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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Luckin Coffee’s founder says sorry as Nasdaq prepares to kick out his stock for fraud, in the first expulsion of a Chinese company

The decision was based on ‘public interest concerns’ over fabricated transactions recently disclosed by Luckin Coffee, as well as its past failures to publicly disclose information.

20 May 2020 - 3:25PM

The decision was based on ‘public interest concerns’ over fabricated transactions recently disclosed by Luckin Coffee, as well as its past failures to publicly disclose information.

Luckin Coffee’s founder says sorry as Nasdaq prepares to kick out his stock for fraud, in the first expulsion of a Chinese company
Hong Kong regulator says no grounds to pursue action against HSBC for scrapping dividend

Hong Kong’s securities regulator has said it will not take action on HSBC’s decision to scrap its dividend payment this year, after protests by the bank’s shareholders.

15 May 2020 - 8:55PM

Hong Kong’s securities regulator has said it will not take action on HSBC’s decision to scrap its dividend payment this year, after protests by the bank’s shareholders.

Hong Kong regulator says no grounds to pursue action against HSBC for scrapping dividend
Luggage giant Samsonite suffers first-quarter loss of US$787 million as Covid-19 brings global travel to a standstill

The suitcase brand, which owns the likes of Tumi and American Tourister, lost US$787.3 million in the first three months of 2020 as the world went into lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus

15 May 2020 - 12:25PM

The suitcase brand, which owns the likes of Tumi and American Tourister, lost US$787.3 million in the first three months of 2020 as the world went into lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus

Luggage giant Samsonite suffers first-quarter loss of US$787 million as Covid-19 brings global travel to a standstill
Luckin Coffee fires CEO, COO after internal investigation into fabricated transactions

Luckin Coffee, often viewed as China’s answer to Starbucks, has fired its chief executive and chief operating officer in the wake of an internal investigation into fabricated transactions.

13 May 2020 - 1:27PM

Luckin Coffee, often viewed as China’s answer to Starbucks, has fired its chief executive and chief operating officer in the wake of an internal investigation into fabricated transactions.

Luckin Coffee fires CEO, COO after internal investigation into fabricated transactions
From Bruce Lee to L’Oreal, China is pumping up optimism for court cases against intellectual-property thieves

Frustration is giving way to optimism for global companies in their long-running fights against intellectual property theft in China. Recent New Balance and Spin Master court awards are cementing the new push, lawyers say.

9 May 2020 - 8:58AM

Frustration is giving way to optimism for global companies in their long-running fights against intellectual property theft in China. Recent New Balance and Spin Master court awards are cementing the new push, lawyers say.

From Bruce Lee to L’Oreal, China is pumping up optimism for court cases against intellectual-property thieves
WH Group’s US pork processing plant to reopen in stages amid coronavirus controversy

Smithfield Foods, a US unit of China’s biggest pork company, has reopened its processing facility despite a coronavirus outbreak in meat plants across America.

8 May 2020 - 1:14AM

Smithfield Foods, a US unit of China’s biggest pork company, has reopened its processing facility despite a coronavirus outbreak in meat plants across America.

WH Group’s US pork processing plant to reopen in stages amid coronavirus controversy
That Mulberry Iris handbag is now 18 per cent cheaper in China, with UK luxury retailer focusing on Asia while pandemic dents global tourism

Mulberry Group, the UK’s largest leather goods producer, is focusing international efforts on Asia with an online push to capture high-spenders especially among Chinese consumers.

7 May 2020 - 4:57PM

Mulberry Group, the UK’s largest leather goods producer, is focusing international efforts on Asia with an online push to capture high-spenders especially among Chinese consumers.

That Mulberry Iris handbag is now 18 per cent cheaper in China, with UK luxury retailer focusing on Asia while pandemic dents global tourism
Hong Kong’s New World First Ferry Services to be acquired by Chu Kong Shipping Enterprises

Cargo transport firm Chu Kong Shipping Enterprises pays HK$232.8 million (US$30 million) for a 60 per cent stake in New World First Ferry Services.

5 May 2020 - 10:11AM

Cargo transport firm Chu Kong Shipping Enterprises pays HK$232.8 million (US$30 million) for a 60 per cent stake in New World First Ferry Services.

