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") .
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said he saw little reason to change interest rates next month despite coming under pressure from Donald Trump to cut them into negative territory. He told US lawmakers that current monetary policy was appropriate providing the economy remains on its current path.
A third consecutive day of protests in Hong Kong led to further transportation disruption on the roads and MTR network yesterday. 250 bank branches across the city closed for the whole day. Link Reit said it’s discussing rent relief for tenants at 10 of its malls who have been hard hit by the unrest.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that trade talks between the US and China have hit further snags. Mr. Trump said previously that China has agreed to buy up to $50 billion in US agricultural products annually, but China is reluctant to commit to a firm figure in the agreement.
14/11/2019 - 8:08 Business and Market Discussions
Commenting on the US-China trade negotiations, Enzio von Pfeil, Associate Partner & Private Wealth Adviser at St. James’s Place, says that China is reluctant to agree a phase 1 trade deal without more concessions from the US.
John Schofield, Executive Director of Apastron Investment, says that the ECB has proven that cutting interest rates into negative territory doesn’t necessarily boost the economy.
14/11/2019 - 8:23 AmCham Women of Influence Awards
Cathy Lui, the Young Achiever of the Year of AmCham Hong Kong’s Women of Influence Awards and the CEO of OPER Technology, comments on the challenges of being a female entrepreneur in an environment where men dominate the business sector and women are expected to to work harder to show their capabilities.
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