Martin Choi

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Martin Choi

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Martin is a reporter for the Post. He joined the team in 2018 after graduating from the University of Hong Kong with a degree in Journalism and Global Studies. Previously, he interned at Forbes in Hong Kong and Agence France-Presse in Shanghai.

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Chinese Estates sells no property in the first-half, sees net profit hit by Covid-19 as it cuts into rental income

Chinese Estates, controlled by the family of tycoon Joseph Lau, posts a 7 per cent decrease in net profit to HK$785.9 million.

13 Aug 2020 - 3:30PM

Chinese Estates, controlled by the family of tycoon Joseph Lau, posts a 7 per cent decrease in net profit to HK$785.9 million.

Chinese Estates sells no property in the first-half, sees net profit hit by Covid-19 as it cuts into rental income
Hong Kong should reform tax code to spur entrepreneurship amid slumps and help city catch up with regional rivals

Hong Kong’s economy contracted for the fourth consecutive quarter in the three months ended June, forcing the local government to dig deep for ideas to stanch the slump, restore confidence and restart activity.

7 Aug 2020 - 10:53PM

Hong Kong’s economy contracted for the fourth consecutive quarter in the three months ended June, forcing the local government to dig deep for ideas to stanch the slump, restore confidence and restart activity.

Hong Kong should reform tax code to spur entrepreneurship amid slumps and help city catch up with regional rivals
Hongkongers fear for their jobs as Covid-19 pandemic sucks the life out of the economy: Standard Chartered survey

Fear of redundancy is much higher in Hong Kong than in mainland China or Taiwan, with pandemic greatly affecting the confidence of the city’s youth and self-employed, Standard Chartered survey finds

6 Aug 2020 - 7:00AM

Fear of redundancy is much higher in Hong Kong than in mainland China or Taiwan, with pandemic greatly affecting the confidence of the city’s youth and self-employed, Standard Chartered survey finds

Hongkongers fear for their jobs as Covid-19 pandemic sucks the life out of the economy: Standard Chartered survey
Wynn Macau posts worst quarter on record, choked by coronavirus pandemic and rotten luck at VIP tables

Wynn Macau, one of the six concessionaires in the world’s biggest gambling hub, has recorded its worst quarterly results as the coronavirus pandemic cripples the primary engine of the local economy.

5 Aug 2020 - 9:58PM

Wynn Macau, one of the six concessionaires in the world’s biggest gambling hub, has recorded its worst quarterly results as the coronavirus pandemic cripples the primary engine of the local economy.

Wynn Macau posts worst quarter on record, choked by coronavirus pandemic and rotten luck at VIP tables
Hong Kong’s plan to add more car parks won’t resolve shortage, exorbitant prices of spaces in near term analysts warn

Property agents are sceptical about proposals to increase provision of parking spaces in Hong Kong, where they are known for their exorbitant price tags.

4 Aug 2020 - 6:00PM

Property agents are sceptical about proposals to increase provision of parking spaces in Hong Kong, where they are known for their exorbitant price tags.

Hong Kong’s plan to add more car parks won’t resolve shortage, exorbitant prices of spaces in near term analysts warn
Huayi Brothers’ planned release of World War II epic ‘The Eight Hundred’ after 14-month delay sends shares soaring

Shares of Huayi Brothers surge by the maximum daily limit after the Chinese film’s producer announces ‘The Eight Hundred’ will be released on August 21.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:15PM

Shares of Huayi Brothers surge by the maximum daily limit after the Chinese film’s producer announces ‘The Eight Hundred’ will be released on August 21.

Huayi Brothers’ planned release of World War II epic ‘The Eight Hundred’ after 14-month delay sends shares soaring
Hong Kong’s homebuyers shrug aside coronavirus relapse to snap up SHKP’s Regency Bay flats in Tuen Mun

The performance by SHKP would bolster the confidence of other developers who are closely watching for signs of resilience in the world’s most expensive home market, which is being weighed down by an unprecedented economic slump.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:14PM

The performance by SHKP would bolster the confidence of other developers who are closely watching for signs of resilience in the world’s most expensive home market, which is being weighed down by an unprecedented economic slump.

Hong Kong’s homebuyers shrug aside coronavirus relapse to snap up SHKP’s Regency Bay flats in Tuen Mun
Hong Kong, China stocks tank as Beijing closes US consulate in Chengdu, the ‘last straw’ for spooked investors

China ordered the US to close its consulate in Chengdu in retaliation against a similar move against its own consulate in Houston earlier this week. Rising US-China tensions triggered a sell-off in mainland and Hong Kong markets.

