In honour of the Queen's 90th Birthday, Share Radio’s Matt Cox delves into the financial, technological and political highs and lows witnessed by Queen Elizabeth during her lifetime, and how it has shaped the country as we know it. In part one, a look at Britain’s rise from the ashes of World War Two, to the dawn of the internet.
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.
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.
David Buik, Market Commentator at Panmure Gordon, talks about the Brexit referendum and the implications of an EU deal for the City. The Institute of Directors has found that 60% of its directors plan to vote to remain, and an open letter signed by half of the FTSE100 chairmen and chief executives say that leaving the EU “would put the economy at risk”.
Alex Stevanovic reports on the economical benefits of the Wimbledon Tennis Championship. He speaks to restaurant owners and hotel staff as well Helen Clark Bell of Love Wimbledon, Stephen Alambritis of Merton Council and Johnny Perkins, Head of Corporate Communications at The All England Club.
Helen Clark Bell, Johnny Perkins, Stephen Alambritis