Louise Moon

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.
Louise Moon
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.

Latest from Louise Moon

Nasdaq executive dismisses ‘discredited’ Steve Bannon’s call to bar Chinese companies from US capital markets

Bob McCooey, a senior VP at the New York-based exchange, said he looked forward to welcoming more Chinese IPOs in a post on WeChat

23 May 2019 - 10:10PM

Bob McCooey, a senior VP at the New York-based exchange, said he looked forward to welcoming more Chinese IPOs in a post on WeChat

Nasdaq executive dismisses ‘discredited’ Steve Bannon’s call to bar Chinese companies from US capital markets
Hong Kong television broadcaster TVB sets up task force to recover the bond default that pushed it into its first financial loss since 2008

TVB said it has set up a task force to explore all options to recover the millions of US dollars lost through two bond investments in SMI Holdings.

23 May 2019 - 3:30AM

TVB said it has set up a task force to explore all options to recover the millions of US dollars lost through two bond investments in SMI Holdings.

Hong Kong television broadcaster TVB sets up task force to recover the bond default that pushed it into its first financial loss since 2008
Rare-earth stocks in China soar after visit by Xi Jinping spotlights US dependence on key element in hi-tech products

Rare earth stocks went crazy Tuesday. One Hong Kong stock – China Rare Earth Holdings – shot up 108 per cent.

21 May 2019 - 4:45PM

Rare earth stocks went crazy Tuesday. One Hong Kong stock – China Rare Earth Holdings – shot up 108 per cent.

Rare-earth stocks in China soar after visit by Xi Jinping spotlights US dependence on key element in hi-tech products
Hong Kong’s dollar weakens below low end of trading band as capital flight from China’s stocks gathers pace in escalating trade war

The Hong Kong dollar briefly touched the lower limit of its trading band in late New York trading on Friday, as capital from a withdrawal of exchange traded funds (ETFs) and from China’s stock market was converted back into hard currency

18 May 2019 - 11:48PM

The Hong Kong dollar briefly touched the lower limit of its trading band in late New York trading on Friday, as capital from a withdrawal of exchange traded funds (ETFs) and from China’s stock market was converted back into hard currency

Hong Kong’s dollar weakens below low end of trading band as capital flight from China’s stocks gathers pace in escalating trade war
Hong Kong’s property bull run takes a surprise break as Sun Hung Kai’s Park Yoho Napoli flats in Yuen Long fail to sell out

The bull run in Hong Kong’s residential property market took an unexpected break on Saturday when a weekend launch by the city’s biggest developer failed to sell out

20 May 2019 - 9:35AM

The bull run in Hong Kong’s residential property market took an unexpected break on Saturday when a weekend launch by the city’s biggest developer failed to sell out

Hong Kong’s property bull run takes a surprise break as Sun Hung Kai’s Park Yoho Napoli flats in Yuen Long fail to sell out
China, Hong Kong markets see another week of declines as trade war bites

Foreign investors have been pulling their money out of China stocks, with the total sold so far in May hitting 36.4 billion yuan. That surpassed the total net sales of 22 billion yuan for all of April.

17 May 2019 - 5:43PM

Foreign investors have been pulling their money out of China stocks, with the total sold so far in May hitting 36.4 billion yuan. That surpassed the total net sales of 22 billion yuan for all of April.

China, Hong Kong markets see another week of declines as trade war bites
Stocks Blog: Shanghai posts fourth straight week of losses as investors take flight in escalating trade war

'Long overdue correction' hammered markets, says Francis Lun

17 May 2019 - 5:06PM

'Long overdue correction' hammered markets, says Francis Lun

Stocks Blog: Shanghai posts fourth straight week of losses as investors take flight in escalating trade war
China stocks rise amid hopes of fresh stimulus measures to boost sagging economy

Shanghai Composite Index and CSI 300 rise to their highest levels this month after stocks rally for a second straight session.

16 May 2019 - 7:04PM

Shanghai Composite Index and CSI 300 rise to their highest levels this month after stocks rally for a second straight session.

China stocks rise amid hopes of fresh stimulus measures to boost sagging economy
Stocks Blog: Shanghai, Hong post gains; Tencent tumbles

Tencent drops 2.2 per cent, but HSBC Global Research gives its shares a big thumbs up

16 May 2019 - 5:22PM

Tencent drops 2.2 per cent, but HSBC Global Research gives its shares a big thumbs up

Stocks Blog: Shanghai, Hong post gains; Tencent tumbles
China, Hong Kong stocks gain on trade, stimulus hopes

Foreign traders bought more of mainland stocks through the connect programmes than they sold for the first time in seven trading days, boosting Chinese benchmarks.

