This week financial journalists Vix Layton and Lindsay Cook look at the excuses people make not to write wills as well as office etiquette. Plus why premature Christmas sales are getting the Sucker Punch award.
Georgie Frost is joined by Russell Quirk, CEO of online estate agent eMoov. Today they discuss calls for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners to switch off their phones over safety risks as well as the news of another round of strikes on Southern Rail. Plus should rich pensioners leave money to their grandchildren to help them onto the property ladder? All these stories and more on The News Review.
Oil rose to its highest level in a year after Russian president Vladimir Putin said that he backed efforts for a production cap in the clearest sign yet that the country would join any global supply pact. Speaking at an energy conference in Istanbul, Mr Putin said he hoped that the OPEC producers’ group would agree on output curbs for member nations at its next ministerial meeting in November. For more, Kevin Baxter, Global Commodities Spot Editor at the Wall Street Journal, joined Share Radio.
Driverless vehicles, low carbon propulsion and high speed rail are now concrete projects that will become reality in the future. But despite the opportunities, there are potential disruptions arising from these changes. To talk more about this David Bailey, Professor of Industry at Aston Business School, joined Share Radio Morning Money.
In this edition of Crowdfunders Ed's covering two companies that are raising money on equity crowdfunding platforms at the moment.
One is raising money to enable people to fly with a simple jet-pack, the other has developed new speaker technology which means that the price of high-end speakers and headphones could fall.
Georgie Frost is joined on the line by Hannah Maundrell, editor of money.co.uk. Today they discuss an investigation which has found Royal Mail has been responsible for delivering fraud letters as well as the news mobile phone companies are scrapping charges for switching networks. Plus how homeowners cashing in on Airbnb could be breaching their leases. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Blockchain technology seems to be the prize many financial institutions are chasing, but why?
From big banks to Fintech startups, creating a mainstream blockchain technology is the goal. The Blockchain Summit held in London today is a further testament to this, where delegates will discuss the next steps and long term impacts.
So what's standing in the way of this technology serving the public, and do we really need it?
To find out more, Matt Cox spoke to Garrick Hileman, a monetary innovation researcher and Economic Historian at the University of Cambridge and London School of Economics.
Talk property and tech and we tend to think of perhaps being able to sell a house via an online company, but tech is changing the entire property management landscape. For example, think smart buildings, highly connected spaces you can live and work in which could allow for better management of property.
Tom Carroll, is head of EMEA corporate research at JLL, who are about to publish a major report on how technology can and is transforming real estate. He joined Share Radio to discuss the moves in this sector.