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 (Mon - Thu 8 to 9 a.m.; Fri 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") .
China’s State Council said on Friday it would impose new tariffs ranging from 5% to 10% on US$75bn of US products. Beijing also said a 25% tariff will be imposed on US cars and a 5% levy on auto parts and components from December 15.
President Trump reacted furiously and, in a tweet, ordered American companies to pull out of China. He said tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese imports will be raised to 30% from 25% from October 1. Other Chinese imports that were set to have 10% tariffs from September 1 will now have 15% tariffs. China said on Saturday it would continue fighting the trade war with the USA “until the end”.
President Trump also lashed out at Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell after his speech at the Jackson Hole gathering of central bankers failed to give a clear commitment to further rate cuts. He tweeted, “as usual, the Fed did NOTHING! My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powell or Chairman Xi?” Mr. Powell gave his strongest warning yet of the damage the trade war was doing to the global economic outlook. He said the US central bank didn’t have adequate tools to counter the rising business and investor anxieties arising from the dispute.
On today’s Money Talk are Alex Wong at Ample Capital and Anthony Chan from Union Bancaire Privée. Providing the view from the mainland is Brock Silvers at Kaiyuan Capital. After 8:30, we discuss AI in China with Nina Xiang of the China Money Network. Also joining us is Alicia Garcia-Herrero from NATIXIS to talk about the risk of capital flight from Hong Kong as a result of the protests.
26/08/2019 - 8:09 Business and Market Discussions
Alex Wong, Director of Asset Management at Ample Capital, says that investors are retreating from Hong Kong stocks, and with the escalation of the US-China trade dispute, people will start pulling back from China A-shares as well.
Anthony Chan, Chief Asia Investment Strategist from Union Bancaire Privée, says that the escalation of trade tensions could lead to damaging non-tariff measures such as preventing companies from operating and it will also hurt China's global financing power.
26/08/2019 - 8:24 View from China
26/08/2019 - 8:34 AI in China
26/08/2019 - 8:47 Capital Flight from HK & PEG Ratio
China has threatened to retaliate against an executive order from Donald Trump which bans Chinese telecoms giant Huawei from acquiring components & technology from US companies without government approval. China’s Foreign Ministry said China strongly opposes other countries imposing unilateral sanctions on Chinese entities and it will take measures to safeguard the rights and interests of its businesses.
China's holdings of US Treasuries fell in March for the first time in four months, dropping by US$10.4 billion from the previous month to a two-year low of U$1.12 trillion, according to the US Treasury Department. The country remains the top holder of US sovereign debt ahead of Japan.
On today’s Money Talk are Francis Lun of GEO Securities and Quentin Webb from The Wall Street Journal. Bringing us the latest news on the Australian election is Toby Lawson at Societe Generale Australia.
17/05/2019 - 8:06 Business and Market Discussions
Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities, expects that the Chinese government will eventually stimulate the decelerating economy on the mainland.
Quentin Webb, Asia Markets Editor at The Wall Street Journal, comments that the banning of Huawei from sourcing components and technology in the US will accelerate China's moves towards self-sufficiency in the high-tech market.
17/05/2019 - 8:20 View from Australia