The market is heading into the last US Federal Reserve meeting of the year almost certain that the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) will raise the Fed fund rate by 25 bps, from current 0.25% to 0.50%. Professor Peter Rupert, Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Former Senior Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank joined Share Radio to discuss.
Japan's government is set to forecast real economic growth of around 1.5% and nominal growth of about 2.5% for the next fiscal year from April. This according to two government officials involved in the projection process told Reuters. The projections have not yet been finalised and can change slightly by the time the government announces the figures on Dec. 20. Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at University of Shizuoka, Japan, joined Share Radio to discuss.
Christian Wolmar is a writer and broadcaster specialising in transport and is the author of a series of books on railway history. He joined Georgie on the phone to talk about our rail services and rail networks around the world that outdo British networks.
Now we all remember the case of Jeremy Clarkson being sacked from Top Gear, as a result of punching his producer over a lack of a hot meal. But what about if you are punched by your boss at a party? As farfetched as it sounds it really happened, Kevin Charles from Crossland Employment Solicitors joined Georgie Frost to explain what happened and the legal issues involved in the resulting court case.
It's nearly the final of the latest series of the Apprentice - which concentrates mainly on the young entrepreneur... but what about the rise of the 'Olderprenuer'? New research shows the over 55's are finding it increasingly difficult to make ends meet. Over a fifth say they need to generate extra income due to high living costs. Former TV Apprentice star Nick Hewer joined Georgie Frost on the line to discuss why there is now a rise of the 'olderpreneur' - also with him is Simon Healy, MD of Savings for Aldermore.
This week financial heavyweights Lindsay Cook and James Walker from Resolver enter the ring to fight for your rights in the financial world. We take a look at how to avoid fraud and how banks could help more, How honest should we be with our partners about our money stash? And why should London’s Victoria station brace itself for this weeks’ Sucker punch?
Another day, another new tool that claims to help us manage our money. A new online budgeting app, Squirrel, is helping thousands of Brits take control of their personal finances. Mutaz Qubbaj, founder of the budgeting app Squirrel joined Georgie Frost in the studio with Guy Smith to explain how it works.
There's a warning this year is your last cheap Christmas dinner - because of the EU exit. Inflation reached a two-year high last month, according to official statistics. The slump in Sterling since the referendum has bumped up the price of imports and the cost of key ingredients like butter, sugar and even Turkey. Georgie Frost checked in with Lesley Negus from Thrifty Lesley from the Moneyblogger community to find out about how to provide the festive food of your choice without breaking the bank.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Tom Church, Co-Founder of www.latestdeals.co.uk. Today on the agenda, they discuss boosting your pension pot, the Southern Rail train strikes and dealing with the Post Office despite yet more strikes so close to Christmas. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Iran's state airline says it's signed a $16.6 billion deal with US aircraft maker Boeing. Iran Air will buy 80 passenger planes as part of a 10-year deal, in the biggest business agreement between the US and Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. So is this the first big sign of a thawing relationship, or will matters be complicated by President-Elect Trump's indication of anti-Iranian policies? Matt Cox spoke to Howard Wheeldon, Founder of Wheeldon Strategic Advisory, to find out more.