The Great British Pub Quiz: Calling all quiz fans! Are you ready to have your general knowledge put to the test – for Operation Santa Claus? This year’s Best of British Festival in Tamar Park is staging a pub quiz on the evening of December 13th – with the proceeds going to our annual charity campaign jointly organized by RTHK and the South China Morning Post. It’s six people to a team, so get together with your friends and sign up! It’ll be lots of fun, and it’s for a good cause. For details, and to find out how to enrol, visit bestofbritish.hk and look for the Great British Pub Quiz, or click HERE
On Wednesday's Backchat, cutting waste at events. The EPD and the Business Environment Council are targetting major community events such as the Standard Chartered Marathon, the Victoria Park Flower Market and the Wine and Dine Festival suggesting how to avoid the production of waste, effective ways to collect and handle recyclable items, and how to take care of leftovers by donating to food banks and people in need. They've learned from events like the Sevens which halved the amount of waste in recent years. What's the secret - incentives? Threats? Education? Where else can you see opportunities to clear up? Call us on 23388266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. After 9.20, Oumuamua, a visitor from deep space.
It’s all eyes on the central banks. The Fed, European Central Bank, Swiss National Bank and the Bank of England will all make monetary policy announcements in the next couple of days. Investors will be watching closely Janet Yellen’s final press conference to see if she provides clues as to the future pace of rate rises. The ECB statement will also be scrutinized over its growth and inflation forecasts and plans for tapering its asset purchases. The decisions this week could set the market tone for early 2018.
China’s Yonghui Superstores has confirmed in a filing to the Shanghai stock exchange that Tencent affiliate Linzhi Tencent will take a 5% stake in Yonghui and a 15% stake in the company’s supply chain and logistics subsidiary Yonghui Yunchuang Technology. This latest tie-up between a technology company and a bricks-and-mortar retailer puts Tencent in direct competition with Alibaba in online-offline shopping. Alibaba is rapidly opening branches of its fresh grocery store, Hema Supermarkets, as it integrates online and offline commerce.
The news didn’t help the price of Tencent’s shares which have suffered in a broad tech sell off on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Tencent was down 1.5% by the lunchtime break and BYD Electronics down over 7%, dragging the Hang Seng Index lower.
Joining Wednesday’s Money Talk are Stewart Aldcroft, Chairman of CitiTrust and Anthony Chan, Asian Sovereign Strategist from Alliance Bernstein. We also get a view from Taiwan with Maurice Lu, deputy chairman of Sinopac Futures in Taipei. (8am-8.30am, email to email@example.com)
Operation Santa Claus, jointly organised by RTHK and the South China Morning Post, has raised more than $260 million and benefited more than 250 different charities over the past 29 years. We held a launch ceremony for this year’s campaign, which is themed as “Changing Lives for Good”, at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum on November 13. We also introduced the 14 good causes that will benefit from Operation Santa Claus 2017.
OSC’s Honorary Patron, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung, was guest of honour, and was joined on stage by the other officiating guests, Director of Broadcasting and head of RTHK, Leung Ka-wing; Chief Executive Officer of the SCMP, Gary Liu; OSC 2017 Ambassador, pop singer Gin Lee; and the director of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Richard Wesley. The evening marked the start of a series of fundraising events that will be held throughout November and December. The Ceremony also featured performances by the Hong Kong Super Skippers, DJ Junk, and Giving Voices – a choir formed by major OSC corporate donors.
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With Christmas coming up very soon, you may end up consuming and buying more than you actually need. On this Saturday's Money Talk Xtra, Peter Lewis will look at some of the harmful consequences of over-consumption and ways to combat excessive online shopping. Jimmy Lam will speak to one of our listeners who is an author to tackle his financial worries. Finally we'll share some 2018 investment themes with you in advance of the new year.
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