The South African economy is "in crisis" according to the country's finance minister. Speaking ahead of this week's Budget Speech, Pravin Gordhan admitted the country was struggling with a difficult set of economic circumstances.
Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen reports on an embattled economy where the threat of a downgrade to junk status looms on the horizon.
This Friday the people of Ireland will head to the polls to choose their next government. Sinn Fein, for decades known as the political wing of the IRA, is rising in the polls with its anti-austerity campaign. The party could even become the official opposition.
Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen reports on a country divided by austerity and an unequal economic recovery.
Michel Martinez, Chief Euro Economist at Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, joins us in studio to discuss Societe Generale's recent study showing that the Eurozone is not at risk of imminent deflation, though further deflation remains a possibility down the line
Oliver Pursche, CEO of Bruderman Brothers, joins us on the line from New York to discuss what to expect and look out for as Janet Yellen appears before Congress in the midst of ongoing global market turmoil
Desmond Lachmann, Global economics fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Share Radio to take a look at the current state of the US economy, how it has been impacted by the turmoil in China, the recent non-farm payroll data, and what we can expect from the Fed's interest rate decision this month.
Since the financial crisis of 2008 the UK has featured nearly stagnant labour productivity growth, yet seven years down the line the government is still trying to solve the adeptly named "Productivity Puzzle"
Jonathan Portes, Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, takes us through it,