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President Trump said yesterday that Hong Kong's global financial centre will "go to hell" and nobody will do business under tightened mainland rule. He told Fox News, “Hong Kong can never succeed having China (run it) as opposed to the thousands of geniuses that ran it.”
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that President Trump’s executive orders against TikTok and WeChat could be expanded to more just those two apps. He also suggested the action could also be taken against parent companies ByteDance and Tencent.
US and Chinese negotiators will meet online in the coming days to discuss the progress of the Phase 1 trade deal. Beijing is believed to be pushing to widen the agenda to include Washington’s ban on apps from technology firms ByteDance and Tencent.
The latest survey from the American Chamber of Commerce on the impact of the national security law, reveals that almost 40% of respondents are considering moving capital, assets, or operations out of Hong Kong. They said the law’s ambiguity and the loss of Hong Kong’s special trade status were key reasons for leaving Hong Kong.
On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Francis Lun of GEO Securities and Quentin Webb from the Wall Street Journal. With a view from Australia is Toby Lawson at Societe Generale in Sydney.
14/08/2020 - 8:08am Business and Market Discussion
Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities disagrees with US President Donald Trump's claims that Hong Kong's financial centre would "go to hell" under Chinese rule, as newly listed Chinese tech firms are boosting the local market and more are to come.
Quentin Webb, Asia Markets Editor at the Wall Street Journal holds the view that in spite of the national security law, Hong Kong will still have a global role to play as long as China doesn't fully liberalize its economy.
14/08/2020 - 8:24am View from Australia
The siege of Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University has entered a fourth day with around 60 to 100 protesters remaining in the building. Protesters are calling for further demonstrations today and plan to block roads and disrupt rail services across the city. In the US, the Senate has unanimously passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, in a bipartisan show of support for the protestors.
President Trump has threatened higher tariffs if China doesn’t soon reach a Phase 1 trade deal with the US. Speaking at yesterday’s cabinet meeting he said, “if we don’t make a deal with China, I’ll just raise the tariffs even higher.”
Alibaba’s secondary listing in Hong Kong is almost 3 times oversubscribed. The shares begin trading on Tuesday and brokers will close the books half a day early due to the success of the subscription process.
UK shadow chancellor John McDonnell said workers and consumers would "take back control" under a new business model if Labour wins the election. He said company boards would include workers to give them greater influence over pay structure. Public sector chief executives would not be allowed to earn more than 20 times someone on the living wage.
On today’s Money Talk our guests are Stewart Aldcroft of CitiTrust, Tariq Dennison at GFM Asset Management and RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent, Barry Wood.
20/11/2019 - 8:08 Business and Market Discussions
Stewart Aldcroft, Chairman of CitiTrust, comments that the passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act is unlikely to affect the trade talks with the US as both sides want a deal.
Tariq Dennison, Portfolio Manager at GFM Asset Management, says that the performance of Hong Kong’s stock market has been very good considering the situation in Hong Kong and he sees few sign of capital flight for now.
RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent Barry Wood comments that both the US business community and China do not want the tariff increase due in mid-December to take effect.