Earlier this week, the historic CETA EU-Canada trade deal was being scuppered by the opposition of Belgium, and the objections of one of its provinces, Wallonia. As a result, Thursday's signing ceremony was cancelled. Yet, Belgian political leaders have now reached a consensus in support of CETA. To discuss this, Jeremy Cook, Chief Economist at World First, joined Share Radio.
European trade policy has been thrown into disarray after Belgium’s government said it could not overcome regional objections to an EU-Canada trade deal, despite weeks of talks to rescue the agreement. The so-called CETA pact is on the brink of collapse, and for more Jeremy Cook, Chief Economist at World First, joined Share Radio Morning to explain further.
The London School of Economics is to examine the book "Rich People, Poor Countries: The Rise of Emerging Market Tycoons and Their Mega Firms." It's been written by Caroline Freund, former Chief Economist of the Middle East and North Africa at the World Bank. To find out about the effects of the mega rich living in developing countries, Matt Cox spoke to Professor Erik Berglof, Director of the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics, and Chairman of the book event.
A new fund spun out from leading firm Odey Asset Management will not charge investors performance fees. The decision follows the move by renowned fund manager Neil Woodford not to award performance bonuses to staff earlier this year. As sentiment in the industry seems to turn against fees and bonuses, digital technology is enabling investors to demand greater transparency around how the fund is actually performing. Robert Van Egghen reports.
Oil rose to its highest level in a year after Russian president Vladimir Putin said that he backed efforts for a production cap in the clearest sign yet that the country would join any global supply pact. Speaking at an energy conference in Istanbul, Mr Putin said he hoped that the OPEC producers’ group would agree on output curbs for member nations at its next ministerial meeting in November. For more, Kevin Baxter, Global Commodities Spot Editor at the Wall Street Journal, joined Share Radio.
Driverless vehicles, low carbon propulsion and high speed rail are now concrete projects that will become reality in the future. But despite the opportunities, there are potential disruptions arising from these changes. To talk more about this David Bailey, Professor of Industry at Aston Business School, joined Share Radio Morning Money.
In time for Marketforce's annual "Future of E-Commerce Delivery" conference in London on Tuesday, Matt Cox spoke to Henrik Gedde Moos, Founder and Chief Business Development Officer at parcel solutions company SwipBox, about the health and trends in the delivery sector.
Apple has been named the world's most valuable brand this year, followed by Google and Coca-Cola, in Interbrand's 17th annual Best Global Brands report. So how are legacy brands doing compared to the new kids on the block? Manfredi Ricca, Chief Strategy Officer, EMEA & LatAm at Interbrand, joined Share Radio to discuss the findings.
Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at the University of Shizuoka in Japan, joined Share Radio Morning Money to talk on the latest economic stories coming out of Japan. Ratings agency Fitch has sounded alarm bells over the health of Japanese banks in the face of the latest tinkering with monetary policy from the Bank of Japan. But what could the consequences of this be?
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