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 US has agreed to suspend this week’s tariff hikes on Chinese imports after two days of trade talks in Washington. An interim "phase one deal" between the US and China was announced by President Trump on Friday that would include increased agricultural purchases and address financial services and technology theft.
The US Federal Reserve announced Friday that it would be adding assets to its balance sheet once again in order to avoid a repeat of the freeze in short-term lending markets that occurred in September. The Fed will buy US$60bn a month of Treasury bills at least until the middle of next year.
The more than year long slump in China’s car market has continued. The China Passenger Car Association reported Saturday that mainland passenger car sales fell 6.6% y/y in September, down for the 3rd straight month, and for 15 out of the last 16 months.
A proposal to set up an offshore yuan-denominated “Nasdaq” in Macau has been submitted to Beijing for consideration. The Monetary Policy of Macau said it was conducting a feasibility study and China’s central government might give its blessing to the plan by mid-December, the 20th anniversary of the city’s handover to China.
On today’s Money Talk are Alex Wong of Ample Capital and Le Xia from BBVA Research. Providing the view from the mainland is Brock Silvers at Kaiyuan Capital.
14/10/2019 - 8:09 Business and Market Discussions
Alex Wong, Director of Asset Management at Ample Capital, comments that the interim US-China "phase one" trade deal signals some progress but will not have a significant impact on business investment.
Le Xia, Chief Economist for Asia at BBVA Research, expects that if the relationship between the US and China improves, it may lower the Hong Kong protestors' incentive to take part in radical demonstrations.
14/10/2019 - 8:24 View From China
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