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The Bank for International Settlements has warned of a “cataclysmic recession” in Hong Kong because of increasing debt levels. Debt among the city’s non-financial companies reached a record high of HK$10.9 trillion in the first quarter. The BIS said in the banking sector the credit-to-GDP ratio and the debt service ratio were both “flashing red” with debt at a record 322% of Hong Kong’s GDP.
21/10/2020 - 8:08am Business and Market Discussion
Stewart Aldcroft, Chairman of CitiTrust expects at least five years before the airline sector recovers and warns of further job cuts around the world.
David Roche, President & Global Strategist at Independent Strategy observes that the Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating social inequality.
RTHK's International Economics Correspondent Barry Wood highlights that US unemployment stands above the officially reported 7.9% as self-employed individuals are not counted.
On today's MoneyTalk, we are joined by our regular Tuesday commentator Connie Bolland, Founder and Chief Economist at Economic Research Analysis. For the second segment, we will be looking into recent trends of business relocations. Sharing their expertise are Alisha Ma, Founder and Managing Director of Halcyon Counsel & Rob Chipman, CEO of Asian Tigers Group.
31/03/2020 - 8:03am Business and Market Discussion
31/03/2020 - 8:17am Relocation trends
Alisha Ma, Founder and Managing Director of Halcyon Counsel, is currently dealing with a surge of Hong Kong professionals (from 25-60 years old) relocating overseas, mainly to Canada, Australia, Great-Britain and New Zealand.
Rob Chipman, CEO of Asian Tigers Group points that his firm recorded an increase of 64 % in outbound shipments for the first quarter of 2020, oustripping any outflow including the Asian Financial Crisis, SARS, or the 2008 downturn. What's more, inbound is down 48%, boding ill for the future.