Kathleen Magramo

Kathleen Magramo

Graduate Trainee

Kathleen is a Graduate Trainee reporter at The Post. She joined the team in 2019 after graduating with a degree in politics and journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Previously, she was an intern at Asian Private Banker, covering fintech and private banking. As a Filipino who grew up in Hong Kong, she speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and Tagalog.

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Can South Korea resume normal life after its coronavirus peak?

South Korea is relaxing its rigid social distancing rules after battling the coronavirus for months. Now close attention is being paid to whether or not the country can return to some semblance of normalcy or if it will instead face a resurgence of coronavirus cases. On May 27, South Korea added 40 new Covid-19 infections, the highest daily surge in almost 50 days.

27 May 2020 - 9:15PM

South Korea is relaxing its rigid social distancing rules after battling the coronavirus for months. Now close attention is being paid to whether or not the country can return to some semblance of normalcy or if it will instead face a resurgence of coronavirus cases. On May 27, South Korea added 40 new Covid-19 infections, the highest daily surge in almost 50 days.

Can South Korea resume normal life after its coronavirus peak?
Coronavirus: Filipinos scramble to buy bikes as they return to work

Bikes are in high demand in the Philippines as people gradually return to work after two months of coronavirus lockdowns. Public transport remains limited to contain the spread of Covid-19, but the country has allowed malls and some businesses to reopen starting May 16.

21 May 2020 - 9:50PM

Bikes are in high demand in the Philippines as people gradually return to work after two months of coronavirus lockdowns. Public transport remains limited to contain the spread of Covid-19, but the country has allowed malls and some businesses to reopen starting May 16.

Coronavirus: Filipinos scramble to buy bikes as they return to work
Coronavirus: Outdoor social distancing circles arrive in New York

Domino Park in Brooklyn, New York installed social distancing circles so people can enjoy the outdoors while keeping at least 1.5 metres (6 ft) apart. New York’s governor Andrew Cuomo allowed some businesses and outdoor spaces in five regions of the state to reopen starting May 15.

20 May 2020 - 9:35PM

Domino Park in Brooklyn, New York installed social distancing circles so people can enjoy the outdoors while keeping at least 1.5 metres (6 ft) apart. New York’s governor Andrew Cuomo allowed some businesses and outdoor spaces in five regions of the state to reopen starting May 15.

Coronavirus: Outdoor social distancing circles arrive in New York
Taiwan marks anniversary of Asia's first law legalising gay marriage

Taiwan marked its first anniversary of legalising same sex marriage. The self-ruled island’s top court ruled in favour of same sex marrriage on May 24, 2019. However, Taiwanese cannot marry same sex partners if they come from a place where gay marriage is still not recognised.

20 May 2020 - 12:15AM

Taiwan marked its first anniversary of legalising same sex marriage. The self-ruled island’s top court ruled in favour of same sex marrriage on May 24, 2019. However, Taiwanese cannot marry same sex partners if they come from a place where gay marriage is still not recognised.

Taiwan marks anniversary of Asia's first law legalising gay marriage
Separated by the virus, Malaysian mother sends breast milk to baby back home

Malaysian mothers working in Singapore are sending home frozen breast milk to their babies after the Southeast Asian neighbours restricted their borders to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

18 May 2020 - 10:11PM

Malaysian mothers working in Singapore are sending home frozen breast milk to their babies after the Southeast Asian neighbours restricted their borders to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

 Separated by the virus, Malaysian mother sends breast milk to baby back home
Hong Kong, China stock markets drop as April economic data throws up a mixed picture of post-coronavirus recovery

China’s April industrial output beat expectations, while retail sales trailed economists’ projections

15 May 2020 - 6:06PM

China’s April industrial output beat expectations, while retail sales trailed economists’ projections

Hong Kong, China stock markets drop as April economic data throws up a mixed picture of post-coronavirus recovery
Hang Seng follows Wall Street down on worries about global economy; China Literature, SMIC soar in Hong Kong

Tencent beat first-quarter expectations, prompting bullish calls by Daiwa Capital Markets and Jefferies for the internet giant’s shares to rise to HK$515 – a 20 per cent jump from Thursday’s close.

14 May 2020 - 5:11PM

Tencent beat first-quarter expectations, prompting bullish calls by Daiwa Capital Markets and Jefferies for the internet giant’s shares to rise to HK$515 – a 20 per cent jump from Thursday’s close.

