Research released by the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) suggests that long-term business investment is set to shrink on the back of Brexit uncertainty. The long wait to see Theresa May trigger Article 50 and start Brexit negotiations has created much uncertainty among businesses, meaning they've put on the brakes when it comes to investment. Simon Thompson, ICAEW Business and Economic Spokesperson, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the key points from the forecast.
In today's world of financial uncertainty, a growing number of people are taking their financial future into their own hands. However, investing can be a bit of a financial minefield even for the most savvy investor. So, what's out there to help those deciding to take the plunge and invest? Master Investor, the monthly e-magazine and daily blog, is there to give a helping hand with investment ideas and analysis. Alongside this, around 4,000 private investors will gather in London on March 25th to attend their annual Master Investor Show. To discuss this, Swen Lorenz, Director at Master Investor, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
Investors have had to be smart to steer their way through the markets this year. There have been some great opportunities for returns but of course people can and have lost all their gains and more through poor calls and bad timing. It can be a lot more fun and you can certainly learn a lot about running a portfolio if you are part of an investment club. Dary McGovern, a member of the Sensatus Investment Club and Managing Director of Timetotrade, a company that produces investment software, joined Share Radio to discuss investments in 2016.
Tata Steel has made a commitment to secure jobs and production at Port Talbot and other steelworks across the UK, unions have said. It could bring an end to eight months of uncertainty for thousands of workers who faced losing their jobs when Tata's UK business was put up for sale. Community Union made the announcement following talks with Tata and other unions Unite and GMB on Wednesday. But workers still have to agree to it and will be balloted in the new year. Councillor Anthony Taylor, former worker at the Port Talbot steel plant, joined Share Radio to discuss the deal.
New data reveals Foreign Investment into the UK boomed in 2015 - but what does this mean in the context of Post-Brexit Britain? The figures published by the Office for National Statistics last week, shows that net flows of Investment to the UK from foreign sources rose to over 21 billion dollars in 2015, compared to just 15 billion in 2014. But will the UK be able to maintain this level of foreign investment, or will the EU Referendum scare the offshore cash away? To find out more, Share Radio's Matt Cox spoke to Adrian Lowcock, Investment Director of Architas.
Impax Asset Management group has just announced results for the year ended 30 September 2016, describing it as one of the most successful years in their nineteen year history. Profit before tax are flat compared to last year, increasing to 5.2 million pounds from 5.1 million pounds, but these were up against more difficult background for investment. Ian Simm, Founder and Chief Executive, joined Share Radio to discuss the results.
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.