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Morning Money: What can we expect the OPEC meeting to deliver?

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Morning Money at 7:00

Morning Money: What can we expect the OPEC meeting to deliver?
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is holding its next ministerial meeting on Thursday in Vienna. Some analysts expect OPEC members to constrain supplies and raise the world price of oil, but others aren't expecting much to change at all. So what can we expect? Matt Cox has been speaking to Kevin Baxter, Global Commodities Spot News Editor at the Wall Street Journal, to find out.
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Matt Cox, Kevin Baxter


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Morning Money: What’s behind Tata Steel’s UK steelmaking arm U-turn?

Sarah Lowther
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Morning Money at 6:00

Morning Money: What’s behind Tata Steel’s UK steelmaking arm U-turn?
Last week it emerged that Tata Steel was considering keeping its UK steelmaking arm, after putting the loss-making business up for sale in March. The development has raised further hopes that the Port Talbot plant can be saved and David Blackaby, Professor of Economics at Swansea University, looked at why a U-turn is being considered.
Guests:

Chris Bailey, David Blackaby


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Morning Money: How important is etiquette for the business traveller?

Sarah Lowther
Original Broadcast:

Morning Money at 8:00

Morning Money: How important is etiquette for the business traveller?
Marie-Hélène Ferguson, Principal at the London School of Etiquette, talked etiquette for the business traveller. New research has revealed just how confident we are at meeting new people and our biggest faux pas when abroad. So what mistakes do we make, what are our biggest fears and is etiquette important today both at home and abroad?
Guests:

Chris Bailey, Marie-Hélène Ferguson


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Morning Money: Brexit - A view from Scotland

Sarah Lowther
Morning Money: Brexit - A view from Scotland
The Scottish Affairs Committee holds its second evidence session to examine the EU Referendum and its potential impact on Scotland. The first session took place in Scotland on 9 May, and the Committee heard from representatives of key industries, such as NFU Scotland and Universities Scotland. In the second session in Westminster today the Committee hears from in/out campaign groups and UK ministers. Share Radio's Maurice Smith joins Morning Money

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Morning Money: Greece secures new bailout deal

Sarah Lowther
Morning Money: Greece secures new bailout deal
Eurozone finance ministers have agreed to extend further bailout loans to Greece as well as debt relief, in what they call a "major breakthrough". After late-night talks in Brussels, the ministers agreed to unlock 10.3bn euros in new loans. The move came two days after the Greek parliament approved another round of spending cuts and tax increases demanded by international creditors. Nick Malkoutzis, Editor of the economic analysis website macropolis.gr told Share Radio that lenders had to back down.

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Morning Money: IMF urges action on Greek debt

Sarah Lowther
Morning Money: IMF urges action on Greek debt
The International Monetary Fund has called for upfront and unconditional debt relief for Greece. The IMF says that without immediate action the financial plight of the recession-ravaged country would deteriorate dramatically over the coming decades. Nick Malkoutzis is editor of the economic analysis website macropolis.gr, and told Sarah Lowther that the report won't go down well amongst lenders.

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Morning Money: Is online shopping fuelling a consumer demand for free returns?

Sarah Lowther
Original Broadcast:

Morning Money at 8:00

Morning Money: Is online shopping fuelling a consumer demand for free returns?
Are you a serial returner? Research from Barclaycard has highlighted the rise of shoppers who deliberately over-order goods before returning them. Otherwise known as 'serial returners', it’s beginning to hurt retailers' bottom line. Sharon Manikon, Director of Customer Solutions at Barclaycard Global Payment Acceptance, talked about this with Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey.
Guests:

Chris Bailey, Sharon Manikon


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Morning Money: Trade unions and the European Union

Sarah Lowther
Original Broadcast:

Morning Money at 7:00

Morning Money: Trade unions and the European Union
John Edmonds, Chair of the Trade Union Forum Management Committee, looked ahead to History & Policy's Trade Union Forum on 'Trade Unions and the European Union'. Ahead of the EU referendum, the Trade Union Forum explores the roles that trade unions have had in previous EU public debates.
Guests:

Chris Bailey, John Edmonds


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Morning Money: How are non-graduates faring in Britain today?

Sarah Lowther
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Morning Money at 8:00

Morning Money: How are non-graduates faring in Britain today?
Conor D'Arcy, Policy Analyst at the Resolution Foundation, talked about their new research published on the lack of career routes for non-graduates. Public policy is often focused on boosting high-level skills and helping those with the poorest qualifications. But those in between are often overlooked, so how can we break down the barriers?
Guests:

Chris Bailey, Conor D'Arcy


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Morning Money: British companies divided over the effects of a Brexit, according to East & Partners

Sarah Lowther
Original Broadcast:

Morning Money at 7:00

Morning Money: British companies divided over the effects of a Brexit, according to East & Partners
According to research by business banking market research and analysis firm, East & Partners, four-fifths of Britain's major companies have taken steps to hedge against the risk that a vote to leave the European Union will knock more than 10% off the value of sterling. In contrast, 83% of small and medium-sized firms think sterling will be unharmed by a vote for Brexit. Simon Kleine is the Head of Client Services at East & Partners, and he discussed the findings.
Guests:

Chris Bailey, Simon Kleine


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