Hong Kong’s New World First Ferry Services to be acquired by Chu Kong Shipping Enterprises
Coronavirus strengthens case for sustainable investing as ESG stocks outperform market in crisis

The coronavirus pandemic is shining a spotlight on sustainability practises as companies with high ESG scores outperform the broader market and attract more fund inflows.

1 May 2020 - 7:04PM

The coronavirus pandemic is shining a spotlight on sustainability practises as companies with high ESG scores outperform the broader market and attract more fund inflows.

Coronavirus strengthens case for sustainable investing as ESG stocks outperform market in crisis
Thomas Hui, trusted aide of Li Ruigang – ‘China’s Rupert Murdoch’ – is named chairman of Hong Kong’s troubled TVB free-to-air broadcaster

Thomas Hui To, COO of mainland Chinese tycoon Li Ruigang’s China Media Capital, has become non-executive chairman of Television Broadcasts in the latest move that signals Li’s increasing influence at the city’s struggling free-to-air broadcaster

29 Apr 2020 - 11:42PM

Thomas Hui To, COO of mainland Chinese tycoon Li Ruigang’s China Media Capital, has become non-executive chairman of Television Broadcasts in the latest move that signals Li’s increasing influence at the city’s struggling free-to-air broadcaster

Thomas Hui, trusted aide of Li Ruigang – ‘China’s Rupert Murdoch’ – is named chairman of Hong Kong’s troubled TVB free-to-air broadcaster
Clothing giant Esprit to shut down all 56 stores in Asia outside mainland China as coronavirus ravages sales

The Hong Kong-listed fashion house says it will close 56 shops in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau by June 30, and is ‘winding down’ in China.

28 Apr 2020 - 4:54AM

The Hong Kong-listed fashion house says it will close 56 shops in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau by June 30, and is ‘winding down’ in China.

Clothing giant Esprit to shut down all 56 stores in Asia outside mainland China as coronavirus ravages sales
New Balance wins copyright case against Chinese firm over ‘N’ logo, wins US$1.54 million

New Balance’s win comes after former NBA star Michael Jordan won a copyright infringement case, indicating China is serious on protecting intellectual property.

24 Apr 2020 - 6:10PM

New Balance’s win comes after former NBA star Michael Jordan won a copyright infringement case, indicating China is serious on protecting intellectual property.

New Balance wins copyright case against Chinese firm over ‘N’ logo, wins US$1.54 million
Japan’s Nippon Paint and Corning develop antivirus coating to protect frontline healthcare workers in fight against pandemic

Japan’s Nippon Paint and Corning of the US have developed a coating designed for use in hospitals that can repel viruses and bacteria, which could be useful for protecting frontline medical workers during pandemics.

24 Apr 2020 - 12:20PM

Japan’s Nippon Paint and Corning of the US have developed a coating designed for use in hospitals that can repel viruses and bacteria, which could be useful for protecting frontline medical workers during pandemics.

Japan’s Nippon Paint and Corning develop antivirus coating to protect frontline healthcare workers in fight against pandemic
Hong Kong’s Airport Authority in talks with banks for US$2.6 billion loan to fund construction of third runway

The fundraising comes even as air traffic has plunged in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Funding costs have also risen for banks in Greater China amid a global dollar liquidity squeeze.

8 Apr 2020 - 10:33PM

The fundraising comes even as air traffic has plunged in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Funding costs have also risen for banks in Greater China amid a global dollar liquidity squeeze.

Hong Kong’s Airport Authority in talks with banks for US$2.6 billion loan to fund construction of third runway
Investors face value trap in chasing China’s stock rebound as first-quarter earnings season kicks off

Investors seeking to pick up bargains from China’s biggest stock market pullback since 2018 may be facing a value and liquidity trap as the first quarter earnings season kicks off.

8 Apr 2020 - 11:17PM

Investors seeking to pick up bargains from China’s biggest stock market pullback since 2018 may be facing a value and liquidity trap as the first quarter earnings season kicks off.

Investors face value trap in chasing China’s stock rebound as first-quarter earnings season kicks off
Luckin Coffee lenders seek to sell over 76 million shares after chairman defaults on loan

Company’s stock plunges to its lowest-ever share price on Monday in New York.

