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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Inflation Drivers

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Inflation Drivers
The range of major drivers which will steer inflation over the years ahead is wide and diverse, but their duration must be considered as well as their positive or negative impact on rates. For example, the drivers most affected by Putin's war in Ukraine are energy shortages and supply chain disruption, and the threat of de-globalisation in future. These all contribute to higher inflation but it is only a more cautionary approach leading towards de-globalisation which will persist. Meanwhile technology, demographics and a swifter transition to low cost alternative energy will all bear down on price rises. In this commentary we take a look at nine major influences on future rates of inflation, and conclude that central bankers are right to be cautious about chasing after inflation with their interest rate policy.

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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Abundance and Scarcity

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Abundance and Scarcity
The contrast in wealth distribution between key regions and countries around the world is as stark as ever. In this commentary, using analysis in the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Databook, we look at the convergence we need to achieve in order to help encourage a more egalitarian form of global capitalism. The music accompanying this episode is The Nexus Riddim by Konrad OldMoney

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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Trade Imbalances in a MAD world

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Trade Imbalances in a MAD world
The existential threat of mutually assured destruction has kept the world safe from nuclear weapons for the past sixty years but, now that balance is being challenged by a combination of insanity and ignorance, it this just leaves us with economic action. Let's make sure that the trade policy of the free world is adjusted accordingly. Music accompanying this episode is from 'Mad World' by Jennifer Ann.

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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: The Awful Legacy of Carbon

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: The Awful Legacy of Carbon
For the past fifty years, nearly all major conflicts have been driven by economic power granted to tyrants by our dependency on fossil fuels. We must now recognise the awful footprint it has left in terms of human suffering, as well as climate change. The huge rise in fossil fuel prices will bring substantial dividends to those who look for opportunities to invest in the new ways of powering the economy, and could kick-start moves to a safer and cleaner world.

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New Economics Foundation

NEF: The stories that broke the economy, and the stories that can fix it

New Economics Foundation
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New Economics Foundation

NEF: The stories that broke the economy, and the stories that can fix it
Some common lines you’ll hear about the economy: we all put money in, or take it out. Some people pay their fair share, but others don’t. We can’t overspend – putting public spending on the national credit card would be irresponsible. But not all of those lines are strictly true and the way we talk about the economy affects the way we think about its future. This week on the podcast: what we’re really talking about when we talk about the economy. Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by Anat Shenker-Osorio – communications expert, researcher and author of ​‘Don’t Buy It: the trouble with talking nonsense about the economy’, and Ellie Mae O’Hagan – journalist and author of the forthcoming book ​‘The New Normal’.
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Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Anat Shenker-Osorio, Ellie Mae O’Hagan


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Ed Bowsher

The Big Call: Where will Markets go in 2019?

Ed Bowsher
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The Big Call

The Big Call: Where will Markets go in 2019?
Ed Bowsher speaks to top US fund manager, Meb Faber, as well as David Stevenson from ETFstream to find out where markets may go in 2019. Both Meb and David think that most US shares are too expensive while the UK is much more attractive. We also find out which parts of the Japanese market are cheap, and look at which emerging markets to avoid or invest in.
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Meb Faber, David Stevenson


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Ed Bowsher

The Big Call: Where next for markets?

Ed Bowsher
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The Big Call

The Big Call: Where next for markets?
After the market falls in October, Ed Bowsher asks: why was there a correction, and more importantly, where next for markets? Ed speaks to Sean Corrigan, Principal at Cantillon Consulting and Russ Mould from AJ Bell.
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Sean Corrigan, Russ Mould


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Ed Bowsher

The Big Call: Will ETFs Cause the Next Crash?

Ed Bowsher
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The Big Call

The Big Call: Will ETFs Cause the Next Crash?
It’s inevitable that stock markets will fall sooner or later. In this edition of The Big Call, Ed Bowsher asks whether ETFs will contribute to that fall. Ed speaks to Helen Thomas of the Blondemoney website, who thinks that ETFs may well contribute to a correction and Adam Laird of Lyxor who disagrees.
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Helen Thomas, Adam Laird


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Matthew Cook

Inside Business: HSBC and the Gupta Family

Matthew Cook
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Inside Business

Inside Business: HSBC  and the Gupta Family
In this weeks Inside Business we discuss the recent HSBC allegations, as the National Crime Agency and the Serious Fraud Office look to investigate HSBC's recent dealings with the Gupta Family in South Africa. We spoke with Lord Peter Hain of Neath who took these accusations to the House of Lords and also we spoke with vocal anti corruption whistle blower Nicholas Wilson about other HSBC related investigations. As always we finish the show with a word from a regular commentator BBC World Service Reporter Howard Mustoe.
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Lord Peter Hain, Nicholas Wilson, Howard Mustoe


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: What the interest rate rise means for you

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: What the interest rate rise means for you
It finally happened. The Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in more than a decade this week. But what was the point of that rate rise? It was certainly a curiosity, coming alongside a decidedly downbeat Inflation Report. Was it to dampen inflation, to send a warning sign to borrowers, or just to put a tiny smile on beleaguered savers’ faces? On this week’s podcast, Simon Lambert, Rachel Rickard Straus and Georgie Frost look at why the Bank raised rates and what it means for you. They also dive into the really crucial question: how high will the base rate go from here and how fast will it rise?

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