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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What is the future for Hong Kong’s luxury retailers, as China’s big spenders avoid city of protests and coronavirus quarantines?

As Hong Kong shut most of its border checkpoints with mainland China to stop the coronavirus outbreak from spreading in the city, the dearth of visitors is upending the local retail industry

17 Feb 2020 - 11:24AM

As Hong Kong shut most of its border checkpoints with mainland China to stop the coronavirus outbreak from spreading in the city, the dearth of visitors is upending the local retail industry

What is the future for Hong Kong’s luxury retailers, as China’s big spenders avoid city of protests and coronavirus quarantines?
Global tourism to take a US$80 billion hit and a year to shake off the effects of coronavirus outbreak

Chinese outbound tourism will not recover until the second quarter of 2021, with Asean nations to be hit the hardest, says Economist Intelligence Unit.

14 Feb 2020 - 6:06PM

Chinese outbound tourism will not recover until the second quarter of 2021, with Asean nations to be hit the hardest, says Economist Intelligence Unit.

Global tourism to take a US$80 billion hit  and a year to shake off the effects of coronavirus outbreak
Sun Hung Kai, LKF Group fulfil ‘social responsibilities’, cut rents in response to call by Paul Chan

Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hong Kong’s biggest developer by market value, Lan Kwai Fong Group, the biggest bar and restaurants landlord in the city’s Central district, as well as New World Development have cut rents in response to a call by Paul Chan Mo-po asking for property owners to “fulfil their social responsibilities”.

12 Feb 2020 - 10:23PM

Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hong Kong’s biggest developer by market value, Lan Kwai Fong Group, the biggest bar and restaurants landlord in the city’s Central district, as well as New World Development have cut rents in response to a call by Paul Chan Mo-po asking for property owners to “fulfil their social responsibilities”.

Sun Hung Kai, LKF Group fulfil ‘social responsibilities’, cut rents in response to call by Paul Chan
Hong Kong home prices unlikely to fall to Sars levels during coronavirus outbreak, analysts say

The two health scares have occurred at different points in the city’s housing cycle, analysts said.

12 Feb 2020 - 12:17PM

The two health scares have occurred at different points in the city’s housing cycle, analysts said.

Hong Kong home prices unlikely to fall to Sars levels during coronavirus outbreak, analysts say
Hong Kong becomes a tenant’s market as coronavirus puts home rentals on slippery slope

Hong Kong’s biggest health crisis in decades is pushing home rentals further down a slippery slope, making it firmly a tenant’s market since prices began retreating from an all-time high in August.

11 Feb 2020 - 6:21PM

Hong Kong’s biggest health crisis in decades is pushing home rentals further down a slippery slope, making it firmly a tenant’s market since prices began retreating from an all-time high in August.

Hong Kong becomes a tenant’s market as coronavirus puts home rentals on slippery slope
Hong Kong restaurant operator is next to cut salaries of board members, management as fewer diners eat out amid coronavirus outbreak

Hong Kong restaurant chain Tsui Wah Holdings will cut the pay of board members and senior management to rein in costs, as the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak reverberates through the food and beverage industry.

7 Feb 2020 - 10:49PM

Hong Kong restaurant chain Tsui Wah Holdings will cut the pay of board members and senior management to rein in costs, as the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak reverberates through the food and beverage industry.

Hong Kong restaurant operator is next to cut salaries of board members, management as fewer diners eat out amid coronavirus outbreak
Nowhere to hide for Hong Kong retailers as Sa Sa cuts directors’ pay amid slump in cosmetics sales, disappearing mainland customers

Sa Sa International is asking its executive directors to take a 75 per cent pay cut to help rein in costs after the coronavirus outbreak dented sales during Lunar New Year holiday and mainland tourist arrivals shrank.

6 Feb 2020 - 10:04PM

Sa Sa International is asking its executive directors to take a 75 per cent pay cut to help rein in costs after the coronavirus outbreak dented sales during Lunar New Year holiday and mainland tourist arrivals shrank.

Nowhere to hide for Hong Kong retailers as Sa Sa cuts directors’ pay amid slump in cosmetics sales, disappearing mainland customers
Wheelock outbids rivals in Lohas Park site tender as Hong Kong developers replenish land bank amid market weakness

Wheelock & Co has beaten eight rival bids in the tender for the latest phase of Lohas Park development as Hong Kong developers continue to replenish their land bank after a slide in real estate prices.

