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 email@example.com, post on our Facebook page "Money Talk on RTHK Radio 3 " or find us on twitter "MoneytalkRadio3") .
On today's MoneyTalk, we are joined by Francis Lun of GEO Securities and Quentin Webb from Wall Street Journal. Over the phone from Sydney with a view from Australia is Toby Lawson at Societe Generale.
03/04/2020 - 8:09am Business and Market Discussion
Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities, points out that despite being hit by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hong Kong's unemployment rate remains
at under 4 percent, lower than the 5 to 10 percent he predicted.
Quentin Webb, Asia Markets Editor at the Wall Street Journal, highlights that emerging markets are more vulnerable to increases in unemployment, as many lack the fiscal means to take counter measures.
03/04/2020 - 8:22am View from Australia
In a widely expected move, China has cut its reference lending rate, the Loan Prime Rate. The 1-year rate was lowered by 10bps to 4.05%. The 5-year tenor, against which mortgage rates are benchmarked, was cut by 5bps to 4.75%. China's overall credit surged in January, with new bank loans hitting an all-time high. Total social financing, the broadest measure of credit in the economy was 5.07 trillion yuan in January, the largest print since the central bank started publishing this data in 2017. The latest analysis from Oxford Economics shows the coronavirus outbreak could cost the global economy $1.1tn in lost income if it spreads into a pandemic.The economic forecaster warned that the spread of the virus to regions outside Asia would knock 1.3% off global growth this year. On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Francis Lun of GEO Securities and Kenny Wen at Everbright Sun Hung Kai. With the view from Australia is Toby Lawson from Societe Generale.
21/02/2020 - 8:09am Business and Market Discussion
Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities doesn't think that the PBOC's move to reduce China's benchmark 1-year loan prime rate by 10 basis points will have a major impact on the economy but he warns that factory closures are starting to have far reaching effects.
Kenny Wen, Wealth Management Strategist at Everbright Sun Hung Kai forecasts more interest rate cuts in China as the currently struggling SME's remain crucial to the nation's economy.
21/02/2020 - 8:25am View from Australia