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Enoch Yiu


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Recent articles by Enoch:

Vaccination lottery: a peek at the US$1.4 million flat aimed at moving the needle in Hong Kong’s fight against Covid-19

A HK$10.8 million apartment in east Kowloon is among a host of incentives to convert Hong Kong residents from doubters to believers as the city attempts to boost its Covid-19 vaccination rate. Will these goodies move the needle? → Read More

Aguzin becomes first non-Chinese to head Hong Kong bourse with regulator’s approval

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission has approved the appointment of JPMorgan Chase & Co banker Nicolas Aguzin as chief executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, the world’s most valuable bourse operator. → Read More

Who’s who of mainland financiers in Hong Kong as Mandarin becomes the common tongue for Central’s investment bankers

The changing demographics in Asia’s second-largest capital market has spillover socioeconomic implications in a city grappling with record unemployment and its worst recession in decades。 → Read More

China looks to market prices to help turn Xi Jinping’s 2060 carbon neutrality goal from a pledge into reality. Here’s how

The next key step would be for China to launch a long-awaited national carbon emissions quota trading scheme, a cornerstone policy that can turn Xi Jinping’s 2060 carbon neutrality pledge into a deliverable reality. → Read More

Ant Group affirms pledge to embrace supervision, stable innovation in regulatory meeting

Four Chinese regulators met Ant Group controlling shareholder Jack Ma, executive chairman Eric Jing and chief executive Simon Hu, securities regulator says. The fintech company said it would implement ‘views’ from the meeting to provide inclusive service, and help improve people’s livelihood. → Read More

Former government stalwart Frederick Ma may join Convoy as shareholder seeks board revamp to end scandal

Kwok Hiu-kwan, second largest shareholder of Convoy Global, is seeking to remove all 12 current directors and appoint six candidates including Frederick Ma to stop the rot in the financial services group. → Read More

Hong Kong intervenes as US$2.4 billion flows into Hong Kong ahead of Ant’s mega IPO

Hong Kong has spent HK$150 billion across 47 interventions so far this year as IPOs and the stock boom drew hot money into the city. The central bank is bracing for continued capital inflows ahead of Ant’s IPO next month. → Read More

Five of Hong Kong’s virtual banks miss target launch date as coronavirus slows preparations

Five virtual banks miss the HKMA’s target launch date as coronavirus drags on operations. The delay gives the city’s incumbent banks have more time to buffer themselves against disruption. → Read More

Rebel HSBC shareholders win support from Hong Kong’s largest labour union in fight to reinstate dividends

Hong Kong’s largest labour union joined a rebellion among HSBC shareholders and called on the government to prevent the lender scrapping dividends. They face an uphill battle to win a shareholder vote. → Read More

Rebel shareholders demand HSBC revive dividend payment, cut management pay

A group of rebel shareholders have demanded HSBC revive its final dividend after the payout was suspended following a request by UK regulators. → Read More

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”. → Read More

Casino tycoon Stanley Ho’s son paid US$64 million for Hong Kong house days before coronavirus gathered pace

Within days of Mario Ho buying a house in Deep Water Bay, the coronavirus outbreak had snowballed into a health emergency, with the first reported cases in Hong Kong not far behind. → Read More

Gold, only safe haven in town amid coronavirus outbreak, expected hit record high this year

Gold rose 4.8 per cent in January to hit a seven-year high on Friday, as investors sought out the safe-haven asset amid the coronavirus outbreak, a trend that will support its price this year, analysts said. Even after a retreat this week, it was up 4 per cent year to date on Wednesday. → Read More

Hong Kong’s MPF investment funds start new year with biggest loss in eight months: Lipper data

Investment funds covered by Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund hit hard as outbreak of coronavirus in mainland China triggers a global market sell-off during Lunar New Year. → Read More

Singapore, Asean companies pivot to Hong Kong for capital with eye on Greater Bay Area prize

Singapore companies and their Southeast Asian peers are increasingly turning to Hong Kong for capital to fund their growth ambition, with an eye on gaining a foothold in the Greater Bay Area. → Read More

China coronavirus sends health care, e-commerce stocks soaring, while travel and retail firms take a hammering

The rapid spread of the Wuhan coronavirus that has seen transport services and business events cancelled, and kept consumers at home in cities across China has battered travel and retail stocks. But it is proving a boon for health care, home entertainment and e-commerce shares. → Read More

Hang Seng Index makes its worst Lunar New Year debut since 2016, as coronavirus outbreak spooks traders

Hong Kong’s key stock index made its worst opening in five years on the first trading day of the Year of the Rat, as traders ran for cover after a two-day pause amid a worsening coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Hong Kong’s gold jewellers hurt by protests are hoping for sales to sparkle in the Year of Rat

Gold jewellery sales fell by between 40 and 70 per cent in the Year of the Pig because of the protests, said Haywood Cheung Tak-hay, president of the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society. → Read More

Hong Kong gets a ‘magnificent seven’ moment as stock exchange has busiest listing day in 18 months

The Hong Kong stock exchange greeted its busiest day in 18 months with seven companies making their trading debuts, as the city enjoys a respite from social unrest in recent weeks. → Read More

Hong Kong’s virtual banks tempt ‘rate war’ as ZA Bank leads with juicy 6.8 per cent on deposits

Hong Kong’s virtual banks are tempting a rate war among themselves to build brand awareness and entice deposits from traditional lenders like HSBC, as ZA Bank leads with a juicy offer of 6.8 per cent. → Read More