A new book by Christopher De Wolf is part a celebration of the street and rooftop life of urban Hong Kong, and partly a critique of how the government is failing to create a well-planned environment for its residents and pedestrians. On Hong Kong Heritage, he and Annemarie wander along Boundary Street to talk about "Borrowed Spaces: Life Between the Cracks of Modern Hong Kong" (Saturdays, 8.30am-9.00am)
This week World Vibes has a new selection of Hot New Hits from the four corners of the planet ! That's two hours of new creations, fuzhions, genre cross-overs and style blendings from Africa to the Caribbean, Europe to the Americas, the Middle-East to the Indian Ocean, and more ! (Saturdays, 1.10pm - 3pm)
This morning Legco President and Legislator Andrew Leung reads his Letter to Hong Kong. (Sundays, 8.15am-8.25am)
Join journalist Anna Fenton this coming Sunday at 8.30 for another '20 Years On', our in depth look at Hong Kong's ups and downs since July 1st 1997.
On this episode: From the Milkshake Murder to Rurik Jutting, the death of Leslie Cheung, and the scandalous antics of Edison Chen. We recall the events than made news here, and made headlines overseas. She meets cultural critic Vivienne Chow, The (UK) Mail on Sunday Asia Correspondent, Simon Parry, and the former Editor of HK Magazine, Adam White. (Sundays, 9.30am-1pm)
Produced by Phil Whelan
This week Peter Lewis focuses on commuting in Money Talk Xtra. We look at the costs of buying and running a car. Jimmy Lam talks to a Money Talk Xtra listener who wants to reduce her commuting costs. And in our investment segment, Peter discusses leveraged foreign exchange trading.
As always, we would like to hear from you. Do you have a personal finance issue you would like us to help with on Money Talk Xtra? If so, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also check out our Facebook page - Money Talk Xtra on RTHK Radio 3. (Saturdays, 8.30am-9.00am)
Investors have reacted in Asian trading to the Fed’s decision to leave interest rates on hold by paring back expectations for further rate hikes this year. The Hang Seng Index opened above 27,000 for the first time in over 2 years. AsiaPac sovereign bonds gained across the board. Gold rose to its highest level in 6 weeks. And in the currency markets, the Australian dollar and the euro were both at more than 2 year highs.
In corporate news, Samsung Electronics has reported record profits of Won10.8tn ($9.7bn) in the second quarter. Embattled commodity trader Noble Group warned of a $1.8bn loss and a sale of more assets. The shock profit warning sent its shares down almost 50% at the open in Singapore.
Joining Friday’s Money Talk are Francis Lun CEO of GEO Securities and Kenny Wen from Sun Hung Kai Financial. Toby Lawson, CEO of Societe Generale Securities in Australia gives us his view from down under. Also joining the programme are Ronnie Chan, Chairman of Hang Lung Group and Hang Lung Properties. And in our Friday entrepreneur segment we talk to Joanna Cheung, founder of Tuspark Global Network which offers co-working space in Hong Kong and on the mainland. (8am-9am, email to email@example.com)
Backchat is on summer break. We hope you've enjoyed this year's programmes.
Hugh Chiverton and guests will return on September 4th, right after the 8:30am news.
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