong] market is accelerating switching from old economy to new economy stocks, value stocks to growth stocks,” said Alan Li, portfolio manager at Atta Capital. An early rally of new economy stocks faded in the afternoon, but Meituan-Dianping was among those holding gains.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng sees biggest tumble since Beijing moved to tighten grip on city; NetEase jumps in debut
Hong Kong stocks avoid getting ‘Trumped’ as investors extend gains for second day, shrugging off US president’s threats

Investors continued to snap up Hong Kong stocks after Monday’s big rally. But analyst Alan Li says the Hang Seng Index will soon find resistance, and predicts that a strong sell-off is coming.

2 Jun 2020 - 4:53PM

Investors continued to snap up Hong Kong stocks after Monday’s big rally. But analyst Alan Li says the Hang Seng Index will soon find resistance, and predicts that a strong sell-off is coming.

Hong Kong stocks avoid getting ‘Trumped’ as investors extend gains for second day, shrugging off US president’s threats
Hang Seng follows Wall Street down on worries about global economy; China Literature, SMIC soar in Hong Kong

Tencent beat first-quarter expectations, prompting bullish calls by Daiwa Capital Markets and Jefferies for the internet giant’s shares to rise to HK$515 – a 20 per cent jump from Thursday’s close.

14 May 2020 - 5:11PM

Tencent beat first-quarter expectations, prompting bullish calls by Daiwa Capital Markets and Jefferies for the internet giant’s shares to rise to HK$515 – a 20 per cent jump from Thursday’s close.

Hang Seng follows Wall Street down on worries about global economy; China Literature, SMIC soar in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Asia stocks weighed down by US top coronavirus expert warning of risk of opening businesses too soon

The coronavirus continues to drive trading sentiment globally and in the Asia-Pacific region. But investors are also watching tensions between the US and China, which analysts expect to persist as Donald Trump faces a difficult bid for re-election as president in November.

13 May 2020 - 6:01PM

The coronavirus continues to drive trading sentiment globally and in the Asia-Pacific region. But investors are also watching tensions between the US and China, which analysts expect to persist as Donald Trump faces a difficult bid for re-election as president in November.

Hong Kong, Asia stocks weighed down by US top coronavirus expert warning of risk of opening businesses too soon
Hong Kong and most other Asia-Pacific stocks fall on worries about coronavirus and US-China relations

Investors lack confidence that Hong Kong stocks will see long run-ups, leaving the index rangebound as traders take profits.

13 May 2020 - 5:12PM

Investors lack confidence that Hong Kong stocks will see long run-ups, leaving the index rangebound as traders take profits.

Hong Kong and most other Asia-Pacific stocks fall on worries about coronavirus and US-China relations
Hong Kong, mainland stocks slide on worries about re-opening economies amid coronavirus

Important note: Starting Wednesday, we will move from the Live Blog format to a more traditional article form that is updated regularly and contains the best of the elements of the Blog -- ratings changes, hot and cold stocks, IPOs, analyst commentary, charts, etc. Your newsletter will be renamed "Markets Today," and will come to you with the nuts and bolts of what you need to know each trading morning. See more details inside. 

12 May 2020 - 5:36PM

Important note: Starting Wednesday, we will move from the Live Blog format to a more traditional article form that is updated regularly and contains the best of the elements of the Blog -- ratings changes, hot and cold stocks, IPOs, analyst commentary, charts, etc. Your newsletter will be renamed "Markets Today," and will come to you with the nuts and bolts of what you need to know each trading morning. See more details inside. 

Hong Kong, mainland stocks slide on worries about re-opening economies amid coronavirus
Hong Kong stocks rally as sentiment remains upbeat on coronavirus progress, anticipated China policy support

“Hong Kong stocks followed the rally and optimistic sentiment of the US last Friday,” said Alan Li of Atta Capital. “ … HKEX [the stock operator] and tech stocks led the rally.”

12 May 2020 - 5:22PM

“Hong Kong stocks followed the rally and optimistic sentiment of the US last Friday,” said Alan Li of Atta Capital. “ … HKEX [the stock operator] and tech stocks led the rally.”

Hong Kong stocks rally as sentiment remains upbeat on coronavirus progress, anticipated China policy support
Hong Kong stocks will be 'fairly volatile' amid coronavirus, US-China tensions, says analyst

Hong Kong stocks have picked up ahead of the important "Two Sessions" political meetings in China, which should also give a short-term boost to mainland shares, says market analyst Kenny Wen. But be careful. Volatility can be expected to return, with so much uncertainty around the Covid-19 pandemic, the US presidential election and US-China tensions, according to the wealth management strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai.

11 May 2020 - 6:58PM

Hong Kong stocks have picked up ahead of the important "Two Sessions" political meetings in China, which should also give a short-term boost to mainland shares, says market analyst Kenny Wen. But be careful. Volatility can be expected to return, with so much uncertainty around the Covid-19 pandemic, the US presidential election and US-China tensions, according to the wealth management strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai.

Hong Kong stocks will be 'fairly volatile' amid coronavirus, US-China tensions, says analyst
Hang Seng gains on hopes for stimulus out of China

Movie-related stocks jump as cinemas reopen in China and Hong Kong. Sunny Optical, Alibaba, Tencent also have great days.

 

12 May 2020 - 3:11PM

Movie-related stocks jump as cinemas reopen in China and Hong Kong. Sunny Optical, Alibaba, Tencent also have great days.

 

Hang Seng gains on hopes for stimulus out of China
Hong Kong, China stocks advance on positive discussion between Beijing and US officials amid trade, coronavirus tensions

US-China senior negotiators spoke by phone and “vowed to implement their trade deal and boost cooperation on public health”, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

8 May 2020 - 5:59PM

US-China senior negotiators spoke by phone and “vowed to implement their trade deal and boost cooperation on public health”, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Hong Kong, China stocks advance on positive discussion between Beijing and US officials amid trade, coronavirus tensions
Hang Seng Index, China stocks gain on hopes on easing of coronavirus, US-China tensions

Kweichow Moutai stayed above 1,300 yuan for a third day.  The Hang Seng Index ended with a weekly loss after Monday's rout.

11 May 2020 - 12:00PM

Kweichow Moutai stayed above 1,300 yuan for a third day.  The Hang Seng Index ended with a weekly loss after Monday's rout.

Hang Seng Index, China stocks gain on hopes on easing of coronavirus, US-China tensions
Hong Kong stocks fall on weak confidence, as US-China tension and coronavirus toll weigh on sentiment

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, or HKEX, was the top loser among blue chips, as chief executive Charles Li Xiaojia said he will not seek reappointment next year and the stock market operator announced a 13 per cent decline in net profit in the first quarter.

7 May 2020 - 10:05PM

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, or HKEX, was the top loser among blue chips, as chief executive Charles Li Xiaojia said he will not seek reappointment next year and the stock market operator announced a 13 per cent decline in net profit in the first quarter.

Hong Kong stocks fall on weak confidence, as US-China tension and coronavirus toll weigh on sentiment