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Today's Focus

On Money for Nothing we’ll look at how Australia inflation numbers and Japan’s trade balance are reinforcing the trend of slowing global GDP and disinflation. Rajiv Biswas, an IHS Global economist will join us to discuss this along with Peter Lewis, our regular Thursday co-host. Then Bloomberg reporter, Fred Balfour opines on what lies ahead for the umbrella Movement. Finally, a look at the rise of Indian corporate bond funds with Nandkumar Surti of JPMorgan Asset Management. (8am-8.30am, facebook or email

On Backchat, we'll talk about the latest on the Umbrella Movement. What are your reactions to the dialogue between the government and the students? Should poorer people earning less than $14,000/month share equal political rights as CY Leung told the foreign media? How do you expect the movement come to an end? (8:30-9:30am, call in on 233 88 266, facebook email or text 6393 5925)

On Morning Brew, have we got a deal for you?! Our first guest at 9.40 is one of the giants of the music scene, today. Conductor and pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy. He's conducting some "free" concerts this weekend with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, which they are calling a "special gift to Hong Kong". In the classical world, this is a serious gift, too. Not only will one of the most famous musicians on the planet be carving, but the all-Sibelius program is not to be missed. After 10, Che Vines joins for his regular Thursday slanderfest. Today we celebrate the boys and girls in blue, who are true icons of good, and role models to the young everywhere...yes, today in 1958 The Smurfs first appeared in print. Also, more on how Hong Kong really does seem to be casting its own version of "Lesley Miserables". At 11.40, top Canadian funny man Brian Aylward will visit. He's in the middle of an 8 country Asian tour, and is here with the ComedyHK guys. (9:30am-1pm,  facebook email

On 123 Show, a busy programme ahead. At 1.40, student Anna Kam will talk about her experience documenting Occupy Central through the eyes of a teenager. After 2.15, Professor Wong Hung from CUHK on CY Leung's comments on the poor. And finally after 2.30pm, James Tien, Liberal Party Legislator and Former Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board comments on tourism figures on HK during the Occupy Movement. According to the government they have actually gone 11%.
(1:15-3pm,  facebook email
Special edition of NewsWrap

Tuesday night’s NewsWrap Special (21st October) relayed the entire dialogue between senior government officials, including Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, and leaders of the Federation of Students on political reform, amid the ongoing Umbrella Movement protests. Professor Michael DeGolyer of the Baptist University’s Department of Government and International Studies was on hand for analysis, while there were responses from legislators Regina Ip and Ronny Tong, and RTHK’s reporters provided updates and reactions from the protest scenes.
28 Tech

Whether you're a die-hard techie, or a digital dinosaur, 28 Tech is the show for you.

Every week on 28 Tech we start off by bringing you the latest in tech news. Next, together with guests from around the globe, we explore how technology and digital innovation are impacting our lives. And finally, we explore some of the best mobile apps around with the aim of making your life just that little bit easier.

And just think, all that in only 28 little minutes!

Hosted by Angelina Draper every Sunday morning from 8:30.
Hong Kong's Top Story 2014

Do you fancy putting pen to paper and getting creative?

We’ve got good news for you. Hong Kong's Top Story competition is back! This year the theme is “REBORN”. Our annual writing competition is organized by RTHK and the South China Morning Post. All you have to do is write a short story of between 1,500 & 2,000 words for a chance to win great book prizes and the grand title of Top Story writer.

Deadline is Friday, 21 November, 2014.

For more details, visit HERE .

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 for Nothing Reenita Malhotra Hora and Chris Oliver 
08:30-09:30 Backchat Hugh Chiverton and Ada Wong 
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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