Laura He

Laura He covers capital markets and financial affairs in Hong Kong and China, including major IPOs, corporate finance, investment banking, and equity markets. 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 a master's degree in digital journalism from Stanford University and passed CFA exams.
Laura He
Laura He covers capital markets and financial affairs in Hong Kong and China, including major IPOs, corporate finance, investment banking, and equity markets. 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 a master's degree in digital journalism from Stanford University and passed CFA exams.

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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’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.

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
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.

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
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

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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
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
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.

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
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.

Troubles mount for 80-year-old builder Hsin Chong – defaults on US$150 million bond, files for provisional liquidation and faces delisting

Hsin Chong, which built Ocean Park and Kai Tak Airport, has filed for provisional liquidation and could be delisted in July

23 Jan 2019 - 10:59PM
Troubles mount for 80-year-old builder Hsin Chong – defaults on US$150 million bond, files for provisional liquidation and faces delisting

Hsin Chong, which built Ocean Park and Kai Tak Airport, has filed for provisional liquidation and could be delisted in July

Shanghai’s hotly anticipated tech board vital to China’s global financial ambitions, says top official

The authorities have approached a ‘handful’ of potential IPO candidates for the eagerly anticipated new board in Shanghai and will soon release draft rules for listings.

23 Jan 2019 - 10:35AM
Shanghai’s hotly anticipated tech board vital to China’s global financial ambitions, says top official

The authorities have approached a ‘handful’ of potential IPO candidates for the eagerly anticipated new board in Shanghai and will soon release draft rules for listings.

China’s top movie ticketing app Maoyan postpones Hong Kong IPO, names Xiaomi as cornerstone investor
  • Maoyan names three new cornerstone investors, including Xiaomi
21 Jan 2019 - 10:57PM
China’s top movie ticketing app Maoyan postpones Hong Kong IPO, names Xiaomi as cornerstone investor
  • Maoyan names three new cornerstone investors, including Xiaomi
Homebuyers spring into action after developers slash prices, cutting inventory as market outlook darkens

Wing Tai Properties sold more than 90 per cent of 118 flats on offer at Tuen Mun on Sunday

20 Jan 2019 - 10:45PM
Homebuyers spring into action after developers slash prices, cutting inventory as market outlook darkens

Wing Tai Properties sold more than 90 per cent of 118 flats on offer at Tuen Mun on Sunday

China’s largest movie ticketing app Maoyan, backed by Tencent, to raise up to US$350 million in Hong Kong IPO
Alibaba and Tencent dominate China new economy deals as market cools to lowest level in three years
China’s corporate default storm continues to rage at the start of 2019 after a record year

Midway into January five Chinese companies are already likely to default on 3.5 billion yuan (US$446.25 million) worth of debt

15 Jan 2019 - 10:44PM
China’s corporate default storm continues to rage at the start of 2019 after a record year

Midway into January five Chinese companies are already likely to default on 3.5 billion yuan (US$446.25 million) worth of debt

China’s securities firms suffer a miserable 2018 amid slumping stock market, but analysts expect a better year ahead

The 27 main listed brokerages see combined net profit plunge 43 per cent as stock market slump, sluggish trading, and shrinking IPO business take a toll.

11 Jan 2019 - 9:21AM
China’s securities firms suffer a miserable 2018 amid slumping stock market, but analysts expect a better year ahead

The 27 main listed brokerages see combined net profit plunge 43 per cent as stock market slump, sluggish trading, and shrinking IPO business take a toll.

China faces tidal wave of exits by ageing tycoons. Their succession plans will shape China’s future

Succession might seem like a no-brainer for Chinese family empires. But many adult children – wanting to prove themselves in their own ventures – are reluctant to take over.

11 Jan 2019 - 11:06AM
China faces tidal wave of exits by ageing tycoons. Their succession plans will shape China’s future

Succession might seem like a no-brainer for Chinese family empires. But many adult children – wanting to prove themselves in their own ventures – are reluctant to take over.

Apple’s Taiwanese component suppliers track iPhone maker’s fluctuating stock market fortunes

Apple’s Taiwan-based suppliers could be hit the hardest by a recent slump in its stock. About 15 per cent of the 195 globally listed companies that supply Apple are based in Taiwan – including five of the iPhone maker’s biggest suppliers.

