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“The Government doesn’t have a hostile attitude to the single currency. It was a slip of the tongue.” 

Kenneth Clarke 1997

We are faced with the prospect of the leading countries across three continents plunged simultaneously into crisis by attempts to fix currencies: Europe, China and the United States.

All done with the best possible intentions: namely, formation of the Eurozone, and China’s locking its currency against the US$ for so many years. But the outcome is the same and, in the final reckoning, it’s not just economic: it undermines international stability itself.

READ ON .. as we approach the Brexit vote - which is but one small outcome of these wretched attempts to fix world currencies: we look at why currencies must be allowed to float freely.

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In a new partnership with publishers Harriman House, Share Radio has produced its first audiobook 'Superinvestors', written by Matthew Partridge and read by some of Share Radio's best known presenters: Simon Rose, Fenella Fudge, Glen Thompsett, Ed Bowsher and accomplished actor David Ricardo Pearce, whose ancestor is featured in the book.

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St. Paul's besieged

Welcome to Gavin Oldham's full presentation describing his vision for egalitarian capitalism.

The main set of proposals are as follows:

Egalitarian Capitalism is an alternative to socialism which, while fostering and encouraging enterprise for all, acts to involve and empower people right across society and especially the young. 

Six key steps of egalitarian capitalism

  1. A proper programme of financial education to help people from all walks of life to build a personal store of freely disposable assets.
  2. Setting the conditions for disinter-mediation, in particular reducing the extent of parasitic inter-mediation which separates people from a sense of ownership and control.
  3. Direct share ownership: drawing together employee, consumer and share-owner, providing much improved corporate governance so that individual share-owners can participate fully in the companies in which they have chosen to invest.
  4. Calls for risk to be properly recognised when setting taxation on reward. This means encouraging innovation and continuing to recognise the risks taken by self-employed people.
  5. Addresses inter-generational equity, introducing a programme of incentivised financial learning for the disadvantaged young, fuelled from inheritance tax receipts, to enable them to achieve their full potential in adult life.
  6. Tackles one of the most difficult issues for democratic capitalism: universal benefits. It proposes a new voluntary approach for higher taxpayers to make discretionary payments for using universal, state-run services.

 

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The Bigger Picture: Has a global economic slowdown begun?

Andrew Kenningham of Capital Economics considers whether a global economic slowdown has now begun. He looks at the prospects for China, the United States and the Eurozone in particular, assessing the prospects for Germany, France and Italy. He explains why the flattening of the yield curve in the United States COULD be a harbinger of recession and discusses Capital Economics' new 20 year forecasts and the main conclusions that have been drawn.

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This is Money: How to invest and save for your child to give them a bumper pot of cash when they turn 18
It might not be on the top of your to-do list when you have a child, but investing and saving for them to build a tidy nest egg for when they reach adulthood is best done sooner rather than later. In the latest This is Money podcast, editor Simon Lambert, assistant editor (and new parent) Lee Boyce alongside host Georgie Frost look at the best ways to save for your children. We discuss investment options, Junior Isas, a pension and other ways, and why 'the hardest step is the first, but it is also the most powerful'. Lee has a target of a £50,000 pot to build up for his new daughter ahead of her 18th birthday in 2036 – and discusses how he plans to achieve this, with a little help from Einstein's eighth wonder of the world, compounding. Elsewhere, we talk about how invest for your own retirement and Fidelity's 'Power of Seven' matrix, as it looks like the pensions dashboard is finally moving ahead. We talk about the collapse of online estate agent Emoov and the future of the industry with the Bank of England's latest Brexit predictions suggesting property values could fall 30 per cent in the worst case scenario. Finally, we reveal the latest British Gas rip off and whether could we have found the answer to expensive boiler replacements.
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The Business of Film: Ralph Breaks The Internet & Creed 2
James Cameron-Wilson delves into the UK box office where the new Fantastic Beasts movie has been pushed into third place by Ralph Breaks the Internet, the sequel to Wreck-It Ralph and by Creed 2 (not surprisingly, the sequel to Creed). He also looks at the home dual-format release of the 1966 Charlton Heston film Khartoum, a movie James reckons would be impossible to make now. Lastly, he looks at some of the Golden Globe nominations, which might given an early indication of the Oscar front-runners.
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Gadgets & Gizmos: The loo that monitors health

Steve Caplin looks (carefully) into the high tech loo that can check for signs of disease, the Amazon Alexa microwave, why wombat poo is cuboid, bike mirrors for the hands, the Chinese scientists who've created a heat source six times hotter than the sun and why our genes may decide if we prefer tea or coffee.

