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China’s National People’s Congress has approved the proposal to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong. The resolution will now be passed to the NPC Standing Committee, China’s top legislative body, to craft the bill in detail over the course of June. The United States, UK, Australia and Canada issued a joint statement condemning the new law which they said would "curtail Hong Kong people's liberties and dramatically erode Hong Kong's autonomy and the system that made it so prosperous." Britain said it will give greater visa rights to British national overseas passport holders from Hong Kong unless China suspends its proposed security laws, opening the door to UK citizenship for over 300,000 Hong Kong residents. China’s Premier Li Keqiang warned yesterday that China cannot be immune from the global economic slowdown brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, but he said the “forceful” economic stimulus will support jobs and people’s livelihoods and encourage domestic consumption. On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Francis Lun of GEO Securities and Anthony Chan from Union Bancaire Privee. With a view from Australia is Toby Lawson at Societe Generale Australia.
29/05/2020 - 8:08am Business and Market Discussion
Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities says that US President Donald Trump's administration will need to be very cautious when dealing with Hong Kong as it could impact the 85,000 US citizens and 800 American companies with Asian HQ's in Hong Kong. He highlights that China's priority remains political stability, above economic considerations.
Anthony Chan, Chief Asia Investment Strategist at UBP predicts the US will take targeted actions against China, such as imposing sanctions on identified individuals.
29/05/2020 - 8:24am View from Australia
Two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, including the world's largest, have been hit in a drone attack. The attacks have reduced Saudi’s crude oil production by 5.7 million barrels a day, about half the kingdom's output. Saudi Arabia produces 10% of the world's crude oil and the 50% reduction has sent oil prices soaring over 13% in Asian trading this morning.
The board of the London Stock Exchange Group has unanimously rejected Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing’s £32bn merger offer and says it sees “no merit in further engagement” on the matter. In a strongly worded letter to the Hong Kong Exchange, the LSE questioned the ownership structure of HKEX and its relationship with the Hong Kong government and said the Shanghai Stock Exchange was its “preferred” partner to unlock the opportunities in mainland China.
A fifteenth weekend of protests have left a trail of destruction and violence across Hong Kong with Admiralty and Wan Chai MTR stations vandalised. Yesterday, Hong Kong International Airport said it suffered a 12.4% fall in passengers in August, the biggest decline in a decade.
On today’s Money Talk, we have with us Alex Wong of Ample Capital and Dickie Wong from Kingston Securities. Providing our weekly view from the mainland is Brock Silvers at Kaiyuan Capital in Beijing.
16/09/2019 - 8.08am Business and Market Discussions
Alex Wong, Director of Asset Management, Ample Capital says the London Stock Exchange’s business model is more diversified compared to HKEx as only 40% of its revenue is driven by transaction volume, while HKEx hasn’t expanded to include other businesses.
Dickie Wong, Head of Research at Kingston Securities, sees little upside for Hong Kong stocks and thinks the spike in oil prices will hold back share prices.
16/09/2019 - 8.23 am View from China