Louise Moon

Hong Kong

Louise Moon

Reporter, Business

Louise Moon joined the Post in 2017 and is a reporter on the Business desk. She has a master's in Mandarin from Edinburgh University and a master's in journalism from City University, London. Originally from the UK, she spent her teenage years growing up in Hong Kong which sparked her interest in China.

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Fashion house Prada appoints L’Oreal to run its luxury beauty products amid sales decline in China

Teaming up with L’Oreal could be seen as a move by Hong Kong-listed Prada to target China’s luxury beauty market, which is on course to account for over a fifth of global market share in the next five years

13 Dec 2019 - 10:58PM

Teaming up with L’Oreal could be seen as a move by Hong Kong-listed Prada to target China’s luxury beauty market, which is on course to account for over a fifth of global market share in the next five years

Fashion house Prada appoints L’Oreal to run its luxury beauty products amid sales decline in China
Cathay Pacific gets a helping hand as Asia Miles unveils mileage plan that never expires, starting from 2020, to attract frequent flyers

Asia Miles, a Cathay Pacific-owned frequent flier programme, is amending its policy by removing the expiry date on air miles collected from next year in a move seen as helping the Hong Kong carrier beat a slump in air travel.

12 Dec 2019 - 12:48PM

Asia Miles, a Cathay Pacific-owned frequent flier programme, is amending its policy by removing the expiry date on air miles collected from next year in a move seen as helping the Hong Kong carrier beat a slump in air travel.

Cathay Pacific gets a helping hand as Asia Miles unveils mileage plan that never expires, starting from 2020, to attract frequent flyers
British companies say business in China has become harder amid slowing economy, regulatory challenges and competition from state-owned rivals

Forty-eight per cent of UK companies surveyed by the British Chamber of Commerce in China say business has become more difficult in 2019

10 Dec 2019 - 10:19PM

Forty-eight per cent of UK companies surveyed by the British Chamber of Commerce in China say business has become more difficult in 2019

British companies say business in China has become harder amid slowing economy, regulatory challenges and competition from state-owned rivals
China combines three oil pipeline networks into a single operator in much-anticipated merger to improve efficiency in state sector

The merger, under consideration since 2014, is part of the Chinese government’s programme of combining state factories and industries into fewer, larger groups to help them survive a slowing economy and weather competition with global rivals.

9 Dec 2019 - 10:37PM

The merger, under consideration since 2014, is part of the Chinese government’s programme of combining state factories and industries into fewer, larger groups to help them survive a slowing economy and weather competition with global rivals.

China combines three oil pipeline networks into a single operator in much-anticipated merger to improve efficiency in state sector
Hong Kong needs bigger handouts, fiscal push to lift economic growth from its worst slump in a decade, IMF says

Hong Kong’s government will have to resort to more handouts and fiscal stimuli to pull the city’s economy out of its worst slump since the global financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund said.

4 Dec 2019 - 1:59PM

Hong Kong’s government will have to resort to more handouts and fiscal stimuli to pull the city’s economy out of its worst slump since the global financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund said.

Hong Kong needs bigger handouts, fiscal push to lift economic growth from its worst slump in a decade, IMF says
Chinese moviegoers still hot for Disney’s Frozen 2 as it rakes in 40 per cent of Sunday’s total box office revenue

The animated sequel to the 2013 blockbuster Frozen earned 68.67 million yuan (US$9.7 million) on Sunday in China, 6 per cent of global weekend receipts

3 Dec 2019 - 9:51PM

The animated sequel to the 2013 blockbuster Frozen earned 68.67 million yuan (US$9.7 million) on Sunday in China, 6 per cent of global weekend receipts

Chinese moviegoers still hot for Disney’s Frozen 2 as it rakes in 40 per cent of Sunday’s total box office revenue
US-China rivalry exposes differences that threaten to hinder global solutions to climate change, experts say

“In China, the role of corporations is different. The policymaking process will often include a meeting with corporations, but they’re not at the table,” Taiya Smith, director of China for the Climate Leadership Council, said at Bloomberg’s New Economy Forum in Beijing last week.

