Prof. Tim Evans of Middlesex University asks where the future of electric cars lies, ponders why economists really CANNOT predict recessions and looks at what he feels is the most shocking thing said by a UK politician in his lifetime.
Facebook surprises. Alphabet and Amazon slip. Baidu rises. And McDonald's delivers. Our analysts talk about those stories and weigh in on earnings from Chipotle, Electronic Arts, McDonald's, and Starbucks.
Editor Simon Lambert and consumer affairs editor Lee Boyce join Georgie Frost in the weekly This Is Money Show. Will a diesel and petrol car ban even work? If you believe the Government, in 23 years’ time new diesel and petrol cars will be banned. From 2040 the future is electric. But as these controversial plans were rolled out this week, the first question on many people’s lips was: where’s all that electricity going to come from? Also on the show we look at how to build a pension if you’ve got to 45 and still don’t have any savings, what to do about Japanese knotweed and whether reading fiction can help you be a better investor.
Netflix shares hit a new high. Microsoft’s cloud business continues to grow. Visa and American Express ring the cash register for investors. Pepsi revives an old brand while Chipotle deals with another health crisis.