Hong Kong, mainland stocks slide on worries about re-opening economies amid coronavirus

  • China's factory prices hit four-year low on virus pressure
  • Tencent declines ahead of first-quarter earnings

Topic |   Stocks Blog
A child holds his protective face mask to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus as he visits to the capital's popular tourist spot of Temple of Heaven in Beijing on May 10, 2020. Photo: Associated Press

Good morning, traders!

First, an important note. 

The South China Morning Post continues to experiment with the best ways to give readers timely and analytical coverage of Hong Kong and mainland markets.

Starting Wednesday, we will move from the Live Blog format to a more traditional story form that is updated regularly and contains the best of the elements of the Blog -- ratings changes, hot and cold stocks, analyst commentary, charts, etc. Your newsletter will be renamed "Markets Today," and will come to you with the nuts and bolts of what you need to know about our markets in the early morning trading session. Anyone already signed up will get the newsletter as usual and it will direct you to our main stocks story. 

As always, I am eager to hear from you, with your ideas on what you need and how we can deepen and sharpen our markets coverage. I am at
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-- Kathleen Magramo, Gigi Choy and Deb Price in Hong Kong 

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