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The Hong Kong government has imposed sweeping new social distancing rules to fight the latest surge in Covid-19 infections in the city. From tomorrow, 12 types of venues, including bars, cinemas, and gyms, will be closed for up to seven days, and the number of people allowed to gather will be reduced sharply from 50 to four. The new restrictions come as the total number of cases in Hong Kong rose by another 52 yesterday.
A survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong found that just over half the respondents are considering personally leaving Hong Kong in the short to medium term due to concerns about the new national security law. But over 64% of respondents said their companies have no plans to leave despite almost two-third of the companies polled saying they were negative about the impact of NSL on Hong Kong’s business prospects
Chinese automobile production and sales continued to improve in June. The China Passenger Car Association reported production hit 2.3 million, rising 6.3% from May and gaining 11.6% compared to a year ago. Sales hit 2.3 million, which was a 4.8% month-on-month increase and an 11.6% increase over the year.
On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Le Xia of BBVA Research and Kenny Wen from Everbright Sun Hung Kai. With a view from Japan is Nick Smith at CLSA in Tokyo.
14/07/2020 - 8:08am Business and Market Discussion
Le Xia, Asia Chief Economist at BBVA Research expects China's economic growth to reach 2.2% in Q2 but he warns that its economy will remain impacted by the recession in other countries.
Kenny Wen, Wealth Management Strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai highlights that keeping equity markets stable remains one of China's top priorities.
14/07/2020 - 8:24am View from Japan
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