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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
Good morning. Scrutiny over debt laden mainland companies has intensified. China’s state run TV has accused some of the mainland’s biggest companies’ overseas investments as asset transfers, not designed to make a profit but to move assets abroad.
In the markets, global stocks are at new record highs. US tech stocks have risen above their dot.com peak. Hong Kong property prices continue to rise with developers selling a record amount of new homes in the first half of the year.
Joining today’s Money Talk to review the latest business headlines are Enzio von Pfeil of Odyssey Capital and Lisa Jucca of Reuters BreakingViews. Maurice Lu, deputy chairman of Sinopac Futures in Taipei, will give us his view from Taiwan.In the second half of the programme we look at the precarious state of Hong Kong’s water security with Sam Inglis of ADM Capital Foundation and Joyce Lau of Civic Exchange. We also examine the role of Russia in the One Belt, One Road project with writer Brian Yeung.
20/07/2017 - 8:07 Business Discussion
20/07/2017 - 8:23 View from Taiwan
20/07/2017 - 8:33 Hong Kong's Water Security
20/07/2017 - 8:45 Emerging Country Focus: Russia