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 email@example.com, post on our Facebook page "Money Talk on RTHK Radio 3 " or find us on twitter "MoneytalkRadio3") .
Shares in the IPO for Saudi Aramco have been priced at 32 riyals (US$8.53) each, the top end of the share price range offered to investors. It’s the world's biggest IPO, raising US$25.6bn and valuing the state-owned oil producer at US$1.7tn.
The Reserve Bank of India has surprised markets by leaving interest rates on hold at 5.15%. Investors had expected the central bank to lower its key interest rate after India's economic growth fell to 4.5% in September, the slowest pace in more than six years.
Japan's government has announced a 26 trillion yen (US$239 billion) stimulus package to try and boost the economy. The package is equivalent to 4.5% of GDP.
Australian exports fell 5% in October because of lower commodity prices and the country’s trade surplus shrank by a third. Retail sales were flat defying economists' expectations for a 0.3% gain.
Our guests on today’s Money Talk are Francis Lun of GEO Securities and Andrew Sullivan at Pearl Bridge Partners. On the phone from Sydney is Toby Lawson from Societe Generale Australia.
06/12/2019 - 8.07am Business and Market Discussions
Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities said that China cannot afford another round of tariffs imposed on its exports as it will further damage China’s economy, so he anticipates trade talks with the US to continue.
Andrew Sullivan, Director of Pearl Bridge Partners (PBP) comments that the latest relief measures announced by Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary won’t help the economy as they don’t deal with the underlying causes of the protests.
06/12/2019 - 8.25am View from Australia
The US House of Representatives will start an impeachment inquiry into President Trump over allegations that he withheld aid from Ukraine unless it investigated a political rival. It’s the first such investigation since the chamber impeached Bill Clinton in 1998.
President Trump has criticized China for pursuing an unfair economic model in a speech at the United Nations. Speaking to delegates he said China had failed to implement promised reforms, uses heavy state subsidies, engages in product dumping and forced technology transfers and steals intellectual property. He also challenged Beijing to live up to its promises to Hong Kong made in the Sino-British Joint Declaration.
London Stock Exchange CEO, David Schwimmer, speaking at a conference in London, said he doubts whether Hong Kong has a competitive position in the future and sees Shanghai as the financial hub of China. HKEX’s CEO, Charles Li, speaking at the same conference said, “now is the time to create a global exchange,” given there is US$27 trillion in the Chinese banking system that “needs to be deployed.”
On today’s Money Talk our guests are David Roche of Independent Strategy, Steve Wang from CITIC CLSA and on the phone from Washington D.C., RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent, Barry Wood.
25/09/2019 - 8:09 Business and Market Discussions
David Roche, President and Global Strategist of Independent Strategy, anticipates that there will be a global recession, and in the markets the first casualty will be equities.
Steve Wang, Senior Credit Analyst from CITIC CLSA, says that US bond yields were backing up excessively earlier this month and he advises investors to go back in to Treasuries.
RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent Barry Wood says that despite weakening consumer confidence, the US economy is still performing well.