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") .
Global risk appetite has improved overnight on hopes of an easing in US-China trade tensions and a further recovery for the Turkish lira.
China and the US will hold trade talks later this month in Washington. China's Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen will meet with US Under Secretary for International Affairs David Malpass to discuss US-China trade issues. Donald Trump said yesterday that, “we very much want to talk to China but they’re not able to give us an agreement that is acceptable, so we’re not going to do any deal until we get one that’s fair to our country.”
The Turkish lira has continued its rally from record lows reached on Monday, but it is well off its highs of the day after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned that Washington is preparing more sanctions for Turkey due to the lack of progress on the release of Pastor Brunson. Turkey’s finance minister, Berat Albayrak, set out plans to slash spending but stopped short of unveiling other plans that would lead to a stabilisation of the crisis.
Exports from the eurozone to the US rose by 3.9% in the first half of the year whilst imports from the dropped by 2.4%.
The HKMA bought another HK$5.02 billion on Thursday morning to prop up the local currency after buying total HK$11.77 billion in three purchases on Wednesday.
In the final Money Talk of the week, our regular Friday commentator Francis Lun, of GEO Securities is joined by Kenny Wen from Everbright Sun Hung Kai. Our weekly view from down under is provided by Toby Lawson at Societe Generale Australia. We also look at how big data is impacting the way in which healthcare services are provided to us in Hong Kong and China with Robin Weir, Director of Nine Health. Finally, we meet Horace Lam, the General Manager of Uber Eats in Hong Kong.
17/08/2018 - 8:08 Business and Market Discussions
Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities, says that the key to tech giant Tencent’s share performance is whether it can continue its annual revenue growth of 30%, and Mr. Lun forecasts it’s not possible and he sees the shares declining to HKD$200.
Kenny Wen, Wealth Management Strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai, advises investors to watch the key level of 26,700 in the Hang Seng Index, which would be a 20% drop from its peak.
17/08/2018 - 8:23 View from Australia
Toby Lawson, Head of Global Markets at Societe Generale Australia, comments that the visit by Chinese Commerce Vice-Minister Wang Shouwen to Washington is a small breakthrough in the trade talks between the two big economies, but Mr. Lawson says that there is still a long way to go before any deal can be reached.
17/08/2018 - 8:34 Robin Weir : Big Data in Healthcare
17/08/2018 - 8:48 Entrepreneurs : Horace Lam - Uber Eats
40% in 40 hours. That’s how much Bitcoin has rallied in the last 2 days. The cryptocurrency first soared above $12,000, followed quickly by a breach of the $13,000 and $14,000 levels in Asian trading. The $1,000 incremental jumps continued in Europe and the US with the digital currency touching $19,000 on some coin exchanges . Since then it has fallen back sharply and is currently trading somewhere above $16,000. So many South Koreans are embracing the cryptocurrency that the country’s Prime Minister has warned, “if we let things continue, I feel some serious pathological phenomena could occur.”
In the more traditional markets, Asian equities stabilised yesterday following the previous day’s sharp losses. However the notable exception was Chinese shares which were once again in the red. The Australian dollar has fallen to a 2-week low after data showed the country’s trade surplus shrank in October, as exports slipped.
The IMF has warned about surging government debt on the mainland, particularly at the local government level. The multilateral institution urged the Beijing government to deemphasize high GDP targets and to focus on reining in excessive credit growth as some banks may not have enough capital to weather future losses.
On today’s Money Talk, Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities, reviews the latest business headlines. We also meet with Nicholas Bonner, founder of the Koryo Group, to talk about his 25 years of travelling to North Korea. Finally, providing this week's view from Australia is Toby Lawson, CEO of Societe Generale Securities in Sydney.
08/12/2017 - 8:07 Business and Market Discussion
08/12/2017 - 8:17 Nicholas Bonner - View from North Korea
08/12/2017 - 8:25 View from Australia