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") .
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
Business organisations have welcomed the move by Carrie Lam to suspend the controversial extradition bill. The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, which has opposed the bill, said it was relieved and the decision showed that Hong Kong is serious about protecting its special status under “one country, two systems.” US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said President Trump will discuss the mass protests in Hong Kong with President Xi Jinping at the upcoming G20 summit.
The latest economic data from China has provided further evidence of a broad-based slowdown in the mainland economy, particularly in the manufacturing sector. Industrial production in May missed estimates hitting a 17-year low but retail sales beat expectations.
Joining today’s Money Talk are Alex Wong of Ample Capital and Anthony Chan from Union Bancaire Privée. Providing the view from the mainland is Brock Silvers at Kaiyuan Capital.
17/06/2019 - 8:09 Business and Market Discussions
Alex Wong, Director of Asset Management at Ample Capital, comments that if the controversy over the extradition bill worsens, interest rates in HK will rise, impacting the entire local economy and the property market.
Anthony Chan, Chief Asia Investment Strategist from Union Bancaire Privée, expects that with the continued slowdown in the mainland economy, Chinese authorities will likely cut the RRR in July.
17/06/2019 - 8:24 View from China
Brock Silvers, Managing Director at Kaiyuan Capital, says it is a bad time for President Xi to have to deal with the protests in Hong Kong while battling against the US on trade and with the upcoming Taiwan presidential election. Mr. Silvers expects that there will be no quick response from the central government on whether it spells the end of Carrie Lam’s term as CE.