Eugene Tang

Eugene Tang, the South China Morning Post’s Business Editor and The Peak magazine’s Publisher, has spent more than two decades in financial journalism and in the business of real-time news. His career began in 1994 as a corporate news writer for The Edge weekly newspaper in his native Malaysia, followed by 14 years as a reporter, editor, bureau chief and team leader at Bloomberg News in Malaysia, Japan and China. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Eugene has spent more than a decade living in mainland China, covering everything from economic policies to financial markets and earthquakes in Beijing, Shanghai and in China’s far-flung provinces. Prior to joining the SCMP, Eugene was Asia-Pacific Product Director at The Wall Street Journal’s publisher Dow Jones & Co., where he was responsible for the company’s Dow Jones Newswires, real-time news and content licensing for the Factiva news database business.
Eugene Tang, the South China Morning Post’s Business Editor and The Peak magazine’s Publisher, has spent more than two decades in financial journalism and in the business of real-time news. His career began in 1994 as a corporate news writer for The Edge weekly newspaper in his native Malaysia, followed by 14 years as a reporter, editor, bureau chief and team leader at Bloomberg News in Malaysia, Japan and China. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Eugene has spent more than a decade living in mainland China, covering everything from economic policies to financial markets and earthquakes in Beijing, Shanghai and in China’s far-flung provinces. Prior to joining the SCMP, Eugene was Asia-Pacific Product Director at The Wall Street Journal’s publisher Dow Jones & Co., where he was responsible for the company’s Dow Jones Newswires, real-time news and content licensing for the Factiva news database business.

Latest from Eugene Tang

Stocks Blog: Hong Kong stocks rise, as developers' wealth balloon after chief executive's housing policy
Hongkongers pay a price for their low taxes through the world’s most expensive homes and smallest living space. Here’s why

In the first part of a new series on housing problems, the Post examines how the issue of high land prices is linked to government financing and the low-tax environment.

24 Sep 2019 - 11:49PM

In the first part of a new series on housing problems, the Post examines how the issue of high land prices is linked to government financing and the low-tax environment.

Hongkongers pay a price for their low taxes through the world’s most expensive homes and smallest living space. Here’s why
Stocks Blog: Hong Kong's surprise GDP slowdown weighs on market indexes

An unexpected slowdown in Hong Kong's first-quarter economic growth is weighing on the city's stock market

3 May 2019 - 4:27PM

An unexpected slowdown in Hong Kong's first-quarter economic growth is weighing on the city's stock market

Stocks Blog: Hong Kong's surprise GDP slowdown weighs on market indexes
Stocks Blog: Hang Seng Index rises on China's pledge to liberalise banking industry

Trading resumes on the Hong Kong stock exchange after a one-day break to mark Labour Day

2 May 2019 - 4:29PM

Trading resumes on the Hong Kong stock exchange after a one-day break to mark Labour Day

Stocks Blog: Hang Seng Index rises on China's pledge to liberalise banking industry
Huatai to kick off Shanghai’s cross-border investment channel with London on December 14

Chinese investors will need to meet higher asset requirement of US$438,372 to trade under the link plan with London, versus US$73,075 for Hong Kong

5 Dec 2018 - 12:31PM

Chinese investors will need to meet higher asset requirement of US$438,372 to trade under the link plan with London, versus US$73,075 for Hong Kong

Huatai to kick off Shanghai’s cross-border investment channel with London on December 14
Alibaba appoints Daniel Zhang to succeed Jack Ma as chairman in 12-month succession plan

Ma, the co-founder of Asia’s most valuable company and one of China’s most recognisable names, will remain Alibaba’s executive chairman for 12 months until September 10, 2019.

11 Sep 2018 - 8:33PM

Ma, the co-founder of Asia’s most valuable company and one of China’s most recognisable names, will remain Alibaba’s executive chairman for 12 months until September 10, 2019.

