Georgina Lee

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Georgina Lee

Georgina Lee has been a financial journalist for more than 15 years, having worked for newswires and trade magazines before she joined the Post. She has also previously written research articles on key structured credit themes for a credit rating agency.

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Bitcoin’s appeal grows as more investment platforms facilitate dollar loans backed by cryptocurrencies

As bitcoin rises and the US dollar weakens against major and emerging currencies, some platforms are offering investors fresh options to borrow against their digital assets.

28 Feb 2021 - 7:25PM

As bitcoin rises and the US dollar weakens against major and emerging currencies, some platforms are offering investors fresh options to borrow against their digital assets.

Bitcoin’s appeal grows as more investment platforms facilitate dollar loans backed by cryptocurrencies
Chinese government bond trade proves profitable for foreign fund managers using Bond Connect to take advantage of yield difference

Fund managers reap profits from trading across China’s onshore and offshore dim sum bond market, as foreign investors pile into Chinese treasuries.

26 Feb 2021 - 9:00AM

Fund managers reap profits from trading across China’s onshore and offshore dim sum bond market, as foreign investors pile into Chinese treasuries.

Chinese government bond trade proves profitable for foreign fund managers using Bond Connect to take advantage of yield difference
Government seeks to beef up Hong Kong’s role as Asia’s bond hub by accelerating Bond Connect, increasing use of green bonds

In his latest budget, Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po proposes doubling the ceiling on sovereign green bonds and expediting a cross-border investment channel that will enhance access to mainland China’s vast market.

25 Feb 2021 - 12:01AM

In his latest budget, Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po proposes doubling the ceiling on sovereign green bonds and expediting a cross-border investment channel that will enhance access to mainland China’s vast market.

Government seeks to beef up Hong Kong’s role as Asia’s bond hub by accelerating Bond Connect, increasing use of green bonds
SciClone and Joinn Laboratories set to joining frenzy for biotech IPOs in Hong Kong as fundraising jumps to highest in two years

Chinese health care and drug makers’ Hong Kong IPOs launched in January and February have raised the most funds in two years.

22 Feb 2021 - 4:13PM

Chinese health care and drug makers’ Hong Kong IPOs launched in January and February have raised the most funds in two years.

SciClone and Joinn Laboratories set to joining frenzy for biotech IPOs in Hong Kong as fundraising jumps to highest in two years
Cryptocurrency exchanges warn Hong Kong’s new rules will drive retail investors onto unregulated platforms

Exchanges push back on a government proposal to restrict cryptocurrency trading to professional investors only.

16 Feb 2021 - 9:35PM

Exchanges push back on a government proposal to restrict cryptocurrency trading to professional investors only.

Cryptocurrency exchanges warn Hong Kong’s new rules will drive retail investors onto unregulated platforms
Hong Kong fintech start-up hopes bitcoin in a paper envelope will broaden cryptocurrency ownership beyond the tech-savvy

Six-year-old ixFintech gives bitcoin a new twist by dispensing it in the form of QR codes in a paper envelope, in a bid to broaden access to the wider public.

12 Feb 2021 - 10:00AM

Six-year-old ixFintech gives bitcoin a new twist by dispensing it in the form of QR codes in a paper envelope, in a bid to broaden access to the wider public.

Hong Kong fintech start-up hopes bitcoin in a paper envelope will broaden cryptocurrency ownership beyond the tech-savvy
Chinese courier firm SF Holding, Robert Kuok’s Kerry Logistics say US$2.3 billion deal a collaboration, not acquisition

SF Holding, which operates SF Express in mainland China and Hong Kong, will pay HK$17.55 billion yuan in cash to acquire 931,209,117 shares of Hong Kong-listed Kerry Logistics through a wholly-owned unit.

10 Feb 2021 - 2:48PM

SF Holding, which operates SF Express in mainland China and Hong Kong, will pay HK$17.55 billion yuan in cash to acquire 931,209,117 shares of Hong Kong-listed Kerry Logistics through a wholly-owned unit.

