Japan's long-term Credit rating has been downgraded by S & P to A+, in response to continued poor economic performance. William Saito, special adviser to the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan, talks us through the impacts this could have on Abenomics.
Desmond Lachmann, Global economics fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Share Radio to take a look at the current state of the US economy, how it has been impacted by the turmoil in China, the recent non-farm payroll data, and what we can expect from the Fed's interest rate decision this month.
Since the financial crisis of 2008 the UK has featured nearly stagnant labour productivity growth, yet seven years down the line the government is still trying to solve the adeptly named "Productivity Puzzle"
Jonathan Portes, Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, takes us through it,