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 / MPF performance

    Minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee’s June meeting released Wednesday show Fed officials believe entrenched inflation poses a “significant risk” to the US economy. The minutes suggest even tighter monetary policy may be required from the US central bank if price growth exceeds policy makers expectations. 

    New Covid infections in Shanghai have prompted a new round of screening in nine of Shanghai’s 16 districts, raising concerns that the city could be heading for another round of lockdowns. Officials launched two rounds of mass testing for Covid from Tuesday through until today, after the city reported nine new confirmed cases and 16 asymptomatic cases of the virus on Wednesday. 
    The S&P Global Hong Kong PMI fell to 52.4 in June 2022 from 54.9 a month earlier, and pessimism returned following two months of optimism, amid the lingering impacts of COVID-19. However, the latest print was the third straight month of growth in the private sector, with both output and new orders rising at softer rates. Firms saw a 13th straight month of drop in new orders from China.
    On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Personal Wealth Adviser, Enzio Von Pfeil and Louisa Fok from the Bank of Singapore. We also discuss the MPF performance in H1 of 2022 with Francis Chung of MPF ratings. 

    07/07/2022 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:03 - 08:35)

    07/07/2022 - 8:08am Business and Market Discussion

    Personal Wealth Adviser, Enzio Von Pfeil cites Larry Summers’ rule which says when inflation and unemployment each exceed 4%, a US recession is on the cards.

    Louisa Fok, China Equity Strategist, Bank of Singapore believes that mainland China’s equity markets will continue to outperform the US and Europe.

    07/07/2022 - 8:24am MPF Performance

    Francis Chung, Executive Chairman of MPF Ratings notes that the MPF has proven to be a strong defender against inflation since inception.


    06 - 07

    Business and Market Discussion / HBSC break up

    主持人:Peter Lewis

    Hong Kong’s jobless rate rose to a 10-month high of 5.4% in the February to April period, up from 5% in the January-to-March period. The rolling three month period saw unemployment increase 0.4 percentage points, with about 206,100 people out of work. Officials said employment weakened in almost all sectors in the three months ending April. The underemployment rate also rose from 3.1% to 3.8%. Labour secretary Law Chi-kwong said, “the labour market should see improvement in the coming months.”

    Coronavirus restrictions were relaxed in Hong Kong yesterday for several categories of businesses, more than five months after they were reintroduced to control the territory’s Omicron outbreak. Bars, nightclubs, karaoke lounges and mah-jong houses reopened, and a curfew on dining in at restaurants was pushed back from 10pm to midnight. Bars and clubs can remain open until 2am with a maximum of four people per table. 
    The Philippine central bank raised its key interest rate for the first time since 2018 to combat inflation which is the second highest in Southeast Asia. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas increased the benchmark rate by 25bps to 2.25%, in line with economists’s forecasts. Consumer price inflation is currently at 4.9%, well above the central bank’s 2%-4% target band. 
    Yesterday, Sri Lanka fell into default for the first time in its history. The central bank said that the nation wouldn’t be able to make coupon payments of US$78 million on notes maturing 2023 and 2028, until the debt is restructured. A 30-day grace period to make payment expired on Wednesday. It is the first sovereign default in the Asia-Pacific region this century, according to Moody’s. 
    On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by Andrew Freris of UCAP HK Asset Management and Alicia Garcia Herrero from Natixis. Speaking about the suggestion by Ping An Insurance to break up HSBC is Sai Kung District Councillor, Christine Fong, who represents some minority shareholders.


    20/05/2022 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:03 - 08:35)

    20/05/2022 - 8:10am Business and Market Discussion

    Andrew Freris, Chief Strategist at UCAP HK Asset Management notes that citywide lockdowns in mainland China have had a global impact as many countries are dependent on China's supply chains.

    Alicia Garcia Herrero, Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis thinks that mainland China's infrastructure plan will not improve the country's economy when most people are in lockdown.

    20/05/2022 - 8:26am HBSC break up

    Sai Kung District Councillor, Christine Fong welcomes the idea of HSBC separating out its Asian operations, as 46% of the bank's revenue is mainly in Asia and Hong Kong.

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