24 Jul 2020 - 6:43PM

China ordered the US to close its consulate in Chengdu in retaliation against a similar move against its own consulate in Houston earlier this week. Rising US-China tensions triggered a sell-off in mainland and Hong Kong markets.

Hong Kong, China stocks tank as Beijing closes US consulate in Chengdu, the ‘last straw’ for spooked investors
China stocks slide on closing of US consulate, but Hong Kong shares recoup some of the big losses of previous session

US-China relations are back in the spotlight, after the US told China to pack up its Houston consulate. Hong Kong stocks tumbled Wednesday, and regained some lost ground today. China narrowed early losses to close down only a bit.

23 Jul 2020 - 5:41PM

US-China relations are back in the spotlight, after the US told China to pack up its Houston consulate. Hong Kong stocks tumbled Wednesday, and regained some lost ground today. China narrowed early losses to close down only a bit.

China stocks slide on closing of US consulate, but Hong Kong shares recoup some of the big losses of previous session
Explainer: What you need to know about the latest Chinese firms blacklisted by the US over treatment of Uygurs in Xinjiang

The latest Chinese companies targeted by the US range from an IT cooperative partner of Google, a clothing maker that was recently dumped by retail giant Costco, and a touch-screen provider that is a subsidiary of an Apple supplier.

22 Jul 2020 - 5:03PM

The latest Chinese companies targeted by the US range from an IT cooperative partner of Google, a clothing maker that was recently dumped by retail giant Costco, and a touch-screen provider that is a subsidiary of an Apple supplier.

Explainer: What you need to know about the latest Chinese firms blacklisted by the US over treatment of Uygurs in Xinjiang
Hong Kong stocks tank as US orders China’s Houston consulate to close within 72 hours

Investors are worried that the China and US relationship may get worse, said Kenny Wen, wealth management strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai.

22 Jul 2020 - 7:16PM

Investors are worried that the China and US relationship may get worse, said Kenny Wen, wealth management strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai.

Hong Kong stocks tank as US orders China’s Houston consulate to close within 72 hours
Which Hong Kong stocks have skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic? Hint: one makes toilet paper

Unlike the endless stream of companies warning of expected profit losses, some Hong Kong-listed companies have told investors that profits have been terrific, defying the coronavirus. One stock – Vincent Medical Holdings – has shot up nearly 150 per cent in just over two weeks.

19 Jul 2020 - 10:10PM

Unlike the endless stream of companies warning of expected profit losses, some Hong Kong-listed companies have told investors that profits have been terrific, defying the coronavirus. One stock – Vincent Medical Holdings – has shot up nearly 150 per cent in just over two weeks.

Which Hong Kong stocks have skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic? Hint: one makes toilet paper
Best Mart 360 opens third shop in Macau, eyes Greater Bay Area after social unrest, coronavirus slashes profit by 80 per cent

Hong Kong-listed Best Mart 360 aims to expand in Greater Bay Area after posting an 80 per cent drop in annual net profit.

18 Jul 2020 - 8:45AM

Hong Kong-listed Best Mart 360 aims to expand in Greater Bay Area after posting an 80 per cent drop in annual net profit.

Best Mart 360 opens third shop in Macau, eyes  Greater Bay Area after social unrest, coronavirus slashes profit by 80 per cent
Zoom success inspires Tricor’s digital platform for listed companies to conduct AGMs online amid Covid-19

Hong Kong-based Tricor’s platform allows shareholders of listed companies to view the live broadcast of AGMs, participate in voting and submit questions virtually.

16 Jul 2020 - 7:56PM

Hong Kong-based Tricor’s platform allows shareholders of listed companies to view the live broadcast of AGMs, participate in voting and submit questions virtually.

Zoom success inspires Tricor’s digital platform for listed companies to conduct AGMs online amid Covid-19
Hong Kong health and beauty retail giant AS Watson accelerates launch of Watsons GO touchless payments system, plans fewer stores amid pandemic

AS Watson Group, the world’s largest health and beauty retailer, said the coronavirus pandemic had accelerated the launch of its touchless payments system, even as it dented the Hong Kong company’s plans of opening new stores globally.

15 Jul 2020 - 9:52PM

AS Watson Group, the world’s largest health and beauty retailer, said the coronavirus pandemic had accelerated the launch of its touchless payments system, even as it dented the Hong Kong company’s plans of opening new stores globally.

