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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 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.