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 firstname.lastname@example.org, post on our Facebook page "Money Talk on RTHK Radio 3 " or find us on twitter "MoneytalkR3") .
It’s going to be a busy week with the focus on central banks this week. The Fed is expected to raise interest rates by a quarter of a per cent when it completes its monetary policy meeting on Wednesday. On Thursday, it’s the ECB’s turn where analysts will home in on its growth and inflation forecasts. The Bank of England also meets on Thursday but is expected to leave interest rates unchanged. Here in Asia, the Indonesian central bank will deliver its monetary policy decision.
European leaders gather in Brussels this Friday to discuss progress on Brexit and they are expected to authorise talks to move onto the next stage where the future relationship between the UK and EU will be discussed, including a trade agreement. That follows a historic deal reached on Friday on the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU. After completing the first phase of talks, leaders agreed that the UK will pay a divorce settlement of between €40bn to €60bn. A deal was also struck covering the rights of UK and EU citizens living abroad and the Northern Ireland - Irish border.
China’s policy makers meet this week at their annual economic work conference to set out their economic agenda for 2018.
Joining Monday’s Money Talk are Alex Wong of Ample Capital and Tariq Dennison from GFM Asset Management. In the second part of the programme, we discuss education with Jaime Saavedra, senior director of education at The World Bank.
11/12/2017 - 8:08 Business and Market Discussion
11/12/2017 - 8:22 Jaime Saavedra : Global Education
US stocks have plunged overnight and the dollar has seen sharp falls as investors take fright over the latest scandal engulfing President Trump. Safe haven assets such as the Japanese yen and US Treasury bonds have surged.Japan and New Zealand have vowed to work together to implement the Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite the US pulling out of the free trade pact. Chinese internet giant Tencent has recorded a profit jump of 58% in the first quarter boosted by revenues from WeChat and online gaming. We discuss the latest market turmoil on today’s Money Talk with Enzio von Pfeil of Odyssey Capital. In Hong Kong last night, Community Business announced which companies topped the Hong Kong LGBT Inclusion Index, the first benchmark of companies’ workplace inclusion practices and initiatives in Asia. Fern Ngai, CEO of Community Business joins the programme along with one of the award winners, Andrew Smith-Plenderleith of J.P. Morgan PRIDE. We shall also get our regular weekly update from Taiwan with Maurice Lu, deputy Chairman of Sinopac Futures in Taiwan.
18/05/2017 - 08:08 Business headlines
18/05/2017 - 08:16 LGBT Inclusion Award
Fern Ngai, CEO of Community Business announced the winners of the Hong Kong LGBT Inclusion Index. She explains that LGBT inclusion is about identity and she says companies should value their employees' background no matter who they are. Andrew Smith-Plenderleith, executive director of Investor Services Asia-Pacific at JP Morgan, tells us what JP Morgan has been doing to implement diversity & inclusion practices.
18/05/2017 - 08:25 View from Taiwan