According to a key annual report annual report from energy practise Oliver Wyman, the biggest commodity trading houses have seen profits from reselling oil shipments jump more than 50% over the past five years. Roland Rechsteiner, co-author of "Reimagining Commodity Trading" at Oliver Wyman, talks on their annual oil report.
Our focus on how business operates in the UK is inevitably focused on those firms we can see, such as quoted companies and well-known names on the high street. But what of home businesses? Vonage UK, the internet telecoms provider, has produced a report entitled 'The Heart of Home Business Britain', which shows the massive impact of home businesses on the UK economy. Simon Burckhardt, MD of Vonage UK, spoke with Share Radio Morning Money.
A new research by Direct Line for Business reveals that the cost of a two week disruption to a small business in the UK averages £8,775. More than 550,000 UK small businesses have been forced to halt trading for a range of reasons, including damaged stock and delivery vehicles breaking down. Simon Smith, Head of Direct Line for Business, joined Share radio to discuss this.
A new fund spun out from leading firm Odey Asset Management will not charge investors performance fees. The decision follows the move by renowned fund manager Neil Woodford not to award performance bonuses to staff earlier this year. As sentiment in the industry seems to turn against fees and bonuses, digital technology is enabling investors to demand greater transparency around how the fund is actually performing. Robert Van Egghen reports.
Futura Medical is a pharmaceutical group that develops products for consumer healthcare.
At the heart of the business is the Company's gel for the treatment of erectile dysfunction ("ED").
The ED market has been valued at $5 billion.