Monthly Archives: December 2013

Laboured quirkiness is common and Stephen Fry may be to blame with his ‘Prince of Swimwear’


In this week’s podcast, the banking team discuss HSBC sounding out investors over the idea of floating its UK operations. They take a look at the latest on the rate fixing scandal, as JPMorgan and Citigroup are fined for their involvement in the manipulation of Yen Libor. Finally, Javier Blas, Africa editor, joins from Johannesburg to outline Bob Diamond’s bid to enter the African banking sector, as he and Ugandan entrepreneur Ashish Thakkar seek investors for their planned $250m cash shell


Aerial posturing over disputed territories in the East China Sea has caused concern among the international community. After China declared an air identification zone over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, the US despatched two B-52 bombers in an apparent show of defiance, but has instructed its civilian airlines to respect the zone. In this week’s podcast, Gideon Rachman is joined by Jamil Anderlini, Beijing bureau chief, and Geoff Dyer, US foreign policy correspondent to shed light on the situation


Jonathan Eley talks to three experts about what the autumn statement means for you. Christine Ross of SG PB, Claire Evans of Deloitte and Paul Emery of PwC go through the measures


In this week’s podcast:

The consumerisation of IT is one of the greatest challenges facing the enterprise. It is changing the way we work, the role of the IT department, and the role of the CIO.

The Connected Business is joined by John Delaney, associate vice president at industry analysts IDC, John McKeown, chief information officer for EMEA at Cushman & Wakefield, the property firm, Simon Body, Senior Enterprise Architect, at Astra Zeneca, the pharmaceutical company, and John Griffiths of PA Consulting Group.

How are businesses dealing with consumerisation, and how do they move from a defensive approach to one that turns the trend into competitive advantage?

Presented and produced by Stephen Pritchard


Sharlene Goff is joined by Sam Fleming to dissect the latest figures on the Funding for Lending scheme, where cumulative net lending has risen to £3.6bn. Daniel Schäfer has details of Lord Blackwell’s appointment as chairman of Lloyds, plus full year 2012 bank bonus figures, including news that the largest nine investment banks are on track to reduce pay by 5% this year despite a second successive year of profit growth


Whenever I interview anyone, I do not consider I’ve done the job properly unless I slip in how old they are