The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is underway in Los Angeles, as the latest developments within the industry are showcased. With the sector currently generating nearly £1.5 billion for the UK economy, Matt Cox spoke to games industry expert, Matthew Barr, from the University of Glasgow.
The Federal Open Market Committee continues its deliberations about whether to hike interest rates. It’s against a back drop of uncertainty as European stocks closed lower on Tuesday amid concerns over Brexit, and The German 10-year bund yield falling below zero for the first time. Michael Hewson, Chief Market Analyst at CMC Markets, offered his views.
The EU is dedicating itself to its recycling targets, including setting an "EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy" that establishes an ambitious programme of action. The 2016 ‘Resourcing The Future Conference’ is set to start in London and Matt Cox has been finding out more by speaking with David Maddison, Professor of Economics at the University of Birmingham.
Microsoft looks set to buy professional networking site, LinkedIn. But does the deal make sense from a tech perspective? Martin Garner from CCS Insight, which provides market analysis for companies in the mobile and wireless sector, gave his view on the deal, as well as discussing Apple and its latest Siri announcement.
Each year the International Energy Agency publishes reports that forecast market trends and developments for the next five years concerning the primary energy sources for global markets: oil, coal, gas and renewable energy efficiency. On the day of its mid-term gas market report, William Powell, Editor-In-Chief at Gas industry news site Natural Gas Europe, joined Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey to discuss.
Speakers at the RICS UK Conference are due to discuss future cityscapes and how technology can help, as analysts worry that our cities won't be prepared for the needs of generations to come, unless fast action or rigorous planning takes place. Futurologist Dr Simon Moores, explained what needs to happen to future proof a city.
Researchers at Leibinz University in Hannover are creating an artificial nervous system, making it easier for robots to work side-by-side with humans. Experts predict that relationships between robots and humans may soon become common-place, so Robert Van Egghen spoke to Julie Carpenter, a roboticist from the University of Washington, about the future for human-robot relationships.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is holding its next ministerial meeting on Thursday in Vienna. Some analysts expect OPEC members to constrain supplies and raise the world price of oil, but others aren't expecting much to change at all. So what can we expect? Matt Cox has been speaking to Kevin Baxter, Global Commodities Spot News Editor at the Wall Street Journal, to find out.
Last week it emerged that Tata Steel was considering keeping its UK steelmaking arm, after putting the loss-making business up for sale in March. The development has raised further hopes that the Port Talbot plant can be saved and David Blackaby, Professor of Economics at Swansea University, looked at why a U-turn is being considered.
Marie-Hélène Ferguson, Principal at the London School of Etiquette, talked etiquette for the business traveller. New research has revealed just how confident we are at meeting new people and our biggest faux pas when abroad. So what mistakes do we make, what are our biggest fears and is etiquette important today both at home and abroad?
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