Karen joined Breakingviews in 2018, covering technology and property sectors, and sometimes companies with an Asia focus. She previously worked as an European gas and power reporter at S&P Global Platts in London, and covered funds, stocks and economy at Morningstar UK. Karen also briefly worked at the Press Association, China Daily Europe and Bloomberg. She graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2015 with a degree in Journalism Studies, and did an Erasmus exchange programme in Barcelona, Spain. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is offering 3 million residents of the former colony a possible route to citizenship. For now the tweaks to the visa regime look limited and vague. That's a missed opportunity for a post-Brexit economic boost as well as for righting a wrong.
The $9 bln video-game company is buying the Turkish maker of Toon Blast and Toy Blast for $1.8 bln, its biggest deal ever. Zynga is partly financing it with stock puffed up by the pandemic. But the high price and its mixed acquisition record should give investors pause.
Dutch food delivery group Just Eat Takeaway.com sold 300 million euros of funky debt that converts into equity. It’s a cheap way to raise funds when stock markets are volatile. The products’ stable performance during the coronavirus crisis means investors should stay hungry.