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 economy grew by 0.5% in the second quarter compared to the same period last year, missing estimates for growth of 0.6%. It’s the slowest growth since the global financial crisis. On a quarter-on-quarter basis GDP shrank by 0.4%. Protesters marched through Hong Kong for an eleventh successive weekend, with an estimated 1.7 million people demanding reforms. Financial Secretary Paul Chan warned yesterday Hong Kong should brace itself for an “economic typhoon.” President Trump said if Beijing uses violence in Hong Kong, it would make a trade deal with China hard.
Joining today’s Money Talk to review the latest business, finance and economic headlines are Alex Wong at Ample Capital and Samuel Faveur of Mandarin Capital. Providing the view from the Mainland is Ben Cavender at the China Market Research Group. After 8:30 we discuss innovation & technology in Hong Kong with Wong Kam-fai from the Chinese University of Hong Kong; Sankar Villupuram from ARUP; Ernest Lo, Founder of Future Impact Lab and Naubahar Sharif from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
19/08/2019 - 8:09 Business & Market Discussions
Alex Wong, Director of Asset Management at Ample Capital, says he is not optimistic about Hong Kong’s stock market until a political solution is found to the social unrest, but he is more positive on Chinese A-shares.
Samuel Faveur, CEO and Founder of Mandarin Capital, comments that it’s difficult to forecast how long the economic downturn in Hong Kong will last, since the main components of the economy including retail, tourism and exports are being dragged down by the protests and the international situation.
19/08/2019 - 8:24 View from China
19/08/2019 - 8:35 Monday Debate: Innovation & Tech in HK
Wong Kam-fai, Director of the Center for Innovation and Technology at the Chinese University, comments that although Hong Kong is moving forward in developing innovation and technology, the pace is still slow compared to other cities in Guangdong.
Sankar Villupuram, Digital Services Leader in East Asia from ARUP, points out that the internationally high-ranked universities in Hong Kong and the education system here have laid an important foundation for innovation to develop.
Ernest Lo, Founder of Future Impact Lab, expresses his concern that Hong Kong does have talent but is finding problems in keeping people.
Naubahar Sharif, Associate Professor at the Division of Social Science of HK University of Science and Technology, says that attracting foreign talent to the city goes beyond innovation and tech to areas like the government's policies and the quality of life in Hong Kong.
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