Federal Reserve officials have been meeting over the past two days and later we'll learn the result of their deliberations. It's widely predicted they will leave short-term interest rates unchanged, and indicate they remain on track to raise them in December. But how strongly will they signal their intentions just a week before the US elections? Kully Samra, Managing Director at Charles Schwab, joined Share Radio to offer his view.
The G20 summit is drawing to a close in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, and for many the worry is this could herald an end to the so called gold age of mutual trade relations cultivated between Bejing and Britain. Dr Kegang Wu, Executive Director at BCC LinkToChina, discussed whether wider trade relations could be impacted.
Has the Apple tax debacle further poisoned an already difficult environment for talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership? The planned free-trade agreement between the US and the EU, also known as TTIP, has been surrounded by controversy, and some European leaders have now called the talks dead. Professor Anand Menon, a director of a research body based at Kings College, shared his thoughts.
This week has seen Russia speaking with first Turkey and then the UK, seemingly working on its diplomatic relations. But why now - And what is President Putin's seeming game plan? Matt Cox speaks to Professor Anastasia Nesvetailova to find out more.
Tony Blair ran his government such that the likely consequences of military action in Iraq were not considered properly, Sir John Chilcot announced as part of his inquiry. John McTernan, Tony Blair’s former Director of Political Operations, discussed the report with Nigel Cassidy and Louise Cooper, looking back on the decisions that had to be taken at the time.
The long-awaited Chilcot Report, into the UK's role in the Iraq war, was released on Wednesday, nearly seven years after it was announced. Initial analysis of the report has been mostly positive, and Gerry Simpson, Chair in Public International Law at the London School of Economics, gave his take on the findings.
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.
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.
Market analysts are now readying themselves for a showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the presidential elections, and Matt Cox spoke to Colin Cieszynski, Chief Market Analyst at CMC Markets Canada, who explained how to price the battle into the markets.
Donald Trump has taken another step towards the Republican nomination, with a clean sweep of victories in Tuesday’s primary elections. Share Radio’s Sarah Lowther spoke to Politico reporter, Ben Schreckinger, about whether Trump is right to declare himself the presumptive Republican nominee.
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