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
Hong Kong’s Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Edward Yau, says the proposed new US tariffs on Chinese goods will hit Hong Kong hard with almost half the Chinese exports going to the US via Hong Kong being affected. He said that a second round of tariffs would affect about HK$130 billion worth of Chinese exports to the US via Hong Kong – about 2.2% of the city’s total exports.
The IMF has warned that the global expansion has plateaued and become less balanced because of rising trade tensions. The Fund says that Donald Trump’s imposition of tariffs on imports could knock almost 15% off global growth by 2020.
In the latest economic data, China’s economy softened a little in the second quarter but was still above the government’s target of around 6.5% growth. US consumer spending rose for the fifth month in a row last month.
Joining this morning’s panel discussion are Wendy Liu from Nomura and Jack Siu of Credit Suisse. Providing the view from Japan is Nick Smith from CLSA in Tokyo. After 8:30, we’ll explore the latest developments in robotics with Eden Lu and Mark Mak founders of Roborn Dynamics. In this week’s emerging markets segment we shall discuss Indonesia with Vasuki Shastry, Asia House Board Member & Author of "Resurgent Indonesia: From Crisis to Confidence".
17/07/2018 - 8:09 Business and Market Discussion
Wendy Liu, Head of China Equity Research & Chief Equity Strategist for Greater China at Nomura International, says the Mainland economy is doing well and the slowdown so far is minimal.
Jack Siu, Director & Senior Investment Strategist for Asia Pacific from Credit Suisse, is confident that the China government can maintain its GDP growth target, and he expects the growth rate will be 6.5% by the end of the year.
17/07/2018 - 8:25 View From Japan
17/07/2018 - 8:35 Tech Report : Robotics
17/07/2018 - 8:46 Emerging Markets Update : Indonesia