Dave Millett, Founder and Managing Director of telecoms broker, Equinox, talks about Ofcom’s report ruling on whether BT can keep its Openreach broadband arm. BT seems to have escaped the immediate threat of selling off its wholesale arm, but it faces a stricter regulatory straitjacket under wide-ranging proposals which would allow other operators to lay fibre optic lines alongside its network. Dave discusses the decision.
Gareth Mann, CEO of big data products company, Digital Contact, joins Nigel Cassidy and Paul Sedgwick to look at how social media analysis can correctly predict the Brexit referendum result, in light of UK Fin Tech Week. As the EU Referendum approaches, can small and innovative data companies make the right predictions?
This is 'Crowdfunders', the show that covers the fast-growing world of alternative finance.
We join Share Radio's Ed Bowsher, and in today's show, the guests are looking at an example of a business that listened to its customers and reversed course on a controversial business strategy. In this instance it was one of the biggest peer to peer lending businesses, Ratesetter. We'll hear from one of Ratesetter's founders on what happened.
The show will also look at a new bond issued by Swindon Borough Council, the world's first ever 'Council solar bond!'
And on top of that, an interview with the chairman of an innovative sportswear business, Skins, that is raising money from investors on the Seedrs equity crowdfunding platform.
This Friday the people of Ireland will head to the polls to choose their next government. Sinn Fein, for decades known as the political wing of the IRA, is rising in the polls with its anti-austerity campaign. The party could even become the official opposition.
Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen reports on a country divided by austerity and an unequal economic recovery.
This is Share Daily, a look back at some highlights from Share Radio over the last 24 hours. It's your opportunity to catch up with the best of Share Radio , where we bring you news and views on stocks and shares, talk to successful entrepreneurs and offer advice which could make and saves you money. In today's programme, Glenn Thompsett looks at the Enterprise Investment Scheme, personal data and smartphones, and how negative interest rates affect the insurance industry.
The London Stock Exchange yesterday confirmed it was in detailed discussions with its German rival about an all-share merger. The exchanges have considered combining forces before. They agreed to merge in 2000 before a rival bid for the LSE from Sweden’s OM Gruppen scuppered the deal. The LSE then rejected a formal £1.3bn offer from Deutsche Börse in January 2005. So will it be third time lucky? Jasper Lawler, Market Analyst at CMC Markets, joins to discuss.
Simon Smith, Director and Head of Research at FX Pro, joins Share Radio to talk about the latest in the foreign exchange market. Sterling is still at lows against the dollar, so what is causing this? Simon also looks at safe havens, which are soaring, and discusses China ahead of the G20 Summit. Also, can you spot Simon's five hidden Bob Marley song references.
Investment Perspectives: Seeing your doctor in person - a thing of the past? David Mott, Managing Partner of Oxford Capital Partners, & Eren Ozagir, founder and CEO of the online GP appointment service 'Push Doctor'
A few weeks ago, Investment Perspectives spoke to the former investment banker and Conservative Party politican Howard Flight about the Enterprise Investment Scheme, otherwise known as EIS, with regards to how entrepreneurs are using it to grow their businesses. We return to the subject as Juliette is joined in the studio by David Mott, Managing Partner of Oxford Capital Partners, and Eren Ozagir, founder and CEO of the online GP appointment service "Push Doctor”, which allows you to see your doctor digitally from your phone or laptop. For more information, check out www.PushDoctor.co.uk.
Not so long ago Brazil was THE star performer in the emerging market galaxy thanks to global demand for its commodity resources. In 2005 commodity exports totalled $118 billion - seven years later they more than doubled to $256 billion. However a weak global economy and falling Chinese growth has marked the end of the dance for Brazil. With a credit rating below junk status and GDP tipped to shrink by as much as 4% this year, Brazil is now the sick man of the G20. As President Dilma Roussef battles to hold the country together, her own grip on power is looking increasingly fragile as she leads a government ripped apart by scandal and lost credibility. Where does Brazil go from here? Professor Alfredo Saad Filho of London University, and Share Radio's regular economics commentator Professor John Weeks joined Juliette Foster in the studio to discuss the issues further.