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") .
A series of geopolitical risks have rattled global markets. The deteriorating relationship between the US and China, the breakdown in Brexit talks, the disappearance of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the big losses by German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition partner the CSU in Bavarian elections, the impasse over Italy’s budget combined with warnings from the IMF/World Bank meetings on global growth have left investors rattled this morning. Chinese stocks have hit a four-year low, US stocks have endured a volatile session and gold has rallied.
In addition, debt is in focus. The latest US Treasury department data shows the US budget deficit this year has widened to the largest since 2012 after President Trump increased spending and cut taxes.
Former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has criticised Donald Trump's recent attacks on the US central bank, calling them "damaging to financial stability".
16/10/2018 - 8:08 Business and Market Discussions
Connie Bolland of Economic Research Analysis comments that the world does not need another oil price rise, and that inflation will cause problems for emerging market countries.
Mandarin Capital's Sam Faveur believes that it is ludicrous to compare the decline in China A's share market this year with the US market in 1929 as Donald Trump has done.
16/10/2018 - 8:30-9:00 Paul Ryan and David Constello on Ireland Economy and Brexit
Paul Ryan, Head of the International Finance Division in the Irish Department of Finance points out that the Sino-US trade war is damaging the global economy and a no-deal Brexit will be disastrous for the future of UK and bad for Ireland.
David Costello, Irish Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau talks about the wider consequences of the Irish border problem and the Good Friday agreement
US President Donald Trump will hold his much-anticipated summit with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, on June 12 in Singapore.
A new political era has dawned in Malaysia as the world's oldest leader, 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad, was sworn in as prime minister of Malaysia, and he signalled a tougher line on a surge of Chinese investment into the country.
The Bank of England has held interest rates steady and cut the UK growth forecast for the year down to 1.4%. Sterling fell after the decision to $1.352 and HK$10.61
Producer price inflation on the mainland has picked up for the first time in 7 months. However, the rise in consumer price inflation slowed to 1.8% in April as pork prices, which are weighted heavily in China’s CPI basket, dropped 16%.
US consumer prices climbed by a less than expected 2.2% in April compared to a year ago sending the 10-year Treasury bond yield 4bps lower to 2.96%.
On Wall Street, US stocks have moved into positive territory for the year with shares in Apple up for the ninth session in a row to a new record high. The Dow notched its sixth day of wins climbing 197 points to 24,739. The S&P500 and the NASDAQ were both up 0.9%.
Ratings agency Fitch has downgraded its view of the environment for Hong Kong banks citing concerns over the “growing influence of the links between Hong Kong and the mainland,” where “China's governance standards are substantially lower than Hong Kong's.”
On Money Talk this morning, we speak to Sabine Bauer, Senior Director for Financial Institutions at Fitch Ratings. We hear from Francis Lun of GEO Securities and Wendy Liu from Nomura. Giving us an update from Sydney is Toby Lawson of Societe Generale Australia.
11/05/2018 - 8:05 Sabine Bauer : Fitch Ratings
11/05/2018 - 8:09 Business and Market Discussion
However, Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities, disagrees with Fitch Ratings' assessment. He believes that the deterioration in China’s credit conditions will not affect the profitability of Hong Kong banks.
Wendy Liu, Chief Greater China Equity Strategist at Nomura, says that it will hard for China to reduce its trade surplus with the US by $100bn within this year. Ms. Liu points out that with the exception of high-end technology products, which are not for sale, there is not much to purchase from the US on China's shopping list.
11/05/2018 - 8:25 View From Australia