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    Money Talk



    Presenter:Peter Lewis

    A fast moving and topical business and finance show bringing you breaking business and economic news and financial market updates. Join our team and their expert guests for analysis and discussion on the day's top business stories live every weekday morning 8.05am to 9am (HKT) on RTHK Radio 3. 
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    22/03/2023 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:03 - 09:00)

    22/03/2023 - Business and Market Discussion

    Stewart Aldcroft, Asian Fund Management Industry Consultant, tells James Ross that if the Fed raises rates this week, they will be seen as having maximum confidence in being able to control the situation. Barry Wood, RTHK's International Economic Correspondent says that on the other hand if tightening continues dozens of banks could face more trouble.

    22/03/2023 - Your Money

    Carolyn Wright speaks to Chris Tse, Chairman of the Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong, about what you need to know if you are considering applying for a mortgage.

    22/03/2023 - View from the US

    Barry Wood returns to take a look at Donald Trump's legal troubles. He gives a history lesson on previous US presidents entanglements with the law to explain how an arrest would be unprecedented.



    Business and Market Discussion / View from Japan

    Presenter:Peter Lewis

    Hong Kong’s GDP contracted 1.4% y/y in the second quarter, following a revised 3.9% decline in the first three months of the year, putting the SAR in a technical recession. The number was worse than economists’ median forecast for a 0.2% decline. Between the first and second quarters, the economy improved by 0.9%. The decline in GDP was mainly attributable to the weak performance in external trade during the quarter, with exports of goods dropping further, falling 8.6% compared to a decline of 4.5% in the first quarter. Private consumption remained virtually flat.

    Hong Kong Chief Executive, John Lee, said the government has decided to shorten the seven-day hotel quarantine requirement for inbound travellers, but the Health Bureau and the Hospital Authority have to look at various data before any concrete decisions are made. Mr. Lee said that easing travel restrictions to the mainland and the rest of the world are not mutually exclusive goals and both should be “pursued in full force”. 
    Economic data released from China on Monday provided further evidence of a slowdown in demand for the mainland manufacturing sector. The Caixin/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index eased to 50.4 in July from June’s 13-month high of 51.7. Output, new orders and employment were all weaker. 
    US-listed Chinese stocks, the offshore yuan, and Taiwan dollar non-deliverable forwards have all fallen on news that US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to visit Taiwan tomorrow, and possibly stay overnight tonight. She will likely meet with Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei tomorrow. Beijing has threatened serious consequences, including possible military action, if she visits the island. She will be the highest-ranking US politician to visit Taiwan while in office in 25 years. 
    On today’s Money Talk, we’re joined by John Schofield at Tempus Investment and Kenny Wen from KGI Asia. With a view from Japan is John Beirne from the Asian Development Bank Institute. 

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    02/08/2022 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:03 - 08:35)

    02/08/2022 - 8:10am Business and Market Discussion

    John Schofield, Managing Director at Tempus Investment thinks that if the SAR government removes quarantine restrictions, the SAR economy could quickly recover from recession.

    Kenny Wen, Head of Investment Strategy at KGI Asia suggests that Hong Kong stocks are in correction territory with little upside for the next two months due to factors such as worsening US-China relations.

    02/08/2022 - 8:25am View from Japan

    John Beirne, Vice Chair of Research at the Asian Development Bank Institute believes that volatility in the currency markets poses financial risks for Japan.