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New applications for US unemployment benefits fell to 1.2m last week from 1.4m the previous week, the lowest level since the pandemic started to spread across the US in March. But more than 16m Americans continue to collect benefits, equivalent to 11% of the workforce.
The FT is reporting that Microsoft is now exploring whether to buy all of TikTok’s global business, including the video app’s operations in India and Europe as well as the original target of its operations in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. TikTok does not operate in China, and such a deal would not extend to its China-facing sister app Douyin.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned Thursday that the lockdown across Victoria state will cut Australia’s GDP by 2.5% in this quarter. He also estimated the unemployment rate was likely to peak around 10%.
On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Francis Lun of GEO Securities and Kenny Wen from Everbright Sun Hung Kai. With a view from Australia is Toby Lawson at Societe Generale Australia.
07/08/2020 - 8:08am Business and Market Discussion
Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities says that HSBC may have to split its operations into two as the ongoing China-US tensions could make it difficult for the banking giant to comply with government restrictions and sanctions.
Kenny Wen, Wealth Management Strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai doesn’t think that the ongoing US-China tech war will have an impact on Hong Kong stocks as they remain largely liquidity driven.
07/08/2020 - 8:24am View from Australia
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