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Juliette Foster

The Weeks Update: The IMF & funds for countries hit by disaster, with John Weeks & Tim Jones

Juliette Foster
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The Weeks Update

The Weeks Update: The IMF & funds for countries hit by disaster, with John Weeks & Tim Jones
April marks the first anniversary of the Nepalese earthquake, which killed over eight thousand people and injured more than twenty one thousand others. After the disaster the International Monetary Fund told the Nepalese authorities they would have to pay back the $3.5 billion of debt the country owes to its creditors. The IMF said the money can't be written off because Nepal doesn't qualify for relief from a special fund for countries hit by natural disasters. That decision outraged anti debt campaigners who claim that wealthy states are often responsible for the financial problems of poorer countries. For example Mozambique's debt, which is priced in currencies like the Dollar, has ballooned because of the weak exchange rate, forcing the government to use 13% of its revenue to pay back what it owes. So is it time for the creditors to ease up on the indebted? Tim Jones, of the "Jubilee Debt Campaign", joins Juliette Foster in the studio along with Professor John Weeks, Share Radio's regular economics commentator.

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Juliette Foster

Conversations From Africa: A South African economy in turmoil, with Chris Bishop

Juliette Foster
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Conversations From Africa

Conversations From Africa: A South African economy in turmoil, with Chris Bishop
Conversations From Africa: Chris Bishop, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine joins Share Radio's Patrick Jones for more news from the continent in our weekly segment dedicated to all things African. This week he discusses more woes for the South African economy with talks of a downgrade to junk status, 'Guptagate', the huge mining court-case 'Once empowered always empowered' and more.
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Chris Bishop


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Sarah Lowther

Morning Money: Who are 2016’s emission penalty contenders?

Sarah Lowther
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Morning Money at 8:00

Morning Money: Who are 2016’s emission penalty contenders?
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.
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Paul Sedgwick, Paul Simpson


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Georgie Frost

This Is Money- Budget Breakdown

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money- Budget Breakdown
After Budget week, the award winning team looks at the George Osborne's budget in more detail and the new taxes that have been announced. Sugar tax, £1000 interest-free tax and the Northern Powerhouse are just a few topics the team will be discussing...
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Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Ed Mitchell

Finbarr Bermingham of the Global Trade Review with the latest Asia based corporate news

Ed Mitchell
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Ed's Macro-Economic View

Finbarr Bermingham of the Global Trade Review with the latest Asia based corporate news
Investment Perspectives: We catch up with our man in Hong Kong, Asia Editor of the Global Trade Review, Finbarr Bermingham. Share Radio's Michael Considine spoke to Finbarr, this week in Hong Kong and began by asking about the cyber security theft at the Bangledesh Central Bank

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Sarah Lowther

The Bank of Japan's interest rate decision - with Seijiro Takeshita

Sarah Lowther
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Morning Money

The Bank of Japan's interest rate decision - with  Seijiro Takeshita
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
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Chris Bailey, Dr Seijiro Takeshita


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Juliette Foster

The Weeks Update: Is the world economy at a crossroads, or is it just more scaremongering? Professor John Weeks gives his update

Juliette Foster
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The Weeks Update

The Weeks Update: Is the world economy at a crossroads, or is it just more scaremongering? Professor John Weeks gives his update
Professor John Weeks, Share Radio's regular economics commentator, joins Juliette Foster in the studio to give his take on recent challenging times for Western economies - who are operating in an environment of weak growth, falling interest rates and lower than normal levels of inflation.

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Sarah Lowther

Morning Money: Seijiro Takeshita on China & Japan as PMI data shows contraction

Sarah Lowther
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Morning Money at 6:00

Morning Money: Seijiro Takeshita on China & Japan as PMI data shows contraction
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.
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Chris Bailey, Dr Seijiro Takeshita


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Nigel Cassidy

Morning Money: Oscars actor points - do the points really mean prizes?

Nigel Cassidy
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Morning Money at 6:00

Morning Money: Oscars actor points - do the points really mean prizes?
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.
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Matt Cox, James Cameron Wilson


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Nigel Cassidy

Morning Money: David Kuo of The Motley Fool Singapore looks at the market reaction to G20

Nigel Cassidy
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Morning Money at 6:00

Morning Money: David Kuo of The Motley Fool Singapore looks at the market reaction to G20
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.
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Chris Bailey, David Kuo


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