On Friday's Backchat, we'll look at the latest developments of the ongoing protests especially what's going on on campus and this weekend's dialogue conference.
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Alibaba has filed its plans for a US$13 billion secondary stock offering in Hong Kong in a vote of confidence for the city’s financial markets at a time when it has been rocked by six months of protests and unrest, which have damaged its economy and threatened its status as a global financial centre. The e-commerce giant will issue 500 million new shares at the end of November. The offering includes a 75 million share greenshoe option making it the biggest equity fundraising of the year. The shares are expected to be priced on November 20 and no later than November 25. Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan said the offering is “a testimony of Hong Kong’s status as a premier listing platform.” The listing will propel the Hong Kong Stock Exchange back to the top of the global leader board for equity fundraisings, ahead of the Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange.
On Friday’s Money Talk we’re joined by Kenny Wen, Wealth Management Strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai and Pete Sweeney, Asia Editor of Reuters Breakingviews. With this week’s view from Australia is Toby Lawson, Head of Global Markets at Societe Generale Australia.
For some people, their work is their passion and their passion is their work. Unfortunately not everybody is that lucky. So, for many in Hong Kong the long working days are spent dreaming about their real loves in life. It may be the model railway in their garden, or their butterfly collection or...well listen to the first part of Anna Fenton's series Passions to find out. This twelve part series was first broascast in 2015, and this Saturday morning (November 16th) at 8.30 you can hear Part Two.
Produced by Phil Whelan
Life is too short to do anything but to love! When Christmas is coming to town, let’s share the gift of hope and kindness to brighten the lives of the needy. One of Hong Kong’s most significant annual charity campaigns – Operation Santa Claus (OSC), jointly organised by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Radio 3 and the South China Morning Post (SCMP), has raised about HK$300 million and has benefited over 280 charities in the past 31 years. A launch ceremony for “Operation Santa Claus 2019”, themed as “From Hong Kong with Love”, was held today (7 November) at the HKEX Connect Hall. 13 selected deserving causes that will benefit from this year’s community-wide charity event were also introduced.
Executive Council Convenor Bernard CHAN was invited to be a guest of honour for “Operation Santa Claus 2019” Launch Ceremony along with Executive Director and Chief Executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited Charles LI. Director of Broadcasting LEUNG Ka-wing, Editor-in-Chief of SCMP Tammy TAM, OSC 2019 Ambassadors Stephanie AU and Pakho CHAU, jointly officiated at the launch ceremony which marked the start of a series of fundraising events that will be held in November and December. The Ceremony also featured performances by a capella Metro Vocal Group and the Oboe and Cor Anglais Duo 2S.
This coming Saturday afternoon at 12.05, join us for Good Ol' Country with Michael Lance. Apart from being one quarter of the amazing Metro Vocal Group, he's lived and breathed country music since he was small. Michael was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and raised on beef, corn, and potatoes. At a young age, he travelled North America with his family's Country and Western band, and developed a love for those great story driven songs, sung by some of the greatest story tellers of all time. Stand up, find a partner, and dance the two-step to some....Good Ol' Country. (Saturdays, 12.05pm-1pm, Facebook: @nebraskamike)
Vintage Chart Toppers: This Sunday morning another chance to hear some friendly Fats, the suspicious Mr Maxwell, and a bedtime song for 93 year olds (dig that crazy rhythm!) Plus, Colin speaks with Dave Ashley of the modern Glenn Miller Orchestra, featuring Glenn's last recording as a civilian. See you Sunday! (Every Sunday, 8.30am-9am )
RTHK Radio 3 is proud to be the radio partner of The Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2019. Our R3 team will be speaking to notable local and global authors about their books and their writing journey. The festival will run from November 1 to 10, 2019. Stay tuned with us.
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This year RTHK Radio 3 is, once again, searching for top English-language fiction-writing talent. We're encouraging you to write a short story with the theme "Festival" in less than 2,000 words and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The competition is open to all Hong Kong residents. The winners of each section will receive book coupons and a one-hour consultation session with a published author.
The deadline for entries is November 15, 2019.
Radio 3 is delighted to announce the winners of RTHK's very first Hong Kong English Poetry Competition. After receiving a fantastic response of 106 entries from our listeners, the judges selected the three prize-winners, with the results announced at a ceremony held on August 20 at Broadcasting House.
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