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") .
Global Stock markets have fallen sharply as concerns grow over the spread of China's deadly flu-like virus. Hong Kong and mainland shares were the hardest hit. China's Shanghai Composite fell by the most in eight months and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong tumbled below 28,000. However, US shares have recovered after the World Health Organisation tried to calm fears over the deadly coronavirus.
The European Central Bank has left interest rates in the eurozone unchanged and launched a strategic review into its monetary policy, after once again failing to reach its inflation target of 2%.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has told teenage environmentalist Greta Thunberg to go away and study economics before lecturing investors. He said her call for investors to divest fossil fuels showed a lack of understanding about the economy and jobs.
On today’s Money Talk we’re joined by Gavin Parry of Parry International Trading and Tariq Dennison at GFM Asset Management. On the phone from Sydney with the view from Australia is Toby Lawson of Societe Generale.
24/01/2020 - 8:08am Business and Market Discussion
Gavin Parry, Managing Director at Parry International Trading says it's too early to buy following this week's sharp falls in Hong Kong and mainland stock markets.
Tariq Dennison, Portfolio Manager at GFM highlighted that it will take at least six months to get comprehensive economic data about the impact of the Wuhan coronavirus.
24/01/2020 - 8:24am View from Australia
President Trump has delayed imposing tariffs on auto imports by up to six months. In January, the Commerce Department issued a report suggesting that President Donald Trump impose a tariff of 25% on imported cars, saying that the imports threaten US national security.
The US President has signed an executive order that would give the Commerce Secretary the power to review any transactions involving companies that are viewed as posing a security threat to national security. The effect would be to prohibit US companies from using any telecoms equipment manufactured by companies such as China’s Huawei and ZTE.
The latest data from the mainland shows China’s economy slowed sharply in April with industrial production, retail sales and fixed asset investment all badly missing forecasts. Retail sales saw their slowest growth since May 2003.
US retail sales fell unexpectedly in April by 0.2%, as consumers cut back on spending. US industrial production also unexpectedly fell by 0.5% in April, the weakest in two years. Industrial production has now fallen three out of the last four months.
Our guests on today’s Money Talk are Mark To from the Wing Fung Financial Group and John Schofield of Apastron Investment. Later in the programme, we’ll get some forecasts for the commodity markets with George Cheveley, Portfolio Manager and Metals & Mining Specialist at Investec Asset Management.
16/05/2019 - 8:08 Business and Market Discussions
Mark To, Managing Director of Asset Management at the Wing Fung Financial Group, is pessimistic about whether the Chinese government's stimulus programme can bring about a rebound in the mainland economy.
John Schofield, Executive Director of Apastron Investment, comments that the reason behind US President Trump's six-month delay in imposing tariffs on auto imports is to avoid having too many enemies on the trade front, so he can focus his efforts on the dispute with China.
16/05/2019 - 8:22 Investec Asset Management : George Cheveley