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Hong Kong stocks have plunged in their biggest one-day fall in almost five years after China said it will introduce national security law in the territory. The White House said on Sunday that the US will likely impose sanctions on China if the law is enacted.
China’s National People’s Congress has declined to set a gross domestic product target for the first time. Premier Li Keqiang said the pandemic has not come to an end yet and that the country “must redouble efforts to minimize the losses resulting from the virus.” He also pledged to implement the Phase 1 trade deal agreed with the US.
President Xi Jinping said he won’t let the world’s second-largest economy return to its days as a planned economy. He told delegates at the “two sessions” meeting that the country has strengths that will allow it to recover after the Covid-19 pandemic. He also pledged to defend globalisation and reject protectionism.
On Friday, the US government added a further 33 Chinese companies and other institutions to its so-called “entities list”, restricting their ability to receive export licenses for US software and hardware.
On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Michelle Lam from Societe Generale and Steve Wang at CITIC CLSA. With a view from mainland China is Shanghai-based Independent Economist, Andy Xie.
25/05/2020 - 8:10am Busines and Market Discussion / View from the mainland
Michelle Lam, Greater China Economist at Societe Generale says that the proposed national security legislation and escalating protests are adding further uncertainty to Hong Kong's local businesses, some of which have only just started to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Steve Wang, Senior Credit Analyst at CITIC CLSA says that Hong Kong’s role as a financial centre for China corporates is weakening and the number of bond issues over the last year has declined.
Andy Xie, Shanghai-based Independent Economist is of the view that China's decision not to set a growth target for this year is understandable, as the figures would be too pessimistic.
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.