This and every Saturday morning at 8:30, join Peter Lewis for Money Talk Xtra, a programme about personal finance, about investing, and about entrepreneurship. Each week Peter and his team delve into issues relating to your money, your investments, and your finances, with expert guests to answer your questions. He'll look at some of those life changing events that can impact your personal financial situation, talk about investment, and discuss topical issues.
Produced by Phil Whelan
On Money Talk Xtra this week, hosted by Peter Lewis, we tackle the issue of debt. Henry Chan, Centre Supervisor at the Healthy Budgeting Family Debt Counselling Centre of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals provides advice on steps to take if you are overburdened by loans, outstanding credit card balances and debt. Jimmy Lam will try and help family businesses get on a sound footing. He spoke to Professor Joseph Fan at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Money Talk Xtra listener and owner of the Gala Café Sandy Mak about some of the challenges facing family businesses in HK. Allan Lee, Director of the Legacy Academy provides some advice. And in our investment segment we'll take a look at the risks and rewards of investing in emerging markets with Professor Edwin Lai at the HKUST Business School.
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22/04/2017 - Debt
What should you do when debt becomes overwhelming and you can no longer meet repayments. Joining me now is Henry Chan, Centre Supervisor, at the Healthy Budgeting Family Debt Counselling Centre.
The Healthy Budgeting Family Debt Counselling Centre
For free, confidential help and financial advice, consider contacting the following centres for support:
Official Receiver's Office
Tel: (852) 2867-2448
Caritas Family Crisis Support Centre
Debt and Financial Capability Project
Debt hotline: (852) 3161 2929
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Healthy Budgeting Family Debt Counselling Centre
Debt Hotline: (852) 2548 0803
22/04/2017 - Family businesses and Expert response
It is estimated that there a more than half a million Chinese family businesses in HK. However, the value of many of these businesses is in steep decline. So what are the reasons for this? And if you are an owner of a family business what steps can you take to put it on a sound financial footing. Jimmy Lam spoke to Professor Joseph Fan at the Faculty of Business Administration, at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Sandy Mak, owner of the Gala Café.
You heard here some of the pitfalls and problems involved in running a family business. Now to provide some advice is Allan Lee, director of the Legacy Academy.
22/04/2017 - Investment in emerging markets
It’s been a good start to the year for emerging markets. The MSCI emerging markets index hit a 2-year high last month, led by Korea, India and overseas listed China stocks. According to the Institute of International Finance, emerging market assets saw around $30 billion of inflows last month, the most since January 2015.
To tell us more now about investment in emerging markets, Peter Lewis spoke to Edwin Lai, Professor of economics at the HKUST Business School.