FTSE's strength continues while the pound falls on the back of new UK trade figures, Sainsbury's reports Christmas growth and what will the market expect following Trump's first press conference since his election?
That and more as Share Radio's Ed Bowsher speaks with Ben Kumar, Investment Manager at Seven Investment Management.
If you're too busy or simply bored of trudging round your local supermarket like many of us you might have turned to delivery services. Recipe boxes have become a major trend in recent years for those looking for a convenient and easy way to try out new meals. One company, Mindful Chef, has combined this with the growing popularity of free-from foods to create gluten and dairy free boxes attracting interest clients including Andy Murray and the England Rugby team. Share Radio's Tom Hill was joined by founders Myles Hooper and Giles Humphries to get the story behind the company from the very beginning.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today on the agenda, they discuss Mr.Kipling increasing their prices. Plus they analyse why financial problems are affecting people's ability to do their job. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Political upheaval, job worries and financial pressures are leaving young people anxious and daunted, according to The Prince's Trust. The charity found we're now seeing the lowest levels of confidence and happiness among 16 to 25 year olds in eight years of research. Money problems play a major role with over two fifths concerned goals like homeownership and a steady job are unrealistic. Georgie was joined by Paul Brown, from the Prince's Trust to discuss more.
From Brexit’s impact on the pound to what’s keeping the FTSE up at record levels and some surprising figures from China - Chris Beauchamp from IG Index went through the day’s key economic stories with Share Radio’s senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
If you totted it all up, how much do you reckon you spend at work - you have travel, lunches, coffees, but have you included colleagues. Apparently we spend more than £1000 a year at work. Nationwide found we're forking out for colleagues' birthdays, charity runs and Christmas presents and will spend up to 40,000 thousand pounds over their working life. To discuss the findings, Georgie was joined by Alan Oliver, head of external affairs at Nationwide.
This week financial heavyweights Lindsay Cook and Vix Leyton enter the ring to fight for your rights in the financial world. We take on property, particularly the mortgage market and exorbitant fees and deliver the Sucker punch to the Stamp Duty pass.
Whilst there's certainly more and more exciting new developments, with our increased activity online comes the greater risk of crime and security issues. From claims of Russian involvement in the US Presidential Election to the hacking of BT, cyber-attacks are becoming a major issue in the digital age. So what new threats could be on the horizon in 2017 and how can we avoid falling victim. Georgie spoke to Lewis Henderson, Director at cyber security firm Glasswall to find out.
2016 saw record sales figures for the entertainment industry. Music, gaming and video sales reached £6.3bn in the last year driven largely by a growing demand for digital services. Despite the rise of streaming services such as Spotify some of the old formats are still popular with vinyl and handheld games all experiencing growth. To talk through the figures in more depth our reporter Tom Hill spoke to CEO of ERA Kim Bayley.
Analysis has shown that you could be spending more on petrol if you drive badly. A report from Direct Line Drive Plus has revealed that the average bad driver spends an extra 560 pounds per year on fuel compared to good drivers. New technology which you can fit to your car yourself means that you can test your driving habits, potentially saving you hundreds of pounds a year. Share Radio reporter Sara Macham spoke to Steve Fowler, editor in chief at Auto Express and Carbuyer, about the difference this technology can make when it comes to filling up.