Peter Guy

Peter Guy is a financial writer and former international banker
Peter Guy
Peter Guy is a financial writer and former international banker

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Opinion | Hong Kong has enough freedom to do business, and that’s what counts ultimately

China may be the centre of Chinese capitalism but Hong Kong is where the banking occurs. Historically, emerging economic superpowers must maintain onshore and offshore financial centres. For Beijing, this may be Hong Kong’s only tangible value.

13 Mar 2019 - 11:11AM

China may be the centre of Chinese capitalism but Hong Kong is where the banking occurs. Historically, emerging economic superpowers must maintain onshore and offshore financial centres. For Beijing, this may be Hong Kong’s only tangible value.

Hong Kong has enough freedom to do business, and that’s what counts ultimately
Opinion | End of an era: Hong Kong steps down as the face of Chinese capitalism

The departure of a generation of major business figures in Hong Kong – its original property tycoons – coincides with the arrival of the Chinese model of state capitalism on the global stage. The archetypal Hong Kong tycoon may never return.

9 Jan 2019 - 3:29PM

The departure of a generation of major business figures in Hong Kong – its original property tycoons – coincides with the arrival of the Chinese model of state capitalism on the global stage. The archetypal Hong Kong tycoon may never return.

End of an era: Hong Kong steps down as the face of Chinese capitalism
Opinion | Investment banking practices, from unwise loans to the emphasis on derivatives, risk another financial crisis

Recent disputes in HSBC and Deutsche Bank highlight the banking industry’s disease of risking implosion to focus on big profits.

7 Nov 2018 - 4:22AM

Recent disputes in HSBC and Deutsche Bank highlight the banking industry’s disease of risking implosion to focus on big profits.

Investment banking practices, from unwise loans to the emphasis on derivatives, risk another financial crisis
Opinion | What next for Facebook and Google, if they don’t break into China?

The American tech giants could take a leaf out of Chinese e-commerce company Pinduoduo’s book, or they could consider cracking the e-payment market.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM

The American tech giants could take a leaf out of Chinese e-commerce company Pinduoduo’s book, or they could consider cracking the e-payment market.

What next for Facebook and Google, if they don’t break into China?
As CK group transitions from Li Ka-shing to Victor Li, monopoly should no longer be its bread and butter

The CK group of companies can no longer rest on its conservative and defensive strategy of investing in monopolies.

25 Jul 2018 - 5:03PM

The CK group of companies can no longer rest on its conservative and defensive strategy of investing in monopolies.

As CK group transitions from Li Ka-shing to Victor Li, monopoly should no longer be its bread and butter
Micro flats and crackdown on Uber in Hong Kong show monopolies win, while consumers suffer

The government, by refusing to rein in property developers and taxi cartels, is tacitly shielding monopolies at the cost of Hong Kong residents.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

The government, by refusing to rein in property developers and taxi cartels, is tacitly shielding monopolies at the cost of Hong Kong residents.

Micro flats and crackdown on Uber in Hong Kong show monopolies win, while consumers suffer
The View | Hong Kong’s fintechs must shake off their traditional shackles to make the next technological leap

The HKMA is blurring the fine line between the suppression of subversive ideas and promoting innovation

15 Mar 2018 - 10:01AM

The HKMA is blurring the fine line between the suppression of subversive ideas and promoting innovation

Hong Kong’s fintechs must shake off their traditional shackles to make the next technological leap
Mind the Gap | Cathay Pacific is a case study in how most companies fail in the long run … if they don’t change

The airline has focused on restoring its brand, ignoring the idea that Asian air travel is being driven by price rather than premium service

11 Mar 2018 - 11:30PM

The airline has focused on restoring its brand, ignoring the idea that Asian air travel is being driven by price rather than premium service

Cathay Pacific is a case study in how most companies fail in the long run … if they don’t change
The View | The realities behind stuttering ‘risk on, risk off’ investment strategies

