With economic growth set to propel more than 90% of the world's population into the so-called "consumer class" by 2020, a new report from HSBC Commercial Banking suggests companies should start preparing today to meet the wants and needs of tomorrow's customer.
The co-author of that report Paul Flatters, from futures consultancy Trajectory, joined the Morning Money team to talk about the research.
A new paper released by the Adam Smith Institute has called on the government to take back control of UK waters. The report lays out a comprehensive ten-point plan for how Britain can replenish its waters following Brexit, and reveals the full extent of the damage caused by the European Common Fisheries Policy. Dr Madsen Pirie, President of the Adam Smith Institute, joined to discuss this further.
Bookmaker William Hill has rejected a £3.16bn takeover offer from online operator 888 and casino giant Rank. The bid, in shares and cash, was called "highly opportunistic" by Gareth Davis, chairman of William Hill, who said it did not reflect its true value. Gambling industry strategist and consultant, Steve Donoughue, discussed the deal.
The Quarto Group is a leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group, and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. On the day of its 2016 half year report, company CEO Marcus Leaver joined Share Radio Morning Money to assess his company’s performance and set out their future aims.
The Competition and Markets Authority has unveiled a package of measures to "shake up retail banking for years to come". To discuss the measures, James Sherwin-Smith, CEO of Growth Street, which started the APR4SMEs campaign earlier this year, joined Morning Money’s Directors’ Briefing sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
The world's largest arts festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, has begun. Yet, the Fringe Festival isn't the only event to have kicked off this weekend in the city. The Edinburgh International Festival and Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are among many to have begun. So what do these festivals bring to the city's economy? Joe Aldridge spoke with James McVeigh, Head of Marketing and Innovation at Festivals Edinburgh, to find out.
The FTSE 250 lender, Virgin Money, saw 35% wiped off its share value after Britain voted to leave the EU, that in spite of a record first quarter. On the day of the company's half-year results, Dr Ronan Lynch, Director of the Global Knowledge Centre at the banking consultancy Lafferty Group, was on hand to discuss the numbers and the performance of challenger banks in general.
More than 130,000 visitors are expected over the three day Great Yorkshire Show. This year is the 158th "Best of British Farming" extravaganza at Harrogate's Great Yorkshire Showground. But what impact has Brexit had on the industry? Nigel Pulling, Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, joined Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey.
EasyJet has announced a Brexit-inspired profits warning, which saw its shares sharply lower again on Monday, losing almost 30% over two trading days. Was Friday's Brexit vote potentially the straw that broke the budget airline's back? Aviation and Aerospace industry expert Julian Bray joined Share Radio’s Directors’ Briefing sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
The pound and the FTSE soared on Monday as the ‘Remain’ camp wrestled back its lead in the polls. Ken Odeluga, Market Analyst at City Index, wrote: "Let’s face it, Britain’s economy and financial markets are going to be stuffed for a while, whichever way the referendum vote goes." Ken discussed his take on the market reaction with Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey.