Ahead of an international corruption summit being hosted by David Cameron in London this week, the Head of Campaigns at ActionAid UK, Murray Worthy, joined Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey. ActionAid has been campaigning for the reform of global tax rules to tackle tax dodging in the world's poorest countries.
The Baltic Dry Index continues to move in a positive direction. The Index, often used as an indicator for the general health of the shipping sector, had its lowest point in February, but has been climbing back ever since. Matt Cox spoke to Robert Merrylees, Policy Analyst at The UK Chamber of Shipping, about the situation.
A new report from CDP, analysing 15 of the world's largest automakers, shows that Volkswagen is not the only car maker facing significant potential penalties as regulation on fleet emissions tightens around the world. Paul Simpson, the CEO of CDP, joined Sarah Lowther and Paul Sedgwick to discuss further the report he authored.
The Bank of Japan left its monetary policy unchanged Tuesday but downgraded its view of the economy. Sarah Lowther discusses the decision and outlook with Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at University of Shizuoka, Japan
The Caixin China General Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for February came in at a five-month low and below expectations. The reading means the sector has been shrinking for a whole year. Meanwhile in Japan, the Nikkei Manufacturing PMI dropped to its lowest level in eight months in February. So what’s going on? Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at the University of Shizuoka, discusses the negative sentiment live from Japan.
Simon Smith, Director and Head of Research at FX Pro, joins Share Radio to talk about the latest in the foreign exchange market. Sterling is still at lows against the dollar, so what is causing this? Simon also looks at safe havens, which are soaring, and discusses China ahead of the G20 Summit. Also, can you spot Simon's five hidden Bob Marley song references.
Oil prices fell on Tuesday despite Saudi Arabia and Russia agreeing to freeze oil output at January levels if other producers follow suit. A potential stumbling block is Iran, after petroleum minister, Bijan Zangeneh, said that the country would "not forego its oil market share". Kevin Baxter, Global Commodities Spot News Editor at the Wall Street Journal, gives his opinion on the matter.
Chris Bishop, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa, joins Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey from Johannesburg to discuss the start of the two-day African Energy Indaba. It's a regional event, but how much of these two days will be dominated by the global agenda?