The new PM Theresa May stressed that Article 50, which gives EU member states a two year window to leave the bloc, would not be invoked this year. However choosing when to activate Article 50 is only part of the story. Could the UK negotiate the terms of a BREXIT and the shape of a future trade relationship, at the same time? What about the business community? Could British and foreign companies exit these shores if the uncertainty drags on? Jan Toporowski is Professor of Finance & Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, at the University of London. He joined Juliette in the studio along with Professor John Weeks, Share Radio's regular economics commentator.
He's an award winning fund manager with a career of more than 30 years standing whose also been described as "the Warren Buffet of the UK". It's fair to say that Keith Ashworth Lord knows a thing or two about investing and he's the first to acknowledge that Warren Buffet, the legendary US investor known as The Sage of Omaha, has influenced his financial philosophy. In between setting up "Sanford Deland Asset Management" and the "UK Buffettology Fund", Keith Ashworth Lord has also written a book. "Invest in the Best", explains his approach to business and the qualities he looks for in companies that could be potential investment opportunities. Keith Ashworth Lord joins Juliette Foster in the studio.
The FTSE 250 lender, Virgin Money, saw 35% wiped off its share value after Britain voted to leave the EU, that in spite of a record first quarter. On the day of the company's half-year results, Dr Ronan Lynch, Director of the Global Knowledge Centre at the banking consultancy Lafferty Group, was on hand to discuss the numbers and the performance of challenger banks in general.
Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, has published the second part of his self-titled "masterplan", in which his ongoing attempt to buy solar panel company, SolarCity, has generated significant attention. Is this a sign that we could be on the verge of an energy system revolution? Share Radio’s Joe Aldridge has been speaking with The Memo's Senior Tech Reporter, Oliver Smith, to find out.
Time once again for the Consuming Issues news review, with Georgie Frost and is joined by Vix Leyton from cashback site Quidco.com. And today, they look at the big story of the day - where Ofcom has said BT Openreach, should be run by its own board, but still owned by BT. Elsewhere, Amazon are set to test using drone to deliver packages, while millions of train users are being overcharged by operators who are hiding the cheapest fares. All this and more, on Consuming Issues, every day from 9am to Midday, right here on Share Radio.
This is Conversations From Africa with Chris Bishop - the Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine, based in Johannesburg, & host - Patrick Jones.
In this edition - a closer look at the South African Finance Minister's plans for the countries economy, bleak economic news for Uganda, Uber runs into trouble in South Africa & an update on the Zimbabwe Protest movements.