With economic growth set to propel more than 90% of the world's population into the so-called "consumer class" by 2020, a new report from HSBC Commercial Banking suggests companies should start preparing today to meet the wants and needs of tomorrow's customer.
The co-author of that report Paul Flatters, from futures consultancy Trajectory, joined the Morning Money team to talk about the research.
Following up from Barclaycard telling Morning Money that consumers were demonstrating a 'Business as usual' approach to their spending, the same phrase has been echoed for 2/3rds of SME house builders. Research by the Federation of Master Builders says that these organisations claim that not much has changed post-Brexit.
Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the Federation joined the Morning Money team to discuss the research further.
Innovation, lateral thinking and creativity are now the essential life skills. Innovation can apparently make the difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary, or even success and failure.
History is full of legendary pioneers, mavericks and visionaries who have transformed the fields of art, music, science and business, but what lessons can we learn from them in order to start thinking in the same innovative way ourselves?
Paul Sloane, has written extensively on the subject has compiled a new book entitled 'Think Like an Innovator' which gives 76 inspiring business lessons from the world's greatest thinkers and innovators.
More than a month has passed since the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan crushed an attempt by disgruntled army officers to remove him from power. The government has since arrested thousands of military personnel and police officers - accused of treason - whilst cracking down on opponents of Mr Erdogan's rule. Emboldened by a surge in his popularity, the president has also moved in on Syria where Turkish backed rebels have cleared Islamic State fighters from Turkey's Syrian border. Will Turkish troops stay in the area indefinitely, and what about US/Turkish relations given Washington's support of the Syrian/Kurdish militias who Mr Erdogan claims are terrorists?
Professor Mehmet Ugur of the University of Greenwich and Professor John Weeks, Share Radio's regular economics commentator, joined Juliette Foster for The Weeks Update.
This week financial journalists Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn take on credit. We find out which bank has earned the Golden Gloves this week. Plus how to negotiate pub rounds and splitting restaurant bills.
Despite the fears around Brexit the latest stats suggest the referendum decision has had little impact on our shopping habits. In fact consumer confidence bounced back in August as we abandoned our plans to save. So just how confident are the public in their finances and should we be more cautious?
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Vix Leyton from cashback site Quidco.com. Today they discuss Sports Direct's decision to guarantee hours to workers on zero-hours contracts as well as the gender disparity in pay increases. Plus why complaints about payday loans have more than tripled in the first six months of the year. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Diederik Vos, CEO of software company SQS Group, joined Share Radio Morning Money to talk through his company’s half yearly report. The company say that if you're struggling to keep up with the pace of change in IT, they have solutions at hand. But what have they revealed today about their performance and what is the outlook?
Figures from Barclaycard reveal consumer spending in August reached a 13-month high of 4.2%, as warmer weather prompted shoppers to splash out on clothes and entertainment. It conflicts with BRC data however, which showed that consumers cut back on spending. So which to believe? Paul Lockstone, Managing Director at Barclaycard, offered his views.