Eugene Tang

Hong Kong

Eugene Tang

Business Editor

Eugene Tang has been a business journalist since 1994 and has 16 years experience in China, including 10 years building and managing a bilingual news operation as editor and Bloomberg's China Bureau Chief. Before joining the Post, Eugene was product director of institutional news and Factiva products at Dow Jones/Wall St Journal. As Business Editor, he is responsible for coverage of markets, banking and finance, property and industries.

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The work begins now after COP26 in the ‘era of accountability’

In this issue of Global Impact, we look back at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, more commonly referred to as COP26, and to the future of the global crisis that is climate change. 

In this issue of Global Impact, we look back at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, more commonly referred to as COP26, and to the future of the global crisis that is climate change. 

22 Nov 2021 - 2:00PM
Embattled Evergrande not out of the woods as Chinese property developer faces hit after hit

In this issue of Global Impact, we take a look at the latest crisis to have befallen China’s property industry, and particularly, China Evergrande Group, after an ambitious debt-fuelled expansion plan hatched four years ago left the company battling for its very survival.

In this issue of Global Impact, we take a look at the latest crisis to have befallen China’s property industry, and particularly, China Evergrande Group, after an ambitious debt-fuelled expansion plan hatched four years ago left the company battling for its very survival.

25 Oct 2021 - 2:00PM
World News Day highlights climate change issue just as power cuts sweep across China

In this issue of Global Impact, we look at how China's electricity curbs coincided with World News Day this year focusing on the 'The Climate Crisis'.

In this issue of Global Impact, we look at how China's electricity curbs coincided with World News Day this year focusing on the 'The Climate Crisis'.

5 Oct 2021 - 2:00PM
Why the story of climate change needs you on World News Day

The unprecedented weather and natural events of the past have signalled the significant impact of the climate on our lives and livelihoods, and the Post is committed to give the climate change crisis the attention it deserves.

The unprecedented weather and natural events of the past have signalled the significant impact of the climate on our lives and livelihoods, and the Post is committed to give the climate change crisis the attention it deserves.

28 Sep 2021 - 9:37AM
Can China’s tech firms still find a route to list in New York as regulatory barriers pop up on both sides of the Pacific?

In this issue of Global Impact, we look at what is the future for Chinese tech firms who want to list overseas after Didi Chuxing was put under the country’s first-ever cybersecurity review. 

In this issue of Global Impact, we look at what is the future for Chinese tech firms who want to list overseas after Didi Chuxing was put under the country’s first-ever cybersecurity review. 

23 Aug 2021 - 2:00PM
Former HKEX chief unveils new foreign investment platform to finance Chinese small businesses

 The new global investment platform, Micro Connect, was launched in Hong Kong on August 3, 2021. Speaking exclusively to the South China Morning Post, former Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing chief executive and Micro Connect co-founder Charles Li Xiaojia, said the new platform aims to make it easy for global investors to fund the tens of thousands of Chinese small businesses with potential investment ranging from tens of thousands to several million yuan. The launch comes as China’s 20 million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and 90 million self-employed individuals’ micro-companies look for support amid weak domestic consumption and rising costs. 

 The new global investment platform, Micro Connect, was launched in Hong Kong on August 3, 2021. Speaking exclusively to the South China Morning Post, former Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing chief executive and Micro Connect co-founder Charles Li Xiaojia, said the new platform aims to make it easy for global investors to fund the tens of thousands of Chinese small businesses with potential investment ranging from tens of thousands to several million yuan. The launch comes as China’s 20 million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and 90 million self-employed individuals’ micro-companies look for support amid weak domestic consumption and rising costs. 

15 Aug 2021 - 11:47AM
Car park spaces selling for US$1.5 million underline resurgence of Hong Kong’s property market

In this issue of Global Impact, we take a look at how Hong Kong's recovering property market is spilling over to ever-higher prices for new homes, lived-in apartments, rental charges for shops, and even the price of car-parking bays.

In this issue of Global Impact, we take a look at how Hong Kong's recovering property market is spilling over to ever-higher prices for new homes, lived-in apartments, rental charges for shops, and even the price of car-parking bays.

5 Jul 2021 - 2:07PM
Taking Stock: New Hong Kong stock exchange head eyes next big opportunity

In this issue of Global Impact, we takes a look at the future of the Hong Kong stock exchange under its new leadership of CEO Nicolas Aguzin. 

In this issue of Global Impact, we takes a look at the future of the Hong Kong stock exchange under its new leadership of CEO Nicolas Aguzin. 

31 May 2021 - 2:00PM
The implications of rising wealth in the time of coronavirus

This week, the Global Impact newsletter takes a closer look at how the wealthy fared during the coronavirus and the impact of the rising wealth gap on Hong Kong.

This week, the Global Impact newsletter takes a closer look at how the wealthy fared during the coronavirus and the impact of the rising wealth gap on Hong Kong.

19 Apr 2021 - 2:00PM
Cathay Pacific averts financial collapse with distress call to tap the HK$4 trillion war chest of Hong Kong’s financial tsar

Hong Kong's flag carrier stitched together a bailout plan in time to avert a collapse and ensure the city's future as an aviation and financial hub.

Hong Kong's flag carrier stitched together a bailout plan in time to avert a collapse and ensure the city's future as an aviation and financial hub.

11 Jul 2020 - 1:00PM
Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang on how technology is reshaping consumer buying behaviour

E-commerce giant Alibaba started trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange on November 26, 2019, in the world’s largest stock debut so far in 2019. The company had also made a splash when it was listed on the New York Stock Exchange five years earlier. 

E-commerce giant Alibaba started trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange on November 26, 2019, in the world’s largest stock debut so far in 2019. The company had also made a splash when it was listed on the New York Stock Exchange five years earlier. 

28 Nov 2019 - 4:11PM
Alibaba Chairman Daniel Zhang on company’s IPO and global expansion during US-China trade

China’s largest technology company Alibaba started trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. The listing was world’s largest so far in 2019, and followed up the company record-breaking debut on the New York Stock Exchange five years earlier.

China’s largest technology company Alibaba started trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. The listing was world’s largest so far in 2019, and followed up the company record-breaking debut on the New York Stock Exchange five years earlier.

28 Nov 2019 - 8:28AM
25 Oct 2020 - 5:17PM
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.

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
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

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

3 May 2019 - 4:27PM
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

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

2 May 2019 - 4:29PM
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

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
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.

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
19 Apr 2018 - 12:55PM
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.

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
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.

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
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

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

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