Laura He

Before joining the Post, Laura worked for MarketWatch and The Wall Street Journal Digital Network in San Francisco and Hong Kong. She has also worked for Forbes in San Francisco and had stints at Xinhua News Agency as economics editor, anchor and financial correspondent in both Beijing and Hong Kong. She has an MA degree in digital journalism from Stanford University and passed CFA exams.
Laura He
Before joining the Post, Laura worked for MarketWatch and The Wall Street Journal Digital Network in San Francisco and Hong Kong. She has also worked for Forbes in San Francisco and had stints at Xinhua News Agency as economics editor, anchor and financial correspondent in both Beijing and Hong Kong. She has an MA degree in digital journalism from Stanford University and passed CFA exams.

Latest from Laura He

Marvel’s superhero series looks set to continue its 11-year reign in China’s box office market with Avengers: Endgame

Eyed as “a rescuer of China’s box office”, Avengers Endgame is set to debut on April 24 in China

22 Apr 2019 - 10:03PM

Eyed as “a rescuer of China’s box office”, Avengers Endgame is set to debut on April 24 in China

Marvel’s superhero series looks set to continue its 11-year reign in China’s box office market with Avengers: Endgame
China’s government takes control of US-bashing credit rating agency Dagong, which rated US debt lower than Chinese issues

Restructuring of one of China’s big four credit rating agencies comes as Beijing tries to boost its domestic bond market

19 Apr 2019 - 2:40PM

Restructuring of one of China’s big four credit rating agencies comes as Beijing tries to boost its domestic bond market

China’s government takes control of US-bashing credit rating agency Dagong, which rated US debt lower than Chinese issues
Head of China’s biggest state firm in Hong Kong urges Beijing to deepen market reforms

Fu Yuning, chairman of China Resources Group, says competition is necessary for state enterprises to reform themselves and emerge stronger on the global stage.

17 Apr 2019 - 7:00AM

Fu Yuning, chairman of China Resources Group, says competition is necessary for state enterprises to reform themselves and emerge stronger on the global stage.

Head of China’s biggest state firm in Hong Kong urges Beijing to deepen market reforms
Trade war or not, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame breaks pre-release sales record with millions of China’s movie goers

The movie sold a record 247 million yuan in tickets on Maoyan as of Monday, for the midnight show on April 24, putting it on track to surpass the 2.4 billion yuan in box office takings by the 2018 instalment Avengers: Infinity War

15 Apr 2019 - 10:14PM

The movie sold a record 247 million yuan in tickets on Maoyan as of Monday, for the midnight show on April 24, putting it on track to surpass the 2.4 billion yuan in box office takings by the 2018 instalment Avengers: Infinity War

Trade war or not, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame breaks pre-release sales record with millions of China’s movie goers
Chinese brokerage giant seeks to raise US$1.25 billion in Hong Kong’s largest IPO this year

After 9.6 per cent fall in profits, Chinese brokerage giant plans to raise capital for international expansion.

12 Apr 2019 - 5:31PM

After 9.6 per cent fall in profits, Chinese brokerage giant plans to raise capital for international expansion.

Chinese brokerage giant seeks to raise US$1.25 billion in Hong Kong’s largest IPO this year
Having dumped US$25 billion in assets, Wanda still about halfway through cutting its debt burden

Wang Jianlin’s net worth has plunged by about 40 per cent since a peak in 2017 of US$31.9 billion to US$20.2 billion now.

10 Apr 2019 - 8:07AM

Wang Jianlin’s net worth has plunged by about 40 per cent since a peak in 2017 of US$31.9 billion to US$20.2 billion now.

Having dumped US$25 billion in assets, Wanda still about halfway through cutting its debt burden
Chinese brokers take a collective pay cut after a miserable 2018 in the world’s worst-performing stock market

Average pay decreased by 5 per cent to 406,000 yuan last year, but Citic executives posted the biggest salary increase due to a lower base in the previous year.

5 Apr 2019 - 8:00AM

Average pay decreased by 5 per cent to 406,000 yuan last year, but Citic executives posted the biggest salary increase due to a lower base in the previous year.

Chinese brokers take a collective pay cut after a miserable 2018 in the world’s worst-performing stock market
Global M&A hit hard in first quarter, with trade war and cooling growth taking toll on Asia

Global deal making activity declined in a chilly first quarter, with Asia hit especially hard by the US-China trade war, growing economic headwinds and market volatility, according to Mergermarket and Dealogic.

3 Apr 2019 - 9:49PM

Global deal making activity declined in a chilly first quarter, with Asia hit especially hard by the US-China trade war, growing economic headwinds and market volatility, according to Mergermarket and Dealogic.

Global M&A hit hard in first quarter, with trade war and cooling growth taking toll on Asia
Who is the new boss of China’s US$941 billion sovereign wealth fund?

