Steve Caplin discusses portable football stadia for the Qatar World Cup, buses powered by coffee, avatar therapy for schizophrenia, a smart padlock for courier deliveries and a high-tech cat litter tray.
Helal Miah, Investment Research Analyst at The Share Centre, looks back at results from RPC, Marstons, Enquest and Topps Tiles and ahead to what's expected of D S Smith, Berkeley Group, Iomart and Carillion.
In this week's show Matthew Cook discusses fraud and cyber security. He spikes with Panda security marketing manager Neil Martin about the panda labs report revealing its predictions for cyber-security trends in 2018. He also interviews BICS head of fraud operations and services, Katia González, and BICs vice president of mobile data business, Mikaël Schachne. BICS is a leading international communications enabler and we discuss their recent BICS report concerning fraud.
This week, Simon Lambert, Rachel Rickard Straus and Georgie Frost pick apart the Budget to try to find out who the winners and losers will be. Philip Hammond pulled a George Osborne-sized rabbit from the hat at the end with the abolition of stamp duty for first-time buyers, but was that enough to make us to forget the gloomy economic news and the gags?
On the plus side, the Budget brought an income tax cut for most, the promise of more homes being built, and no more stamp duty for most first-time buyers.
On the negative side, economists say we are due another lost decade, Philip Hammond’s own financial watchdog said he would drive up house prices, and cough sweet jokes might be catching on.
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show our analysts share 7 stocks they’re thankful for, and dig into some humble pie (i.e., stocks we were wrong about).
Joining Sue Dougan in this edition of Track Record is Anne O'Rourke, the managing director of one of the biggest care organisations in the UK: Caremark. Anne has founded and run her own businesses in the past, as well as working in recruitment. She is in charge of over 100 franchises, which operate according to Caremark standards. By 2035, it is estimated that 24% of the population will be over the age of 65 – that’s more than 17 million people.
Adam Cox leads a discussion into whether banks actually meet our psychological and emotional needs. Banking has experienced a shake-up, a rapid evolution since the credit crunch, and open banking is set to enhance that even more. Will modern banks tap into our human needs? Joining the show to further discuss these questions and more is Rich Wagner, CEO of Cashplus, one of the newest banks entering the UK market.
What impact will Brexit have on British aviation and our ability to travel? That’s a question that’s been on many peoples’ lips recently, following warnings from the boss of Ryanair and other key industry figures, that flights between the UK and the EU could be grounded for months unless replacements for EU airline agreements are struck before Britain leaves the bloc. The IEA’s Chief Economist and head of the Brexit Unit, Julian Jessop, will weigh up the evidence, along with Digital Officer Madeline Grant, and decide whether these warnings stack up to reality.