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
President Trump and Xi Jinping have agreed to hold an “extended” meeting at the G20 summit in Osaka next week. Chinese state media reported that President Xi told Mr. Trump that economic & trade disputes should be solved through dialogue and the key is to show consideration to each other’s legitimate concerns.
The White House explored the legality of demoting Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell in February, according to reports in the US media. The move would have meant stripping Mr. Powell of his chairmanship, leaving him as one out of seven Fed board governors.
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam made a televised apology to the people of Hong Kong yesterday for her handling of the controversial extradition bill. However, she refused to resign or confirm the withdrawal of the bill from Legco, two of the key demands of protestors.
On today’s Money Talk we’re joined by Stewart Aldcroft of CitiTrust, Mark Michelson of the Asia CEO Forum and on the phone from Washington D.C., RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent, Barry Wood.
19/06/2019 - 8:09 Business and Market Discussions
Stewart Aldcroft, Chairman of CitiTrust, is optimistic about the meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi at the G20 Summit, saying that both sides are still talking and exploring opportunities.
Mark Michelson, Chairman, Asia CEO Forum at IMA Asia, comments that Hong Kong CE Carrie Lam’s refusal to completely withdraw the extradition bill only fuels people's anger.
RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent Barry Wood expects that President Trump will not actually demote Fed Chair Jerome Powell, since the act will be against the law, and will also rattle global markets.