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 email@example.com, 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
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