Once seen as a future driver of the global economy, the reality now is that the largest country in South America faces an uphill struggle. Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has been impeached and Matt Cox has been hearing from Forbes Magazine’s Kenneth Rapoza, formerly a Wall Street Journal reporter based in Sao Paulo.
Share’s Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher joins Georgie to discuss the news of the day…Top on the agenda, housing demand, record low rates, O2, Android, Google payday lenders, energy.
Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio
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?