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 every weekday morning 8 to 8:30 a.m. 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 "MoneytalkRadio3") .
Two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, including the world's largest, have been hit in a drone attack. The attacks have reduced Saudi’s crude oil production by 5.7 million barrels a day, about half the kingdom's output. Saudi Arabia produces 10% of the world's crude oil and the 50% reduction has sent oil prices soaring over 13% in Asian trading this morning.
The board of the London Stock Exchange Group has unanimously rejected Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing’s £32bn merger offer and says it sees “no merit in further engagement” on the matter. In a strongly worded letter to the Hong Kong Exchange, the LSE questioned the ownership structure of HKEX and its relationship with the Hong Kong government and said the Shanghai Stock Exchange was its “preferred” partner to unlock the opportunities in mainland China.
A fifteenth weekend of protests have left a trail of destruction and violence across Hong Kong with Admiralty and Wan Chai MTR stations vandalised. Yesterday, Hong Kong International Airport said it suffered a 12.4% fall in passengers in August, the biggest decline in a decade.
On today’s Money Talk, we have with us Alex Wong of Ample Capital and Dickie Wong from Kingston Securities. Providing our weekly view from the mainland is Brock Silvers at Kaiyuan Capital in Beijing.
16/09/2019 - 8.08am Business and Market Discussions
Alex Wong, Director of Asset Management, Ample Capital says the London Stock Exchange’s business model is more diversified compared to HKEx as only 40% of its revenue is driven by transaction volume, while HKEx hasn’t expanded to include other businesses.
Dickie Wong, Head of Research at Kingston Securities, sees little upside for Hong Kong stocks and thinks the spike in oil prices will hold back share prices.
16/09/2019 - 8.23 am View from China
Beijing has hit back at claims that it reneged on commitments made in previous trade negotiations with the US. China’s foreign ministry said yesterday that it was Washington that tried to change the terms of the negotiations by suddenly trying to force Beijing to increase the volume of goods it was willing to buy from the US as part of any agreement. Meanwhile Donald Trump called on the Fed to help it win the trade war. In a tweet, President Trump said if the Fed were to match the stimulus efforts being undertaken by the PBOC, the US would win easily.
WhatsApp has discovered what it describes as a targeted surveillance attack. Hackers were able to install spying software on smartphones and other devices by exploiting a major vulnerability in WhatsApp. The messaging service, which is owned by Facebook, said the attack targeted a "select number" of users, and was orchestrated by "an advanced cyber actor".
On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Stewart Aldcroft of CitiTrust and RTHK’s international economics correspondent, Barry Wood. Also with us is Fern Ngai, the CEO of Community Business to tell us about the results of Hong Kong’s LGBT+ Inclusion Index, which were announced last night along with one of the award winners, Nathalie Hobbs, Regional Managing Partner for Asia at Linklaters.
15/05/2019 - 8:08 Business and Market Discussions
Stewart Aldcroft, Chairman of CitiTrust, comments that the G20 Summit next month is a great opportunity for Presidents Trump and Xi to upstage other global leaders and agree a trade deal.
RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent Barry Wood says that farmers in the US are still behind President Trump despite suffering from the collapse in the price of soybeans.
15/05/2019 - 8:21 LGBT+ Inclusion Awards
Fern Ngai, CEO of Community Business, says local companies are lagging behind in promoting a more inclusive and diverse culture, which is why the latest LGBT+ Inclusion Index is dominated by foreign firms.
Nathalie Hobbs, Regional Managing Partner - Asia at Linklaters, says that young people nowadays are keen to understand how companies promote an inclusive culture internally, before deciding whether to join the firm.