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    September 20, 2019
    (13:42 min)

    Climate change and corporates: Past the tipping point with customers and stockmarkets

    Companies drag their heels on climate change because many managers believe that for the planet to win, profits must fall. Luke Templeman, analyst on the new Corporate Bank Focus Research team argues the opposite using evidence from both the stockmarkets and db primary research.
    September 2, 2019
    (13:20 min)

    Brexit update: constitutional warfare

    Listen to Oliver Harvey, Macro Strategist, discuss the latest on Brexit. The UK government intends to prorogue parliament from 10th September to 14th October when the government will hold a Queen's Speech. This limits the ability of MPs to table legislation to prevent no deal Brexit and signals that the Johnson government may be prepared to break constitutional precedent to take the UK out of the EU without a deal. At the same time, it could crystallise opposition to a no deal Brexit this week in the House of Commons leading to a unity government.
    August 16, 2019
    (13:42 min)

    The future of news

    Two decades ago, newspaper editors were told the internet age meant they had to give away content for free, create click-bait, and support it all with any advertising they could find. It hasn’t turned out that way. Fears of fake news, the shift to quality, and the lack of patience for distraction has led to growing numbers of subscribers at some of the world’s best-known mastheads. Yet, the shift is not complete. Communications and 5G technology are likely to have five impacts on the news media: the return of regional reporting with new funding models, less focus on speed, a reduction in the number of news sources people read, the acceptance of automation, and the return of television news, in a curated format.
    July 22, 2019
    (20:10 min)

    Who wants to live in a Smart City?

    The antennae and boxes, about the size of a handbag, have become more visible in New York over the last few years. They sit atop street lights, buildings, and other convenient locations. They are part of the ShotSpotter system and they listen for gunshots. When a shot is fired, the sensors can triangulate its location to within 25 metres. It then immediately sends an audio file to a support team. A review takes place using both machine learning and human input to determine if the sound was a real gunshot or something else that sounds similar, such as a firework. If determined to be real, the police are notified. They can then arrive at the location already knowing how many shots were fired and whether the shooter is moving. Luke Templeman, Analyst on the Thematic Research team, explores what it would be like living in a ‘Smart City’.
    July 10, 2019
    (15:40 min)

    Huawei: is it business or personal?

    If we are to believe the prognostications about its future impact, 5G certainly occupies a crucial geopolitical dimension. The ability to control the Internet of Things via vastly reduced latency and higher speed is a serious weapon in the hands of an adversary. Peter Garber, Global Strategist, outlines three possible main objectives of the Trump administration.
    July 4, 2019
    (14:23 min)

    What are you having for dinner?

    Tiffany Kanaga, US and Nizla Naizer, EMEA, two retail analysts, offer some food for thought around the rapidly evolving grocery industry. From click & collect to at home delivery to meal kits to other very nascent options like autonomous vehicles, there’s an explosion of more convenient ways by which your supermarket is trying to sell you bananas.
    June 25, 2019
    (14:40 min)

    The 12 'Fed Listens'

    For the first time ever the Fed is undertaking a thorough academic review of its policy strategy, tools, and communication practices. The reviewers are some 30 academic experts on monetary policy and macroeconomics. Listen to Peter Hooper, Global Head of Economic Research, discussing the background to the review, the low-rate monetary policy and what a downturn could mean for financial stability.
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