Peng Chun will leave Bank of Communications to become the third chairman of China Investment Corporation since the sovereign wealth fund was founded

2 Apr 2019 - 10:46PM

Peng Chun will leave Bank of Communications to become the third chairman of China Investment Corporation since the sovereign wealth fund was founded

Who is the new boss of China’s US$941 billion sovereign wealth fund?
Is ‘Iron Lady’ Dong Mingzhu’s Gree Electric facing an ownership shake-up? Air con giant plans partial stake transfer

Chairwoman Dong Mingzhu, known for her tough business resolve and outspoken remarks, is the biggest individual shareholder in the US$42 billion appliance maker

2 Apr 2019 - 7:00AM

Chairwoman Dong Mingzhu, known for her tough business resolve and outspoken remarks, is the biggest individual shareholder in the US$42 billion appliance maker

Is ‘Iron Lady’ Dong Mingzhu’s Gree Electric facing an ownership shake-up? Air con giant plans partial stake transfer
Central banks must turn to global financial crisis tool box to tackle the next recession, says Fed’s Rosengren

Boston Federal Reserve president Eric Rosengren says observers should understand that central banks must use their balance sheets to confront potential recession.

26 Mar 2019 - 10:28PM

Boston Federal Reserve president Eric Rosengren says observers should understand that central banks must use their balance sheets to confront potential recession.

Central banks must turn to global financial crisis tool box to tackle the next recession, says Fed’s Rosengren
US recession chance ‘no more than 25 per cent’ says Chicago Federal Reserve chief as fear grips markets

Asian stock markets plunged on Monday, with benchmark indices declining from Seoul to Sydney, after the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged on Friday.

25 Mar 2019 - 10:45PM

Asian stock markets plunged on Monday, with benchmark indices declining from Seoul to Sydney, after the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged on Friday.

US recession chance ‘no more than 25 per cent’ says Chicago Federal Reserve chief as fear grips markets
Chemical plant explosion sends China dye stocks surging, sinks affected firms

An explosion in eastern China rocked chemical sector stocks on Friday, with shares of companies where employees were killed and production shut down sinking. Major dye producers soared on expectations that dye prices could spike because of tightened supply of a chemical compound.

25 Mar 2019 - 11:21AM

An explosion in eastern China rocked chemical sector stocks on Friday, with shares of companies where employees were killed and production shut down sinking. Major dye producers soared on expectations that dye prices could spike because of tightened supply of a chemical compound.

Chemical plant explosion sends China dye stocks surging, sinks affected firms
Top venture capitalists and bankers land key role in deciding China’s tech board IPOs

Candidates for the consultative panel include Neil Shen Nanpeng, founder and managing partner of Sequoia Capital China. CEOs Zhang Lei of Hillhouse Capital and Bao Fan of China Renaissance also are on the list.

22 Mar 2019 - 12:17AM

Candidates for the consultative panel include Neil Shen Nanpeng, founder and managing partner of Sequoia Capital China. CEOs Zhang Lei of Hillhouse Capital and Bao Fan of China Renaissance also are on the list.

Top venture capitalists and bankers land key role in deciding China’s tech board IPOs
Hong Kong’s dominant broadcaster TVB swings to a loss of US$25.3 million on investment write-off

Company forecasts a challenging year ahead in Hong Kong, but expects a boost from its mainland China expansion.

21 Mar 2019 - 2:47AM

Company forecasts a challenging year ahead in Hong Kong, but expects a boost from its mainland China expansion.

Hong Kong’s dominant broadcaster TVB swings to a loss of US$25.3 million on investment write-off
Nuclear shares soar after China plans to invest US$12 billion in new reactors for first time since 2016

The four new reactors will adopt China’s domestically developed Hualong third generation nuclear reactor design, an official statement says.

19 Mar 2019 - 10:52PM

The four new reactors will adopt China’s domestically developed Hualong third generation nuclear reactor design, an official statement says.

Nuclear shares soar after China plans to invest US$12 billion in new reactors for first time since 2016
China transfers US$4.7 billion of PICC shares to state pension fund, part of a programme to shift assets to make up for shortfall

China is facing a widening shortfall in pensions schemes as the population ages and debt pressure rises.

13 Mar 2019 - 10:43PM

China is facing a widening shortfall in pensions schemes as the population ages and debt pressure rises.

China transfers US$4.7 billion of PICC shares to state pension fund, part of a programme to shift assets to make up for shortfall
Meituan willing to sacrifice profitability for growth as business model shifts from subsidies to investments

Explosive growth in China’s food delivery business will slow as companies like Meituan focus on user experience and operational efficiency instead of subsidies to gain share

12 Mar 2019 - 7:00PM

Explosive growth in China’s food delivery business will slow as companies like Meituan focus on user experience and operational efficiency instead of subsidies to gain share

Meituan willing to sacrifice profitability for growth as business model shifts from subsidies to investments
US$45 billion in mutual fund inflows forecast for China’s Nasdaq-style tech board
Hong Kong exchange thinks it has a shot as world’s fundraising hub, tapping China’s trillions in savings. Does it?

