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Welcome to Word on the Street, a weekly podcast from Barclays UK where our experts help ordinary investors make sense of the latest news and events impacting the world’s financial markets. Please note that past performance is not a guarantee of future performance. All investments can fall as well as rise in value and you can lose some or all of your money. Additionally, this podcast does not constitute an investment recommendation.
 
The authoritative source for independent rigorous high-quality academic research on UK-EU relations. Listen to our Brexit and Beyond podcast here: https://soundcloud.com/user-941630307 #Brexit #Brexit2016 #Economy #Brexitfacts #politics #Europe #podcasts #JohnCurtice #Generalelection #TheUKinaChangingEurope #partypolitics #Brexitvote #Facts #BrexitBreakdown #Parliament #EuropeanUnion #Referendum2016 #Leave #Remain #impartial #news #UnitedKingdom #AnandMenon #SimonUsherwood #NorthernIreland # ...
 
Twice a week the New Statesman politics team - Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea - discuss the latest in UK politics. From Boris Johnson's latest battle with backbenchers to the machinery behind the Labour Party's opposition attack lines, this is the debrief you need to understand what's really happening in Westminster and beyond. New episodes Tuesday and Friday. Send your questions at youaskus.co.uk.
 
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (Peterson Institute for International Economics) cohost a podcast about the economics of international trade and policy. From trade wars to trade deals, this podcast covers trade developments with insights and economic analysis from two of the world's top trade geeks.
 
Trade experts Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch break down the buzz around trade, how it affects policy, and how it impacts your day-to-day. The Trade Guys is hosted every week by H. Andrew Schwartz at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. Email your questions to TradeGuys@csis.org.
 
Global Security Briefing provides regular insights from leading international experts to help you make sense of the far-reaching changes affecting international security around the globe. Hosted by analysts from RUSI's International Security Studies team, the podcast looks at how the UK can best shape its foreign and security policies in an increasingly dynamic international environment.
 
A podcast featuring Church House Investments UK Fund Managers, Fred Mahon and Rory Campbell-Lamerton, looking at what has happened recently in financial markets. Breaking topics down to easily digestable, bitesize topics, the Fund Managers provide their informed views and insights as well as their outlook. For more insights and market related updates from these Fund Managers, please visit ch-investments.co.uk
 
Welcome to the AfriNuke podcast - Africa’s soundbytes on peaceful nuclear technology! This podcast brings you amazing views of peaceful nuclear technology through the African voice. Interviews, career talks, nuclear applications, competitions, giveaways, industries, decarbonization, healthcare, cancer, nuclear security, clean energy, electricity, sustainability, research, unexpected/unusual perspectives and maybe some killer instincts to make you a nuclear enthusiast! Listen on Apple Podcast ...
 
The IPPR Economic Justice Podcast examines our broken economy and discusses the progressive solutions that can end injustice and create prosperity. Drawing on IPPR research and expertise, plus special guests, the podcast will be an opportunity to focus on the major issues and opportunities facing the UK economy. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) is the UK’s leading progressive think tank.
 
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Economic collapse and halting international aid following the Taliban’s takeover have compounded shortages that were already deepening; we examine the unfolding disaster. The verdict in a blockbuster case against Apple might look like a win for the tech giant; a closer read reveals new battle lines. And the data that reveal how polluters behave whe…
 
The founders of German biotechnology company BioNTech were researching how to fight cancers using messenger RNA, "the unloved cousin of DNA", when covid-19 first appeared and they realised mRNA could be used to make a vaccine for the disease. Financial Times journalist Joe Miller has been following the company since just before the pandemic and tel…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/24c2b733-9dca-4dcf-81d2-ca90583a3ac9 US consumer prices in August rose at a more moderate pace in a sign that inflationary pressures associated with the end of Covid-19 lockdowns are easing, and bank executives say consumer spending is outpacing pre-pandemic levels as shoppers s…
 
Inflation in the US is running at 5.3%, slightly down on July's year-on-year figure. Robert Reich is a Professor of Public Policy at the University of California Berkeley and a Secretary of Labour under President Clinton, and he talks us through the latest data. The plane maker Boeing says it expects that it will take another two and a half years f…
 
As the northern hemisphere heads towards its second pandemic winter, some countries have already started to make third doses of vaccine available to their most vulnerable citizens. But scientists disagree about whether offering boosters is the best use of vaccine resources—or necessary at all. And, a big study in Bangladesh finds simple ways to enc…
 
This episode examines Russia’s efforts over the past decade to shift its economic focus away from European markets and toward Asia, as part of a wider pivot to the Asia-Pacific initiated by President Putin from 2012 in the face of economic sanctions and a deteriorating relationship with the Euro-Atlantic community. A decade after Moscow launched a …
 
