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 "MoneytalkRadio3") .
The New York Federal Reserve President John Williams said the central bank needed to “act quickly” when the economy was slowing and rates were low. He said in a speech that “it’s better to take preventative measures than to wait for disaster to unfold”. Later, Fed vice-chair Richard Clarida said in an interview with Fox Business Network that policymakers should lower rates early to combat rising economic risks. After those comments, expectations of a 50bps rate cut this month surged sending US stocks and gold higher and the US dollar and Treasury bond yields lower.
President Trump said a US Navy ship shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz, after Iranian forces said they had seized a foreign tanker, in the latest in a series of incidents that have heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf region.
The European Commission is imposing a €242 million fine on US chipmaker Qualcomm, its second penalty on the chip maker in 18 months, for "abusing its market dominance" in 3G baseband chipsets by charging prices below cost to force competitors out of the market. It’s the latest move by the EU targeting top US tech companies for breaching antitrust rules.
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said the UK will have to "face the consequences" if it opts to leave without a deal. He told the BBC that the thrice-rejected agreement negotiated by Theresa May was the "only way to leave the EU in an orderly manner".
The Bank of Korea has unexpectedly cut its policy interest rate for the first time in three years. The BoK reduced its benchmark interest rate by 25bps to 1.5%.On today’s Money Talk, Francis Lun of GEO Securities and Dickie Wong at Kingston Securities review the latest business headlines. After 8:30, we’re going to discuss health and fitness. Local entrepreneur Keith Rumjahn, Founder & CEO of OliveX tells us how he’s combined sport and AI, and how his fitness mirror helps rehabilitate hospital patients. Edward Chan, Occupational Therapist at Queen Mary Hospital joins us to explain more. Finally, we look at some of the latest developments in the health insurance market with Julien Mathieu, Co-founder of AD MediLink.
19/07/2019 - 8:00-8:30 Market Discussion
Francis Lun, CEO of GEO Securities comments that the political turmoil in Hong Kong since June has impacted retail and tourism, but so far the property sector did not suffer any decline.
Dickie Wong, Head of Research at Kingston Securities says that the cancellation of the Budweiser IPO, has put downward pressure on the Hong Kong stock market.
19/07/2019 - Entrepreneur: OliveX
Local entrepreneur Keith Rumjahn, Founder & CEO of OliveX talks about the interactive Chinese qigong app and fitness mirror which is powered by artificial intelligence.
Edward Chan, member of the Hong Kong Occupational Therapy Association says that patients using the fitness app at home are more motivated.
President Trump has delayed imposing tariffs on auto imports by up to six months. In January, the Commerce Department issued a report suggesting that President Donald Trump impose a tariff of 25% on imported cars, saying that the imports threaten US national security.
The US President has signed an executive order that would give the Commerce Secretary the power to review any transactions involving companies that are viewed as posing a security threat to national security. The effect would be to prohibit US companies from using any telecoms equipment manufactured by companies such as China’s Huawei and ZTE.
The latest data from the mainland shows China’s economy slowed sharply in April with industrial production, retail sales and fixed asset investment all badly missing forecasts. Retail sales saw their slowest growth since May 2003.
US retail sales fell unexpectedly in April by 0.2%, as consumers cut back on spending. US industrial production also unexpectedly fell by 0.5% in April, the weakest in two years. Industrial production has now fallen three out of the last four months.
Our guests on today’s Money Talk are Mark To from the Wing Fung Financial Group and John Schofield of Apastron Investment. Later in the programme, we’ll get some forecasts for the commodity markets with George Cheveley, Portfolio Manager and Metals & Mining Specialist at Investec Asset Management.
16/05/2019 - 8:08 Business and Market Discussions
Mark To, Managing Director of Asset Management at the Wing Fung Financial Group, is pessimistic about whether the Chinese government's stimulus programme can bring about a rebound in the mainland economy.
John Schofield, Executive Director of Apastron Investment, comments that the reason behind US President Trump's six-month delay in imposing tariffs on auto imports is to avoid having too many enemies on the trade front, so he can focus his efforts on the dispute with China.
16/05/2019 - 8:22 Investec Asset Management : George Cheveley