Iris Ouyang

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Iris Ouyang

Reporter, Business

Iris Ouyang is a business reporter for the Post. She has reported in Washington D.C., Beijing, and Hong Kong in the past several years for both Chinese and international media organisations such as Caixin, Phoenix Finance, MNI, USA Today, MarketWatch and American Banker.

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Stock index blood bath extends to Asia-Pacific as widening spread of coronavirus outbreak sets off worst market sell-offs since 2008

‘The economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak looks more severe than originally expected,’ Goldman Sachs analysts led by Timothy Moe wrote in a new note.

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‘The economic impact of the Covid-19 outbreak looks more severe than originally expected,’ Goldman Sachs analysts led by Timothy Moe wrote in a new note.

Stock index blood bath extends to Asia-Pacific as widening spread of coronavirus outbreak sets off worst market sell-offs since 2008
Hong Kong, China stocks see big drops as coronavirus spooks traders
Expedia starts global lay-offs this week in Hong Kong and Singapore, as ‘bloated’ agency slims down amid travel slump

Expedia Group is laying off employees in Asia, after the company said in an internal email about the plan to cut 3,000, or 12 per cent of its global workforce.

28 Feb 2020 - 10:12AM

Expedia Group is laying off employees in Asia, after the company said in an internal email about the plan to cut 3,000, or 12 per cent of its global workforce.

Expedia starts global lay-offs this week in Hong Kong and Singapore, as ‘bloated’ agency slims down amid travel slump
Stocks decline throughout Asia as fears rise about global spread of deadly coronavirus

‘The coronavirus is now affecting business worldwide,’ said Louis Tse, managing director of VC Asset Management. Hong Kong and China stocks fell.

25 Feb 2020 - 8:02AM

‘The coronavirus is now affecting business worldwide,’ said Louis Tse, managing director of VC Asset Management. Hong Kong and China stocks fell.

Stocks decline throughout Asia as fears rise about global spread of deadly coronavirus
Hong Kong stocks clobbered as fears grow about global spread of coronavirus

China stocks fall; Kweichow Moutai tumbles 2.3 per cent. In Hong Kong, casino stocks continue losing streak. 

24 Feb 2020 - 5:18PM

China stocks fall; Kweichow Moutai tumbles 2.3 per cent. In Hong Kong, casino stocks continue losing streak. 

Hong Kong stocks clobbered as fears grow about global spread of coronavirus
Hang Seng Index falls, China stocks rise on mixes expectations about more monetary support to soften blow from coronavirus

“Hong Kong investors believe there will be an end of the recent rally if no more fuel injecting [by China], while A-share investors still have a faith that the China government has to ease money to save the economy,” said Alan Li, portfolio manager of Atta Capital.

21 Feb 2020 - 6:31PM

“Hong Kong investors believe there will be an end of the recent rally if no more fuel injecting [by China], while A-share investors still have a faith that the China government has to ease money to save the economy,” said Alan Li, portfolio manager of Atta Capital.

Hang Seng Index falls, China stocks rise on mixes expectations about more monetary support to soften blow from coronavirus
Hang Seng Index posts weekly loss, as traders can't shake coronavirus jitters

Beer makers, Macau casino stocks tumble on weak sentiment amid coronavirus outbreak. 

21 Feb 2020 - 5:17PM

Beer makers, Macau casino stocks tumble on weak sentiment amid coronavirus outbreak. 

Hang Seng Index posts weekly loss, as traders can't shake coronavirus jitters
China stocks rally to a one-month high on PBOC stimulus while Hang Seng Index struggles to break key technical threshold

Shanghai Composite Index rose to a one-month high on the back of yet another central bank policy stimulus. Hong Kong’s stock benchmark slipped after failing to break a key technical hurdle.

20 Feb 2020 - 6:31PM

Shanghai Composite Index rose to a one-month high on the back of yet another central bank policy stimulus. Hong Kong’s stock benchmark slipped after failing to break a key technical hurdle.

