Enoch Yiu

Enoch Yiu 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'.
Enoch Yiu
Enoch Yiu 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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Hong Kong’s dollar returns to form as world’s most ‘boring’ currency as it marks 36th peg anniversary with little fuss

Analysts and businessmen have credited the peg, which was introduced on October 17, 1983, as one of the main reasons for Hong Kong becoming a major international financial centre.

17 Oct 2019 - 10:25AM

Analysts and businessmen have credited the peg, which was introduced on October 17, 1983, as one of the main reasons for Hong Kong becoming a major international financial centre.

Hong Kong’s dollar returns to form as world’s most ‘boring’ currency as it marks 36th peg anniversary with little fuss
Nine Hong Kong banks add their heft to HKMA’s coordinated financial lifeline to help small businesses survive city’s slump

Small businesses that each employ fewer than 50 people are bearing the brunt of the economic aftermath of Hong Kong’s worst political crisis, as the city heads for a technical recession in the fiscal third quarter ending in December.

16 Oct 2019 - 11:01PM

Small businesses that each employ fewer than 50 people are bearing the brunt of the economic aftermath of Hong Kong’s worst political crisis, as the city heads for a technical recession in the fiscal third quarter ending in December.

Nine Hong Kong banks add their heft to HKMA’s coordinated financial lifeline to help small businesses survive city’s slump
Nine banks to meet Hong Kong’s monetary authority on ways to ease business loans and stave off city’s economic downturn

The meeting comes on the heels of an announcement by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) that it would cut the countercyclical capital buffer (CCB) by 50 basis points, a reduction that would unleash HK$300 billion (US$38 billion) of capital into the city’s economy and financial system.

15 Oct 2019 - 8:48PM

The meeting comes on the heels of an announcement by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) that it would cut the countercyclical capital buffer (CCB) by 50 basis points, a reduction that would unleash HK$300 billion (US$38 billion) of capital into the city’s economy and financial system.

Nine banks to meet Hong Kong’s monetary authority on ways to ease business loans and stave off city’s economic downturn
Search for replacement Securities and Futures Commission chief executive underway, current deputy tipped as front runner

The departure of Alder would require someone to pick up the baton to enforce the city’s financial rules, watch out for minority shareholders’ interests and work with Chinese authorities on cross-border corporate malfeasance.

16 Oct 2019 - 9:12AM

The departure of Alder would require someone to pick up the baton to enforce the city’s financial rules, watch out for minority shareholders’ interests and work with Chinese authorities on cross-border corporate malfeasance.

Search for replacement Securities and Futures Commission chief executive underway, current deputy tipped as front runner
The odds are not in Macau’s favour even as the world’s casino hub considers opening a stock market to diversify economy

Analysts say while Macau must be lauded for it bold vision to launch a new stock exchange, the city lacks a solid financial industry to back its audacious proposal.

15 Oct 2019 - 10:41AM

Analysts say while Macau must be lauded for it bold vision to launch a new stock exchange, the city lacks a solid financial industry to back its audacious proposal.

The odds are not in Macau’s favour even as the world’s casino hub considers opening a stock market to diversify economy
Hong Kong releases up to HK$300 billion in city’s version of quantitative easing to bolster economy against downturn

Hong Kong’s economy is on track towards a technical recession in the fiscal third quarter ending in Decembers, as four months of street protests had driven away visitors, crimped retail sales and cause property prices to slide.

14 Oct 2019 - 11:37PM

Hong Kong’s economy is on track towards a technical recession in the fiscal third quarter ending in Decembers, as four months of street protests had driven away visitors, crimped retail sales and cause property prices to slide.

Hong Kong releases up to HK$300 billion in city’s version of quantitative easing to bolster economy against downturn
Hong Kong’s top securities regulator Ashley Alder to leave next September

Ashley Alder, who has been the CEO of Securities and Futures Commission since October 2011, will not renew his contract, says a spokesman for the regulator.

14 Oct 2019 - 7:44PM

Ashley Alder, who has been the CEO of Securities and Futures Commission since October 2011, will not renew his contract, says a spokesman for the regulator.