2 Dec 2019 - 9:36AM

“In China, the role of corporations is different. The policymaking process will often include a meeting with corporations, but they’re not at the table,” Taiya Smith, director of China for the Climate Leadership Council, said at Bloomberg’s New Economy Forum in Beijing last week.

US-China rivalry exposes differences that threaten to hinder global solutions to climate change, experts say
A foreigner’s life in Beijing without access to Alipay or Wechat Pay is like a fish out of water. Here’s my experience

Business reporter Louise Moon, who is in Beijing on a three-month assignment, has quickly found out that life in China functions completely through screens and mostly two apps: WeChat and Alipay.

1 Dec 2019 - 3:01PM

Business reporter Louise Moon, who is in Beijing on a three-month assignment, has quickly found out that life in China functions completely through screens and mostly two apps: WeChat and Alipay.

A foreigner’s life in Beijing without access to Alipay or Wechat Pay is like a fish out of water. Here’s my experience
Is globalisation doomed? Business, political leaders contemplate viability at New Economy Forum as US-China rivalry intensifies

Protectionism is on the rise and questions are increasing about whether globalisation still works, as New Economy Forum kicks off in Beijing

24 Nov 2019 - 10:39PM

Protectionism is on the rise and questions are increasing about whether globalisation still works, as New Economy Forum kicks off in Beijing

Is globalisation doomed? Business, political leaders contemplate viability at New Economy Forum as US-China rivalry intensifies
Change in supply chains driven by sustainability, digitalisation, not trade war, say business leaders at Beijing forum

Big multinationals are increasingly ‘regionalising’ their supply chains, say panellists at Bloomberg’s New Economy Forum

22 Nov 2019 - 8:45PM

Big multinationals are increasingly ‘regionalising’ their supply chains, say panellists at Bloomberg’s New Economy Forum

Change in supply chains driven by sustainability, digitalisation, not trade war, say business leaders at Beijing forum
China wants a US trade deal – but will fight back if necessary, says President Xi Jinping

Chinese leader says that his country did not a trade war and is working for an agreement on the basis of ‘mutual respect and equality’.

22 Nov 2019 - 11:33PM

Chinese leader says that his country did not a trade war and is working for an agreement on the basis of ‘mutual respect and equality’.

China wants a US trade deal – but will fight back if necessary, says President Xi Jinping
Yum China, KFC hit by rising poultry prices in China amid African swine fever epidemic

An epidemic of African swine fever has cut China’s hogs by more than a third over the past year, making pork prices surge and forcing customers to migrate to other meat options including chicken.

22 Nov 2019 - 9:43PM

An epidemic of African swine fever has cut China’s hogs by more than a third over the past year, making pork prices surge and forcing customers to migrate to other meat options including chicken.

Yum China, KFC hit by rising poultry prices in China amid African swine fever epidemic
China watching Donald Trump’s response to US Hong Kong bill as it threatens to become new barrier to trade deal

One source said Beijing may decide to ‘fight and talk alternatively’ and is now closely watching to see how Donald Trump responds to the vote by Congress.

22 Nov 2019 - 12:07PM

One source said Beijing may decide to ‘fight and talk alternatively’ and is now closely watching to see how Donald Trump responds to the vote by Congress.

China watching Donald Trump’s response to US Hong Kong bill as it threatens to become new barrier to trade deal
Henry Paulson is hopeful of a US-China trade deal soon, but both sides have to work hard to make further progress on their ties

The former US Treasury secretary is in Beijing as the co-chair of the second New Economy Forum, which brings together hundreds of executives, government leaders and academics to discuss and tackle global issues.

21 Nov 2019 - 12:18AM

The former US Treasury secretary is in Beijing as the co-chair of the second New Economy Forum, which brings together hundreds of executives, government leaders and academics to discuss and tackle global issues.

Henry Paulson is hopeful of a US-China trade deal soon, but both sides have to work hard to make further progress on their ties
Hong Kong’s battered economy will continue to shrink next year, says CPA Australia survey of accountants

Two thirds of accounting professionals surveyed by CPA Australia expect Hong Kong’s economy to contract in 2020

18 Nov 2019 - 6:29PM

Two thirds of accounting professionals surveyed by CPA Australia expect Hong Kong’s economy to contract in 2020

Hong Kong’s battered economy will continue to shrink next year, says CPA Australia survey of accountants
A rundown Beijing home with standing-room only space sells for record, in a sign of desperation for hukou in the Chinese capital

The auction result offers a peek into the growing speculative bubble in Beijing’s property market, a development that has defied more than two years of policymakers’ attempts to control.