China stocks rally to a one-month high on PBOC stimulus while Hang Seng Index struggles to break key technical threshold
Hong Kong stocks fall; PC maker Lenovo shoots up on record quarterly revenue

Shanghai benchmark rallies above 3,000 level on latest steps by Beijing to boost coronavirus-hammered economy.

20 Feb 2020 - 6:49PM

Shanghai benchmark rallies above 3,000 level on latest steps by Beijing to boost coronavirus-hammered economy.

Hong Kong stocks fall; PC maker Lenovo shoots up on record quarterly revenue
China, Hong Kong stocks end mixed as traders weigh whether Beijing is doing enough to boost virus-stricken economy

“Investors’ patience is limited. If there is not further monetary easing from PBOC, they won’t stay for long,” Li said, referring to the People’s Bank of China.

19 Feb 2020 - 5:56PM

“Investors’ patience is limited. If there is not further monetary easing from PBOC, they won’t stay for long,” Li said, referring to the People’s Bank of China.

China, Hong Kong stocks end mixed as traders weigh whether Beijing is doing enough to boost virus-stricken economy
Jack Ma’s advice for Chinese entrepreneurs in the time of coronavirus: retool, reflect and restore work at a steady pace

The comments by Ma, the wealthiest Chinese entrepreneur of 2019 according to Hurun Report – with a fortune estimated at US$39 billion – come as the nation’s companies and factories crank up their levers to return to work, after the coronavirus outbreak kept 50 million workers at home over an extended Lunar New Year holiday.

19 Feb 2020 - 6:27PM

The comments by Ma, the wealthiest Chinese entrepreneur of 2019 according to Hurun Report – with a fortune estimated at US$39 billion – come as the nation’s companies and factories crank up their levers to return to work, after the coronavirus outbreak kept 50 million workers at home over an extended Lunar New Year holiday.

Jack Ma’s advice for Chinese entrepreneurs in the time of coronavirus: retool, reflect and restore work at a steady pace
Hong Kong stocks fall as Apple warns of coronavirus impact and HSBC misses 2019 earnings estimate

The 28,000-point level proving to be a “significant resistance point” for the Hang Seng Index, said Kenny Wen, wealth management strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai.

18 Feb 2020 - 6:08PM

The 28,000-point level proving to be a “significant resistance point” for the Hang Seng Index, said Kenny Wen, wealth management strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai.

Hong Kong stocks fall as Apple warns of coronavirus impact and HSBC misses 2019 earnings estimate
How about fresh veggies and meat when you get gas? Sinopec offers new touch-free service amid coronavirus fears

Sinopec’s Easy Joy convenience stores in some Chinese cities will put app-ordered vegetables and meat directly into customers’ trunks. Through an app, customers can fuel up on gas and food without anyone touching them amid the coronavirus.

18 Feb 2020 - 10:10PM

Sinopec’s Easy Joy convenience stores in some Chinese cities will put app-ordered vegetables and meat directly into customers’ trunks. Through an app, customers can fuel up on gas and food without anyone touching them amid the coronavirus.

How about fresh veggies and meat when you get gas? Sinopec offers new touch-free service amid coronavirus fears
Hong Kong stocks fall as Apple is latest to warn of coronavirus impact

Apple's China suppliers hammered, including Luxshare Precision, GoerTek on the mainland, and AAC Technologies and BYD Electronic in Hong Kong. Shanghai benchmark finishes day with teensy gain. 

18 Feb 2020 - 6:07PM

Apple's China suppliers hammered, including Luxshare Precision, GoerTek on the mainland, and AAC Technologies and BYD Electronic in Hong Kong. Shanghai benchmark finishes day with teensy gain. 

Hong Kong stocks fall as Apple is latest to warn of coronavirus impact
China, Hong Kong stocks rally on additional stimulus to help businesses reeling from coronavirus

“People are expecting that more easing and supporting policy are coming when China is facing a challenge on the economic downturn and unemployment rate,” said Alan Li, portfolio manager at Atta Capital.

