Just about everyone in the financial and investment world is taking stock. What worked and made money in 2016? And how different will the business world look in 2017? One seasoned City figure who has been thinking about all this is David Miller. He's an award-winning money manager, who is Investment Director at Quilter Cheviot, who invest on behalf of nearly 40,000 clients, with over £20 billion in assets. David told Share Radio’s Nigel Cassidy that three particular themes had emerged already for the New Year.
A major new report on the UK logistics sector has urged for land to be set aside for industrial space by the government, warning that a growing shortfall could crush out online retailers. More than 18million sq. ft. of new industrial space is needed annually to satisfy exponential e-commerce growth and demand from parcel delivery firms, says City law firm Addleshaw Goddard. A massive shortfall could see consumers having to pick up the tab for the higher cost of industrial space for retailers and couriers. To discuss this further, Leona Ahmed, Head of Real Estate at law firm Addleshaw Goddard, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the recent bounce in the FTSE 100 as well as the increasing growth in bank deposits. Also on the agenda they look at gym membership deals following recent action by the Competition and Markets Authority. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The "Santa rally" boosted blue chip stocks, lifted by a surge in the share prices of mining companies and a falling pound. The FTSE 100, closed at an all-time high on Wednesday, up by 0.54% to end the day at 7,106.08. Mike van Dulken, Head of Research at Accendo Markets, joined Share Radio to discuss.
Sue Dougan is joined in the studio by web editor at MoneySuperMarket.com Kevin Pratt. On the agenda today they look at the state of Britain's aging railways as well as our spending trends from 2016. Plus what to do with any unwanted Christmas gifts. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. It’s the last episode of the year and we’re looking back on the biggest financial stories we’ve seen in 2016- the year of the unexpected. In June in a poll defying result Britain voted by 52% to leave the EU. Since then Brexit has been a nearly constant presence in the headlines being blamed for everything from disappearing marmite to an abandoned sequel to the Mrs Brown’s Boys film. The surprises didn’t stop with Brexit though. Across the pond billionaire TV personality Donald Trump beat the odds to win the US Presidential Election. Looking back on the year Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce. Also on the agenda they look at the ongoing woes of Britain’s housing market, the never ending story of the new plastic fiver and the third big surprise of 2016, Leicester City winning the Premier League.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Retail expert Vix Leyton. Today on the agenda, they discuss our shopping habits despite a turbulent economic year, fire-prone tumble dryers and give a reasonable excuse for late tax returns you may avoid a fine. All these stories and more on The News Review.
As Christmas approaches many families will be spending several days in each other’s company. Now this could mean peace love and harmony, but in reality will probably mean a few rows. Roman Tagoe, head of content at music site Deezer rather optimistically thinks one way to soothe family feuds around the Christmas table is via music especially festive classics, as he told Share's Melanie Wray.
Georgie Frost hears why one Muslim-owned restaurant, Shish in Sidcup is promising to give elderly and homeless people a free three-course dinner on Christmas Day so ‘no one eats alone’. The man who came up with the idea is manager Irfan Genc and spoke to Georgie on the line.
The British medical funding firm, Assured Fertility, believes recent advances in IVF, have made this offer possible. Georgie finds out about a company specialising in In Vitro fertilisation - commonly known as IVF - is offering a ‘baby or your money back’ scheme which has no age cut off. To find out more, Georgie Frost was joined by the company's fertility specialist James Armitage.