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Simon Rose

Spring Statement 2018

Simon Rose
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Share Radio Extra

Spring Statement 2018
Chancellor Philip Hammond unveils the latest projections for the UK economy. Listen again to his full speech.
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Phillip Hammond


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Will building more homes make house prices cheaper?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Will building more homes make house prices cheaper?
We have a housing crisis. That’s the message, loud and clear, and it was reiterated by the Prime Minister this week. What’s the answer? Build more homes. Or is it? Because once you start digging into the subject, this housing crisis is a pretty ill-defined problem - and it’s not clear that a lack of homes is causing the problem of too high house prices. Many people suspect that actually it’s too much cheap money that made homes so expensive. On this week’s podcast episode, Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost get stuck into the housing crisis. They look at what the problem is meant to be, what made homes so expensive, what the plans are to solve the issue, and whether building more homes will make house prices cheaper.
Guests:

Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Money: How to Create an Unfair Advantage

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: How to Create an Unfair Advantage
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: Investors cheer the latest jobs report; Toymakers tank on a possible Toys R Us liquidation; Cigna shakes up the healthcare industry; And Costco helps consumers prepare for the apocalypse.
Guest:

Chris Hill


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Kate Andrews

IEA: Carillion and the Future of Outsourcing

Kate Andrews
Original Broadcast:

IEA show

IEA: Carillion and the Future of Outsourcing
The collapse and liquidation of the building firm Carillion – a company responsible for numerous government projects – has ignited a row over Britain’s system of outsourcing public services. Many are now calling for such procurement contracts to be taken back into state hands. Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs, and Head of Education Dr Steve Davies, sat down to discuss the question of outsourcing, and whether public services are best delivered ‘in-house’ by government, or through the private sector.
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Dr Steve Davies


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Kate Andrews

IEA: Deconstructing Industrial Strategy

Kate Andrews
Original Broadcast:

IEA show

IEA: Deconstructing Industrial Strategy
Hastened by sluggish productivity growth, the once unfashionable idea of a centrally planned Industrial Strategy is back on the political agenda in Britain. But will it have the desired effect? Joining us today is the IEA’s Head of Transport Dr Richard Wellings, along with Head of Tech Policy Diego Zuluaga. The pair take a look at how industrial strategies have historically fared around the world, and examine the extent to which we can rely on the free market to deliver the infrastructure we need – and where government should fit into all this.
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Dr Richard Wellings, Diego Zuluaga


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New Economics Foundation

NEF: Is the Bitcoin boom over?

New Economics Foundation
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New Economics Foundation

NEF: Is the Bitcoin boom over?
Technology is transforming the world of money. Or at least that’s what the Bitcoin junkies would have you believe. They say digital currencies have arrived and are about to revolutionise the way we buy things. But recent downturns in their prices have led some to wonder whether digital currencies have fuelled a dangerous speculative bubble that needs to be curbed by regulators. Is the Bitcoin boom over? Or was it just the start for digital currencies? This week, Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by Carl Miller from Demos, Fran Boait from Positive Money, and Duncan McCann from NEF.
Guests:

Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Carl Miller, Fran Boait, Duncan McCann


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Money: Spotify IPO, Sweet Music for Investors?

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Spotify IPO, Sweet Music for Investors?
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: Best Buy and Kohl’s report strong holiday profits; Amazon buys Ring; And Spotify files to go public; Plus, Lakehouse Capital fund manager Joe Magyer talks Buffett, small caps, hot trends, and investing in Australia.
Guest:

Chris Hill


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: The slow motion crash on the High Street - and what Buffett learnt from his bet

Georgie Frost
Original Broadcast:

This is Money

This is Money: The slow motion crash on the High Street - and what Buffett learnt from his bet
Toys R Us and Maplin were sunk this week, investors are nervously watching Carpetright and Mothercare, and restaurants from Jamie Oliver’s, to Byron, and now Prezzo are closing their doors. This week’s shop closures could see more than 5,000 jobs lost. It looks like a slow motion crash on the High Street. But at the same time the economy is doing okay, and sales in the housing market are reasonably buoyant, so why the trouble? In this week’s podcast, Simon Lambert, Georgie Frost and Rachel Rickard Straus take a look at Britain’s high street woes and whether it is company debt, consumer confidence, overexpansion gone wrong, or a failure to keep up with the times that is sinking well-known names.
Guests:

Simon Lambert, Rachel Rickard-Straus


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Money: Big Deals, Snap Judgments, and Oscar Predictions

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Big Deals, Snap Judgments, and Oscar Predictions
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: General Mills loads up on pet food; Walmart stumbles; Texas Roadhouse sizzles; Boston Beer fizzles; And Kylie Jenner breaks up with Snap. Plus, corporate governance expert and film critic Nell Minow talks Chipotle, Black Panther, and Academy Awards.
Guest:

Chris Hill


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Secret world of the credit ratings unmasked – and why it could be Isa, Isa baby this year

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Secret world of the credit ratings unmasked – and why it could be Isa, Isa baby this year
Just how does the mythical and bizarre world of credit ratings really work? How can you improve your score and what does the figure even mean? On this week's podcast, personal finance editor Rachel Rickard Straus and consumer affairs editor Lee Boyce join presenter Georgie Frost to discuss this and how one unknown fraud marker on a Cifas file left a reader with a 'do not employ' status when looking for job. Whisper it: but there could be a cash Isa season this year. For years, banks and building societies scrambled to offer attractive rates – and 2018 could see the tax-free accounts finally en vogue once more.
Guests:

Lee Boyce, Rachel Rickard-Straus


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