17 Feb 2020 - 7:14PM

“People are expecting that more easing and supporting policy are coming when China is facing a challenge on the economic downturn and unemployment rate,” said Alan Li, portfolio manager at Atta Capital.

China, Hong Kong stocks rally on additional stimulus to help businesses reeling from coronavirus
Hong Kong, China stocks advance after China pumps in more stimulus to battle coronavirus' punch to economy

Mainland benchmarks erase all losses since coronavirus rout. Anta Sports, Sunny Optical jump, while Wuling Motors tumbles in Hong Kong.

17 Feb 2020 - 5:54PM

Mainland benchmarks erase all losses since coronavirus rout. Anta Sports, Sunny Optical jump, while Wuling Motors tumbles in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong, China stocks advance after China pumps in more stimulus to battle coronavirus' punch to economy
Hong Kong, China stocks advance as sentiment remains positive on Beijing stimulus, ultimate success in containing coronavirus

“Sentiment is still driven by excessive liquidity and lower funding costs in mainland China,” said Alan Li, portfolio manager at Atta Capital.

14 Feb 2020 - 9:18PM

“Sentiment is still driven by excessive liquidity and lower funding costs in mainland China,” said Alan Li, portfolio manager at Atta Capital.

Hong Kong, China stocks advance as sentiment remains positive on Beijing stimulus, ultimate success in containing coronavirus
Hang Seng Index rises, Alibaba falls after warning of hit by coronavirus

Jefferies reiterates 'buy' rating on Alibaba, boosts target price to HK$289. 

14 Feb 2020 - 9:30PM

Jefferies reiterates 'buy' rating on Alibaba, boosts target price to HK$289. 

Hang Seng Index rises, Alibaba falls after warning of hit by coronavirus
Hong Kong, China stocks fall amid profit taking, assessment of spike in coronavirus cases

The Hang Seng’s fall was ‘driven by profit taking as investors believe further upside may be relatively limited,’ said Kenny Wen, wealth management strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai. ‘For Shanghai, it’s the same story.’

13 Feb 2020 - 6:23PM

The Hang Seng’s fall was ‘driven by profit taking as investors believe further upside may be relatively limited,’ said Kenny Wen, wealth management strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai. ‘For Shanghai, it’s the same story.’

Hong Kong, China stocks fall amid profit taking, assessment of spike in coronavirus cases
Caution returns to Hong Kong, China markets as coronavirus cases spike

Beijing approves strategies to restart economic production, state media reports. Traders pocket profits after run-ups in Hong Kong, mainland stocks, pushing down benchmarks.

13 Feb 2020 - 5:52PM

Beijing approves strategies to restart economic production, state media reports. Traders pocket profits after run-ups in Hong Kong, mainland stocks, pushing down benchmarks.

Caution returns to Hong Kong, China markets as coronavirus cases spike
Hong Kong, China stocks continue to rise on expectations of Beijing stimulus to blunt coronavirus impact on economy

Liquor and beer stocks could soon recover as new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus appear to be declining, Jefferies said. But Fidelity International’s portfolio managers are taking a “cautious view” and not buying China stocks on dips.

12 Feb 2020 - 5:24PM

Liquor and beer stocks could soon recover as new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus appear to be declining, Jefferies said. But Fidelity International’s portfolio managers are taking a “cautious view” and not buying China stocks on dips.

Hong Kong, China stocks continue to rise on expectations of Beijing stimulus to blunt coronavirus impact on economy
Hong Kong, mainland stocks gain on hopes coronavirus containment efforts are working

China lets local governments sell more debt to offset economic effects of coronavirus

12 Feb 2020 - 5:07PM

China lets local governments sell more debt to offset economic effects of coronavirus

Hong Kong, mainland stocks gain on hopes coronavirus containment efforts are working
China, Hong Kong stocks gain as traders look for winners amid coronavirus upheaval

In Hong Kong, hotpot stocks, Tencent, casino stocks gain. On mainland, Apple AirPod supplier Luxshare Precision surges. 

