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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Hong Kong stocks take a beating for a sixth day while China stocks snap a three-day rally

There is nothing to cheer for investors, says Francis Lun, chief executive of Geo Securities, as US-China talks show no signs of improvement.

23 Sep 2019 - 5:23PM

There is nothing to cheer for investors, says Francis Lun, chief executive of Geo Securities, as US-China talks show no signs of improvement.

Hong Kong stocks take a beating for a sixth day while China stocks snap a three-day rally
Stocks blog: Hang Seng extends run of losses to six straight sessions - the longest since October last year

Hong Kong's benchmark index ends 0.87 per cent lower

23 Sep 2019 - 4:38PM

Hong Kong's benchmark index ends 0.87 per cent lower

Stocks blog: Hang Seng extends run of losses to six straight sessions - the longest since October last year
As shoppers stay away, Hong Kong retailers’ share prices tumble. But that doesn’t make them a smart buy, analysts say

“No one will buy retailers now, even though they are cheap. We don’t see any specific factor driving the stock prices to go up significantly in the near future,” said Kenny Wen, wealth management strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai.

23 Sep 2019 - 10:24AM

“No one will buy retailers now, even though they are cheap. We don’t see any specific factor driving the stock prices to go up significantly in the near future,” said Kenny Wen, wealth management strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai.

As shoppers stay away, Hong Kong retailers’ share prices tumble. But that doesn’t make them a smart buy, analysts say
Latest batch of flats at The Aurora in Tsuen Wan snapped up as interest-rate cut attracts first-time buyers

Billion Development sold 145 of the 172 apartments in the third batch at the project, on the western side of the New Territories

22 Sep 2019 - 10:59PM

Billion Development sold 145 of the 172 apartments in the third batch at the project, on the western side of the New Territories

Latest batch of flats at The Aurora in Tsuen Wan snapped up as interest-rate cut attracts first-time buyers
Hong Kong fashion house Esprit says protests to blame for 40 per cent drop in customer traffic

Hong Kong and Germany-based fashion house Esprit Holdings said on Wednesday customer traffic at its shops in the city had dropped 40 per cent because of protests over the now-shelved extradition bill that began in June.

19 Sep 2019 - 10:13AM

Hong Kong and Germany-based fashion house Esprit Holdings said on Wednesday customer traffic at its shops in the city had dropped 40 per cent because of protests over the now-shelved extradition bill that began in June.

Hong Kong fashion house Esprit says protests to blame for 40 per cent drop in customer traffic
Latest round of tariffs to hit pork, tech, furniture and clothes, creating a minefield for stock investors

‘All trade-related shares you have to sell. I just don’t see any positives coming out of it,’ said Francis Lun, chief executive of Geo Securities. ‘I have dumped all of my shares.’

2 Sep 2019 - 8:23AM

‘All trade-related shares you have to sell. I just don’t see any positives coming out of it,’ said Francis Lun, chief executive of Geo Securities. ‘I have dumped all of my shares.’

Latest round of tariffs to hit pork, tech, furniture and clothes, creating a minefield for stock investors
Tariffs could throw US sporting goods firms for loss as trade war escalates, companies say

The new duties set to hit sports equipment on Sunday will hurt American firms but have ‘little to no impact’ on Chinese suppliers, the Sports & Fitness Industry Association said.

31 Aug 2019 - 11:27AM

The new duties set to hit sports equipment on Sunday will hurt American firms but have ‘little to no impact’ on Chinese suppliers, the Sports & Fitness Industry Association said.

Tariffs could throw US sporting goods firms for loss as trade war escalates, companies say
China using Shenzhen to hedge its bets and reduce reliance on Hong Kong as gateway to West, says long-time global markets adviser

“If I am Beijing, I would definitely try to hedge this situation, in terms of promoting Shenzhen as another international city,” said Water Cheung, Asia-Pacific chief executive for Storm Harbour Securities.

30 Aug 2019 - 10:41AM

“If I am Beijing, I would definitely try to hedge this situation, in terms of promoting Shenzhen as another international city,” said Water Cheung, Asia-Pacific chief executive for Storm Harbour Securities.

China using Shenzhen to hedge its bets and reduce reliance on Hong Kong as gateway to West, says long-time global markets adviser
Work in Hong Kong? Some top talent now telling recruiters ‘no’ over fears of escalating protests

Vacancies going unfilled and local workers asking about jobs elsewhere, especially in Singapore

26 Aug 2019 - 10:45PM

Vacancies going unfilled and local workers asking about jobs elsewhere, especially in Singapore

Work in Hong Kong? Some top talent now telling recruiters ‘no’ over fears of escalating protests
AIA’s first-half new insurance sales rise 20 per cent, as more Chinese customers seek to hedge their risks amid turbulent times

AIA’s results cap a strong first half for Hong Kong’s insurance industry, where sales of life and medical insurance policies to mainland Chinese policyholders rose.

23 Aug 2019 - 10:39PM

AIA’s results cap a strong first half for Hong Kong’s insurance industry, where sales of life and medical insurance policies to mainland Chinese policyholders rose.

AIA’s first-half new insurance sales rise 20 per cent, as more Chinese customers seek to hedge their risks amid turbulent times
Shanghai insurtech start-up The CareVoice eyes Asia expansion after securing US$10 million funding

Shanghai-based insurance technology start-up The CareVoice has raised US$10 million in a funding round led by Chinese investment management company Lun Partners Group, it said on Thursday.

22 Aug 2019 - 7:00AM

Shanghai-based insurance technology start-up The CareVoice has raised US$10 million in a funding round led by Chinese investment management company Lun Partners Group, it said on Thursday.

Shanghai insurtech start-up The CareVoice eyes Asia expansion after securing US$10 million funding
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.

21 Aug 2019 - 10:59PM

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 - 5:12PM

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