Join Share Radio's Alex Clark and Chris Bishop of Forbes for their Conversations from Africa. Today: calls for poultry protectionism has heated up a war over chickens; and South African competition regulators have set their sights on a fresh produce cartel.
Business of Sport: eSports set to generate £1bn in revenue by 2020
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On today's Business of Sport, Michael Considine looked at eSports with Dominic Sacco from the British eSport Association, after a report came out this week which shows that the economy will generate £1bln by 2020. Plus, Michael was joined by Tom Roddy from News Week to discuss whether China is using football to increase its interest around the world. Finally, Alex Clark had Extra Time.
Following Wednesday's attack, the Metropolitan Police's most senior anti-terror officer Mark Rowley has confirmed that nine suspects are currently in custody. Plus, with only few days left before Article 50 is triggered, what do we know about the EU approach to the upcoming negotiations? Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Asa Bennett, Assistant Comment Editor at The Telegraph, for all the latest political news.
Shareholders in housebuilder Crest Nicholson voted against changes to a pay package for senior executives - do laws need to be changed to give investors more power? And as Donald Trump tries to push through his healthcare bill, why are recent market gains at risk? And have US markets got ahead of themselves? Garry White, chief investment commentator at Charles Stanley Direct, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to talk through these and more of the day's biggest economic news.
Co-op Bank says several ‘credible’ buyers have come forward since it was put up for sale in February - but who might want it now TSB owner Banco Sabadell has bowed out? Plus FTSE 100 engineering conglomerate Smiths Industries sees revenue up 18% - for all the day's key company news, Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at Oanda, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
The number of new mortgage approvals for house purchases fell to a three month low in February, according to the latest data from the British Bankers' Association (BBA). To discuss this in more detail, Share Radio' Ed Bowsher spoke to Eric Leenders, BBA Managing Director for Retail Banking.
President Trump has given an ultimatum to Republicans to either get behind his healthcare bill, or he’ll leave Obamacare in place. The vote in the House of Representatives is expected for later today. To discuss this, Share Radio’s Ed Bowsher was joined by Scott Lucas, Professor of American studies at the University of Birmingham and Founder of the EA Worldview blog.
A third of British jobs are at risk of being replaced with robotics by 2030, that’s according to a report by PWC. The report has also found that the nature of some occupations would change rather than disappear, with automation potentially creating additional jobs elsewhere in the economy. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Dr Simon Moores, Futurologist and Government Technology Advisor.
UK retail sales enjoyed a better February compared to a year earlier rising 3.7%, though sales in the three months to February were down 1.5% compared to the previous quarter. Plus, Bank of England's Deputy Governor of Monetary Policy said the weak pound is creating a temporary "sweet spot" for UK exporters. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Ben Gutteridge, Head of Fund Research at Brewin Dolphin.
Our weekly catch up with MoneyWeek's Editor in Chief Merryn Somerset Webb. On this week's cover story, a look at how to profit from university's discoveries. On the market page, an analysis of the European market and how many analysts expect it now to bounce back despite all the political change in the West. Finally, Merryn previews John Stepek's piece on the best way to value a stock.
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