Scotland’s public spending deficit has reached almost £15 billion, more than twice the size of the UK figure, and at 9.5% of GDP its higher than that of Greece at 7.2%. North Sea oil revenues also plunged from £1.8 billion in 2014/15 to just £60 million last year. Our commentator in Scotland, Maurice Smith, discussed.
For weeks, we kept hearing that the dearth of mergers and deals would end once the Brexit vote uncertainty was behind us. So how does the deal making world feel now, and what happens next? Kirsty Wilson, Global Research Editor at Mergermarket, joined Share Radio Morning Money to offer an insight into the world of M&A.
From a visit to Disneyland by Shanghai’s mayor in 1990, to Tuesday’s opening of the $5.5 billion joint venture. Shanghai Disney Resort has been more than 25 years in the making. But what impact will it have? Travel journalist and author, Sarah Tucker, discussed the theme park's affect on the Chinese tourism industry.
The EU is dedicating itself to its recycling targets, including setting an "EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy" that establishes an ambitious programme of action. The 2016 ‘Resourcing The Future Conference’ is set to start in London and Matt Cox has been finding out more by speaking with David Maddison, Professor of Economics at the University of Birmingham.
Peter Randall, CEO of London start up SETL, talked about blockchain and its impact on financial institutions. SETL is launching ‘the world's first commercial platform for using blockchain technology to register and settle securities transactions’. Peter discussed the platform.
A huge search operation involving the Egyptian, Greek, French and British military is continuing in the Mediterranean Sea. EgyptAir flight MS804 was en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board when it dropped off the radar at 37,000 feet. The loss of another passenger plane raises major business issues for carriers everywhere. John Strickland is a former airline industry chief, and the founder of JLS Consulting, looked at the industry implications.
Oliver Smith, Senior Tech Reporter at The Memo, joins Nigel Cassidy and Emma Wall to discuss the launch of a new Tesla. The electric car maker has unveiled the Model 3, which is the lowest-cost vehicle of its range to date. So will the vehicle appeal to new types of customers? And could it boost interest in other electric vehicles?
A new report from CDP, analysing 15 of the world's largest automakers, shows that Volkswagen is not the only car maker facing significant potential penalties as regulation on fleet emissions tightens around the world. Paul Simpson, the CEO of CDP, joined Sarah Lowther and Paul Sedgwick to discuss further the report he authored.
To celebrate London International Shipping Week 2015, Morning Money is focusing on the shipping industry. Today, Chris Clucas, Corporate Expert in Liquefied Gas at Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, joins Sandra Kilhof and Mark Johnson to talk about the market for liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Shipping and its contribution to global trade is the focus, as London International Shipping week takes place. Neville White, Head of SRI Policy and Research at EdenTree Investment Management, joins Sandra Kilhof and Mark Johnson to offer an insight on this.