7 Apr 2020 - 11:05PM

Company’s stock plunges to its lowest-ever share price on Monday in New York.

Luckin Coffee lenders seek to sell over 76 million shares after chairman defaults on loan
Luckin Coffee, China’s Starbucks wannabe, sees Nasdaq stock plunge as executive is suspended for making up sales figures

The company’s turnover was inflated by about US$309 million between the second quarter and the fourth quarter of 2019, Luckin said. Shares plummeted to a record low, 68 per cent below its initial offering price last May.

3 Apr 2020 - 3:47AM

The company’s turnover was inflated by about US$309 million between the second quarter and the fourth quarter of 2019, Luckin said. Shares plummeted to a record low, 68 per cent below its initial offering price last May.

Luckin Coffee, China’s Starbucks wannabe, sees Nasdaq stock plunge as executive is suspended for making up sales figures
Tycoon Group plans Hong Kong IPO with health care flavour as firm adds masks, disinfectant to product offerings

Tycoon Group has launched its stock offering in Hong Kong after adding “anti-epidemic” products to its portfolio of skincare and health supplements amid the viral outbreak.

30 Mar 2020 - 10:48PM

Tycoon Group has launched its stock offering in Hong Kong after adding “anti-epidemic” products to its portfolio of skincare and health supplements amid the viral outbreak.

Tycoon Group plans Hong Kong IPO with health care flavour as firm adds masks, disinfectant to product offerings
Hong Kong, Tokyo stocks fall along with most of Asia’s markets as investors weigh destruction of coronavirus pandemic

About one third of the world’s population is under lockdown. All major stock markets except for China’s are in bear markets, as investors worry the ‘kitchen sink’ so far thrown at the virus isn’t enough.

26 Mar 2020 - 5:33PM

About one third of the world’s population is under lockdown. All major stock markets except for China’s are in bear markets, as investors worry the ‘kitchen sink’ so far thrown at the virus isn’t enough.

Hong Kong, Tokyo stocks fall along with most of Asia’s markets as investors weigh destruction of coronavirus pandemic
Hong Kong, China stocks slide as traders assess upheaval of deadly coronavirus

Spain now joins Italy in having more coronavirus deaths than China. Analysts say a bottom has not been reached in Hong Kong, which saw back-to-back daily gains on Wednesday for the first time in five weeks. 

26 Mar 2020 - 6:03PM

Spain now joins Italy in having more coronavirus deaths than China. Analysts say a bottom has not been reached in Hong Kong, which saw back-to-back daily gains on Wednesday for the first time in five weeks. 

Hong Kong, China stocks slide as traders assess upheaval of deadly coronavirus
Hong Kong, China stocks gain after US rally on virus stimulus bill hopes

In second straight day of gains in Hong Kong, Tencent advances 4.2 per cent, while pork processor WH Group soars nearly 12 per cent.  

25 Mar 2020 - 5:33PM

In second straight day of gains in Hong Kong, Tencent advances 4.2 per cent, while pork processor WH Group soars nearly 12 per cent.  

Hong Kong, China stocks gain after US rally on virus stimulus bill hopes
Asian markets rally after Federal Reserve launches unlimited bond buying to shore up coronavirus-battered US economy

The US Congress is close to a deal over a relief package that has been valued between US$1.8 trillion and US$2.5 trillion. Meanwhile, the Fed vowed unlimited bond buying.

24 Mar 2020 - 11:20PM

The US Congress is close to a deal over a relief package that has been valued between US$1.8 trillion and US$2.5 trillion. Meanwhile, the Fed vowed unlimited bond buying.

Asian markets rally after Federal Reserve launches unlimited bond buying to shore up coronavirus-battered US economy
Hong Kong, China stocks gain as US Congress appears near coronavirus stimulus deal

Overnight, US Fed announced unlimited bond buying, among other steps. That sparked bargain buying of virus-hammered stocks in Hong Kong and elsewhere in Asia.  

24 Mar 2020 - 10:48PM

Overnight, US Fed announced unlimited bond buying, among other steps. That sparked bargain buying of virus-hammered stocks in Hong Kong and elsewhere in Asia.  

Hong Kong, China stocks gain as US Congress appears near coronavirus stimulus deal
US stocks close lower after Asia-Pacific markets plunge on growing fears of global recession amid explosive spread of Covid-19

US markets drop despite Fed announcing new steps to bolster economy, as new cases surge and stimulus package delayed.

