Transport for London has approved a new plan to "modernise and improve" London's private hire industry, but it's seen to some as a crackdown on Uber's growth. So are regulators taking aim at disruptive companies to protect the "old guard", or is this another step in integrating innovation into the UK? Matt Cox spoke to tech consultant and analyst, Chris Green, to find out how he sees the situation.
Greece’s bailout inspectors are to resume talks in Athens, in an attempt to unblock the Greek rescue program. It was only last summer that Greece and the Eurozone agreed on a new bailout deal, so what’s the problem now? Nick Malkoutzis, Editor of the economic analysis website macropolis.gr, joins Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey to give more on the situation.
With the results coming in from Super Tuesday, in which 11 US states have voted to choose their presidential candidates, the pitched battle for the White House between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is moving closer to becoming reality as both are leaping further ahead in the battleground states. Sarah Lowther has been speaking to Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico's Senior White House reporter in Washington, about the results.
The Caixin China General Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for February came in at a five-month low and below expectations. The reading means the sector has been shrinking for a whole year. Meanwhile in Japan, the Nikkei Manufacturing PMI dropped to its lowest level in eight months in February. So what’s going on? Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at the University of Shizuoka, discusses the negative sentiment live from Japan.
The London Stock Exchange yesterday confirmed it was in detailed discussions with its German rival about an all-share merger. The exchanges have considered combining forces before. They agreed to merge in 2000 before a rival bid for the LSE from Sweden’s OM Gruppen scuppered the deal. The LSE then rejected a formal £1.3bn offer from Deutsche Börse in January 2005. So will it be third time lucky? Jasper Lawler, Market Analyst at CMC Markets, joins to discuss.
Simon Smith, Director and Head of Research at FX Pro, joins Share Radio to talk about the latest in the foreign exchange market. Sterling is still at lows against the dollar, so what is causing this? Simon also looks at safe havens, which are soaring, and discusses China ahead of the G20 Summit. Also, can you spot Simon's five hidden Bob Marley song references.
Negotiators are working hard to allow the European Council to agree on a final deal based on the demands presented by David Cameron. The French government, supported by Germany, has raised objections to the draft agreement put forward by European Council President Donald Tusk. Francesco Guerrera, Chief Financial Correspondent at Politico Europe, gives more on this.
Chris Bishop, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa, joins Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey from Johannesburg to discuss the start of the two-day African Energy Indaba. It's a regional event, but how much of these two days will be dominated by the global agenda?