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.

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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.

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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
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

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

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

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.

Shanghai’s hotly anticipated tech board vital to China’s global financial ambitions, says top official
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
  • Maoyan names three new cornerstone investors, including Xiaomi
China’s top movie ticketing app Maoyan postpones Hong Kong IPO, names Xiaomi as cornerstone investor
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

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

Homebuyers spring into action after developers slash prices, cutting inventory as market outlook darkens
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

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 corporate default storm continues to rage at the start of 2019 after a record year
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

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

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.

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

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

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

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