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 every weekday morning 8 to 8:30 a.m. 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") .
President Trump said on Friday he doesn’t want to make a partial trade deal with China and just agricultural purchases alone won't be enough to seal an agreement. He added that he was in no rush to get a trade deal before the 2020 election. That prompted the Chinese trade team already in Washington to cancel a visit to US agricultural states and return to China earlier than expected.
The People’s Bank of China reduced its one-year Loan Prime Rate, the reference rate for new short-term bank loans, by 5bps to 4.25% on Friday. The five-year prime rate, which is used as a reference rate for new mortgage loans, was kept unchanged at 4.85%.
On today’s Money Talk we're joined by Andrew Sullivan of Pearl Bridge Partners and Quentin Webb from The Wall Street Journal, to review the latest business headlines. Providing the view from China is Ben Cavender at The China Market Research Group in Shanghai.
23/09/2019 - 8:08 Business and Market Discussions
Commenting on the performance of the Mainland stock market, Andrew Sullivan, Director of Pearl Bridge Partners, does not expect to see a huge selloff before the Communist Party's anniversary celebrations on October 1.
Quentin Webb, Asia Markets Editor at The Wall Street Journal, comments that the spike in interest rates in the US money markets is due to technical factors and not a warning of an impending financial crisis as was the case in 2007.
23/09/2019 - 8:24 View From China
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has made a surprise £32bn bid to purchase the London Stock Exchange Group. The merger offer amounts to a 23% premium to the LSE's closing price on Tuesday. However, HKEX said the offer is only valid if LSE abandons its plans to purchase data provider Refinitiv. It said in a statement that combining the two exchanges would bring together "the largest and most significant financial centres in Asia and Europe". CEO Charles Li said the deal would "redefine global capital markets for decades to come".
Donald Trump has renewed his attack on the Federal Reserve, calling for the “boneheads” at the central bank to cut rates to zero or less so that the US can refinance debt and lengthen maturities.
President Trump has said he will delay by two weeks the increase of tariffs on US$250bn of Chinese good as a "gesture of goodwill."China has issued its exemption list excluding 16 types of US goods from additional tariffs on September 17. The items on the lists will not be subject to the additional tariffs imposed by China as countermeasures to US Section 301 measures but doesn't include corn, soybeans and pork.
On today’s Money Talk we’re joined by Enzio von Pfeil from St. James’s Place and Andrew Freris of Ecognosis Advisory. Providing the view from South Korea is Peter Kim at Mirae Asset Daewoo.
12/09/2019 - 8.08am Business and Market Discussions
12/09/2019 - 8.23 am View from South Korea