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Hong Kong’s exports fell for a second straight month in April. Exports dropped 3.7% from a year earlier, to HK$310billion (US$39.9bn) beating analysts’ forecasts. Imports fell 6.7% to HK$333 billion (US$42.9bn) for a 17th straight month of declines. The trade balance was HK$23.3 billion (US$3.0bn), an improvement from March.
Ahead of trade negotiations between the US and China in Washington today and tomorrow, Chinese officials said goodwill has been damaged after the US Commerce Department added 28 Chinese companies and organisations to its “entity list”. US stock index futures have plunged this morning after the SCMP reported that deputy-level trade talks between the US and China aimed at laying the groundwork for high-level negotiations later this week "failed to yield any progress on critical issues." The paper says that the Chinese delegation is planning to leave Washington on Thursday - one day early.
The minutes of the Federal Reserve’s September Monetary policy meeting, at which it cut rates for a second time this year, show central bank officials concerned about the impact of the trade war on the economy and the Fed’s statistical models showing an increased likelihood of recession in the US.
The OECD has proposed a global shake-up of corporate taxation, aimed at allowing countries to more easily tax large multinationals including technology companies, luxury goods makers and car companies, that shift profits around the world to minimise their tax bills. The proposals would allow countries to base taxation on sales made in their jurisdictions, rather than on profits.
On today’s Money Talk we’re joined by Enzio von Pfeil of St. James’s Place and Ian Hui from JP Morgan Asset Management. We also meet local entrepreneur Cynthia Cheung, Co-founder of ReadyTravel by Pecutus Technologies.
10/10/2019 - 8:07 Business and Market Discussions
Enzio von Pfeil, Private Wealth Adviser at St. James’s Place, comments that the OECD's proposal for a global shake-up of corporate taxation is a new way to deal with the current economic situation, while the Fed is still stuck in the old monetary and fiscal framework.
Ian Hui, Global Market Strategist from JP Morgan Asset Management, says that the global economy is now it its late cycle, but a recession will not likely take place within the next year.
10/10/2019 - 8:23 Technology + Entrepreneur – ReadyTravel