Denise Tsang

Hong Kong

Denise Tsang

News Editor, Hong Kong 

Denise Tsang is an award-winning journalist, with her career built on covering business and Hong Kong local news. She has won a number of regional and Hong Kong press awards and was a part-time lecturer on business journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University.

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At least 5,600 retail jobs to go in Hong Kong and 7,000 firms to fold in coming six months as protests land heavy blow on economy, survey finds

About 30 per cent of the 176 companies that responded to the survey said they would lay off 10 per cent of their staff in the coming six months.

10 Dec 2019 - 1:19AM

About 30 per cent of the 176 companies that responded to the survey said they would lay off 10 per cent of their staff in the coming six months.

At least 5,600 retail jobs to go in Hong Kong and 7,000 firms to fold in coming six months as protests land heavy blow on economy, survey finds
Tenants at Kai Tak cruise terminal say relief efforts not enough to overcome Hong Kong’s tourism slump

Tenants and cruise lines say the government’s rent cuts and reduced fees offer limited relief, as the economy reels from the impact of the Hong Kong protests and US-China trade war.

6 Dec 2019 - 11:25PM

Tenants and cruise lines say the government’s rent cuts and reduced fees offer limited relief, as the economy reels from the impact of the Hong Kong protests and US-China trade war.

Tenants at Kai Tak cruise terminal say relief efforts not enough to overcome Hong Kong’s tourism slump
Hong Kong’s embattled MTR Corporation reveals it will incur HK$1.6 billion in costs from protests

Lower revenue from train services, repair costs for damaged facilities, extra expenses for security and rent concessions take toll on rail operator.

6 Dec 2019 - 2:28AM

Lower revenue from train services, repair costs for damaged facilities, extra expenses for security and rent concessions take toll on rail operator.

Hong Kong’s embattled MTR Corporation reveals it will incur HK$1.6 billion in costs from protests
Hong Kong protests: vandalised Festival Walk to remain closed until first quarter of 2020 for repairs, hitting retail and catering brands

Mall’s owner says it will need to repair damage to glass entrances, glass curtain walls, escalators, lifts and glass balustrades.

6 Dec 2019 - 1:17AM

Mall’s owner says it will need to repair damage to glass entrances, glass curtain walls, escalators, lifts and glass balustrades.

Hong Kong protests: vandalised Festival Walk to remain closed until first quarter of 2020 for repairs, hitting retail and catering brands
For struggling Hong Kong firms, rent cuts and return to peace more valuable than latest relief measures

Company bosses say that what they really need are rent cuts from landlords and for peace to return to Hong Kong after nearly six months of unrest.

5 Dec 2019 - 9:33PM

Company bosses say that what they really need are rent cuts from landlords and for peace to return to Hong Kong after nearly six months of unrest.

For struggling Hong Kong firms, rent cuts and return to peace more valuable than latest relief measures
Hong Kong economy: government announces fourth wave of relief measures worth about HK$4 billion, including tax instalment plan and subsidies for small firms

Financial Secretary Paul Chan says fresh round of measures aim to help small and medium-sized enterprises with their cash flow.

6 Dec 2019 - 11:44AM

Financial Secretary Paul Chan says fresh round of measures aim to help small and medium-sized enterprises with their cash flow.

Hong Kong economy: government announces fourth wave of relief measures worth about HK$4 billion, including tax instalment plan and subsidies for small firms
US law on Hong Kong ‘completely unnecessary’ and will risk backfiring on more than 1,300 American firms in city, Carrie Lam says

Hong Kong leader says city is highly free in many aspects and the American law will dampen business confidence.

3 Dec 2019 - 10:55PM

Hong Kong leader says city is highly free in many aspects and the American law will dampen business confidence.

US law on Hong Kong ‘completely unnecessary’ and will risk backfiring on more than 1,300 American firms in city, Carrie Lam says
Hong Kong will keep crown as world’s top destination for visitors in 2019 despite protests, research firm Euromonitor forecasts

City to beat Bangkok to top spot again in 2019, keeping No 1 ranking for tenth straight year, British-based company says.

3 Dec 2019 - 11:20PM

City to beat Bangkok to top spot again in 2019, keeping No 1 ranking for tenth straight year, British-based company says.

Hong Kong will keep crown as world’s top destination for visitors in 2019 despite protests, research firm Euromonitor forecasts
Hong Kong protests: safety first as malls cut back on Christmas installations for fear of attracting big crowds

A source said the Tsim Sha Tsui shopping centre had made the change to avoid crowds gathering there.

30 Nov 2019 - 11:59PM

A source said the Tsim Sha Tsui shopping centre had made the change to avoid crowds gathering there.

Hong Kong protests: safety first as malls cut back on Christmas installations for fear of attracting big crowds
Hong Kong, Thailand agree to pursue free trade deal, Carrie Lam tells Bangkok that protests have not dented city’s underlying economic strength

City leader Carrie Lam insists protests have not harmed Hong Kong’s underlying economic strength in visit to Bangkok to forge closer trading relationship.

