Radio 3 Highlights

Today's Focus
Money Talk: Escalating tensions between Russia and Turkey send European stocks sharply lower and fuel a rebound in the price of oil. We take a look at how geopolitical concerns could affect markets here. And one well known investor is predicting the end of the Hong Kong dollar. We review the latest Hong Kong and international business headlines, market action and economic news with Stewart Aldcroft, Chairman of Citi Trust. US 3rd quarter GDP is revised higher but both consumer spending and consumer confidence are lower. We  discuss the implications of stronger US growth but a weaker mix of growth with RTHK’s US based international economics expert Barry Wood. And we also talk about P2P lending and how that is developing in Hong Kong with marketplace lending and crowdfunding expert Robert Reoch of Crowdnetic Corp. That’s all on today’s Money Talk on RTHK Radio 3. (8am-8.30am, email to,  text to 63 93 59 25,facebook  twitter)

On Backchat,we will talk about young politicians and the district council election. Why were young people interested, and what can they bring to conventional politics in our city? Does experience matter? What do you make of CY Leung's idea of inviting young candidates who ran in the elections to join advisory committees? After 9.20, Jack Ma's reported plan to buy the South China Morning Post. (8:30-9:30am, call in on 233 88 266, facebookemail or text 6393 5925)

Today on Morning Brew our NYC correspondent Tracy Quan returns at 10.10 to tell us all about the War on Eggnog, and an ongoing festival at the French Institute in NY, devoted to Mathieu Amalric, an amazing renaissance man of French and international cinema. He's an editor, director, and actor best known as a James Bond villain in Quantum of Solace. At 10.40 bandleader and singer Pete Moore will tell us how we can celebrate "Franksgiving" this Saturday. Dr. Merrin Pearse will lick that leaf and talk about the auditor's report on EPD inaction...surely some mistake. More about Operation Santa Claus at 11.40. We find out about the annual Five A Side football tournament which is also a huge fund raiser. Organiser Craig Shute joins us on the line. At 12.10 more bubbles burst as the Pilates Athlete Jason Clark says "cardio makes you fat".(9:30am-1pm,  facebook email )
Operation Santa Claus 2015 - Small Change, Big Change

Can you make Christmas brighter for the less fortunate? Your small gift and a warm heart will bring the greatest gifts of hopes to families in need. This year, Operation Santa Claus is helping 22 local charities with projects that improve the lives of sick children, the elderly, people with disabilities and many others. Your help can make a real difference to them.

Hear the laughter and cheers from Disneyland as we built up to on the Flat Out Sleigh Ride Event, a fun and creative team-building challenge for Operation Santa Claus.

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 Mike Weeks and Ian Pooler 
08:00-08:30 Money Talk Peter Lewis 
08:30-09:30 Backchat Hugh Chiverton and Michael Chugani 
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 -  
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