Post-Brexit infrastructure will be one of the discussion points at today's Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum, where delegates will be debating the next steps for major infrastructure projects in the UK, such as Hinkley and HS2. So is Brexit a threat, or will these projects go ahead as smoothly as possible? Matt Cox spoke to Richard Threlfall, Partner and Head of Infrastructure Building & Construction at KPMG, to find out.
European trade policy has been thrown into disarray after Belgium’s government said it could not overcome regional objections to an EU-Canada trade deal, despite weeks of talks to rescue the agreement. The so-called CETA pact is on the brink of collapse, and for more Jeremy Cook, Chief Economist at World First, joined Share Radio Morning to explain further.
Aerospace industry analyst Howard Wheeledon, of Wheeldon Strategic, joined Share Radio Morning Money to look ahead to the airport expansion decision, which is due out later. But is it the end of the line, or will this debate rumble on for years to come?
Airbnb, which enables people to list or rent short-term lodging in residential properties, is under fire from regulators in several cities, including New York, San Francisco and Barcelona. The platform, which is valued at £25bn by investors, has been hit by criticism that it’s to blame for rising property prices in major cities. And critics allege that its effect in London has been particularly negative. Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen reports.
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.