Hong Kong health and beauty retail giant AS Watson accelerates launch of Watsons GO touchless payments system, plans fewer stores amid pandemic
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index went from bear to bull in just over three months. What stock investors need to know now

Investors need to watch out for three big risks: inflation shooting up; interest rates rising; and market sentiment backing a return to normal.

14 Jul 2020 - 8:41AM

Investors need to watch out for three big risks: inflation shooting up; interest rates rising; and market sentiment backing a return to normal.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index went from bear to bull in just over three months. What stock investors need to know now
Hong Kong stocks slide but post second straight weekly gain, as coronavirus weighs on sentiment

Hong Kong saw seven companies debut on its main board. Two debuting stocks shot up 150 per cent.

12 Jul 2020 - 3:56PM

Hong Kong saw seven companies debut on its main board. Two debuting stocks shot up 150 per cent.

Hong Kong stocks slide but post second straight weekly gain, as coronavirus weighs on sentiment
Hong Kong’s exchange sees one of its busiest IPO days ever, with seven stocks trading for the first time; two shot up 150 per cent

Some 24 companies will complete their listings in Hong Kong this month. That shows that the inflow of hot money into Hong Kong continues to defy doomsday predictions of capital flight due to the controversial national security law.

10 Jul 2020 - 10:47PM

Some 24 companies will complete their listings in Hong Kong this month. That shows that the inflow of hot money into Hong Kong continues to defy doomsday predictions of capital flight due to the controversial national security law.

Hong Kong’s exchange sees one of its busiest IPO days ever, with seven stocks trading for the first time; two shot up 150 per cent
Hong Kong stocks gain, Alibaba posts biggest surge since debuting in city, as traders bet on China recovery

Alibaba shot up in its seventh straight day of gains. Jefferies reiterated its “buy” on the Chinese e-commerce giant, reaffirming it as a tier-one top pick and boosting the 12-month target price for shares to HK$300 from HK$294.

9 Jul 2020 - 4:45PM

Alibaba shot up in its seventh straight day of gains. Jefferies reiterated its “buy” on the Chinese e-commerce giant, reaffirming it as a tier-one top pick and boosting the 12-month target price for shares to HK$300 from HK$294.

Hong Kong stocks gain, Alibaba posts biggest surge since debuting in city, as traders bet on China recovery
Hong Kong stock bulls keep market rally alive on IPO allure amid resurgence in Covid-19 cases, sanction threats

Hong Kong stocks advance as bulls sustain the market rally from March’s low despite worries over new local Covid-19 cases and the fallout from the city’s security law.

8 Jul 2020 - 5:35PM

Hong Kong stocks advance as bulls sustain the market rally from March’s low despite worries over new local Covid-19 cases and the fallout from the city’s security law.

Hong Kong stock bulls keep market rally alive on IPO allure amid resurgence in Covid-19 cases, sanction threats
Hong Kong stocks slide after entering bull market while Chinese markets gain on upbeat view of economic recovery

“The Hong Kong market has fully digested the short-term impact from the national security law,” said Alan Li at Atta Capital. “The Hang Seng Index and some stocks overshot too much yesterday, and a technical adjustment is needed.” If key opinion influencers in China stay bullish, Hong Kong stocks will keep rising in short term, he says.

7 Jul 2020 - 5:32PM

“The Hong Kong market has fully digested the short-term impact from the national security law,” said Alan Li at Atta Capital. “The Hang Seng Index and some stocks overshot too much yesterday, and a technical adjustment is needed.” If key opinion influencers in China stay bullish, Hong Kong stocks will keep rising in short term, he says.

Hong Kong stocks slide after entering bull market while Chinese markets gain on upbeat view of economic recovery
Hong Kong stocks stampede into a bull market, while Shanghai sees biggest one-day gain in five years on expected China recovery

“We have entered a bull market. When the markets try to turn from pessimism to optimism, from a bear to bull, the turnover for those couple of days is huge. Today is the day,” said analyst Louis Tse Ming-kwong.

6 Jul 2020 - 11:36PM

“We have entered a bull market. When the markets try to turn from pessimism to optimism, from a bear to bull, the turnover for those couple of days is huge. Today is the day,” said analyst Louis Tse Ming-kwong.

Hong Kong stocks stampede into a bull market, while Shanghai sees biggest one-day gain in five years on expected China recovery
What are Hongkongers going to do with their HK$10,000 payout? Bet on the stock market, from the looks of it

While the government wants the HK$10,000 handout to be spent on shopping and dining out, many may use it to invest in stocks and subscribe to upcoming IPOs.

5 Jul 2020 - 8:40PM

While the government wants the HK$10,000 handout to be spent on shopping and dining out, many may use it to invest in stocks and subscribe to upcoming IPOs.

