The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) has teamed up with Royal Mail to create an initiative called CommonwealthFirst, which aims to support SME trade to the Commonwealth. Oliver Everett, CEO of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, talked about the initiative and what it offers.
There's been more pain for UK plc's, with profits from investments in quoted companies at their lowest for nine years. We know this from the latest quarterly Profit Watch survey from The Share Centre, and its Chairman, Gavin Oldham, explained the findings to Nigel Cassidy.
Paid-for video and music subscriptions have certainly seen a surge in usage over the past two years, but it seems that it's the music market that's seen the highest amplification in consumer interest. Rebecca McGrath, Research Analyst at Mintel, joined Nigel Cassidy to discuss Mintel's new report.
Once seen as a future driver of the global economy, the reality now is that the largest country in South America faces an uphill struggle. Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has been impeached and Matt Cox has been hearing from Forbes Magazine’s Kenneth Rapoza, formerly a Wall Street Journal reporter based in Sao Paulo.
We’ve heard the case for more controls and curbs when it comes to offshore finance centres, ahead of the Lancaster House Summit. But James Quarmby, Partner at Stephenson Harwood, believes we should be proud of our well-regulated overseas territories and crown dependencies, rather than afraid of them.
Rachel Davies, Acting Head of Advocacy & Research at Transparency International UK, joined Nigel Cassidy and Louise Cooper ahead of David Cameron welcoming world leaders to London, for the kick off of the much vaunted London Anti-Corruption Summit. Has the summit lost any credibility now that Cameron has singled out two summit attendees?
The Greek Parliament has approved controversial new pension and tax reforms demanded by the country's creditors to unlock a further loan to the country. And the issue is to be discussed later today at a meeting of Eurozone finance ministers. Nick Malkoutzis, Editor of the economic analysis website MacroPolis, discusses.
For thousands of years, gold has been used as money, and a haven in times of financial uncertainty. And if you want an argument for buying some as a hedge against disaster, look no further than the US portfolio manager James Rickards. His new book: "The New Case For Gold", explains why he thinks the gold price will rise to $10,000 an ounce.
Shareholders have been turning on the bosses of some of the FTSE’s biggest names in anger over fat cat pay. In one of the most significant results of the shareholder spring revolt so far, engineering firm Weir Group lost a plan to bring in a lucrative share deal for its top executives. Financial journalist Cherry Reynard discusses the recent revolts.
The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, moving the focus to the next Federal Open Market Committee meeting in June. But the latest FOMC statement is little changed from the last one, and provides no strong clue about the likely decision at the June meeting. So when can we expect an interest rate hike? Richard de Meo, Founder & MD of corporate forex broker Foenix Partners, offered his views.