A new book - The Rise and Fall of Nations - gives a global view of economic health and wealth as it stands today - using such guides as how many billionaires do you have and the role of depopulation amongst countries. It's author is Ruchir Sharma - Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management - and he joined Steve Clarke to discuss the book, his experience of markets (particularly emerging markets) post-2008 & his view on Brexit.
Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher, joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, we take a look at the Southern Rail delays affecting commuters, why going overdrawn is costlier than taking a payday loan, high-street stores are slashing clothes prices by up to 80%, while one in four Brits get in to debt to pay for a holiday they cannot afford. All that plus on the News Review. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
It's been three months since the national living wage was introduced in the UK. The idea was always that the rate would be regularly revised, but Brexit and the power shifts in the major political parties could put the next steps at risk. Matt Cox spoke to Caroline Reilly, Senior Programme Manager at the Living Wage Foundation, to get her thoughts.
Andrea Leadsom has pulled out of the race to succeed David Cameron and become the next Conservative Party leader and UK Prime Minister, leaving Theresa May to take charge of the country. Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher joins Georgie for some breaking analysis.
Alan Miller, Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer at SCM Direct, joined Share Radio Morning Money’s Directors’ Briefing sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise to look at the aftermath of the decision to freeze some property funds after Brexit. But has this guidance come too late?
The Muslim community has come to the end of its holy month of Ramadan.
As well as a month of fasting the festival also has a big focus on charitable giving, known as Zakat.
But Islam isn't the only faith that puts charity at the centre of its beliefs.
Research commissioned by the BBC in 2014 found that people who have a religious belief are more likely to give to charity than non-believers.
Sikhs and Jews emerged as the most likely to share their wealth with a good cause, just ahead of Christians, Hindus and Muslims.
The study, carried out for the BBC's network of local radio stations found that levels of generosity across the British public are strikingly high, but highest among those with a religious faith.
As many as seven in 10 people in England said they had given money to a charity in the past month. But while just over two thirds of those who professed no religious faith claimed to have done so, among believers the figure rose to almost eight out of 10.
Among those polled, all of the Sikhs and 82 per cent of practising Jews had given money in the past month. Among practising Christians the figure was 78 per cent.
So what is it about religion that makes people so charitable?
Well as one example, in the Jewish faith there is a rule that people should give 10 per cent to charity, known as Tzedakah.
Marc Shoffman spoke to Rabbi Yoni Birnbaum of the Hadley Wood Jewish community to find out more.
This week, we’ve heard all about short-termism among companies; but what about employees? Nick Peters finds out with Kate Cooper from the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Nick learns about why employee ownership is a great way for owners of a successful business to realise some of their investment but stay involved, and produce a massive boost to workforce morale. with Simon Mounsey from Agilisys.
Nick and Alan Leaman, CEO at Management Consultancies Association, discuss public trust in business and politics post-Brexit.
And have you ever wondered about the job of comments moderator on a web site? Nick finds out how it’s done from Arax Poshtvar is a member of the comments moderation team at the Guardian.
This week Nick Peters finds out how the TV industry reacted last year when YouTube pitched itself to brands as a legitimate alternative for their ad spend to conventional TV. Now the row has escalated: the online video service is suggesting brands should switch 24% of their TV spend to YouTube. Nick is also tackling one of the biggest questions facing online news media: how to generate revenue from news.