Swiss watch exports plunged 16% in October, the biggest monthly drop in seven years. The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry said demand weakened in nearly every major market for timepieces, such as Rolex and Omega. So is it a race against time for the Swiss watchmaking industry, or will it manage to beat the clock? Matt Cox spoke with Rob Corder, Editor of WatchPro, a Market Intelligence publication for the British Watch Industry.
The software industry contributes £125 billion to the UK economy, according to a report from The Software Alliance. The organisation says the software industry alone supports nearly 2.6 million jobs, and invests around £1.7 billion into research and development. But will the UK software industry have the same clout in post-Brexit Britain? Matt Cox has been speaking to Thomas Boué, Director General of Policy at The Software Alliance.
Marcus Mason, Head of Business at the British Chambers of Commerce, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the expectations of the Autumn Statement. It's the first one delivered by the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, after only being in the job for a few months, and Marcus discussed whether there will be an eradication or softening of the previous Chancellor's policies.
The Westminster Media Forum is debating trends in marketing towards millennials and Generation Z – young people aged around 18 to 34 years old. But some industry experts believe old advertising models aren't appropriate for the new era of consumers, so what can be done? Matt Cox has been speaking to Adrian Day, an Independent brand, marketing, and communications strategy consultant, to find out.
Chris Tanner, Director at John Laing Environmental Assets Group, joined Share Radio Breakfast to talk on the company’s latest half year results. JLEN is a unique infrastructure fund investing in a balanced portfolio of renewable energy assets including wind, solar, waste processing and wastewater. So how did they perform?
Ben Habib, CEO of First Property Group, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the company’s latest interim results. First Property Group is a property fund manager and investor with operations in the United Kingdom and Central Europe. So what do the results reveal?
As Black Friday approaches and retailers gear up to welcome an influx of shoppers, Barclaycard is warning merchants to prepare for an increase in customer returns. Paul Lockstone is the Managing Director at Barclaycard, and he joined Share Radio to discuss those shoppers who deliberately over-purchase and then return unwanted items.
Chancellor Philip Hammond is to release his maiden Autumn statement, in the second of two big economic statements made by the government every year. What key words or statements might move the pound? To offer an insight, Simon Smith, Director and Head of Research at FxPro, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
According to reports, digital strategy will be a main element of the Autumn Statement delivered by Philip Hammond. The Chancellor is expected to announce £400m for a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund with private investors asked to match the amount. But is this enough? Ewan Taylor-Gibson is from price comparison website uSwitch, and he joined Share Radio to discuss.
US president-elect Donald Trump is promising to pull the US out of the international trade Trans-Pacific Partnership, known as TPP. This promise was released in a video just hours after Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, warned that the TPP would be "meaningless" without US participation. Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at the University of Shizuoka, joined Share Radio Breakfast to give a take from Japan.