Share Radio Afternoon teams up with the FT Money Editor Claer Barratt to talk Serious Money - the personal finance and investment highlights of her FT Money section. On this edition, Claer and Share Radio's Juliette Foster examine the Trump effect, Tescobank's hack, and the launch of the new Lifetime ISA.
Ian Forrest, Investment Research Analyst at the Share Centre, reviews this week's stock market activity with Share Radio's Juliette Foster. They take a look back at M&S, Associated British Foods, and Imperial Brands from this week, as well as how you can financially prepare for the US election. They also look ahead to easyJet, William Hill, and Barratt Developments.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, presented in partnership with NS&I. It’s been a politically turbulent year, and this week the pollsters were proved wrong again as Donald Trump defied all odds to become 45th President of the United States. The billionaire real estate developer and TV personality with no political experience beat establishment favourite Hillary Clinton in one of the bitterest campaigns in history. With the markets swerving in all directions the eyes of the world are now on the United States waiting to see what a Trump presidency will bring. What will it mean for post-Brexit Britain? Despite Barrack Obama’s previous description of the UK being “at the back of the queue” Mr. Trump certainly appears more open to trade deals. Editor Simon Lambert and reporter Sarah Davidson join Georgie Frost to look at what could come of the shock victory and how it happened. Could being “a master of mess” be the key? That’s the theory being put forward by one economist. Also on this week’s show we look at the fallout from the Tesco Bank hack, the latest victims to rising food prices and how a wood burning stove could provide a cheaper way of keeping your home cosy this Christmas. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. On the agenda today, as we head towards Christmas, Amazon's planning to extend its Black Friday promotion. But, they are facing legal challenges after the company's delivery drivers were found to be regularly working "illegal" hours and receive less than the minimum wage. Elsewhere, the RAC is calling for fuel prices to be dropped, while Sainsbury’s Bank has lowered its personal loan rate to a new historic low rate of 3 per cent. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Trump has been clear about his views on immigration and nationalism. But what does the new US President-elect feel about the tech sector? Shares may have generally rallied on Wall Street, but those in tech firms kept falling. So, with the US being home to tech giants of Silicon Valley, is Trump trouble for tech or a potential boost for the industry? To find out more, Matt Cox spoke to tech consultant Chris Green.
The EU is reconsidering how it grants market access to overseas financial firms. It's being seen as a blow to the City of London and may potentially scupper any potential backup plans to maintain a European relationship after Brexit. No decision has been taken, but any tightening of current regulations would be a clear signal to Britain that Brussels is willing to play hardball in negotiations once the country leaves the bloc. To find out more about the potential effects on banks in the UK, Matt Cox has been speaking to Chris Justham, Relationship Manager at Seven Investment Management.
George Magnus, Senior Economic Adviser to UBS, joined Share Radio to talk about the US Election result. And his message is: brace yourselves! After the initial sell off, the trading world's reaction to the election of Donald Trump has been far from the market bloodbath many forecast. But George says the liberal global order represented by US-led institutions such as the UN, the IMF, the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation is hanging in the balance.
Donald Trump may be about to become the 45th president of the US, but there have been many more Lord Mayors of London. The 689th is about to take over the Mansion House in the City. He is Andrew Parmley, who will be the new ambassador for the City of London which provides local government and policing services in the square mile. He joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the new role.
Its China's Singles Day, also known as "bare sticks holiday". What began as an antidote to Valentine's Day has now become a spending fest, with Chinese consumers shelling out almost £6bn online last year. Matthew Crabbe is Director of Research in the Asia Pacific region for industry researchers Mintel. He told Share Radio that this year's singles day promises to put Black Friday in the shade.
Calls for South Korean president Park Geun-Hye to quit are growing. Mrs Park is accused of being part of a shadowy cult to which she passed classified information forcing major conglomerates to funnel billions of won to foundations run by her friend and former aide. The allegations have come at a bad time for Asia's fourth largest economy which is trying to reassure investors that growth remains on track following a slump in exports. Robert Van Egghen reports.
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