Eric Ng

Eric Ng joined the Post in 1998 after brief stints in a trading company and translation and editing roles at Dow Jones and Edinburgh Financial Publishing. He has close to 20 years of experience covering China's energy, mining and industrial materials sectors, and has recently added biotechnology to his coverage. Eric has a master's of business administration degree.
Eric Ng
Eric Ng joined the Post in 1998 after brief stints in a trading company and translation and editing roles at Dow Jones and Edinburgh Financial Publishing. He has close to 20 years of experience covering China's energy, mining and industrial materials sectors, and has recently added biotechnology to his coverage. Eric has a master's of business administration degree.

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China’s Jinxin Fertility wants Hong Kong’s aspiring parents to cross the border for cheaper IVF treatment, but protests may hinder promotion blitz

Chengdu-based Jinxin Fertility, which floated shares in Hong Kong to fund expansion, is monitoring the civil unrest before launching a marketing campaign

14 Oct 2019 - 10:04PM

Chengdu-based Jinxin Fertility, which floated shares in Hong Kong to fund expansion, is monitoring the civil unrest before launching a marketing campaign

China’s Jinxin Fertility wants Hong Kong’s aspiring parents to cross the border for cheaper IVF treatment, but protests may hinder promotion blitz
Saudi Aramco invests in cleaner internal combustion engines as it doubles down on oil ahead of jumbo IPO

Aramco is doubling down on the internal combustion engine, at a time when the global automobile market is rushing to embrace electric vehicles, and hybrid petroleum-electric engines.

14 Oct 2019 - 10:14AM

Aramco is doubling down on the internal combustion engine, at a time when the global automobile market is rushing to embrace electric vehicles, and hybrid petroleum-electric engines.

Saudi Aramco invests in cleaner internal combustion engines as it doubles down on oil ahead of jumbo IPO
Macau submits proposal for ‘offshore yuan Nasdaq’ to Chinese government

Official involved in submitting proposal says he hopes the plan may be approved as a ‘birthday gift’ on 20th anniversary of city’s return to Chinese administration.

15 Oct 2019 - 9:40AM

Official involved in submitting proposal says he hopes the plan may be approved as a ‘birthday gift’ on 20th anniversary of city’s return to Chinese administration.

Macau submits proposal for ‘offshore yuan Nasdaq’ to Chinese government
Saudi Aramco, planning to launch world’s largest IPO, says its growth lies in natural gas, refining and chemicals

Aramco was aiming to raise gas output by 39.4 per cent to 21.6 billion cubic feet per day by 2023, says senior vice-president.

11 Oct 2019 - 10:47PM

Aramco was aiming to raise gas output by 39.4 per cent to 21.6 billion cubic feet per day by 2023, says senior vice-president.

Saudi Aramco, planning to launch world’s largest IPO, says its growth lies in natural gas, refining and chemicals
Hong Kong-listed property firms give over US$2 billion to charitable causes, topping list of donors

China Evergrande Group was the biggest donor last year, handing out HK$4.3 billion, some 5.7 per cent of its annual profit, according to a study by Sodata Analytics Foundation Association.

7 Oct 2019 - 2:02PM

China Evergrande Group was the biggest donor last year, handing out HK$4.3 billion, some 5.7 per cent of its annual profit, according to a study by Sodata Analytics Foundation Association.

Hong Kong-listed property firms give over US$2 billion to charitable causes, topping list of donors
China’s consumption upgrade props up shrinking car market with locally made premium models flying off the assembly line

Sales of 10 premium brands, which includes BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Volvo and Lexus, have risen in China compared to the 11 per cent decline in overall car volumes in the year’s first eight months.

6 Oct 2019 - 10:57PM

Sales of 10 premium brands, which includes BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Volvo and Lexus, have risen in China compared to the 11 per cent decline in overall car volumes in the year’s first eight months.

China’s consumption upgrade props up shrinking car market with locally made premium models flying off the assembly line
Gold supply heading for peak unless miners ramp up exploration spending, resource consultancy Wood Mackenzie says

Gold miners slashed their exploration budgets when the gold price fell from the highs of 2011/12 and have kept them low ever since, says Wood MacKenzie

4 Oct 2019 - 6:44AM

Gold miners slashed their exploration budgets when the gold price fell from the highs of 2011/12 and have kept them low ever since, says Wood MacKenzie

Gold supply heading for peak unless miners ramp up exploration spending, resource consultancy Wood Mackenzie says
How a son made it his mission to launch inexpensive drugs in China after father’s death from cancer

Shanghai Henlius Biotech, launched by former Amgen executive Scott Liu Shi-kau, is working on 16 cancer drugs that are undergoing clinical trials or awaiting approval for marketing.

