Radio 3 Highlights

Today's Focus
Money Talk: The woes for the banking sector continue. Shares in Deutsche Bank have plunged almost 7% in New York after reports of some hedge funds withdrawing their cash from the bank. German rival Commerzbank has announced that it plans to scrap its dividend and cut almost 10,000 jobs. Meanwhile, the EU says it will reject more stringent capital requirement rules in order to protect its banks. There is some good news. The US economy has expanded faster than first thought in the second quarter. The final reading of GDP has come in at 1.4% compared to the 1.1% initially estimated. And Eurozone economic confidence has hit an 8-month high. In the markets, the prospect of production cuts has sent the price of crude oil up again. And Hong Kong stocks end the third quarter amongst the world’s best performing markets. On today’s Money Talk we preview what the final quarter may have in store for Hong Kong’s stock market. Joining us for that are Francis Lun of GEO Securities and Nitin Dialdas of Mandarin Capital. We shall also go down to Wellington, New Zealand and speak to Mike Gibbs-Harris of MGH Asset Management about some of the global business stories making the news.(8am-8.30am, email to,  text to 63 93 59 25, facebook twitter )

On Backchat, prorogued no more! Legco starts a new session on Saturday, and it's goodbye to many legislators who, intentionally or unintentionally will not be returning. How is the Council functioning? Did the last session almost grind to a halt under quorum calls and filibusters? Many of those leaving are very experienced - will they be missed? How did Tsang Yok sing do as President? How is Legco's role evolving in our executive-led system? What do the outgoing legislators think of the future on their last day? After 9.20, a trip to Mars.(8:30-9:30am, call in on 233 88 266, facebookemail or text 6393 5925)
Hong Kong's Top Story 2016

Start Writing now!

"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.

We are now inviting all creative writers to submit original short stories with a length of 1,500-2,000 words, to by 13 November 2016. You 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.

For more details, Please visit HERE.

The Big Idea is Back!
The Big Idea: This week we want to consider how events become information, and how information becomes news. Crucial to this process is the figure of the reporter, filing the copy for print or electronic media which remains our main source of knowledge about what’s going on in the contemporary world. The intrepid war reporter is one of the most admired figures of our time, the low-life gossip hound is one of the most despised; but whether writing about politics or sport, fashion or science, the reporter doesn’t only tell us the news, but creates and mediates it, deciding, under various pressures, what is newsworthy and how to present it to the reading or viewing public. Who wants to be a reporter, and what does it take? Who are reporters answerable to? And where is the line drawn between news and opinion? (Sundays, 8.30am-9am)

Wide Open Road
: It's the last episode of the round Australia rocknroll road trip: today we listen to the music of Tasmania, the gorgeous island just off the southern mainland of Australia. From ascerbic folk music to convict cannibalism, pop-tastic electronica, death metal and the inspiration behind one of AC/DC's most infamous songs, join Jarrod Watt for the conclusion to this unique series. (Saturdays, 8.30am-9am)

Produced by Phil Whelan​ ​

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 Danny Gittings 
09:30-13:00 Morning Brew Judd Boaz 
13:00-13:15 News at One RTHK Newsroom  
13:15-15:00 1 2 3 Show Pierre Tremblay 
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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