As Donald Trump prepares to assemble his economic team, markets are rallying in expectation of a new period of fiscal stimulus. However, with Republicans in Congress set on strict deficit reduction targets, Mr Trump may be unlikely to achieve his policy pledges, including $1trn worth of spending on infrastructure. Robert Van Egghen has been speaking to Jim O'Sullivan, Chief US Economist at High Frequency Economics, who explained why the Republican party could stop Mr Trump from fulfilling his spending promises.
Part of President Obama's legacy were rules to curb the excesses of investment banks on wall street - the Dodd-Frank Act, a United States federal law that places regulation of the financial industry in the hands of the government. Some would like to see the brakes off, though more commentators have voiced concerns after President-elect Donald Trump announced he hopes to enact reforms when he enters office in the New Year. They fear changes could herald the return of casino banks engaging in risky financial behaviour. Share Radio's Matt Cox spoke to Colin Cieszynski, Chief Analyst at CMS Markets and Philip Alexander, Editor at Risk.net.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, presented in partnership with NS&I. It’s been a politically turbulent year, and this week the pollsters were proved wrong again as Donald Trump defied all odds to become 45th President of the United States. The billionaire real estate developer and TV personality with no political experience beat establishment favourite Hillary Clinton in one of the bitterest campaigns in history. With the markets swerving in all directions the eyes of the world are now on the United States waiting to see what a Trump presidency will bring. What will it mean for post-Brexit Britain? Despite Barrack Obama’s previous description of the UK being “at the back of the queue” Mr. Trump certainly appears more open to trade deals. Editor Simon Lambert and reporter Sarah Davidson join Georgie Frost to look at what could come of the shock victory and how it happened. Could being “a master of mess” be the key? That’s the theory being put forward by one economist. Also on this week’s show we look at the fallout from the Tesco Bank hack, the latest victims to rising food prices and how a wood burning stove could provide a cheaper way of keeping your home cosy this Christmas. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
George Magnus, Senior Economic Adviser to UBS, joined Share Radio to talk about the US Election result. And his message is: brace yourselves! After the initial sell off, the trading world's reaction to the election of Donald Trump has been far from the market bloodbath many forecast. But George says the liberal global order represented by US-led institutions such as the UN, the IMF, the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation is hanging in the balance.
Allyson Stewart-Allen, CEO at International Marketing Partners and author of Working with Americans, joined Share Radio to share her view of a damaged "Brand USA", following Trump's election. She said that the only individual who can fix the image of the country is the occupant of the White House, and she had few tips for him.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by financial journalist Vix Leytonr. On the agenda today, they discuss the big story from America. Donald Trump has beaten Hilary Clinton to become the 45 President. But how that impacted the markets? Georgie and Vix mull over the affects on the global economy and markets. Elsewhere, today is equal pay day, which marks the time women are effectively working for free because of earning less on average than men. And banks are going to offer more help to elderly and vulnerable customers. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Donald trump has shocked everyone and become the 45th President of the US. He defeated favourite Hilary Clinton by winning states such as Florida and Ohio. But how will his victory affect us in the UK? And what about the global stocks and markets? Our man on the ground in Florida and political correspondent Colin Bloom joins senior analyst Ed Bowsher in the studio with Sue.
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. On the agenda today, they discuss the big story from America. Donald Trump has beaten Hilary Clinton to become the 45 President. But how that impacted the markets? Ed and Sue mull over the affects on the global economy and stocks and shares. Elsewhere, Tesco Bank has finally repaid £2.5 million which had been stolen from 9,000 hacked accounts. Plus, the number of households switching their energy supplier hit a three-year high in October. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The odds of a December interest rate hike in the US have diminished. The FOMC had signalled it expected to raise rates by the year end, but while the markets were confident of an increase, the markets are now not. Professor Peter Rupert, Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara & former Senior Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank, joined Share Radio to discuss.
Where Ohio falls, the US follows. Ohio has chosen every president since 1974, but this election is bucking every trend. So is Trump's expected 'victory' that unexpected, as elections around the world reveal the populous are voting against the establishment? For more we're joined by Share Radio’s Colin Bloom from Florida.