16 Nov 2019 - 12:30PM

The auction result offers a peek into the growing speculative bubble in Beijing’s property market, a development that has defied more than two years of policymakers’ attempts to control.

A rundown Beijing home with standing-room only space sells for record, in a sign of desperation for hukou in the Chinese capital
Burberry feels the impact of protests as Hong Kong sales fall to 5 per cent of total from 8 per cent

Burberry takes a £14 million impairment related to Hong Kong protests in the first half. It is also in talks with landlords to secure rent reductions and has no plans to close stores in the city.

14 Nov 2019 - 10:55PM

Burberry takes a £14 million impairment related to Hong Kong protests in the first half. It is also in talks with landlords to secure rent reductions and has no plans to close stores in the city.

Burberry feels the impact of protests as Hong Kong sales fall to 5 per cent of total from 8 per cent
Global funds seen buying more Chinese assets as reforms widen access to markets, Invesco survey shows

China can expect to draw more portfolio inflows in the coming months even as global investors are split in their assessment of the likely impact of geopolitical tensions on the world’s second-largest economy, according to Invesco.

11 Nov 2019 - 10:12PM

China can expect to draw more portfolio inflows in the coming months even as global investors are split in their assessment of the likely impact of geopolitical tensions on the world’s second-largest economy, according to Invesco.

Global funds seen buying more Chinese assets as reforms widen access to markets, Invesco survey shows
Bitcoin is not real, and any purchase amounts to speculation, says ECB’s ex-chief as he pours cold water on cryptocurrency

Trichet’s comment echoes the concern shared by global central banks about the threat posed by cryptocurrencies, many of which are created with the stated mission to use anonymity to decentralise currencies, disrupt the global financial system and disintermediate monetary authorities from controlling the value of money.

10 Nov 2019 - 10:45PM

Trichet’s comment echoes the concern shared by global central banks about the threat posed by cryptocurrencies, many of which are created with the stated mission to use anonymity to decentralise currencies, disrupt the global financial system and disintermediate monetary authorities from controlling the value of money.

Bitcoin is not real, and any purchase amounts to speculation, says ECB’s ex-chief as he pours cold water on cryptocurrency
China cracks down on speculative trading in limited edition shoes, but ‘sneakerheads’ continue to fuel phenomenon

People’s Bank of China has said that speculative buying of limited edition trainers had become a problem and warned speculators against using more than a dozen online platforms.

10 Nov 2019 - 10:47AM

People’s Bank of China has said that speculative buying of limited edition trainers had become a problem and warned speculators against using more than a dozen online platforms.

China cracks down on speculative trading in limited edition shoes, but ‘sneakerheads’ continue to fuel phenomenon
China’s outbound tourism likely restrained as trade war, yuan weakness deter overseas travels: Euromonitor

The number of Chinese taking overseas trips is expected to be restrained over the next five years, hurt by ongoing trade war and currency weakness, according to a forecast by Euromonitor.

7 Nov 2019 - 10:49PM

The number of Chinese taking overseas trips is expected to be restrained over the next five years, hurt by ongoing trade war and currency weakness, according to a forecast by Euromonitor.

China’s outbound tourism likely restrained as trade war, yuan weakness deter overseas travels: Euromonitor
Chinese shoppers say they would shun American brands during the world’s busiest 24 hours of online shopping

The result of the survey underscores how the year-long US-China trade war is seeping into the retail industry and changing how consumers in the most populous nation on Earth spend their money.

31 Oct 2019 - 8:49AM

The result of the survey underscores how the year-long US-China trade war is seeping into the retail industry and changing how consumers in the most populous nation on Earth spend their money.

Chinese shoppers say they would shun American brands during the world’s busiest 24 hours of online shopping
US-China trade war alerts top Beijing deal maker CDH to more buyout opportunities at home as foreign firms trim assets

CDH Investments is eyeing buyout opportunities at home at a time when global companies are turning away from China amid a year-long trade war and geopolitical tensions.

