Peter Lewis: A fast moving and topical business and finance show.
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 from 8 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. every weekday morning 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 email@example.com, post on our Facebook page "Money Talk on RTHK Radio 3 " or find us on twitter "MoneytalkR3") .
Germany is facing new elections after talks to try and form a new coalition government in the country collapsed over the weekend. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said overnight that she would prefer a new vote rather than lead a minority government.
President Donald Trump has announced the US will designate North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, nine years after it was removed from the list. That will subject the regime of Kim Jong-un to “very large” additional economic sanctions which will be announced later today, according to Mr. Trump.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen plans to step down from the board of the US central bank, rather than remain on the committee under a new head. Ms Yellen had the option of remaining on the board as a governor until 2024. Her departure creates another vacancy on the bank's board, giving President Trump another opportunity to reshape the Fed.
Paris has won the right to host the European Union Banking Agency after Brexit, it has been announced. London will also lose the European Medicines Agency to Amsterdam. The two agencies employ more than 1,000 workers in London.
Thailand’s 3rd quarter GDP has beaten estimates by growing 4.3% year-on-year, the fastest pace of growth in almost 5 years. The economy was boosted by private consumption, government investment and exports.
On today’s Money Talk we’re joined by Connie Bolland, of Economic Research Analysis and Andrew Freris from Ecognosis Advisory. Providing a view from Singapore is Geoff Howie, Market Strategist at the Singapore Exchange.
21/11/2017 - 8:08 Business and Market Headlines
Connie Bolland, Founder and Chief Economist of Economic Research Analysis, says that the Southeast Asian economies are benefiting from factories leaving China, where land has become expensive.
Andrew Freris, CEO of Ecognosis Advisory does not think that the political uncertainty in Germany will have any impact on the economy.
21/11/2017 - 8:24 View from Singapore
Vodafone is merging its Indian unit with local mobile phone company, Idea Cellular, to create the largest telecoms operator in India.
South Korea has complained to the World Trade Organisation about China, saying it has placed restrictions on its goods in retaliation to South Korea's deployment of an anti-missile system.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May will begin the two-year countdown to Brexit on March 29.
Chinese companies have been warned by the mainland regulator on their overseas acquisitions telling them they could be a “rose with thorns.”
In the markets, US stocks are mixed as FBI director James Comey confirms that the agency is investigating Russian interference in the US election and links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. The Hang Seng Index has hit its highest level in a year and a half.
On today's Money Talk, we are joined by Patrick Bennet of CIBC and Marc Franklin of Conning Asia Pacific. And William Pesek of Barron’s Asia joins us on the phone from Tokyo. (8am-8.30am, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, text to 63 93 59 25, )
21/03/2017 - 08:08 Market discussion
21/03/2017 - 08:22 View from Japan