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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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 - 9:39PM

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
The doctor will see you now … over the smartphone as Ping An Good Doctor launches new services, tie-ups to tap China’s unmet demand

China’s largest online health care platform plans to unveil partnerships with 20 companies next week as it looks to tap China’s 100 million middle class families with upgraded medical consultation packages.

8 Aug 2019 - 7:33AM

China’s largest online health care platform plans to unveil partnerships with 20 companies next week as it looks to tap China’s 100 million middle class families with upgraded medical consultation packages.

The doctor will see you now … over the smartphone as Ping An Good Doctor launches new services, tie-ups to tap China’s unmet demand
Hong Kong electricity provider CLP eyes China power distribution market, India’s renewables, says CEO

CLP reported a net loss of HK$907 million (US$116 million) for the first half, on the back of a HK$6.38 billion impairment on its Australian retail business

6 Aug 2019 - 10:46PM

CLP reported a net loss of HK$907 million (US$116 million) for the first half, on the back of a HK$6.38 billion impairment on its Australian retail business

Hong Kong electricity provider CLP eyes China power distribution market, India’s renewables, says CEO
Looking for trade war-proof stock ideas? China’s large pharma firms might be good medicine for investors’ portfolios, analysts say

Chinese Big Pharma firms are benefiting from Beijing policies that are speeding up drug approvals and incentivising discovery of new products.

5 Aug 2019 - 7:45AM

Chinese Big Pharma firms are benefiting from Beijing policies that are speeding up drug approvals and incentivising discovery of new products.

Looking for trade war-proof stock ideas? China’s large pharma firms might be good medicine for investors’ portfolios, analysts say
Protests take a toll on sales at Watsons, one of Hong Kong’s most instantly recognisable retail chains

Health and beauty giant Watsons has seen sales plummet during almost two months of frequent street rallies, says managing director Diane Cheung.

30 Jul 2019 - 9:00AM

Health and beauty giant Watsons has seen sales plummet during almost two months of frequent street rallies, says managing director Diane Cheung.

Protests take a toll on sales at Watsons, one of Hong Kong’s most instantly recognisable retail chains
China disrupting world’s diamond sector, tapping sophisticated technology to produce cheap synthetic alternatives

Most of the world’s lucrative diamond market is controlled by four miners. China wants to change that by making synthetic diamonds that are cheap and gorgeous.

30 Jul 2019 - 5:32AM

Most of the world’s lucrative diamond market is controlled by four miners. China wants to change that by making synthetic diamonds that are cheap and gorgeous.

China disrupting world’s diamond sector, tapping sophisticated technology to produce cheap synthetic alternatives
China’s platinum jewellers need to innovate to attract younger consumers, reverse downturn, industry body says

China accounted for half of the platinum consumed through jewellery sales globally last year.

24 Jul 2019 - 10:59PM

China accounted for half of the platinum consumed through jewellery sales globally last year.

China’s platinum jewellers need to innovate to attract younger consumers, reverse downturn, industry body says
Parent firm of China Southern, country’s largest airline, receives US$4 billion cash injection for overseas expansion

The holding company behind China Southern Airlines, mainland China’s largest carrier, will receive a cash injection of 30 billion yuan from three fund-management firms, the company said on Sunday.

21 Jul 2019 - 10:59PM

The holding company behind China Southern Airlines, mainland China’s largest carrier, will receive a cash injection of 30 billion yuan from three fund-management firms, the company said on Sunday.

Parent firm of China Southern, country’s largest airline, receives US$4 billion cash injection for overseas expansion
Gallium: China tightens grip on wonder metal as Huawei works on promising applications beyond 5G

Alexandra Feytis, a consultant at Roskill Information Services, says the US and Europe will keep close watch on China’s dominance of the critical material as new promising applications are developed.

20 Jul 2019 - 4:04AM

Alexandra Feytis, a consultant at Roskill Information Services, says the US and Europe will keep close watch on China’s dominance of the critical material as new promising applications are developed.

Gallium: China tightens grip on wonder metal as Huawei works on promising applications beyond 5G
China’s war chest of rare earth patents give an insight into total domination of the industry

US lobbyists lament lack of governmental effort to cut reliance on Chinese supply of rare earths, warning Beijing could use dominant position to its advantage in trade talks.

