Peter Lewis: A fast moving and topical business and finance show.



    主持人:Peter Lewis

    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 moneytalk@rthk.hk, post on our Facebook page "Money Talk on RTHK Radio 3 " or find us on twitter "MoneytalkRadio3") .



    Business and Market Discussion / Common prosperity

    China Evergrande has avoided default on one of its offshore bonds after making a last-minute interest payment. Evergrande had missed a US$83.5m coupon payment due on September 23, but on Friday the company deposited the US$83.5m into a bank account at Citibank, ready for payment to bondholders.On Sunday, Evergrande said it had resumed work on more than 10 projects in six cities including Shenzhen.

    China’s State Council will roll out a pilot property tax in selected regions across the country. The tax will apply to residential and non-residential property as well as land and property owners but does not apply to legally owned rural land or where residences are built on it. The pilot schemes will last five years but Beijing has not said when the tax will be rolled out, nor where it will be introduced.
    US manufacturing activity dropped to a seven-month low whilst the services sector jumped in October. The survey also pointed to inflationary pressure increasing across the US economy with average input prices rising at a record pace. Firms attributed the higher costs to supply issues, material shortages, greater transport fees and increased wage bills.
    On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Alex Wong of Ample Capital to review the latest business and finance headlines. Discussing China’s “common prosperity” drive is Hao Hong from BOCOM International.

    25/10/2021 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:03 - 08:35)

    25/10/2021 - 8:09am Business and Market Discussion

    Alex Wong, Director of Asset Management at Ample Capital thinks that it’s too early to say that the late overseas bond interest payment by China Evergrande over the weekend indicates that the financial situation of the company has stabilised.

    25/10/2021 - Common prosperity

    Hao Hong, Managing Director and Head of Research at BOCOM International is optimistic that 'common prosperity' on the mainland will improve the income inequality gap between rural and urban cities.




    Samuel Faveur of Mandarin Capital and Will Denyer from Gavekal


    Tony Tse - Executive Managing Director at TMX Group



    Business and Market Discussion

    主持人:Peter Lewis

    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.

    Hong Kong’s jobless rate has risen to a 16-year high of 6.4%, for the three-month period to September. The jobless figure for sectors relating to consumption and tourism surged to 11.7%, the highest level since the onslaught of Sars in 2003.
    Cathay Pacific appears set to announce today it will lay off around 6,000 employees globally and axe the Cathay Dragon brand, according to several sources. The cuts will amount to around 18% of the airline’s workforce and around 5,000 people will be from Hong Kong staff.
    Sweden has become the latest country to ban Chinese telecoms groups Huawei and ZTE from its 5G network for security reasons. The two companies will have to remove any existing installations by 1 January 2025.
    On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Stewart Aldcroft of CitiTrust, David Roche from Independent Strategy and RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent Barry Wood.


    21/10/2020 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:03 - 08:35)

    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.

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