The concluding statement issued by finance ministers and central bank governors on Saturday was strong on rhetoric. But the meeting will disappoint the many who called for the G20 to be more active in addressing economic vulnerabilities and risks. So how did it all go down on the markets? David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool Singapore, joins Nigel Cassidy and Chris Bailey, Founder of financialorbit.com, to look at the reaction.
The Prime Minister has launched a £20m initiative aimed at helping female members of the Muslim community with their language skills in an attempt to integrate them into the community and help tackle extremism. The initiative urges an end to "passive tolerance" of practices which he says leave many Muslim women facing discrimination and isolation. Muslim women who fail to improve their English face being refused permission to stay in the UK.
Muslim women have been fighting back following those comments on Twitter with the ironic hashtag #traditionallysubmissive.
In this episode of Questions Of Faith we take a look at the positive contributions the Muslim Community make to the UK culture and economy.
Francesco Guerrera, Associate Editor, Chief Financial Correspondent at Politico, joins Share Radio to talk on the biggest stories in the political world. Francesco talks more on Brexit, discusses the G20 meeting of financial ministers, looks further into the issue of migration and also touches upon bank stress tests.
Gareth Mann, CEO of big data products company, Digital Contact, joins Nigel Cassidy and Paul Sedgwick to look at how social media analysis can correctly predict the Brexit referendum result, in light of UK Fin Tech Week. As the EU Referendum approaches, can small and innovative data companies make the right predictions?
This year's National Farmers Union conference in Birmingham begins and Phil Bicknell, Head of Food & Farming at the NFU, joins Sarah Lowther and the Financial Orbit's Chris Bailey live from the conference to discuss this year’s event, the future of agriculture and the political challenges posed both within the UK and EU.
Jack Sommers, Assistant News Editor for the Huffington Post UK, discusses the Brexit debate, David Cameron's reaction to Boris Johnson after the Mayor of London announced he wanted to leave the EU, and what this all means for Jeremy Corbyn.
Andy Silvester, Head of Campaigns at the Institute of Directors, talks about the new IoD survey which shows that the majority of its members are set to vote to remain in the European Union. Six in ten business leaders plan to vote to remain according to the snap poll and Andy discusses this with Nigel Cassidy and Louise Cooper.
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.