Enoch Yiu

Hong Kong

Enoch Yiu

Chief Reporter, Business

Enoch joined the Post as a business reporter in 1996. Before that, she worked at a Chinese daily newspaper for four years. She is author of two books: 'They Mean Business: 50 exclusive interviews with Hong Kong top executives' and 'Serving with Passion: stories of established catering brands in Hong Kong'.

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From oil rigs to Wall St, HKEX chief executive Charles Li has seen it all – and is using his experience to diversify Hong Kong’s bourse

Charles Li’s adaptability might help bourse operator Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing regain the coveted crown of the world’s fundraising capital for the seventh time in 11 years.

6 Dec 2019 - 10:15AM

Charles Li’s adaptability might help bourse operator Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing regain the coveted crown of the world’s fundraising capital for the seventh time in 11 years.

From oil rigs to Wall St, HKEX chief executive Charles Li has seen it all – and is using his experience to diversify Hong Kong’s bourse
Investors ‘cautious’ about Hong Kong markets in 2020 as questions remain over how protests, trade war will be resolved

Hong Kong’s markets are ‘destined for volatility’ in coming months as the trade war drags on, and with no obvious resolution to the protests, according to State Street

30 Nov 2019 - 2:00PM

Hong Kong’s markets are ‘destined for volatility’ in coming months as the trade war drags on, and with no obvious resolution to the protests, according to State Street

Investors ‘cautious’ about Hong Kong markets in 2020 as questions remain over how protests, trade war will be resolved
With foothold in Hong Kong’s stock market, Alibaba sets itself lifespan goal of 102 years

Alibaba Group Holding, fresh from completing the world’s biggest stock offering this year, will make Hong Kong a cornerstone of its global strategy to expand its reach in e-commerce over next two decades, chairman Daniel Zhang said.

28 Nov 2019 - 1:13PM

Alibaba Group Holding, fresh from completing the world’s biggest stock offering this year, will make Hong Kong a cornerstone of its global strategy to expand its reach in e-commerce over next two decades, chairman Daniel Zhang said.

With foothold in Hong Kong’s stock market, Alibaba sets itself lifespan goal of 102 years
Alibaba shares rise in Hong Kong debut, creating city’s biggest stock with HK$4 trillion market capitalisation

Alibaba Group Holding’s shares rose 6.6 per cent in Hong Kong after the company completed the world’s biggest stock offering this year.

26 Nov 2019 - 11:06PM

Alibaba Group Holding’s shares rose 6.6 per cent in Hong Kong after the company completed the world’s biggest stock offering this year.

Alibaba shares rise in Hong Kong debut, creating city’s biggest stock with HK$4 trillion market capitalisation
China’s onshore funds emerge as ‘buying force’ in Alibaba’s Hong Kong IPO, existing shareholders increase their stakes

China’s onshore money managers are among the biggest new investors in Alibaba’s US$12.9 billion stock offering, making them a ready source of capital for technology peers contemplating a secondary listing in Hong Kong.

26 Nov 2019 - 11:04AM

China’s onshore money managers are among the biggest new investors in Alibaba’s US$12.9 billion stock offering, making them a ready source of capital for technology peers contemplating a secondary listing in Hong Kong.

China’s onshore funds emerge as ‘buying force’ in Alibaba’s Hong Kong IPO, existing shareholders increase their stakes
Hong Kong’s biggest firms take out advert calling for end to protests, with Swire and Cathay Pacific among signatories

In the biggest campaign of its kind so far, 20 of the city’s largest companies and chambers of commerce published an open letter calling for calm in eight Chinese-language newspapers

23 Nov 2019 - 3:59AM

In the biggest campaign of its kind so far, 20 of the city’s largest companies and chambers of commerce published an open letter calling for calm in eight Chinese-language newspapers

Hong Kong’s biggest firms take out advert calling for end to protests, with Swire and Cathay Pacific among signatories
Alibaba’s mega IPO attracts 200,000 retail applications, including one bid for HK$1.1 billion worth of shares

Alibaba Group Holding received about 200,000 applications from investors for the retail portion of its mega stock offering in Hong Kong, including one whopping bid for HK$1.1 billion (US$140 million) worth of shares, according to sources who are familiar with the deal.

22 Nov 2019 - 11:11PM

Alibaba Group Holding received about 200,000 applications from investors for the retail portion of its mega stock offering in Hong Kong, including one whopping bid for HK$1.1 billion (US$140 million) worth of shares, according to sources who are familiar with the deal.