What are Hongkongers going to do with their HK$10,000 payout? Bet on the stock market, from the looks of it
Hong Kong’s 3 million MPF pension fund members lose HK$7,752 each as coronavirus hits global markets

Hong Kong’s compulsory retirement scheme lost 2.7 per cent, or HK$23.26 billion (US$3 billion), in the first half, as the global economy largely ground to a halt.

3 Aug 2020 - 7:27PM

Hong Kong’s compulsory retirement scheme lost 2.7 per cent, or HK$23.26 billion (US$3 billion), in the first half, as the global economy largely ground to a halt.

Hong Kong’s 3 million MPF pension fund members lose HK$7,752 each as coronavirus hits global markets
HSBC, Citibank predict Hong Kong’s economy will contract by up to 5 per cent this year before recovering in 2021

HSBC Private Banking expects economy will contract 5 per cent this year, while Citibank has forecast a 4.6 per cent slump.

29 Jun 2020 - 10:57PM

HSBC Private Banking expects economy will contract 5 per cent this year, while Citibank has forecast a 4.6 per cent slump.

HSBC, Citibank predict Hong Kong’s economy will contract by up to 5 per cent this year before recovering in 2021
Gold on track for its best quarter since 2016, flirting with key US$1,800 an ounce level amid coronavirus, other uncertainties

Hitting US$1,800 an ounce would be significant. After gold peaked in 2011 at US$1,921.17 per ounce, it tested that US$1,800 three times but could not get there. So far this year, gold has risen nearly 17 per cent, and was trading at US$1,771.29 per ounce.

30 Jun 2020 - 11:56AM

Hitting US$1,800 an ounce would be significant. After gold peaked in 2011 at US$1,921.17 per ounce, it tested that US$1,800 three times but could not get there. So far this year, gold has risen nearly 17 per cent, and was trading at US$1,771.29 per ounce.

Gold on track for its best quarter since 2016, flirting with key US$1,800 an ounce level amid coronavirus, other uncertainties
Hong Kong brokerage Bright Smart bets on online trading apps, with eye on mainland Chinese clients

Hong Kong-listed brokerage Bright Smart Securities hopes to capitalise on growing interest in the city’s stock market among mainland Chinese investors, and said online trading would be key to its success.

28 Jun 2020 - 9:54PM

Hong Kong-listed brokerage Bright Smart Securities hopes to capitalise on growing interest in the city’s stock market among mainland Chinese investors, and said online trading would be key to its success.

Hong Kong brokerage Bright Smart bets on online trading apps, with eye on mainland Chinese clients
Tencent briefly hits HK$500 before profit taking; Hong Kong stocks fall on coronavirus worries

Tencent sailed over HK$500 for the first time ever. But profit taking set in on souring mood on the coronavirus. US futures pointed down and traders took profits ahead of the Dragon Boat holiday break in Hong Kong on Thursday and in mainland on Friday as well.

24 Jun 2020 - 5:01PM

Tencent sailed over HK$500 for the first time ever. But profit taking set in on souring mood on the coronavirus. US futures pointed down and traders took profits ahead of the Dragon Boat holiday break in Hong Kong on Thursday and in mainland on Friday as well.

Tencent briefly hits HK$500 before profit taking; Hong Kong stocks fall on coronavirus worries
Hong Kong stocks see big swing to gain as Trump says US-China trade deal is ‘fully intact’; Tencent nets highest close ever

The Hang Seng swung 722 points after a White House aide said the US-China trade deal was “over”, only to say his comments were misinterpreted and to then see US President Donald Trump jump in to reiterate his support for the hard-won pact. That reassured investors.

23 Jun 2020 - 5:38PM

The Hang Seng swung 722 points after a White House aide said the US-China trade deal was “over”, only to say his comments were misinterpreted and to then see US President Donald Trump jump in to reiterate his support for the hard-won pact. That reassured investors.

Hong Kong stocks see big swing to gain as Trump says US-China trade deal is ‘fully intact’; Tencent nets highest close ever
Hong Kong stocks retreat as China speeds up security law, eyes on second wave of coronavirus pandemic

Hong Kong stocks fall as China moves closer to implementing the controversial security law in Hong Kong and virus infections increase globally.

22 Jun 2020 - 5:05PM

Hong Kong stocks fall as China moves closer to implementing the controversial security law in Hong Kong and virus infections increase globally.

Hong Kong stocks retreat as China speeds up security law, eyes on second wave of coronavirus pandemic