Chinese courier firm SF Holding, Robert Kuok’s Kerry Logistics say US$2.3 billion deal a collaboration, not acquisition
Chief executive of Hong Kong-listed digital asset platform pays US$7.2 million for Happy Valley flat as bitcoin soars to record high

Hugh Douglas Madden, CEO of BC Tech Group, bought a 1,953 sq ft flat on the fourth floor of Winfield Building in Happy Valley.

9 Feb 2021 - 5:36PM

Hugh Douglas Madden, CEO of BC Tech Group, bought a 1,953 sq ft flat on the fourth floor of Winfield Building in Happy Valley.

Chief executive of Hong Kong-listed digital asset platform pays US$7.2 million for Happy Valley flat as bitcoin soars to record high
Kuaishou shares jump 161 per cent in debut as Hong Kong’s hottest IPO paves way for offerings from rival video-sharing app owners

Retail investors have bet serious money on the world’s flashiest technology this year, sending in HK$1.3 trillion (US$165 billion) to oversubscribe the IPO by 1,200 times. That’s more than double the cash in circulation in the city.

5 Feb 2021 - 5:53PM

Retail investors have bet serious money on the world’s flashiest technology this year, sending in HK$1.3 trillion (US$165 billion) to oversubscribe the IPO by 1,200 times. That’s more than double the cash in circulation in the city.

Kuaishou shares jump 161 per cent in debut as Hong Kong’s hottest IPO paves way for offerings from rival video-sharing app owners
Lenovo’s shareholders give their overwhelming nod to company’s plan to sell Chinese depositary receipts in Shanghai’s Star Market

Shareholders in the world’s biggest personal computer maker give greenlight to its IPO through issuing CDR on Shanghai’s Star Market.

4 Feb 2021 - 4:00PM

Shareholders in the world’s biggest personal computer maker give greenlight to its IPO through issuing CDR on Shanghai’s Star Market.

Lenovo’s shareholders give their overwhelming nod to company’s plan to sell Chinese depositary receipts in Shanghai’s Star Market
Ping An Bank follows China Merchants Bank in reporting profit growth, as smaller lenders ride post Covid-19 rebound

Positive results at China’s mid-sized lenders have bucked the trend, because net profit for the banking industry as a whole, based on preliminary data, is expected to drop for the whole of 2020.

3 Feb 2021 - 10:00AM

Positive results at China’s mid-sized lenders have bucked the trend, because net profit for the banking industry as a whole, based on preliminary data, is expected to drop for the whole of 2020.

Ping An Bank follows China Merchants Bank in reporting profit growth, as smaller lenders ride post Covid-19 rebound
Tencent-backed Kuaishou’s IPO overbought 1,200 times by retail investors, sets record

Kuaishou Tech’s IPO sets record as the most oversubscribed IPO in terms of retail demand, at over 1,200 times.

29 Jan 2021 - 11:00PM

Kuaishou Tech’s IPO sets record as the most oversubscribed IPO in terms of retail demand, at over 1,200 times.

Tencent-backed Kuaishou’s IPO overbought 1,200 times by retail investors, sets record
Hong Kong pay-TV leader i-Cable taps main shareholder for more funds to help end decade of losses

i-Cable Communications is turning to its key shareholder again for cash to help turn around its business and compete with well-funded home rivals.

28 Jan 2021 - 10:59PM

i-Cable Communications is turning to its key shareholder again for cash to help turn around its business and compete with well-funded home rivals.

Hong Kong pay-TV leader i-Cable taps main shareholder for more funds to help end decade of losses
Kuaishou’s bankers close order book two days early as investors scramble for US$5.4 billion IPO by Tencent-backed video-app operator

Investors scramble for a piece of Kuaishou’s US$5.4 billion IPO, as banks and brokerages offer low loan rates to cater to demand for IPO loan.

27 Jan 2021 - 5:00PM

Investors scramble for a piece of Kuaishou’s US$5.4 billion IPO, as banks and brokerages offer low loan rates to cater to demand for IPO loan.

Kuaishou’s bankers close order book two days early as investors scramble for US$5.4 billion IPO by Tencent-backed video-app operator
Bank of East Asia appoints retail loans chief to lead Greater Bay Area office to drive cross-border wealth management business

Bank of East Asia appoints head of Greater Bay Area office as it preps for selling wealth management products via connect scheme.

