In this weeks Inside Business we discuss the recent HSBC allegations, as the National Crime Agency and the Serious Fraud Office look to investigate HSBC's recent dealings with the Gupta Family in South Africa. We spoke with Lord Peter Hain of Neath who took these accusations to the House of Lords and also we spoke with vocal anti corruption whistle blower Nicholas Wilson about other HSBC related investigations.
As always we finish the show with a word from a regular commentator BBC World Service Reporter Howard Mustoe.
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Apple posts blowout earnings, pushing its market cap closer to the $1 trillion mark, Facebook shares record profits and plans to spend more on security while Starbucks closes the books on its online store and Tazo Tea.
In the latest Money Makers podcast, host Jonathan Davis is joined by technology specialist Ben Rogoff, the lead manager of the Polar Capital Technology investment trust, which has given shareholders a total return of more than 200% over the last five years. With the likes of Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Netflix leading the markets higher, how much more is there still to come from these global IT stocks? Is there a danger of another TMT-style market crash or a regulatory kickback? And where are the most exciting prospects in other technology fields, such as gaming, robotics and artificial intelligence?
BP has released its first quarter results today, revealing that - on a replacement cost basis - it's gone back in the black. Is this all down to the recently rising oil price or are other factors at play? For more on this and the day's corporate news, Ed Bowsher spoke to Dan Thomas, Deputy Companies Editor at the Financial Times.
Over the weekend streaming giant Netflix has been held to ransom by hackers who released ten episodes of hit series Orange is the New Black after their demands went unmet. So do cyber security threats such as this really represent a growing risk to the entertainment industry? Share Radio's Tom Hill joined Georgie Frost in the studio to explain more.
A court's heard that a teenager made about £360,000 by creating computer hacking software which cost universities, gaming websites and other businesses millions of pounds. 20 year old Adam Mudd from Hertfordshire, has already admitted offences under the Computer Misuse Act. But the report also acknowledges that teenagers are often looking to secure bragging rights with their friends, rather than for any more malevolent motive.
Sports Direct has bought into some US businesses, buying 50 sports stores in the US including Bob's Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports. The previous owner of the stores, who sold them to Sports Direct for $100m, had filed for bankruptcy. For more on this and other company news, Ed Bowsher spoke to Craig Erlam, Senior Market Analyst at Oanda.
Donald Trump has launched a security review that could lead to heavy tariffs on steel imports. Analysts are now asking if this a step toward a full-blown trade war with China. Ed Bowsher was joined by Nandini Ramakrishan, Global market strategist at JP Morgan, to discuss this and some of the big macros news of the day in more detail.
US futures are down, 10-year Treasury yields are at five week low, and oil prices are sliding. What's going on? Ed Bowsher was joined by Chris Beauchamp, Chief Market Analyst at IG to discuss this and more of the day's big macro news.
With Article 50 triggered and the Brexit process underway what next for the UK's tech industry? There's been a 10% reduction of skilled tech workers from within the EU relocating to the UK over the last year and even homegrown talent has been moving elsewhere. Share Radio's James Brydges spoke to James Parsons, CEO and founder of resourcing solutions company, the Arrows Group, about the impact of Brexit.