This is our regular weekly programme, "The Investment Trust Show" in association with Henderson Global Investors. Each week we discuss the major issues, factors and news that impact on investment trusts and in today's show we're focusing on UK equity investment trusts.
Joining Juliette Foster in studio are, Simon Gergel, manager of the Merchants Trust, Job Curtis manger of the City of London Trust, and of course Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher.
We begin this edition of The Book Review with a clip from Prime Minister David Cameron speaking in 2013 in Liberia during a United Nations meeting discussing new targets for replacing the Millenium Development goals. Those targets expired in 2015 yet in spite of renewed promises to lift the world's most vulnerable people out of poverty the hard faced reality shows there is still some way to go. Last night some 800 million people went to sleep without having eaten: today 19,000 children will die of easily preventable causes....that's one unnecessary death every five seconds. Do rich nations have a duty to help poorer countries…or does aid discourage the poor from standing on their own feet? Those are just some of the issues explored in the new book "Should Rich Nations Help the Poor, by David Hulme Executive Director of the Global Development Institute at Manchester University. David Hulme joined Juliette Foster in the studio for more.
There's a now week to go until the public votes in what is the most important once in a generation referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union. Juliette Foster, the host of Investment Perspectives, is joined on the line by the Secretary of State for Justice and prominent Leave campaigner, Michael Gove.
Can you imagine not spending money on anything but essentials? That's no trips, no going out for a meal, no treats, nothing but groceries and bills for a whole year? Well this is exactly what freelance financial journalist Michelle McGagh is doing. She joined Sarah Pennells in the studio to discuss how this is going, and what the pros are.
Deborah Hargreaves, founder of the High Pay Centre, joins Sarah Pennells in the studio today to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, we look at the latest from the BHS hearing, PPI claims to be given a deadline, a third of people in their 40s say they feel under pressure to remain in their job, plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
From a visit to Disneyland by Shanghai’s mayor in 1990, to Tuesday’s opening of the $5.5 billion joint venture. Shanghai Disney Resort has been more than 25 years in the making. But what impact will it have? Travel journalist and author, Sarah Tucker, discussed the theme park's affect on the Chinese tourism industry.
Purplebricks is a next generation estate agency combining local property experts and technology to help make the process of selling, buying or letting more convenient. On the day of the company’s full year results, CEO Michael Bruce joined Share Radio to give his insights to the company’s performance.
This is Crowdfunders, the show that covers the fast-growing world of alternative finance, hosted by Share Radio's Senior Analyst, Ed Bowsher.
With all the talk of Brexit, Ed takes a look at whether a 'leave' vote would make any difference to the alternative finance industry by speaking to David Stevenson from the Altfi website to find out more.
He also looks at a business that is trying to help investors counteract their behavioural biases - so for example, some investors are reluctant to take a loss and hang onto a share for too long. A business called Essentia helps fund managers avoid that kind of mistake, and is raising money on one of the leading equity crowdfunding platforms. He talks to the companies CEO, Clare Flynn Levy.
The Chancellor George Osborne says he'll slash public spending and increase taxes in an emergency Budget to tackle a £30bn "black hole" if the UK votes to leave the European Union. That could include raising income and inheritance taxes and slashing the NHS budget. 57 rebel Tory MPs have threatened to block the measure which they've said would make the Chancellor's position "untenable". The Chancellor's warning comes as the latest polls suggest that public momentum is moving towards a vote to leave Europe. With both sides pulling out all the stops to change the minds of the vast pool of undecided voters, there is still everything to play for. Today we're going to hear the arguments For and Against Britain remaining in Europe. David Buik is a market commentator at Panmure Gordon and a supporter of the OUT Campaign. John Springford is a Senior fellow at the Centre for European Reform. He's also an Advisor to the House of Commons Treasury Committee for Economics of the Brexit inquiry.