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
Consumer price inflation in the US increased by the most in a year and a half last month. Core consumer prices rose 0.3% in June and by 2.1% on an annual basis.
Minutes from the ECB’s last Governing Council meeting in June showed members in “broad agreement” that the bank should be “ready and prepared” to launch new stimulus measures, because of “heightened uncertainty” over the EU economy. Money markets are pricing in an 80% chance of a cut in the ECB’s deposit rate this month or in September.
France has approved a new digital services tax which will make a levy of 3% of the sales made in the country by large technology companies such as Google and Facebook. The Trump administration has ordered an inquiry into the move, which could result in retaliatory tariffs on French goods.
On today’s Money Talk we’re joined by Francis Lun of GEO Securities and Kenny Wen at Everbright Sun Hung Kai. Providing the view from down under is Toby Lawson from Societe Generale Australia.
12/07/2019 - 8.08am Business and Market Discussions
Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities thinks that the protests in Hong Kong will have a big impact on the city’s economy.
Kenny Wen, Wealth Management Strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai expects a quarter point rate cut from the Fed in July but the US central bank needs to dampen market expectations for further cuts.
12/07/2019 - 8.23 am View from Australia