27 Jan 2021 - 2:58AM

Bank of East Asia appoints head of Greater Bay Area office as it preps for selling wealth management products via connect scheme.

Bank of East Asia appoints retail loans chief to lead Greater Bay Area office to drive cross-border wealth management business
Kuaishou aims to sell shares at up to HK$115 each, as world’s second-largest video sharing app kicks off bumper Hong Kong IPO

The short-video platform aims to list on Hong Kong’s stock exchange on February 5, the city’s largest listing since Alibaba’s US$13 billion secondary offering in 2019.

25 Jan 2021 - 11:35PM

The short-video platform aims to list on Hong Kong’s stock exchange on February 5, the city’s largest listing since Alibaba’s US$13 billion secondary offering in 2019.

Kuaishou aims to sell shares at up to HK$115 each, as world’s second-largest video sharing app kicks off bumper Hong Kong IPO
Who’s who of mainland financiers in Hong Kong as Mandarin becomes the common tongue for Central’s investment bankers

The changing demographics in Asia’s second-largest capital market has spillover socioeconomic implications in a city grappling with record unemployment and its worst recession in decades。

23 Jan 2021 - 2:09PM

The changing demographics in Asia’s second-largest capital market has spillover socioeconomic implications in a city grappling with record unemployment and its worst recession in decades。

Who’s who of mainland financiers in Hong Kong as Mandarin becomes the common tongue for Central’s investment bankers
Tencent-backed video sharing app Kuaishou kicks off Hong Kong IPO targeting US$5 billion

Kuaishou will raise the curtain for other China’s short video-sharing platforms to raise funds via IPO in Hong Kong.

23 Jan 2021 - 9:57PM

Kuaishou will raise the curtain for other China’s short video-sharing platforms to raise funds via IPO in Hong Kong.

Tencent-backed video sharing app Kuaishou kicks off Hong Kong IPO targeting US$5 billion
Hong Kong could spearhead China’s financial integration with world, digital yuan use: government officials

Attempts by Donald Trump to decouple the world’s two largest economies had cemented China’s resolve to integration financially with other countries. This presented an opportunity for Hong Kong, said Julia Leung of the SFC.

19 Jan 2021 - 7:00PM

Attempts by Donald Trump to decouple the world’s two largest economies had cemented China’s resolve to integration financially with other countries. This presented an opportunity for Hong Kong, said Julia Leung of the SFC.

Hong Kong could spearhead China’s financial integration with world, digital yuan use: government officials
Shareholders cash in on Hong Kong stock market rally as investors snap up jumbo block-trade shares sales

Strong IPO pipeline for 2021 is likely to inject more money into the Hong Kong market, encouraging more listed companies to launch share sales.

19 Jan 2021 - 10:00AM

Strong IPO pipeline for 2021 is likely to inject more money into the Hong Kong market, encouraging more listed companies to launch share sales.

Shareholders cash in on Hong Kong stock market rally as investors snap up jumbo block-trade shares sales
Tencent-backed video-sharing app Kuaishou wins green light from Hong Kong to raise up to US$6 billion

Kuaishou Tech will kick off its blockbuster IPO next week, as the loss-making company targets a listing in early February.

15 Jan 2021 - 10:38AM

Kuaishou Tech will kick off its blockbuster IPO next week, as the loss-making company targets a listing in early February.

Tencent-backed video-sharing app Kuaishou wins green light from Hong Kong to raise up to US$6 billion
Lenovo to sell CDRs in Shanghai, boosting Star Market’s pitch for China’s national champions to raise funds at home

The pending sale would be a breakthrough for Shanghai’s Science Technology and Innovation Board, or Star Market, in its pitch to attract China’s technology champions and most promising start-ups to raise capital in their home ground.

13 Jan 2021 - 10:52PM

The pending sale would be a breakthrough for Shanghai’s Science Technology and Innovation Board, or Star Market, in its pitch to attract China’s technology champions and most promising start-ups to raise capital in their home ground.

