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Catch up on the day's big business and economics stories Monday to Friday with Sky News' business presenter Ian King. Reports, discussion and interviews from the heart of the City and beyond.

The Ian King Business Podcast Sky News

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Catch up on the day's big business and economics stories Monday to Friday with Sky News' business presenter Ian King. Reports, discussion and interviews from the heart of the City and beyond.

    Electric cars, start-up investments and post-Covid holidays

    Electric cars, start-up investments and post-Covid holidays

    On today's episode, Ian explores the push among global carmakers to get customers to buy electric vehicles.

    Plus, he speaks to the co-founder of Entrepreneur First, which invests in start-ups rather than companies that are already up and running.

    Finally, we hear about how attitudes to holidays have changed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 41 min
    National lottery ticket sales, future entrepreneurs and hospitality sector recovery

    National lottery ticket sales, future entrepreneurs and hospitality sector recovery

    Ian King speaks to Sam Smith, the chief executive of finnCap, who are supporting an initiative to educate children on entrepreneurships.
    Camelot's chief executive talks through their ticket sales with Ian King, and speaks on the decision by the Gambling Commission to revoke their National Lottery licence.
    While issues with the hospitality sector following the Covid-19 pandemic are explored with the Managing Director of the Campari Group UK who have backed a industry training scheme

    • 49 min
    Small businesses more concerned than ever about future and the possibility of air taxis

    Small businesses more concerned than ever about future and the possibility of air taxis

    Ian King is joined by Sukh Chamdal to discuss his Cake Box company, after a successful year, while Kelly Devine from Mastercard discusses research which claims small and medium businesses are more concerned than ever about the future of their firms.

    Ian also talks about air taxis with Corvin Huber, chief executive of Skyroads.

    • 22 min
    Retail sales fall, investing in Rwanda, and carbon capture plant opens

    Retail sales fall, investing in Rwanda, and carbon capture plant opens

    Ian King talks to: Erin Brookes from Alvarez and Marsal about the fall in retail sales as shoppers cut their spending on food; the Chief Executive of Rwanda Finance Limited about investing in the country; Tata Chemicals as it opens the country's biggest carbon capture plant; and Saudi Arabia's Industry Minister - as international relations with the country begin to thaw

    • 25 min
    UK’s economy grows, Zoom’s future and Sussex wine

    UK’s economy grows, Zoom’s future and Sussex wine

    In the latest episode, Ian King catches up with the latest on negotiations with RMT members on the second day of rail strikes.

    Chris Williamson from S&P Global Market Intelligence joins Ian to discuss figures which show the UK’s economy continues to grow, while Zoom’s CIO advisor Magnus Falk discusses the company’s future – which is being used less since people returned to offices following the worst of the Covid pandemic.

    Kalibrate’s Oliver Shaw talks about concerns people have about switching to electric cars, International Women in Engineering Day is celebrated – and after Sussex wine was given protected designation of origin status, Ian speaks to the founder of the Rathfinny estate.

    • 41 min
    Rail strikes, inflation increases and transforming the City of London

    Rail strikes, inflation increases and transforming the City of London

    Ian King assesses the latest inflation figures with Santander UK’s chief economist Victoria Clarke, and gets an update on the latest rail strike situation.

    The City of London’s Chris Hayward discusses a vision to transform the financial district to include more festivals, music and art, while Sift’s Tonia Luykx talks about online scammers who are using ‘content fraud’ to swindle customers on seemingly trustworthy sites.

    Among the other guests, founder of glamping company The Pop Up Hotel Mark Sorrill talks about the return of Glastonbury.

    • 44 min

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