Just five weeks ago, shares in Sareum Holdings rocketed over 150% after it announced its cancer drug candidate had been licensed to Nasdaq listed ProNAi Therapeutics. The company discovers and develops innovative drug candidates aimed at cancers and autoimmune diseases and its results are out. Dr Tim Mitchell is the CEO and he joined Share Radio to discuss the numbers.
Federal Reserve officials have been meeting over the past two days and later we'll learn the result of their deliberations. It's widely predicted they will leave short-term interest rates unchanged, and indicate they remain on track to raise them in December. But how strongly will they signal their intentions just a week before the US elections? Kully Samra, Managing Director at Charles Schwab, joined Share Radio to offer his view.
Manufacturers from all over the country are gathered in Birmingham this week for one of the biggest events in their calendar, the Manufacturer of the Year Awards. In a very uncertain period for the industry, thanks to the fall in the value of sterling, Share Radio's Nick Peters joined us live from Birmingham to discuss the mood and what we can look forward to.
Figures from Barclaycard reveal consumer spending in August reached a 13-month high of 4.2%, as warmer weather prompted shoppers to splash out on clothes and entertainment. It conflicts with BRC data however, which showed that consumers cut back on spending. So which to believe? Paul Lockstone, Managing Director at Barclaycard, offered his views.
The G20 summit is drawing to a close in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, and for many the worry is this could herald an end to the so called gold age of mutual trade relations cultivated between Bejing and Britain. Dr Kegang Wu, Executive Director at BCC LinkToChina, discussed whether wider trade relations could be impacted.
Has the Apple tax debacle further poisoned an already difficult environment for talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership? The planned free-trade agreement between the US and the EU, also known as TTIP, has been surrounded by controversy, and some European leaders have now called the talks dead. Professor Anand Menon, a director of a research body based at Kings College, shared his thoughts.
What would it take to retrain people to use computers and the internet more effectively? The UK is currently in the grip of an IT skills crisis with an estimated 12.6 million lacking even the most basic digital skills. Byron Nicolaides, President of the Council of European Professionals Informatics Societies (CEPIS), discussed.
This month, Scottish wind farms have received a record £5.5 million to shut down. It’s after hurricane-force gusts produced more electricity than could be consumed. August 7th saw winds blowing as high as 115 miles an hour, while demand for power fell to record lows. But Renewable UK’s Deputy Chief Executive, Maf Smith, told Share Radio's James Brydges that wind farms turning off was actually the least expensive solution.
It seems a number of Hedge Funds are investing in "tiny satellites", which have the ability to take high frequency images of "economically sensitive" spots. To find out more, Joe Aldridge has been speaking with Stuart Martin, CEO of independent innovation and technology company, Satellite Applications Catapult.
The National Farmers' Union is launching a post-Brexit options paper for its members on what trade deal they would like with the European Union and the rest of the world.
Over 34,000 non-UK born workers were employed on UK farms in 2014, and a key area now being discussed is the importance of free movement of labour for the farming industry.
So just how vital an issue is this? Joe Aldridge has been speaking to the NFU's Vice President Guy Smith to find out.