15 May 2019 - 5:27PM

Foreign traders bought more of mainland stocks through the connect programmes than they sold for the first time in seven trading days, boosting Chinese benchmarks.

China, Hong Kong stocks gain on trade, stimulus hopes
Stocks Blog: Shanghai snaps two-day losing streak; Hong Kong also advances

Alibaba, Tencent to report earnings tonight

15 May 2019 - 5:29PM

Alibaba, Tencent to report earnings tonight

Stocks Blog: Shanghai snaps two-day losing streak; Hong Kong also advances
Asia’s equity markets extend global sell-off, taking the cue from US$1 trillion overnight wipeout as trade war escalates

Hong Kong closes down 1.5 per cent after returning from a holiday.

15 May 2019 - 10:36AM

Hong Kong closes down 1.5 per cent after returning from a holiday.

Asia’s equity markets extend global sell-off, taking the cue from US$1 trillion   overnight wipeout as trade war escalates
Stocks Blog: Hong Kong, mainland shares slide amid trade war uncertainty

Pro tips: Trading wizard Alex Wong on learning from your battles

14 May 2019 - 4:32PM

Pro tips: Trading wizard Alex Wong on learning from your battles

Stocks Blog: Hong Kong, mainland shares slide amid trade war uncertainty
Escalating trade war a boon for Thailand industrial property as Chinese manufacturers shift production overseas

Thailand’s industrial property sector is profiting from the US-China trade war, as mainland Chinese manufacturers shift production to Southeast Asia in an attempt to avoid escalating tariffs.

14 May 2019 - 7:15AM

Thailand’s industrial property sector is profiting from the US-China trade war, as mainland Chinese manufacturers shift production to Southeast Asia in an attempt to avoid escalating tariffs.

Escalating trade war a boon for Thailand industrial property as Chinese manufacturers shift production overseas
China’s CMC granted licence to run nationwide cinema chain

Shanghai-headquartered CMC will operate its new cinema chain licence through its subsidiary company UME

8 May 2019 - 12:18PM

Shanghai-headquartered CMC will operate its new cinema chain licence through its subsidiary company UME

China’s CMC granted licence to run nationwide cinema chain
Xtep expands its sports brands portfolio with US$260 million takeover of K-Swiss, Palladium, Supra, PLDM and KR3W

The E-Land takeover not only allows Xtep to own the brands and their worldwide outlets outright, it also helps the Chinese company enter new markets with shoes, clothes and apparel items for different lifestyles and urban subculture around the world

6 May 2019 - 10:38PM

The E-Land takeover not only allows Xtep to own the brands and their worldwide outlets outright, it also helps the Chinese company enter new markets with shoes, clothes and apparel items for different lifestyles and urban subculture around the world

Xtep expands its sports brands portfolio with US$260 million takeover of K-Swiss, Palladium, Supra, PLDM and KR3W
China Southern Airlines’ profit falls by half amid high oil prices, increased competition

Net profit for the country’s largest carrier by fleet size slumped 51.43 per cent last year to 2.89 billion yuan (US$430 million), way off estimates

29 Apr 2019 - 10:09PM

Net profit for the country’s largest carrier by fleet size slumped 51.43 per cent last year to 2.89 billion yuan (US$430 million), way off estimates

China Southern Airlines’ profit falls by half amid high oil prices, increased competition
China stocks limp through Friday’s session, suffer biggest weekly decline this year

The Shanghai Composite closed a bumpy trading session down 0.04 per cent, moving the benchmark down 1.78 per cent for the week.

13 Apr 2019 - 3:59AM

The Shanghai Composite closed a bumpy trading session down 0.04 per cent, moving the benchmark down 1.78 per cent for the week.

China stocks limp through Friday’s session, suffer biggest weekly decline this year
Stocks Blog: Shanghai benchmark posts biggest weekly drop of 2019

Want to learn more about investing in mainland and Hong Kong markets? Check in with us throughout the day for analysis of what's happening as it happens -- and what's ahead.

12 Apr 2019 - 4:58PM

Want to learn more about investing in mainland and Hong Kong markets? Check in with us throughout the day for analysis of what's happening as it happens -- and what's ahead.

Stocks Blog: Shanghai benchmark posts biggest weekly drop of 2019
Tencent shares rise after game is approved, but tech giant can’t keep Hong Kong gauge from slipping below 30,000 mark

Hong Kong and mainland China stocks on Thursday recorded their biggest daily declines since March 25, defying a rise in inflation to safer levels in China amid continued concerns about global growth.

