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.

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Chinese sportswear maker Xtep reports 23 per cent jump in profit as acquisitions, expansion pay off

Ding Shiu Po, chairman and chief executive of Xtep, says the company’s aim was to grow into a global sportswear player backed by a multi-brand portfolio.

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Ding Shiu Po, chairman and chief executive of Xtep, says the company’s aim was to grow into a global sportswear player backed by a multi-brand portfolio.

Chinese sportswear maker Xtep reports 23 per cent jump in profit as acquisitions, expansion pay off
Consumer stocks lift China and Hong Kong’s markets to close higher, reversing the declines during a tumultuous week

Hang Seng Index rose 0.9 per cent to close at 25,734.22 on Friday

16 Aug 2019 - 5:35PM

Hang Seng Index rose 0.9 per cent to close at 25,734.22 on Friday

Consumer stocks lift China and Hong Kong’s markets to close higher, reversing the declines during a tumultuous week
Stocks blog: Consumer stocks such as Tsingtao Brewery lift markets in China, Hong Kong

The Shanghai Composite closed up 0.28 per cent at 2,823.82. Consumer stocks gave the gauge a lift, and were led by Tsingtao Brewery, which rose by the daily maximum of 10 per cent to its highest level since July 1.

16 Aug 2019 - 5:05PM

The Shanghai Composite closed up 0.28 per cent at 2,823.82. Consumer stocks gave the gauge a lift, and were led by Tsingtao Brewery, which rose by the daily maximum of 10 per cent to its highest level since July 1.

Stocks blog: Consumer stocks such as Tsingtao Brewery lift markets in China, Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong property and telecom stocks shoot up despite overall sense of caution in markets

A cautious feeling dominates Hong Kong and mainland markets. But some investors were brave – and turned into big winners.

15 Aug 2019 - 7:14PM

A cautious feeling dominates Hong Kong and mainland markets. But some investors were brave – and turned into big winners.

Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong property and telecom stocks shoot up despite overall sense of caution in markets
Stocks blog: Telecoms sector lifts Hong Kong, mainland China stocks into positive territory

Telecoms led bourses in Hong Kong and mainland China into positive territory on Thursday. China Unicom, the biggest gainer in the city, lifted the gauges on news it was in talks with other mobile carriers to cooperate on building a 5G network. The company is the world's third-largest mobile services provider.

15 Aug 2019 - 4:51PM

Telecoms led bourses in Hong Kong and mainland China into positive territory on Thursday. China Unicom, the biggest gainer in the city, lifted the gauges on news it was in talks with other mobile carriers to cooperate on building a 5G network. The company is the world's third-largest mobile services provider.

Stocks blog: Telecoms sector lifts Hong Kong, mainland China stocks into positive territory
Hong Kong stocks pare gains after a strong start as weak Chinese data, protests weigh on sentiment

Hong Kong shares got off to a strong start after US President Donald Trump said overnight that he would delay 10 per cent tariffs on certain consumer goods until mid-December, but the protests and poor Chinese industrial proved to be a drag.

14 Aug 2019 - 7:14PM

Hong Kong shares got off to a strong start after US President Donald Trump said overnight that he would delay 10 per cent tariffs on certain consumer goods until mid-December, but the protests and poor Chinese industrial proved to be a drag.

Hong Kong stocks pare gains after a strong start as weak Chinese data, protests weigh on sentiment
Stocks blog: Hang Seng ekes out gains on ‘not very strong confidence’, China stocks edge up

Twenty of the Hang Seng's 50 constituent stocks ended higher compared with only one on Tuesday. The gains were led by Sunny Optical Technology Group, which rose on strong earnings.

14 Aug 2019 - 4:50PM

Twenty of the Hang Seng's 50 constituent stocks ended higher compared with only one on Tuesday. The gains were led by Sunny Optical Technology Group, which rose on strong earnings.

Stocks blog: Hang Seng ekes out gains on ‘not very strong confidence’, China stocks edge up
Hang Seng Index drops to lowest level since January as a second day of disruptions at Hong Kong’s airport roil sentiments

On the mainland, the Shanghai Composite fell 0.6 per cent to 2,797.26, while the CSI 300 of large caps in Shanghai and Shenzhen lost 0.9 per cent to 3,665.76, both reversing Monday’s gains.