25 Oct 2019 - 1:45PM

CDH Investments is eyeing buyout opportunities at home at a time when global companies are turning away from China amid a year-long trade war and geopolitical tensions.

US-China trade war alerts top Beijing deal maker CDH to more buyout opportunities at home as foreign firms trim assets
Hang Seng blue-chip MTR still divides analysts after US$9.2 billion sell-off since July

Falling ticket and retail revenues, high repair costs and shrinking tourist spending are punishing MTR’s short-term performance.

21 Oct 2019 - 9:26AM

Falling ticket and retail revenues, high repair costs and shrinking tourist spending are punishing MTR’s short-term performance.

Hang Seng blue-chip MTR still divides analysts after US$9.2 billion sell-off since July
Political strategist Lynton Crosby says Hong Kong government must deal with issues head on to resolve crisis

Lynton Crosby, the election campaign strategist behind the Conservative Party’s 2015 election win, says the Hong Kong government must deal with the causes of the protest and come up with a plan to address the problem.

20 Oct 2019 - 12:00PM

Lynton Crosby, the election campaign strategist behind the Conservative Party’s 2015 election win, says the Hong Kong government must deal with the causes of the protest and come up with a plan to address the problem.

Political strategist Lynton Crosby says Hong Kong government must deal with issues head on to resolve crisis
Asia behind in sustainable investments, but attitudes are changing, industry leaders say

Sustainability a ‘slow-moving, unstoppable train’ for investor portfolios, according to Willis Towers Watson, as China will require listed companies, bond issuers to disclose environmental, social risks beginning in 2020.

22 Oct 2019 - 12:53PM

Sustainability a ‘slow-moving, unstoppable train’ for investor portfolios, according to Willis Towers Watson, as China will require listed companies, bond issuers to disclose environmental, social risks beginning in 2020.

Asia behind in sustainable investments, but attitudes are changing, industry leaders say
Singapore and Asia-Pacific first globally for number of female CEOs as more women make it to the top jobs, Credit Suisse finds

Singapore was joint first worldwide with Italy for having the highest proportion of female CEOs, at 15 per cent

14 Oct 2019 - 10:20PM

Singapore was joint first worldwide with Italy for having the highest proportion of female CEOs, at 15 per cent

Singapore and Asia-Pacific first globally for number of female CEOs as more women make it to the top jobs, Credit Suisse finds
Auction house Sotheby’s raises over US$400 million in sixth straight sale as phone, online bids offset drop in visitors amid protests

The percentage of phone bidding and online bidding grew by 17 per cent and 44 per cent respectively, said Kevin Ching, CEO of Sotheby’s Asia

11 Oct 2019 - 10:47PM

The percentage of phone bidding and online bidding grew by 17 per cent and 44 per cent respectively, said Kevin Ching, CEO of Sotheby’s Asia

Auction house Sotheby’s raises over US$400 million in sixth straight sale as phone, online bids offset drop in visitors amid protests
Hong Kong’s start-up scene is still a man’s world even if city tops the global ranks for gender diversity, women investors say

This could be why female entrepreneurs in Hong Kong invest more of their own funds into businesses than other markets, using HK$1.2 million on average, less than in mainland China, but more than those in the US and the UK, HSBC said.

17 Oct 2019 - 9:20AM

This could be why female entrepreneurs in Hong Kong invest more of their own funds into businesses than other markets, using HK$1.2 million on average, less than in mainland China, but more than those in the US and the UK, HSBC said.

Hong Kong’s start-up scene is still a man’s world even if city tops the global ranks for gender diversity, women investors say
Growth at Chinese listed companies might decline to four-year low in 2019, Fitch says

Companies listed in mainland China might post their slowest growth in four years in 2019, amid a global economic downturn and the ongoing US-China trade war, according to international credit rating agency Fitch Ratings.

1 Oct 2019 - 10:55PM

Companies listed in mainland China might post their slowest growth in four years in 2019, amid a global economic downturn and the ongoing US-China trade war, according to international credit rating agency Fitch Ratings.

Growth at Chinese listed companies might decline to four-year low in 2019, Fitch says