With the EU referendum only weeks away, betting on a brexit has become big business for the countries bookies. However, not only are investors looking to bookmakers as a means to make money, some say they also provide a clearer picture of trends as opposed to the polls.
Share Radio's Patrick Jones investigates
With just over 3 weeks to go until the EU referendum, Share Radio hosts it's first in-studio debate on the issue. Today's spokesperson for the remain campaign is Hugo Dixon of InFacts & author of 'The In/Out Question', & Lord Howard Flight, peer of the realm and former Conservative MP & former shadow chief-secretary to the treasury.
There is less than a month to go before the EU referendum and voters face an onslaught of claims, counter-claims, arguments and warnings over whether staying or leaving is the best option.
Britain's relationship and role within Europe has been a matter of debate for centuries, more intensely since the war and continuously since membership of the EEC, now the EU, 43 years ago.
Former Secretary of State for Trade, Peter Lilley, cabinet member under Margaret Thatcher and John Major has experienced that debate at some crucial stages, particularly the Maastricht treaty. He joins Ed Mitchell, host of Investment Perspectives, in studio.
Only a few years ago Africa was seen by some as the next great emerging investment opportunity, but a recent economic slide has brought this idea into question. Share Radio's Alexi Phillips reports on what was behind the rise and fall of this optimism surrounding Africa. He spoke with Richard Dowden, director of the Royal African Society, and Simon Freemantle, Senior Political Economist at Standard Bank
The latest quarterly review from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research sees world economic growth this year falling to it's slowest pace since the 2009 recession. The growth downgrade to 3% is mainly due to disappointing performances in us and japan, also poor performances for Brazil and Russia. As for the UK, things are dominated by the outcome of the EU referendum, for more analysis Ed Mitchell is joined in the studio by Jack Meaning, Research Fellow at the National Institute.
The global economic landscape remains dominated by Central Bank monetary policy and their regular policy and forecast pronouncements.
Late yesterday it was the US Federal Reserve, this morning the Bank of Japan and recently the ECB. The Bank of England is also making it's position known regularly on the EU referendum.
For his analysis of Central Bank Monetary Policy and what it means for investors, Ed Mitchell of Investment Perspectives is joined in the studio by Nizam Hamid, Head of Sales for Europe at Wisdom Tree, the leading exchange traded products provider.
Eight leading economists have weighed into the referendum debate, arguing that the UK would be economically better off outside the EU.
One of those economists is Ryan Bourne, Head of Public Policy at the Institute of Economic Affairs. He joins Ed Mitchell of Investment Perspectives to discuss further.
A group of eight leading Economists led by Professor Patrick Minford and Dr. Gerard Lyons have recently launched a campaign, Economists for Brexit which makes the economic case for leaving the EU.
To examine their economic arguments Ed Mitchell is joined by John Springford, Senior Research Fellow at the centre for European Reform.
Naomi Smith is London First's Europe Director. She leads their campaigning work to stay in the EU and joins Ed Mitchell on the line. The Tata steel story comes at a time of intensifying debate about the future of the UK in Europe. The questions were bound to be raised.. would Brexit help Britain's steel industry and does membership of the EU cause the problems in the first place? Naomi offers her analysis.
Oz katerji, a journalist based in Turkey and Lesbos project Coordinator for Help Refugees, joins Ed Mitchell of Investment Perspectives for analysis on the European Migration scheme, which will see refugees and migrants being sent back to Turkey to prevent them from coming to islands such as Lesbos. which is set to begin today.