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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 moneytalk@rthk.hk, post on our Facebook page "Money Talk on RTHK Radio 3 " or find us on twitter "MoneytalkR3") .

Episodes

  • Business and Market Discussion / Hong Kong-Canada relations

    Business and Market Discussion / Hong Kong-Canada relations

    13/05/2021 Duration: 32min

     Inflation in the US has seen the biggest jump in almost 13 years. Consumer prices rose 4.2% y/y, up from 2.6% in March, the largest increase since September 2008. Compared to last month, the Consumer Price Index rose 0.8% an increase from the 0.6% gai...

  • Business and Market Discussion

    Business and Market Discussion

    12/05/2021 Duration: 32min

     Stock markets in Asia, Europe and the US have fallen sharply on fears that inflation is set to pick up and concerns over high valuations. Some of the biggest falls occurred in Hong Kong, where the Hang Seng dived 2%, and the UK, where the FTSE 100 tum...

  • Business and Market Discussion / View from Taiwan

    Business and Market Discussion / View from Taiwan

    11/05/2021 Duration: 32min

     The Cyberspace Administration of China said yesterday that 84 mobile security and online lending apps, including those run by Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu, had breached personal privacy regulations through excessive collection of user data. They were gi...

  • Business and Market Discussion / View from mainland China

    Business and Market Discussion / View from mainland China

    10/05/2021 Duration: 32min

     The US created far fewer new jobs in April than expected. The disappointing non-farm payrolls report showed the US labour market added just 266,000 positions last month compared with a downwardly revised 770,000 jobs in March. Economists had been expe...

  • Business and Market Discussion / View from India

    Business and Market Discussion / View from India

    07/05/2021 Duration: 32min

     China’s state economic planner announced yesterday that it was suspending indefinitely its strategic economic dialogue mechanism with Australia. The move comes after the Canberra government cancelled, on national security concerns, two Belt and Road i...

  • Business and Market Discussion / Cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance

    Business and Market Discussion / Cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance

    06/05/2021 Duration: 32min

     The private sector in Hong Kong continued to expand in April. The IHS Markit PMI dropped slightly to 50.3 in April from 50.5 a month earlier but remains above the 50-point level that separates expansion from contraction. Business confidence improved t...

  • Business and Market Discussion

    Business and Market Discussion

    05/05/2021 Duration: 31min

     Retail sales in Hong Kong fell short of expectations, rising 20.1% year-on-year in March. Economists had been expecting a rise of 34%, an improvement on the 30% growth seen in February. Sales, which were provisionally estimated at HK$27.6 billion, hav...

  • Business and Market Discussion / View from Japan

    Business and Market Discussion / View from Japan

    04/05/2021 Duration: 32min

     Hong Kong’s economy rebounded sharply in the first quarter, after declining for a record six quarters, posting year-on-year growth of 7.8% growth. That was the fastest pace in 11 years. The quarter-on-quarter expansion reached 5.3%, well above economi...

  • Business and Market Discussion / View from mainland China

    Business and Market Discussion / View from mainland China

    03/05/2021 Duration: 32min

     The latest official PMI data from China showed business sentiment down more than expected and suggests that the rebound in the mainland economy may be slowing. China's official manufacturing PMI for April came in at 51.1, compared to expectations of 5...

  • Business and Market Discussion / View from India

    Business and Market Discussion / View from India

    30/04/2021 Duration: 32min

     The US economic rebound accelerated in the first quarter. GDP grew by a better-than-expected annualised rate of 6.4%, up from 4.3% in the final three months of 2020, the quickest first quarter growth since 1984. Economic growth received a boost from m...

  • Business and Market Discussion / View from Taiwan

    Business and Market Discussion / View from Taiwan

    29/04/2021 Duration: 32min

     The US Federal Reserve has left interest rates and its bond buying programme unchanged despite revising up the outlook for growth and inflation. In a unanimous decision, it held the federal funds rate at its target range between 0 and 0.25% and said i...

  • Business and Market Discussion

    Business and Market Discussion

    28/04/2021 Duration: 31min

     Hong Kong diners will be asked to prove that they have been vaccinated when entering restaurants that have been allowed to stay open until 2am, the government said on Tuesday, as it announced the reopening of pubs and clubs as part of relaxed social d...

  • Business and Market Discussion / View from Japan

    Business and Market Discussion / View from Japan

    27/04/2021 Duration: 32min

     Hong Kong and Singapore announced yesterday that the long-awaited “travel bubble” will start on May 26 at the earliest, following the easing of the coronavirus situation in the two places. Under the agreement, residents will be allowed to travel betwe...

  • Business and Market Discussion / View from mainland China

    Business and Market Discussion / View from mainland China

    26/04/2021 Duration: 32min

    President Joe Biden’s plans to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans has been met with a chorus of disapproval from US investors. The proposals include a doubling of capital gains tax for people earning more than US$1m, to fund large increases in edu...

  • Business and Market Discussion / View from India

    Business and Market Discussion / View from India

    23/04/2021 Duration: 32min

     President Biden has pledged the US will halve its carbon emissions by the end of the decade. Speaking at the virtual climate summit, to coincide with Earth Day, the President said we are in a "decisive decade" for tackling climate change as other coun...

  • Business and Market Discussion / Digital Yuan

    Business and Market Discussion / Digital Yuan

    22/04/2021 Duration: 32min

     President Xi Jinping will attend US President Joe Biden's virtual climate summit later today, to coincide with Earth Day. President Biden has invited 40 world leaders to the meeting and China’s foreign ministry said President Xi will give an "importan...

  • Business and Market Discussion

    Business and Market Discussion

    21/04/2021 Duration: 31min

     President Xi Jinping has called for a fairer new world order and warned against an economic decoupling between China and the USA. In a thinly veiled attack on America, he said the rules set by one country cannot be imposed on others and “international...

  • Business and Market Discussion / View from Japan

    Business and Market Discussion / View from Japan

    20/04/2021 Duration: 31min

     The world’s first travel bubble came into operation yesterday. The long-awaited Australia-New Zealand travel bubble means visitors no longer need to quarantine on arrival and thousands of passengers waited to board flights on Monday. Qantas increased ...

  • Business and Market Discussion / View from mainland China

    Business and Market Discussion / View from mainland China

    19/04/2021 Duration: 32min

    China’s GDP jumped 18.3% year-on-year in the first three months of 2021, the fastest rate since records began in 1992 but slightly below economists’ forecasts for 19% growth. But on a quarter-on-quarter basis the economy expanded just 0.6%, well below ...

  • Business and Market Discussion / View from India

    Business and Market Discussion / View from India

    16/04/2021 Duration: 31min

     Progress with the vaccination campaign in the United States has sparked a sharp rebound in jobs and spending. Initial jobless claims fell by 193,000 to 576,000 in the week ending April 10, a pandemic era low. Retail sales surged by a seasonally adjust...

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