Steve Caplin looks at the latest developments in drone technology, explains why he won't be buying the new iPhone but does recommend updating iOS, marvels at the Bristol scientists producing a real-life version of The Wrong Trousers, is impressed by a 3D-printed US army barracks, wants to try a deeper-water snorkel and applauds Carlsberg for fastening its beer cans together without plastic.
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office, reviewing the weeks new films, The Predator, Crazy Rich Asians and King of Thieves, as well as Puzzle, clocking in at No. 40 in the chart. He also looks at the home release of Apostasy before he and Simon Rose consider the 50th anniversary home release of Mel Brooks's film challenging the taste barrier, The Producers, which won the novice director a Best Screenplay Oscar.
Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks back at announcements from Ocado and Kingfisher. With the retail sector still much to the fore, he looks at what the recent hike in inflation might mean and at Tesco's response to the success of Lidl and Aldi, the launch of budget chain Jack's. He also looks ahead to forthcoming numbers from Next, United Utilities and Tui.
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: Hurricane Florence makes landfall; Apple unveils new phones; Nike hits a new high; Dave & Buster’s delivers; Sears surprises; And Volkswagen kills a bug; Motley Fool analysts Matt Argersinger, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser delve into these stories.
Adam talks to Destiny Onisile and Jessica Tonwe, two millennials, about their attitudes to saving money to coincide with British Savings Week. They discuss how ignorance and confusion lead to a reluctance to save and how student debt create poor financial habits that can make debt attractive and saving something they believe is for older generations. They also explore if there’s anything that would encourage young people to save or learn about finance.
Ahead of the European Council summit in the Austrian City of Salzburg on the 20th of September, we ask what’s next for Brexit. Can the Government stick its beleaguered Chequers proposal? Could the UK take the Norway option whilst negotiating a more comprehensive Free Trade Agreement? To discuss these issues the IEA's Digital Manager Darren Grimes was joined by Stephen Booth of the Open Europe think tank. Stephen argues that Chequers is the only game in town because it’s the only deal that meets the EU’s tests, and because the Government simply does not have the numbers or political capital to move any further away from the EU through a Canada-style Free Trade Agreement. Also joining Darren is Victoria Hewson, Senior Counsel at the IEA’s Trade Unit. Victoria argues that the EU’s demand for backstop could lock the UK into the EU’s orbit in perpetuity. For Victoria, the prospect of a our future trading agreement being determined by parliamentary politics is why Brexiteers are so worried about Chequers. There’s a feeling that if we don’t seize the momentum, the pro-Remain majority within Parliament will win the day and the opportunities of an independent trade policy and regulatory autonomy will be lost. The pair give their analysis on what’s next, how we got here and how all roads lead to Ireland.
Shiv Khera is a former car washer, franchisee, entrepreneur and business advisor whose approach to business is rooted in philosophy. In lecturing and speaking about business change, he says that ‘winners don’t do different things, they do things differently’. ‘You Can Achieve More’ is his latest book on fulfilment, a subject he teaches widely to individuals and Fortune 100 companies alike. He’s a former political activist in his native India and is a well-known international broadcaster.
It’s inevitable that stock markets will fall sooner or later. In this edition of The Big Call, Ed Bowsher asks whether ETFs will contribute to that fall. Ed speaks to Helen Thomas of the Blondemoney website, who thinks that ETFs may well contribute to a correction and Adam Laird of Lyxor who disagrees.
What do you do about the looming inheritance tax threat when you live with elderly parents along with your own child and the home is worth nearly £10million – and you want to continue living there? It sounds like a champagne problem, but IHT does hit ordinary people – including one reader who admits to being relatively cash poor. How can they make sure they aren't turfed out due to inheritance tax? This is Money editor Simon Lambert, assistant editor Lee Boyce and host Georgie Frost discuss the IHT issue.
Elsewhere, we discuss the big responsibility of being a trustee with a pot of cash to invest for a younger sibling and why it is never too late to start sorting your pension. With a number of big firms suffering hacks, including British Airways, we discuss what people can do if they are a victim and how to prevent becoming one. And finally, we talk about electric cars as sales continue to rise with the UK pushing for an entirely zero-emissions road network by 2040.
This week's show has a retail theme. Helal Miah from The Share Centre looks at decent results from the supermarket chain, Morrisons, which is now well into a three-year recovery. We've also had an update from Associated British Foods - its Primark chain is doing well but the firm's sugar division has been hit a supply glut. Looking ahead we should hear from Ocado next week. The big question will be whether the online grocer can announce any more technology deals with overseas supermarket chains.