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.
The Oscars have taken place in the US. British actor Mark Rylance won his first Oscar with Best Supporting Actor for Cold War drama Bridge of Spies, whilst Leonardo Di Caprio also won his first gong, for his lead actor role in The Revenant. But how does winning an Academy Award help an actors career, and their earnings? Matt Cox spoke to film expert, critic and broadcaster James Cameron Wilson, who explained the confusing system of actor points and whether they really do mean prizes.
The concluding statement issued by finance ministers and central bank governors on Saturday was strong on rhetoric. But the meeting will disappoint the many who called for the G20 to be more active in addressing economic vulnerabilities and risks. So how did it all go down on the markets? David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool Singapore, joins Nigel Cassidy and Chris Bailey, Founder of financialorbit.com, to look at the reaction.
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.
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?
Morning Money: The recent performance of sovereign wealth funds
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Billy Bambrough looks into the performance of sovereign wealth funds, amidst stock market crashes and falling commodity prices. Billy speaks to Enrico Soddu, Head of Data and Research at the Sovereign Wealth Centre, and Selina Sy, Associate Commercial Manager of Hedge Funds at Preqin.
A potential stock connect between the London Stock Exchange and Shanghai is the latest news coming out of George Osborne's five day visit to China. Dr David Kuo, CEO at The Motley Fool Singapore, gives his thoughts to Sandra Kilhof and Mark Johnson on any potential deal.
Apple are having another attempt at the global TV sector, despite an initial unsuccessful launch in 2007. Billy Bambrough speaks to Nick Zarb, Director at Simon-Kucher & Partners, and Stuart Miles, Founder and CEO of Pocket-lint, about whether they can break into the TV market this time around.