Karen Yeung

Karen joined the Post in 2017 after more than 15 years' experience on global newswires in Hong Kong and Shanghai. She spent eight years in Shanghai and has received awards for best feature, analysis and agenda-setting.
Karen Yeung
Karen joined the Post in 2017 after more than 15 years' experience on global newswires in Hong Kong and Shanghai. She spent eight years in Shanghai and has received awards for best feature, analysis and agenda-setting.

Latest from Karen Yeung

China’s January passenger car sales in biggest drop in seven years as worries over economy, spending deepen

Car sales fell 17.7 per cent last month from a year earlier, while total vehicle sales in January fell 15.8 per cent to 2.37 million units overall.

18 Feb 2019 - 4:41PM
China’s January passenger car sales in biggest drop in seven years as worries over economy, spending deepen

Car sales fell 17.7 per cent last month from a year earlier, while total vehicle sales in January fell 15.8 per cent to 2.37 million units overall.

How could a sharp slowdown in China affect growth prospects for the rest of Asia?

Uncertainty is the only certainty for economies until US and China declare trade peace, while latest data shows only Malaysia has coped with recent pressures.

16 Feb 2019 - 10:34PM
How could a sharp slowdown in China affect growth prospects for the rest of Asia?

Uncertainty is the only certainty for economies until US and China declare trade peace, while latest data shows only Malaysia has coped with recent pressures.

China’s loans hit all-time high as banks open floodgates in January to help slowing economy

New yuan loans reach 3.23 trillion yuan (US$476.97 billion), almost triple the amount from December.

15 Feb 2019 - 6:01PM
China’s loans hit all-time high as banks open floodgates in January to help slowing economy

New yuan loans reach 3.23 trillion yuan (US$476.97 billion), almost triple the amount from December.

US exports to China plunged in January as trade war chill took effect

China’s imports from the US has now fallen for eight consecutive months, the longest continuous decline for 20 years.

14 Feb 2019 - 8:33PM
US exports to China plunged in January as trade war chill took effect

China’s imports from the US has now fallen for eight consecutive months, the longest continuous decline for 20 years.

US investment in China more than doubles in January despite trade war, hi-tech industry grows significantly

Investment from the United States increased by 124.6 per cent despite overall growth in China’s foreign direct investment (FDI) slipping to 4.8 per cent to US$12.45 billion.

14 Feb 2019 - 7:01PM
US investment in China more than doubles in January despite trade war, hi-tech industry grows significantly

Investment from the United States increased by 124.6 per cent despite overall growth in China’s foreign direct investment (FDI) slipping to 4.8 per cent to US$12.45 billion.

China’s exports shot up dramatically in January boosted by EU and Asean orders, despite US trade war

Import and export figures better than expected as front-loading ahead of the Lunar New Year boosted sales, beating a median forecast of economists by Bloomberg.

14 Feb 2019 - 10:55PM
China’s exports shot up dramatically in January boosted by EU and Asean orders, despite US trade war

Import and export figures better than expected as front-loading ahead of the Lunar New Year boosted sales, beating a median forecast of economists by Bloomberg.

Donald Trump’s ban on Chinese telecoms equipment would have ‘limited impact’ on China’s economy

US President set to sign an executive order banning companies in the US wireless sector from buying Chinese telecoms equipment.

12 Feb 2019 - 12:46AM
Donald Trump’s ban on Chinese telecoms equipment would have ‘limited impact’ on China’s economy

US President set to sign an executive order banning companies in the US wireless sector from buying Chinese telecoms equipment.

China joins global central bank gold rush as foreign exchange reserves stabilise

The country’s gold reserves rose slightly to 59.94 million ounces at the end of January from 59.56 million ounces at the end of December 2018.

12 Feb 2019 - 11:39AM
China joins global central bank gold rush as foreign exchange reserves stabilise

The country’s gold reserves rose slightly to 59.94 million ounces at the end of January from 59.56 million ounces at the end of December 2018.

Should Beijing prop up stock markets to combat its slowest economic growth since 1990?

A slumping stock market thwarts fundraising opportunities for businesses and dampens investor confidence and consumption

25 Jan 2019 - 9:03PM
Should Beijing prop up stock markets to combat its slowest economic growth since 1990?

A slumping stock market thwarts fundraising opportunities for businesses and dampens investor confidence and consumption

Goldman Sachs warns that China will struggle to stimulate its slowing economy

Beijing risks choosing too much or too little stimulus, in huge challenge for policymakers.

