The Institute of Economic Affairs will today debate how new "disruptive" digital businesses fit into current competition policy rules. With cases such as Uber versus Transport for London and Google under fire from the EU for pre-loading Android smartphones with Google apps, the question remains how to regulate competition between these companies - or if we should.
Matt Cox spoke to Paul Henty, Partner and competition law expert at law firm Charles Russell-Speechlys to find out more.
This is a new edition of The Apprentice Investor. Regular listeners to the programme will know that our Apprentices are five members of the Share Radio team who've each been given fifteen thousand pounds of virtual money to build their own share portfolios. They're allowed a minimum of eight stocks from different sectors which they've been buying and selling through the Share Centre.
Our two apprentice investors today are Olivia Demetriades and Matt Cox - and giving us his verdict on their efforts is Share Radio's senior analyst, Ed Bowsher.
In time for Marketforce's annual "Future of E-Commerce Delivery" conference in London on Tuesday, Matt Cox spoke to Henrik Gedde Moos, Founder and Chief Business Development Officer at parcel solutions company SwipBox, about the health and trends in the delivery sector.
The International Monetary Fund has defended the grim warnings it made about the potential impact of the UK voting to leave the EU, with its chief economist saying it would have been “malpractice” not to have considered worst-case scenarios. The comments came after the fund nudged up its 2016 growth forecast for the UK but cut the 2017 forecast once again. Jeremy Cook, Chief Economist at World First, joined Share Radio to offer his view on the forecasts.
Georgie Frost is joined by private client solicitor Angharad Lynn from Veale Wabrough Vizards. Today they discuss flexible working hours and which groups have access to them as well as the risks faced by the thousands of pensioners who have withdrawn cash lump sums from their pensions. Plus why network providers are urging those in areas with weak signal to opt out of their contracts. All these stories and more on The News Review.
As the London Film Festival kicks off, one question posed will be how the EU Referendum results will impact the sector. According to the British Film Institute, the UK Film industry contributed over £3.6 billion to the British economy in 2015. So will we see this figure drop, or will a cheaper pound temp foreign filmmakers to use the UK even more? Matt Cox spoke to film critic James Cameron Wilson to find out the state of the silver screen in Britain.
Apple has been named the world's most valuable brand this year, followed by Google and Coca-Cola, in Interbrand's 17th annual Best Global Brands report. So how are legacy brands doing compared to the new kids on the block? Manfredi Ricca, Chief Strategy Officer, EMEA & LatAm at Interbrand, joined Share Radio to discuss the findings.
Theresa May is set to wrap up the Conservative Party Conference, but will her words be a pledge to move her party further away from free-market liberalism and towards an approach that favours even greater government control, as is being reported? Colin Bloom, Presenter of Share Politics, joined Share Radio Morning Money live from Birmingham to explain what to expect.
Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at the University of Shizuoka in Japan, joined Share Radio Morning Money to talk on the latest economic stories coming out of Japan. Ratings agency Fitch has sounded alarm bells over the health of Japanese banks in the face of the latest tinkering with monetary policy from the Bank of Japan. But what could the consequences of this be?