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The global equity market selloff continued into Asian trading on Tuesday, but US stocks snapped a four-day losing streak. US shares are on track for their first monthly loss since March. Banks have come under pressure after accusations that several global banks, including HSBC and Standard Chartered, have allowed illicit international payments amounting to US$2 trillion in total, to flow through their accounts, despite being warned that they were suspicious. A sell-off in shares of HSBC and Standard Chartered deepened yesterday in Hong Kong, taking their losses to more than 7% over two days.
23/09/2020 - 8:08am Business and Market Discussion
Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory says that the Hong Kong government should do more to support the local economy as the territory's fiscal reserves remain robust and could even withstand a deficit.
Patrick Bennett, Macro Strategist at CIBC World Markets highlights that accommodative monetary and fiscal policies help to maintain higher asset prices but it is not having the same impact on consumer spending.
RTHK's International Economics Correspondent Barry Wood warns that decentralisation prevents the US from containing the Covid-19 pandemic as individual states can implement measures at their own discretion.
The death toll from the China coronavirus outbreak has risen to 106, and the number of people infected has jumped to close to 4,700. Most of the fatalities are in Wuhan and the surrounding province of Hubei, the outbreak’s epicentre.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said that rail and ferry services to the mainland would be suspended from tomorrow and the number of flights would be halved. Several border checkpoints will be closed but the flow of goods will not be interrupted.
The Shanghai government and the Guangdong provincial authorities have ordered companies in their regions not to resume operations before February 9. The Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges will delay the reopening of the A-share market until Monday.
The US Federal Reserve will wrap up its first monetary policy meeting of the year later today. President Trump tweeted that “the Fed should get smart and lower the rate to make our interest competitive with other countries which pay much lower.”
On today’s Money we’re joined by Khiem Do at Baring Asset Management, Will Denyer from Gavekal and on the phone from Washington D.C., RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent, Barry Wood.
29/01/2020 - 8.09am Business and Market Discussion
Khiem Do, Head of Greater China Investments at Baring Asset Management warns of a strong fall in economic activity in the retail and services sector, as citizens fear to go outside.
Will Denyer, US Economist at Gavekal says that the coronavirus' impact on the world economy remains minor for now but a worldwide spread of infections could see a stronger market reaction.
Barry Wood, RTHK's US Correspondent, observed that Tuesday's market rally reflects investors' optimism, as China's drastic containment measures boosts confidence.