Sellers and publishers from across the UK are gathering to discuss all things book-related at the London Book Fair. But how is the climate when it comes down to selling physical books and digital copies? Matt Cox spoke to independent bookseller Mark Thornton and bestselling author James Craig, who explained how they operate in the world of bookselling and how recent trends have affected them.
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.
The 1st of April is the day when some of the most watched economic figures are out. The Purchasing Managers Index will tell us whether Europe's and the worlds factories are busier or quieter than last month. John Elliott MBE, Founder and Chairman of Ebac, who are big in domestic dehumidifiers, joins Share Radio to give a true picture from the UK factory floor.
Brazil is due to present its budget, but with GDP forecasts due to shrink by 4% for the second consecutive year, and the unemployment rate rising sharply, the country is struggling to deal with the end of the commodity boom. The biggest party in congress has now also voted to abandon President Dilma Rousseff’s ruling coalition. Robert Van Egghen looked into the country's struggles.
Is Britain’s favourite treat under threat? Chocolate makers and cocoa traders are having a tough year, thanks to a perfect storm of bad weather and foreign exchange fluctuations. It has led to a rapid price increase for those Easter eggs we all adore. Robert Van Egghen spoke to Jonathan Parkman, co-head of agricultural commodities at Marex Spectron, about the concerns within the cocoa market.
On the day of a Westminster conference on the future of apprenticeships. Lambeth College Principal, Mark Silverman, explains the partnership between construction group, Carillion, and his college. It has been argued that colleges and industry should be working closer together and this new venture is an example of how that theory is trying to be changed.
Uday Dholakia, Chairman of the National Asian Business Association, joins Nigel Cassidy and Sara Sjölin to talk on the back of the Asian Business Awards. Uday discusses the awards and looks at who’s been recognised from Asian business in the UK. He also talks about the budget and gives his take on Brexit.