Alibaba appoints Daniel Zhang to succeed Jack Ma as chairman in 12-month succession plan
Jack Ma to unveil Alibaba’s succession plan, paving the way for younger talent to take over

Ma will remain executive chairman while the plan is carried out. A New York Times report that said he was “stepping down” to “retire” was out of context, and factually wrong, an Alibaba spokesman said

8 Sep 2018 - 11:25PM

Ma will remain executive chairman while the plan is carried out. A New York Times report that said he was “stepping down” to “retire” was out of context, and factually wrong, an Alibaba spokesman said

Jack Ma to unveil Alibaba’s succession plan, paving the way for younger talent to take over
Carlos Ghosn’s biggest test yet: how to untie the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi knot in the tech age

The automotive world’s turnaround wunderkind and globalist par excellence says the industry’s future lies in services that combine technology and engines with applications

3 Jul 2018 - 8:22PM

The automotive world’s turnaround wunderkind and globalist par excellence says the industry’s future lies in services that combine technology and engines with applications

Carlos Ghosn’s biggest test yet: how to untie the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi knot in the tech age
Rise of Xiaomi: the Chinese start-up poised to become world’s biggest IPO of 2018

Stock exchange officials from New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore are trying to pitch their bourses on what would probably be the largest global initial public offering in four years

15 Jun 2018 - 4:01PM

Stock exchange officials from New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore are trying to pitch their bourses on what would probably be the largest global initial public offering in four years

Rise of Xiaomi: the Chinese start-up  poised to become world’s biggest IPO of 2018
IMF chief Christine Lagarde expresses concern over rising global debt levels, including China’s
Hong Kong’s currency to remain pegged to the US dollar in the near future, IMF’s Lagarde says

The Hong Kong dollar, the biggest loser among a dozen Asian currencies against the euro last year, weakened to 7.8499 per US dollar on Wednesday, the weakest level since 1983.

12 Apr 2018 - 6:28AM

The Hong Kong dollar, the biggest loser among a dozen Asian currencies against the euro last year, weakened to 7.8499 per US dollar on Wednesday, the weakest level since 1983.

Hong Kong’s currency to remain pegged to the US dollar in the near future, IMF’s Lagarde says
Like a ‘dog with a bone on trade,’ Trump won’t back down until US deficit narrows, Reince Priebus says

US President Donald Trump is mulling a so-called reciprocal tax on imports to help America narrow its US$375 billion trade deficit with China, and he won’t back off until the imbalance “moves in the right direction,” his former chief of staff told the South China Morning Post.

22 Mar 2018 - 1:05PM

US President Donald Trump is mulling a so-called reciprocal tax on imports to help America narrow its US$375 billion trade deficit with China, and he won’t back off until the imbalance “moves in the right direction,” his former chief of staff told the South China Morning Post.

Like a ‘dog with a bone on trade,’ Trump won’t back down until US deficit narrows, Reince Priebus says
Six tips on long-distance cycling in Japan, learned the hard way: 1,200km from Tokyo to Sapporo

Typhoons, truck drivers and, most of all, tiredness all threatened to derail the efforts of three adventurers on their seven-day bike across Japan, but they lived to tell the tale. Here is their advice for others considering similar journeys

14 Nov 2017 - 2:39PM

Typhoons, truck drivers and, most of all, tiredness all threatened to derail the efforts of three adventurers on their seven-day bike across Japan, but they lived to tell the tale. Here is their advice for others considering similar journeys

Six tips on long-distance cycling in Japan, learned the hard way: 1,200km from Tokyo to Sapporo
Guo banks on social media never making him ‘unreachable’ again
Here’s how tai chi (and Warren Buffett) inspired Fosun founder to become one of China’s biggest asset buyers
Air Products abandons takeover plan of China’s Yingde Gases
The mud crab feast that started Yingde’s boardroom coup
China developing 500km/h trains to lead export of high-speed rail technology