5 Feb 2020 - 10:46PM

Wheelock & Co has beaten eight rival bids in the tender for the latest phase of Lohas Park development as Hong Kong developers continue to replenish their land bank after a slide in real estate prices.

Wheelock outbids rivals in Lohas Park site tender as Hong Kong developers replenish land bank amid market weakness
Coronavirus fails to stop Hong Kong developers as new site in Lohas Park draws nine bids

Not even the coronavirus outbreak is stopping Hong Kong’s biggest developers from bidding for the biggest plot of land within the Lohas Park residential development in New Territories since 2015. The land tender also came with a sweetener.

4 Feb 2020 - 11:01PM

Not even the coronavirus outbreak is stopping Hong Kong’s biggest developers from bidding for the biggest plot of land within the Lohas Park residential development in New Territories since 2015. The land tender also came with a sweetener.

Coronavirus fails to stop Hong Kong developers as new site in Lohas Park draws nine bids
Four in 10 Hong Kong hotel staff may lose jobs as coronavirus outbreak deters the few remaining visitors still braving the city’s protest rallies

The downturn in the hospitality industry would add to the woes of a city already in its first technical recession in more than a decade.

3 Feb 2020 - 10:37PM

The downturn in the hospitality industry would add to the woes of a city already in its first technical recession in more than a decade.

Four in 10 Hong Kong hotel staff may lose jobs as coronavirus outbreak deters the few remaining visitors still braving the city’s protest rallies
MPF pension funds account for less than 10 per cent of Hongkonger's retirement savings, survey shows

Pension funds accounted for less than 10 per cent of the current working population’s retirement savings, according to an HKIFA survey.

21 Jan 2020 - 9:17AM

Pension funds accounted for less than 10 per cent of the current working population’s retirement savings, according to an HKIFA survey.

MPF pension funds account for less than 10 per cent of Hongkonger's retirement savings, survey shows
Carrie Lam to find love in Year of the Rat, Hong Kong stocks to perform better, CLSA Feng Shui Index says

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam will find love in the Year of the Rat, according to index, which takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the stock market based on the principles of feng shui, the ancient Chinese system of harmonising individuals with their surroundings.

17 Jan 2020 - 10:56PM

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam will find love in the Year of the Rat, according to index, which takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the stock market based on the principles of feng shui, the ancient Chinese system of harmonising individuals with their surroundings.

Carrie Lam to find love in Year of the Rat, Hong Kong stocks to perform better, CLSA Feng Shui Index says
US-China phase one trade deal could boost A shares as earnings growth comes through, analysts say

Easing of trade tensions with phase one deal should allow Beijing to move forward with further reforms, according to Swiss private bank Union Bancaire Privee.

16 Jan 2020 - 10:16PM

Easing of trade tensions with phase one deal should allow Beijing to move forward with further reforms, according to Swiss private bank Union Bancaire Privee.

US-China phase one trade deal could boost A shares as earnings growth comes through, analysts say
Investment in Hong Kong commercial property dropped 52 per cent last year, as protests hit demand across sector, CBRE says

Investment in Hong Kong office and retail properties plunged by 52 per cent last year to HK$$68.9 billion (US$8.9 billion), the largest decline in a single year since 2011, property consultancy CBRE said on Wednesday.

16 Jan 2020 - 8:15AM

Investment in Hong Kong office and retail properties plunged by 52 per cent last year to HK$$68.9 billion (US$8.9 billion), the largest decline in a single year since 2011, property consultancy CBRE said on Wednesday.

Investment in Hong Kong commercial property dropped 52 per cent last year, as protests hit demand across sector, CBRE says
Li Ka-shing’s CK Asset Holdings says malls unaffected by protests, will open Tsuen Wan shopping centre as planned

Hong Kong’s second-largest property developer said its malls had been unaffected by protests and that the planned opening of a four-storey shopping centre would proceed.

15 Jan 2020 - 11:31AM

Hong Kong’s second-largest property developer said its malls had been unaffected by protests and that the planned opening of a four-storey shopping centre would proceed.

