News Editor Kate Andrews discusses intellectual property rights with Dr. Steve Davies, IEA Head of Education. He explains how the law grants a 'time-limited monopoly' to protect patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, and explores the impact of technology and issues of public benefit.
We’re joined by the Institute of Economic Affairs’s Research Director Dr Jamie Whyte to discuss the benefits of the gig economy and the consequences of state intervention and protectionism. Jamie explains how the gig economy has benefited both consumers and workers, who are able to further embrace technology and flexibility in their jobs.
James Cameron-Wilson reviews record-breaking Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as well as remarking on the first time the same film has appeared four times in the same box office chart - in four different languages!
French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron appears to have cemented his position as the front-runner after his clash with far-right rival Marine Le Pen in Wednesday evening's final TV debate. For more, Simon speaks to Gino Raymond, Professor of Modern French Studies at the University of Bristol.
On today's wrap: Oil falls to its lowest level since late November, HSBC reports a 19% fall in profits, activity in the UK's service sector accelerates in April and much more. Simon is joined by Share Radio's senior analyst, Ed Bowsher.
On today's Wrap: Santander has reported quarterly profits 1 per cent lower at 525 million pounds; shares in Twitter have risen by 12 per cent after it posted better than expected first-quarter results; online fashion retailer boohoo.com has seen pre-tax profits almost double.
Simon is joined by regular FT columnist and renowned investor John Lee, author of the book 'How to Make a Million Slowly: My Guiding Principles from a Lifetime of Successful Investing' - they discuss on what the UK snap election will mean for investors.