A tax break given to Boeing to develop a new airliner has been ruled a banned subsidy by the World Trade Organisation. The decision saw both Boeing and European rival Airbus claiming a victory in the long-running battle between the plane-makers. The WTO said Washington State gave the plane-maker a prohibited subsidy by halving the tax rate in an inducement to develop the company’s 777X airliner there. For more, Howard Wheeldon, of Wheeldon Strategic, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss.
In a big week for banks, we'll get a much-awaited snapshot of how well our best-known banks may hold up if there's another economic downturn, with the reveal of the Bank of England's "stress tests" results. Meanwhile, a conference being held in the City of London will hear that investors can use simple techniques to pick out the higher quality banks for themselves. Share Radio Breakfast's Nigel Cassidy has been hearing from Bruce Packard, a banking industry specialist from the Lafferty Group, who will lead the conference debate.
There are calls for Ofgem to look at how to better protect energy consumers from their supplier going out of business. It comes as 160,000 energy customers face uncertainty, after GB Energy Supply was forced to shut down. USwitch is calling on the regulator to look at how suppliers can cope with fluctuating wholesale energy prices more effectively. James Brydges spoke to Claire Osborne, an energy expert from USwitch, about the increase in wholesale prices.
Swiss watch exports plunged 16% in October, the biggest monthly drop in seven years. The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry said demand weakened in nearly every major market for timepieces, such as Rolex and Omega. So is it a race against time for the Swiss watchmaking industry, or will it manage to beat the clock? Matt Cox spoke with Rob Corder, Editor of WatchPro, a Market Intelligence publication for the British Watch Industry.
The software industry contributes £125 billion to the UK economy, according to a report from The Software Alliance. The organisation says the software industry alone supports nearly 2.6 million jobs, and invests around £1.7 billion into research and development. But will the UK software industry have the same clout in post-Brexit Britain? Matt Cox has been speaking to Thomas Boué, Director General of Policy at The Software Alliance.
Marcus Mason, Head of Business at the British Chambers of Commerce, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the expectations of the Autumn Statement. It's the first one delivered by the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, after only being in the job for a few months, and Marcus discussed whether there will be an eradication or softening of the previous Chancellor's policies.
The Westminster Media Forum is debating trends in marketing towards millennials and Generation Z – young people aged around 18 to 34 years old. But some industry experts believe old advertising models aren't appropriate for the new era of consumers, so what can be done? Matt Cox has been speaking to Adrian Day, an Independent brand, marketing, and communications strategy consultant, to find out.
Chris Tanner, Director at John Laing Environmental Assets Group, joined Share Radio Breakfast to talk on the company’s latest half year results. JLEN is a unique infrastructure fund investing in a balanced portfolio of renewable energy assets including wind, solar, waste processing and wastewater. So how did they perform?
Ben Habib, CEO of First Property Group, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the company’s latest interim results. First Property Group is a property fund manager and investor with operations in the United Kingdom and Central Europe. So what do the results reveal?
As Black Friday approaches and retailers gear up to welcome an influx of shoppers, Barclaycard is warning merchants to prepare for an increase in customer returns. Paul Lockstone is the Managing Director at Barclaycard, and he joined Share Radio to discuss those shoppers who deliberately over-purchase and then return unwanted items.
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