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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
Violent clashes between police and protestors demonstrating against the proposed Hong Kong extradition law shut down parts of the financial district yesterday with a number of banks closing branches in Admiralty and making flexible work arrangements. Several hundred small businesses and shops closed for the day in support for the protestors. The speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said, the US could review Hong Kong’s special status saying, “if it passes, the Congress has no choice but to reassess whether Hong Kong is ‘sufficiently autonomous’ under the ‘one country, two systems’ framework.”
President Trump said there’s no specific deadline to get a trade deal agreed with China to avoid tariffs of 25% being imposed on an additional US$300bn worth of goods from the country. He warned though that he could take “additional steps” on Mexico in 45 days.
Consumer prices in China rose at the fastest pace in 15 months last month boosted by higher pork prices, following an outbreak of African swine fever. The consumer price index rose 2.7% year-on-year but pork prices surged over 18%.
On today’s Money Talk we’re joined by Enzio von Pfeil of St. James’s Place and Andrew Freris of Ecognosis Advisory. Providing the view from South Korea is Peter Kim from Mirae Asset Daewoo in Seoul.
13/06/2019 - 8:09 Business and Market Discussions
Enzio von Pfeil, Private Wealth Adviser at St. James’s Place, says since the handover, the HK government has shown a singular lack of vision – one whose chickens now are coming home to roost.
Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory, comments that the Chinese authorities are not concerned that inflation is picking up.
13/06/2019 - 8:26 View from South Korea