Hong Kong’s top securities regulator Ashley Alder to leave next September
From email alerts to working from home, financial companies are implementing contingency plans as protests rage in Hong Kong

Banks say they’re focused on the safety of their employees and still being able to provide services to customers as protests in Hong Kong continue

13 Oct 2019 - 10:47PM

Banks say they’re focused on the safety of their employees and still being able to provide services to customers as protests in Hong Kong continue

From email alerts to working from home, financial companies are implementing contingency plans as protests rage in Hong Kong
Unconvertible yuan is a drag on Shenzhen’s race to supplant Hong Kong’s unique role as China’s offshore financial centre

This is the final instalment of the series on Shenzhen examining how Hong Kong’s freely convertible currency ensures its unique position as China’s window to the world.

10 Oct 2019 - 1:22PM

This is the final instalment of the series on Shenzhen examining how Hong Kong’s freely convertible currency ensures its unique position as China’s window to the world.

Unconvertible yuan is a drag on Shenzhen’s race to supplant Hong Kong’s unique role as China’s offshore financial centre
Hong Kong insurers target young and the elderly as protests deter mainland Chinese from buying insurance products in the city

Insurance sales to mainland Chinese customers have dropped by an estimated 30 per cent during the protests.

9 Oct 2019 - 8:33AM

Insurance sales to mainland Chinese customers have dropped by an estimated 30 per cent during the protests.

Hong Kong insurers target young and the elderly as protests deter mainland Chinese from buying insurance products in the city
First virtual general insurance licence goes to Avo as Insurance Authority promotes insurtech in Hong Kong

The recipient was Avo Insurance, a purely digital company which will sell general insurance products online without the use of agents or brokers

9 Oct 2019 - 10:16PM

The recipient was Avo Insurance, a purely digital company which will sell general insurance products online without the use of agents or brokers

First virtual general insurance licence goes to Avo as Insurance Authority promotes insurtech in Hong Kong
Five banks keep 13 branches shut and hundreds of ATMs offline after vandals attacked China-linked companies in Hong Kong

Banks decline to confirm if any cash from ATMs was lost, but say customers’ assets at the banks’ safe deposit boxes are safe.

8 Oct 2019 - 7:31PM

Banks decline to confirm if any cash from ATMs was lost, but say customers’ assets at the banks’ safe deposit boxes are safe.

Five banks keep 13 branches shut and hundreds of ATMs offline after vandals attacked China-linked companies in Hong Kong
Hong Kong bourse drops bid to buy London exchange, shelving its ambition to create one of the world’s biggest financial markets

HKEX had faced a deadline of Wednesday to make formal offer for the London bourse operator.

9 Oct 2019 - 12:09PM

HKEX had faced a deadline of Wednesday to make formal offer for the London bourse operator.

Hong Kong bourse drops bid to buy London exchange, shelving its ambition to create one of the world’s biggest financial markets
Investing MPF in Japan, US and Asia funds pays off as protests, trade war weigh on Hong Kong stocks in third quarter

The 414 investment funds covered by Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund suffered an average loss of 1.1 per cent during the July to September period, according to data provider Lipper. But did anyone make any money amid the doom and gloom?

8 Oct 2019 - 8:15AM

The 414 investment funds covered by Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund suffered an average loss of 1.1 per cent during the July to September period, according to data provider Lipper. But did anyone make any money amid the doom and gloom?

Investing MPF in Japan, US and Asia funds pays off as protests, trade war weigh on Hong Kong stocks in third quarter
Why Hong Kong wanted the London Stock Exchange so badly, and how its decision to wait a year could cost it the deal

The decision to attempt a takeover of the UK exchange was made at a meeting of HKEX directors in September 2018, according to a source

5 Oct 2019 - 12:53PM

The decision to attempt a takeover of the UK exchange was made at a meeting of HKEX directors in September 2018, according to a source

Why Hong Kong wanted the London Stock Exchange so badly, and how its decision to wait a year could cost it the deal
HKEX shareholders against raising bid for LSE after some investors say they are open to a higher offer

HKEX needs to convince some 500 local brokerages, who received shares of the bourse operator when it was listed in 2000, about the merits of a higher takeover offer for LSE.

4 Oct 2019 - 11:02PM

HKEX needs to convince some 500 local brokerages, who received shares of the bourse operator when it was listed in 2000, about the merits of a higher takeover offer for LSE.

