The Afternoon Update with Hongbin Jeong
Fill your workday afternoon with keen conversations that will inspire and inform with a slew of programs from Eco Money & Money in the Market to What’s Trending. Get your daily review of market movements in Market View and Money in the Market that explores important investment news that might affect movements for the rest of the day.
22 Nov, 2023
The question that keeps coming up: Will there be a year-end Santa Claus rally? There is growing concern among market experts over the index's sustainability, despite its remarkable 9.6% gain in just three weeks. On Money in the Market, Hongbin Jeong speaks to Rajat Bhattacharya, Senior Investment Strategist, Standard Chartered, about the possible risks and whether or not investors should think about profiting from this incredible rally.
22 Nov, 2023
Every year - over 430 million tonnes of plastic is produced globally. According to the UN - two-thirds of that are short-lived products that soon become waste. In fact, abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear is the deadliest form of marine plastic, threatening 66 per cent of marine animals. Earlier this year, Gopaal Jeyaram Founder of Big Fins & Underwater Zombie - came face to face with ghost nets 60 meters underwater in Bali. Rachel Kelly speaks to Gopaal in this week's Eco Money to find out more.
21 Nov, 2023
Apple, Microsoft, Meta, Amazon, Alphabet, Nvidia, and Tesla had an astounding contribution of approximately US$4 trillion in market capitalization in 2023, outshining the whole MSCI index. But while tech stocks have played a huge role in pushing up Wall Street indexes most of this year, global stocks have seen a weak performance in recent months. Should we then still remain optimistic on global stocks as we approach the new year? On Money in the Market, Hongbin Jeong speaks to Zane Aw, Research Analyst at Phillip Securities Research, shares his insights and analysis on this.
20 Nov, 2023
A series of agreements were negotiated between US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping, to stabilize their relationship, which has been marked by economic rivalry and challenges in the diplomatic and military spheres. However, traders saw only modest progress in the strained ties. On Money in the Market, Hongbin Jeong speaks to John Cheng, Asia Stocks Reporter at Bloomberg, to find out how markets reacted to this much-anticipated meeting between the two leaders.
17 Nov, 2023
National climate action plans remain insufficient to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. That's according to the latest report from the UN. Even with increased efforts by some countries, the report shows much more action is needed now to bend the world’s emissions trajectory further downward and avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Timely that in the same week - KPMG released its 2023 Net Zero Readiness Report. The report highlighted that Governments and industry must deliver transformative change on net zero but are currently hamstrung by significant barriers, including global public debt, domestic tensions, increased opposition to decarbonization plans, and the need to guarantee energy supply. Rachel Kelly speaks with Sharad Somani, Head of Infrastructure for KPMG Asia Pacific and Head of KPMG ESG at KPMG in Singapore.
17 Nov, 2023
Broadridge, one of the global fintech leaders, recently launched BondGPT which helps users simplify workflow and boost efficiency in the portfolio construction processes. What are the functionalities and goals of BondGPT? Is generative AI reshaping the finance industry? On Money in the Market, Hongbin Jeong speaks to Joseph Lo, Head of Enterprise Platforms at Broadridge, about BondGPT and how generative AI helps improve financial trading.
17 Nov, 2023
The rise of AI in the payment industry offers various advantages in the payment industry. How has AI contributed to the payment industry's development? But other than artificial intelligence, what other trends are there in the payment industry? On What's Trending, Hongbin Jeong speaks to Judith Loh, Head of Strategic Sales at Worldpay, about the transformative trends in the payment industry.
16 Nov, 2023
16 Nov, 2023
AI has made its way into the blockchain industry wherein businesses are integrating it into its operations. How does AI fit into the world of cryptocurrency? Can we expect more adoption of AI into the crypto world? On Money in the Market, Hongbin Jeong speaks to Carney Mak, Head of Investment - FinTech at FXHB Asset Management, to find out more
16 Nov, 2023
Generative AI is slowly being integrated into corporate and investment banks. But while there are opportunities and benefits, AI also comes with new risks. So what are the potential consequences of integrating AI in this area? How will banks mitigate its risks? On What's Trending, Hongbin Jeong speaks to Thomas Dohmke, CEO of GitHub, to find out more on the impact of generative AI in the banking and finance industry.
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