Culture secretary Karen Bradley's referred the Fox/ Sky bid to Ofcom and the Competition and Markets Authority. 21st Century Fox is offering £11.7bn for the 61% stake in Sky it does not already own. The company said it was "confident" the takeover would be approved. Critics of the merger fear it will mean Rupert Murdoch has too much control of the UK media. So can the takeover succeed after failing in 2011? James Brydges recaps the issues the regulators will be looking into.
In today's world of financial uncertainty, a growing number of people are taking their financial future into their own hands. However, investing can be a bit of a financial minefield even for the most savvy investor. So, what's out there to help those deciding to take the plunge and invest? Master Investor, the monthly e-magazine and daily blog, is there to give a helping hand with investment ideas and analysis. Alongside this, around 4,000 private investors will gather in London on March 25th to attend their annual Master Investor Show. To discuss this, Swen Lorenz, Director at Master Investor, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
DueDil, the company information platform, has today announced it’s expanding the coverage of its company data, which is set to enable new trade opportunities for millions of companies across the UK and Europe. Justin Fitzpatrick, Co-Founder of DueDil, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the expansion and how the company can reboost trade in a post-Brexit world.
In a landmark legal battle surrounding intellectual property, retail giants Argos have lost a case against an American company, Argos Systems, over their website domain name. So, could the outcome change the regulations relating to domain names? Elizabeth Ward, Owner and Managing Director of Virtuoso Legal, the firm that represented Argos Systems and won the case for them, joined Share Radio Breakfast to talk more about the case.
New research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) suggests that older workers in the UK are 'bracing themselves' to continue working until they are 70-years-old. So are employers prepared to meet the needs of a maturing workforce? Charles Cotton, pay and reward adviser at the CIPD, discussed further on Share Radio Breakfast.
Petra Diamonds, a leading independent diamond mining group and supplier of rough diamonds to the international market, has released its latest interim results. So what’s the future looking like for the company? Jacques Breytenbach, Chief Financial Officer of Petra Diamonds, joined Share Radio Breakfast to give Nigel Cassidy the lowdown.
Leah Hutcheon is the Founder of Appointedd, an Edinburgh based online booking specialist. She joined Share Radio Breakfast to talk about her company, which from nothing has built its way to international status, having won investment along the way. They are announcing a new US partner on Monday.
A major new report on the UK logistics sector has urged for land to be set aside for industrial space by the government, warning that a growing shortfall could crush out online retailers. More than 18million sq. ft. of new industrial space is needed annually to satisfy exponential e-commerce growth and demand from parcel delivery firms, says City law firm Addleshaw Goddard. A massive shortfall could see consumers having to pick up the tab for the higher cost of industrial space for retailers and couriers. To discuss this further, Leona Ahmed, Head of Real Estate at law firm Addleshaw Goddard, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
Internet giant Yahoo has revealed more than one billion user accounts may be affected by a hacking attack. This marks the biggest cyber hack to date, with the attack dating back to 2013. It’s separate from a data loss in 2014 when 500 million accounts were accessed. The news comes at a critical juncture for Yahoo, who is trying to sell its core businesses to the telecoms and media company Verizon. Matt Cox spoke to Peter Church, Counsel specialising in data privacy at law firm Linklaters, to find out the consequences.
Analysts say that Glencore could add an extra £63m a year to profits after buying a 19.5% stake in Russian energy giant Rosneft for £8.6bn. One of the key conditions was Glencore agreeing to sell 220,000 barrels of Rosneft’s oil a day over the next five years. It comes as Russian president Vladimir Putin tries to plug a budget deficit by privatising state assets. James Brydges spoke to Michael Moynihan, Research Director for Russia at Wood Mackenzie, to find out more.
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