Only a few years ago Africa was seen by some as the next great emerging investment opportunity, but a recent economic slide has brought this idea into question. Share Radio's Alexi Phillips reports on what was behind the rise and fall of this optimism surrounding Africa. He spoke with Richard Dowden, director of the Royal African Society, and Simon Freemantle, Senior Political Economist at Standard Bank
Are you looking to get a mortgage, a loan, even a new mobile contract? How much does a credit report matter? And what are the things that could impact it? Your credit rating can affect your ability to borrow money using products such as credit cards, loans and mortgages. If your credit rating isn’t in the best shape there are things you can do to build it up again and fix any problems. Popular myths include that the credit behaviour of anyone living at the same address could affect your credit score rating and that old debts don't count. Georgie Speaks to Lisa Hardstaff and Joel Davis from EQUIFAX
We’ve heard the case for more controls and curbs when it comes to offshore finance centres, ahead of the Lancaster House Summit. But James Quarmby, Partner at Stephenson Harwood, believes we should be proud of our well-regulated overseas territories and crown dependencies, rather than afraid of them.
Rachel Davies, Acting Head of Advocacy & Research at Transparency International UK, joined Nigel Cassidy and Louise Cooper ahead of David Cameron welcoming world leaders to London, for the kick off of the much vaunted London Anti-Corruption Summit. Has the summit lost any credibility now that Cameron has singled out two summit attendees?
The latest quarterly review from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research sees world economic growth this year falling to it's slowest pace since the 2009 recession. The growth downgrade to 3% is mainly due to disappointing performances in us and japan, also poor performances for Brazil and Russia. As for the UK, things are dominated by the outcome of the EU referendum, for more analysis Ed Mitchell is joined in the studio by Jack Meaning, Research Fellow at the National Institute.
As housing prices continue to skyrocket, more and more people are still renting well into their 40s. So how can they ever get their own place, if the situation is like this? Moira O'Neill and Tom Wilson from Moneywise have been looking at this exact issue this week. Plus, how did successful couples deal with money matters? And hiring help…the do’s and don’ts of getting builders in
Joining Georgie Frost today on the Consuming Issues News Review, Harrison Kelly, Media Relations Manager at the TSB. Top on the agenda, nursing home expenses, challenger banks, contactless cards payments and holiday costs. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio
Conor D'Arcy, Policy Analyst at the Resolution Foundation, talked about their new research published on the lack of career routes for non-graduates. Public policy is often focused on boosting high-level skills and helping those with the poorest qualifications. But those in between are often overlooked, so how can we break down the barriers?
According to research by business banking market research and analysis firm, East & Partners, four-fifths of Britain's major companies have taken steps to hedge against the risk that a vote to leave the European Union will knock more than 10% off the value of sterling. In contrast, 83% of small and medium-sized firms think sterling will be unharmed by a vote for Brexit. Simon Kleine is the Head of Client Services at East & Partners, and he discussed the findings.
We begin with a clip of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders speaking after his victory in Indiana over rival Hillary Clinton, as they slug it out for the Democratic nomination in the US presidential elections. Although Mrs Clinton as good as has the top prize in her pocket, Mr Sanders has refused to make life easy for her. Despite trailing by an average of seven points in opinion polls and losing bigger states on the east coast, his latest victory shows that he still appeals to disaffected mid-west voters. So...does Bernie Sanders have any further rabbits to pull from a hat...or could Hilary Clinton yet outfox him by inviting him onto her ticket as her running mate? In the studio is Jeff Faux, author of The Servant Economy and founder of the "Economic Policy Institute in Washington", and Professor John Weeks, Share Radio's regular economics commentator.