It's been a hectic time economically since the EU Referendum - with Sterling devaluing, and most recently Mark Carney announcing he'll stay on as Governor just one additional year up to 2019. As the state of the UK economy post-Brexit remains uncertain, Share Radio's Matt Cox spoke to Jeremy Cook, Chief Economist at World First, about what we can expect from this Super Thursday during which the BoE will announce its quarterly Interest Report and the latest interest rate decisions.
According to a key annual report annual report from energy practise Oliver Wyman, the biggest commodity trading houses have seen profits from reselling oil shipments jump more than 50% over the past five years. Roland Rechsteiner, co-author of "Reimagining Commodity Trading" at Oliver Wyman, talks on their annual oil report.
On October 27th 1986, the London Stock Exchange swept away centuries of tradition, and ushered in the modern, global City of London. It was called Big Bang. In light of the 30-year anniversary, Brian Tora, Associate at JM Finn & Co., talks about the changes that were brought to The Square Mile.
The countdown to Black Friday has begun. It’s the day when stores offer big discounts, and it has become one of the top shopping events of the year, both in the US and UK. But it's divided opinion, not just among customers but firms too, with many saying the real damage is being done to small businesses. IMRG and Barclaycard have released a new report on how SME's can maximise their Black Friday takings, and Matt Cox has been hearing from Barclaycard's Head of Small Business, Greg Liset.
There are just seven days to go before the deadline to submit paper tax returns. But with HMRC aiming for a fully digital tax service by 2020, rushing to file your tax return before 31 October will soon be a thing of the past. Yet new analysis suggests that taxpayers who pay their taxes digitally may end up paying more than they are supposed to. Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen spoke to Mike Hodges, tax partner at chartered accountants Saffrey Champness, about whether the move to digital was welcome.
A lot of business attention on Brexit has been around how it might affect the UK politically and economically. But what about on the other side of the channel? With a report claiming that a lack of a trade deal would cost our present partners £13 billion a year in tariffs, Matt Cox reports on how the European Union and its member states may be affected by the UK’s exit.
Our focus on how business operates in the UK is inevitably focused on those firms we can see, such as quoted companies and well-known names on the high street. But what of home businesses? Vonage UK, the internet telecoms provider, has produced a report entitled 'The Heart of Home Business Britain', which shows the massive impact of home businesses on the UK economy. Simon Burckhardt, MD of Vonage UK, spoke with Share Radio Morning Money.
The joined $100 billion technology investment fund between Saudi Arabia's top sovereign wealth fund and Japan's SoftBank Group has the potential to change the investment landscape. The new London-based fund could at current levels account for roughly a fifth of all such global venture capital investment. Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at University of Shizuoka, Japan, discusses the plan.
As Nicola Sturgeon announced the move towards a second independence referendum for Scotland, much of the SNP conference seems to have been centred around Brexit and the effects it will have on the Scottish people.
Maurice Smith, Share Radio's Scotland correspondent discussed the latest news from the conference floor.