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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China faces US$540 billion pensions shortfall and must do more to educate population about retirement, say experts

According to the UN, 35 per cent of China’s population will be aged over 60 by 2050. A growing economic burden is underlining the necessity of individual, voluntary contributions.

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According to the UN, 35 per cent of China’s population will be aged over 60 by 2050. A growing economic burden is underlining the necessity of individual, voluntary contributions.

China faces US$540 billion pensions shortfall and must do more to educate population about retirement, say experts
Under Armour to use Hong Kong as its launching pad for Asia-Pacific growth and competition with bigger sportswear rivals

New York-listed sportswear brand Under Armour is scaling up in Asia as it competes with global industry giants. But it will do so, on its own terms.

24 Mar 2019 - 10:10PM

New York-listed sportswear brand Under Armour is scaling up in Asia as it competes with global industry giants. But it will do so, on its own terms.

Under Armour to use Hong Kong as its launching pad for Asia-Pacific growth and competition with bigger sportswear rivals
Chinese sportswear giant Li-Ning’s shares surge close to eight-year high as profit beats estimates

The eponymous brand founded by a former Olympic gymnast on Friday posted net profit of 715.26 million yuan (US$10.68 million) for 2018, up 39 per cent from the year before

22 Mar 2019 - 9:35PM

The eponymous brand founded by a former Olympic gymnast on Friday posted net profit of 715.26 million yuan (US$10.68 million) for 2018, up 39 per cent from the year before

Chinese sportswear giant Li-Ning’s shares surge close to eight-year high as profit beats estimates
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
Tech IPO adviser China Renaissance sees share price drop as full-year profit misses estimates

The investment bank’s 2018 profit was up 15.8 per cent from a year earlier to US$67.3 million, below estimates of US$68.02 million in a Bloomberg poll

20 Mar 2019 - 10:01PM

The investment bank’s 2018 profit was up 15.8 per cent from a year earlier to US$67.3 million, below estimates of US$68.02 million in a Bloomberg poll

Tech IPO adviser China Renaissance sees share price drop as full-year profit misses estimates
Tencent clawing its way back from cliffhanger year, winning rave analyst reviews ahead of earnings

Internet giant Tencent’s shares are still down 22 per cent from an all-time high in January 2018. Ahead of earnings, 55 analysts polled by Bloomberg called it a “buy.”

20 Mar 2019 - 10:27AM

Internet giant Tencent’s shares are still down 22 per cent from an all-time high in January 2018. Ahead of earnings, 55 analysts polled by Bloomberg called it a “buy.”

Tencent clawing its way back from cliffhanger year, winning rave analyst reviews ahead of earnings
Hong Kong broadcaster TVB warns it will lose HK$200 million for 2018 financial year

The city’s most historically dominant broadcaster says loss is related to its holdings of bonds issued by mainland cinema group SMI Holdings.

16 Mar 2019 - 7:46AM

The city’s most historically dominant broadcaster says loss is related to its holdings of bonds issued by mainland cinema group SMI Holdings.

Hong Kong broadcaster TVB warns it will lose HK$200 million for 2018 financial year
Pork producer WH Group calls for end of trade war, as 2018 profit drops 4 per cent

WH Group, owner of Smithfield Foods, said falling prices and higher mainland tariffs on US shipments led to a profit result of US$1.05 billion for 2018.

16 Mar 2019 - 1:53AM

WH Group, owner of Smithfield Foods, said falling prices and higher mainland tariffs on US shipments led to a profit result of US$1.05 billion for 2018.

Pork producer WH Group calls for end of trade war, as 2018 profit drops 4 per cent
China’s high-flying stock index falls more than 4 per cent in its biggest drop in five months

Two brokerages issued sell ratings on several Chinese stocks, triggering fears that the broader China markets are overpriced.

8 Mar 2019 - 5:52PM

Two brokerages issued sell ratings on several Chinese stocks, triggering fears that the broader China markets are overpriced.

China’s high-flying stock index falls more than 4 per cent in its biggest drop in five months
When it comes to financial planning, most Hong Kong women leave it to spouses ‘as they know better’

71 per cent of women in Hong Kong leave long-term household financial planning, like investing, insurance and retirement to their spouses.

7 Mar 2019 - 10:26PM

71 per cent of women in Hong Kong leave long-term household financial planning, like investing, insurance and retirement to their spouses.

