Srinivasan Iyer

Srinivasan Iyer

Srinivasan is a senior copy editor at the South China Morning Post.

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HSBC, AIA and Ping An weigh on Hang Seng Index as the benchmark ends just above 24,000 level

Tech stocks Tencent and Alibaba made solid gains to close the day on a high

16 Apr 2020 - 4:43PM

Tech stocks Tencent and Alibaba made solid gains to close the day on a high

HSBC, AIA and Ping An weigh on Hang Seng Index as the benchmark ends just above 24,000 level
Hong Kong and China stocks steadily lose traction to follow most Asia-Pacific markets lower

Trump halts contributions to WHO, saying his administration will conduct an inquiry into the UN agency's ‘role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread’ of the coronavirus

16 Apr 2020 - 5:20PM

Trump halts contributions to WHO, saying his administration will conduct an inquiry into the UN agency's ‘role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread’ of the coronavirus

Hong Kong and China stocks steadily lose traction to follow most Asia-Pacific markets lower
Hong Kong stocks fall to eight-week low as investors resort to profit-taking after early gains

Proceedings in the Hong Kong were once again dominated by the China coronavirus outbreak, as shares fell for a third consecutive day.

31 Jan 2020 - 5:11PM

Proceedings in the Hong Kong were once again dominated by the China coronavirus outbreak, as shares fell for a third consecutive day.

Hong Kong stocks fall to eight-week low as investors resort to profit-taking after early gains
Hong Kong stocks widen losses as sell-off sparked by China coronavirus continues for a second day

Fears over the novel coronavirus dominated proceedings for a second consecutive day, as investors expect a big impact on China's economy.

30 Jan 2020 - 4:58PM

Fears over the novel coronavirus dominated proceedings for a second consecutive day, as investors expect a big impact on China's economy.

Hong Kong stocks widen losses as sell-off sparked by China coronavirus continues for a second day
Hang Seng Index ends the first trading session of the Year of Rat with steep losses

Hong Kong shares closed the first trading session of the Year of the Rat with a loss of 2.82 per cent amid fears over the Wuhan virus 

29 Jan 2020 - 5:17PM

Hong Kong shares closed the first trading session of the Year of the Rat with a loss of 2.82 per cent amid fears over the Wuhan virus 

Hang Seng Index ends the first trading session of the Year of Rat with steep losses
Hang Seng Index rises to the highest level in eight months with investors optimistic over China's growth outlook

US markets once again end at record highs with Alphabet becoming the latest member to join the US$1 trillion club

17 Jan 2020 - 4:37PM

US markets once again end at record highs with Alphabet becoming the latest member to join the US$1 trillion club

Hang Seng Index rises to the highest level in eight months with investors optimistic over China's growth outlook
Hang Seng Index closes up for the first time in three days after US-China sign phase one deal

It was a day of chopping trading in Hong Kong, with the benchmark fluctuating between losses and gains throughout the day.

16 Jan 2020 - 4:32PM

It was a day of chopping trading in Hong Kong, with the benchmark fluctuating between losses and gains throughout the day.

Hang Seng Index closes up for the first time in three days after US-China sign phase one deal
Hang Seng Index ends lower for a second day as concerns linger over US-China trade deal

Hong Kong and mainland stocks fell for a second straight day as investors moved to the sidelines amid lingering concerns over the US-China trade deal that will be signed later tonight in Washington.

15 Jan 2020 - 4:40PM

Hong Kong and mainland stocks fell for a second straight day as investors moved to the sidelines amid lingering concerns over the US-China trade deal that will be signed later tonight in Washington.

Hang Seng Index ends lower for a second day as concerns linger over US-China trade deal
Hang Seng Index snaps three-day winning streak with Tencent and AAC Tech leading the decline

The Hong Kong and China markets were unable to maintain the initial momentum provided by overnight gains on Wall Street and the US Treasury removing its designation of China as a currency manipulator.

14 Jan 2020 - 4:41PM

The Hong Kong and China markets were unable to maintain the initial momentum provided by overnight gains on Wall Street and the US Treasury removing its designation of China as a currency manipulator.

Hang Seng Index snaps three-day winning streak with Tencent and AAC Tech leading the decline
Hang Seng Index closes at eight-month high propelled by gains in Tencent, Alibaba

Hong Kong investors shrugged off disappointing US employment data, while Taiwan stocks rose to a near three-decade high after President Tsai Ing-wen won a landslide victory in the re-election.

13 Jan 2020 - 4:34PM

Hong Kong investors shrugged off disappointing US employment data, while Taiwan stocks rose to a near three-decade high after President Tsai Ing-wen won a landslide victory in the re-election.

Hang Seng Index closes at eight-month high propelled by gains in Tencent, Alibaba
Hang Seng Index closes at five-month high, goes past psychologically important 28,000-point level

Financials, property developers and tech shares advance broadly.

27 Dec 2019 - 4:37PM

Financials, property developers and tech shares advance broadly.