11 Feb 2020 - 5:47PM

In Hong Kong, hotpot stocks, Tencent, casino stocks gain. On mainland, Apple AirPod supplier Luxshare Precision surges. 

China, Hong Kong stocks gain as traders look for winners amid coronavirus upheaval
Hong Kong stocks slide in market sensitive to virus news; hotpot stocks battered while Ali Health, Ping An Good Doctor surge

“The market is very sensitive at the moment,” said Louis Tse Ming-kwong, managing director of VC Asset Management. “Any [news] coming in concerning the coronavirus could affect different industries, so investors have to watch out for risks and react quickly as the outbreak unfolds.”

10 Feb 2020 - 6:32PM

“The market is very sensitive at the moment,” said Louis Tse Ming-kwong, managing director of VC Asset Management. “Any [news] coming in concerning the coronavirus could affect different industries, so investors have to watch out for risks and react quickly as the outbreak unfolds.”

Hong Kong stocks slide in market sensitive to virus news; hotpot stocks battered while Ali Health, Ping An Good Doctor surge
Hong Kong stocks slide as coronavirus deaths surpass those of Sars

Ping An Good Doctor, Ali Health soar as traders bet unprecedented lockdown in China could lead to a watershed moment for new economy stocks. That's what happened to e-commerce during the 2003 Sars outbreak.

10 Feb 2020 - 5:32PM

Ping An Good Doctor, Ali Health soar as traders bet unprecedented lockdown in China could lead to a watershed moment for new economy stocks. That's what happened to e-commerce during the 2003 Sars outbreak.

Hong Kong stocks slide as coronavirus deaths surpass those of Sars
China’s home sales about to fall off a cliff as coronavirus forces shutdown in sales offices

China's residential property market has come to a standstill as sales offices are ordered to shut amid the coronavirus outbreak, and some agents are bracing for as much as 80 per cent slump in sales this month.

5 Feb 2020 - 10:52AM

China's residential property market has come to a standstill as sales offices are ordered to shut amid the coronavirus outbreak, and some agents are bracing for as much as 80 per cent slump in sales this month.

China’s home sales about to fall off a cliff as coronavirus forces shutdown in sales offices
China’s US$2.3 trillion property sector tries out VR amid coronavirus scare, online food deliveries, health care set for long-term boost

Mainland Chinese property dealers – banned from opening their sales offices in at least 60 jurisdictions amid the coronavirus outbreak – are turning to virtual reality technology as well as social-media platforms such as WeChat, in addition to websites, to sell homes.

4 Feb 2020 - 9:45AM

Mainland Chinese property dealers – banned from opening their sales offices in at least 60 jurisdictions amid the coronavirus outbreak – are turning to virtual reality technology as well as social-media platforms such as WeChat, in addition to websites, to sell homes.

China’s US$2.3 trillion property sector tries out VR amid coronavirus scare, online food deliveries, health care set for long-term boost
Chinese mall landlords offer rent-free periods to merchants as footfall decreases amid Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

Mainland Chinese landlords have moved to relieve the pressure on stores and restaurants brought on by the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, by cutting rents and offering zero-rent periods.

30 Jan 2020 - 10:42AM

Mainland Chinese landlords have moved to relieve the pressure on stores and restaurants brought on by the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, by cutting rents and offering zero-rent periods.

Chinese mall landlords offer rent-free periods to merchants as footfall decreases amid Wuhan coronavirus outbreak
Wuhan’s viral outbreak knocks the stock markets of China and Hong Kong off their paces, just as a rally is building momentum

Airlines, tour agencies, hotels, theme parks and restaurants led declines, amid concerns that another outbreak similar to the one 17 years earlier would deter people from congregating in public places, hurting their earnings.

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

Airlines, tour agencies, hotels, theme parks and restaurants led declines, amid concerns that another outbreak similar to the one 17 years earlier would deter people from congregating in public places, hurting their earnings.

Wuhan’s viral outbreak knocks the stock markets of China and Hong Kong off their paces, just as a rally is building momentum