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") .
Hong Kong's financial secretary Paul Chan has unveiled a HK$19 billion economic support package to help the territory’s sagging economy which has been beset by ten weeks of protests. The government cut its 2019 GDP growth forecast to 0%-1% from its previous forecast of 2%-3%.
China’s Ministry of Finance promised to take “necessary countermeasures” after President Trump's decision to impose 10% tariffs on an additional US$300bn worth of Chinese goods. China said the US had "seriously violated" agreements made between Mr Trump and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping at the G20 summit at Osaka in June. Later a spokesperson at China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Beijing “hopes the U.S. will meet China halfway” on trade issues.
President Trump has urged President Xi Jinping to meet with protesters in Hong Kong who have been demanding democratic reforms. Mr Trump had previously suggested that he himself should meet Mr Xi to discuss the crisis in the city. He also tied the protests to a US trade deal with Beijing. He tweeted, "of course China wants to make a deal. Let them work humanely with Hong Kong first!"
Our guests today are Francis Lun of GEO Securities and Alan Luk from Hang Seng Private Banking. With the view from down under is Toby Lawson at Societe Generale Australia.
16/08/2019 - 8:08 Business & Market Discussions
Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities, comments that most people will be happy about the HK Financial Secretary's new economic support package, but since the supplementary budget does not solve the core problems in society, Mr. Lun expects protests to continue.
Alan Luk, Head of Private Banking and Trust Services at Hang Seng Private Banking, says that Hong Kong will enter a recession as companies are delaying their spending and capital investments.
16/08/2019 - 8:25 View from Australia
China's GDP slowed to 6.2% y/y as expected in the second quarter. That’s the slowest rate of quarterly economic growth in 27 years. Other economic data released from the mainland gave rise to optimism that China’s economy may be stabilising, with both industrial output and retail sales rising more than expected last month.
Average home prices on the mainland rose for the 60th straight month in June, but the pace of price appreciation slowed from 0.71% in May to 0.62% in June. Out of 70 top-tier cities, 63 saw new home prices rise m/m in June, down from 67 in May.
In Taiwan, Han Kuo-yu, the mayor of the island’s second largest city, Kaohsiung, has won the opposition Kuomintang’s presidential primaries. He will face off against incumbent Tsai Ing-wen in next January’s elections, after beating Terry Gou, the founder of electronics group Foxconn. Mr. Gou will decide in the next few days whether to stand as an independent candidate.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Facebook has a lot of work to do before it can launch its planned cryptocurrency Libra. He said he was concerned that Libra could be misused to launder money and finance terrorism and he wanted to see more details before allowing it to go ahead, noting that Facebook was "a long way away" from reassuring him.On today’s Money Talk are Connie Bolland of Economic Research Analysis and Mark To from the Wing Fung Financial Group. Providing the view from Japan is Marcel Thieliant at Capital Economics. In the second half of the programme, Peter Yan, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Cyberport tells us about the all-new esports spectator venue, which will be inaugurated later today at the Cyberport. We’ll also talk about IPOs on the mainland and the launch of the new technology innovation board, with Ringo Choi, Asia-Pacific IPO Leader at Ernst & Young.
16/07/2019 - 8:00-8:20 Market Discussion
Connie Bolland, Founder of Economic Research Analysis says that there is downward pressure on economic growth in China, but she expects further fiscal stimulus to keep growth flat in the second half of the year.
Mark To, Managing Director of Asset Management at Wing Fung Financial Group comments that China's economy is hampered by structural reforms, since there are too many goals, and it is very difficult for policy makers to adjust.
16/07/2019 - 8:20-8:30 View from Japan
16/07/2019 - 8:30-8:45 CEO: Cyberport and E-sports
16/07/2019 - 8:45-9:00 IPO and Technology Board