Lenovo to sell CDRs in Shanghai, boosting Star Market’s pitch for China’s national champions to raise funds at home
New anti-money-laundering regulations should exclude Hong Kong’s bitcoin ATMs to sustain innovation, says industry body

The government’s proposal to regulate cryptocurrency exchanges could leave ATMs as one of the last remaining avenues for retail investing.

24 Dec 2020 - 3:22PM

The government’s proposal to regulate cryptocurrency exchanges could leave ATMs as one of the last remaining avenues for retail investing.

New anti-money-laundering regulations should exclude Hong Kong’s bitcoin ATMs to sustain innovation, says industry body
Tencent-backed video platform Kuaishou targets January IPO in Hong Kong, people familiar say

Kuaishou Technology, a short-video sharing platform backed by Tencent, was last valued at US$30 billion, though the size of the intended IPO has not been revealed.

22 Dec 2020 - 9:54PM

Kuaishou Technology, a short-video sharing platform backed by Tencent, was last valued at US$30 billion, though the size of the intended IPO has not been revealed.

Tencent-backed video platform Kuaishou targets January IPO in Hong Kong, people familiar say
Kuke Music hopes to be third-time lucky with its New York initial public offering after two attempts failed in Hong Kong

Kuke Music’s offshore listing is back on track in New York, after previous attempts to list in Hong Kong fail.

21 Dec 2020 - 7:36PM

Kuke Music’s offshore listing is back on track in New York, after previous attempts to list in Hong Kong fail.

Kuke Music hopes to be third-time lucky with its New York initial public offering after two attempts failed in Hong Kong
Hong Kong art and collectibles platform Oriental Culture hopes Nasdaq IPO will burnish its image, give sector credibility

The government should grow Hong Kong as a hub for Chinese artefacts such as vintage stamps and Kweichow Moutai spirits, CEO of art and collectibles platform Oriental Culture says.

20 Dec 2020 - 9:54PM

The government should grow Hong Kong as a hub for Chinese artefacts such as vintage stamps and Kweichow Moutai spirits, CEO of art and collectibles platform Oriental Culture says.

Hong Kong art and collectibles platform Oriental Culture hopes Nasdaq IPO will burnish its image, give sector credibility
Secondary flotations of US-listed Chinese firms buoy 2021 outlook as Hong Kong lands second place in world IPO rankings

Hong Kong stock exchange will finish 2020 as the second-biggest IPO market globally after raising US$50 billion, KPMG says.

16 Dec 2020 - 6:13PM

Hong Kong stock exchange will finish 2020 as the second-biggest IPO market globally after raising US$50 billion, KPMG says.

Secondary flotations of US-listed Chinese firms buoy 2021 outlook as Hong Kong lands second place in world IPO rankings
Saudi Aramco’s panda bond may be an endangered deal as market’s small size hinders fundraising by oil giants, bankers say

While Saudi Aramco has listed the yuan as a potential fund-raising currency for a debt issuance, bankers say the market size could hinder the deal.

14 Dec 2020 - 10:19AM

While Saudi Aramco has listed the yuan as a potential fund-raising currency for a debt issuance, bankers say the market size could hinder the deal.

Saudi Aramco’s panda bond may be an endangered deal as market’s small size hinders fundraising by oil giants, bankers say
Blue Moon prices stock offer at top-end as Hillhouse-invested detergent producer raises US$1.27 billion in Hong Kong

Detergent maker Blue Moon prices Hong Kong IPO at top-end of price range, as investors put money into Chinese consumer sector issuers.

9 Dec 2020 - 5:28PM

Detergent maker Blue Moon prices Hong Kong IPO at top-end of price range, as investors put money into Chinese consumer sector issuers.

Blue Moon prices stock offer at top-end as Hillhouse-invested detergent producer raises US$1.27 billion in Hong Kong
JD Health plans to use part of Hong Kong IPO proceeds to buy offline pharmacies

The health care arm of e-commerce giant JD.com plans to extend its offline pharmacies network to help bricks-and-mortar laggards digitise.

8 Dec 2020 - 6:00PM

The health care arm of e-commerce giant JD.com plans to extend its offline pharmacies network to help bricks-and-mortar laggards digitise.

JD Health plans to use part of Hong Kong IPO proceeds to buy offline pharmacies