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 firstname.lastname@example.org, post on our Facebook page "Money Talk on RTHK Radio 3 " or find us on twitter "MoneytalkR3") .
US stocks have surged to new record highs overnight on Wall Street following better than expected earnings from a raft of companies including Twitter. But Chinese stocks saw their first two-day losing streak in over a month after mainland authorities signalled less economic stimulus going forward and more emphasis on structural reforms.
The price of oil hit a 2019 high after the Trump Administration announced a further clampdown on Iran’s oil exports. The Trump Administration said Monday that from May 1, it would eliminate all waivers allowing eight economies, including China, India, Japan and South Korea, to buy Iranian oil without facing US sanctions. China has formally complained to the US over its decision to end the waivers.
On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Tariq Dennison of GFM Asset Management, Hannah Anderson from JP Morgan Asset Management and on the phone from Washington D.C., RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent, Barry Wood.
24/04/2019 - 8:08 Business and Market Discussions
Tariq Dennison, Portfolio Manager at GFM Asset Management, does not see comparisons between US stocks valuations today and the tech bubble of the late 1990’s.
Hannah Anderson, Global Market Strategist from JP Morgan Asset Management, says that the spectre of policy tightening from Chinese authorities will cap further market gain in Chinese A-shares.
RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent Barry Wood comments that the Fed's decision not to raise rates for the rest of 2019 has been largely responsible for US stocks reaching all-time highs.
The US Federal Reserve has left interest rates unchanged as expected but stays on course for a December hike. The Federal Open Market Committee noted that business investment had slowed from its rapid pace seen earlier in the year. After the meeting the dollar rose and US stocks fell.
China’s imports and exports grew far more than expected in October, with exports still surging out of the mainland, despite the imposition of tariffs. President Donald Trump has hinted that he may escalate his trade dispute with Japan and impose a tax on auto imports. Speaking after the midterm election results, he said, “Japan does not treat the United States fairly on trade. They send in millions of cars at a very low tax, but they don’t take our cars.”
In economic data from Asia, Philippine GDP growth came in slightly below estimates at 6.1% in the third quarter. In Japan, machine orders saw the worst slump on record in September, raising fears about demand on the mainland.On today’s Money Talk we’re joined by Francis Lun of GEO Securities and Dickie Wong from Kingston Securities. Later in the programme, Thomas Haddrill, General Representative of Lloyd’s Hong Kong tells us about the threat to our livelihoods and prosperity from underinsurance.
09/11/2018 - 8:08 Business and Market Discussions
Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities says that the slowdown in business investment noted by the Fed is the prelude to a precipitous drop in January in Chinese exports to the US and consumer spending.
Dickie Wong, Executive Director of Kingston Securities anticipates the bear market in A-shares and Hong Kong stocks will continue.
09/11/2018 - 8:20 Insurance Gap