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Business Matters – Vegan Burger Firm Shares Soar standard

Shares in the plant-based burger company Beyond Meat surge after a strong quarterly report – the company was trading at four times its launch price shortly after announcing results. We also look at the fairness of pay in football – or lack of it. Russia’s Minister of Economic Development says that without investment, Russia could go into recession by 2021 – we analyse the risk and realities. CEO, Dante Disparte joined the broadcast and discussed: meatless burgers, industrial perils, political risks, investing in Russia, burn out, risk and an honorable mention of his upcoming keynote at the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies annual event. Listen Here

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Business Matters – US economy surges 3.2 percent in first quarter standard

The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 3.2% in the first three months of the year. Heather Long, Washington Post Economics Correspondent, tells us what’s behind the latest figures and whether the economy is likely to continue to grow at this rate. Also in the programme, ride-hailing firm Uber has revealed it hopes to be worth up to $91bn in an upcoming stock market flotation. Adam Lashinsky, author of Wild Ride: Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination explains why the valuation is lower than was expected. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced she and French President Macron will convene a meeting to deal with extremist and violent material on social media, in the wake of the ...

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Business Matters – Boeing Grounds 737 Max Fleet link

Dante Disparte joins BBC’s Business Matters broadcast. They discuss a range of topics including: aviation safety, Brexit, Africapitalism and entrepreneurship among others. Boeing has grounded its entire global fleet of 737 Max aircraft after investigators uncovered new evidence at the scene of the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash; we hear from Dr Todd Curtis, an aviation risk assessment expert at AirSafe.com. Also in the programme, MPs have rejected the UK leaving the EU without a deal. We get analysis from our economics correspondent. Nigerian online retailer Jumia is set to become the first African startup to list on the New York Stock Exchange, Irwin Stelzer of the Hudson Institute discusses the White House’s 2020 budget plan, plus it’s a secretive industry ...

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RIMScast: The Tragedy of the Commons link

Welcome to RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Writer at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society. Today’s guest is Les Williams, Chief Revenue Officer of the Risk Cooperative — a specialized strategy risk and insurance advisory firm. The Risk Cooperative is based in Washington D.C. and specializes in creating solutions for emerging risks such as cyber liability insurance, political risk insurance, and other complex domestic and global challenges. The firm is also actively involved in assisting clients with common risk needs, such as employee benefits and business insurance. In this episode, Les and Justin discuss critical infrastructure risks in North America and how they impact agriculture and farming industries. They talk about the major risks on Les’s ...

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InsureBlocks Episode 46 – A retrospective look on blockchain for 2018 link

For this episode we were fortuitous to reconnect with Dante Disparte Founder and CEO of Risk Cooperative to look back on how blockchain has evolved in the insurance industry in 2018 and what we can expect for 2019. What is blockchain? For the insurance industry, Dante describes blockchain as a bordereau or a ledger that exists simultaneously in an exact form across multiple distributed computer systems. From the outset this creates a level of resilience, a level of tamper proofing that you don’t get from existing technologies today. Retrospective of blockchain in the insurance industry in 2018 “Still the beginning” is how Dante would characterise blockchain in the insurance industry. In spite of Bitcoin recently celebrating its 10thanniversary, it’s really ...

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Business Matters – Instagram Bans ‘Graphic’ Self Harm Images link

Dante Disparte joins BBC’s Business Matters program hosted by Roger Hearing. Listen now as he comments on Venezuela, Instagram, Brexit, migration and rejection among other topics. Instagram announces it will ban graphic images of self-harm on the photo sharing app. The response comes after the death of a school girl in the UK whose Instagram account contained distressing material – BuzzFeed’s tech reporter Katie Notopoulos tells us more. Also, Venezuela’s economic woes continue to deepen, as its political crisis escalates and food shortages worsen. In the run up to the Oscar awards ceremony, we speak to Skye Fitzgerald, director of the film Lifeboat, about how many films tackle the subject of migrants. And we visit the thorny world of rejection ...

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Business Matters – Amazon is Now the World’s Most Valuable Public Company link

Dante Disparte was featured live on tonight’s broadcast of BBC News Business Matters. Topics include Amazon, the global economy, technology, talent, autism, and the government shutdown among others. Amazon, formed 25 years ago, has eclipsed Microsoft to become the world’s most valuable listed company. The online giant was worth $797bn when the US stock market closed on Monday after rising 3.4% and moved past Microsoft, valued at $789bn. Cynthia Stine of E-Growth partners gives her perspective on the role of Amazon’s Marketplace in the company’s ascent. Then we hear how cannabis farmers in those US states where growing is legal are being squeezed back into the black market by over saturation. Also in the programme, the World Bank’s annual report ...

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