Iris Ouyang

Hong Kong

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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Tencent, Meituan, HKEX top Hong Kong stock losers as southbound connect sees first net selling since mid-December

Mainland funds hold sway on Hong Kong stock prices as top beneficiaries become main losers on sentiment swings. The proposed increase in stamp duty is a ‘warning sign’ to outlook for inflows in Hong Kong market, Jefferies said in a report.

25 Feb 2021 - 5:45PM

Mainland funds hold sway on Hong Kong stock prices as top beneficiaries become main losers on sentiment swings. The proposed increase in stamp duty is a ‘warning sign’ to outlook for inflows in Hong Kong market, Jefferies said in a report.

Tencent, Meituan, HKEX top Hong Kong stock losers as southbound connect sees first net selling since mid-December
HKEX set to unveil record earnings amid stock rally in tough act to sustain for incoming CEO Aguzin

HKEX’s new boss Nicolas Aguzin faces the challenge of keeping shareholders happy when he takes over in May, a tough act to sustain after a record rally in stock price and bumper earnings over the past year.

24 Feb 2021 - 9:38AM

HKEX’s new boss Nicolas Aguzin faces the challenge of keeping shareholders happy when he takes over in May, a tough act to sustain after a record rally in stock price and bumper earnings over the past year.

HKEX set to unveil record earnings amid stock rally in tough act to sustain for incoming CEO Aguzin
Tech stocks sink in Hong Kong in worst sell-off since mid-November amid valuation jitters, rotation to reflation plays

Chinese technology stocks plunged in Hong Kong trading, dragging the Hang Seng Index down from near the highest since June 2018. HSBC rose before an earnings report on Tuesday as investors eye a resumption in dividend payout.

22 Feb 2021 - 5:33PM

Chinese technology stocks plunged in Hong Kong trading, dragging the Hang Seng Index down from near the highest since June 2018. HSBC rose before an earnings report on Tuesday as investors eye a resumption in dividend payout.

Tech stocks sink in Hong Kong in worst sell-off since mid-November amid valuation jitters, rotation to reflation plays
Tencent alumnus aims to turn Futu into China’s Charles Schwab, even as it lands in Robinhood’s ‘Nerd vs Wall Street’ battle

Futu, backed by Tencent, is the largest of a new crop of stockbrokers that operate entirely online, eschewing bricks-and-mortar presence to compete on speed, efficiency and transaction cost.

22 Feb 2021 - 2:27PM

Futu, backed by Tencent, is the largest of a new crop of stockbrokers that operate entirely online, eschewing bricks-and-mortar presence to compete on speed, efficiency and transaction cost.

Tencent alumnus aims to turn Futu into China’s Charles Schwab, even as it lands in Robinhood’s ‘Nerd vs Wall Street’ battle
China’s stock fund with 132 per cent returns bets on new-energy market leaders that foreign investors are missing out

Shares of new-energy vehicle makers, solar energy generators and their suppliers are expected to become major targets for offshore investors, according to a Shenzhen-based fund manager who made 132 per cent gain in 2020.

16 Feb 2021 - 9:05AM

Shares of new-energy vehicle makers, solar energy generators and their suppliers are expected to become major targets for offshore investors, according to a Shenzhen-based fund manager who made 132 per cent gain in 2020.

China’s stock fund with 132 per cent returns bets on new-energy market leaders that foreign investors are missing out
Hong Kong stocks rise to two-week high as oil, casino stocks advance in reflation trade amid PBOC policy assurance

The Hang Seng Index approached its highest level since January 25, when the gauge settled above 30,000 points. China pledges stability in monetary policy while global reflation trade lifts oil and casino stocks.

9 Feb 2021 - 5:16PM

The Hang Seng Index approached its highest level since January 25, when the gauge settled above 30,000 points. China pledges stability in monetary policy while global reflation trade lifts oil and casino stocks.

Hong Kong stocks rise to two-week high as oil, casino stocks advance in reflation trade amid PBOC policy assurance
Hong Kong stocks log winning week as Kuaishou steals limelight with windfall for IPO investors

Hong Kong stocks rebounded as the Hang Seng Index recouped a large chunk of last week’s 4 per cent slump. Kuaishou, the city’s hottest IPO on record, surged by as much as 200 per cent in debut.

5 Feb 2021 - 4:50PM

Hong Kong stocks rebounded as the Hang Seng Index recouped a large chunk of last week’s 4 per cent slump. Kuaishou, the city’s hottest IPO on record, surged by as much as 200 per cent in debut.

Hong Kong stocks log winning week as Kuaishou steals limelight with windfall for IPO investors
Hong Kong stocks snap three-day rally as tech leaders slide while Alibaba, oil winners offer bright spots

Hong Kong stocks fell for the first time in four days amid caution on tech stock rally and concerns that traders would be trimming bets before a holiday. Alibaba and oil companies offered some bright spots before Kuaishou’s debut on Friday.

