The Greek financial crisis may have gone quiet for the time being but an economic drama on an equally large scale is being played out in Ghana and Mozambique. Both countries are languishing under the weight of multi - billion Dollar debt mountains, currency depreciations and the drying up of foreign investment. As major creditors struggle to find a way of making both economies sustainable, its ordinary people who are left to cope with the fallout of rising food and living costs...a consequence of high borrowing and economic mismanagement. Tim Jones of the Jubilee Debt Campaign joins Juliette Foster in the studio along with Professor John Weeks, Share Radio's regular economics commentator.
With two and a half weeks to go before Britain votes in the June 23rd referendum on EU membership, the mood on the streets is more like confusion than euphoria. With both sides accusing each other of lies and exaggeration, it's hardly surprising that some people still don't know which way to vote. For many the problem is seperating EU fact from EU fiction...and knowing where to go for impartial analysis. Author and academic Chris Bickerton may have the answer in his new book "The European Union: A Citizens Guide", which tells you everything you ever wanted to know about the EU without telling you which way to vote. Chris Bickerton joins Juliette Foster in the studio.
Hannah Maundrell Editor in Chief and Head of Content at Money.co.uk, joins Ed Bowsher in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, middle-class families in money trouble as they would need to borrow to pay an unexpected bill of £500, Mike Ashley faces MPs as he tries to defend his 'good name', the Gatwick expansion would save consumers money plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
Kully Samra, Managing Director at Charles Schwab, discussed the US economy ahead of the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, after the recent non-farm data release. Janet Yellen, the Chair of the US Fed, said that the tone was “fundamentally solid, but laced with uncertainty”, in a speech in Philadelphia indicating that the next rate cut has been kicked further down the road.
The latest spending data from Barclaycard shows that consumer spending jumped 3.6% in May, after weak figures in March and April. But what are the reasons behind this? Paul Lockstone, Managing Director from Barclaycard, joined to discuss.
It's time for another session with Money Fight Club! This week, Ed Bowsher is sparring with financial heavyweights Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn on how Financial stress is causing 17.5m lost working hours a year, how most online clothes shoppers send something back, and how retirement homes are great for builders but not so much for buyers.
Share Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher joins Georgie Frost in the studio on a bright Monday morning, to go through all the latest financial stories crossing our desks. Today, parents are being found to obsess so much over their phones that their children are left unsupervised. Meanwhile, a mobile payment war is in full swing, and scam sites making a mint off Euro 2016!
Welcome to a brand new edition of Emerging Opportunities - the only show on your radio dedicated to the world of emerging markets, with Juliette Foster and Gavin Serkin, the author of Frontier: Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow, and the Managing Editor of Frontier Funds and Frontera News.
Today is a special show focusing on a country that was making headlines a couple of weeks ago when President Obama visited - and removed the last vestiges of an arms embargo that has been in place since the Vietnam War.
To find out the situation on the ground, Gavin spoke with Khanh Vu, Director at one of Vietnam's largest money managers, VinaCapital.
He also spoke with Marcus Svedberg, the Chief Economist at East Capital, which manages over $2 billion in emerging markets, to get his take on the likely winners and losers as we enter what could be an extremely volatile few months.
Welcome to today's edition of The Apprentice Investor. Regular listeners to the show will know that our Apprentices are five members of the Share Radio team who've each been given fifteen thousand pounds of virtual money to build individual share portfolios. They have a minimum of eight stocks, which they've been buying and selling through The Share Centre. So, six months into the year how are those portfolios looking? Are they in Grade A condition or languishing in Minus territory? Apprentices Ruby Johnson and Matt Cox have joined me in the studio and standing by with observations and advice is Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher.