Political commentators Mike Indian and Alex Clark look back on 2017. Did it bring what we expected? How was Trump's first year? Will UK politics change in the wake of the election and Brexit? What happened to the apparent wave of European populism and where is the EU heading. And what will 2018 bring?
Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks at HSBC as it emerges from a 5-year fine shadow, supermarkets in the wake of the latest Kantar data and results from Ashtead and TUI. He also looks ahead to figures from Carnival.
Steve Caplin makes some tech suggestions for presents good and weird, among them a bike compass, a car luggage holder, cheap non-Apple bluetooth watches, wireless chargers, a foldable washable hat, light bulbs with speakers and an ecologically cool aquarium.
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: YouTube gets into the music business; Starbucks opens a venti-sized roastery in China; Disney and Fox get closer to a deal; And Walmart makes a change.
This week on Mobile News, Matthew Cook discusses how 5G will affect the mobile landscape for good or ill, and what possible legal battles could surface as networks come to an understanding. Matthew speaks with Simon Rockman, founder of Fuss Free Phones and member of the editorial team at Cambridge Wireless, which is the leading international community for ambitious technology organisations. Matthew will also be speaking with GFK Director of Technology, Imran Choudhary, to give us an idea of the potential of 5G.
Could you train your brain to get richer? Behavioural economics tells us that we regularly behave irrationally – and nudge theory has been used by governments and organisations around the world to try to make us better people. But could you take matters into your own hands, tackle your own temptations and make yourself wealthier, or just happier?
On this week’s podcast, Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost look at some tricks you can deploy – and whether you can actually turn that old chestnut about not spending money on coffee into hard cash in your bank account, pension or ISA.
Also on this week’s show, we discuss why Britain is bottom of the world pension league and whether that is actually as bad as it seems.
Former plumber Joseph Valente is one of a dozen former winners of TV's The Apprentice, having won the show in 2015. His prize was a substantial business investment and partnership with Lord Alan Sugar. His business - Impragas - was three years old when he took part in the programme. His partnership lasted for a year before he and Lord Sugar decided to stop working together. He's now masterminding a rapid expansion of Imragas. He's just published a book about his life so far: Expelled From The Classroom to Billionaire Boardroom.
The housing crisis is a hot topic at the moment. We often talk about who can buy, sell and rent houses – and how much they cost – but we rarely talk about the land beneath them.
Lots of land in the UK is owned by the government and local authorities – public land. But a load of it is being sold off, from old hospitals to sites owned by the Ministry of Defence. The government says that we should sell it to developers to build houses on to deal with the housing shortage. But is that really happening? Is selling off our public land really helping to solve the housing crisis?
This week host Ayeisha Thomas-Smith welcomes back NEF’s Subject Lead on Housing, Alice Martin, to talk us through these thorny questions. She’s joined by NEF researcher Duncan McCann and journalist and author Dawn Foster, both experts on the issues of housing and land.
In this episode, Adam Cox speaks to Angus Dent, CEO of Archover, a P2P lender which has conducted research into how different generations perceive financial risk. Is there a difference in the way millennials think about money, compared to generation X or the baby boomers? And because of their circumstances, do millennials need to take more risks with money?