4 Feb 2021 - 5:10PM

Hong Kong stocks fell for the first time in four days amid caution on tech stock rally and concerns that traders would be trimming bets before a holiday. Alibaba and oil companies offered some bright spots before Kuaishou’s debut on Friday.

Hong Kong stocks snap three-day rally as tech leaders slide while Alibaba, oil winners offer bright spots
Myanmar coup gives Chinese rare earth stocks an uneasy bounce as state of emergency raises supply squeeze concerns

Investors chase rare earth related stocks as a state of emergency imposed by the Myanmar military government raises concerns about supply from the world’s third-largest producer.

3 Feb 2021 - 5:53PM

Investors chase rare earth related stocks as a state of emergency imposed by the Myanmar military government raises concerns about supply from the world’s third-largest producer.

Myanmar coup gives Chinese rare earth stocks an uneasy bounce as state of emergency raises supply squeeze concerns
Hang Seng Index rebounds as Meituan, Tencent extend winning run, investors shrug off Alibaba concerns

Hong Kong stocks rose for a third day, as gains in Meituan and Tencent overturned earlier losses. Alibaba reversed an earlier 4 per cent slump, while WuXi Biologics’ stock placement at a discount weighed on traders.

3 Feb 2021 - 5:42PM

Hong Kong stocks rose for a third day, as gains in Meituan and Tencent overturned earlier losses. Alibaba reversed an earlier 4 per cent slump, while WuXi Biologics’ stock placement at a discount weighed on traders.

Hang Seng Index rebounds as Meituan, Tencent extend winning run, investors shrug off Alibaba concerns
Tencent, Alibaba power Hang Seng Index rally as mainland funds pile in and investors look to Kuaishou IPO windfall

Hong Kong stocks rose for a second day, recouping a substantial portion of the benchmark index’s 1,164-point drop last week. Mainland funds buoyed Tencent and Meituan, while Alibaba gained before its earnings report on Tuesday.

2 Feb 2021 - 5:51PM

Hong Kong stocks rose for a second day, recouping a substantial portion of the benchmark index’s 1,164-point drop last week. Mainland funds buoyed Tencent and Meituan, while Alibaba gained before its earnings report on Tuesday.

Tencent, Alibaba power Hang Seng Index rally as mainland funds pile in and investors look to Kuaishou IPO windfall
Hainan Airlines slumps by close to daily limit in Shanghai after it warns of a loss of as much as US$10.06 billion

Hainan Airlines Holding sheds as much as 9.8 per cent in Shanghai, with other HNA Group entities also falling after parent’s bankruptcy restructuring.

1 Feb 2021 - 4:05PM

Hainan Airlines Holding sheds as much as 9.8 per cent in Shanghai, with other HNA Group entities also falling after parent’s bankruptcy restructuring.

Hainan Airlines slumps by close to daily limit in Shanghai after it warns of a loss of as much as US$10.06 billion
Hong Kong stock market starts the week strong as surging tech shares overcome China’s slowing recovery and fears about Reddit traders’ assault on hedge funds

The Hang Seng Index advanced more than 2 per cent on Monday as tech giants shrugged off disappointing PMI data and jitters over the assault by small investors on hedge funds fuelled by social media.

1 Feb 2021 - 5:16PM

The Hang Seng Index advanced more than 2 per cent on Monday as tech giants shrugged off disappointing PMI data and jitters over the assault by small investors on hedge funds fuelled by social media.

Hong Kong stock market starts the week strong as surging tech shares overcome China’s slowing recovery and fears about Reddit traders’ assault on hedge funds
Guangzhou, Zhaoqing offer bountiful harvest for Hong Kong celebrity chef, businessmen as food industry takes off in Bay area

The Greater Bay Area’s vibrant economy has enabled 73-year old Hong Kong celebrity chef Master Ko to grow his ‘private kitchen’ in his hometown Guangzhou, at the expense of his retirement plan.

31 Jan 2021 - 11:22PM

The Greater Bay Area’s vibrant economy has enabled 73-year old Hong Kong celebrity chef Master Ko to grow his ‘private kitchen’ in his hometown Guangzhou, at the expense of his retirement plan.

Guangzhou, Zhaoqing offer bountiful harvest for Hong Kong celebrity chef, businessmen as food industry takes off in Bay area
HNA Group enters bankruptcy restructuring as China’s largest asset buyer succumbs to debt after decade-long shopping spree

HNA Group’s acquisition spree came to an end in 2017 when China’s financial regulators, fearful of risks to the banking industry, cracked down on the debt-fed binge.

29 Jan 2021 - 11:22PM

HNA Group’s acquisition spree came to an end in 2017 when China’s financial regulators, fearful of risks to the banking industry, cracked down on the debt-fed binge.

