Monthly Archives: March 2011

Are pension providers ready for new rules? Performance fees on investment funds are on the rise – but should you pay them? And, buying a house could get easier – after pre-contracts are introduced


In this week’s podcast: Fukushima update; Germany’s shifting stance on nuclear; Opec cashes in on rising oil prices; and, your comments on Energy Source.

Presented by Sylvia Pfeifer with Javier Blas and Kiran Stacey in the studio, Gerrit Wiesmann in Berlin and Jonathan Soble in Tokyo.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


During this call, Raj Rajaratnam tells Ian Horowitz, a Galleon trader, that he received “a call at 3:58, right?… Saying something good might happen to Goldman.”


Raj Rajaratnam is heard telling David Lau, a colleague, that he was told by a board member of Goldman Sachs that the bank would report a loss for the quarter


In this week’s podcast: We talk to shadow minister for science and innovation Chi Onwuhra about UK science policy issues; we hear from France’s minister for science and higher education, Valérie Pécresse, about the French government’s ambitious reform programme for research and universities; we hear about people who lived in India more than a million years ago, in a report from AAAS by Nadia Ramlagan.

Presented by Clive Cookson with Diana Garnham.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


This week we examine the complex relationship between IT and the environment


A call between Raj Raj Rajaratnam and Ian Horowitz followed by a discussion between Rajaratnam and Adam Smith.


The audio of a call between Joe Liu, a Galleon employee, speaking with Raj Rajaratnam. Prosecutors allege Mr Liu passed along information about Synaptics’s earnings before they were announced in January 2009.


In the podcast this week: The evolving regulatory probe into the rate at which Libor was charged amid the crisis; bank capital and the investors mounting concerns that regulators are asking banks to hold too much capital; Ireland – Irish bank stress tests are due later this week, we predict what they might reveal.

Presented by Patrick Jenkins, with Sharlene Goff and Megan Murphy in the studio.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


In this week’s podcast: Seven days into the allied military action, Colonel Gaddafi holds on; we ask, is Portugal about to succumb to Eurozone fever?; terrorism returns to Jerusalem – is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict about to turn violent again?

Presented by Gideon Rachman with James Blitz and David Oakley in the studio, Peter Spiegel in Brussels and Tobias Buck in Jerusalem.

Produced by LJ Filotrani