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 firstname.lastname@example.org, post on our Facebook page "Money Talk on RTHK Radio 3 " or find us on twitter "MoneytalkRadio3") .
HSBC and Standard Chartered have broken their silence on the 11 weeks of anti-government protests that have rocked Hong Kong. Yesterday, the two banks took out newspaper adverts in Chinese in the local press condemning the violence in the territory and calling for a peaceful resolution to the political unrest. Yesterday, Cathay Pacific warned staff that their social media content would be heavily scrutinised, and said posts expressing support for the protests could fall foul of mainland China’s aviation authority’s strict new policy being forced on the airline.
Activity in America’s factory sector has contracted for the first time in a decade. The IHS Markit’s US manufacturing purchasing managers’ index dropped to 49.9 in August.
Joining today’s Money Talk are Francis Lun of GEO Securities and Kenny Wen at Everbright Sun Hung Kai. Also with us is Michael Every from Rabobank.
23/08/2019 - 8:09 Business and Market Discussions
Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities, comments that the ongoing demonstrations have caused a loss of confidence in Hong Kong, especially in the property, tourism and retail sectors.
Kenny Wen, Wealth Management Strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai, says that the global economic slowdown will further damage Hong Kong’s banking industry.
23/08/2019 - 8:24 Fed Minutes & Jackson Hole
Calls are growing in Hong Kong for a general strike tomorrow, the day of the second reading of the extradition bill. Local van-hailing company CALL4VAN announced it would cease operations for the day and called for other local businesses and workers to join them. The call was heeded by more than 50 other companies including department store AbouThai which announced that all its 13 stores will close on Wednesday.
Donald Trump has warned Xi Jinping that additional tariffs of 25% on US$300bn of goods will be levied immediately if the Chinese President doesn’t meet him at the G20 summit in Osaka later this month. Mr. Trump said in an interview with CNBC that he believed their countries' differences could be worked out very quickly but if Mr Xi didn’t show up then “the best deal we can have is 25% on $600bn.”
President Trump has also accused the Federal Reserve of being “very disruptive” to the US for not cutting interest rates. He said China devalues its currency putting them at “tremendous competitive advantage but we don’t have that advantage because we have a Fed that doesn’t lower interest rates.”
Joining today’s Money Talk are Nitin Dialdas of Mandarin Capital and David Roche at Independent Strategy. Providing the view from Japan is Nick Smith from CLSA in Tokyo.
11/06/2019 - 8:09 Business and Market Discussions
Nitin Dialdas, Chief Investment Officer of Mandarin Capital, comments that President Trump’s tariffs will hurt the US economy ultimately.
David Roche, President and Global Strategist at Independent Strategy, expects that the Hong Kong extradition bill will affect the local economy and investor confidence.
11/06/2019 - 8:25 View from Japan