26 Sep 2019 - 8:47AM

Shanghai Henlius Biotech, launched by former Amgen executive Scott Liu Shi-kau, is working on 16 cancer drugs that are undergoing clinical trials or awaiting approval for marketing.

How a son made it his mission to launch inexpensive drugs in China after father’s death from cancer
Hong Kong jewellery fair – the world’s largest – robbed of sparkle by protests, US-China trade war, reports drop in turnout

The Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair held last week might have attracted half its usual number of visitors, as well as fewer exhibitors, in a climate blighted by poor sales, the US-China trade war and the Hong Kong protests, according to a regular attendee.

25 Sep 2019 - 6:44AM

The Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair held last week might have attracted half its usual number of visitors, as well as fewer exhibitors, in a climate blighted by poor sales, the US-China trade war and the Hong Kong protests, according to a regular attendee.

Hong Kong jewellery fair – the world’s largest – robbed of sparkle by protests, US-China trade war, reports drop in turnout
Hong Kong set to lead green building and flood-risk initiatives in Greater Bay Area as protests cast doubt over role

Collaboration on both fronts will be spearheaded by organisations based in the city, according to the Hong Kong Green Finance Association

24 Sep 2019 - 9:29AM

Collaboration on both fronts will be spearheaded by organisations based in the city, according to the Hong Kong Green Finance Association

Hong Kong set to lead green building and flood-risk initiatives in Greater Bay Area as protests cast doubt over role
Investors should become ‘risk seeking’ as rates are cut globally, but diversification key to better returns, fund managers say

It is time to buy more shares, as the latest round of monetary policy easing around the world encourages greater allocation of investor dollars to riskier assets that offer better returns, according to fund managers.

22 Sep 2019 - 7:43PM

It is time to buy more shares, as the latest round of monetary policy easing around the world encourages greater allocation of investor dollars to riskier assets that offer better returns, according to fund managers.

Investors should become ‘risk seeking’ as rates are cut globally, but diversification key to better returns, fund managers say
Chinese firms to build more coal power plants in Asia despite Beijing’s pledge for greener Belt and Road Initiative projects

President Xi Jinping told the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing in April this year that infrastructure projects built under the BRI must be green and sustainable.

18 Sep 2019 - 10:57PM

President Xi Jinping told the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing in April this year that infrastructure projects built under the BRI must be green and sustainable.

Chinese firms to build more coal power plants in Asia despite Beijing’s pledge for greener Belt and Road Initiative projects
China’s largest agricultural companies turn swine fever epidemic into growth opportunity while small farms perish

Fitch says there is a growing trend among Chinese animal feed and protein producers to diversify their product mix and extend their value chain as they look to ride out the swine fever epidemic.

14 Sep 2019 - 9:31PM

Fitch says there is a growing trend among Chinese animal feed and protein producers to diversify their product mix and extend their value chain as they look to ride out the swine fever epidemic.

China’s largest agricultural companies turn swine fever epidemic into growth opportunity while small farms perish
China’s diners must pay more for their favourite meat or forgo pork at mid-autumn as swine fever decimates supply

Expensive pork, which makes up two-thirds of the annual meat consumption for the average non-Muslim Chinese household by one estimate, is forcing consumers to make hard choices: pay more, or eat less of the meat.

14 Sep 2019 - 9:33PM

Expensive pork, which makes up two-thirds of the annual meat consumption for the average non-Muslim Chinese household by one estimate, is forcing consumers to make hard choices: pay more, or eat less of the meat.

China’s diners must pay more for their favourite meat or forgo pork at mid-autumn as swine fever decimates supply
Explainer: Why Beijing cut the tax rate on rare earths amid the escalating US-China trade war

Industry observers agree that the latest policy move is meant to boost production and make it economically feasible for miners to exploit low-grade deposits while maintaining the country’s edge in the sector.

12 Sep 2019 - 6:00AM

Industry observers agree that the latest policy move is meant to boost production and make it economically feasible for miners to exploit low-grade deposits while maintaining the country’s edge in the sector.

