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Nigel Cassidy

Morning Money: Tax haven top trumps

Nigel Cassidy
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Morning Money at 6:00

Morning Money: Tax haven top trumps
How well do nations, islands and cities compare when it comes to its ability to conceal transactions, or the real ownership of assets? As the Panama Papers affair plays out, Nigel Cassidy spoke to Berlin-based Nicholas Shaxson who’s the author of Treasure Islands, a book about the use and abuse of tax havens, about those who are most secretive.
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Nicholas Saxson


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Ed Bowsher

Crowdfunders: A new innovative finance ISA, Abundance and Thincats platforms & a profile on LendInvest

Ed Bowsher
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Crowdfunders

Crowdfunders: A new innovative finance ISA, Abundance and Thincats platforms & a profile on LendInvest
This is Crowdfunders on Share Radio, the show that covers the fast-growing world of alternative finance, hosted by Share Radio’s Senior Analyst, Ed Bowsher. In today's show: A new innovative finance ISA that is launching this week, and Ed talks to the bosses of the Abundance and Thincats platforms. We also have a 'platform profile' on Lendinvest. Starting with the innovative finance isa - the idea is that you can lend money on the well-known peer to peer platforms - people like Zopa and Ratesetter - and you won't have to pay any income tax on the interest you earn. Trouble is, the isa is launching this week, but loans on the big platforms aren't eligible for an isa. So to find out more, Ed spoke yesterday to a real alternative finance expert, Bruce Davis, who's been on Share Radio many times. He also runs the Abundance platform. He started by asking Bruce: 'why on earth aren't most platforms eligible for the ISA, what's going on?'

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Ed Bowsher

Small Cap Investors: David Stredder of Sharesoc on Lakehouse, accesso & other small caps

Ed Bowsher
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Small Cap Investors

Small Cap Investors: David Stredder of Sharesoc on Lakehouse, accesso & other small caps
This is Share Radio's regular focus on investing in smaller companies. Our man with enthusiasm for the sector and a wide portfolio himself is David Stredder, CEO of Sharesoc. This time around he talks Lakehouse, technology group accesso and much more

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Georgie Frost

Ed Bowsher on the News Review - Are we saying "tata" to steel, and "whatsapp" to encryption?

Georgie Frost
Ed Bowsher on the News Review - Are we saying "tata" to steel, and "whatsapp" to encryption?
Share Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the big money stories of the day. In the spotlight is the steel crisis rumbling on, of course. Other than that, are you comfortable with contactless payments? And good news for millennials, (and 1 billion other users), as instant messaging service WhatsApp unveils plans to encrypt all communication.
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Ed Bowsher


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Nigel Cassidy

Morning Money: The issues facing women in business

Nigel Cassidy
Original Broadcast:

Morning Money at 8:00

Morning Money: The issues facing women in business
The annual Women in the World Summit is due to meet in New York, in the hope of celebrating female icons and leaders from sectors ranging from artists to activists. But is enough being done? Matt Cox spoke to Fiona Reynolds from Investment firm PRI, who explained the issues facing women in business, and what can be done to remove hurdles facing them.
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Matt Cox, Fiona Reynolds


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Nigel Cassidy

Morning Money: What impact have pension freedoms had one year on?

Nigel Cassidy
Original Broadcast:

Morning Money at 6:00

Morning Money: What impact have pension freedoms had one year on?
An overhauled state pension, being paid to new rather than existing pensioners, has begun. Meanwhile it's been a year since pension freedoms came into force. Matt Cox spoke to former pensions minister Steve Webb, Director of Policy at pension provider Royal London, about how the pension freedom act has affected the UK, pensioners and providers one year on.
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Matt Cox, Steve Webb


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Juliette Foster

Chief Economist at Deloitte Ian Stewart discusses CFO support for the EU following a new survey

Juliette Foster
Original Broadcast:

The Investment Hour with Juliette Foster

Chief Economist at Deloitte Ian Stewart discusses CFO support for the EU following a new survey
A survey by the professional services group Deloitte, reveals that support for Britain to stay in the European Union, has risen among the Chief Financial Officers of the UK's biggest companies. It also found that the possibility of a British exit, is now the top issue on the corporate worry list. Ian Stewart, is the Chief Economist at Deloitte, and he joined Investment Perspectives host Juliette Foster in the studio for more analysis of the new survey.

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Juliette Foster

Blackrock's Adam Ryan talks pensions & investment strategy

Juliette Foster
Original Broadcast:

The Investment Hour with Juliette Foster

Blackrock's Adam Ryan talks pensions & investment strategy
In recent years pensions have become a hot button topic for discussion, especially as we're now living longer and have been primed by successive governments to expect to work beyond the age of 65. So for the newly retired or those who aren't far off, what can they do to get their best out of their money? Adam Ryan is a manager at Blackrock Income Strategies Investment Trust and he joins Juliette Foster in the studio.

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Juliette Foster

The Weeks Update: Silkie Cragg of the TUC & Professor John Weeks discuss the trade union bill

Juliette Foster
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The Weeks Update

The Weeks Update: Silkie Cragg of the TUC & Professor John Weeks discuss the  trade union bill
On the day that Chancellor George Osborne made his budget speech to the House of Commons, the government's controversial Trade Union Bill was dealt a major blow by peers in the House of Lords. By a majority of 320 votes to 172, they defeated a proposal to change the way that union members pay their dues. It was a strong show of support to a recommendation from a cross-party committee which had said that any changes to party funding should be restricted to new members only. The Lords then ended what had been a bruising session for the government, by giving its overwhelming support to two other bill ammendments. So what happens now? Is the Trade Union Bill dead in the water? Will the government now have to rip it up and start again? Silkie Cragg is the "Policy & Campaigns Support Officer" for the TUC, and Professor John Weeks is Share Radio's regular economics commentator.
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John Weeks


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Juliette Foster

The Book Review: Lord David Owen’s ‘The UK’s In Out Referendum: EU Foreign & Defence Policy Reform’ & ‘Europe Restructured: Vote to Leave’

Juliette Foster
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Book Review

The Book Review: Lord David Owen’s ‘The UK’s In Out Referendum: EU Foreign & Defence Policy Reform’ & ‘Europe Restructured: Vote to Leave’
The decision on whether the UK stays inside the European Union in the upcoming referendum, could depend on whether a large number of young people turn out to vote. An online survey by "Opinium" - on behalf of "The Observer" newspaper - found that 43% of those questioned wanted Britain to leave Europe while 39% wanted the country to stay in. The results may be a setback for pro-Europe campaigners but for those on the opposite side of the fence, it's further proof that Britain is capable of functioning outside the EU. David Owen is a former Foreign Secretary who from 1992 to 1995 also served as EU peace negotiator in the former Yugoslavia. He's also the author of the pamphlet "The UK's In Out Referendum: EU Foreign & Defence Policy Reform". Earlier he came into the studio and he gave Investment Perspectives presenter Juliette Foster his reaction to that survey.

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