There was a slide in pre-tax profits from EasyJet yesterday. Airlines are concerned the triggering of Article 50, the mechanism which formally starts Brexit negotiations with Brussels, could put the Open Skies agreement at risk. Carriers such as Ryanair and IAG, the owner of British Airrways, have urged the UK government to preserve the agreement, or otherwise, risk hurting UK airlines. Share Radio's Matt Cox heard from Aviation Industry Commentator Julian Bray to find out more about Open Skies and why there is so much concern.
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.
October saw a minimal decrease in available jobs from the previous month, highlighting the City's resilient nature in the face of post-Brexit alarmist rhetoric. London's picture is often different to the rest of the country and might have different needs, like for instance retaining passporting to continue the number of overseas operations. Hakan Enver, Operations Director at Morgan McKinley Financial Services, joined Share Radio to discuss this and other issues around London employment.
The EU is reconsidering how it grants market access to overseas financial firms. It's being seen as a blow to the City of London and may potentially scupper any potential backup plans to maintain a European relationship after Brexit. No decision has been taken, but any tightening of current regulations would be a clear signal to Britain that Brussels is willing to play hardball in negotiations once the country leaves the bloc. To find out more about the potential effects on banks in the UK, Matt Cox has been speaking to Chris Justham, Relationship Manager at Seven Investment Management.
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.
Donald Trump may be about to become the 45th president of the US, but there have been many more Lord Mayors of London. The 689th is about to take over the Mansion House in the City. He is Andrew Parmley, who will be the new ambassador for the City of London which provides local government and policing services in the square mile. He joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the new role.
Its China's Singles Day, also known as "bare sticks holiday". What began as an antidote to Valentine's Day has now become a spending fest, with Chinese consumers shelling out almost £6bn online last year. Matthew Crabbe is Director of Research in the Asia Pacific region for industry researchers Mintel. He told Share Radio that this year's singles day promises to put Black Friday in the shade.
Calls for South Korean president Park Geun-Hye to quit are growing. Mrs Park is accused of being part of a shadowy cult to which she passed classified information forcing major conglomerates to funnel billions of won to foundations run by her friend and former aide. The allegations have come at a bad time for Asia's fourth largest economy which is trying to reassure investors that growth remains on track following a slump in exports. Robert Van Egghen reports.
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.
The Bank of England has warned that households face a sharp upturn in inflation over the next few months after tearing up its economic forecasts. The rise in the cost of living is now predicted to shoot up to 2.7% next year, nearly three times its current level of 1%. The new outlook for inflation means the Bank has dropped the suggestion that it could cut interest rates to near-zero to stimulate growth. Dr Howard Archer, Chief European & U.K. Economist/ Senior Director at IHS Economics, joined Share Radio to look at the outcomes of 'Super Thursday'.