The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, moving the focus to the next Federal Open Market Committee meeting in June. But the latest FOMC statement is little changed from the last one, and provides no strong clue about the likely decision at the June meeting. So when can we expect an interest rate hike? Richard de Meo, Founder & MD of corporate forex broker Foenix Partners, offered his views.
Well let's stay with politics and events north of the border where Scotland's Labour party has unveiled its manifesto for the May 5th elections. Party leader Kezia Dugdale said the document was a "return to the party's roots" and that Labour was the only party "offering an alternative to austerity". Yet with the Scottish National Party enjoying a 30 point lead in opinion polls, can the manifesto woo back those Labour supporters who've defected to the nationalists? Juliette Foster is joined on the phone by our man in Scotland Maurice Smith.
On May 5th, Londoners will go to the polls to choose a new Mayor of London. It's the fifth such vote, and it matters to business just who is elected. But will business issues loom large in the last days of what's been a rather lacklustre campaign? To find out, Share Radio Morning Money's Nigel Cassidy spoke to Chris Curtis, from YouGov.
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.
As the pensions regulator launches an investigation into the collapse of BHS, which has a £571 million hole in its pension fund, The Huffington Post’s Jack Sommers talks about whether this will become a political issue. Jack also discusses the Junior Doctors strike and the MP vote against the attempt to force the government to allow 3000 unaccompanied child refugees into the UK from Europe.
Agriculture remains one of the most divisive issues in the ongoing debate over Britain's membership of the EU. As the European Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development meets to discuss policy, Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen investigates how Brexit might affect British farming and farmers.
In honour of the Queen's 90th Birthday, Share Radio’s Matt Cox delves into the financial, technological and political highs and lows witnessed by Queen Elizabeth during her lifetime, and how it has shaped the country as we know it. In part two, a look at Britain in the new age 90's, travelling all the way to our present day.
Once again, Ed Bowsher joins Georgie Frost in the studio for the Consuming Issues news review. Today, how are we going to overcome a national skills shortage? Also, banks are doing their best to win you over, which way are you leaning? Pensioners are withdrawing 100s of millions in equity, where on earth is it all going? And finally, orange is not the only fruit, you know...
Khalid Howladar, SVP Senior Credit Officer at Moody's Financial Institutions Group, talked with Nigel Cassidy and Louise Cooper, after Moody's held a half day conference in London on Wednesdsay, about Gulf Co-operation Council region banking.
For those who've yet to decide which way they're going to vote in the EU referendum, the claims and counter claims from the rival camps are probably about as helpful as driving through fog without lights or a Sat Nav. So have George Osborne's Treasury backed findings made the road ahead any clearer....or worse? Juliette Foster is joined in the studio by Professor John Weeks, Share Radio's regular economics commentator.