Alibaba’s mega IPO attracts 200,000 retail applications, including one bid for HK$1.1 billion worth of shares
Chinese baby milk maker endorsed by film star Zhang Ziyi suspends shares after just seven days’ trading as report urges investors to steer clear

A report by GMT Research advised investors to avoid the stock because the company hadn’t paid a dividend in the five years before IPO.

22 Nov 2019 - 10:27PM

A report by GMT Research advised investors to avoid the stock because the company hadn’t paid a dividend in the five years before IPO.

Chinese baby milk maker endorsed by film star Zhang Ziyi suspends shares after just seven days’ trading as report urges investors to steer clear
Alibaba prices Hong Kong shares at HK$176, a slight discount to its New York shares in world’s biggest IPO of 2019

Alibaba Group prices its secondary stock offering in Hong Kong at HK$176 per share based on guidance at the end of a global marketing process, the company said in a statement.

20 Nov 2019 - 11:22PM

Alibaba Group prices its secondary stock offering in Hong Kong at HK$176 per share based on guidance at the end of a global marketing process, the company said in a statement.

Alibaba prices Hong Kong shares at HK$176, a slight discount to its New York shares in world’s biggest IPO of 2019
Hong Kong investors pin hopes on US-China trade deal to boost Hang Seng Index next year, shrug off protest impact

42 per cent of investors surveyed by Bright Smart Securities expect the Hang Seng Index to rise 5 per cent next year, while only 6 per cent see it declining from the current level.

19 Nov 2019 - 5:33PM

42 per cent of investors surveyed by Bright Smart Securities expect the Hang Seng Index to rise 5 per cent next year, while only 6 per cent see it declining from the current level.

Hong Kong investors pin hopes on US-China trade deal to boost Hang Seng Index next year, shrug off protest impact
Stock Connect: 5 years on, how did linking the mainland-Hong Kong exchanges become a success after launching during Occupy Central?

The Stock Connect is heralded as a great success, giving mainland Chinese investors access to such home-grown stars as Tencent and offshore investors the ability to buy such high fliers as liquor giant Kweichow Moutai.

18 Nov 2019 - 5:29PM

The Stock Connect is heralded as a great success, giving mainland Chinese investors access to such home-grown stars as Tencent and offshore investors the ability to buy such high fliers as liquor giant Kweichow Moutai.

Stock Connect: 5 years on, how did linking the mainland-Hong Kong exchanges become a success after launching during Occupy Central?
HSBC insists it does not need a virtual bank licence in Hong Kong, invests US$2.2 billion in raising digital banking game

Hong Kong’s largest lender has spent 17 per cent more in the first half this year to improve its digital capabilities, says the bank’s global head of innovation Andrew Connell.

18 Nov 2019 - 7:00AM

Hong Kong’s largest lender has spent 17 per cent more in the first half this year to improve its digital capabilities, says the bank’s global head of innovation Andrew Connell.

HSBC insists it does not need a virtual bank licence in Hong Kong, invests US$2.2 billion in raising digital banking game
‘Taobao Queen’ leads the charge as Hong Kong fans of e-commerce platform get ready to spend big on Alibaba’s secondary listing

Cherry Lai, known as the ‘Taobao Queen’ among friends and family, plans to spend a six-digit figure on Alibaba shares, once its retail offering in Hong Kong starts Friday.

15 Nov 2019 - 11:42PM

Cherry Lai, known as the ‘Taobao Queen’ among friends and family, plans to spend a six-digit figure on Alibaba shares, once its retail offering in Hong Kong starts Friday.

‘Taobao Queen’ leads the charge as Hong Kong fans of e-commerce platform get ready to spend big on Alibaba’s secondary listing
Alibaba sets retail price for Hong Kong-listed shares after overwhelming response for global tranche of US$13.9 billion secondary listing

The listing plan will give a major boost for the city gripped by more than five months of anti-government protests and a simmering US-China trade war, pushing the local stock exchange on a home run for global IPO crown this year in competition with the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq.

15 Nov 2019 - 9:30AM

The listing plan will give a major boost for the city gripped by more than five months of anti-government protests and a simmering US-China trade war, pushing the local stock exchange on a home run for global IPO crown this year in competition with the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq.

