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 draft Brexit agreement has led to political chaos in the UK with the British pound and London shares falling sharply. Several ministers have resigned, including the UK’s Brexit Secretary, who said the deal was “damaging for the economy and devastating for public trust in our democracy." Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight for the deal despite mounting calls for a no-confidence vote in parliament.
China’s cyber regulator will seek detailed logs of user activity and personal information from all technology companies and online service providers that could influence public opinion or spread social movements. That includes all the major tech companies on the mainland including Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu. The new rules will come into effect on November 30 and companies will have to provide to the internet regulator users’ real names, account numbers and hardware details, along with all their chat and call logs and online comments.
US stocks rallied overnight after an FT report that Donald Trump's chief trade negotiator Robert Lighthizer told business leaders the US was putting the next round of tariffs on Chinese imports on hold. However, the US Trade Representative's spokesperson has since denied that.
Joining today’s Money Talk are Francis Lun of GEO Securities and Michael Chang from Core Securities. On the phone from Sydney is Toby Lawson at Societe Generale Australia.
16/11/2018 - 8:08 Business and Market Discussions
Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities says that Tencent's core gaming business is not growing, so it can no longer be considered as a growth stock. Mr Lun adds that he would not buy Tencent until its PE (price to earnings ratio) is in the 20’s.
Michael Chang, Vice President of the Securities Dealing Department at Core Securities points out that if Hong Kong loses its separate customs area from China, it will be very damaging for businesses in the city.
16/11/2018 - 8:20 View from Australia
US and European stocks have been hit by fresh turmoil. All three major US stock indices have slipped backed into the red for the year and government bond yields have hit multi-year highs. Volatility has surged higher once again.
The Bank of England has left interest rates on hold at half a percent but says rates could rise earlier and by a “somewhat greater extent” than previously thought.
The latest trade data from the mainland shows imports surged last month by over 30.2% y/y. That’s led to the Chinese trade surplus falling to an 11-month low.
Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund recorded the highest annualised return in 7 years in 2017 and also saw the biggest increase in assets since the Fund’s inception in 2000.
Hong Kong cash machine operator JETCO has become the latest vendor to offer cashless payments in the city.
Joining today’s programme are Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities and Alan Luk, from Hang Seng Private Bank. On the phone from Singapore is Geoff Howie, Market Strategist at the Singapore Exchange.
09/02/2018 - 8:08 Business and Market Discussion
Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities, is of the opinion that heavily indebted conglomerate HNA is on the verge of collapse, but he expects that it would only have a limited impact on the Hong Kong stock market since HNA has only two listed companies on the HKEx.
Alan Luk, Head of Private Banking and Trust Services at Hang Seng Bank, comments that the market volatility is due to fears of higher interest rates but he doesn’t think the bull market is over.
09/02/2018 - 8:25 View from Singapore