Prime Time with Timothy Go, Bharati Jagdish & Finance Presenter Chua Tian Tian


Stay current with the latest news, market movements in Singapore, Europe, and the US, and property investment insights in this ever-changing economy on Prime Time with Timothy Go, Bharati Jagdish and Finance Presenter Chua Tian Tian from 4pm to 7pm.

NOV 30, 2022
30/11/22 - Almost 50% Singaporean workers threaten to quit their jobs if they’re needed to work in the office full-time
The drive to get people back into offices is clashing with workers who’ve embraced remote work as the new normal. Like other employees around the globe who have become accustomed to a hybrid work environment, Singaporeans are pushing back on employers who insist they return to the office full-time. According to a new study by Employment Hero, polling over 1,000 Singaporean knowledge workers, 46% of remote and hybrid workers would consider leaving their jobs if employers forced them to return to the office full-time. Prime Time’s Bharati Jagdish speaks with Alex Hattingh, Chief People Officer, Employment Hero to find out more the study. 

NOV 30, 2022
30/11/22 - Market View: Commercial property market trends in Asia - what’s fuelling the 38% drop in investment volume in Q3 and why is Singapore bucking the trend?
The commercial property market in Asia is in focus today. According to the latest Asia Pacific Capital Trends report from MSCI Real Assets, inflationary pressures and a spike in borrowing costs had weighed on dealmaking in APAC in the third quarter of the year,  Investment volume came up to be just US$32.6 billion in Q3, a 38 per cent drop from a year ago.  And across major income producing property sectors, retail fared the worst with transaction volume dropping by over 54% on a yearly basis. There were also signs of yields moving out for some sectors, such as the industrial sector in South Korea.  But why is this the case, and with China doling out support to bolster its property, and higher rates in major economies such as South Korea, what’s the outlook for Asia’s commercial property market?  On Market View, Prime Time’s finance presenter Chua Tian Tian spoke with Benjamin Chow, Head of Asia Real Assets Research at MSCI for more.

NOV 29, 2022
29/11/22 - In the Spotlight: How to address global food hunger and security in escalating climate crisis
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva recently pointed out that 345 million people in the world were now suffering from a food crisis as a result of Russia’s war in Ukraine, high inflation and climate disasters. It is a race against time now to address global food hunger. In the Spotlight on Prime Time, Bharati Jagdish speaks with Duke Hipp, Director, Public Affairs & Strategic Partnerships, CropLife Asia on global food security and sustainability. 

NOV 29, 2022
29/11/22 - ST The Big Story, 29 Nov - Stars, key backroom staff depart Lion City Sailors
The Lion City Sailors’ arrival as Singapore’s first privatised club shook the local football scene in 2020. Now two years on, the Sailors have released several of their highest-paid local footballers and The Straits Times understands that the club has also parted ways with a host of backroom staff. In The Straits Times' The Big Story, Multimedia Correspondent Hairianto Diman speaks with journalist Deepanraj Ganesan to find out more about these developments. 

NOV 29, 2022
29/11/22 - What do the rising interest rates mean for private residential market in Singapore?
The rising interest rates in Singapore are eroding buyers’ purchasing power which is dampening property demand in a significant manner. What will happen as these interest rates keep increasing given Singapore’s open economy and its strong correlation with the US interest rates?  In Powering Your Property on Prime Time, Bharati Jagdish speaks with Wong Xian Yang, Head of Research, Cushman & Wakefield to find out what rising interest rates means for property investors and the broad private residential real estate market here. 

NOV 29, 2022
29/11/22 - Market View: Impact of metaverse to GDP in Asia estimated at between US$0.8-1.4 trillion per year by 2035; strategies by countries to reap rewards of change
While we may not be able to teleport you to the metaverse, we hope to get you thinking about the financial and economic implications of building the metaverse. Well, a recent analysis performed by Deloitte estimated that the impact of the metaverse to GDP in Asia could be between US$0.8 to 1.4 trillion per year by 2035. That’s roughly about 2.4 per cent of overall GDP.  Called “The metaverse in Asia - Strategies for accelerating economic impact”, the report showcases the potential impact of the metaverse in 12 Asian economies and highlights the strategies adopted by these economies to capture the benefits of the metaverse. But what are some of these strategies and how much investments do countries need to put in to reap the rewards of change? Also - is this shift towards the metaverse inevitable and could we see a reshuffle of tech giants after this so-called ‘battle to build up the metaverse?  On Market View, Prime Time’s finance presenter Chua Tian Tian posed these questions to Duleesha Kulasooriya, Southeast Asia Leader at Deloitte Center for the Edge.

NOV 28, 2022
28/11/22 - In the Spotlight: President Xi faces stiffest challenges as Covid rage sparks mass protests
Rare protests broke out across China over the weekend as groups of people vented their frustration over the zero-Covid policy. In The Spotlight, Prime Time’s Chua Tian Tian spoke with Jonathan Frewin, Senior journalist with BBC World Service Partner Hub in London for more on those developments as well as some of the other biggest stories they’re tracking in the week ahead. 

NOV 28, 2022
28/11/22 - Singapore & Hong Kong's quest for regional supremacy
Hong Kong has finally had its financial crown snatched by Singapore, moving up to third most important city for global finance after New York and London. Prime Time’s Chua Tian Tian speaks with David Black, Founder and CEO of Blackbox Research for a deep dive into Singaporeans and Hongkongers’ perceptions about the changing dynamics in the region. 

NOV 28, 2022
28/11/22 - Market View: US Stock Market, Fundstrat's Tom Lee’s expectations of a December rally, Warren Buffet’s recent buys
US stocks got a boost last week from the latest minutes from the Federal Reserve’s November meeting, where the central bank is looking to hand out smaller rate hikes in the coming months. While economic data out of the US showed the US economy responding to the Fed’s four straight 75 basis point interest rate hikes, is it too early for markets to be optimistic?  Similarly, Fundstrat’s Tom Lee predicted that the S&P 500 could rise another 14 per cent through the end of the year as inflation comes down, setting the stage for a big December rally. But how likely is this? Back in Asia, Warren Buffet has picked up a US$5 billion stake in semiconductor manufacturer TSMC. But what do market watchers see of his recent buy, and what are the opportunities in the Greater China region? On Market View, Prime Time's finance presenter Chua Tian Tian posed these questions to  Ken Shih, Head of Wealth Management, Greater China at  Saxo Markets.

NOV 25, 2022
25/11/22 - In the Spotlight: How will the US midterms election results and Trump's 2024 presidency bid impact Asia?
At the US midterm elections, Democrats took a majority in the Senate and while they lost the House, the result was very close. At the same time, Donald Trump announced his 2024 presidency bid. What does the US midterm election results mean to the Asian region? And if Trump becomes President again, and with Asia being more sensitive to Chinese growth and US financial conditions, how would that impact the region, specifically China and Singapore? We unpack all of that In the Spotlight on Prime Time in this conversation between Bharati Jagdish and Pushan Dutt, Professor of economics and political sciences at INSEAD. 

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