Hang Seng Index closes at five-month high, goes past psychologically important 28,000-point level
China stock markets powered higher by lithium battery makers, brokerages

Hong Kong is closed today for Christmas holiday; trading resumes tomorrow

26 Dec 2019 - 3:46PM

Hong Kong is closed today for Christmas holiday; trading resumes tomorrow

China stock markets powered higher by lithium battery makers, brokerages
China stock markets close mostly higher led by gains in chip makers

Chip makers extended a two-day rally on renewed optimism over state fund support, while liquor makers fell on concerns over food safety and high valuation.

25 Dec 2019 - 3:31PM

Chip makers extended a two-day rally on renewed optimism over state fund support, while liquor makers fell on concerns over food safety and high valuation.

China stock markets close mostly higher led by gains in chip makers
Hang Seng Index ends shortened trading session on losing note, but Macau casino operators buck trend

Trading in Hong Kong, which was open only for half a day today, will now resume on Friday after the two-day Christmas break.

24 Dec 2019 - 4:11PM

Trading in Hong Kong, which was open only for half a day today, will now resume on Friday after the two-day Christmas break.

Hang Seng Index ends shortened trading session on losing note, but Macau casino operators buck trend
Hang Seng Index rises on back of gains in gaming giant Tencent Holdings
  • Shanghai Composite closes 3,000 level for the first time since December 17
  • Turnover falls in Hong Kong ahead of Christmas holiday
23 Dec 2019 - 4:43PM
  • Shanghai Composite closes 3,000 level for the first time since December 17
  • Turnover falls in Hong Kong ahead of Christmas holiday
Hang Seng Index rises on back of gains in gaming giant Tencent Holdings
Stocks Blog: Shanghai Composite's weekly loss the highest in seven weeks

Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index continued last week’s declines as a lack of progress in trade talks and ongoing protests played on investors’ minds

27 Sep 2019 - 4:33PM

Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index continued last week’s declines as a lack of progress in trade talks and ongoing protests played on investors’ minds

Stocks Blog: Shanghai Composite's weekly loss the highest in seven weeks
Stocks Blog: Mixed day for equities in Hong Kong and China as developers lead Hang Seng higher

Shanghai Composite Index slips to lowest level since September 2, while ChiNext falls the most in four months

26 Sep 2019 - 4:48PM

Shanghai Composite Index slips to lowest level since September 2, while ChiNext falls the most in four months

Stocks Blog: Mixed day for equities in Hong Kong and China as developers lead Hang Seng higher
Stocks blog: Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng Index snaps six-session losing streak, Shanghai Composite ends higher as well

There are not many catalysts to make the Hong Kong market go any higher, says Louis Wong, director of Phillip Capital Management

24 Sep 2019 - 4:51PM

There are not many catalysts to make the Hong Kong market go any higher, says Louis Wong, director of Phillip Capital Management

Stocks blog: Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng Index snaps six-session losing streak, Shanghai Composite ends higher as well
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
Stocks Blog: AIA helps Hang Seng to its best finish in over two months

UBS further cuts its Hong Kong GDP forecast for 2019 to 0.4 per cent from 0.8 per cent 

23 Aug 2019 - 5:17PM

UBS further cuts its Hong Kong GDP forecast for 2019 to 0.4 per cent from 0.8 per cent 

Stocks Blog: AIA helps Hang Seng to its best finish in over two months
Stocks Blog: Hengan and Henderson pull Hang Seng down

Analysts predict 19 per cent decline in Hong Kong companies' operating profit

22 Aug 2019 - 5:14PM

Analysts predict 19 per cent decline in Hong Kong companies' operating profit

Stocks Blog:  Hengan and Henderson pull Hang Seng down
Stocks Blog: Disappointing blue chip earnings cap gains in Hong Kong

Trump says 'I'm not ready to make a deal with China'

21 Aug 2019 - 5:58PM

Trump says 'I'm not ready to make a deal with China'

Stocks Blog: Disappointing blue chip earnings cap gains in Hong Kong
Stocks Blog: Hang Seng reverses gains as blue chip developers fall amid fears of further decline in property prices

Sun Hung Kai Properties and Wharf Real Estate Investment both fell by as much as 2.6 per cent

20 Aug 2019 - 5:31PM

Sun Hung Kai Properties and Wharf Real Estate Investment both fell by as much as 2.6 per cent

Stocks Blog: Hang Seng reverses gains as blue chip developers fall amid fears of further decline in property prices
Stocks Blog: China, Hong Kong stocks see biggest gains in about two months on Beijing reform plans, trade progress

Jefferies sees 'limited downside' for Hong Kong stocks despite ongoing political storm

19 Aug 2019 - 5:36PM

Jefferies sees 'limited downside' for Hong Kong stocks despite ongoing political storm

Stocks Blog: China, Hong Kong stocks see biggest gains in about two months on Beijing reform plans, trade progress