Governor Gavin Newsom is fighting off a bid to remove him that puts the world’s fifth-largest economy and, possibly, control of the Senate in play for Republicans. Russia’s exercises in Belarus are the largest in 40 years—showcasing a chummy relationship and worrisome military might. And how Dante Alighieri’s masterwork “The Divine Comedy” still ho…
 
Tourism in Africa, even before the pandemic, was still not bringing in as many visitor dollars as it might. But, from stargazing trips to plans for a brand-new museum of evolution, we hear from the people changing perceptions around holidays in sub-Saharan Africa. Safari tours aren't going away, but the industry is changing and that's good news for…
 
Stephen Bush interviews writer and journalist Jonn Elledge about his new book, The Compendium of (Not Quite) Everything. They discuss the joy of facts, what Stephen keeps on his toilet bookshelf and the best sci-fi and dystopias. Jonn’s book if available from all good book stores from 16 September If you have a question for You Ask Us, email podcas…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/63d65f6a-045d-4da8-b170-c30642cea5cc Chinese police are using a new anti-fraud app installed on more than 200m mobile phones to question people who have viewed overseas financial news sites, and Brazil’s first openly gay state governor enters the country’s race for president. Pl…
 
Leading Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have outlined plans for a substantial roll-back of former President Donald Trump's tax cuts, including raising the top tax rate on corporations to 26.5% from 21%. Democrats on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee will debate legislation this week that would achieve the changes as part of…
 
Electric car makers have become the Chinese government's newest target in what's become a sweeping crackdown on the nation's most innovative sectors. Officials say there are too many companies competing for raw materials, talent and manufacturing capacity. Beijing says instead of trying to beat each other, companies need to focus on taking on rival…
 
President Joe Biden’s requirements for employers to insist on vaccinations are a bold move amid flatlining inoculation rates. But will they work? For decades the world’s cities seemed invincible, but the pandemic has hastened and hardened a shift in urban demographics and economics. And an ancient Finnish burial site scrambles notions of gender rol…
 
Is corporate social responsibility, so called "greenwashing", really changing carbon emitting businesses or just making it look that way? Canadian businessman Tariq Fancy used to work as Blackrock's Chief Investment Officer for sustainable investing. He tells Ed Butler why he thinks CSR isn't a good enough tool to achieve a net zero economy.(Pictur…
 
Callum Macpherson, head of Investec’s Commodities desk, gives an update on the energy market.-Please note: this podcast is provided for information purposes only and should not be construed as an offer, or a solicitation of an offer, to buy or sell financial instruments. This podcast does not constitute a personal recommendation and is not investme…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/40cef59a-441b-4b97-bea8-7a3ec838bc4b Beijing wants to break up Alipay and create a separate app for the company’s highly profitable loans business, Norway’s voters will weigh in on the country’s petroleum production in what’s being called a “climate election,” and a new analysis…
 
Professor Stephen Macekura explores how ideas of economic growth came into being across the 20th century world --and the types of politics and political conflicts that they have engendered across the world. He explores the work of those thinkers who have criticized and doubted the virtues of the notion of limitless growth, and in particular, those …
 
A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, America then and now: the bitter legacy of 9/11. Why nations that fail women fail, (9:42) and a forgotten revolution in pottery (17:58) Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcas…
 
Welcome to episode 90 of Activist #MMT. Today's part two of my two-part conversation with author, researcher, and entrepreneur, Brian Hanley, about his paper, The False Premises and Promises of Bitcoin. The paper, published in 2013 and last updated in 2018, is essentially a summary of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency through an MMT lens. (Here's a link t…
 
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 drove the United States and its allies into one of their longest and most costly conflicts. It forced security to be redefined, with air travel being perhaps the most affected sector. In fact, airlines and governments have poured billions of dollars into securing airports and aircraft. And as Mobin Nasir …
 
20 years after 9/11, Fareed gives his take on the state of radical Islam today. Then, Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair reflects on the days after 9/11 and the roots of Islamic extremism. Finally, an exclusive interview with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Is he confident the U.S. will defend his nation from Russia, after the world witn…
 
Twenty years after the Twin Towers were brought down, FT Weekend podcast host Lilah Raptopoulos explores where 9/11 sits in our memories. The FT’s New York correspondent Joshua Chaffin introduces us to billionaire developer Larry Silverstein, who bought the World Trade Center in July of 2001 and had to rebuild on the site of a tragedy. How do space…
 
It's been twenty years since the terror attacks of 9/11. We'll hear from people who were there, and who felt the aftermath. We'll also hear about how 9/11 changed the way we live our lives, and the built environments around us. Also in the programme, we'll hear about how language learning has boomed during lockdown, and how a refugee-led language p…
 
