Since the vote to leave the European Union the value of the pound has fallen dramatically with some options traders speculating it may reach parity with the dollar by the end of the year.
The fall has been taken by many to be an indication of the economic damage Brexit may cause to the UK economy. But rewind to ten months ago and the consensus among analysts seemed to be that the pound was actually rather overvalued, hurting Britain's competitiveness. So is a fall in the value of sterling such a bad thing after all?
Robert Van Egghen takes a look.
As the Bank of England investigates what caused the sudden "flash crash" of Sterling on Friday, plunging 6% in value in two minutes, many are pointing fingers to algorithmic traders.
These so-called robotic automated systems have been on the rise - and now there are concerns surrounding oversight, and how to stop these crashes happening again.
Matt Cox spoke to Ken Odeluga, a Market Analyst at City Index to find out more about algorithmic traders.
The Entrepreneur Show takes a look at interesting businesses and talks to the people behind them. Whether you already run your own business or are thinking about taking the plunge, we'll bring you everything you need to guide your business from concept to success.
Investment Perspectives teams up with the FT to talk ‘Serious Money’ - the personal finance and investment highlights of her FT Money section. On this edition, Claer and Share Radio's Steve Clarke discuss a modest proposal for final salary pension schemes, what sterling's flash crash will mean for your pensions, and a broker says fund managers should be forced to pass on smaller costs.
This is the Business of Sport with Share Radio's Michael Considine. Each week he provides you with the inside track on the world of sport. On today's show:
Stamford Bridge has played host to the Leaders Sport Business Summit this week with the great and the good of world football attending. Michael will be rounding up the news and gossip from a busy few days. Graeme Howlett, Editor of the West Ham Fanzine 'Knees up Mother Brown', will be discussing the issues the club have faced since moving to the Olympic Stadium. And former England and British & Irish Lions scrumhalf Matt Dawson will be joining Michael to look at the state of world rugby.
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Helal Miah, Investment Research Analyst at the Share Centre, reviews this week's stock market activity with Share Radio's Steve Clarke. They take a look back at Tescos, Easyjet, and Topps Tiles from this week, as well as looking ahead to Marstons, Mondi, Unilever, Sky.
A week is a long time in politics - UKIP; Fracking protesters; and the pound all got a pummeling, didn't they? Welcome to the This is Money podcast, produced in partnership with NS&I. This week, Share Radio’s Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and journalist Ellie Lawrie to take a look at the week’s biggest financial stories. And we start with the speech. Which speech? Don’t be silly. Theresa May capped off the Conservative Party conference with an entreaty for the Tories to be the Peoples Party, but more importantly for our purposes, the PM gave some strong signals of protectionism and increased toughness on Business. Energy, pensions, transport – few sectors escaped her view. And we’re in no doubt about a Hard Brexit now, so how are May and Chancellor Hammond going to navigate this one? To further complicate matters is a near-perfect negative correlation between a plunging Sterling and a soaring FTSE. What are we to make of this?
We’ll also be admonishing you to get your affairs in order, that is write a will. Few things ruin a family quicker than money, and family disputes over inheritances are on the rise in this country. We want to make sure your estate is dealt with in the way you intend, without breaking up the home. We’ll also be looking at ways of spending a windfall, the hyper-hyper-inflation of the new £5 note, and … you hear that? The carols are here early, and it’s time for a look-ahead to the toys on every kids’ Christmas list this year. (Sorry, but you really ought to get started early this year, they’re not cheap).
This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost, in partnership with NS&I.
Georgie Frost is joined by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the falling price of sterling as it reaches a 31 year low as well as the news of a new round of strikes from Southern Rail. Plus the growing popularity of a shift towards a cashless society. All these stories and more on The News Review.
A global agreement to combat climate change has been forged, in a deal which will formally start on November 4. Ahead of the US presidential election, Donald Trump opposes the accord whilst Hillary Clinton strongly supports it, but what does it mean for business? Paul Simpson, CEO of environmental non-governmental organisation CDP, explained.
The latest US non-farm payroll figures are released later. With a looming presidential election and uncertainty in some global markets, what will the figures reveal, and what impact will it have on the UK and a weak Sterling? Matt Cox spoke to Michael Hewson, Chief Market Analyst at CMC Markets, to find out more.