Peter Lewis: A fast moving and topical business and finance show.
A fast moving and topical business and finance show bringing you breaking business and economic news and financial market updates. Presented by former CEO and investment bank global trading head Peter Lewis, with over 30 years' industry experience. Join Peter and his expert guests for analysis and discussion on the day's top business stories live from 8 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. every weekday morning on RTHK Radio 3. We have a podcast to download after the show and you can also listen through the RTHK Radio 3 website live or later in the day. We welcome your questions, comments and feedback to read out in the show. You can email us at email@example.com, post on our Facebook page "Money Talk on RTHK Radio 3 " or find us on twitter "MoneytalkR3") .
The Bank of Japan has left monetary policy unchanged at its latest meeting. It will keep buying assets at the current pace of around ¥ 80 trillion a year. However, it has pushed back its target date for achieving 2% inflation to “around fiscal 2019″. The ECB has also left its interest rates and bond purchase programme unchanged. ECB President, Mario Draghi, said the central bank would review monetary accommodation in the autumn. That has sent the Euro to a 14-month high against the USD.
Joining today’s Money Talk is Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities. We shall also get a view from Australia with Toby Lawson, CEO of Societe Generale Securities in Sydney.
After 8:30, we talk to FT correspondent and author Ben Bland about his new book “Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China's Shadow”. We also talk to former banker and entrepreneur Tim Chan, the founder of HelloReporter, a start-up which leverages technology to provide affordable PR to other start-ups and SMEs. (8am-9am, email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Fed's Beige Book reports the US economy growing at a moderate place and inflation pressures contained in the second half of the last quarter. However, the IMF says that over 20% of US companies are at risk of default from rising interest rates. It also warns that China’s credit boom continues to pose a major risk to the global economy.
A branch manager at China's largest private bank Minsheng Bank has been arrested accused of fraud after customers may have lost 3 billian yuan (US$430 m) investing in wealth management products that didn’t exist. On today's Money Talk we are joined by Mark Matthews, head of research at Julius Baer. We also take a look at the EU’s fastest growing economy last year, Ireland, with Peter Ryan, the Consul General of Ireland to Hong Kong & Macau.(8am-8.30am, email to email@example.com, text to 63 93 59 25 )
20/04/2017 - 08:07 Market discussion
20/04/2017 - 08:16 View from Ireland