7 Jan 2019 - 10:50PM
Apple’s Taiwanese component suppliers track iPhone maker’s fluctuating stock market fortunes

Apple’s Taiwan-based suppliers could be hit the hardest by a recent slump in its stock. About 15 per cent of the 195 globally listed companies that supply Apple are based in Taiwan – including five of the iPhone maker’s biggest suppliers.

The tenuous truce in the US-China trade war will decide whether Hong Kong’s best IPO party ever continues in the new year

Whether the music will continue in Hong Kong next year depends on the tenuous truce in the trade war between the United States and China

31 Dec 2018 - 10:35AM
The tenuous truce in the US-China trade war will decide whether Hong Kong’s best IPO party ever continues in the new year

Whether the music will continue in Hong Kong next year depends on the tenuous truce in the trade war between the United States and China

Shanghai’s stock index ends 2018 as the world’s biggest loser as trade war, slowing Chinese economy weigh on confidence

The Shanghai and Shenzhen markets together lost US$2.4 trillion in value in 2018, about the size of France’s economy.

31 Dec 2018 - 10:22AM
Shanghai’s stock index ends 2018 as the world’s biggest loser as trade war, slowing Chinese economy weigh on confidence

The Shanghai and Shenzhen markets together lost US$2.4 trillion in value in 2018, about the size of France’s economy.

China, Hong Kong stock rally fizzles out as worries win out
Chinese banks’ shares sink after Beijing reportedly tells them to control profit to support economy
Hong Kong, Shanghai stocks fall after US Fed defies investors’ call and keeps aggressive pace of interest rate increases

Asian markets declined across the board. Losses in mainland Chinese markets ignored a new move by the People’s Bank of China to increase liquidity support for small and private businesses

20 Dec 2018 - 10:38AM
Hong Kong, Shanghai stocks fall after US Fed defies investors’ call and keeps aggressive pace of interest rate increases

Asian markets declined across the board. Losses in mainland Chinese markets ignored a new move by the People’s Bank of China to increase liquidity support for small and private businesses

China, Hong Kong stocks slide after president’s milestone speech leaves out stimulus for kick-starting a slowing economy

Asian markets slide as investors expect Fed to raise interest rates later this week

18 Dec 2018 - 5:56PM
China, Hong Kong stocks slide after president’s milestone speech leaves out stimulus for kick-starting a slowing economy

Asian markets slide as investors expect Fed to raise interest rates later this week

Will US firms’ Macau casino licences get politicised by US-China trade war? Don’t bet on it

As the US-China trade war escalates, with all economic ties between the two countries at risk of being politicised, investment banks and fund managers are keeping a close eye on casino licences for American companies in Macau.

24 Jan 2019 - 6:33PM
Will US firms’ Macau casino licences get politicised by US-China trade war? Don’t bet on it

As the US-China trade war escalates, with all economic ties between the two countries at risk of being politicised, investment banks and fund managers are keeping a close eye on casino licences for American companies in Macau.

Hong Kong market turnover sinks to 22-month low as investors await Xi Jinping’s speech, Fed rate move
Deutsche Bank ready to help German companies’ China ambitions as trade war pushes Beijing closer to Europe, says Asia chief

There is a ‘clear advantage to both sides’ in more cooperation between Germany and China, says Asia CEO Werner Steinmüller

17 Dec 2018 - 7:37AM
Deutsche Bank ready to help German companies’ China ambitions as trade war pushes Beijing closer to Europe, says Asia chief

There is a ‘clear advantage to both sides’ in more cooperation between Germany and China, says Asia CEO Werner Steinmüller

China stocks snap three-day rally as economy slows amid trade war, fallout from Meng Wanzhou arrest

The Hang Seng Index ends down by 1.6 per cent; the Shanghai Composite Index drops 1.5 per cent

14 Dec 2018 - 5:57PM
China stocks snap three-day rally as economy slows amid trade war, fallout from Meng Wanzhou arrest

The Hang Seng Index ends down by 1.6 per cent; the Shanghai Composite Index drops 1.5 per cent

China and Hong Kong stocks rise for third day as US-China trade war shows signs of easing
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