24 Jan 2019 - 9:14PM
Goldman Sachs warns that China will struggle to stimulate its slowing economy

Beijing risks choosing too much or too little stimulus, in huge challenge for policymakers.

Volatility expected for Chinese yuan, as experts diverge on 2019 outlooks

A sharp appreciation in the currency already appeared to be rapidly losing steam on Monday.

22 Jan 2019 - 10:37PM
Volatility expected for Chinese yuan, as experts diverge on 2019 outlooks

A sharp appreciation in the currency already appeared to be rapidly losing steam on Monday.

Could China and the United States do a deal to end the trade war before summer? China expert and former US diplomat says ‘yes’

A former US diplomat has added his voice to the chorus of experts who believe the trade war can reach a short-term resolution within months.

16 Jan 2019 - 11:37PM
Could China and the United States do a deal to end the trade war before summer? China expert and former US diplomat says ‘yes’

A former US diplomat has added his voice to the chorus of experts who believe the trade war can reach a short-term resolution within months.

Why China and Russia are struggling to abandon the US dollar and forge a yuan-rouble deal

The delay to the rouble-yuan payments system shows how tough it is to develop an alternative to the US dollar.

17 Jan 2019 - 6:32PM
Why China and Russia are struggling to abandon the US dollar and forge a yuan-rouble deal

The delay to the rouble-yuan payments system shows how tough it is to develop an alternative to the US dollar.

Trade war drives down China’s current account forcing new reliance on foreign investment

China’s current account balance for 2018 is expected to show a modest surplus.

10 Jan 2019 - 8:57PM
Trade war drives down China’s current account forcing new reliance on foreign investment

China’s current account balance for 2018 is expected to show a modest surplus.

China’s foreign exchange reserves rise for second month as yuan expectations stabilise

Accumulation of assets valued in foreign currencies rises by US$11 billion in December to US$3.073 trillion.

7 Jan 2019 - 8:29PM
China’s foreign exchange reserves rise for second month as yuan expectations stabilise

Accumulation of assets valued in foreign currencies rises by US$11 billion in December to US$3.073 trillion.

After Chinese stocks end another year as worst performers globally, mainland investors eye Hong Kong market

Mainland Chinese investors are more keen on investing in the Hong Kong stock market, rather than the other way around, according to a survey by the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association, a non-profit-making industry organisation.

6 Jan 2019 - 11:10PM
After Chinese stocks end another year as worst performers globally, mainland investors eye Hong Kong market

Mainland Chinese investors are more keen on investing in the Hong Kong stock market, rather than the other way around, according to a survey by the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association, a non-profit-making industry organisation.

Can China walk out of economic difficulties by relying on its old playbook of debt?

China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee authorities a new wave of infrastructure bond issuance worth US$202 billion ‘ahead of schedule’.

5 Jan 2019 - 10:04AM
Can China walk out of economic difficulties by relying on its old playbook of debt?

China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee authorities a new wave of infrastructure bond issuance worth US$202 billion ‘ahead of schedule’.

Trade war leads China to speed up US$202 billion local government bond issue

State Council keen to boost infrastructure investment to offset tensions with the United States

31 Dec 2018 - 7:39PM
Trade war leads China to speed up US$202 billion local government bond issue

State Council keen to boost infrastructure investment to offset tensions with the United States

China bond defaults tripled in 2018 – the case of one property developer shows why

Corporate bond default cases surged to 119 in 2018 from 35 in 2017 while defaulted bond value tripled.

31 Dec 2018 - 4:43PM
China bond defaults tripled in 2018 – the case of one property developer shows why

Corporate bond default cases surged to 119 in 2018 from 35 in 2017 while defaulted bond value tripled.

China to keep yuan currency from sliding below 7 to the US dollar as part of trade war deal, analysts said

US dollar may be reaching its peak given the outlook of fewer US rate hikes and weaker US growth next year, easing depreciation pressure on the Chinese yuan.

24 Dec 2018 - 4:10PM
China to keep yuan currency from sliding below 7 to the US dollar as part of trade war deal, analysts said

US dollar may be reaching its peak given the outlook of fewer US rate hikes and weaker US growth next year, easing depreciation pressure on the Chinese yuan.

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