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
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has indicated that an interest rate cut could be on the way later this month. Speaking before the US Congress he said, “uncertainties around trade tensions and concerns about the strength of the global economy continue to weigh on the US economic outlook,” and business investment across the US has slowed “notably.”
Consumer price inflation on the mainland rose 2.7% in June, the same as the previous month, despite a continuing surge in food prices. The price of fruit in China has jumped almost 43% since a year ago. Pork prices, which have been hit by an outbreak of deadly African swine fever, rose 3.6% m/m and 21.1% y/y, the fastest rise in three years. Producer price inflation saw zero increase y/y, ending almost three years of uninterrupted growth.
On Thursday’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Enzio von Pfeil, Private Wealth Adviser at St. James’s Place. Wei Zhou, Founder of China Creation Ventures and a speaker at this year’s RISE Tech Conference in Hong Kong, will tell us about venture capital on the mainland. Finally, the view from Taiwan is provided by political risk consultant, Ross Feingold.
11/07/2019 - Business and Market Discussions
11/07/2019 - Wei Zhou: China Creation Ventures
11/07/2019 - View from Taiwan