Monthly Archives: March 2011

CONTAINS EXPLETIVES: Mr Rajaratnam’s brother, Rengan, called Mr Rajaratnam to alert him to a Wall Street Journal news article that discussed the potential combination of Clearwire and an investment from Intel, among other companies.

 

The two discuss Intel’s investment in wireless company Clearwire and the PeopleSupport sale to India’s Essar Group

 

The two discuss Intel’s investment in wireless company Clearwire and the PeopleSupport sale to India’s Essar Group

 

In this week’s podcast: We start the show with the UK Budget – what it means for the energy sector in Britain, we move on to a consideration of the global energy mix in the light of rising oil prices and the failure of the nuclear plant at Fukushima, we then take a closer look at the uranium markets and we finish with comments on the blog Energy Source.

Guest this week is Tony Ward, head of power and utilities for Ernst and Young.

Presented by Sylvia Pfeifer with Javier Blas, William MacNamara and Kiran Stacey.

Produced by LJ Filotrani

 

Will you get the benefit of higher personal tax allowances? Will an inheritance tax break make you more charitable? And has investing in smaller companies become more attractive?

 

“A budget for making things, not making things up.” So began UK chancellor George Osborne, as he set out his stall for encouraging growth and stabilising the country’s economy.

So, how did he fare? The FT’s Sarah Neville put this question to Chris Cook, the FT’s education correspondent, Martin Sandbu, the FT’s economic leader writer and Matthew Vincent, editor of FT Money.

Produced by LJ Filotrani

 

In this week’s show: A major new exhibition by the Welcome Trust – Dirt: The filthy reality of everyday life; and, ahead of World TB day on Thursday, we talk to TB-HIV advocate from Malawi, Thokozile Phiri-Nkhoma about the enduring problems of tackling the disease; BMJ contribution is on risk – the tricks companies use to obfuscate risk with numbers.

Guest in the studio is professor of microbiology at UCL and author of Bacteriology of humans – an ecological perspective, Mike Wilson.

Presented by Andrew Jack with a BMJ contribution from Duncan Jarvies.

Produced by LJ Filotrani

 

In accepting the invitation to go on a debating tour, I had expected to return with a mind full of management ideas and a suitcase full of rip-off handbags.

 

In this week’s podcast: With details finally released last week on the new stress tests, we ask whether the European Banking Authority has made the tests strict enough; we look at Sir John Vickers and the increasing pressure he is under to reconsider proposals for a structural reorganisation of the banks; we look at the new takeover code – put in place to provide a transparent legal framework for substantial acquisition and takeover of publicly listed companies.

Presented by Patrick Jenkins with Megan Murphy and Sharlene Goff in the studio and bringing us news of the US banking sector, Suzanne Kapner in New York.

Produced by LJ Filotrani

 

In this week’s show: Japan – the aftermath of the quake and the desperate efforts to avert a meltdown at nuclear plant Fukushima, with Mure Dickie and Stefan Wagstyl, and the continuing unrest in the Middle East with David Gardner, Robin Wigglesworth and Simeon Kerr. Presented by James Blitz.

Produced by LJ Filotrani