20 Jul 2019 - 10:44AM

US lobbyists lament lack of governmental effort to cut reliance on Chinese supply of rare earths, warning Beijing could use dominant position to its advantage in trade talks.

China’s war chest of rare earth patents give an insight into total domination of the industry
From conducting job interviews to vocational training, Swedish start-up sees robots as a game changer

Samer Al Moubayed, CEO and co-founder of Furhat Robotics, which is developing a robotics platform, expects hundreds of uses for robots in the services industry, with each application worth more than a US$1 billion.

18 Jul 2019 - 11:06PM

Samer Al Moubayed, CEO and co-founder of Furhat Robotics, which is developing a robotics platform, expects hundreds of uses for robots in the services industry, with each application worth more than a US$1 billion.

From conducting job interviews to vocational training, Swedish start-up sees robots as a game changer
Furhat Robotics - the Developer of Human-like Service Robots

Samer Al Moubayed, the CEO and co-founder of Furhat Robotics, a Swedish start-up developing robotic applications, says there could be hundreds of uses for human-like service robots, from job interviews to vocational training to customer servicing worth billions of dollars in the next two decades. He envisioned that these robots will become so common that they will be used in schools, offices, hospitals and malls. He recently came to Hong Kong to meet with potential customers, business partners and investors.

18 Jul 2019 - 1:01PM

Samer Al Moubayed, the CEO and co-founder of Furhat Robotics, a Swedish start-up developing robotic applications, says there could be hundreds of uses for human-like service robots, from job interviews to vocational training to customer servicing worth billions of dollars in the next two decades. He envisioned that these robots will become so common that they will be used in schools, offices, hospitals and malls. He recently came to Hong Kong to meet with potential customers, business partners and investors.

Furhat Robotics - the Developer of Human-like Service Robots
How savvy Li Ka-shing profits from this loss-making firm’s ‘healthy ageing’ product

Tru Niagen, a “healthy ageing” supplement, won the investment backing of Li Ka-shing, now in his nineties and, according to ChromaDex founder, a daily user.

16 Jul 2019 - 8:44AM

Tru Niagen, a “healthy ageing” supplement, won the investment backing of Li Ka-shing, now in his nineties and, according to ChromaDex founder, a daily user.

How savvy Li Ka-shing profits from this loss-making firm’s ‘healthy ageing’ product
Bots to dominate financial sector communications within two years in automation wave, messaging firm Symphony says

Symphony Communications Services, a Silicon Valley messaging start-up used by some of the world’s biggest financial-services companies, expects robot-driven traffic on its platform to surpass human-initiated use within two years.

12 Jul 2019 - 8:20AM

Symphony Communications Services, a Silicon Valley messaging start-up used by some of the world’s biggest financial-services companies, expects robot-driven traffic on its platform to surpass human-initiated use within two years.

Bots to dominate financial sector communications within two years in automation wave, messaging firm Symphony says
Beijing should avoid ‘punishing’ Canada over Huawei case, cautions Ottawa’s ex-ambassador to China

Further curbs may bolster rise of new government unfavourable to Beijing, says John McCallum, Canada’s former ambassador to China.

10 Jul 2019 - 11:39AM

Further curbs may bolster rise of new government unfavourable to Beijing, says John McCallum, Canada’s former ambassador to China.

Beijing should avoid ‘punishing’ Canada over Huawei case, cautions Ottawa’s ex-ambassador to China
Rare diseases are not uncommon, and may be the mother lode for the world’s pharmaceutical producers and researchers

Up to 30 million people live with as many as 7,000 types of rare diseases in the United States, the world’s largest and most advanced pharmaceutical market.

6 Jul 2019 - 10:27AM

Up to 30 million people live with as many as 7,000 types of rare diseases in the United States, the world’s largest and most advanced pharmaceutical market.

Rare diseases are not uncommon, and may be the mother lode for the world’s pharmaceutical producers and researchers
A Xi’an girl’s escape from early death sheds light on China’s arduous journey to make drugs affordable for rare diseases

China last year released the first catalogue of rare diseases, covering 121 disorders out of 7,000 known afflictions, allowing overseas clinical trial data to be accepted for approving new drugs for sale.

