Nine To Noon for Tuesday 25 August 2015
09:05 China's Black Monday
Billions of dollars have been wiped off the value of shares around the world, amid mounting concern over a Chinese economic slowdown. China's Shanghai index fell by more than eight percent; the main stock markets in Europe and elsewhere in Asia closed more than four percent lower; and the main Wall Street indexes are currently about four percent down. Campbell Harvey is an economist and business professor at Duke University.
09:20 Are banks making it harder for older clients to get home loans?
How much of a problem is it to get a mortgage if you're over a certain age? And what age might that be? Of course it's against Human Rights legislation to discriminate against someone on the basis of their age... but some people trying to get mortgages are finding it tough, even if they do have the right deposit. The New Zealand Bankers Association says it's not discrimination - but that banks need to ensure mortgages are sustainable and a recent law change means they need to be even more careful that they are lending responsibly.
With Kirk Hope from the NZ Bankers Association and Ann Marie Coury from Grey Power.
09:45 US correspondent Susan Milligan
Susan Milligan is a former White House and National Political Correspondent for the Boston Globe. She is a Contributing Editor to US News and World Report. She also writes for The Washingtonian, Rhode Island Monthly, AARP Bulletin, eJournal and other publications. She teaches a course in Government and the Media to Boston University students at the Washington DC Campus.
10:05 The Happiness Industry: Will Davies
British sociologist, political economist and author William Davies argues in his new book that employers are increasingly paying attention to happiness in the workplace as a means of keeping absenteeism down and productivity high. He says there is now a whole industry devoted to measuring and modifying the mood of a workplace or customer base.
10:35 Book review: Rugby: A New Zealand History by Ron Palenski
Published by Auckland University Press. Reviewed by David Hill.
10:45 The Reading: The Marriage Mender by Sarah Quigley, read by Jennifer Ward-Lealand (Part 2 of 5)
The story of Sadie, the high-flying divorce lawyer who ends up putting marriages back together.
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
11:20 Demographer Paul Spoonley on the Silver Revolution
The number of over 65s will double in the next decade. Demographer Paul Spoonley asks if we are really prepared?
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Gavin Ellis has a big bouquet for TV3's 3D Investigates programme on the Susan Burdett case.
Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on email@example.com
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