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Market Discussion / View from Singapore / ESG Reporting Guidelines / Asian Frontier Markets

2019-07-18

Market Discussion / View from Singapore / ESG Reporting Guidelines / Asian Frontier Markets

2019-07-18
The European Union's anti-trust commission has launched an investigation into Amazon regarding suspicions that the online retailer misuses "sensitive data" from independent retailers who sell on the company's site. Anti-trust commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Amazon has a dual role as a retailer selling products on its site and a marketplace where independent traders can sell directly to consumers. When providing a marketplace, she says Amazon appears to collect and use competitively sensitive data about sellers, their products and transactions.
Project Dragonfly, Google's controversial plan to launch a censored search engine in China has been "terminated", Karan Bhatia told the US Senate Judiciary Committee. Work on the project was reported to have ceased late last year but rumours that it remained active persisted.
The Federal Reserve’s Beige Book showed economic activity in the US “continued to expand at a modest pace” and the outlook is for “continued modest growth, despite widespread concerns about the negative impact of trade-related uncertainty”.
On today’s Money Talk we’re joined by Enzio von Pfeil from St. James’s Place and Sunil Kashyap of the Bank of Nova Scotia. Providing the view from Singapore is Justin Kendrick of Ingenia Consultants.
In the second half of the programme we talk about the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s ESG Reporting Guide consultation, which closes tomorrow, with Pat Dwyer and Fiona Donnelly from The Purpose Business. We also look at frontier markets with Ruchir Desai, Fund Manager at Asia Frontier Investments.

Money Talk

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 (Mon - Thu 8 to 9 a.m.; Fri 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 moneytalk@rthk.hk, post on our Facebook page "Money Talk on RTHK Radio 3 " or find us on twitter "MoneytalkRadio3") .
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