Simon Smith, Director and Head of Research at FX Pro, joins Share Radio to talk about the latest in the foreign exchange market. Sterling is still at lows against the dollar, so what is causing this? Simon also looks at safe havens, which are soaring, and discusses China ahead of the G20 Summit. Also, can you spot Simon's five hidden Bob Marley song references.
David Buik, Market Commentator at Panmure Gordon, talks about the Brexit referendum and the implications of an EU deal for the City. The Institute of Directors has found that 60% of its directors plan to vote to remain, and an open letter signed by half of the FTSE100 chairmen and chief executives say that leaving the EU “would put the economy at risk”.
Francesco Guerrera, Associate Editor and Chief Financial Correspondent at Politico Europe, joined Nigel Cassidy and Sara Sjölin after the first EU Council session ended in the early hours of Friday morning with no agreement on several key issues. Before negotiations reconvened, Francesco looked at what stage the talks were at.
The make or break European Council Summit is due to get under way in Brussels. The crucial issues on the agenda: trying to agree a new UK membership deal to set the terms of an imminent referendum, and Europe’s response to the migration crisis. So is an agreement in reach? Ryan Heath, Senior EU Correspondent and Associate Editor at Politico Europe in Brussels, offers his views.
Negotiators are working hard to allow the European Council to agree on a final deal based on the demands presented by David Cameron. The French government, supported by Germany, has raised objections to the draft agreement put forward by European Council President Donald Tusk. Francesco Guerrera, Chief Financial Correspondent at Politico Europe, gives more on this.
Chris Bishop, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa, joins Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey from Johannesburg to discuss the start of the two-day African Energy Indaba. It's a regional event, but how much of these two days will be dominated by the global agenda?
Francesco Guerrera, Chief Financial Correspondent at Politico Europe, joins Nigel Cassidy and Marketwatch's Sara Sjölin to discuss the turmoil in European markets, and also look ahead to what’s coming up.
Matt Cox has been hearing from Leo Cubbin and Phil Gaskell, Co-Founders of Ripstone, a gaming company based in Liverpool, who explained why the city is the new place for tech hubs and what drew them to create their tech startup.
Morning Money: The recent performance of sovereign wealth funds
Morning Money at 6:00
Billy Bambrough looks into the performance of sovereign wealth funds, amidst stock market crashes and falling commodity prices. Billy speaks to Enrico Soddu, Head of Data and Research at the Sovereign Wealth Centre, and Selina Sy, Associate Commercial Manager of Hedge Funds at Preqin.
Morning Money: The effects of the emerging market slowdown on UK banks
Morning Money at 6:00
The Bank of England has claimed that UK banks are vulnerable to the slowdown in China and other emerging market economies. Billy Bambrough speaks with Ian Gordon, Analyst at Investec, and Tom Burroughes, Group Editor at Wealthbriefing, about this.