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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has certified to Congress that Hong Kong no longer maintains a high degree of autonomy from China and therefore no longer merits special treatment under US law. The US Congress could now revoke Hong Kong's special trade status, jeopardising billions of dollars’ worth of trade between Hong Kong and the US. The Hong Kong government has told the American Chamber of Commerce in the city that it's "unhelpful" to spread rumours and fear or speculate on the details of Beijing's national security law for Hong Kong when it's not even been drafted yet. The chamber has raised concerns that the law could jeopardise business prospects and stoke fears among foreign nationals over their safety. The European Commission has proposed a €750 billion (US$825bn) recovery fund consisting of grants and loans for every EU state to help the EU tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. The Japanese government is preparing a new 117.1 trillion-yen (US$1.1 trillion) stimulus package. That brings the total amount Japan has spent on combating the Covid-19 pandemic to 234 trillion yen, roughly 40% of Japan’s GDP. The fall in Chinese industrial profits slowed in April dropping 27.4% y/y to 1.26 trillion yuan in the January to April period compared to a 36.7% drop in January to March. On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Quentin Webb from the Wall Street Journal and John Schofield of Apastron Investment.
28/05/2020 - 8:10am Business and Market Discussion
John Schofield, Executive Director at Apastron Investment says that US sanctions on China could also harm Hong Kong and warns that both sides will need to carefully calculate their actions.
Quentin Webb, Asia Markets Editor at the Wall Street Journal says that US tariffs on China could end prospects of a further trade deal between the two countries.
US President Donald Trump and Congressional leaders have agreed to a US$2 trillion economic relief package, following five days of intense negotiations. It will be the largest US stimulus package in US history. However, passage of the bill in the Senate has been held up following a dispute between a group of Republican Senators and Bernie Sanders over some of the provisions in the bill. That caused stocks on Wall Street to fall back from their highs of the day.
The volume of imports into the US from China has collapsed by an “unprecedented” amount over the first two weeks of March, according to the latest figures from supply chain data company, Panjiva. Chinese goods into the US fell by 45% over the first half of March compared to the same period a year ago.
On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Enzio von Pfeil at St. James’s Place and Peter Churchouse of Portwood Capital. Also with us is Chris Dillon of Dillon Communications to talk about Hong Kong property.
26/03/2020 - 8:03-8:23 Business and Market Discussion
Enzio von Pfeil, Associate Partner & Private Wealth Adviser at St. James's Place see another 18% fall in the S&P 500 before it bottoms as markets tend to drop by 40% on average during crashes..
Peter Churchouse, Founder of Portwood Capital points out that the US is likely to end-up with significant debt as a result of the recent stimulus packages and he forecasts a "Japanization" of the country's economy in two to three years.
26/03/2020 - 8:23-8:30 Property