Alibaba sets retail price for Hong Kong-listed shares after overwhelming response for global tranche of US$13.9 billion secondary listing
Analysis | Alibaba’s Hong Kong secondary listing gives Asia’s Taobao users a chance to own stakes in China’s biggest technology champion

Hong Kong listing would give mainland investors first chance to invest in Alibaba as some analysts believe the e-commerce giant’s stock remains undervalued despite nearly tripling since 2014 IPO

16 Nov 2019 - 10:40AM

Hong Kong listing would give mainland investors first chance to invest in Alibaba as some analysts believe the e-commerce giant’s stock remains undervalued despite nearly tripling since 2014 IPO

Alibaba’s Hong Kong secondary listing gives Asia’s Taobao users a chance to own stakes in China’s biggest technology champion
Protest chaos leads to the most bank branch closings in Hong Kong’s history other than during typhoons

The troubling sign of so many bank branches closing in one of Asia’s most important financial hubs occurred as protesters used bricks to smash the glass facade of the Bank of Communications’ branch on Pedder Street in Central.

13 Nov 2019 - 7:13PM

The troubling sign of so many bank branches closing in one of Asia’s most important financial hubs occurred as protesters used bricks to smash the glass facade of the Bank of Communications’ branch on Pedder Street in Central.

Protest chaos leads to the most bank branch closings in Hong Kong’s history other than during typhoons
Explainer: what is a secondary listing, who qualifies and what does Alibaba’s plan mean for holders of its ADRs?

Alibaba, listed on New York Stock Exchange since September 2014, is well qualified for a secondary listing in Hong Kong as it is the world’s seventh-largest company, capitalised at US$486.8 billion on November 12, 2019.

13 Nov 2019 - 10:05AM

Alibaba, listed on New York Stock Exchange since September 2014, is well qualified for a secondary listing in Hong Kong as it is the world’s seventh-largest company, capitalised at US$486.8 billion on November 12, 2019.

Explainer: what is a secondary listing, who qualifies and what does Alibaba’s plan mean for holders of its ADRs?
Alibaba unveils Hong Kong secondary listing plan, in vote of confidence that pushes city back to top of global IPO ranking

The secondary listing would bolster the capitalisation of Asia’s most valuable company, and finally give mainland China’s investors the chance to participate in the growth of one of the country’s most profitable technology giants.

14 Nov 2019 - 10:42AM

The secondary listing would bolster the capitalisation of Asia’s most valuable company, and finally give mainland China’s investors the chance to participate in the growth of one of the country’s most profitable technology giants.

Alibaba unveils Hong Kong secondary listing plan, in vote of confidence that pushes city back to top of global IPO ranking
UBS fined US$51 million by Hong Kong regulator for systematically overcharging bond clients for nearly 10 years

UBS agrees to compensate 5,000 clients HK$200 million for systematically overcharging them over many years.

11 Nov 2019 - 10:55PM

UBS agrees to compensate 5,000 clients HK$200 million for systematically overcharging them over many years.

UBS fined US$51 million by Hong Kong regulator for systematically overcharging bond clients for nearly 10 years
No plans to close stock market or impose caps on cash withdrawals as Hong Kong government denies emergency law rumours

The public should not believe in such kind of rumours as they may create unnecessary chaos or panic, the government said, as word spread online that there were plans to suspend stock market trading on Tuesday and Wednesday.

11 Nov 2019 - 5:24PM

The public should not believe in such kind of rumours as they may create unnecessary chaos or panic, the government said, as word spread online that there were plans to suspend stock market trading on Tuesday and Wednesday.

No plans to close stock market or impose caps on cash withdrawals as Hong Kong government denies emergency law rumours
Tracker Fund still popular 20 years after Hong Kong government created ETF to dispose of shares bought during 1998 crisis

Hong Kong is the now Asia’s fifth largest ETF market with 119 listed funds managing US$37 billion worth of assets

11 Nov 2019 - 7:15AM

Hong Kong is the now Asia’s fifth largest ETF market with 119 listed funds managing US$37 billion worth of assets

Tracker Fund still popular 20 years after Hong Kong government created ETF to dispose of shares bought during 1998 crisis
Sino Biopharmaceutical added to Hong Kong index of Chinese stocks amid Beijing’s biotechnology push

An index that tracks shares of mainland Chinese companies on the Hong Kong stock exchange will admit a pharmaceutical stock and a utility. The companies replace a railway company and a building materials producer, partly reflecting the changing profile of China’s economy.

9 Nov 2019 - 9:00AM

An index that tracks shares of mainland Chinese companies on the Hong Kong stock exchange will admit a pharmaceutical stock and a utility. The companies replace a railway company and a building materials producer, partly reflecting the changing profile of China’s economy.

Sino Biopharmaceutical added to Hong Kong index of Chinese stocks amid Beijing’s biotechnology push
Hong Kong sets out regulatory framework for virtual asset trading platforms, emphasises investor protection

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission has issued a new regulatory framework for granting licences to centralised virtual asset trading platforms, with a strong emphasis on protection for investors and their virtual assets.