America set out to reshape the world order after the attacks of September 11th. Today it is easy to conclude that its foreign policy has been abandoned on a runway at Kabul airport. Is the era of American interventionism over? The Economist's James Bennet traces Joe Biden’s shifting views on foreign wars. We look back to the origins of humanitarian…
 
This week the focus is on the UK, politics and data from China. Hosted by Matt Jones, Head of Distribution. Please do email any questions or comments to sales@eurizonslj.com Links Find more Eurizon SLJ insights and content at www.eurizonsljcapital.com/insights Views accurate as at the time of publication. Opinions expressed by the speakers are thei…
 
This week, we discuss Westminster’s decision to raise National Insurance contributions and what it means for investors and the UK economy, with Nicky Eggers (Head of Investments), Olivia Gleeson (UK Government Relations Expert), Stuart Robinson (Wealth Planner), and Will Hobbs (Chief Investment Officer).To learn more about investing and managing yo…
 
The horrors of 20 years ago spurred an ambitious transformation, not just at the site of the attacks but across the city’s five boroughs. We visit what has risen from the ashes. A growing body of academic work—and plenty of examples on the ground—suggest countries that most mistreat women are the most violent and fractious. And solving a flashy-hum…
 
As theatre folk say, “the show must go on." But since the pandemic began, that’s been a difficult mantra to live up to. Broadway’s theatres have been shut since March 2020 and only now are slowly beginning to reopen. With coronavirus cases on the rise, theatre companies have introduced special regulations to keep audiences and crew members safe. Ky…
 
Lithium is essential to running electric vehicles, and is fast becoming hot property for car manufacturers worldwide. Serbia could be sitting on as much as 10 per cent of the world's lithium. But environmentalists in the region say it's best left underground. Abdulvehab Ejupi reports.#Lithium #SerbianActivists #MiningProject…
 
After much speculation, Boris Johnson finally announced his plan to address the social care crisis on Tuesday 7th September. As the UK population continues to age, costs for looking after our older people are increasing. Reluctance by previous governments to tackle the issue has left a funding gap of approximately £5-14BN. The PM announced there wi…
 
Elizabeth Holmes claimed her company could perform tests for hundreds of diseases with just a finger prick of blood. But on Wednesday, her trial began over charges of defrauding investors and patients. US prosecutors say the founder of the now-defunct firm, Theranos, 'lied and cheated' for money and fame. But her lawyers insist she's not a villain,…
 
US President Joe Biden wants solar energy to power 40-percent of America's electricity by 2035. Currently, the sun is tapped for just 3-percent of the country's power generation. The ambitious goal depends on the US Congress passing legislation that incentivises renewable energy, as well as the widespread adoption of solar power. And that would req…
 
The UK's suffering a huge shortage of lorry drivers, but where have 100,000 drivers gone?The shortage is now having an impact on everything from chicken in restaurants, to mattresses in furniture shops, fuel at pumps and even beer in pubs. So what's going on? We hear from drivers, driving trainers, retailers and the wholesale industry and what's ca…
 
Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss Boris Johnson’s National Insurance rise to fund the NHS and Social Care and why there was no significant rebellion from Conservative MPs. Then in You Ask Us, they answer a listener’s question on why Labour aren’t calling for a wealth tax. If you have a question for You Ask Us, email podcasts@newstatesman.co.u…
 
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/0b052bc2-c481-49c7-a645-c83e90f45ff1 A poll shows leading economists believe the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in 2022 due to inflationary pressures, the ECB says it will move to “a moderately lower pace” in its €1.85tn pandemic emergency purchase programme, and one …
 
Should the West engage with the Taliban? As Afghans and the Western alliance adjust to Afghanistan's new reality, Britain's chief of the defence staff talks to Anne McElvoy about the speed of the takeover and the future of Taliban rule. He also reflects on the mistakes of the war and assesses the terror threat as the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approa…
 
It is unclear whether better governance lies ahead after a military takeover; what is certain is that Africa’s unwelcome trend of defenestrations has returned. We ask why. Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, thought it a good time to shore up his party’s mandate; as election day nears that plan looks shaky. And the rise and fall of Georgia’s s…
 
Only 11 percent of Malawians have access to electricity. In rural areas of the country, only 4 percent do. That makes it one of the world's least electrified countries. One man has taken matters into his own hands, building a DIY hydroelectric turbine, without any professional training, to power his village. Sena Saylan has the story.#Hydroelectric…
 
The UK could become the first advanced economy to raise taxes after the coronavirus pandemic drove up healthcare costs. Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants taxpayers to shill out up to $700 a year, He says it will help increase hospital capacity and provide affordable care for the elderly. But his plan is facing plenty of opposition from businesses,…
 
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