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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
China’s Commerce Ministry said yesterday that US and Chinese trade negotiators have agreed to lift existing tariffs on each other’s goods in phases, with the amount of tariff relief in the first phase depending on the content of the agreement. US stocks, treasury bond yields and the Chinese yuan have surged following the announcement.
The FT is reporting that Alibaba has cut its fundraising target for its delayed secondary listing in Hong Kong. The paper says that the e-commerce giant is now seeking to raise between US$10bn and US$15bn before the end of the year, compared to its previous target in June of US$20bn.
Economic growth in Shenzhen slowed sharply in the third quarter. The hi-tech hub saw growth slow to 6.6% in the first nine months of 2019, down from 7.4% in the first half of the year. That's the slowest rate of growth since Shenzhen became a special economic zone 40 years ago.
On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Francis Lun of GEO Securities and Mark Michelson at IMA Asia. Also with us is Calvin Choi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AMTD.
08/11/2019 - 8:07 Business and Market Discussions
Commenting on the US-China trade negotiations, Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities, says that it is stupid for the world's two biggest economies to carry on a trade war for two years, and that President Trump finally realises that it is the Americans who are paying the tariffs and not the Chinese.
Mark Michelson, Chairman of the Asia CEO Forum at IMA Asia, comments that the drop in Shenzhen's economic growth comes at an unfortunate time when the Greater Bay Area is being promoted and amid the regional and global economic slowdown.
08/11/2019 - 8:22 Hong Kong FinTech Week