29 Nov 2019 - 11:41PM

City leader Carrie Lam insists protests have not harmed Hong Kong’s underlying economic strength in visit to Bangkok to forge closer trading relationship.

Hong Kong, Thailand agree to pursue free trade deal, Carrie Lam tells Bangkok that protests have not dented city’s underlying economic strength
Tourist arrivals in October take sharpest plunge since Hong Kong’s anti-government protests began

There were 3.31 million arrivals to the city in October, a decline of 43.7 per cent from the same period last year.

30 Nov 2019 - 12:09PM

There were 3.31 million arrivals to the city in October, a decline of 43.7 per cent from the same period last year.

Tourist arrivals in October take sharpest plunge since Hong Kong’s anti-government protests began
Agency tasked with boosting productivity in Hong Kong failed to meet its own targets for four years – and came up with a creative solution

Hong Kong Productivity Council reclassified services to meet internal performance goals, according to Audit Commission report

27 Nov 2019 - 11:36PM

Hong Kong Productivity Council reclassified services to meet internal performance goals, according to Audit Commission report

Agency tasked with boosting productivity in Hong Kong failed to meet its own targets for four years – and came up with a creative solution
After district council elections and with campus siege dying down, Hong Kong’s lunchtime protests shrink

Marches and road blockages in Central, Kwun Tong and Kowloon Bay, but only a few hundred take to the streets.

27 Nov 2019 - 4:01PM

Marches and road blockages in Central, Kwun Tong and Kowloon Bay, but only a few hundred take to the streets.

After district council elections and with campus siege dying down, Hong Kong’s lunchtime protests shrink
Hong Kong investors to get easier access to mainland China markets in latest amendment to trade pact

Financial Secretary Paul Chan says amendment to Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement trade pact will be crucial to the city’s embattled economy.

22 Nov 2019 - 6:00AM

Financial Secretary Paul Chan says amendment to Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement trade pact will be crucial to the city’s embattled economy.

Hong Kong investors to get easier access to mainland China markets in latest amendment to trade pact
Hong Kong democracy bill passed by US Congress ‘spells hope for students convicted over protests’

US expected to be lenient in granting study visas to students with a record of protest activity.

21 Nov 2019 - 10:38AM

US expected to be lenient in granting study visas to students with a record of protest activity.

Hong Kong democracy bill passed by US Congress ‘spells hope for students convicted over protests’
Hong Kong protests could end up costing Disneyland US$135 million in lost income for final six months of the year

Loss-making theme park says it lost US$55 million between July and September, and predicts US$80 million shortfall in final quarter, as Walt Disney issues warning for coming financial year and expects US$275 million drop in income.

8 Nov 2019 - 11:34PM

Loss-making theme park says it lost US$55 million between July and September, and predicts US$80 million shortfall in final quarter, as Walt Disney issues warning for coming financial year and expects US$275 million drop in income.

Hong Kong protests could end up costing Disneyland US$135 million in lost income for final six months of the year
Hong Kong government must end protest crisis and avoid US-China tensions, says US garment trade chief Rick Helfenbein

Garment trade chief Rick Helfenbein says chaos has lasted too long, adding: ‘What we see on television and in newspapers scares people to come here’.

6 Nov 2019 - 8:00AM

Garment trade chief Rick Helfenbein says chaos has lasted too long, adding: ‘What we see on television and in newspapers scares people to come here’.

Hong Kong government must end protest crisis and avoid US-China tensions, says US garment trade chief Rick Helfenbein
Hong Kong retail sales drop 18.3 per cent in September as ongoing protests and trade war continue to batter consumer sentiment

Consumer spending drops to HK$29.9 billion for September after a record 22.9 per cent fall in August.

1 Nov 2019 - 11:32PM

Consumer spending drops to HK$29.9 billion for September after a record 22.9 per cent fall in August.

Hong Kong retail sales drop 18.3 per cent in September as ongoing protests and trade war continue to batter consumer sentiment
Hong Kong slips into recession as economy shrinks 3.2 per cent in the third quarter

Hong Kong officially slips into a recession as the economy shrinks 3.2 per cent in the third quarter amid the US-China trade war and ongoing protests.

31 Oct 2019 - 11:52PM

Hong Kong officially slips into a recession as the economy shrinks 3.2 per cent in the third quarter amid the US-China trade war and ongoing protests.

Hong Kong slips into recession as economy shrinks 3.2 per cent in the third quarter
Hong Kong’s struggling restaurants hope city’s foodies give them a boost during expanded Great November Feast

Annual event to be three times bigger than last year as sector seeks to recover from economic battering at hand of anti-government protesters, with 600 outlets involved.

30 Oct 2019 - 11:10PM

Annual event to be three times bigger than last year as sector seeks to recover from economic battering at hand of anti-government protesters, with 600 outlets involved.

