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“It seems Softbank has unlimited funds, but it doesn't” – Seijiro Takeshita

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Share Radio Breakfast

“It seems Softbank has unlimited funds, but it doesn't” – Seijiro Takeshita
Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at the University of Shizuoka in Japan, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the biggest stories coming out of East Asia. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to become the first serving Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbor - the US Naval base in Hawaii that was attacked by Japan on this day in 1941. What's the purpose of the visit? And the CEO of Japanese technology firm, Softbank, has said the company will invest £39.3bn ($50bn) in US businesses.
Guests:

Chris Bailey, Dr Seijiro Takeshita


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Could there be a Tory rebellion over the Government & its Brexit plans?

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

Could there be a Tory rebellion over the Government & its Brexit plans?
As the legal battle over the process of leaving the EU enters its second day at the Supreme Court, the Prime Minister's reportedly facing a Conservative rebellion. It's claimed more than 20 of the party's MPs could back a Labour motion demanding the Government reveals its plan for Brexit. To discuss this and more, Jack Sommers of the Huffington Post joined Share Radio Breakfast.
Guests:

Chris Bailey, Jack Sommers


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“Fraud protection needs to be improved – it needs to be real-time” – Tech Consultant Chris Green

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

“Fraud protection needs to be improved – it needs to be real-time” – Tech Consultant Chris Green
A new report claims it’s “frighteningly easy" for cybercriminals to get security details for a Visa debit or credit card. According to research published by Newcastle University, fraudsters used a form of "guesswork", called a Distributed Guessing Attack, to work out expiry dates and security code numbers by making multiple invalid attempts. Share Radio’s Matt Cox spoke to tech consultant Chris Green to understand the research better.
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Matt Cox, Chris Green


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What were the main findings on the first day of the Brexit Supreme Court case?

Sarah Lowther
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

What were the main findings on the first day of the Brexit Supreme Court case?
One of the most important constitutional cases in British legal history will sit for its second day. The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal from the Government to overturn a High Court ruling that said the prime minister could not use the royal prerogative to trigger Article 50 and begin the formal Brexit process. But what were the main findings from the first day? Deok Joo Rhee is a barrister at 39 Essex Chambers, and she joined Share Radio to offer her views.
Guests:

Chris Bailey, Deok Joo Rhee


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Sarah Lowther

What should investors make of the Italian story so far?

Sarah Lowther
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

What should investors make of the Italian story so far?
Many commentators have forecast financial market turmoil over Italy. But Italian shares have actually risen in the days since, as investors bet on a new caretaker government and no snap election. So what should investors make of the Italian story so far, and in what way is this a turning point? Chris Hiorns, Manager of the EdenTree Amity European Fund, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss.
Guests:

Chris Bailey, Chris Hiorns


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What impact will Brexit have on fintech start-ups?

Sarah Lowther
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

What impact will Brexit have on fintech start-ups?
One of Europe's leading venture capital firms, Balderton Capital, has warned that the UK's dominant position in Europe's tech industry could be at risk if Brexit makes it harder to attract foreign employees. So, what impact will Britain’s exit from the EU have on fintech start-ups? Antoine Baschiera is the CEO of Early Metrics, the first rating agency for start-ups and innovative SMEs, and he joined Share Radio Breakfast to look into this.
Guests:

Chris Bailey, Antoine Baschiera


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Transport Secretary to take track maintenance control away from Network Rail

Sarah Lowther
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

Transport Secretary to take track maintenance control away from Network Rail
In a speech later, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will announce a plan to take track maintenance responsibilities away from Network Rail, and give them to the train operators. He says it will make things simpler and more accountable to passengers. But not everyone's happy about the changes, with some experts worried it could cause a decline in safety standards. Share Radio’s James Brydges spoke to Lianna Etkind, from the Campaign For Better Transport.
Guests:

James Brydges, Lianna Etkind


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How will UK environmental industries deal with the potential fallout from Brexit?

Sarah Lowther
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

How will UK environmental industries deal with the potential fallout from Brexit?
The Environmental Industries Commission Annual Conference is being held in London. Its remit explores how environmental industries in the UK will deal with the potential fallout from Brexit. How will so called green companies cope if current environmental regulation is loosened once we come out of the EU? James Brydges spoke to James Murray, Editor in Chief of Business Green, who'll be speaking at the event. He asked how things would pan out for green businesses over the next few years.
Guests:

James Brydges, James Murray


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EU ramps up the pressure – Dan Hodges on the European Union’s hardening Brexit stance

Sarah Lowther
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

EU ramps up the pressure – Dan Hodges on the European Union’s hardening Brexit stance
Dan Hodges, Political commentator at the Mail on Sunday, joined Share Radio Breakfast to give his weekly politics round up. Dan discusses Corbyn, Cuba and the increasing pressure from the European Union over Brexit.
Guests:

Chris Bailey, Dan Hodges


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Sarah Lowther

What can we expect from the OPEC meeting in Vienna?

Sarah Lowther
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

What can we expect from the OPEC meeting in Vienna?
There is high drama in Vienna, where oil ministers from OPEC are meeting. A deal to curtail oil production and prop up the price of crude has suffered a setback, with Iran and Iraq resisting pressure from Saudi Arabia to participate fully in any action. Iran’s oil minister has declared that his country will not cut oil production. To look ahead to the meeting, Kevin Baxter, Global Commodities Spot News Editor at the Wall Street Journal, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
Guests:

Chris Bailey, Kevin Baxter


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