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US stocks have fallen sharply overnight as investors confront a number of fears including Donald Trump's ability to push through infrastructure spending and tax reforms. In the latest blow to Donald Trump’s relationships with the business community, he has abandoned plans for a third business council. The White House announced this morning that it would not go ahead with a planned Infrastructure Council that would have advised the President on how to invest in roads, bridges and other public works projects. White House strategist Steve Bannon says the United States is in an "economic war" with China, and just 5 years away from hitting a point at which America will never be able to recover.
E-commerce giant Alibaba has almost doubled its profits in the last 3 months. The company benefitted from strong growth in its core ecommerce business, as more Chinese shoppers bought online.
On today’s Money Talk to provide their analysis on the China markets are Francis Lun of GEO Securities and Dickie Wong of Kingston Securities. Toby Lawson, CEO of Societe Generale Securities in Sydney gives us an Australian perspective on the latest business news. Alfred Lau, property analyst at BOCOM discusses the outlook for the Hong Kong and mainland property sector. Finally, we are joined by Gilly Wong, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Consumer Council. (8am-9am, email to email@example.com)
This morning's Letter to Hong Kong comes from legislator Chu Hoi-dick, of the Land Justice League. (Sundays, 8.15am-8.25am)
On this week's Money Talk Xtra, on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. with Peter Lewis, we’re going to talk about how to spot and protect yourself from scams, frauds and Ponzi schemes. Jimmy Lam looks at the issues surrounding raising a child with health issues and helps a Money Talk Xtra listener deal with some of the financial challenges. In our investment segment Peter chats with local fund manager Vincent Lam, CIO of VL Asset Management, to get his thoughts on what makes a successful investor and the current investment environment. (Saturdays, 8.30am-9.00am)
Sunday Escape: This week the Pop Fugitives will be joined in the studio by Paul Thompson of the Red Stripes. He'll be giving them the lowdown on the upcoming Endless Summer Hong Kong International Reggae Ska Festival, which is happening at PMQ on August 26th. He'll be playing tracks by a few of the artists who will be on stage, as well as telling us about the excitement of having ska legend Neville Staple in town. There may even be reggae-themed biscuits!
Paul has been totally immersed in Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, fighting his way though a hellish underworld and dealing with psychosis. Sounds deeply unpleasant. Carolyn is more interested to hear how well the binaural soundtrack worked.
There'll also be their album of the week, a heap of new tunes, what's in the box set and some very exciting musically themed eclipse news! (Sundays, 9.30am-1pm)
Backchat is on summer break. We hope you've enjoyed this year's programmes.
Hugh Chiverton and guests will return on September 4th, right after the 8:30am news.
Enjoy your summer.
This week on the 123 Show, our contributor Annalie Chow will be joined by animals and insects enthusiast Bowie Chan to talk about his unusual pets, including a Brazilian rainbow boa, a tokay gecko and Madagascar hissing cockroaches - the largest in the world! In this video, Bowie shows us the differences between the male and female cockroaches. You can't miss it! Stay tuned for more of the interview with Bowie Chan on the 123 Show on August 18.
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