Hong Kong’s struggling restaurants hope city’s foodies give them a boost during expanded Great November Feast
Online shopping gets a boost as wary Hong Kong consumers stay home to avoid protests

More shoppers going online to buy groceries, food, clothes and even furniture

26 Oct 2019 - 11:19AM

More shoppers going online to buy groceries, food, clothes and even furniture

Online shopping gets a boost as wary Hong Kong consumers stay home to avoid protests
Visit Hong Kong? Tourism sector reels as months of protests, disruptions leave travellers saying: No, thanks

Discounts at attractions, hotels not enough to bring back mainland and overseas visitors.

26 Oct 2019 - 11:21AM

Discounts at attractions, hotels not enough to bring back mainland and overseas visitors.

Visit Hong Kong? Tourism sector reels as months of protests, disruptions leave travellers saying: No, thanks
Hong Kong exports shrink 7.3 per cent in September as US-China trade war continues to bite

Exports drop to HK$347.7 billion in September while imports slip 10.3 per cent to HK$379.3 billion, resulting in trade deficit of HK$31.6 billion.

24 Oct 2019 - 11:32PM

Exports drop to HK$347.7 billion in September while imports slip 10.3 per cent to HK$379.3 billion, resulting in trade deficit of HK$31.6 billion.

Hong Kong exports shrink 7.3 per cent in September as US-China trade war continues to bite
Hong Kong’s struggling tourism sector gets HK$100 million cash sweetener, but industry says it means ‘nothing’ with no customers

Travel agents will be offered a cash incentive of HK$120 per inbound tourist staying overnight, and HK$100 per outbound tourist, with a maximum of 500 tourists per agent

23 Oct 2019 - 11:06PM

Travel agents will be offered a cash incentive of HK$120 per inbound tourist staying overnight, and HK$100 per outbound tourist, with a maximum of 500 tourists per agent

Hong Kong’s struggling tourism sector gets HK$100 million cash sweetener, but industry says it means ‘nothing’ with no customers
Hong Kong rolls out fresh HK$2 billion package of relief measures to counter double whammy of ongoing protests and US-China trade war

Financial Secretary Paul Chan announces measures to help the logistics and tourism sectors, which have been hit hardest by protests.

23 Oct 2019 - 8:21PM

Financial Secretary Paul Chan announces measures to help the logistics and tourism sectors, which have been hit hardest by protests.

Hong Kong rolls out fresh HK$2 billion package of relief measures to counter double whammy of ongoing protests and US-China trade war
Amid Hong Kong protesters’ attacks, 500 ATMs out of service for the weekend

Monetary Authority cites vandalism and safety concerns as reasons for about 15 per cent of city’s cash machines being closed.

19 Oct 2019 - 1:54PM

Monetary Authority cites vandalism and safety concerns as reasons for about 15 per cent of city’s cash machines being closed.

Amid Hong Kong protesters’ attacks, 500 ATMs out of service for the weekend
Beleaguered Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam puts focus firmly on housing as cause of public grievances as she unveils her third policy blueprint

Chief executive proposes to boost affordable housing, find more land and improve livelihoods amid a worsening economy, but offers no political solutions for continuing unrest.

17 Oct 2019 - 12:35AM

Chief executive proposes to boost affordable housing, find more land and improve livelihoods amid a worsening economy, but offers no political solutions for continuing unrest.

Beleaguered Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam puts focus firmly on housing as cause of public grievances as she unveils her third policy blueprint
Hong Kong policy address key takeaways: Leader Carrie Lam homes in on housing ‘grievances’ and unveils cash sweeteners in bid to rescue city from brink

Forced to abandon Legco speech, Hong Kong’s chief executive reveals schemes to tap into Hongkongers’ home ownership aspirations in video address.

18 Oct 2019 - 12:03PM

Forced to abandon Legco speech, Hong Kong’s chief executive reveals schemes to tap into Hongkongers’ home ownership aspirations in video address.

Hong Kong policy address key takeaways: Leader Carrie Lam homes in on housing ‘grievances’ and unveils cash sweeteners in bid to rescue city from brink
Hong Kong protests: American Chamber of Commerce urges government to step up reconciliatory efforts to save city’s reputation from permanent damage

Survey conducted by business group finds more companies getting pessimistic about city’s long-term prospects now than when protests erupted in July.

15 Oct 2019 - 10:35AM

Survey conducted by business group finds more companies getting pessimistic about city’s long-term prospects now than when protests erupted in July.

Hong Kong protests: American Chamber of Commerce urges government to step up reconciliatory efforts to save city’s reputation from permanent damage
Hong Kong teachers in the firing line over surge in students joining anti-government protests, getting arrested

Schools criticised for failure to rein in students boycotting classes, staging sit-ins and forming human chains on campus.

14 Oct 2019 - 10:43AM

Schools criticised for failure to rein in students boycotting classes, staging sit-ins and forming human chains on campus.

Hong Kong teachers in the firing line over surge in students joining anti-government protests, getting arrested