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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has delivered her third policy address through a recorded video after pan-democracy lawmakers twice forced the adjournment of the meeting and prevented her from delivering her speech in the chamber. Her focus was on four areas: housing, land supply, improving people’s livelihood and economic development.
On today’s Money Talk we analyse the 2019 policy address with Enzio von Pfeil of St. James’s Place and David Roche from Independent Strategy. In the second half of the programme we get the thoughts of Charles Mok, legislator representing the IT Functional Constituency.
17/10/2019 - 8:05 Business and Market Discussions
Enzio von Pfeil, Private Wealth Adviser at St. James’s Place, says that this year's Policy Address lacks an overall vision about the direction Hong Kong is heading.
David Roche, President and Global Strategist from Independent Strategy, comments that Chief Executive Carrie Lam's new measures for housing and land supply are correct in theory, but there is no focus on the delivery and timetable.
17/10/2019 - 8:18 Review of Policy Address
Charles Mok, Legislator representing the IT Functional Constituency, comments that the 2019 Policy Address is the worst since the handover, with nothing new in innovation and technology. Mr. Mok adds that many international companies in Hong Kong have expressed concern over the suggestion to shut down the internet and they have put investments on hold.
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