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Hong Kong’s unemployment rate in the three months ending August stood at 6.1%, unchanged from the May-to-July period, the highest level since January 2005. The consumption and tourism related sectors were among the hardest hit, with a combined jobless rate of 10.9%, the highest since the SARS outbreak in 2003.
18/09/2020 - 8:08am Business and Market Discussion
Chinese state media has labelled the US as a “rogue country” and described the potential sale of video sharing firm TikTok to Microsoft as “theft.” The China Daily said Beijing “has plenty of ways to respond if the administration carries out its planned smash and grab” of TikTok.
The US factory sector has improved for a second consecutive month. Factory orders rose 6.2% in June, adding to the 7.7% gain seen in May. The gains were led by orders for transportation equipment, with a rise of 20.2%.
Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund returned on average 3.85% in July, or HK$11,136 for each of the nearly 3 million people in the scheme. Asia-Pacific equity funds were the best performers with average monthly returns of 8.8%, followed by Greater China equity funds at 8.7% and US equity funds at 5.7%.
On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Stewart Aldcroft of CitiTrust, David Roche at Independent Strategy and RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent Barry Wood in Washington, D.C.
05/08/2020 - 8:09am Business and Market Discussion
Stewart Aldcroft, Chairman of CitiTrust says that uncertainty from the latest surge in Covid-19 makes it difficult for the Fed to take targeted recovery measures.
David Roche, President & Global Strategist at Independent Strategy views the TikTok saga as another step towards a US-China cold war and he expects finance to be targeted next.
Barry Wood, RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent in Washington, D.C. doesn’t think that the US will restrict economic freedom, despite forcing a sale of TikTok, as the free market remains in the country’s best interests.