6 Jul 2019 - 9:58AM

China last year released the first catalogue of rare diseases, covering 121 disorders out of 7,000 known afflictions, allowing overseas clinical trial data to be accepted for approving new drugs for sale.

A Xi’an girl’s escape from early death sheds light on China’s arduous journey to make drugs affordable for rare diseases
Erosion of Hong Kong’s institutional autonomy will hurt advantage over mainland China cities, high credit rating: Moody’s

Potential erosion of Hong Kong’s institutional independence from Beijing over time could diminish the special administrative region’s advantage over mainland Chinese cities, as well as its higher credit rating, Moody’s said on Friday.

6 Jul 2019 - 3:15AM

Potential erosion of Hong Kong’s institutional independence from Beijing over time could diminish the special administrative region’s advantage over mainland Chinese cities, as well as its higher credit rating, Moody’s said on Friday.

Erosion of Hong Kong’s institutional autonomy will hurt advantage over mainland China cities, high credit rating: Moody’s
Hong Kong’s cancer DNA tests industry gets a boost as Taiwanese provider ACT Genomics opens lab

Taiwan-based ACT Genomics opens a HK$20 million laboratory at the Science Park in Sha Tin to process cancer patients’ samples

5 Jul 2019 - 10:53PM

Taiwan-based ACT Genomics opens a HK$20 million laboratory at the Science Park in Sha Tin to process cancer patients’ samples

Hong Kong’s cancer DNA tests industry gets a boost as Taiwanese provider ACT Genomics opens lab
Not enough Hong Kong-listed companies are conducting due diligence before deals, accounting firm Grant Thornton says

Only 41 per cent of business transactions disclosed by Hong Kong-listed companies last year included detailed investigations into the assets and operations being traded, accounting and audit firm Grant Thornton said on Wednesday.

4 Jul 2019 - 9:21PM

Only 41 per cent of business transactions disclosed by Hong Kong-listed companies last year included detailed investigations into the assets and operations being traded, accounting and audit firm Grant Thornton said on Wednesday.

Not enough Hong Kong-listed companies are conducting due diligence before deals, accounting firm Grant Thornton says
Hong Kong electric utility CLP joins the data arms race in an effort to prepare for the ‘future of energy’

Hong Kong electric utility says it is preparing for disruption in the energy sector by investing in a range of smart technologies

28 Jun 2019 - 8:00AM

Hong Kong electric utility says it is preparing for disruption in the energy sector by investing in a range of smart technologies

Hong Kong electric utility CLP joins the data arms race in an effort to prepare for the ‘future of energy’
Foreign start-ups eye China’s vast digital health care market, but finding the right revenue model holds the key to success

Start-ups such as Boston-based Biofourmis have partnered with local health care platforms like Jianke, giving the company access to its vast customer base.

11 Jun 2019 - 11:14AM

Start-ups such as Boston-based Biofourmis have partnered with local health care platforms like Jianke, giving the company access to its vast customer base.

Foreign start-ups eye China’s vast digital health care market, but finding the right revenue model holds the key to success
Shanghai tech board unlikely to challenge Hong Kong’s status as preferred IPO hub for Chinese biotech firms

Investment bankers say the US-China trade war might dampen valuations of biotech companies looking to raise funds in Hong Kong, but their overall numbers are likely to remain intact.

3 Jun 2019 - 8:42AM

Investment bankers say the US-China trade war might dampen valuations of biotech companies looking to raise funds in Hong Kong, but their overall numbers are likely to remain intact.

Shanghai tech board unlikely to challenge Hong Kong’s status as preferred IPO hub for Chinese biotech firms
Chinese tariffs risk US$200 billion of US gas investments, may spoil America’s ambition to become top global exporter

Two-thirds of the 310 million tonnes of planned US LNG annual capacity, spread over 25 projects and requiring more than US$200 billion of investment, have not yet secured financing.

31 May 2019 - 2:12AM

Two-thirds of the 310 million tonnes of planned US LNG annual capacity, spread over 25 projects and requiring more than US$200 billion of investment, have not yet secured financing.

Chinese tariffs risk US$200 billion of US gas investments, may spoil America’s ambition to become top global exporter