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Political concerns are weighing on the financial markets after two prime ministers resign in 2 hours on Monday morning. Currency markets are reacting to both the resignation of Italian PM Matteo Renzi and New Zealand PM John Key. The euro is down against all the major currencies and has fallen to its lowest level in a year against the US dollar. The financial rescue of Banca Monte dei Paschi is also thrown into doubt by the result of the Italian referendum.

The HK-Shenzhen Stock Connect linking two of the world’s 10 largest markets has formally commenced trading, with the northbound HK-Shenzhen train seeing brisk activity in the opening minutes. However, that has been overshadowed by a Donald Trump Twitter flurry criticising China for its monetary and trade policies and the military build-up in the South China Sea. That has sent the offshore yuan lower and the HIBOR rate for RMB borrowing to the highest level since September. On tomorrow’s Money Talk, we shall review the overnight business headlines with Connie Bolland of Economic Research Analysis.

Hong Kong has been criticised by the U.S. for its inaction on human trafficking and has been labelled just above the worst offenders in the latest annual Trafficking in Persons report. The U.S. State Department says Hong Kong should do more to protect maids and asylum seekers. Joining Tuesday’s programme to discuss the plight of domestic migrant workers in Hong Kong is Indonesian Consul General Tri Tharyat.
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On Backchat, Legco and the Government. The Financial Secretary says the government will not take questions from the four lawmakers who are facing judicial reviews and possible disqualification over improper oath-taking. What will this hard line lead to? Are Government officials obliged to answer legislators? What are the chances for the four lawmakers? Is the Government going too far, or is it justice?  After 9.20, retirement age for Cathay flight attendants . (8:30-9:30am, call in on 233 88 266, facebookemail or text 6393 5925)
Money Talk Business Breakfast
On Friday 9 December 2016, from 7am to 9:30 am, RTHK Radio 3 will be holding a charity breakfast for Hong Kong’s business and finance community, to be held at Grappa’s Cellar, Jardine House, Central. During the breakfast, “Money Talk”, will be broadcast live (from 8am – 8.30am), hosted by Peter Lewis and joined by special guest Charles Li, CEO of Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing.

All funds raised from the event will be donated to Operation Santa Claus, our annual charity campaign run in conjunction with the South China Morning Post. This year 23 local charities supporting a range of good causes and innovative schemes will benefit.

The venue will be making a charge of $150 per person for the breakfast. We would also ask all participants to make a minimum donation of HK$100 to Operation Santa Claus. For convenience of organization, we are asking our friends to make an online payment in advance. There will also be a charity fund-raising auction. If you would like to sign up for this fun event, please use the link below:

Money Talk Business Breakfast
New Show: From There to Here
From There to Here is the new series presented by Anna Fenton, where Hong Kong's long established ethnic communities talk about what it's like to be "from" another country, but firmly rooted and settled here, in some cases as long as the establishment of the former British Colony.

This week Anna Fenton introduces Hong Kong's Sindhi community. Historian and author Jason Wordie explains how from humble beginnings as refugees when Sindh province became part of Pakistan in 1947 following partition, the Sindhis have become pillars of Hong Kong's business community. They are renowned not just for their resourcefulness, hard work and tight-knit communty, but also for their distinctive sense of style and glamour. We meet three leading members of the Hong Kong Sindhi community: Bhagwenti Mohan, Angelina Sadhwani (pictured) and Roshan Melwani.

From There To Here, Saturdays at 8.30am from November 19.

Presented by Anna Fenton and produced by Phil Whelan

Operation Santa Claus 2016

The launch ceremony for “Operation Santa Claus 2016”, jointly organised by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) and The South China Morning Post (SCMP) was held on November the 9th at The Sky Garden in California Tower, Central. "Small Change, Big Change" is this year's theme, and with help from the whole community we will be able to help 23 extremely worthy charities.
Vintage Chart Toppers

This week on Vintage Chart Toppers, we're on the trail of the two funny men......a jolly Hot Toddy......a trip to Vermont....and some Sunday morning record bending! (Every Sunday, 8.30am-9am. facebook  )

Hong Kong's Top Story 2016

"Family and Friends"
is the theme of this year’s Hong Kong’s Top Story, co-organised by RTHK and EJ Insight and the Hong Kong Economic Journal Education.

Thank you very much for submitting your story.  We'll read all the material that is sent to us, and we'll announce the result in Mid December. The winners could win book prizes from Pan MacMillan, dining vouchers from the Lan Kwai Fong Group and have your work read on air and published on EJ Insight’s webpage and HKEJ Education.

Stay tuned with us.

Programme Schedule

Time Programme Presenter(s)
05:00-06:30 Night Music Music for night owls and early birds 
06:30-08:00 Hong Kong Today Michael Weeks and Ian Pooler 
08:00-08:30 Money Talk Peter Lewis 
08:30-09:30 Backchat Hugh Chiverton and Mike Rowse 
09:30-13:00 Morning Brew Phil Whelan 
13:00-13:15 News at One RTHK Newsroom  
13:15-15:00 1 2 3 Show Noreen Mir 
15:00-18:00 Steve James Steve James 
18:00-19:00 Newswrap RTHK Newsroom  
19:00-21:00 Peter King Peter King  
21:00-22:00 Teen Time Alyson Hau 
22:00-23:00 All The Way with Ray Ray Cordeiro  
23:00-23:30 News at Eleven RTHK Newsroom  
23:30-01:00 All The Way with Ray Ray Cordeiro  
01:00-05:00 Night Music Music for night owls and early birds 
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