Andrew Kenningham of Capital Economics considers whether a global economic slowdown has now begun. He looks at the prospects for China, the United States and the Eurozone in particular, assessing the prospects for Germany, France and Italy. He explains why the flattening of the yield curve in the United States COULD be a harbinger of recession and discusses Capital Economics' new 20 year forecasts and the main conclusions that have been drawn.
Political commentator and author of the Groucho Tendency blog Mike Indian discusses Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement from the EU and what the Prime Minister achieved? He looks at the reaction to the deal and considers what could happen in the Meaningful Vote. If it does not pass in Parliament, what would the outcome be?
With the Prime Minister under fire from many quarters, Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at the role of the Prime Minister and whether she is doing the right thing. He also examines the rather scary future of warfare and looks at why South Africa's new policy of land expropriation will lead to disaster.
How should UK investors behave when the political and economic outcomes are so uncertain? Tim Price, fund manager with Price Value Partners and author of Investing Through The Looking Glass argues for the benefits of diversification and traditional "value" investing. He considers the possible implications of a second Brexit referendum and a future Corbyn government and looks at the worsening prospects of world trade.
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University considers the ramifications of the US midterm elections and the dangers for the US Democrats, believing we are living in dangerous times politically. He also explains the importance of the split in the Eastern Orthodox Church and considers why MI5 might have taken over in the fight against UK right-wing extremism.
Political commentator Mike Indian, in conversation with Simon Rose, discusses the political ramifications of the Budget, why Hammond and May (the politicans not the Top Gear presenters) are such a solid team not so long after she wanted to sack him, wonders whether we are nearly there with Brexit negotiations and suggests what we should look out for in the US mid-term elections.
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University ponders MP John Penrose's idea of a UK sovereign wealth fund. He also looks at financial innovation on the high street and the way traditional banks are abandoning it while new entrants like Metro Bank are embracing it. He also looks ahead to the Budget. Tim and Ed Bowsher will be participating in Share Radio's Budget Analysis, available from the day after the Chancellor presents the Budget.
Mike Indian, author of The Groucho Tendency blog, explains how the UK may still avoid a 'no-deal Brexit'. He also argues that the Speaker of the House of Commons, should step down from his role immediately following Dame Laura Cox's report on harassment and bullying at Westminster. And finally, Mike explains why the Universal Credit could be a disaster for the Conservative party.
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University wonders what Theresa May meant when she talked about ending "austerity" and what it means for the Conservatives. He also ponders the future of British Railways and wonders if the phenomenally successful Japanese railway system could provide a radical, privatised solution. Lastly, he looks at the looming debate on worker ownership.
Political commentator Mike Indian, author of the Groucho Tendency blog, looks back at the Conservative Party Conference. Did Teresa May do enough to save her position as leader and what effect will Boris Johnson's speech have? He contrasts the Tory Conference with the greater energy and youth of the Labour Conference and Party. He also discusses the latest revelations about the cyber activities of the GRU and the concerted effort being made by the West's security services.
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