Hang Seng follows Wall Street down on worries about global economy; China Literature, SMIC soar in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, Asia stocks weighed down by US top coronavirus expert warning of risk of opening businesses too soon

The coronavirus continues to drive trading sentiment globally and in the Asia-Pacific region. But investors are also watching tensions between the US and China, which analysts expect to persist as Donald Trump faces a difficult bid for re-election as president in November.

13 May 2020 - 6:01PM

The coronavirus continues to drive trading sentiment globally and in the Asia-Pacific region. But investors are also watching tensions between the US and China, which analysts expect to persist as Donald Trump faces a difficult bid for re-election as president in November.

Hong Kong, Asia stocks weighed down by US top coronavirus expert warning of risk of opening businesses too soon
Hong Kong and most other Asia-Pacific stocks fall on worries about coronavirus and US-China relations

Investors lack confidence that Hong Kong stocks will see long run-ups, leaving the index rangebound as traders take profits.

13 May 2020 - 5:12PM

Investors lack confidence that Hong Kong stocks will see long run-ups, leaving the index rangebound as traders take profits.

Hong Kong and most other Asia-Pacific stocks fall on worries about coronavirus and US-China relations
Hong Kong, mainland stocks slide on worries about re-opening economies amid coronavirus

Important note: Starting Wednesday, we will move from the Live Blog format to a more traditional article form that is updated regularly and contains the best of the elements of the Blog -- ratings changes, hot and cold stocks, IPOs, analyst commentary, charts, etc. Your newsletter will be renamed "Markets Today," and will come to you with the nuts and bolts of what you need to know each trading morning. See more details inside. 

12 May 2020 - 5:36PM

Important note: Starting Wednesday, we will move from the Live Blog format to a more traditional article form that is updated regularly and contains the best of the elements of the Blog -- ratings changes, hot and cold stocks, IPOs, analyst commentary, charts, etc. Your newsletter will be renamed "Markets Today," and will come to you with the nuts and bolts of what you need to know each trading morning. See more details inside. 

Hong Kong, mainland stocks slide on worries about re-opening economies amid coronavirus
Hong Kong stocks rally as sentiment remains upbeat on coronavirus progress, anticipated China policy support

“Hong Kong stocks followed the rally and optimistic sentiment of the US last Friday,” said Alan Li of Atta Capital. “ … HKEX [the stock operator] and tech stocks led the rally.”

12 May 2020 - 5:22PM

“Hong Kong stocks followed the rally and optimistic sentiment of the US last Friday,” said Alan Li of Atta Capital. “ … HKEX [the stock operator] and tech stocks led the rally.”

Hong Kong stocks rally as sentiment remains upbeat on coronavirus progress, anticipated China policy support
Hang Seng gains on hopes for stimulus out of China

Movie-related stocks jump as cinemas reopen in China and Hong Kong. Sunny Optical, Alibaba, Tencent also have great days.

 

12 May 2020 - 3:11PM

Movie-related stocks jump as cinemas reopen in China and Hong Kong. Sunny Optical, Alibaba, Tencent also have great days.

 

Hang Seng gains on hopes for stimulus out of China
Hong Kong, China stocks advance on positive discussion between Beijing and US officials amid trade, coronavirus tensions

US-China senior negotiators spoke by phone and “vowed to implement their trade deal and boost cooperation on public health”, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

8 May 2020 - 5:59PM

US-China senior negotiators spoke by phone and “vowed to implement their trade deal and boost cooperation on public health”, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

Hong Kong, China stocks advance on positive discussion between Beijing and US officials amid trade, coronavirus tensions
Hang Seng Index, China stocks gain on hopes on easing of coronavirus, US-China tensions

Kweichow Moutai stayed above 1,300 yuan for a third day.  The Hang Seng Index ended with a weekly loss after Monday's rout.

11 May 2020 - 12:00PM

Kweichow Moutai stayed above 1,300 yuan for a third day.  The Hang Seng Index ended with a weekly loss after Monday's rout.

Hang Seng Index, China stocks gain on hopes on easing of coronavirus, US-China tensions
Hong Kong stocks fall on weak confidence, as US-China tension and coronavirus toll weigh on sentiment

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, or HKEX, was the top loser among blue chips, as chief executive Charles Li Xiaojia said he will not seek reappointment next year and the stock market operator announced a 13 per cent decline in net profit in the first quarter.

7 May 2020 - 10:05PM

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, or HKEX, was the top loser among blue chips, as chief executive Charles Li Xiaojia said he will not seek reappointment next year and the stock market operator announced a 13 per cent decline in net profit in the first quarter.