7 Nov 2019 - 6:15AM

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission has issued a new regulatory framework for granting licences to centralised virtual asset trading platforms, with a strong emphasis on protection for investors and their virtual assets.

Hong Kong sets out regulatory framework for virtual asset trading platforms, emphasises investor protection
HKEX’s third-quarter profit beats estimates even as turnover, fundraising were hit by protests

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing’s profit in the third quarter stood at HK$2.2 billion (US$280 million).

6 Nov 2019 - 10:48PM

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing’s profit in the third quarter stood at HK$2.2 billion (US$280 million).

HKEX’s third-quarter profit beats estimates even as turnover, fundraising were hit by protests
China’s best-selling baby milk maker probably gets HK$10 billion of retail bids amid Hong Kong IPO revival

China Feihe, maker of the nation’s best-selling infant milk formula, probably attracted close to HK$10 billion of orders from retail investors in what could be the third largest IPO in Hong Kong this year, according to a survey of stockbrokers.

5 Nov 2019 - 10:59PM

China Feihe, maker of the nation’s best-selling infant milk formula, probably attracted close to HK$10 billion of orders from retail investors in what could be the third largest IPO in Hong Kong this year, according to a survey of stockbrokers.

China’s best-selling baby milk maker probably gets HK$10 billion of retail bids amid Hong Kong IPO revival
China’s slowdown freezes mega deals in third quarter as venture capitalists watch trade war, Hong Kong protests unfold

Venture capital deals in Asia-Pacific fell by a fifth in the third quarter as a slowdown in China’s economy kept investors away from mega deals, according to a KPMG report. Seven of the 10 deals involved mainland companies while Indian start-ups made up the rest.

4 Nov 2019 - 10:49PM

Venture capital deals in Asia-Pacific fell by a fifth in the third quarter as a slowdown in China’s economy kept investors away from mega deals, according to a KPMG report. Seven of the 10 deals involved mainland companies while Indian start-ups made up the rest.

China’s slowdown freezes mega deals in third quarter as venture capitalists watch trade war, Hong Kong protests unfold
Hong Kong’s Exchange Fund posts 55 per cent drop third quarter income amid stock slump, political turmoil

Hong Kong's Exchange Fund, the war chest used to defend the local currency from attacks by short sellers, has reported a 55 per cent drop in third quarter income compared with preceding three months, hurt by a stock market slump amid the city’s worst political crisis.

4 Nov 2019 - 11:05PM

Hong Kong's Exchange Fund, the war chest used to defend the local currency from attacks by short sellers, has reported a 55 per cent drop in third quarter income compared with preceding three months, hurt by a stock market slump amid the city’s worst political crisis.

Hong Kong’s Exchange Fund posts 55 per cent drop third quarter income amid stock slump, political turmoil
Hong Kong’s virtual banks in talks with Jetco for customer to gain access to 2,000 automated teller machines across city

Hong Kong’s eight virtual banks are in talks with the city’s dominant operator of ATMs to give customers of branchless banks access to more than 2,000 ATMs across the urban centre.

4 Nov 2019 - 12:35PM

Hong Kong’s eight virtual banks are in talks with the city’s dominant operator of ATMs to give customers of branchless banks access to more than 2,000 ATMs across the urban centre.

Hong Kong’s virtual banks in talks with Jetco for customer to gain access to 2,000 automated teller machines across city
Visitors stayed away, retail sales plunge. Protests took a harder toll on Hong Kong’s economy than Sars virus did in 122 days

On seven of 10 economic yardsticks, Hong Kong’s economy is suffering more than during the deadly 2003 Sars epidemic.

2 Nov 2019 - 2:49PM

On seven of 10 economic yardsticks, Hong Kong’s economy is suffering more than during the deadly 2003 Sars epidemic.

Visitors stayed away, retail sales plunge. Protests took a harder toll on Hong Kong’s economy than Sars virus did in 122 days
Hong Kong’s biggest banks find themselves in a vice as they cut rates for the first time in 11 years during city’s recession

HSBC and Standard Chartered are lowering their key prime rates in Hong Kong for the first time since November 2008 to support local businesses, renewing pressure on margins in a city that has crashed into recession.

31 Oct 2019 - 9:10PM

HSBC and Standard Chartered are lowering their key prime rates in Hong Kong for the first time since November 2008 to support local businesses, renewing pressure on margins in a city that has crashed into recession.

Hong Kong’s biggest banks find themselves in a vice as they cut rates for the first time in 11 years during city’s recession