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Taking Stock

Podcast Series Taking Stock

Taking Stock with Mandy Johnston takes a global view of the big business stories and the trends affecting the world economy.

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Series Episodes

Where's the Golden Age of Brexit?

Where's the Golden Age of Brexit?

As the UK marks the three-year anniversary of its exit from the EU this week, on Taking Stock Mandy Johnston asks if the country is living up to the "golden age" promised by the Conservative leaders and she is joined by Hanna Ziady, a writer for CNN Business in London, Mandy also looks at the current issues facing the medication supply chain and talks to Kathy Maher of the IPU about how you can protect yourself from buying counterfeit drugs online. Mandy also delves into the state of the housing market, exploring the impact of the "Bank of Mum and Dad" and the growing reliance on property inheritance and large deposits for mortgages. She chats to Karl Dieter.

51 mins

27 January Finished

From Davos to Disney- This Week's Taking Stock

From Davos to Disney- This Week's Taking Stock

This week on Taking Stock as global leaders gathered in the Swiss Alps, Mandy Johnston looks at the origins of the conference - and finds out what its all about with Jon Sopel of the News Agents Podcast. And over at Disney the Executive Chairs were spinning like a merry go round. Mandy chats to the Financial Times’ LA Chief Christopher Grimes about all the drama in the boardroom of one of the world’s largest media companies. And finally we ask why so many new Chinese investors are flocking to the Emerald Isle?

47 mins

20 January Finished

The Murky World of the Grey Economy

The Murky World of the Grey Economy

This week on Taking Stock Mandy Johnston talks to journalist Jeff Maysh about the strange story of what happened when he went to be buy his wife a Rolex Watch. Mandy also chats to Former Diplomat Ted Smyth about why Ireland can't take the special relationship between Ireland and the US for granted. Plus Marian Ryan on Taxback tells us about all you should be claiming back.

47 mins

13 January Finished

Investigating The Italian Mafia

Investigating The Italian Mafia

This week on Taking Stock Mandy Johnston talks to Federica Taccogna an International Anti-Financial Crime expert about taking down the Mob and why Financial Crime is so widespread. Mandy asks leading Economist Cormac Lucey if Ireland, Europe or the US are headed for a recession in 2023? Plus the Tourism Industry Confederation CEO will be joining Mandy to explain why he thinks the sector will not fully recover from the pandemic until 2026!

45 mins

6 January Finished

The Best Business and Politics Books of the Year

The Best Business and Politics Books of the Year

There's a Special Taking Stock this week when Mandy Johnston talks to some of her regular contributors about the best business and politics books they read this year. You'll hear from the likes of Mick Clifford and Will Hutton. You might get some last minute gift ideas for the news-obsessed person in your life.

45 mins

16 December 2022 Finished

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