Research by PwC revealed that the biggest tech businesses in the world are now worth $2.9 trillion, overtaking the world's biggest financial companies with just $2.7 trillion of value. Matt Cox has been finding out what this means for tech companies by speaking with David Brear, Co-Founder and CEO at fintech expertise group, 11FS.
There have been heated discussions about what happens to British businesses with ties to Europe, in the wake of the UK’s Brexit vote. But what about the other way round? Matt Cox has been finding out the situation from the other side of the channel, by taking a look at the European manufacturers that have factories and plants based in the UK.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has begun an upper house election campaign, with a pledge to rev-up the economy, as surveys show his ruling bloc is ahead. Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at University of Shizuoka in Japan, joined Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey to discuss.
The European Central Bank’s stimulus programme is due to go to court in Germany. The country's influential Constitutional Court will deliver a final verdict on whether German law allows the ECB to deploy so-called "outright money transactions". Zsolt Darvas, Senior fellow at the economic think tank Bruegel, discussed the implications of this.
Plastic 3D printers have slipped into the public consciousness and are used by companies to print bespoke plastic parts - but what if the same could be done with complicated metal structures for use across industry and manufacturing? Matt Cox has been hearing from Dan Michaels, German Business Editor at the Wall Street Journal, who's recently written about the new industrial process.
Once seen as a future driver of the global economy, the reality now is that the largest country in South America faces an uphill struggle. Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has been impeached and Matt Cox has been hearing from Forbes Magazine’s Kenneth Rapoza, formerly a Wall Street Journal reporter based in Sao Paulo.
Ahead of an international corruption summit being hosted by David Cameron in London this week, the Head of Campaigns at ActionAid UK, Murray Worthy, joined Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey. ActionAid has been campaigning for the reform of global tax rules to tackle tax dodging in the world's poorest countries.
Margrethe Vestager, the European commissioner for competition, is expected to charge Google over its Android mobile operating system. Matt Cox spoke to Taj Dhunay, CEO and Founder of The App Developers, an android and IOS app creation and consultancy firm, who explained how Google dominates the market.
Beset by its longest recession in 20 years, Russia is losing the economic prosperity that many Russians had regarded as the hallmark of Vladimir Putin's rule. But the Russian leader, who was heavily implicated in the Panama tax papers, remains hugely popular and a strong figure abroad. Robert Van Egghen examines whether further economic issues could unravel Putin's rule.
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.