Peter Guy

Peter Guy

Peter Guy is a financial writer and former international banker

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Opinion | Money-laundering crackdown is just a way to blame Chinese cash for Vancouver’s unaffordable housing

Documenting the origin of every dollar is impossible and while the newly passed Land Owner Transparency Act may reveal that Chinese are the main buyers of luxury real estate, this is no fodder for money-laundering claims, only for jealousy.

Documenting the origin of every dollar is impossible and while the newly passed Land Owner Transparency Act may reveal that Chinese are the main buyers of luxury real estate, this is no fodder for money-laundering claims, only for jealousy.

14 Jun 2019 - 2:12AM
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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.

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.

17 Sep 2018 - 6:40AM
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.

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

25 Jul 2018 - 5:03PM
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.

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 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

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

15 Mar 2018 - 10:01AM
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

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 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

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
4 Mar 2018 - 10:44PM
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

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
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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

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
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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

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

11 Feb 2018 - 11:37PM
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

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

8 Feb 2018 - 10:34PM
4 Feb 2018 - 10:55PM
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

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

6 Feb 2018 - 10:46PM
28 Jan 2018 - 9:16PM
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

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

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