13 Aug 2019 - 6:52PM

On the mainland, the Shanghai Composite fell 0.6 per cent to 2,797.26, while the CSI 300 of large caps in Shanghai and Shenzhen lost 0.9 per cent to 3,665.76, both reversing Monday’s gains.

Hang Seng Index drops to lowest level since January as a second day of disruptions at Hong Kong’s airport roil sentiments
Stocks blog: Hang Seng Index drops to its lowest level since January 3

Share prices of several major firms on the Hong Kong exchange declined on Tuesday after posting weaker first-half earnings, including China Literature and Macau casino giant Galaxy Entertainment Group. 

13 Aug 2019 - 4:24PM

Share prices of several major firms on the Hong Kong exchange declined on Tuesday after posting weaker first-half earnings, including China Literature and Macau casino giant Galaxy Entertainment Group. 

Stocks blog: Hang Seng Index drops to its lowest level since January 3
Hong Kong stocks sink to lowest level since January; Swire Pacific thuds to more than one year low

The Hang Seng Index dropped to its lowest level since January on Monday, ending the day 0.44 per cent down at 25,824.72.

13 Aug 2019 - 11:10AM

The Hang Seng Index dropped to its lowest level since January on Monday, ending the day 0.44 per cent down at 25,824.72.

Hong Kong stocks sink to lowest level since January; Swire Pacific thuds to more than one year low
Cathay Pacific threatens staff with sack after Beijing draws line on Hong Kong protests

CEO Rupert Hogg says staff who ‘support or participate in illegal protests’ in Hong Kong would face disciplinary action that ‘may include termination of employment’, as shares fall to lowest level in 10 years.

12 Aug 2019 - 11:44PM

CEO Rupert Hogg says staff who ‘support or participate in illegal protests’ in Hong Kong would face disciplinary action that ‘may include termination of employment’, as shares fall to lowest level in 10 years.

Cathay Pacific threatens staff with sack after Beijing draws line on Hong Kong protests
Stocks Blog: Hang Seng ends lower amid Cathay decline, flight cancellations

The benchmark was dragged down by Swire Pacific, the Hang Seng’s worst performer on the day. The parent company of Hong Kong flag-carrier Cathay Pacific Airways shed more than 6 per cent to its lowest level since May 2018, after the airline dropped 4.85 per cent to its lowest level in 10 years.

12 Aug 2019 - 5:09PM

The benchmark was dragged down by Swire Pacific, the Hang Seng’s worst performer on the day. The parent company of Hong Kong flag-carrier Cathay Pacific Airways shed more than 6 per cent to its lowest level since May 2018, after the airline dropped 4.85 per cent to its lowest level in 10 years.

Stocks Blog: Hang Seng ends lower amid Cathay decline, flight cancellations
Is now a good time to buy Tencent stock? Momentum in online gaming, advertising would suggest so

Shenzhen-based Tencent has a market cap of about HK$3 trillion. It runs WeChat, China’s most popular messaging app, and has toes dipped in payment systems as well as advertising.

12 Aug 2019 - 8:26AM

Shenzhen-based Tencent has a market cap of about HK$3 trillion. It runs WeChat, China’s most popular messaging app, and has toes dipped in payment systems as well as advertising.

Is now a good time to buy Tencent stock? Momentum in online gaming, advertising would suggest so
Xtep expands its sportswear portfolio into basketball shoes and apparel, signing on star Jeremy Lin as brand spokesman

Xtep had gone on a shopping spree for marquee brands, paying US$260 million in May to buy the owner of K-Swiss, following a venture in March to sell Saucony running shoes.

9 Aug 2019 - 11:15PM

Xtep had gone on a shopping spree for marquee brands, paying US$260 million in May to buy the owner of K-Swiss, following a venture in March to sell Saucony running shoes.

Xtep expands its sportswear portfolio into basketball shoes and apparel, signing on star Jeremy Lin as brand spokesman
MTR Corp’s management failings see it take a 26 per cent beating as Hong Kong rail operator’s profits slump to HK$3.4 billion

Cost of scandal-hit Sha Tin-Central link likely to balloon to almost HK$100 billion, and rail operator says challenges lie ahead with social unrest to continue.

