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Video-sharing social networking service, TikTok, said yesterday that it will pull out of Hong Kong because of the newly introduced national security law. The company, which is owned by Beijing-based internet company ByteDance, said it will be difficult to protect its data from being shared with the Chinese government under the new law. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that the recent surge in the stock market shows people appreciate the newly enacted national security law. Speaking ahead of the weekly Executive Council meeting, she dismissed what she called unfounded allegations that the law signals the death of One Country Two Systems. On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Stewart Aldcroft, Chairman of CitiTrust and RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent Barry Wood in Washington, D.C.
08/07/2020 - 8:09am Business and Market Discussion
Stewart Aldcroft, Chairman of CitiTrust, says that heavy movements from cash to equity are aimed at pushing Chinese markets upwards.
RTHK's International Economics Correspondent Barry Wood points out that TikTok's withdrawal from Hong Kong over the national security law is a clever move for the company to regain the hearts and minds of governments around accusing it of storing data on Chinese servers.
Hong Kong has confirmed it’s entered its first recession for a decade following six months of protests and unrest. The SAR’s economy contracted 3.2% in the third quarter compared with the second three months of the year, confirming earlier preliminary data. The government now expects the economy to shrink 1.3% for the full year, saying domestic demand worsened significantly in the last quarter, and consumption and investment fell. Financial Secretary Paul Chan said yesterday Hong Kong is in an extremely dangerous position and on the brink of its worst recession since the 1997 handover.
The unrest in Hong Kong, now into its sixth month, saw more violence over the weekend as protesters and police fought a pitched battle at the Polytechnic University. One officer was shot in the leg by an arrow and police warned they would use live ammunition if violence against officers continues.
Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant Aramco has cut the valuation of its forthcoming IPO. It will sell 1.5% of its shares and seek US$25.6bn at the top end of the pricing range, potentially making it the world’s largest ever IPO, and valuing the company at up to US$1.7tn. It was looking for US$2 trillion.
On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Alex Wong of Ample Capital and Quentin Webb from The Wall Street Journal. Ben Cavender of the China Market Research Group provides the view from China.
18/11/2019 - 8:07 Business and Market Discussions
Alex Wong, Director of Asset Management at Ample Capital, comments that the surge in Hibor is due to Alibaba's listing, but if the social unrest continues, the world may get accustomed to doing business without Hong Kong.
Quentin Webb, Asia Markets Editor from The Wall Street Journal, says that President Trump may try to block the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act if it stops the US from getting a good trade deal with China.
18/11/2019 - 8:24 View From China