In this week’s podcast: BP’s plans to raise an estimated $8.7bn from asset sales to help pay for the cost of the oil spill and forecasts from the National Energy Administration about China overtaking the US in energy consumption.
This week’s podcast is live from the AIDS conference in Vienna.
In this week’s podcast: We discuss the research released this week; the breakthroughs in treatment and prevention of the HIV virus; the challenges of funding; what more needs to be done to tackle the disease.
Science Magazine’s contribution is about social corporate responsibility.
Andrew Jack presents the show with guests:
Tony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health
Ambassador Eric Goosby, head of Pepfar, the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief
Stefano Bertozzi, the head of HIV programmes at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Lydia Mungherera, a Ugandan doctor and advocate who is herself HIV positive
Andrew Jack speaks to Zeke Emanuel, a medical ethicist who oversees health issues at the US Office of Management and Budget, about President Barack Obama’s priorities and funding for global health, and greater efficiency in future spending.
In this week’s podcast: What does the UK Financial Investments’ appointment of Jim O’Neil suggest? Also: what does Goldman Sachs’ settlement of $500m mean for other banks? We discuss the implications of the Basel concept of counter cyclical buffers; and a final update on stress testing ahead of the results this Friday.
Presented by Patrick Jenkins, with Sharlene Goff and Miles Johnson
In this week’s podcast: We turn our attention to the violence which erupted at the weekend in Somalia; we look at what impact the US imposed sanctions on Iran are having; we discuss why American business seems to have gone sour on China.
In the studio: Richard McGregor, David Blair and William Wallis
From Dubai: Simeon Kerr
Will you get a large loan if you have to prove you can afford it? Will you see your pension get smaller, if its index linked to the CPI rather than the RPI. And will you get a windfall, if private equity investors do a deal with your building society?
In this week’s podcast: We discuss what impact delaying fitting a replacement cap on the leaking well will have on BP; we take a look at the fallout from ‘climategate’ which we discussed in last week’s show; we take a look at what effect carbon credits are having on European energy and industrial companies; we take a look at the case for investing in ‘smart grids’.
In this week’s podcast: We discuss the difficulties of securing government funding for research; Science Magazine tells us about the discovery of an ultra-fast form of evolution; Andrew Jack reports on the state of Chinese life sciences from Shanghai. Guests in the studio are: Diana Garnham, CEO of the Science Council and Andrew Herbert from Microsoft Research.
Andrew Jack joins us from Shanghai. Presented by Clive Cookson.
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