Youfa steel pipe plant in Tangshan in Hebei Province. Analysts are expecting strong results from the steel, coal and building materials sectors. Photo: Reuters Youfa steel pipe plant in Tangshan in Hebei Province. Analysts are expecting strong results from the steel, coal and building materials sectors. Photo: Reuters
Youfa steel pipe plant in Tangshan in Hebei Province. Analysts are expecting strong results from the steel, coal and building materials sectors. Photo: Reuters
Laura He
Opinion

Opinion

Across The Border by Laura He

Keep an eye on coal, steel, construction materials, non-ferrous metals, and TMT stocks

Analysts are expecting high profit growth from all of them, but predicting quite the opposite from the banking sector

Youfa steel pipe plant in Tangshan in Hebei Province. Analysts are expecting strong results from the steel, coal and building materials sectors. Photo: Reuters Youfa steel pipe plant in Tangshan in Hebei Province. Analysts are expecting strong results from the steel, coal and building materials sectors. Photo: Reuters
Youfa steel pipe plant in Tangshan in Hebei Province. Analysts are expecting strong results from the steel, coal and building materials sectors. Photo: Reuters
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Laura He

Laura He

Laura covers capital markets and financial affairs in Hong Kong and China, including major IPOs, corporate finance, investment banking, and equity markets, with an eye on technology and innovation for the Post. Previously, she'd worked for MarketWatch and The Wall Street Journal Digital Network in San Francisco and Hong Kong. She has also worked for Forbes in San Francisco and had stints at Xinhua News Agency as economics editor, anchor and financial correspondent in both Beijing and Hong Kong. She has an MA degree in digital journalism from Stanford University and passed CFA exams.