On Sunday, Japanese voters will go to the polls in the triennial upper house election. The contest is for only half the seats, and voters are expected to vote for the political status quo or not vote at all. To discuss this and more, Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at University of Shizuoka in Japan, joined Share Radio.
Michael Zweig, Professor of Economics at State University of New York joins Share Radio's regular economics commentator, Professor John Weeks to talk about the US elections. Why do older white disenfranchised disillusioned voters go for trump while the younger white disillusioned go for Sanders?
Plus Can Hilary Clinton hold off the challenge from Donald Trump?
Radix, "the think tank of the radical centre", launches with a report and an event on Quantitative Easing, featuring Sir Vince Cable. Dr Joe Zammit-Lucia is Co-Author of the paper: 'Quantitative Easing - The Debate That Never Happened'. He joined Share Radio to offer his views on why the UK voted to leave the EU, and what this means for quantitative easing.
Kully Samra, Managing Director at Charles Schwab, discussed the US economy ahead of the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, after the recent non-farm data release. Janet Yellen, the Chair of the US Fed, said that the tone was “fundamentally solid, but laced with uncertainty”, in a speech in Philadelphia indicating that the next rate cut has been kicked further down the road.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is holding its next ministerial meeting on Thursday in Vienna. Some analysts expect OPEC members to constrain supplies and raise the world price of oil, but others aren't expecting much to change at all. So what can we expect? Matt Cox has been speaking to Kevin Baxter, Global Commodities Spot News Editor at the Wall Street Journal, to find out.
Heads of states are gathering in Japan today to mark the start of this year's G7 Summit.
The major industrialised nations -- that's Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States -- will debate the big issues facing the world.
Concerns about the health of the global economy and Europe's refugee crisis are inevitably going to be at the forefront of many of the discussions.
Matt Cox has been hearing from Nick Beecroft, Chief Economist at HP Economics to find out more about what economic issues will be on the table.
Kate Andrews, from Republicans Overseas, joins Colin Bloom to discuss the current situation with the US Elections. Kate explains how Hilary Clinton is likely to be the Democratic candidate against the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump. She also discusses the competition between Bernie Sanders and Clinton ahead of the campaign.
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.
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?