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.
Having a career change can be difficult, especially if you're an older woman wanting to break into an industry which has a reputation for discriminating against your demographic. Well that's exactly what Kathy Trevelyan did when she took the plunge and studied at drama school in her 50s. To talk us through the whole process, Kathy joined Georgie on the line.
Today is Equal Pay Day. But why is it important. Well, the 10th November marks the time women are effectively working for free because of earning less on average than men. Equal Pay Day is calculated using the mean full time pay gap, which is currently 13.9%. At the current rate of progress, it will take over 60 years to close the gender pay gap. So from today, all women in full time work are effectively working for free. For more information, Georgie spoke to Jemima Olchawski, Head of Policy at The Fawcett Society.
More than half of marriages end in divorce. This has lead to lawyers reporting of an increase in inquiries for prenuptial agreements from people, whose parents have given them money to help to buy a home. Parents want to enforce this by law so that the money will stay with their child if a marriage ends in divorce. For more on this and how it impact the 'bank of mum and dad', Georgie spoke to family lawyer Helen Pidgeon.
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.
When buying a house, it's important to look at the area. We've heard that living near certain supermarkets impacts on prices. But what about cemeteries. Properties on streets bordering graveyards are on average nearly 25 per cent cheaper. To find out more, Georgie spoke to Jonny Stevens from HouseSimple.com.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by financial journalist Vix Leytonr. On the agenda today, they discuss the big story from America. Donald Trump has beaten Hilary Clinton to become the 45 President. But how that impacted the markets? Georgie and Vix mull over the affects on the global economy and markets. Elsewhere, today is equal pay day, which marks the time women are effectively working for free because of earning less on average than men. And banks are going to offer more help to elderly and vulnerable customers. All these stories and more on The News Review.