It's English wine week! The tradition of wine making in England is not so well known as other countries. But apparently the English climate and soil, especially in the south, is great for wine grape-growing. We are also well known for our sparkling wine. Julia Trustram Eve, from English Wine Producers, and Julia Stafford, from The Wine Pantry, join Georgie to discuss all things wine.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is holding its next ministerial meeting on Thursday in Vienna. Some analysts expect OPEC members to constrain supplies and raise the world price of oil, but others aren't expecting much to change at all. So what can we expect? Matt Cox has been speaking to Kevin Baxter, Global Commodities Spot News Editor at the Wall Street Journal, to find out.
Two lonely London mothers who craved adult conversation have created a location-based app for mums with children of the same age to meet up. More than 5,000 London mothers signed up to the free app in the first few weeks. The founders of the app, Katie Massie Taylor & Sarah Hesz, joined Georgie to discuss why the app was created and how it impacts mothers’ lives.
Challenger banks were hailed as the answer to the UK's troubled banking industry, forcing competition and making existing providers work harder to keep and win customers. These so-called challenger banks are keen to break into the market, to shake it up in a similar manner to the way we've seen small energy firms take on the 'big six' power companies. One of them is POCKIT, and their CEO and Founder, Virraj Jatania, joined Georgie to explain how they can break into the banks' top four.
Sara Benwell, digital editor for Pensions Insight and Engaged Investor magazines, joins Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, Volkswagen pre-tax profits have fallen, a government inquiry will look into occupational pension schemes, EasyJet to introduce a cut-off point and much more. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
Last week it emerged that Tata Steel was considering keeping its UK steelmaking arm, after putting the loss-making business up for sale in March. The development has raised further hopes that the Port Talbot plant can be saved and David Blackaby, Professor of Economics at Swansea University, looked at why a U-turn is being considered.
Marie-Hélène Ferguson, Principal at the London School of Etiquette, talked etiquette for the business traveller. New research has revealed just how confident we are at meeting new people and our biggest faux pas when abroad. So what mistakes do we make, what are our biggest fears and is etiquette important today both at home and abroad?
Today the founders of Money Fight Club -Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn- enter the ring to talk about supermarkets and retail sales tactics. This comes after Asda has been ordered by the advertising watchdog to ensure future sales promotions don’t mislead us about how much we are saving. This was after they had given a written a commitment to alter its promotions, just days ago. It’s not just supermarkets though, with all retailers looking for the best way to get consumers money.
In this episode of The World This Week, Rita teams up with Mashable to investigate what's behind this week's spurt of ShareHold-er ECO Activism with science editor, Andrew Freedman. Fiona Norman speaks to Greek financial crisis expert, Thanos Dimadis, to find out how unlocking a €10.3bn bail out loan will help in easing the countries financial debt pile. We look at why tech companies are in the top five list in the world with the most cash in the bank, and how the value of sterling has been extremely volatile this year and what link this may have with Brexit fears.
It's a Bank Holiday weekend, it's half term, so maybe your thoughts have turned to holidays? Or perhaps you're heading off for a short break - encouraged by the fact that the pound is so high against the Euro! For many of us, holidays can cost more than we bargained for once you've added in insurance, foreign currency, a hire car and meals out. And so today Sarah Pennells is joined by Brenna Holeman, a travel blogger at This Battered Suitcase, Alex Edwards from price comparison site GoCompare, and David Else from Lonely Planet, to talk about how to make your money go further.