Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. On the agenda today, they discuss the big story - Three has admitted to a major cyber-security breach which could put the personal data of millions of customers at risk. Elsewhere, Tesco are on the attack as there boss says suppliers should not use the weak pound as an excuse to raise prices. Plus, retail sales rose at their fastest annual rate in 14 years in October. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen has insisted she will serve her full term until 2018, despite criticism of her and Fed policy by president-elect Donald Trump. However, while Ms Yellen may be staying put, Fed-watchers fear the next President could still remake the organisation in his own image with vacancies on the FOMC board waiting to be filled. Robert Van Egghen spoke to editorial fellow at the Peterson Institute and former Federal Reserve correspondent at the Wall Street Journal, Pedro da Costa, to find out how much of a threat Trump poses to the Fed's independence.
It’s been ten days since US voters went to the polls. And it certainly turned the financial world upside down. We've already heard about the perils of kneejerk reactions among investors, and it’s also an opportunity for some in the market to drive product sales by devising investment "themes". But which should be followed? To help cut through the noise at the end of another eventful financial week, David Miller, Executive Director of Quilter Cheviot, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
There's life left on the UK High Street. UK retail sales rose at their fastest annual rate in 14 years in October. But retailers really can’t afford to have a bad Christmas as it’s the time of year when most of their money is made. Richard Perks is a Retail analyst at Mintel, and he joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss those strong figures, whilst also looking ahead to Black Friday and Christmas trading.
With ‘European Week for Waste Reduction’ approaching, questions are being asked about where Britain stands among the other 27 member states, especially now Brexit has thrown volatility into the mix regarding our rules and regulations. To speak about all things waste, and how the UK needs to move onto a more sustainable path, Matt Cox spoke to Professor Margaret Bates, President of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management.
A US interest rate rise could come "relatively soon" according to Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen. Speaking to the Joint Economic Committee, Yellen signalled she was confident that jobs data and inflation would continue to support plans for a rate rise, with some analysts expecting one as soon as December. But is this the right time, so soon after the US election and with President-elect Trump's policies still uncertain? Matt Cox spoke to Colin Cieszynski, Chief Market Analyst at CMC Markets Toronto, to find out more.
Awareness for new businesses are being celebrated all over the world. Bootcamps and mentoring are being offered as part of entrepreneurship week, which is designed to help new people start new businesses. Former Apprentice runner-up and Business Consultant Yazmina Siadatan joins Georgie on the line.
Almost half of marriage end in divorce. Many of those are left struggling to pay their legal bills. So how you and your wallet get through it? Well, Georgie was joined studio is P.A Ross - writer of How to Profit From Your Divorce. He's written his own account based on his own divorce, and managing his finances in the following years.
When doing your shopping, do you like listening to the Christmas tunes and get you in the festive mood? if not, don't worry, you're not alone. Marks & Spencer's are to abolish piped music in its 300 stores across Britain. Sainsbury’s and Tesco also now don’t use background music in their branches - apart from over the festive period. But why have they done this? Pipedown says it's annoying and creates hearing problems. So Georgie spoke to Nigel Rodgers from Pipedown, to find out why.
New research shows that women's bodies are still unfairly portrayed in the media. Messages on TV, film, magazines and social media that can impact the way they feel about themselves. For more information, Mary Glindon, Labour MP for North Tyneside and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image, joined Georgie in on the line and explains the impact the media's portrayal of women is having on their self-esteem, plus the be real campaign.