In the lead-up to the Bank of England's decision, where it is expected to keep interest rates steady at 0.25%, a number of European central banks, including those of Norway and Switzerland, are due to deliver policy decisions. It follows the Federal Reserve, which yesterday lifted interest rates by 25 bps and flagged a faster pace of policy tightening in 2017 than previously forecast. Howard Archer, Chief European & UK Economist at IHS, joined us to discuss this Super Thursday expectations.
The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates for the first time in the year and the second time in a decade. The US Central Bank has also predicted further three hikes for the upcoming year. Professor Peter Rupert, Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Former Senior Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank, joined Share Radio to discuss the announcement.
A new report by the National Infrastructure Commission claimed that the rollout of 4G networks wasn't sufficient, with the UK only ranking 54th in terms of network coverage putting us behind Peru, Colombia, and Romania, among others. The report said that the UK's future 5G mobile network must be handled better than 4G. Share Radio's Matt Cox has been finding out more from Dave Millett, Founder and MD of telecoms broker Equinox.
A new EU Banking proposal, Article 21b, which requires non-EU banks to set up holding companies for their EU operations hasn't gone down too well, especially with US banking institutions. But as arguments on the new proposal have yet to spill over into the public eye, Share Radio's Matt Cox spoke to Francesco Guerrera, Associate Editor and Chief Financial Correspondent at POLITICO, to see what all the quiet complaints were about.
Russell Napier, Global Macro Strategist and author of the book, Anatomy of the Bear: Lessons from Wall Street’s Four Great Bottoms joined Simon, they discussed financial repression is organised theft from savers to fund countries’ debt habits.
The problems caused by debt both government and private around the world.
Why Japan’s latest QE experiment is something new and will weaken the Yen substantially and cause havoc.
How Trump’s election will lead to a much stronger dollars and the problems that will cause.
2016 year has been a year of leadership wins and losses- and one that all leaders can learn from.
This year we've seen some massive examples of leadership mistakes and misunderstandings.
So what went wrong in some of the high profile leadership errors we have observed this year, and what can we learn from them?
To find out more about this Simon was joined by Elisabet Vinberg Hearn, who is a leadership development expert with a focus on future trends for leadership. She is also co-author of "Leading Teams - 10 Challenges: 10 Solutions".
Self-employment is changing the face of the labour market.
Figure released today by the Office for National Statistics found that unemployment in the UK fell slightly to 1.6 million in the three months to October, meaning that the rate of unemployment held steady at 4.8% in the period, remaining at an 11-year low.
The trend for more people becoming self-employmed has also continued. The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed says the number of people classed as self-employed has increased by 129,000 to 4.75 million in the three months to November.
To discuss the figures, and the growth of self-employment, Simon Rose was joined on the line by Lorence Nye, an economic adviser at IPSE.
European IPO markets are expected to have raised 28bn Euros in 2016.
This year has seen a number of political shocks which have contributed to the IPO market ending the year on a subdued note, with total annual proceeds down by approximately a half on 2015.
But will the IPO market remain open, with liquidity available for the right companies at the right price?
Simon spoke to Lucy Tarleton, director at PwC.
Fast food executive Andrew Pudzer has been nominated as Labor Secretary by President elect Donald Trump, a move that has drawn widespread condemnation from labour unions. But why? That's the question Share Radio's Alexi Phillips put to Geraint Johnes, Professor of Economics at Lancaster University.
It's almost six months since Britain's EU referendum and the exit road from Europe is still paved with uncertainty. Apart from ongoing talk about a hard or soft Brexit, little else is known, unless you count Theresa's May's description of a red, white and blue Brexit as helpful. One person who seems to know what he wants is the Chancellor Phillip Hammond, who has openly talked about a transitional period in the Brexit negotiations. How that played out is anyone's guess, although for now Brexit is not the only game in town. This evening the US Federal Reserve will unveil its latest interest rate decision. The smart money says that Governor Janet Yellen will announce a rise, and anyone interested in how President Elect Donald Trump might react to that should check out his Twitter feed. Let's get the thoughts of Ben Kumar, Investment Manger at 7 Investment Management.
For more analysis on these topics and more, Share Radio's Juliette Foster was joined on the line by Ben Kumar, Investment Manger at 7 Investment Management.