Saturday, 28 January 2017

Finland: Experimental Income Scheme Raises Questions

Finland has become the first European country to trial a scheme paying some unemployed people an unconditional basic income of $600 a month.

Friday, 27 January 2017

US: Retail Shops Lose Out to Thriving Online Market

More and more Americans are opting to shop from the comfort of their own homes or offices. And while online retailers are thriving, many traditional shops are facing serious challenges. Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher reports from Miami.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Divided States of America | Parts 1 & 2 | PBS Documentary 2017

Ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration, "Divided States of America" looks back at events during President Barack Obama's years in office that revealed deep divisions in our country. The documentary offers an in-depth view of the partisan gridlock in Washington, the rise of populist anger on both sides of the aisle, and the racial tensions that erupted throughout the country.

Kellyanne Conway on How Trump Will Get the Economy Going

On 'Hannity,' counselor to the president discusses Trump's goal to fulfill campaign promises; addresses women's marches

Brexit Could Cause Trade War

BBC This Week moments of the week with an added discussion of brexit's effect on Free Trade.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Professor Michael Dougan Analyses Theresa May’s Brexit Speech

Larry Summers on What Brexit Means for the West

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Lawrence Summers, Professor of Economics, Harvard University, explains why Brexit and the trend towards nationalism have him worried about the West’s economic future. P

Friday, 20 January 2017

Billionaire George Soros - Trump Is an Imposter

George Soros discuss Donald Trump from Davos 2017

Davos 2017: 'Mixed Messages' from Trump, Says Maersk CEO

UBS Head: Britain Chose a 'Hard Brexit'

UBS Chairman Axel Weber tells Richard Quest how the global company will handle Britain's withdrawal from the EU, and that the fate of the the UK economy is dependent on the whole world, not just Europe.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Dutch Finance Minister 'Bewildered' by Brexit Specifics | Davos 2017

From the World Economic Forum in Davos, Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem tells the FT's Katie Martin that he liked Theresa May's general approach to Brexit negotiations but he is bewildered on the specific terms.

Davos 2017: May's Brexit Plan 'Not Realistic'

Tosh, May, Tosh! May's 'Positive Discussion' with Banks - BBC News

Prime Minister Theresa May has had "positive discussion" with big banks about how they might be encouraged to stay in the the City of London. They talked about what had attracted them to London and "how we can continue to build on that for the future," Mrs May told the BBC's economics editor Kamal Ahmed, in Davos. Her remarks came as several big banks said they may move jobs out of London.

May, you're leading the British down the road to poverty! Fie on you; fie on Cameron; and fie on your Eurosceptic party! – Mark

Davos 2017 - Special Address by Theresa May Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

FT Editor On May's Brexit Plan | Opinion

Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, speaks to Janan Ganesh about Theresa May's approach to the Brexit negotiations, as she outlines the UK government's key aims for its break from the EU.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Brexit Flip-Flop: Bank of England Head Says Exit Will Hit EU Harder Than UK

The head of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, appears to have switched his stance on Brexit. Having been committed to staying in the EU, and repeatedly warning the British public of the risks of leaving, he's now flip-flopped and admitted it does not pose the threat he once thought it might. That comes in the wake of recently-revised positive growth forecasts.

Friday, 6 January 2017

UK Fat Cats Already Made More Money in 3 Days Than Britons Will Make All Year

2017 has only just been rung in, but already leading company bosses in the UK have made more money in the first 3 working days of the year, than the average Briton does for the next twelve months.

A think tank's released the figures showing a striking pay gap between high-ranking CEOs and average employees. RT's Anastasia Churkina takes up the story

Mexico: Protests Rage as Petrol Prices Shoot Up 20%

Mexicans have demonstrated for a fifth-straight day against a sudden increase in the cost of fuel. Government deregulation has sent prices surging more than 20 percent since January 1.

The latest protest follows a night of widespread looting across several cities with hundreds of stores ransacked.

Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports from Mexico City.

Trump Presidency: Does Mexico Have Its Back to the Wall? (Parts 1 & 2)

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy Birthday: Euro Turns 15

It’s 15 years to the day since the introduction of the euro currency in 12 European nations.

The euro was designed as a way of bringing together Europe's economies, but it has had mixed success and has still only been adopted by 19 of the 28 countries in the European Union.

Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb is in the French capital, Paris, looking back at the euro's history - and what the currency may face in the future.