When it comes to financial planning, most Hong Kong women leave it to spouses ‘as they know better’
China shares cling to the tiniest of gains on march to possible nine-week winning streak

China’s markets have been on fire. But traders are worried about world economic growth and whether a deal will be made to end the trade war.

7 Mar 2019 - 10:58PM

China’s markets have been on fire. But traders are worried about world economic growth and whether a deal will be made to end the trade war.

China shares cling to the tiniest of gains on march to possible nine-week winning streak
China stocks reach a nine-month high as bull run shows no sign of tiring out

Shanghai Composite is on a tear – entering a bull market, breaching a key resistance level and running up gains for eight straight weeks. That’s a lot of pressure.

6 Mar 2019 - 6:02PM

Shanghai Composite is on a tear – entering a bull market, breaching a key resistance level and running up gains for eight straight weeks. That’s a lot of pressure.

China stocks reach a nine-month high as bull run shows no sign of tiring out
China, Hong Kong stocks eke out small gains as Beijing sets lowest GDP growth rate in three decades

China’s political elite have gathered in Beijing, kicking off two weeks of market moving news. Already, traders have learned of tax cuts and a scaled-back target growth rate of 6 per cent to 6.5 per cent.

5 Mar 2019 - 5:07PM

China’s political elite have gathered in Beijing, kicking off two weeks of market moving news. Already, traders have learned of tax cuts and a scaled-back target growth rate of 6 per cent to 6.5 per cent.

China, Hong Kong stocks eke out small gains as Beijing sets lowest GDP growth rate in three decades
China stocks stay on a roll, breaking through resistance level of 3,000 for first time since June

Traders are watching for opportunities out of the Two Sessions gathering in China of the power elite this week. Also positive news on the trade war boosted sentiment.

4 Mar 2019 - 5:14PM

Traders are watching for opportunities out of the Two Sessions gathering in China of the power elite this week. Also positive news on the trade war boosted sentiment.

China stocks stay on a roll, breaking through resistance level of 3,000 for first time since June
5 things traders are watching for as China’s power elite gathers at the ‘two sessions’

Going into the ‘two sessions’, traders say the stocks they are watching most closely are tied to consumption, autos, construction, health care and brokerages.

4 Mar 2019 - 2:59PM

Going into the ‘two sessions’, traders say the stocks they are watching most closely are tied to consumption, autos, construction, health care and brokerages.

5 things traders are watching for as China’s power elite gathers at the ‘two sessions’
China stocks post best weekly gain in nearly four years after MSCI increases A-share weighting in its global benchmarks

China’s bull market keeps on its run after MSCI’s move that means foreign money will flood in.

1 Mar 2019 - 5:40PM

China’s bull market keeps on its run after MSCI’s move that means foreign money will flood in.

China stocks post best weekly gain in nearly four years after MSCI increases A-share weighting in its global benchmarks
IMAX posts first drop in annual profit since 2016 as investments in expansion outpaced growth in box-office receipts
Anta posts a fifth year of record profits as its multi-brand product portfolio helps it capture rising demand for sportswear

Anta, China’s largest sportswear producer by market value, also owns the Italian-South Korean brand Fila, and the Japanese brand Descente

26 Feb 2019 - 7:55PM

Anta, China’s largest sportswear producer by market value, also owns the Italian-South Korean brand Fila, and the Japanese brand Descente

Anta posts a fifth year of record profits as its multi-brand product portfolio helps it capture rising demand for sportswear
Overseas acquisitions to take a back seat as Chinese consumer brands sharpen domestic focus
This US firm wants to make you a data analytics expert with software ‘dramatically’ simpler than Excel

As the trend of data analytics grows, US cloud company Tableau Software has set itself the task of arming employees with the tools needed to mine the increasing amounts of data firms generate, according to CEO Adam Selipsky.

24 Feb 2019 - 10:13PM

As the trend of data analytics grows, US cloud company Tableau Software has set itself the task of arming employees with the tools needed to mine the increasing amounts of data firms generate, according to CEO Adam Selipsky.

This US firm wants to make you a data analytics expert with software ‘dramatically’ simpler than Excel
Are Hongkongers getting more romantic? Money spent on Valentine’s Day climbs by almost two thirds, according to Mastercard’s Love Index

The city’s loved-up couples spent 62 per cent more on Valentine’s Day last year than they did in 2016, according to the Mastercard study

14 Feb 2019 - 4:06PM

The city’s loved-up couples spent 62 per cent more on Valentine’s Day last year than they did in 2016, according to the Mastercard study

Are Hongkongers getting more romantic? Money spent on Valentine’s Day climbs by almost two thirds, according to Mastercard’s Love Index
Hong Kong’s SFC throws in the towel on Central rents, signs on for new office space at One Island East

The Securities and Futures Commission will exit Central, having signed a new lease for office space in Quarry Bay beginning in January 2020.

13 Feb 2019 - 11:23AM

The Securities and Futures Commission will exit Central, having signed a new lease for office space in Quarry Bay beginning in January 2020.

Hong Kong’s SFC throws in the towel on Central rents, signs on for new office space at One Island East
Smartphone giant Xiaomi, Tencent Music among a dozen stocks to be added to MSCI China Index

Their inclusion is likely to benefit them in the long term because they may attract global funds that track such indexes, said analysts

12 Feb 2019 - 10:56PM

Their inclusion is likely to benefit them in the long term because they may attract global funds that track such indexes, said analysts

Smartphone giant Xiaomi, Tencent Music among a dozen stocks to be added to MSCI China Index
Chinese Apple suppliers’ shares climb after iPhone maker rebounds in New York trading

Their longer-term performance will be decided by developments in the US-China trade war, says analyst

11 Feb 2019 - 5:13PM

Their longer-term performance will be decided by developments in the US-China trade war, says analyst

Chinese Apple suppliers’ shares climb after iPhone maker rebounds in New York trading
Shares in telecoms giant China Tower rise as IPO lock-up period ends. But will it be the exception or the rule this year?

The lock-up period for shares held by cornerstone investors in China Tower, the world’s largest telecoms tower operator, expired on Friday. The company listed for HK$54.3 billion, in Hong Kong’s largest initial public offering in 2018.

9 Feb 2019 - 12:50AM

The lock-up period for shares held by cornerstone investors in China Tower, the world’s largest telecoms tower operator, expired on Friday. The company listed for HK$54.3 billion, in Hong Kong’s largest initial public offering in 2018.

Shares in telecoms giant China Tower rise as IPO lock-up period ends. But will it be the exception or the rule this year?
HIV contamination scandal, Trump statement on Xi meeting weigh on Hong Kong stocks

Hong Kong stocks ended Thursday, the first trading day in the Year of the Pig, lower following news of yet another medical scandal in China and mounting concerns about the US-China trade talks, as well as global economic growth.

8 Feb 2019 - 5:52PM

Hong Kong stocks ended Thursday, the first trading day in the Year of the Pig, lower following news of yet another medical scandal in China and mounting concerns about the US-China trade talks, as well as global economic growth.

HIV contamination scandal, Trump statement on Xi meeting weigh on Hong Kong stocks
Hong Kong and China stocks poised for continued upbeat momentum as traders drift back to work after lunar holiday
Tencent CEO Pony Ma and other Chinese tycoons born in the Year of the Pig

According to feng shui master Kay Tom, those born in the Year of the Pig are honest, not afraid of responsibility and success is a common trait

5 Feb 2019 - 3:03PM

According to feng shui master Kay Tom, those born in the Year of the Pig are honest, not afraid of responsibility and success is a common trait

Tencent CEO Pony Ma and other Chinese tycoons born in the Year of the Pig
Why this could be the year China falls in love with the smiling pink Peppa Pig that has taken the world by storm
  • London-listed Entertainment One, which owns the smiling pink pig cartoon character, sees China as one of its biggest drivers alongside the UK
4 Feb 2019 - 8:52PM
  • London-listed Entertainment One, which owns the smiling pink pig cartoon character, sees China as one of its biggest drivers alongside the UK
Why this could be the year China falls in love with the smiling pink Peppa Pig that has taken the world by storm
Worries about trade, global growth cap gains in Hong Kong, China stock markets

Investors are awaiting next week’s trade talks, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sends an upbeat signal but says there is ‘lots of hard work to do’.

24 Jan 2019 - 5:45PM

Investors are awaiting next week’s trade talks, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sends an upbeat signal but says there is ‘lots of hard work to do’.

Worries about trade, global growth cap gains in Hong Kong, China stock markets