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") .
Economic growth on the mainland has beaten expectations, rising 6.4% in the first quarter. It was boosted by an improvement in factory activity which saw its biggest jump in almost five years.
America’s trade deficit unexpectedly shrank to its narrowest level in eight months in February. The trade gap in goods with China fell US$3.1 billion to US$30.1 billion
With us on today's Money Talk are Mark To of Wing Fung Financial Group, and Anthony Chan from Union Bancaire Privée. In the second part of the programme, we’ll be joined by Charles Mok, Legislator representing the IT Functional Constituency.
18/04/2019 - 8:07 Business and Market Discussions
Mark To, Managing Director of Asset Management at Wing Fung Financial Group, is of the view that the massive stimulus on the mainland seen in the first quarter will not be sustainable.
Anthony Chan, Chief Asia Investment Strategist at Union Bancaire Privée, says that the jump in Chinese industrial production to 8.5% in March is surprising, and he forecasts that the stock market will continue to perform well despite a possible setback in the April figures.
18/04/2019 - 8:18 Businesses Under Proposed Change to HK Extradition Law : Charles Mok
Charles Mok, Legislator representing the IT Functional Constituency, says that businesses in Hong Kong have expressed concern over the proposed changes to the extradition law, and they may relocate to other Asian countries where they feel more comfortable and safe, if the amendment to the law is passed.
Credit creation soared in China in March and banks extended far more new loans than expected. Chinese authorities have thrown stimulus equivalent to around 9% of GDP at the economy in the form of new credit during the first quarter of 2019, to stabilise the economy.
The latest trade data from the mainland showed a rebound in exports in March following a sharp fall in February because of the trade dispute with the US. However, imports fell much more than expected.
On today’s Money Talk, Alex Wong of Ample Capital reviews the latest business and financial market headlines. We’re also joined by Alexandre Giorgini, the Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau and Gérard Wolf, who is President of the task force for sustainable cities at MEDEF International, to talk about technology start-ups and innovation in France, featured at the “So French, So Innovative” pavilion as part of the ICT Expo which is currently taking place at the HK Convention Centre.
15/04/2019 - 8:08 Business and Market Discussions
15/04/2019 - 8:18 So French So Innovative
Alexandre Giorgini, the Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, says that Hong Kong has been a special place for French businesses, since France has one of the biggest expatriate communities here.
Gérard Wolf, President of the task force for sustainable cities at MEDEF International, says that the challenge for Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area, is how to provide a good living environment to citizens while stressing better environmental protection to combat climate change.