9 Aug 2019 - 1:37AM

Cost of scandal-hit Sha Tin-Central link likely to balloon to almost HK$100 billion, and rail operator says challenges lie ahead with social unrest to continue.

MTR Corp’s management failings see it take a 26 per cent beating as Hong Kong rail operator’s profits slump to HK$3.4 billion
Unauthorised emails, WhatsApp messages doing the rounds of the Big Four accounting firms urge staff to join Hong Kong strike

The unauthorised notices, sent anonymously via email and WhatsApp, call on employees of KPMG, Deloitte, EY, and PwC to strike on Monday and “stand for Hong Kong”.

3 Aug 2019 - 12:54PM

The unauthorised notices, sent anonymously via email and WhatsApp, call on employees of KPMG, Deloitte, EY, and PwC to strike on Monday and “stand for Hong Kong”.

Unauthorised emails, WhatsApp messages doing the rounds of the Big Four accounting firms urge staff to join Hong Kong strike
Prada profit surges in first half, as tax benefit helps overcome Asia sales slowdown

The luxury brand reported net income for the six-month period of 154.89 million euros (US$171.31 million), beating the average forecast of 108.9 million euros among analysts polled by Bloomberg

2 Aug 2019 - 1:10AM

The luxury brand reported net income for the six-month period of 154.89 million euros (US$171.31 million), beating the average forecast of 108.9 million euros among analysts polled by Bloomberg

Prada profit surges in first half, as tax benefit helps overcome Asia sales slowdown
China STAR Market stocks lose trader interest as ‘temporary craziness’ wears off, curbs kick in

As of now, the original 25 STAR stocks have a 20 per cent maximum up or down limit. One expert calls last week’s frenzied trading ‘temporary craziness’.

29 Jul 2019 - 10:59PM

As of now, the original 25 STAR stocks have a 20 per cent maximum up or down limit. One expert calls last week’s frenzied trading ‘temporary craziness’.

China STAR Market stocks lose trader interest as ‘temporary craziness’ wears off, curbs kick in
Macau’s first-half home sales plunge as US-China trade war dampened sentiments among investors and developers

Home sales in the gambling hub plunged 42.2 per cent in the first half from the same period a year earlier, said JLL quoting government figures

25 Jul 2019 - 10:11PM

Home sales in the gambling hub plunged 42.2 per cent in the first half from the same period a year earlier, said JLL quoting government figures

Macau’s first-half home sales plunge as US-China trade war dampened sentiments among investors and developers
China’s economy would grow by 7.5 per cent this year, were it not for the trade war, ING says

China’s economy would have grown by 7.5 per cent this year – against a current projection of 6.3 per cent – were it not for its trade war with the United States, Dutch investment bank ING said on Wednesday.

17 Jul 2019 - 10:52PM

China’s economy would have grown by 7.5 per cent this year – against a current projection of 6.3 per cent – were it not for its trade war with the United States, Dutch investment bank ING said on Wednesday.

China’s economy would grow by 7.5 per cent this year, were it not for the trade war, ING says
Tencent-backed DouYu’s US$775 million IPO is the largest by a Chinese company in the US this year

The e-sports and gaming streaming company’s fundraising overshadows Luckin Coffee’s US$561 million Nasdaq IPO in May.

17 Jul 2019 - 10:52PM

The e-sports and gaming streaming company’s fundraising overshadows Luckin Coffee’s US$561 million Nasdaq IPO in May.

Tencent-backed DouYu’s US$775 million IPO is the largest by a Chinese company in the US this year
Burberry to invest heavily in new stores in China as mainland customers take a liking to its redesigned monogram look

Tisci’s collections, part of a multi-year strategy to transform the 163-year-old fashion house, are a breath of new life for a brand that began in 1856 as an outdoors attire store in Basingstoke in Hampshire, England.

16 Jul 2019 - 10:59PM

Tisci’s collections, part of a multi-year strategy to transform the 163-year-old fashion house, are a breath of new life for a brand that began in 1856 as an outdoors attire store in Basingstoke in Hampshire, England.