HKEX shareholders against raising bid for LSE after some investors say they are open to a higher offer
Hong Kong’s new monetary chief Eddie Yue vows to defend currency peg, says there’s no need to change it

Eddie Yue Wai-man, 54, who took over as HKMA’s chief executive from Norman Chan Tak-lam, says he plans to maintain the stability of the financial market and the peg linked exchange system.

2 Oct 2019 - 10:54PM

Eddie Yue Wai-man, 54, who took over as HKMA’s chief executive from Norman Chan Tak-lam, says he plans to maintain the stability of the financial market and the peg linked exchange system.

Hong Kong’s new monetary chief Eddie Yue vows to defend currency peg, says there’s no need to change it
Hong Kong’s retiring monetary chief Norman Chan backs annuity scheme launched under his leadership last year

Norman Chan Tak-lam, who was appointed as the HKMA’s second chief executive in 2009, introduced eight rounds of mortgage tightening to cool the city’s property market after the global financial crisis broke out the same year.

1 Oct 2019 - 10:15AM

Norman Chan Tak-lam, who was appointed as the HKMA’s second chief executive in 2009, introduced eight rounds of mortgage tightening to cool the city’s property market after the global financial crisis broke out the same year.

Hong Kong’s retiring monetary chief Norman Chan backs annuity scheme launched under his leadership last year
Hong Kong dollar deposits and money supply slip moderately in August as IPO market dries up

Banking and financial system stable and functioning smoothly despite months of social unrest, says Norman Chan Tak-lam, chief executive of HKMA.

30 Sep 2019 - 11:03PM

Banking and financial system stable and functioning smoothly despite months of social unrest, says Norman Chan Tak-lam, chief executive of HKMA.

Hong Kong dollar deposits and money supply slip moderately in August as IPO market dries up
Hong Kong might yet shrug off 63 per cent third-quarter decline in IPOs to regain crown of top market globally this year, analysts say

Hong Kong, the world’s largest market for initial public offerings six times over the past decade, might still reclaim its crown from New York this year, analysts said.

30 Sep 2019 - 9:46AM

Hong Kong, the world’s largest market for initial public offerings six times over the past decade, might still reclaim its crown from New York this year, analysts said.

Hong Kong might yet shrug off 63 per cent third-quarter decline in IPOs to regain crown of top market globally this year, analysts say
Bourse operator HKEX’s US$36.6 billion offer for 300 year-old London Stock Exchange a boost for Hong Kong M&A

Bourse operator Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing’s offer to acquire the three century-old London Stock Exchange has boosted mergers and acquisitions activity in the city to a two-year high, data showed.

30 Sep 2019 - 4:05PM

Bourse operator Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing’s offer to acquire the three century-old London Stock Exchange has boosted mergers and acquisitions activity in the city to a two-year high, data showed.

Bourse operator HKEX’s US$36.6 billion offer for 300 year-old London Stock Exchange a boost for Hong Kong M&A
Short sellers believe a weakening economy will force Hong Kong Monetary Authority to tweak the currency peg

Currency bears say that the government may eventually consider removing the peg or at least make some change to the system, but supporters say there’s no chance and the government will vigorously defend the peg.

29 Sep 2019 - 11:04PM

Currency bears say that the government may eventually consider removing the peg or at least make some change to the system, but supporters say there’s no chance and the government will vigorously defend the peg.

Short sellers believe a weakening economy will force Hong Kong Monetary Authority to tweak the currency peg
HKEX, London Stock Exchange bosses, locked in takeover feud, clash over whether Hong Kong is the true financial gateway to China

The chief executives of the two stock exchanges disagreed strongly when fate threw them together at the Sibos 2019 conference in London on Tuesday

25 Sep 2019 - 4:55AM

The chief executives of the two stock exchanges disagreed strongly when fate threw them together at the Sibos 2019 conference in London on Tuesday

HKEX, London Stock Exchange bosses, locked in takeover feud, clash over whether Hong Kong is the true financial gateway to China
SFC refuses to delay new margin financing rule stock brokers say threatens their livelihoods as they struggle to survive amid protests

