This is Emerging Opportunities, the only show on radio dedicated to global emerging markets. Hosting today's show are Share Radio's Simon Rose and Managing Editor of the Frontier Funds Consultancy, Gavin Serkin. Joining them in the studio today was Mark Krombas, head of Middle East and North African equities for the Qatar Insurance Company, and Talib Qayyum, independent consultant focused on frontier markets. They discussed President Trump's impact on Middle East investment, market outlook and Saudi Aramco's IPO.
India's seen recent economic turbulence with the government removing 80 percent of currency in circulation last November. But is now potentially a good time to invest? Share Radio reporter Matt Cox spoke to Jonathan Schiessl chief investment officer at Ashburton Investments and lead manager of the Ashburton India Equity Opportunities Fund. Jonathan started by explaining some of the reforms seen recently.
This is Emerging Opportunities, the only show on radio dedicated to global emerging markets. Hosting today's show are Share Radio's Simon Rose and Managing Editor of the Frontier Funds Consultancy, Gavin Serkin.
Joining them in the studio today was Shivani Siroya, CEO of Tala Mobile. They discussed how the Tala app was disrupting the financial catch-22 of credit scores in developing countries, where many people have never taken out a loan or similar product.
Emerging Opportunities with Gavin Serkin and Simon Rose, is dedicated to global, emerging and frontier markets. This week they talk to Farrukh Khan, senior director of business development at Acumen - a pioneer of investing with social impact.
Gavin Serkin is managing editor of the Frontier Funds Consultancy and author of Frontier: Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow.
The FTSE 100 has been hitting record highs since the start of 2017 with a weaker pound boosting the UK's main stock index.
But what effect has a weak sterling had on the small cap's market?
David Thornton, editor of the Growth Company Investor, joined Share Radio's Simon Rose for more on this subject.