Explainer: Why Beijing cut the tax rate on rare earths amid the escalating US-China trade war
Even protesters use the services of ‘protest-resistant’ utilities stocks, making them a defensive investment option, analysts say

Just about everybody showers, uses electricity and goes on the internet. HKT Trust and HKT, Power Assets Holdings and CLP Holdings have the biggest potential upside, stocks analysts say.

9 Sep 2019 - 9:52AM

Just about everybody showers, uses electricity and goes on the internet. HKT Trust and HKT, Power Assets Holdings and CLP Holdings have the biggest potential upside, stocks analysts say.

Even protesters use the services of ‘protest-resistant’ utilities stocks, making them a defensive investment option, analysts say
Haidilao and Tontine pair up in the hope spicy Sichuan food and sweet wine go down well with consumers

The semi-sparkling grape wine is the first product customised for a restaurant from the Jilin-based China Tontine Wines.

5 Sep 2019 - 9:00AM

The semi-sparkling grape wine is the first product customised for a restaurant from the Jilin-based China Tontine Wines.

Haidilao and Tontine pair up in the hope spicy Sichuan food and sweet wine go down well with consumers
China sets sight on leapfrogging US and Japan in fuel-cell vehicles with subsidies for buyers and incentives for charging stations

The incentives form part of China’s plan to leapfrog the US and Japan in automotive technology, using the advantage of a market that sells more vehicles than any other nation on earth.

4 Sep 2019 - 7:30AM

The incentives form part of China’s plan to leapfrog the US and Japan in automotive technology, using the advantage of a market that sells more vehicles than any other nation on earth.

China sets sight on leapfrogging US and Japan in fuel-cell vehicles with subsidies for buyers and incentives for charging stations
PetroChina to broaden LNG import sources amid US-China trade war, posts US$4 billion profit

China will continue to diversify where it imports natural gas from amid its protracted trade war with the United States, which will not affect the country’s demand for cleaner burning fuel, PetroChina’s president said on Thursday.

30 Aug 2019 - 8:58AM

China will continue to diversify where it imports natural gas from amid its protracted trade war with the United States, which will not affect the country’s demand for cleaner burning fuel, PetroChina’s president said on Thursday.

PetroChina to broaden LNG import sources amid US-China trade war, posts US$4 billion profit
Hong Kong protests 2019 vs Occupy Central: after 79 days, retailers, investors, developers hit far worse by this year’s demonstrations

On Monday, the current protests reached the 79-day mark at which time the earlier pro-democracy effort ended. The deeper damage to business could not be clearer.

2 Sep 2019 - 10:44AM

On Monday, the current protests reached the 79-day mark at which time the earlier pro-democracy effort ended. The deeper damage to business could not be clearer.

Hong Kong protests 2019 vs Occupy Central: after 79 days, retailers, investors, developers hit far worse by this year’s demonstrations
Trump’s military rare earths drive opens doors for new US mines amid threats of China supply cut

Trump’s move could spur the re-establishment of an integrated supply chain for the extraction and processing of rare earth metals and their utilisation to make magnets for such things as fighter jets and tanks.

25 Aug 2019 - 11:00PM

Trump’s move could spur the re-establishment of an integrated supply chain for the extraction and processing of rare earth metals and their utilisation to make magnets for such things as fighter jets and tanks.

Trump’s military rare earths drive opens doors for new US mines amid threats of China supply cut
Hong Kong’s homebuyers snap up Billion Development’s Aurora flats in Tsuen Wan, attracted by lowest prices in neighbourhood

The successful sale marks a break from a downbeat mood in Hong Kong, as 12 weeks of protest rallies sparked by a controversial extradition bill have crimped retail sales and deterred visitors.

24 Aug 2019 - 10:06PM

The successful sale marks a break from a downbeat mood in Hong Kong, as 12 weeks of protest rallies sparked by a controversial extradition bill have crimped retail sales and deterred visitors.

Hong Kong’s homebuyers snap up Billion Development’s Aurora flats in Tsuen Wan, attracted by lowest prices in neighbourhood
Li & Fung sees more disruptions to global supply chains from US friction with trading partners, as its interim results miss estimates

The century-old Hong Kong company, founded by Fung’s grandfather Fung Pak-liu, was a beneficiary of China’s rapid rise as the world’s factory, supply global consumers with everything from clothing and apparels to shoes, toys and furniture. Its earnings slump is emblematic of the city’s economic position has come under challenge by the year-long US-China trade war.

