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.
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.
The latest consumer spend data from Barclaycard shows that spending growth hit 5.5% in October. But the data also reveals that consumer confidence in the UK economy dropped from a record high level in September, with only a third of people feeling confident in the UK economy. Paul Lockstone, Managing Director at Barclaycard, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the data.
This US election campaign has been unlike any other, and the result is too close to call. But how will this election change the shape of future campaigns? To find out more, US political historian Professor Jonathan Bell, Director of the Institute of the Americas at University College London, joined Share Radio to look at the kind of precedent the last 18 months has set in terms of campaign procedure.
Theresa May continues her visit to India, but it seems an attempt to strengthen relations between the two nations post-EU referendum has been mired by issues. Tech was in focus as May and Modi spoke at the Indo-UK Tech Summit, but the two leaders have also butted heads over immigration and student visa concerns. Matt Cox spoke to Dr. Ruth Kattumuri, Co-Director of the India Observatory at the London School of Economics, to find out more.
They call it the presidential cycle of stock market investing, in which gains during the fourth year of a US President's term are greater than the other three combined. But is this cycle a trader myth or a tried-and-tested investment model? Matt Cox spoke with Colin Ciezsynski, Chief Market Analyst at CMC Markets, to find out.
Between 11am and 12 UK time, polling stations around the United States will open to conclude one of the most controversial and dramatic presidential battles in history. Share Radio's Colin Bloom is in Florida, and he spoke to us about whether the polls have anything to do with this election being described as "The Brexit of the US".
Just five weeks ago, shares in Sareum Holdings rocketed over 150% after it announced its cancer drug candidate had been licensed to Nasdaq listed ProNAi Therapeutics. The company discovers and develops innovative drug candidates aimed at cancers and autoimmune diseases and its results are out. Dr Tim Mitchell is the CEO and he joined Share Radio to discuss the numbers.
Federal Reserve officials have been meeting over the past two days and later we'll learn the result of their deliberations. It's widely predicted they will leave short-term interest rates unchanged, and indicate they remain on track to raise them in December. But how strongly will they signal their intentions just a week before the US elections? Kully Samra, Managing Director at Charles Schwab, joined Share Radio to offer his view.