Li Ka-shing’s CK Asset Holdings says malls unaffected by protests, will open Tsuen Wan shopping centre as planned
Macau’s property market set for gloomy 2020 despite Beijing’s plans to transform it into a financial hub, say analysts

Beijing has unveiled incentives to diversify the city’s economy away from its reliance on the casino industry, but analysts say the property market will remain in the doldrums until more concrete plans emerge

14 Jan 2020 - 1:04PM

Beijing has unveiled incentives to diversify the city’s economy away from its reliance on the casino industry, but analysts say the property market will remain in the doldrums until more concrete plans emerge

Macau’s property market set for gloomy 2020 despite Beijing’s plans to transform it into a financial hub, say analysts
Hong Kong buyers snap up SHKP’s Wetland Seasons flats in Tin Shui Wai for the second weekend as sentiments improve

Hong Kong’s property market, which took a stumble last year with the combination of the US-China trade war and the city’s worst political crisis, is struggling to regain its footing in the new year.

11 Jan 2020 - 11:06PM

Hong Kong’s property market, which took a stumble last year with the combination of the US-China trade war and the city’s worst political crisis, is struggling to regain its footing in the new year.

Hong Kong buyers snap up SHKP’s Wetland Seasons flats in Tin Shui Wai for the second weekend as sentiments improve
US-Iran tensions not likely to stall equities markets as recession fears ease in 2020, strategists say

There is little chance of a recession in 2020 and oil prices would need to spike for a long period to cut into GDP forecasts, according to BNP Paribas Wealth Management.

10 Jan 2020 - 7:15AM

There is little chance of a recession in 2020 and oil prices would need to spike for a long period to cut into GDP forecasts, according to BNP Paribas Wealth Management.

US-Iran tensions not likely to stall equities markets as recession fears ease in 2020, strategists say
US equities are better bets than Chinese stocks, pending greater certainty over trade war outcome: LGT Bank

Investors should favour US stocks over Chinese domestic shares until there is more certainty over the outcome of US-China trade war, according to LGT Bank.

8 Jan 2020 - 10:55PM

Investors should favour US stocks over Chinese domestic shares until there is more certainty over the outcome of US-China trade war, according to LGT Bank.

US equities are better bets than Chinese stocks, pending greater certainty over trade war outcome: LGT Bank
Hong Kong-listed Lamborghini distributor aims to grow high-end electronics brand Bang and Olufsen in China

Sparkle Roll, the Hong Kong-listed distributor of Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars in mainland China, is developing a presence for high-end luxury Danish consumer electronics company Bang and Olufsen to capitalise on the country’s improving living standards and spending habits.

17 Feb 2020 - 8:51PM

Sparkle Roll, the Hong Kong-listed distributor of Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars in mainland China, is developing a presence for high-end luxury Danish consumer electronics company Bang and Olufsen to capitalise on the country’s improving living standards and spending habits.

Hong Kong-listed Lamborghini distributor aims to grow high-end electronics brand Bang and Olufsen in China
China’s big spending millennials and Gen Z help Chanel, LVMH and other luxury retailers defy its slowest economic growth in 30 years

China’s growth has always been driven by younger consumers, consultancy McKinsey & Company says.

17 Feb 2020 - 8:44PM

China’s growth has always been driven by younger consumers, consultancy McKinsey & Company says.

China’s big spending millennials and Gen Z help Chanel, LVMH and other luxury retailers defy its slowest economic growth in 30 years
Citibank prefers Chinese stocks, JPMorgan sees safer bets in bonds, real estate amid political risks in 2020

Chinese internet stocks and smartphone makers are likely to be among winners in 2020, providing shelter to investors amid lingering US-China trade war, according to Citibank. Bonds and real estate may offer safer bets, JPMorgan Asset Management said.

3 Jan 2020 - 7:30AM

Chinese internet stocks and smartphone makers are likely to be among winners in 2020, providing shelter to investors amid lingering US-China trade war, according to Citibank. Bonds and real estate may offer safer bets, JPMorgan Asset Management said.