22 Aug 2019 - 11:00PM

The century-old Hong Kong company, founded by Fung’s grandfather Fung Pak-liu, was a beneficiary of China’s rapid rise as the world’s factory, supply global consumers with everything from clothing and apparels to shoes, toys and furniture. Its earnings slump is emblematic of the city’s economic position has come under challenge by the year-long US-China trade war.

Li & Fung sees more disruptions to global supply chains from US friction with trading partners, as its interim results miss estimates
Sinopec Engineering, tasked to deliver on Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, thinks it can win Bangladesh project

The expansion would triple the South Asia nation’s annual refining capacity to 4.5 million tonnes from 1.5 million tonnes.

19 Aug 2019 - 10:58PM

The expansion would triple the South Asia nation’s annual refining capacity to 4.5 million tonnes from 1.5 million tonnes.

Sinopec Engineering, tasked to deliver on Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, thinks it can win Bangladesh project
The world’s biggest pork eaters are developing a palate for beef and other substitutes

Chinese customers’ spending on healthy meals rose 158 per cent last year, according to data from online delivery provider Meituan Dianping, while the country’s pork consumption has fallen since peaking in 2014.

17 Aug 2019 - 12:02PM

Chinese customers’ spending on healthy meals rose 158 per cent last year, according to data from online delivery provider Meituan Dianping, while the country’s pork consumption has fallen since peaking in 2014.

The world’s biggest pork eaters are developing a palate for beef and other substitutes
A miserable Year of the Pig for China’s hogs is godsend for American farmers

US pork exports to China doubled in the second quarter to 60,898 tonnes, which was made possible by a sharp increase in prices on the mainland, helping to offset a 62 per cent tariffs on US exports.

17 Aug 2019 - 11:58AM

US pork exports to China doubled in the second quarter to 60,898 tonnes, which was made possible by a sharp increase in prices on the mainland, helping to offset a 62 per cent tariffs on US exports.

A miserable Year of the Pig for China’s hogs is godsend for American farmers
The world’s largest pork producer WH Group, between the US and China, finds diversity its best solution out of the trade war

The African swine fever that spread to China just over a year ago has led to the mass culling of pigs, slashing the number of China’s breeding sows by 26.7 per cent at the end of June from a year earlier.

13 Aug 2019 - 9:00PM

The African swine fever that spread to China just over a year ago has led to the mass culling of pigs, slashing the number of China’s breeding sows by 26.7 per cent at the end of June from a year earlier.

The world’s largest pork producer WH Group, between the US and China, finds diversity its best solution out of the trade war
Boris Johnson’s brother in Hong Kong backs Brexit strategy as he plans UK hotel fund targeting Asian investors

Max Johnson, 34, who is planning to launch a UK-focused hotel fund targeting Asian high net worth individuals and pension funds, says investors must make use of the sterling’s weakness to snap up assets in Britain.

10 Aug 2019 - 11:45AM

Max Johnson, 34, who is planning to launch a UK-focused hotel fund targeting Asian high net worth individuals and pension funds, says investors must make use of the sterling’s weakness to snap up assets in Britain.

Boris Johnson’s brother in Hong Kong backs Brexit strategy as he plans UK hotel fund targeting Asian investors
Meet Max Johnson, the half-brother of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson who lives in Hong Kong

Max Johnson, the youngest sibling of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, says Britain's imminent departure from the European Union is an opportunity for investors rather than a deterrent. The 34 year-old UK-China investment adviserUK-China investment adviser

20 Aug 2019 - 12:29PM

Max Johnson, the youngest sibling of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, says Britain's imminent departure from the European Union is an opportunity for investors rather than a deterrent. The 34 year-old UK-China investment adviserUK-China investment adviser

Meet Max Johnson, the half-brother of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson who lives in Hong Kong
China’s rare earth producers say they are ready to weaponise their supply stranglehold, pass any tariff as cost to US customers

The statement by the state-dominated industry is the clearest sign that China is turning its rare earth deposits into a trade weapon, after a year of negotiations to untangle a complex web of tit-for-tat tariffs ended in impasse.

8 Aug 2019 - 11:04PM

The statement by the state-dominated industry is the clearest sign that China is turning its rare earth deposits into a trade weapon, after a year of negotiations to untangle a complex web of tit-for-tat tariffs ended in impasse.

China’s rare earth producers say they are ready to weaponise their supply stranglehold, pass any tariff as cost to US customers