Despite showing good signs of health for the first time in a long time, people continue to feel anxious about the state of the world’s economy.
Interviewed by the IEA’s Kate Andrews, Head of Education Dr Steve Davies explains what he believes to be the two-folded reason for this: First, the insecurity of China’s banking system, which has produced unsustainable bubbles that are bound to burst at some point. Second, the state of the world’s money system, including the extended use of quantitative easing and low interest rates, which have also created their own set of bubbles, particularly in real estate.
On this edition of Track Record, sustainable business growth expert and author, Royston Guest. He’s founded and run his own businesses as well as working in consultation with well known names such as Harrods, DHL and Santander. He started off in construction as a building apprentice and is the author of Built To Grow, on making a sustainable business model.
Political commentator Mike Indian, author of the Groucho Tendency blog, discusses the political reaction to the Budget (or the lack of it), Donald Trump's Twitter spat with Theresa May and the latest Brexit developments, including the question of whether there might be a vote of no confidence in the Government.
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.
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