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

    US stocks made another stunning comeback on Tuesday for the second day in a row as the major indices pared big losses late in the trading session. The Dow was down over 800 points in the morning session before recovering to close 67 points lower at 34,298. The S&P 500 fought its way back from a 2.8% loss to close down 1.2% at 4,356. The Nasdaq Composite Index, which was down 3.2% in the morning session, ended the day with losses of 2.3% at 13,539.
    The International Monetary Fund has cut its 2022 global growth forecast from 5.9% in 2021 to 4.4% in 2022, with this year’s figure being half a percentage point lower than previously estimated. The revised outlook was led by markdowns in the world’s two largest economies. The US is expected to grow 4.0% in 2022, 1.2 percentage points lower than previously forecast, as the Fed withdraws its monetary stimulus. China is predicted to grow 4.8% this year, down 0.8 percentage points from earlier estimates because of disruptions caused by its zero-Covid policy, as well as “projected financial stress” among its property developers.
    China’s Commerce Ministry said on Tuesday that the foreign trade situation will be grim in 2022, and warned of “unprecedented” difficulties ahead this year. Li Xingqian, head of the MOFCOM’s foreign trade department, said the faltering global recovery, due to Covid outbreaks, supply chain disruptions and rising inflation, will affect foreign trade. He warned some countries are cutting economic stimulus too fast which will lead to demand contractions and hit exports from Chinese industry in 2022.

    On Wednesday’s Money Talk we’re joined by Alicia Garcia Herrero, Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis, Carlos Casanova, Senior Asia Economist at UBP and RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent, Barry Wood.

    26/01/2022 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:03 - 08:35)

    26/01/2022 - 8:10am Business and Market Discussion

    Alicia Garcia Herrero, Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis suggests that India, Vietnam and Malaysia are countries to look out for that could see trade benefits from the move to outsource supply chains away from China, because of their young, growing populations.

    Carlos Casanova, Senior Asia Economist at UBP expects Hong Kong's economy will be weak in the first two quarters of 2022 due to a reduction in consumption and covid-19 restrictions.

    RTHK’s International Economics Correspondent, Barry Wood, predicts that the US Federal Reserve will signal monetary policy tightening at the end of the FOMC meeting, Thursday morning, HK time, but the market will like what it hears.




    Alex Wong, (Left) Director of Asset Management at Ample Capital and Sunil Kashyap, (Right)Director at FinMet


    Personal Wealth Adviser Enzio Von Pfeil (Left) and Andrew Sullivan, (Right) Managing Director at Outset Global



    Personal Wealth Adviser Enzio Von Pfeil (Top left) and Louisa Fok, (Top right) China Equity Strategist at Bank of Singapore, David Friedland, (Bottom) Regional Head and Managing Director of Interactive Brokers Asia Pacific.

    Business and Market Discussion / Oil markets

    主持人:Peter Lewis

    The OECD said Wednesday that Omicron threatens to intensify supply shortages and inflation. The Paris-based international organisation warned the new variant could delay the world economy’s return to normality. The OECD raised its inflation forecast for G20 nations in 2022 from 3.9% in its September predictions to 4.4% now. The OECD projected world economic growth slowing from 5.5% this year to 4.5% in 2022, followed by a 3.2% expansion in 2023.

    Activity in China’s private manufacturing sector unexpectedly contracted in November. The Caixin manufacturing PMI fell to 49.9 last month, compared to the previous month’s reading of 50.6 and economists’ forecasts of 50.5. Inflationary pressures eased “markedly”, with the slowest rate of price increases in more than a year, Caixin said.
    China’s property slowdown worsened in November according to a private survey. Sales at the mainland’s top property developers fell 3.4% in November from the previous month and tumbled 38% compared to the same month a year ago, according to China Real Estate Information Corp.
    On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Personal Wealth Adviser Enzio Von Pfeil and Sunil Kayshap, Director at FinMet. Looking into the oil markets is Vandana Hari, Founder of Vanda Insights.


    02/12/2021 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:03 - 08:35)

    02/12/2021 - 8:09am Business and Market Discussion

    Personal Wealth Adviser Enzio Von Pfeil thinks that mainland China's slowing economic growth is quite logical, as the public are hesitant to spend on housing.

    Sunil Kayshap, Director at FinMet suggests that it is too early to tell whether the new covid-19 variant, Omicron, will cause major turmoil in the global economy.

    02/12/2021 - 8:23am Oil markets

    Vandana Hari, Founder of Vanda Insights predicts that Opec+ will make no change in production levels when it meets later today.

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