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.
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.
UK consumer confidence fell in the first three months of 2016, according to the latest Consumer Tracker from business advisory firm, Deloitte. To discuss the findings, Ben Perkins, Head of Consumer Business Research at Deloitte, joined Nigel Cassidy and Chris Bailey.
Khalid Howladar, SVP Senior Credit Officer at Moody's Financial Institutions Group, talked with Nigel Cassidy and Louise Cooper, after Moody's held a half day conference in London on Wednesdsay, about Gulf Co-operation Council region banking.
We can produce electricity from the wind and from burning wood or waste, but how about a new bio-energy power plant in the UK generating energy from cheese? Clearfleau is a company that provides the technology to produce bio-energy from cheese. Clearfleau’s Market Director Richard Gueterbock joined Share Radio Morning Money to explain all.
Mike Bowen, Business Development Director, Cash Centres at G4S, talks about the European Cash Report, that G4S has conducted, which analysed the use and future of cash verses electronic and internet payments. It's highlighted a widespread use of paper money across the EU, seemingly dismissing any claims of a demise, and Mike discusses the findings of the report.
Well it wasn't quite the fairytale succession everyone expected, as the man being groomed to become the next boss of Disney says he'll be stepping down next month. Tom Staggs had been seen as the heir apparent to replace Bob Iger, who retires in 2018, but has reportedly quit his post because he was not guaranteed the chief executive role. To discuss this, film industry expert Terry Ilott joined Nigel Cassidy and Sara Sjölin.
The leak of millions of documents from a Panamanian law firm has drawn further attention to the use and abuse of tax havens. But how would you explain tax havens to a five-year-old? Share Radio’s Fenella Fudge, with the help of a Reddit post from Dan Gliesack, tells you all about those Piggy Banks that were hidden in the cupboard.
The financial results of Swedish holding company, Industrivarden, are due for release. The group controls more than half of the Swedish stock exchange and is just emerging from the country’s biggest corporate scandal in decades, which led to the replacement of the group’s former Chief and Chairman. Ahead of Industrivarden's earnings, Share Radio’s Nigel Cassidy heard from Albin Ranner, Head of Market Surveillance at the Swedish Shareholders Association, who can be credited with bringing the scandal to light.
There are concerns that companies could get workers to pay for the wage increase out of their own pockets, either by offering less hours or by reducing bonuses and perks that do not come out of direct wages. Charles Cotton, from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, looks at the National Living Wage from a staff perspective.