HNA Group enters bankruptcy restructuring as China’s largest asset buyer succumbs to debt after decade-long shopping spree
Futu, Tiger Brokers land in ‘nerds vs Wall Street’ battle as social media users take on hedge funds over shares of GameStop, AMC

“We have communicated with the upstream, the trading of GME (GameStop) on Futu will be restored within today,” Futu founder Leaf Li Hua said in a phone message to South China Morning Post on Friday.

29 Jan 2021 - 11:22PM

“We have communicated with the upstream, the trading of GME (GameStop) on Futu will be restored within today,” Futu founder Leaf Li Hua said in a phone message to South China Morning Post on Friday.

Futu, Tiger Brokers land in ‘nerds vs Wall Street’ battle as social media users take on hedge funds over shares of GameStop, AMC
HNA’s key decision-making body leaves out Chen Feng’s name, signalling founder’s exit from China’s biggest asset buyer

The omission is a dramatic exit by an entrepreneur whose global shopping spree of everything banks to hotels totalled at least 1 trillion yuan (US$154.8 billion) of assets as recently as in 2017, fuelling his ambition to make it among the Fortune 100 list of the world’s largest companies by assets.

27 Jan 2021 - 11:00PM

The omission is a dramatic exit by an entrepreneur whose global shopping spree of everything banks to hotels totalled at least 1 trillion yuan (US$154.8 billion) of assets as recently as in 2017, fuelling his ambition to make it among the Fortune 100 list of the world’s largest companies by assets.

HNA’s key decision-making body leaves out Chen Feng’s name, signalling founder’s exit from China’s biggest asset buyer
Hang Seng Index reclaims 30,000 as Tencent approaches US$1 trillion in record sprint amid China growth optimism

Hong Kong stock bulls drove the city’s benchmark index to close above 30,000 points for the first time since May 2019. Tencent added US$93.5 billion in market value, taking it within 5.5 per cent of surpassing US$1 trillion.

25 Jan 2021 - 11:46PM

Hong Kong stock bulls drove the city’s benchmark index to close above 30,000 points for the first time since May 2019. Tencent added US$93.5 billion in market value, taking it within 5.5 per cent of surpassing US$1 trillion.

Hang Seng Index reclaims 30,000 as Tencent approaches US$1 trillion in record sprint amid China growth optimism
Hong Kong stocks look for earnings boost, mainland China tonic to overcome fatigue after world-beating run

An imminent rebound in corporate earnings could support the stock rally in Hong Kong despite last week’s wobble. Hopes for sustained inflows from Chinese funds and better US-China ties are growing.

25 Jan 2021 - 7:39AM

An imminent rebound in corporate earnings could support the stock rally in Hong Kong despite last week’s wobble. Hopes for sustained inflows from Chinese funds and better US-China ties are growing.

Hong Kong stocks look for earnings boost, mainland China tonic to overcome fatigue after world-beating run
Bitcoin ETF? Bank of Singapore says SEC under Gensler may alter view on digital currencies as US$176 billion sell-off highlights risks

An important milestone for the cryptocurrency market would be if the SEC approved an exchange-traded fund for bitcoin or another digital money, Bank of Singapore says in report.

24 Jan 2021 - 11:34AM

An important milestone for the cryptocurrency market would be if the SEC approved an exchange-traded fund for bitcoin or another digital money, Bank of Singapore says in report.

Bitcoin ETF? Bank of Singapore says SEC under Gensler may alter view on digital currencies as US$176 billion sell-off highlights risks
Hong Kong’s homebuyers pile back into real estate market, snapping up Nan Fung’s LP10 flats in Tseung Kwan O

The strong response at LP10, following last weekend’s sell-out launch at Kai Tak, is a shot in the arm for the real estate industry.

23 Jan 2021 - 11:13PM

The strong response at LP10, following last weekend’s sell-out launch at Kai Tak, is a shot in the arm for the real estate industry.

Hong Kong’s homebuyers pile back into real estate market, snapping up Nan Fung’s LP10 flats in Tseung Kwan O
Hong Kong stocks slump as January bull run triggers caution and CNOOC exits MSCI indices while mainland funds taper purchases

Hong Kong markets slumped by the most since November after attempts at 30,000 level hit two barriers. Some Hang Seng Index members signalled ‘overheated’ buying while mainland funds drastically trimmed their purchases.

22 Jan 2021 - 5:16PM

Hong Kong markets slumped by the most since November after attempts at 30,000 level hit two barriers. Some Hang Seng Index members signalled ‘overheated’ buying while mainland funds drastically trimmed their purchases.

Hong Kong stocks slump as January bull run triggers caution and CNOOC exits MSCI indices while mainland funds taper purchases
Hang Seng Index fails to sustain above 30,000 level on overheating concerns as technology stocks lose steam

Hang Seng Index slipped, failing to hold onto gains above 30,000 points, after technology stocks stumbled in late trading. The market has been signaling some overheating, with index members in ‘overbought’ zone.

21 Jan 2021 - 11:06PM

Hang Seng Index slipped, failing to hold onto gains above 30,000 points, after technology stocks stumbled in late trading. The market has been signaling some overheating, with index members in ‘overbought’ zone.

Hang Seng Index fails to sustain above 30,000 level on overheating concerns as technology stocks lose steam
Hang Seng Index set for another 30,000 test as Alibaba surges, more China funds enter Hong Kong in record inflows

The Hang Seng Index may test the 30,000-point level again later this week, after coming within a whisker of the level last seen in May 2019. Alibaba surged after Jack Ma reappeared, while mainland funds ploughed more cash into Hong Kong.

20 Jan 2021 - 5:34PM

The Hang Seng Index may test the 30,000-point level again later this week, after coming within a whisker of the level last seen in May 2019. Alibaba surged after Jack Ma reappeared, while mainland funds ploughed more cash into Hong Kong.

Hang Seng Index set for another 30,000 test as Alibaba surges, more China funds enter Hong Kong in record inflows
Hang Seng Index marks best start to year since 2011 as banks and insurers rally while Xiaomi plunges

Hong Kong stocks completed a third weekly gain, aided by a rally in shares of major banks and AIA Group. Xiaomi plunged by a record 10 per cent on US sanctions, erasing US$8.6 billion of phone maker’s market value.

15 Jan 2021 - 7:50PM

Hong Kong stocks completed a third weekly gain, aided by a rally in shares of major banks and AIA Group. Xiaomi plunged by a record 10 per cent on US sanctions, erasing US$8.6 billion of phone maker’s market value.

Hang Seng Index marks best start to year since 2011 as banks and insurers rally while Xiaomi plunges
Guangdong regulator reprimands 30 banks, financial firms for using their apps for unauthorised data access and collection

The reprimands and the instruction by the authority for the app-providers to fix their usage breaches underscores the pitfalls in the world’s largest fintech market, where regulators are struggling to keep up with the thousands of technology start-ups that have sprouted in less than a decade.

15 Jan 2021 - 4:45AM

The reprimands and the instruction by the authority for the app-providers to fix their usage breaches underscores the pitfalls in the world’s largest fintech market, where regulators are struggling to keep up with the thousands of technology start-ups that have sprouted in less than a decade.

Guangdong regulator reprimands 30 banks, financial firms for using their apps for unauthorised data access and collection
Hang Seng Index trades near 11-month high as mainland funds seen aiding Chinese telecoms stocks after sell-off

Hong Kong stocks advanced as telecoms stocks and tech firms lifted the benchmark index to its best start to a year since 2018. Mainland funds were seen aiding a rebound in Chinese telecoms giants.

11 Jan 2021 - 5:36PM

Hong Kong stocks advanced as telecoms stocks and tech firms lifted the benchmark index to its best start to a year since 2018. Mainland funds were seen aiding a rebound in Chinese telecoms giants.

Hang Seng Index trades near 11-month high as mainland funds seen aiding Chinese telecoms stocks after sell-off
China slaps new curbs on developers to tame runaway home prices by hitting them where they hurt most: bank loans

Beijing’s new rules limiting property bank loans are likely to hit Chinese developers hard and weigh on the momentum of a major economic growth engine this year, say analysts.

7 Jan 2021 - 10:57PM

Beijing’s new rules limiting property bank loans are likely to hit Chinese developers hard and weigh on the momentum of a major economic growth engine this year, say analysts.

China slaps new curbs on developers to tame runaway home prices by hitting them where they hurt most: bank loans
Hong Kong, China markets turn pandemic, sanctions, recession into a momentous year for technology, auto, liquor stocks

Investors chased equities in mainland China and Hong Kong in 2020, turning a combination of crises from pandemic to social unrest into a remarkable year for technology, auto and liquor stocks.

31 Dec 2020 - 11:37PM

Investors chased equities in mainland China and Hong Kong in 2020, turning a combination of crises from pandemic to social unrest into a remarkable year for technology, auto and liquor stocks.

Hong Kong, China markets turn pandemic, sanctions, recession into a momentous year for technology, auto, liquor stocks
Shares of Next Digital, publisher of Apple Daily, rise after founder Jimmy Lai quits as chairman amid court cases

Shares of Next Digital, publisher of Apple Daily, climbed as much as 25 per cent after founder Jimmy Lai quit as chairman to deal with personal matters.

30 Dec 2020 - 11:33PM

Shares of Next Digital, publisher of Apple Daily, climbed as much as 25 per cent after founder Jimmy Lai quit as chairman to deal with personal matters.

Shares of Next Digital, publisher of Apple Daily, rise after founder Jimmy Lai quits as chairman amid court cases