In its three-year strategic plan, the HKEX is tapping a wider range of financial products to widen its lead over rival exchanges, and to transform from a regional course into a global financial market place.

11 Mar 2019 - 11:13AM

In its three-year strategic plan, the HKEX is tapping a wider range of financial products to widen its lead over rival exchanges, and to transform from a regional course into a global financial market place.

Hong Kong exchange thinks it has a shot as world’s fundraising hub, tapping China’s trillions in savings. Does it?
Alibaba Pictures shares rise after striking gold with Green Book’s best picture win at the Oscars
China’s venture capital firms outperform US, European peers amid breakneck economic growth in the past two decades

China has become the world’s second largest venture capital market, with over 3,500 firms managing total assets worth nearly 2 trillion yuan.

21 Feb 2019 - 10:18PM

China has become the world’s second largest venture capital market, with over 3,500 firms managing total assets worth nearly 2 trillion yuan.

China’s venture capital firms outperform US, European peers amid breakneck economic growth in the past two decades
IPOs off to slow start globally in 2019 amid Brexit, US-China trade war uncertainties, says Dealogic

Asia-Pacific leads the global market in both fundraising size and deal numbers, with 54 listings for a total value of US$3 billion.

19 Feb 2019 - 9:54PM

Asia-Pacific leads the global market in both fundraising size and deal numbers, with 54 listings for a total value of US$3 billion.

IPOs off to slow start globally in 2019 amid Brexit, US-China trade war uncertainties, says Dealogic
Trade war, intense overseas scrutiny will weigh down China’s M&A activity in 2019, PwC analysts say

The prospect of the US-China trade negotiators ‘walking away from the table’ would seriously stifle cross-border deals, said senior analysts with accounting giant PwC

19 Feb 2019 - 9:54PM

The prospect of the US-China trade negotiators ‘walking away from the table’ would seriously stifle cross-border deals, said senior analysts with accounting giant PwC

Trade war, intense overseas scrutiny will weigh down China’s M&A activity in 2019, PwC analysts say
Hemp-related stocks surge after third Chinese province expected to legalise cultivation

Jilin is expected to become the second northeastern province to legalise hemp cultivation, as the country tries to revitalise the old rust-belt area amid its long-standing economic struggles.

18 Feb 2019 - 5:11PM

Jilin is expected to become the second northeastern province to legalise hemp cultivation, as the country tries to revitalise the old rust-belt area amid its long-standing economic struggles.

Hemp-related stocks surge after third Chinese province expected to legalise cultivation
China stocks end Year of the Dog with the biggest loss since 2008

The move would expand the investment scope for foreign institutions to include financial futures, commodities futures, options and start-up stocks traded on the country’s over-the-counter market.

1 Feb 2019 - 6:27PM

The move would expand the investment scope for foreign institutions to include financial futures, commodities futures, options and start-up stocks traded on the country’s over-the-counter market.

China stocks end Year of the Dog with the biggest loss since 2008
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng delivers a terrific January – with an 8 per cent gain

2018 was a nightmare for mainland and Hong Kong investors. But in the first month of the new year, the main benchmarks gave investors plenty of love.

31 Jan 2019 - 7:03PM

2018 was a nightmare for mainland and Hong Kong investors. But in the first month of the new year, the main benchmarks gave investors plenty of love.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng delivers a terrific January – with an 8 per cent gain
China stocks fall to two-week low as corporate earnings worsen amid economic slowdown
  • Sentiment in the mainland’s markets continues to be downbeat over worsening corporate earnings
30 Jan 2019 - 11:14PM
  • Sentiment in the mainland’s markets continues to be downbeat over worsening corporate earnings
China stocks fall to two-week low as corporate earnings worsen amid economic slowdown
China stocks go on wild roller-coaster ride before regulator shoots down rumour on short-selling

Rumours swirled, a bunch of small caps adjusted earnings from gains to losses, and the US pressed on with its Huawei charges. Traders had a lot to digest.

29 Jan 2019 - 9:35PM

Rumours swirled, a bunch of small caps adjusted earnings from gains to losses, and the US pressed on with its Huawei charges. Traders had a lot to digest.

China stocks go on wild roller-coaster ride before regulator shoots down rumour on short-selling
Investors back Pansy Ho as Macau’s casino queen as they lift Shun Tak and SJM after she gains control over gaming empire

Shun Tak Holdings has deepened ties with one of Hong Kong’s wealthiest families to strengthen its control of the largest holder of casino licences in Macau, giving managing director Pansy Ho Chiu-king the upper hand in a family tussle for magnate Stanley Ho’s gambling empire.

24 Jan 2019 - 3:23PM

Shun Tak Holdings has deepened ties with one of Hong Kong’s wealthiest families to strengthen its control of the largest holder of casino licences in Macau, giving managing director Pansy Ho Chiu-king the upper hand in a family tussle for magnate Stanley Ho’s gambling empire.

Investors back Pansy Ho as Macau’s casino queen as they lift Shun Tak and SJM after she gains control over gaming empire