Burberry to invest heavily in new stores in China as mainland customers take a liking to its redesigned monogram look
China is so over looking to US, other foreign countries for business advice, Oliver Wyman CEO says

“There is far more interest in what else is happening in China (business), and very specific strategic questions which are more domestic focused,” says Scott McDonald, president and CEO of Oliver Wyman Group.

15 Jul 2019 - 2:25PM

“There is far more interest in what else is happening in China (business), and very specific strategic questions which are more domestic focused,” says Scott McDonald, president and CEO of Oliver Wyman Group.

China is so over looking to US, other foreign countries for business advice, Oliver Wyman CEO says
Chinese businesses ‘no longer interested in learning from overseas companies’, says Oliver Wyman Group CEO

Chinese companies are now much less interested in learning from businesses abroad, as China’s market matures and nationalism kicks in, according to Scott McDonald, president and CEO of global management consultancy Oliver Wyman Group. With caution heightened by the trade war, they are looking inward, while expansion to south-east Asia gets a boost, Mr McDonald told the South China Morning Post.

15 Jul 2019 - 9:15AM

Chinese companies are now much less interested in learning from businesses abroad, as China’s market matures and nationalism kicks in, according to Scott McDonald, president and CEO of global management consultancy Oliver Wyman Group. With caution heightened by the trade war, they are looking inward, while expansion to south-east Asia gets a boost, Mr McDonald told the South China Morning Post.

Chinese businesses ‘no longer interested in learning from overseas companies’, says Oliver Wyman Group CEO
Subsidy cuts could sound the death knell for China’s cheap electric carmakers as entry-level vehicles face huge price rises

Government subsidy cuts could force affordable electric-vehicle makers to raise prices beyond the reach of most entry-level buyers.

10 Jul 2019 - 10:53PM

Government subsidy cuts could force affordable electric-vehicle makers to raise prices beyond the reach of most entry-level buyers.

Subsidy cuts could sound the death knell for China’s cheap electric carmakers as entry-level vehicles face huge price rises
China will continue attracting investors, but start-ups need to prove their profitability, Rise Conference hears

Companies looking to attract investors must prove they can be profitable soon, according to a panel of top venture capital players at the RISE Conference in Hong Kong.

10 Jul 2019 - 11:13PM

Companies looking to attract investors must prove they can be profitable soon, according to a panel of top venture capital players at the RISE Conference in Hong Kong.

China will continue attracting investors, but start-ups need to prove their profitability, Rise Conference hears
When China’s father of EVs starts talking up hydrogen vehicles, analysts say investors should pay attention

EV father and vice-chairman of China’s national advisory body for policy making Wan Gang has recently been in the news saying a ‘hydrogen society’ is ahead.

22 Jul 2019 - 4:34PM

EV father and vice-chairman of China’s national advisory body for policy making Wan Gang has recently been in the news saying a ‘hydrogen society’ is ahead.

When China’s father of EVs starts talking up hydrogen vehicles, analysts say investors should pay attention
Hong Kong shares rise for a fifth straight week but investors tread with caution

Property stocks in Hong Kong have a stellar week as investors bet on a Federal reserve rate cut.

5 Jul 2019 - 8:18PM

Property stocks in Hong Kong have a stellar week as investors bet on a Federal reserve rate cut.

Hong Kong shares rise for a fifth straight week but investors tread with caution
Stocks Blog: Hang Seng, Shanghai post weekly gains off of trade war truce

The Hang Seng had its fifth straight week of gains. 

5 Jul 2019 - 7:20PM

The Hang Seng had its fifth straight week of gains. 

Stocks Blog: Hang Seng, Shanghai post weekly gains off of trade war truce
China, Hong Kong shares slip, with traders dumping some stocks that saw big run-ups

China Tobacco, the smoking hot newcomer to Hong Kong that shot up in just weeks by about 300 per cent, plunged 28 per cent as speculators raced out with pocketed gains.

4 Jul 2019 - 6:00PM

China Tobacco, the smoking hot newcomer to Hong Kong that shot up in just weeks by about 300 per cent, plunged 28 per cent as speculators raced out with pocketed gains.

China, Hong Kong shares slip, with traders dumping some stocks that saw big run-ups