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") .
The death toll from the China coronavirus outbreak has risen to 106, and the number of people infected has jumped to close to 4,700. Most of the fatalities are in Wuhan and the surrounding province of Hubei, the outbreak’s epicentre.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said that rail and ferry services to the mainland would be suspended from tomorrow and the number of flights would be halved. Several border checkpoints will be closed but the flow of goods will not be interrupted.
The Shanghai government and the Guangdong provincial authorities have ordered companies in their regions not to resume operations before February 9. The Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges will delay the reopening of the A-share market until Monday.
The US Federal Reserve will wrap up its first monetary policy meeting of the year later today. President Trump tweeted that “the Fed should get smart and lower the rate to make our interest competitive with other countries which pay much lower.”
On today’s Money we’re joined by Khiem Do at Baring Asset Management, Will Denyer from Gavekal and on the phone from Washington D.C., RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent, Barry Wood.
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