Our belief in ‘big’ has been manufactured over the centuries by powerful politicians, intellectuals and business leaders who have gripped society’s collective imagination and refused to let go.
Consider instead a world where power is exercised by millions instead of elites. In SMALL IS POWERFUL Adam Lent explores politics, economics and culture – three areas where big power has taken hold – and asks us to imagine a world where citizens get to tell governments what to do, where businesses are owned by their employees and customers, and where everyone is free to choose how to live.
We stood back to get an overview of UK markets with Andrew Parry, Head of Equities, Hermes Investment Management, covering NIESR’s figures on the slowdown in the UK economy from July, the UK’s trade deficit, UK industrial output, the 10 year gilt fall today, Sterling falling to a one month low against the dollar & much more.
This week on the Weeks Update we take a pause at the end of what's been a very busy news period for the UK markets and look at some of the most topical highlights from our regular commentator Professor John Week's recent shows, starting with discussion on Theresa May's article 50 comments with Professor Jan Toporofski of SOAS, then the merits of the new Chancellor Phillip Hammond and the performance of his predecessor with the economist Ann Pettifor & finally a closer look at the appeal of Donald Trump to white working class American voters with Professor Michael Zweig of New York State University.
The Quarto Group is a leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group, and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. On the day of its 2016 half year report, company CEO Marcus Leaver joined Share Radio Morning Money to assess his company’s performance and set out their future aims.
Georgie Frost is joined by independent money expert Martyn James. Today they look at the Competition and Markets Authority's calls for a technological revolution from high street banks. Staying with banking there are also fears of a further cut in interest rates which dropped to 0.25% last week. Meanwhile housing chairty Shelter have suggested working families in England are so stretched financially that one in three couldn't afford to pay their rent or mortgage.
The Competition and Markets Authority has unveiled a package of measures to "shake up retail banking for years to come". To discuss the measures, James Sherwin-Smith, CEO of Growth Street, which started the APR4SMEs campaign earlier this year, joined Morning Money’s Directors’ Briefing sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
This week financial journalists Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn battle it out against car insurers, and find out how to get the best deals on motor insurance. Plus, will they hand out the Golden Glove or Sucker Punch award and to who?
Gavin Serkin is joined by Peter West from PAM Global Investments in studio & on the line by Guillermo Parra-Bernal of Thomson Reuters in São Paulo to discuss all things Brazil in our latest venture into Latin America on the show, with a look at what’s happening on the ground while the Olympics are in full swing and the pro’s and con’s for investors in a time of political & financial upheaval.