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
Peter Lewis returns with Money Talk Xtra this Saturday morning at 8:30 and meets the Chairman of the Hong Kong Deposit Protection Board to hear about how we ensure your deposits in banks and financial institutions are safe. Jimmy Lam speaks to a listener to hear about how he’s preparing financially for Valentine’s Day. Finally, on the investment front we’ll take a look at China’s bond market.If you want to get in touch with any personal finance questions then please email firstname.lastname@example.org or post on our Facebook page – Money Talk Xtra on RTHK Radio 3.
09/02/2019 - Deposit Protection
We normally consider banks as a safe haven. But have you thought about what would happen if a bank got into financial difficulty and you couldn’t retrieve the money you placed there? It’s a worse case scenario but it’s happened before. To find out how our deposits are protected in financial institutions, Peter Lewis went to see Professor Michael Hui, Chairman of the Hong Kong Deposit Protection Board.
09/02/2019 - Valentine’s Day
According to a recent survey conducted by a credit card company, couples in Hong Kong spend around $2,200 celebrating Valentine’s Day, which is more than double the regional average. Our local listener Iker Wong is one of them and he told Jimmy Lam about how he will spend his money. Jimmy Lam went to see financial advisor Simon Lau for some advice.
09/02/2019 - China's Bond Markets
One of the fastest growing asset classes in the world is the Chinese bond market, as mainland regulators encourage companies to move out of the shadow banking system and use more traditional forms of fundraising. In addition interest rates have been falling on the mainland as the economy slow and the authorities enact stimulus programmes. This has led to Chinese bonds being one of the few asset classes that gave a positive return in 2018.
To understand more about the Chinese bond market, Peter Lewis went to see Hayden Briscoe, Head of Asia Pacific Fixed Income at UBS Asset Management.