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Modern Mindset: A Resilient Mind

Adam talks to Winston Ben Clements an international speaker who was born with a condition that has confined him to a wheelchair. Despite this disadvantage Winston shares his wisdom on the importance of resilience and that overcoming struggles and setbacks can actually give a huge edge. They also discuss what extreme ownership means and how doing more than you should can promote someone to a genuine leader.

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Share Interview: Mike Ianiri On Cyber Security: how can we protect ourselves?

In the wake of the Marriott Starwood data breach, with up to 500 million customers' data compromised, how can we protect ourselves when using the web. Simon Rose spoke to Mike Ianiri of independent telecoms brokerage Equinox. In a chilling interview, Mike explains the options for guarding your data and warns that free wifi, which so many of us use widely, is a cyber criminal's dream.

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The Big Call: Investing in the UK - Time to pick up some Brexit bargains?

As the Brexit crisis becomes ever more unpredictable, Ed asks whether now is a good time to buy some cheap UK shares. Do long-term investors need to worry as they see their portfolios sway up and down? Ed speaks to Oliver Smith, Portfolio Manager at IG Smart Portfolio, and Howie Li, Head of ETFs at Legal & General Investment Management. Howie tells Ed about a new UK ETF that LGIM has just launched which has a management charge of just 0.05% a year and takes a slightly different approach from the more established UK ETFs. There’s more to this ETF than just being cheap. Howie also explains more about five other ETFs that LGIM launched last month.

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Motley Fool Money: The Three P's of Investing

Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Mr. Market continues its wild ride; Restoration Hardware raises the roof; Altria bets big on cannabis; And Vail Resorts hits a few moguls. Analysts Matt Argersinger, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and delve into the latest news from Toll Brothers, Yum! Brands, Altria, and Amazon. The guys also share why Equinix, Apple, and NVR are on their radar. Plus, Motley Fool Wealth Management’s Director of Financial Planning Megan Brinsfield offers up some year-end financial advice.

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IEA: The economics of dating

In this episode of Live from Lord North Street, Kate Andrews, Associate Director of the IEA was joined by Zoe Strimpel, a Sunday Telegraph columnist and historian of gender and relationships, and Madeline Grant, Editorial Manager at the IEA, to analyse the role of market forces in shaping our dating habits and personal relationships. Zoe and Madeline look at the early history of dating, and how economic, as well as cultural, trends have determined popular conceptions of romance. They also examine how the digital age - and the arrival of apps like Tinder, Happn and Bumble - have changed the landscape (for better and for worse). Does our data-and-algorithm centric approach help bring people together and make for happier relationships? Or have we instead removed the romance and humanity from the dating world? And what does the future hold for dating, in this new environment?

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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Ferguson and the FTSE reshuffle

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, looks at first quarter results from Ferguson, the world's biggest plumbing supplies distributor. He also looks at the way in which sentiment in the UK market is now trumping fundamentals. Graham highlights some changes in the FTSE100 share index, with Royal Mail and Just Eat departing. And he looks ahead to forthcoming results from Ashtead and BAT.

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VIDEO: Tracking down £1bn of missing Child Trust Fund cash

Every child in the UK born between 1 Sept 2002 and 2 Jan 2011 has a Child Trust Fund (CTF). But one child in six has lost contact with the money. Gavin Oldham, Chairman of The Share Foundation – which runs the Junior ISA & Child Trust Fund schemes for children in care for the Department for Education - is trying to re-connect them. He talks through the CTF, how to track an account down, and what a child can and can’t do with the money.

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Superinvestors

In a new partnership with publishers Harriman House, Share Radio has produced its first audiobook 'Superinvestors', written by Matthew Partridge and read by some of Share Radio's best known presenters. 'Superinvestors' lays bare the investing secrets of legendary investors - from early 20th-century figures such as Benjamin Graham and John Maynard Keynes, through to more modern names such as Anthony Bolton and Warren Buffett.

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The Share Foundation

How you can help young people in care prepare for adult life by supporting The Share Foundation’s ‘Stepladder of Achievement’ programme.

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