Just as the jobless figures in the UK are seen as an important economic indicator, so are US labour market figures. After a robust employment scene towards the end of 2015, job creation has been slowing across the pond. Kully Samra, from US broker Charles Schwab, spoke to Nigel Cassidy in a look ahead to the latest non-farm payroll numbers.
John Longworth, Director General of The British Chambers of Commerce, will today claim that voters have a choice "between the devil and the deep blue sea" in the referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union. John joined Nigel Cassidy and Rachel Winter to talk about the BCC’s stance, whilst also looking ahead to their annual conference: ‘Britain’s Economy: New Dawn or Back to the Future?’.
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.
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.
David Buik, Market Commentator at Panmure Gordon, talks about the Brexit referendum and the implications of an EU deal for the City. The Institute of Directors has found that 60% of its directors plan to vote to remain, and an open letter signed by half of the FTSE100 chairmen and chief executives say that leaving the EU “would put the economy at risk”.
Francesco Guerrera, Associate Editor and Chief Financial Correspondent at Politico Europe, joined Nigel Cassidy and Sara Sjölin after the first EU Council session ended in the early hours of Friday morning with no agreement on several key issues. Before negotiations reconvened, Francesco looked at what stage the talks were at.
The make or break European Council Summit is due to get under way in Brussels. The crucial issues on the agenda: trying to agree a new UK membership deal to set the terms of an imminent referendum, and Europe’s response to the migration crisis. So is an agreement in reach? Ryan Heath, Senior EU Correspondent and Associate Editor at Politico Europe in Brussels, offers his views.
Francesco Guerrera, Chief Financial Correspondent at Politico Europe, joins Nigel Cassidy and Marketwatch's Sara Sjölin to discuss the turmoil in European markets, and also look ahead to what’s coming up.
Matt Cox has been hearing from Leo Cubbin and Phil Gaskell, Co-Founders of Ripstone, a gaming company based in Liverpool, who explained why the city is the new place for tech hubs and what drew them to create their tech startup.
One year on from Alibaba's share issue on the New York Stock exchange, the stock price is languishing 50% below its peak. Billy Bambrough's been finding out why by speaking with Mike van Dulken, Head of Research at Accendo Markets, and Russ Mould, Investment Director at AJ Bell.