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Past articles by Louise:

Hong Kong, China stocks fall as traders assess upheaval of deadly coronavirus

Spain now joins Italy in having more coronavirus deaths than China. Analysts say a bottom has not been reached in Hong Kong, which saw back-to-back daily gains on Wednesday for the first time in five weeks. → Read More

Hong Kong, China stocks gaining after US stock rally on virus stimulus bill hopes

Dow Jones Industrial surges more than 11 per cent -- biggest gain since 1933 → Read More

Hong Kong, China stocks gain as US Congress appears near coronavirus stimulus deal

Overnight, US Fed announces fresh unlimited bond buying → Read More

Is Covid-19 the final nail in the coffin for Hong Kong’s Soho bar and restaurant district?

Soho, once the heart of Hong Kong’s food and beverage industry offering Indian, Israeli, Korean, Spanish, Italian and Sri Lankan cuisine, has begun to change colours. → Read More

Property markets reel from coronavirus outbreak as Chinese investors pause transactions

Thailand, US and Australia – some of the preferred destinations of Chinese property buyers – are witnessing a lull in activity, while property agencies’ move to suspend operations in the mainland has also affected sales. → Read More

Too early to bottom fish stocks beaten by Wuhan coronavirus, analysts say, stick to new economy companies

“If the outbreak continues to widen, we expect further sell-off in many of the vulnerable sectors,” said Louis Wong Wai-kit, director of fund manager Phillip Capital Management, Hong Kong. → Read More

Breakthrough in US-China trade war is good news for southeast Asian property markets, say developers

A stabilisation in relations between the US and China after almost two years of their bruising trade war will help bolster Southeast Asia’s property market in 2020, according to industry players attending a conference in Beijing. → Read More

Are Hongkongers getting more romantic? Money spent on Valentine’s Day climbs by almost two thirds, according to Mastercard’s Love Index

The city’s loved-up couples spent 62 per cent more on Valentine’s Day last year than they did in 2016, according to the Mastercard study → Read More

Hong Kong’s SFC throws in the towel on Central rents, signs on for new office space at One Island East

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) plans to move out of its Central office to save on rental costs as it forecasts a deficit of HK$230 million (US$29.3 million) for the year ahead.... → Read More

Smartphone giant Xiaomi, Tencent Music among a dozen stocks to be added to MSCI China Index

Smartphone giant Xiaomi and online video platform Iqiyi are among a dozen listed companies to be added to MSCI’s benchmark Chinese equities gauge, the global index compiler announced on Monday.... → Read More

Chinese Apple suppliers’ shares climb after iPhone maker rebounds in New York trading

Their longer-term performance will be decided by developments in the US-China trade war, says analyst → Read More

Shares in telecoms giant China Tower rise as IPO lock-up period ends. But will it be the exception or the rule this year?

The lock-up period for shares held by cornerstone investors in China Tower, the world’s largest telecoms tower operator, expired on Friday. The Beijing-based company listed in Hong Kong for HK$54.3 billion (US$6.9 billion) in August, making it the city’s largest initial public offering in 2018.... → Read More

Hong Kong stocks slide after Trump says he won’t soon meet with Xi, latest medical scandal emerges out of China

The first trading day in Hong Kong of the Year of the Pig opened without delivering the bacon, as stocks slid on downbeat news about the latest medical scandal out of mainland China as well as worries about trade talks and global growth.... → Read More

Tencent CEO Pony Ma and other Chinese tycoons born in the Year of the Pig

According to feng shui master Kay Tom, those born in the Year of the Pig are honest, not afraid of responsibility and success is a common trait → Read More

Why this could be the year China falls in love with the smiling pink Peppa Pig that has taken the world by storm

As China ushers in the Year of the Pig, globally beloved cartoon Peppa Pig is ramping up its presence in the country that has become a key market in just three years.... → Read More

Asian CEOs hopeful even as global mood continues to darken, PwC survey shows

Asian business leaders are more optimistic over the coming year’s economic outlook than global counterparts, though all stand more worried than this time last year, according to a survey by PwC.... → Read More

Homebuyers spring into action after developers slash prices, cutting inventory as market outlook darkens

Wing Tai Properties, the Hong Kong unit of Singapore developer Wing Tai Holdings, sold more than 90 per cent of its flats on offer at Tuen Mun on Sunday, with some units priced as low as HK$9,488 per square foot (US$1,210), reflecting the weakest level seen in the neighbourhood since 2015.... → Read More

What are the most popular traditional games and toys in China?

From 2012 to 2017 the top five most popular traditional toys in China were hands-on like construction and remote control toys, as well as more creative categories like arts and crafts. Each category saw more than 50 per cent growth in sales, according to data from Euromonitor.... → Read More

Toymakers heed parents’ concerns on children’s early development and make traditional toys with digital twist

First came dolls and puzzles, then video games and smartphones. But traditional toys may be making a comeback, with a twist, whether it is teaching robotics to toddlers or giving children the experience of unboxing toys like YouTubers.... → Read More

Hong Kong, China stocks rally as Trump tweets that trade talks ‘are going very well!’

Hong Kong and mainland stocks opened higher on Wednesday, catching up on an overnight rally in the US fuelled by optimism that trade talks between the US and China are progressing.... → Read More