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Share Interview: The legal side of blockchain and smart contracts

Simon Rose
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Share Radio Interview

Share Interview: The legal side of blockchain and smart contracts
The legal process could be about to change dramatically if blockchain technology is used in the creation of so-called disintermediated smart contracts, with a decentralised ledger that can be seen by all. It's a brave new world for lawyers but also an exciting one, as explained by Jacqueline Watts, Senior Associate Solicitor at A City Law Firm. With the legal system based on precedent, how will things develop where there is no precedent?
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Jacqueline Watts


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Simon Rose

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Sainsbury's/Asda and the banks

Simon Rose
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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Sainsbury's/Asda and the banks
Ian Forrest, Investment Research Analyst at The Share Centre, looks at the CMA's negative attitude to the planned merger of Sainsbury's and Asda. What does it means for those companies and for the whole supermarket sector? He also takes us through the recent round of bank results, in particular HSBC, Lloyds and Barclays. Looking ahead, he highlights forthcoming numbers from British American Tobacco, Associated British Foods and British Airways group IAG.
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Ian Forrest


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Money: Amazon vs. NYC, Coke vs. Pepsi, and Oscars Preview

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Amazon vs. NYC, Coke vs. Pepsi, and Oscars Preview
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Amazon rebuffs the Big Apple; Coke fizzles while Pepsi sparkles; And NVIDIA stops the bleeding. Analysts Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and talk Activision Blizzard, Shopify, Restaurant Brands International, and UnderArmour. Plus, corporate governance expert and film critic Nell Minow talks about the problem with stock buybacks and previews the Oscars.
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Chris Hill


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Simon Rose

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Smurfit Kappa, Astrazeneca & Dunelm

Simon Rose
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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Smurfit Kappa, Astrazeneca & Dunelm
Helal Miah of the Share Centre looks at recent numbers from packaging group Smurfit Kappa, drugs giant Astrazeneca and home furnishing group Dunelm, which has bucked the air of depression in the retail sector. He also looks ahead to reporting from the big banks and, in particular, HSBC, Lloyds and Barclays.
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Helal Miah


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Self-censorship, the Bank of England's reputation and the race to Hell

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Self-censorship, the Bank of England's reputation and the race to Hell
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University considers the new world of ideas, communications and self-censorship and how we will cope with the unintended consequences of "many to many" conversations. He also wonders whether Governor Mark Carney is damaging the Bank of England's reputation and, in the EU debate, in the wake of Donald Tusk's comments, who will win the race to Hell?
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

Business of Film: The Lego Movie 2

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Business Of Film

Business of Film: The Lego Movie 2
James Cameron-Wilson, with sinking heart, looks at the UK box office, with Lego Movie 2 at #1, Alita: Battle Angel at #2 and How to Train Your Dragon 3 at #3. The new Kenneth Branagh film about Shakepeare's last days All Is True could only limp in at #10. James ponders the BAFTA results and reviews for home entertainment the 1955 film Picnic with William Holden and Kim Novak. Scandalous in its day and OTT in much of its acting, it's an indication of just how much has changed in the past 60 years.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

Share Interview: 12 tax mistakes every entrepreneur makes

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Interview

Share Interview: 12 tax mistakes every entrepreneur makes
For entrepreneurs, every penny can matter. Yet many simply throw hard-won money away throbyugh making elementary mistakes when it comes to tax. Jonathan Amponsah, founder and CEO of The Tax Guys, talks to Simon Rose about the 12 most common tax mistakes business owners make. These include such errors as not keeping proper records, wasting tax allowances, failing to claim relevant tax breaks and acquiring or disposing of businesses the wrong way.
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Jonathan Amponsah


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The end of Google+

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The end of Google+
Steve Caplin marks, but does not mourn, the end of Google+, due to close in April. He also looks at how you can sample pufferfish sushi without the risk of instant death, a survey helping drive morality to be built into driverless cars, sticking plasters that won't be as painful to remove, a sail for bicycles, an impressive pocket phone stabiliser, a weight loss device, why eating clay might achieve the same result and how some people can access Amazon's Alexa in a very retro way.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Money: The Netflix of Video Games?

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: The Netflix of Video Games?
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Jeff Bezos squares off with the National Enquirer; Chipotle sizzles; And Alphabet ramps up its spending. Our analysts discuss those stories and dig into the latest from Disney, Electronic Arts, Take-Two Interactive, Hasbro, Mattel, Papa John’s, Skechers, Spotify and Twitter. Plus, on Satya Nadella’s 5th anniversary as Microsoft CEO, tech journalist Mary Jo Foley talks about Nadella and the future of Microsoft.
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Chris Hill


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Brexit stalemate and Trump's State of the Union Address

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Brexit stalemate and Trump's State of the Union Address
Political commentator Mike Indian discusses the latest Brexit developments as Theresa May once more visits Brussels in the hope of breaking the stalemate. Will Jeremy Corbyn's 5-point letter help to bring about cross-party co-operation to take things forward? Mike also looks at President Trump's State of the Union Address. What were the positives and negatives. In conclusion, Mike wonders whether, as perhaps with the UK, the centre ground of politics has vanished.
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Mike Indian


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