11 Apr 2019 - 7:41PM

Hong Kong and mainland China stocks on Thursday recorded their biggest daily declines since March 25, defying a rise in inflation to safer levels in China amid continued concerns about global growth.

Tencent shares rise after game is approved, but tech giant can’t keep Hong Kong gauge from slipping below 30,000 mark
Stocks Blog: Mainland, Hong Kong markets take painful tumble

Interested in investing in China and Hong Kong markets, but not sure how to start? Join us each day as we explain the action and give you insights from experts about where they think markets are headed. 

11 Apr 2019 - 4:50PM

Interested in investing in China and Hong Kong markets, but not sure how to start? Join us each day as we explain the action and give you insights from experts about where they think markets are headed. 

Stocks Blog: Mainland, Hong Kong markets take painful tumble
Shanghai ekes out a gain, while Hang Seng falls on day filled with jitters over global growth, trade

The International Monetary Fund cut its global growth forecast to 3.3 per cent, though boosted up China’s to 6.3 per cent.

10 Apr 2019 - 5:23PM

The International Monetary Fund cut its global growth forecast to 3.3 per cent, though boosted up China’s to 6.3 per cent.

Shanghai ekes out a gain, while Hang Seng falls on day filled with jitters over global growth, trade
Stocks blog: Hang Seng loses ground, while Shanghai shakes off its blues

Hopu Investment may be looking at stake in Gree, Chinese media report

10 Apr 2019 - 5:19PM

Hopu Investment may be looking at stake in Gree, Chinese media report

Stocks blog: Hang Seng loses ground, while Shanghai shakes off its blues
Hang Seng climbs to 10-month high as Shanghai Composite posts second straight day of losses

Property developers got a boost by Beijing’s move to relax residency curbs in many smaller cities.

9 Apr 2019 - 5:31PM

Property developers got a boost by Beijing’s move to relax residency curbs in many smaller cities.

Hang Seng climbs to 10-month high as Shanghai Composite posts second straight day of losses
Stocks Blog: Hong Kong closes at 10-month high, while Shanghai sees second straight day of losses

Blackrock sees China as 'one of the largest growth opportunities'

9 Apr 2019 - 5:26PM

Blackrock sees China as 'one of the largest growth opportunities'

Stocks Blog: Hong Kong closes at 10-month high, while Shanghai sees second straight day of losses
China stocks end weaker as traders take profits from recent run-up

Chemical companies were the main gainers in China and made up many of the 30 stocks that hit the daily price increase limit of 10 per cent.

8 Apr 2019 - 5:33PM

Chemical companies were the main gainers in China and made up many of the 30 stocks that hit the daily price increase limit of 10 per cent.

China stocks end weaker as traders take profits from recent run-up
Stocks blog: Mainland stocks slip while Hong Kong shares gain

Crystal Ball: Chemical plant crackdown to boost top players, Founder Securities says

9 Apr 2019 - 3:12PM

Crystal Ball: Chemical plant crackdown to boost top players, Founder Securities says

Stocks blog: Mainland stocks slip while Hong Kong shares gain
Mania for China’s hemp-related companies prompts stock regulator to crack down

Hemp-related companies listed in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong have enjoyed a stellar rise so far this year, but can it last?

8 Apr 2019 - 9:29AM

Hemp-related companies listed in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong have enjoyed a stellar rise so far this year, but can it last?

Mania for China’s hemp-related companies prompts stock regulator to crack down
It’s time for China to allow foreign credit rating agencies into its US$13 trillion bond market, say experts

The world’s third largest bond market is gradually opening up to foreign players as it starts to join global bond benchmarks

4 Apr 2019 - 10:12PM

The world’s third largest bond market is gradually opening up to foreign players as it starts to join global bond benchmarks

It’s time for China to allow foreign credit rating agencies into its US$13 trillion bond market, say experts
Tears and happy memories abound as iconic Excelsior hotel in Hong Kong closes its doors for the final time after 46 years of service

Hundreds of guests and staff members mark occasion with one last goodbye, as developers prepare to demolish iconic waterfront hotel and replace it with offices.

1 Apr 2019 - 10:38AM

Hundreds of guests and staff members mark occasion with one last goodbye, as developers prepare to demolish iconic waterfront hotel and replace it with offices.

Tears and happy memories abound as iconic Excelsior hotel in Hong Kong closes its doors for the final time after 46 years of service