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") .
US jobless claims surged last week as the coronavirus pandemic shut businesses across America. The number of people filing for unemployment benefits jumped by a record breaking 3.3 million people from 282,000 the previous week.
Singapore's GDP growth tumbled by an annualised 10.6% in the first quarter of 2020 from the previous quarter, the sharpest drop in more than a decade. The city state downgraded its 2020 GDP growth forecast to between minus 4% and minus 1%.
Singapore has tapped into its reserves for only the second time in history and announced a massive S$48 billion (US$33.7 billion) stimulus plan to combat the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Combined with the measures announced in the budget it brings the total fiscal boost to S$55 billion, or 11% of GDP.
Hong Kong’s Census and Statistics Department reported yesterday exports from the territory slumped 12% in the first two months of the year. Imports fell by 9.3% leaving a trade deficit of HK$69.1 billion in the two-month period.
Joining us on today’s Money Talk are Francis Lun of GEO Securities and Kenny Wen from Everbright Sun Hung Kai. With the view from Australia is Toby Lawson at Societe Generale Australia.
27/03/2020 - 8:08am Business and Market Discussion
Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities says that both Hong Kong and Mainland China should expect further economic contraction with as much as negative 10% growth, quarter-on-quarter.
Kenny Wen, Wealth Management Strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai highlights that the world economy is more likely to see a U-shaped recovery, as he forecasts a lengthy process of returning to normalcy.
Landlords across Hong Kong are slashing rents in response to Finance Secretary Paul Chan’s request for the city’s biggest property developers to “fulfil their social responsibilities” to support businesses and prevent job losses. US prosecutors have accused Chinese telecoms giant Huawei of stealing technology from six unnamed American companies. The US Department of Justice has already accused the company of stealing technology from T-Mobile and breaking US sanctions on Iran and it said yesterday it was widening the indictment to include the new charges. Britain's Finance Minister has resigned after Prime Minister Boris Johnston ordered him to fire his entire team of advisors. Sajid Javid stood down as chancellor of the exchequer just one month before the budget and was immediately replaced by senior Treasury official Rishi Sunak. Our guests on today’s Money Talk are Francis Lun of GEO Securities and Louis Kuijs from Oxford Economics. With the view from Australia is Toby Lawson at Societe Generale Australia.
14/02/2020 - 8:08am Business and Market Discussion
Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities warns of the inconsistency between US & European stock markets at record highs and the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus, saying that markets have been reacting too positively.
Luis Kuijs, Head of Asia Economics at Oxford Economics, believes that the work from home measures implemented by Chinese companies could last beyond the crisis, as companies see the benefits of digital working.
14/02/2020 - 8:23am View from Australia