Friday's tend to be a quiet day when it comes to company announcements. But Georgie and Nigel discussed the latest figures from Marks and Spencers - shares have had a fantastic morning. We've also had the latest ONS retails sales figures out. And moving into the automotive sector, Tesla has recalled some 53,000 cars.
The ONS has released their latest retail sales figures today. So what are they telling us? What do they mean for retailers? Joining Nigel Cassidy is David Jinks, ParcelHero's Head of Consumer Research to discuss further.
Now the company 'geo', a developer of smarter home energy products and services for consumers has today announced they are the winners of the Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of Innovation, they will accept the award at a reception at the Palace later in the year.
How does a British electronics manufacturer and exporter cope with the supposed uncertainty surrounding Brexit? Acal supply components to over 20,000 industrial manufacturers. Their latest trading update suggests they're not too worried abut Brexit - final quarter revenue was up 15% on last year, with exchange rate fluctuations not taken into account. So whats their secret?
According to Halifax's latest housing market confidence tracker, confidence in the UK housing market has stabilised following a record decline. However, the uncertainty created by a general election has traditionally put a dampener on the housing market, so after Theresa May's snap election, could the stability be short-lived?
The UK stock market is still attracting investment, beating out other countries in spite of potential political risks such as leaving the European Union and the upcoming General Election. So what makes it such an enticing prospect? For more on this and the latest best bits from Moneyweek, Ed Bowsher was joined by Merryn Somerset Webb, Editor in chief of the magazine.
Retailer Debenhams has launched a new turnaround strategy, including shutting just over 5% of its stores and cutting jobs at its warehouses. Ed Bowsher spoke to Richard J Hunter, Head of Research at Wilson King Investment Management, to analyse the new plans for the brand, and more of the latest company news.
Shares in Unilever have had a good run since the failed takeover bid from Kraft-Heinz in February. Today, the company's Q1 statement revealed turnover was up 6% - but are the numbers good enough to justify the share price? For this and more of the day's big macro news stories, Ed Bowsher was joined by Rachel Winter, Senior Investment Manager at Killik and Co.
Start-up businesses are seeking more support in search of success. Research shows that the network of accelerators and incubators sought by start-ups is growing, surprisingly outside of London. To find out more, our reporter Anviksha Patel spoke to Chris Haley, Head of startups and new technology research at Nesta.