The High Court in the former British colony allowed a prosecution appeal and reversed a ruling made by the district court last month which had given Yeung permission to leave Hong Kong.
The tycoon had planned to travel to Britain for four days from Thursday, intending to visit St Andrew's and take in the Europa League clash against Braga.
"The prosecution appealed on the ground that there was a risk that he might not come back," Yeung's lawyer Clive Grossman said. "I haven't spoken to him but I would imagine he is disappointed."
The 51-year-old faces five counts of 'dealing with property known or believed to represent proceeds of an indictable offence'.
It is a further twist in the tale and it must be a worry to Birmingham fans that Yeung remains at some distance while the court case gets sorted.