Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University discusses how the US and the West are losing out to Russia - and now China - in an Arctic Cold War; how China is developing a $2 billion research park into AI at high speed; and how Romania is reverting to Soviet-era-style justice, while the EU appears to be turning a blind eye.
James Cameron-Wilson discusses an extraordinary weekend at the UK box office, where the top 9 films all took over £1m. He reviews Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Early Man, Downsizing and Last Flag Flying and discusses the London Film Critics' Circle awards and the latest developments from the British Board of Film Classification.
Ed Bowsher gets the lowdown on the latest developments in the ETF world. These include using artificial intelligence to pick stocks, as well as ETFs that invest in themes such as marijuana and electronic gaming.
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: Starbucks loses steam; Intel hits a new high; Netflix delivers; And Dell rethinks its need for privacy; Plus, Sports Illustrated columnist Andrew Brand talks about the business of football.
Could you get duped into sending a fraudster thousands of pounds? Many people think of course they wouldn’t, but then it happens to them.
In this week’s podcast Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost look into the disturbing rise in fraudsters targeting ordinary people’s finances and how you can protect yourself – we also ask if the banks do enough to help.
On the other side of the table from those looking to take your money, are the people who promise to make it for you – fund managers.
And there has been one name that keeps cropping up in This is Money’s reader comments as someone who doesn’t get his fair dues, Terry Smith.
We dive into his Fundsmith fund, why it has been so successful and having had it explained to him first hand by Mr Smith himself, Simon outlines the Fundsmith investing philosophy.
Also up on this week’s podcast is the best car of the year as named by What Car? – and it’s a diesel – and Lee’s once in a lifetime trip to the home of Ikea in Sweden, where he learnt some very interest facts about the flatpack furniture store you either love or hate.
In this episode of Modern Mindset, Adam Cox talks to award-winning author Tim Wotton. Tim’s book, How Have I Cheated Death? A Short and Merry Life with Cystic Fibrosis, discusses how his genetic condition gives him a unique perspective on life, work and money – with profound lessons that are invaluable to us all.
IEA Research Director Dr Jamie Whyte lambastes Oxfam’s latest report on global inequality, arguing that the poverty-relief charity is attacking the economic system that has lead to the greatest fall in absolute poverty the world has ever seen.