The last 10 years have forced some clients to maintain two portfolios: low risk, low return fixed income products, and high risk assets such as structured financial products, derivatives and alternative assets

8 Mar 2018 - 10:33PM

The last 10 years have forced some clients to maintain two portfolios: low risk, low return fixed income products, and high risk assets such as structured financial products, derivatives and alternative assets

The realities behind stuttering ‘risk on, risk off’ investment strategies
Hong Kong’s Science Park just got the lion’s share of the budget goodies, but on what basis?
Opinion | Why Vancouver housing is back in the cross hairs amid the new China risks

Wealthy mainlanders have new impetus to secure offshore havens following the Communist Party’s proposal to scrap presidential term limits

2 Mar 2018 - 1:44AM

Wealthy mainlanders have new impetus to secure offshore havens following the Communist Party’s proposal to scrap presidential term limits

Why Vancouver housing is back in the cross hairs amid the new China risks
If Stuart Gulliver found his tenure at HSBC arduous, it’s going to be no different for John Flint
The View | Has Wanda made a Legendary mistake with its acquisition of the Hollywood studio? Only time will tell

The Chinese conglomerate has a seemingly uphill task of integrating the US$3.5 billion purchase of Legendary Entertainment with its portfolio of shopping malls and cinemas as it undergoes restructuring

22 Feb 2018 - 11:23PM

The Chinese conglomerate has a seemingly uphill task of integrating the US$3.5 billion purchase of Legendary Entertainment with its portfolio of shopping malls and cinemas as it undergoes restructuring

Has Wanda made a Legendary mistake with its acquisition of the Hollywood studio? Only time will tell
The fatuous folly of the super rich and their plans to escape the apocalypse in New Zealand
What’s the greatest risk to China’s economy? Look no further than its growing corporate and household debt
Mind the Gap | Hidden problems and greed explain why these ETFs mysteriously shut down

The popularity of alternative risk premium products has steadily grown in response to nine years of negative to low interest rates

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

The popularity of alternative risk premium products has steadily grown in response to nine years of negative to low interest rates

Hidden problems and greed explain why these ETFs mysteriously shut down
The View | Why shabby taxis rule Hong Kong streets … and Uber can’t get a break

Government has openly displayed lack of will and motivation to make tough decisions by cowering behind current laws that make ride hailing illegal

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Government has openly displayed lack of will and motivation to make tough decisions by cowering behind current laws that make ride hailing illegal

Why shabby taxis rule Hong Kong streets … and Uber can’t get a break
The biggest limitation of artificial intelligence is it’s only as smart as the data sets served
Opinion | Cryptocurrency is an uprising against today’s flawed financial system

As millennials come of age, cryptocurrencies like bitcoin revealed a chasm of misunderstanding between generational values

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

As millennials come of age, cryptocurrencies like bitcoin revealed a chasm of misunderstanding between generational values

Cryptocurrency is an uprising against today’s flawed financial system
Is Vancouver too tough for doing business, other than being the ideal retirement place?
The View | Banks should throw in the towel on proprietary trading, after all the robots have already won

No one really knows if the pursuit of proprietary trading profits is worthwhile as robots and algorithms fight it out- server versus server

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

No one really knows if the pursuit of proprietary trading profits is worthwhile as robots and algorithms fight it out- server versus server

Banks should throw in the towel on proprietary trading, after all the robots have already won
Teresa Cheng saga shows why it is a sad reflection of Hong Kong’s business culture
Will Europe’s regulatory push for transparency accelerate the extinction of research analysts?
Does it take a trade war to settle disputes and disagreements between China and the US?
It’s time regulators started clawing back illicit returns from investors
Hype aside, what’s the mental effect of a young workforce living in cramped co-living conditions?
Hong Kong must take a lead in tech listings or forever play catch-up
Hong Kong’s future lies in the hands of its new globally networked generation
The risks taken in 2017 and their consequences are set to haunt us well into next year
Outdated Li & Fung must invoke Cortez – ‘burn its ships’, march forward and reinvent itself