Simon Smith, Director and Head of Research at FX Pro, joins Share Radio to talk about the latest in the foreign exchange market. Sterling is still at lows against the dollar, so what is causing this? Simon also looks at safe havens, which are soaring, and discusses China ahead of the G20 Summit. Also, can you spot Simon's five hidden Bob Marley song references.
Investment Perspectives: Seeing your doctor in person - a thing of the past? David Mott, Managing Partner of Oxford Capital Partners, & Eren Ozagir, founder and CEO of the online GP appointment service 'Push Doctor'
A few weeks ago, Investment Perspectives spoke to the former investment banker and Conservative Party politican Howard Flight about the Enterprise Investment Scheme, otherwise known as EIS, with regards to how entrepreneurs are using it to grow their businesses. We return to the subject as Juliette is joined in the studio by David Mott, Managing Partner of Oxford Capital Partners, and Eren Ozagir, founder and CEO of the online GP appointment service "Push Doctor”, which allows you to see your doctor digitally from your phone or laptop. For more information, check out www.PushDoctor.co.uk.
Not so long ago Brazil was THE star performer in the emerging market galaxy thanks to global demand for its commodity resources. In 2005 commodity exports totalled $118 billion - seven years later they more than doubled to $256 billion. However a weak global economy and falling Chinese growth has marked the end of the dance for Brazil. With a credit rating below junk status and GDP tipped to shrink by as much as 4% this year, Brazil is now the sick man of the G20. As President Dilma Roussef battles to hold the country together, her own grip on power is looking increasingly fragile as she leads a government ripped apart by scandal and lost credibility. Where does Brazil go from here? Professor Alfredo Saad Filho of London University, and Share Radio's regular economics commentator Professor John Weeks joined Juliette Foster in the studio to discuss the issues further.
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.
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 can own a minimum of eight stocks, which they've been buying and selling through The Share Centre. So, as we roll towards the end of February are the five cash strapped, or cash wealthy? Apprentices Ruby Johnson and Alexi Phillips join Juliette Foster along with Share Radio's, Senior Analyst, Ed Bowsher.
Juliette Foster was joined in studio as always by Gavin Serkin, bringing you the only show dedicated to global emerging markets. Their guests this week were Stuart Culverhouse, Head of Research at Exotix Partners, one of the largest dedicated frontier markets investment firm and Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of AFC Iraq Fund. This time Iraq, Argentina and Ukraine feature among others.
Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen joins Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine, Chris Bishop, to discuss the latest events in politics and business in the continent.
This week: It's crunch time for South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan as he prepares to deliver Wednesday's budget speech, regarded as the country's last chance to avoid junk status
An unexpected rally in the rand
More arguments in the South African Parliament as the Democratic Alliance Chief Whip is thrown out
Why a plane was detained in Zimbabwe with two officials from the South African reserve banks, millions of rand and a dead body