Hong Kong stocks fall on weak confidence, as US-China tension and coronavirus toll weigh on sentiment
Hang Seng Index, China stocks feel pressure on coronavirus concerns, US-China tensions

Budweiser APAC posts painful net loss of US$41 million in first quarter. Coronavirus triggers China's weakest corporate earnings in a decade. 

7 May 2020 - 5:35PM

Budweiser APAC posts painful net loss of US$41 million in first quarter. Coronavirus triggers China's weakest corporate earnings in a decade. 

Hang Seng Index, China stocks feel pressure on coronavirus concerns, US-China tensions
Corona beer’s brewer Budweiser APAC posts net loss of US$41 million in first quarter as coronavirus forced bars, nightclubs, to close

Budweiser APAC, which owns brands including Corona and Stella Artois, said its quarterly revenue dropped 39 per cent to US$956 million in the first three months

7 May 2020 - 10:29PM

Budweiser APAC, which owns brands including Corona and Stella Artois, said its quarterly revenue dropped 39 per cent to US$956 million in the first three months

Corona beer’s brewer Budweiser APAC posts net loss of US$41 million in first quarter as coronavirus forced bars, nightclubs, to close
Hong Kong stocks rally a second straight day, with China’s largest chip maker SMIC soaring nearly 11 per cent on A-share plans

Investors continued to brush off Monday’s rout, when the Hang Seng Index fell more than 1,000 points. Overall, Hong Kong sentiment has been positive, with the benchmark rising in seven of the last nine sessions.

6 May 2020 - 5:37PM

Investors continued to brush off Monday’s rout, when the Hang Seng Index fell more than 1,000 points. Overall, Hong Kong sentiment has been positive, with the benchmark rising in seven of the last nine sessions.

Hong Kong stocks rally a second straight day, with China’s largest chip maker SMIC soaring nearly 11 per cent on A-share plans
Hang Seng Index rallies for second straight day as investors bet coronavirus reopening experiments will work

Hong Kong investors piled into China’s largest chip maker -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) -- on news it is planning an A-share listing in the mainland. They also bought up new economy stocks and smartphone parts makers.

7 May 2020 - 1:28PM

Hong Kong investors piled into China’s largest chip maker -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) -- on news it is planning an A-share listing in the mainland. They also bought up new economy stocks and smartphone parts makers.

Hang Seng Index rallies for second straight day as investors bet coronavirus reopening experiments will work
Hong Kong traders set aside Donald Trump’s anti-China broadsides to buy stocks battered in Monday’s rout

“Market sentiment is still good, but there’s uncertainty on the US-China relationship,” said Alan Li, portfolio manager at Atta Capital.

6 May 2020 - 9:49AM

“Market sentiment is still good, but there’s uncertainty on the US-China relationship,” said Alan Li, portfolio manager at Atta Capital.

Hong Kong traders set aside Donald Trump’s anti-China broadsides to buy stocks battered in Monday’s rout
Traders bargain shop after Monday's 1,000-point Hang Seng Index rout on souring US-China relations

Bargain hunters gobble up restaurant stocks as the city eases social-distancing rules. Tool maker Techtronic Industries powers its way to lead today's top blue chip gainers, as Daiwa Capital Markets reiterates its "buy" on the stock, saying it has been resilient during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

5 May 2020 - 5:08PM

Bargain hunters gobble up restaurant stocks as the city eases social-distancing rules. Tool maker Techtronic Industries powers its way to lead today's top blue chip gainers, as Daiwa Capital Markets reiterates its "buy" on the stock, saying it has been resilient during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Traders bargain shop after Monday's 1,000-point Hang Seng Index rout on souring US-China relations
Hong Kong’s stock benchmark falls 1,000 points – the most in six weeks – as sentiment sours on US-China tensions

Stocks in Hong Kong fell broadly on the first day of trading in May. Chinese oil players crashed, as did Chinese airlines. Even new economy darlings suffered, like Chinese e-medicine giants Ali Health and Ping An Good Doctor

4 May 2020 - 9:48PM

Stocks in Hong Kong fell broadly on the first day of trading in May. Chinese oil players crashed, as did Chinese airlines. Even new economy darlings suffered, like Chinese e-medicine giants Ali Health and Ping An Good Doctor

Hong Kong’s stock benchmark falls 1,000 points – the most in six weeks – as sentiment sours on US-China tensions
Hang Seng Index takes hard tumble on US-China tensions over coronavirus, trade

Hong Kong stocks took a hard fall as US President Donald Trump threatened China over trade and the coronavirus outbreak. Oil shares were especially hammered, as the world drowns in cheap oil amid shrinking demand. The Hang Seng Index had its worst fall in six weeks.

4 May 2020 - 5:48PM

Hong Kong stocks took a hard fall as US President Donald Trump threatened China over trade and the coronavirus outbreak. Oil shares were especially hammered, as the world drowns in cheap oil amid shrinking demand. The Hang Seng Index had its worst fall in six weeks.

Hang Seng Index takes hard tumble on US-China tensions over coronavirus, trade
Hang Seng Index sees 4.4 per cent monthly gain in April after dreadful March; Asia stocks rise on hopes in coronavirus war

The Hang Seng Index has bounced back 13.6 per cent as of Wednesday’s close from its March 23 low. The Hang Seng Index netted a 4.4 per cent monthly gain in April. It fell nearly 10 per cent in March amid virus panic selling.

29 Apr 2020 - 6:17PM

The Hang Seng Index has bounced back 13.6 per cent as of Wednesday’s close from its March 23 low. The Hang Seng Index netted a 4.4 per cent monthly gain in April. It fell nearly 10 per cent in March amid virus panic selling.

Hang Seng Index sees 4.4 per cent monthly gain in April after dreadful March; Asia stocks rise on hopes in coronavirus war
Hang Seng Index, China stock markets gain on hopes in war on coronavirus

Standard Chartered beats analysts estimates, stocks soars. JD.com said to file US$2 billion secondary listing in Hong Kong. 

29 Apr 2020 - 7:43PM

Standard Chartered beats analysts estimates, stocks soars. JD.com said to file US$2 billion secondary listing in Hong Kong. 

Hang Seng Index, China stock markets gain on hopes in war on coronavirus
Hong Kong gains, other Asia stocks mixed as traders weigh vaccine hopes, gradual reopening against coronavirus turmoil

Investors are closely monitoring news of vaccines – one could be available as early as this year for vulnerable groups such as health care workers, Bloomberg reported.

28 Apr 2020 - 5:39PM

Investors are closely monitoring news of vaccines – one could be available as early as this year for vulnerable groups such as health care workers, Bloomberg reported.

Hong Kong gains, other Asia stocks mixed as traders weigh vaccine hopes, gradual reopening against coronavirus turmoil
Hang Seng Index gains on improved coronavirus sentiment; HSBC rises despite profit miss

Kweichow Moutai gained after reporting its net profit rose 16.7 per cent in first quarter despite the lockdown in China. HSBC rises despite reporting a 48 per cent drop in pre-tax profit in the first quarter.

 

28 Apr 2020 - 5:02PM

Kweichow Moutai gained after reporting its net profit rose 16.7 per cent in first quarter despite the lockdown in China. HSBC rises despite reporting a 48 per cent drop in pre-tax profit in the first quarter.

 

Hang Seng Index gains on improved coronavirus sentiment; HSBC rises despite profit miss
Hongkongers delay home purchases in Malaysia as lockdown measures freeze market

Hong Kong buyers are delaying plans to buy homes in Malaysia as lockdown measures restrict movements and freeze the real estate market. Transactions could fall by one-third, Centaline says.

28 Apr 2020 - 7:53PM

Hong Kong buyers are delaying plans to buy homes in Malaysia as lockdown measures restrict movements and freeze the real estate market. Transactions could fall by one-third, Centaline says.

Hongkongers delay home purchases in Malaysia as lockdown measures freeze market
Hong Kong, other Asia stock markets gain as traders see progress on coronavirus, like Donald Trump signing stimulus

“Bad economic data in the first half is acceptable and expected by the market and already priced in,” said Alan Li, portfolio manager at Atta Capital. “People are looking forward to the recovery.”

27 Apr 2020 - 5:39PM

“Bad economic data in the first half is acceptable and expected by the market and already priced in,” said Alan Li, portfolio manager at Atta Capital. “People are looking forward to the recovery.”

Hong Kong, other Asia stock markets gain as traders see progress on coronavirus, like Donald Trump signing stimulus
Hang Seng Index, China stock markets gain on coronavirus progress

Is there any stopping China’s e-pharmaceutical giant Ali Health? It has shot up more than 70 per cent over the past five weeks and soared again today. Meanwhile, CanSino Biologics -- it surged on possible coronavirus vaccine clinical trials in Canada.

 

27 Apr 2020 - 5:50PM

Is there any stopping China’s e-pharmaceutical giant Ali Health? It has shot up more than 70 per cent over the past five weeks and soared again today. Meanwhile, CanSino Biologics -- it surged on possible coronavirus vaccine clinical trials in Canada.

 

Hang Seng Index, China stock markets gain on coronavirus progress