A new rule capping margin financing is a further blow to Hong Kong brokerages as they struggle to survive amid the political crisis that has put a huge dent in their revenues

24 Sep 2019 - 7:30AM

A new rule capping margin financing is a further blow to Hong Kong brokerages as they struggle to survive amid the political crisis that has put a huge dent in their revenues

SFC refuses to delay new margin financing rule stock brokers say threatens their livelihoods as they struggle to survive amid protests
Initial public offerings trickle back to Hong Kong’s stock market as city maintains resilience as fundraising hub amid protests

Hong Kong’s economy is teetering on the brink of a technical recession, as three months of political rallies have deteriorated into street mayhem and violence, causing property prices to plunge, forced visitors to stay away and crimped retail sales. Still, the key Hang Seng Stock Index fell by 6.2 per cent at the worst of the crisis, recovering to a 2 per cent dip at the end of Friday’s trading.

23 Sep 2019 - 11:02PM

Hong Kong’s economy is teetering on the brink of a technical recession, as three months of political rallies have deteriorated into street mayhem and violence, causing property prices to plunge, forced visitors to stay away and crimped retail sales. Still, the key Hang Seng Stock Index fell by 6.2 per cent at the worst of the crisis, recovering to a 2 per cent dip at the end of Friday’s trading.

Initial public offerings trickle back to Hong Kong’s stock market as city maintains resilience as fundraising hub amid protests
Protests force Hong Kong’s small stock brokers out of business, with little chance of rescue by Chinese buyers

Struggling brokers are finding they can no longer rely on their traditional rescuers – mainland Chinese buyers willing to pay a healthy premium to get a foothold in the local market.

23 Sep 2019 - 10:52AM

Struggling brokers are finding they can no longer rely on their traditional rescuers – mainland Chinese buyers willing to pay a healthy premium to get a foothold in the local market.

Protests force Hong Kong’s small stock brokers out of business, with little chance of rescue by Chinese buyers
Explainer | Will protests trigger another war between stock and currency speculators and the Hong Kong government?

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Norman Chan Tak-lam said this week that even if speculators tried to attack, Hong Kong’s financial market is too big now for them to succeed.

22 Sep 2019 - 7:23PM

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Norman Chan Tak-lam said this week that even if speculators tried to attack, Hong Kong’s financial market is too big now for them to succeed.

Will protests trigger another war between stock and currency speculators and the Hong Kong government?
HSBC refutes claims it pressured contractor to remove worker who was pushing for bank trade union in Hong Kong

Nathan Leung said he was asked to move after he joined a strike associated with the ongoing protests and had called for the setting up of a banking union two days earlier.

21 Sep 2019 - 4:25AM

Nathan Leung said he was asked to move after he joined a strike associated with the ongoing protests and had called for the setting up of a banking union two days earlier.

HSBC refutes claims it pressured contractor to remove worker who was pushing for bank trade union in Hong Kong
Hong Kong follows US Fed’s 25 basis point rate cut, just in time for city’s stalling economy and kickoff of Budweiser’s mega IPO

The widely expected rate cut is a much-needed spur to prevent Hong Kong’s economic growth from stalling into a technical recession in the third quarter.

19 Sep 2019 - 7:51PM

The widely expected rate cut is a much-needed spur to prevent Hong Kong’s economic growth from stalling into a technical recession in the third quarter.

Hong Kong follows US Fed’s 25 basis point rate cut, just in time for city’s stalling economy and kickoff of Budweiser’s mega IPO
Shortsellers assembled for Hong Kong’s market tumble may have paid HK$12.4 billion for show that never was

Investors short selling Hang Seng Index futures contracts might have lost big this month. Multibillion-dollar big. Hong Kong has been mired in its worst political crisis in decades, but its benchmark bounced back in September, while the Hong Kong dollar stayed within its trading band against the US dollar.

18 Sep 2019 - 3:04AM

Investors short selling Hang Seng Index futures contracts might have lost big this month. Multibillion-dollar big. Hong Kong has been mired in its worst political crisis in decades, but its benchmark bounced back in September, while the Hong Kong dollar stayed within its trading band against the US dollar.

Shortsellers assembled for Hong Kong’s market tumble may have paid HK$12.4 billion for show that never was