Citibank prefers Chinese stocks, JPMorgan sees safer bets in bonds, real estate amid political risks in 2020
Hong Kong gets another thumbs-up as exhibition organiser for Chanel, LV joins IPO bandwagon

Hong Kong is getting another thumbs-up as a centre for growth capital as more mainland companies seek stock exchange listings in the city despite lingering concerns about social unrest.

30 Dec 2019 - 10:55PM

Hong Kong is getting another thumbs-up as a centre for growth capital as more mainland companies seek stock exchange listings in the city despite lingering concerns about social unrest.

Hong Kong gets another thumbs-up as exhibition organiser for Chanel, LV joins IPO bandwagon
China tries to quell doubts about growth figures with new measures to stop local officials inflating statistics

New measures for recording data set to come into force next year in hope of tackling notorious anomaly where combined provincial GDP figures exceeded the national total.

28 Dec 2019 - 11:23PM

New measures for recording data set to come into force next year in hope of tackling notorious anomaly where combined provincial GDP figures exceeded the national total.

China tries to quell doubts about growth figures with new measures to stop local officials inflating statistics
Sun Hung Kai Properties prices new Tin Shui Wai project 9 per cent higher than used homes nearby as trade-war breakthrough boosts confidence

Sun Hung Kai Properties prices Wetland Seasons Park flats 9 per cent higher than nearby Kingswood Villa, betting progress in US-China trade talks will bring confidence back to the market

26 Dec 2019 - 10:55PM

Sun Hung Kai Properties prices Wetland Seasons Park flats 9 per cent higher than nearby Kingswood Villa, betting progress in US-China trade talks will bring confidence back to the market

Sun Hung Kai Properties prices new Tin Shui Wai project 9 per cent higher than used homes nearby as trade-war breakthrough boosts confidence
Room rates as low as US$12 a night bring no joy to Hong Kong’s half-empty hotels at Christmas

The outlook for Hong Kong’s hotel sector looks bleak as occupancy continued to fall for Christmas despite room rates dropping to as low as US$12 a night.

25 Dec 2019 - 11:59PM

The outlook for Hong Kong’s hotel sector looks bleak as occupancy continued to fall for Christmas despite room rates dropping to as low as US$12 a night.

Room rates as low as US$12 a night bring no joy to Hong Kong’s half-empty hotels at Christmas
Hong Kong protests cast a shadow on city’s festive decorations as businesses cut down on size and scale

This year’s holiday season feels less festive, as the size and scale of lighting decorations outside malls and buildings have become smaller, while expats have held back on Christmas tree purchases.

25 Dec 2019 - 2:31PM

This year’s holiday season feels less festive, as the size and scale of lighting decorations outside malls and buildings have become smaller, while expats have held back on Christmas tree purchases.

Hong Kong protests cast a shadow on city’s festive decorations as businesses cut down on size and scale
Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR stations close as Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with return to tear gas on streets and protest chaos in malls

Police chief visits officers earlier in evening, calling on ‘black-clad rioters’ not to bring destruction back on the streets for Christmas.

25 Dec 2019 - 5:46AM

Police chief visits officers earlier in evening, calling on ‘black-clad rioters’ not to bring destruction back on the streets for Christmas.

Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR stations close as Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with return to tear gas on streets and protest chaos in malls
Hong Kong millennials want to retire earlier on lower savings, but their maths may fail, JPMorgan survey shows

Hong Kong millennials are planning to retire earlier with lower savings compared with targets set by older folks, according to the results from a survey by JPMorgan Asset Management during the city’s worst economic crisis in a decade. But their maths may fail.

17 Dec 2019 - 10:05AM

Hong Kong millennials are planning to retire earlier with lower savings compared with targets set by older folks, according to the results from a survey by JPMorgan Asset Management during the city’s worst economic crisis in a decade. But their maths may fail.

Hong Kong millennials want to retire earlier on lower savings, but their maths may fail, JPMorgan survey shows
Hong Kong expected to ‘stay competitive’ as a top IPO destination in 2020, KPMG says

Hong Kong’s bourse could have as many as 160 listings raising about HK$300 billion next year, KPMG says.

12 Dec 2019 - 9:30AM

Hong Kong’s bourse could have as many as 160 listings raising about HK$300 billion next year, KPMG says.

Hong Kong expected to ‘stay competitive’ as a top IPO destination in 2020, KPMG says