On Friday's Backchat, the NPC Elections. The nomination period for choosing Hong Kong's representatives starts, and there are warnings from Beijing on who will be eligible, and new loyalty oaths. It's also reported that the CPG hopes more professionals would be elected. Who wants to be in the NPC, and why? How are deputies chosen? What qualities are useful? Call us on 23388266 opr email firstname.lastname@example.org. After 9.20, the Competition Commission bares its teeth.
The Hang Seng Index built further above the 30,000 level in early trading in Hong Kong. However, for one person, Hong Kong stocks regaining the landmark level for the first time in a decade will prove expensive. Lee Shau-kee, the billionaire chairman of Henderson Land, made a promise in 2010 to donate HK$1 billion to help the needy in the city if the index ever exceeded 30,000. He’s going to keep his promise and he says that 10 education and charity proposals are being considered and a selection will be made by the end of the year.
US markets are closed for Thanksgiving Day but that hasn’t stopped Donald Trump from claiming credit for stocks reaching record highs. He tweeted overnight; “Stock Market hit new Record High yesterday - $5.5 trillion gain since E. Many companies coming back to the U.S.”
On the mainland, China’s censorship of the internet has claimed another victim. Popular video-calling app Skype has been removed from China’s app stores after the government said they violated local laws.
Singapore third quarter GDP has smashed expectations. Economic growth in the city state rose 8.8% compared to the previous quarter and by 5.2% on an annualised basis. Singapore joins the other SE Asian nations, Thailand, Philippines and Malaysia in posting some of the highest growth rates in the world and highlighting the region’s dynamism.
Joining Friday’s Money Talk are Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities and Le Xia, Chief Economist for Asia at BBVA Research. We also go down to Australia and speak with Toby Lawson the CEO of Societe Generale Australia. (8am-8.30am, email to email@example.com)
On Wednesday December the 6th, RTHK Radio 3's flagship business and finance programme "Money Talk”will be coming to you live from Grappa's Cellar in Jardine House, Central. We'd like to invite you to be there. Joining host Peter Lewis will be special guests Jim Thompson, Chairman of The Crown Worldwide Group, and author and popular SCMP columnist, Jake van der Kamp. The doors will be open at 7am, and this very special charity edition of "Money Talk" will start at its regular time, right after the 8am news. Breakfast will be served from 7am onwards.
It is all part of our annual charity fund-raising campaign, Operation Santa Claus, co-organised by RTHK Radio 3 and the South China Morning Post. This year we'll be helping 14 local charities. After the broadcast there will be a charity auction, with star auctioneer Brian Hodgson, of some wonderful items donated by the local business community. If you can join us please arrive early, as places are on a first-come-first-served basis. There will be a charge of HK$170 per person for breakfast, and we'll also ask you kindly for minimum donation of HK$100 for Operation Santa Claus. Join in now by bidding for items of interest online.
For details of the auction and to bid online, please visit http://hkaops.cbo.io/
Operation Santa Claus, jointly organised by RTHK and the South China Morning Post, has raised more than $260 million and benefited more than 250 different charities over the past 29 years. We held a launch ceremony for this year’s campaign, which is themed as “Changing Lives for Good”, at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum on November 13. We also introduced the 14 good causes that will benefit from Operation Santa Claus 2017.
OSC’s Honorary Patron, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung, was guest of honour, and was joined on stage by the other officiating guests, Director of Broadcasting and head of RTHK, Leung Ka-wing; Chief Executive Officer of the SCMP, Gary Liu; OSC 2017 Ambassador, pop singer Gin Lee; and the director of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Richard Wesley. The evening marked the start of a series of fundraising events that will be held throughout November and December. The Ceremony also featured performances by the Hong Kong Super Skippers, DJ Junk, and Giving Voices – a choir formed by major OSC corporate donors.
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Every Saturday morning at 8:30, Money Talk Xtra, hosted by Peter Lewis, tries to address some of your personal financial concerns and needs. This weekend, we look at how to arrange your pension both in Hong Kong and in your home country if you’re an expat. And have you thought about working while traveling around the world? Jimmy Lam speaks to a listener who is a digital nomad to understand how his lifestyle affects his financial situation. And in our investment segment, we’ll explore investments suitable for the elderly.
If you have any financial queries for our team of experts please email firstname.lastname@example.org We’re also on Facebook – Money Talk Xtra on RTHK Radio 3.
OSC 2017 Ambassador Gin LEE urges you to donate now to help make a real difference for those in need.
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