24 Mar 2020 - 5:12AM

US markets drop despite Fed announcing new steps to bolster economy, as new cases surge and stimulus package delayed.

US stocks close lower after Asia-Pacific markets plunge on growing fears of global recession amid explosive spread of Covid-19
Hong Kong stocks plunge to level not seen since 2016 as worries grow world is falling into recession over coronavirus

Lockdowns in the US aimed at the coronavirus will likely last 10 to 12 weeks --  to about early June -- U.S. Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin told Fox News Sunday. “The good news is the US economy is strong,” he said. 

23 Mar 2020 - 5:41PM

Lockdowns in the US aimed at the coronavirus will likely last 10 to 12 weeks --  to about early June -- U.S. Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin told Fox News Sunday. “The good news is the US economy is strong,” he said. 

Hong Kong stocks plunge to level not seen since 2016 as worries grow world is falling into recession over coronavirus
The mother of all grizzly bears is mauling global stock markets. When will she go back into hibernation?

Volatility is demanding nerves of steel. Hong Kong has seen five 900-point drops since mid-January, when the threat of the coronavirus crisis became clear. On Friday, it soared more than 1,000 points in its biggest jump in nearly a decade.

23 Mar 2020 - 9:13PM

Volatility is demanding nerves of steel. Hong Kong has seen five 900-point drops since mid-January, when the threat of the coronavirus crisis became clear. On Friday, it soared more than 1,000 points in its biggest jump in nearly a decade.

The mother of all grizzly bears is mauling global stock markets. When will she go back into hibernation?
Hong Kong’s Fung family, GLP Group offer to privatise global supply chain manager Li & Fung at 150 per cent premium

Hong Kong’s Fung family and Singapore’s GLP Group have made a HK$7.2 billion offer to privatise 114-year-old global merchandise supply chain manager Li & Fung at a price premium of 150 per cent.

20 Mar 2020 - 11:02PM

Hong Kong’s Fung family and Singapore’s GLP Group have made a HK$7.2 billion offer to privatise 114-year-old global merchandise supply chain manager Li & Fung at a price premium of 150 per cent.

Hong Kong’s Fung family, GLP Group offer to privatise global supply chain manager Li & Fung at 150 per cent premium
Prada braces for a tough year ahead after coronavirus outbreak wreaks havoc in China and home market Italy

Net profit of €255.7 million for 2019 beats analysts’ estimates of €255.2 million even after Asia-Pacific sales were hit because of months of social unrest in Hong Kong.

19 Mar 2020 - 3:37PM

Net profit of €255.7 million for 2019 beats analysts’ estimates of €255.2 million even after Asia-Pacific sales were hit because of months of social unrest in Hong Kong.

Prada braces for a tough year ahead after coronavirus outbreak wreaks havoc in China and home market Italy
Tencent has big expectations to beat as Chinese gaming giant prepares to report 2019 earnings amid challenges in ads, cloud computing

Tencent Holdings could be one of its online game characters – its shares clawed their way out of a scary stock market dungeon, took a quick run uphill during the coronavirus lockdown in China, and recently were knocked down by the global market upheaval.

18 Mar 2020 - 5:15PM

Tencent Holdings could be one of its online game characters – its shares clawed their way out of a scary stock market dungeon, took a quick run uphill during the coronavirus lockdown in China, and recently were knocked down by the global market upheaval.

Tencent has big expectations to beat as Chinese gaming giant prepares to report 2019 earnings amid challenges in ads, cloud computing
Hong Kong owner of Peninsula hotels posts weak but better-than-expected annual result, says more pain ahead in first quarter

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, which owns and operates Peninsula hotels globally, said on Tuesday it faced an operating loss in the first quarter of 2020, as the Covid-19 outbreak brings global tourism to a grinding halt.

17 Mar 2020 - 11:16PM

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, which owns and operates Peninsula hotels globally, said on Tuesday it faced an operating loss in the first quarter of 2020, as the Covid-19 outbreak brings global tourism to a grinding halt.

Hong Kong owner of Peninsula hotels posts weak but better-than-expected annual result, says more pain ahead in first quarter