The London School of Economics is to examine the book "Rich People, Poor Countries: The Rise of Emerging Market Tycoons and Their Mega Firms." It's been written by Caroline Freund, former Chief Economist of the Middle East and North Africa at the World Bank. To find out about the effects of the mega rich living in developing countries, Matt Cox spoke to Professor Erik Berglof, Director of the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics, and Chairman of the book event.
Do you find that your work day drags on? Or maybe you just can’t seem to motivate yourself to focus to get your work done? Then maybe you have suffered a work burnout. Burnouts affect people in different ways, but it can take a long time to realise you're in trouble. So what is this syndrome and how can you beat it at work? To find out, Georgie was joined on the line by Professor Cary Cooper, a psychologist at Manchester University.
Many people around Britain are cutting back on how much meat they eat. This is down to concerns over meat's effect on health, the environment and animal welfare. It's a trend known as Flexitarianism, or semi-vegetarianism, and is said to be a step towards a healthier and more sustainable planet. Our reporter Frey Lindsay spoke to Mark Driscoll from Forum of the Future to explain what exactly Flexitariansim is, and how it will impact us.
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? We join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio - direct from Washington DC each Monday at 2 o'clock for news, views and analysis of US stock markets.
On today's episode: Microsoft profits outdo expectations, pizza & donuts, and Chris speaks to Roger Lowenstein about his new book 'America's Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve'
Should we take our state pension early? Under new government proposals, we all could be given that choice. A new report has outlined changes that could move the state pension age up or even allow people to take their pension early. To find out, Share Radio reporter, Tom Hill, spoke to Richard Parkin from Fidelity.
Storyteller and financial journalist Chris Bishop speaks to Share Radio's Alex Clark to take you across the continent of Africa from his desk in Johannesburg.
On today's programme: Pravin Gordhan prepares to deliver his mid-term budget for South Africa under the shadow of court summons. If the possibility of fraud charges for a Finance Minister weren't enough, the African National Congress elites are also facing resignation calls from the ruling party's Chief Whip.
Also on the show: Chris and Alex return to the Congo's constitutional crisis. And Chris tells the story of South Africa's illegal gold miners.
For more stories from Chris, check out last week’s episode: https://audioboom.com/posts/5172593-conversations-from-africa-gordhan-faces-fraud-charges
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio Joanna Faith, editor of YourMoney.com. On the agenda today, Chancellor Philip Hammond has declared he is considering dropping the autumn statement in order to reduce the treasury's role in government. Elsewhere, shocking new figures have claimed a quarter of us have as little as £1 in their bank account by pay day. And contactless technology has meant that consumers now prefer to use debit cards to make payments instead of hard cash. All these stories and more on The News Review.
There are just seven days to go before the deadline to submit paper tax returns. But with HMRC aiming for a fully digital tax service by 2020, rushing to file your tax return before 31 October will soon be a thing of the past. Yet new analysis suggests that taxpayers who pay their taxes digitally may end up paying more than they are supposed to. Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen spoke to Mike Hodges, tax partner at chartered accountants Saffrey Champness, about whether the move to digital was welcome.
A lot of business attention on Brexit has been around how it might affect the UK politically and economically. But what about on the other side of the channel? With a report claiming that a lack of a trade deal would cost our present partners £13 billion a year in tariffs, Matt Cox reports on how the European Union and its member states may be affected by the UK’s exit.