Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University asks whether the US economy is becoming dangerously unstable with spending increasing even as the economy booms. He also reflects upon a survey showing that the UK public appears not to care who runs hospitals as long as they are more efficient. Lastly, he considers Momentum dropping its pledge of non-violence and the MP the Czech secret police called Agent Cob.
Ahead of the BAFTA awards and with the Oscars not far away, James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK cinema box office, reviewing the new No. 1, Fifty Shades Freed, the third in the S&M trilogy, as well as The Mercy with Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz and Russian Oscar hopeful Loveless.
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: The market has another wild week; What does the decline mean for investors? Our analysts weigh in on the market sell-off, discuss tech trends they’re watching, and share some stocks on their radar.
Political commentator Alex Clark discusses the Brexit state of play with Simon Rose from both the UK and the EU points of view. He looks at GroKo, the grand coalition in German politics and asks if it will last. And he takes a peek at the EU, stuck between a clock and a hard place when it comes to the Timelords in the European Parliament.
Steve Caplin marvels at Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket AND his Boring Company's flamethrowers. Naturally, there are also self-parking slippers, the first robot to be sacked, a portable bathing system for dogs and a new keyboard to compete with the old QWERTY one.
Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre looks back at the last few extraordinary days of trading on world stock markets and whether increased volatility is good or bad for investors. He also reviews figures from BP and Compass, still reeling from the tragic death of its chief executive. He looks forward to full year numbers from Coca Cola HBC and Convatec.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at another extraordinary week for the UK box office, with The Greatest Showman unprecedentedly taking the No. 1 slot after being in lower positions for six weeks. He also reviews new films Den of Thieves, Phantom Thread, Journey's End and Lies We Tell.
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, Alphabet, Apple, eBay, Facebook, McDonald’s, Microsoft, and PayPal report earnings; And Hostess takes the cake with its new bonus plan; Our analysts weigh in on those stories and share some stocks on their radar.
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University discusses how the US and the West are losing out to Russia - and now China - in an Arctic Cold War; how China is developing a $2 billion research park into AI at high speed; and how Romania is reverting to Soviet-era-style justice, while the EU appears to be turning a blind eye.