It's time once again for This is Money. Editor Simon Lambert and personal finance editor Rachel Rickard-Strauss join Georgie in the studio to discuss the biggest stories they've been looking at this week. On our show today; What has gone so wrong for BHS and Austin Reed? And one year on from its record high, the UK’s headline FTSE 100 Index has fallen by around 10%...What happened?
All this and more on This is Money, presented in partnership with NS&I.
For thousands of years, gold has been used as money, and a haven in times of financial uncertainty. And if you want an argument for buying some as a hedge against disaster, look no further than the US portfolio manager James Rickards. His new book: "The New Case For Gold", explains why he thinks the gold price will rise to $10,000 an ounce.
Shareholders have been turning on the bosses of some of the FTSE’s biggest names in anger over fat cat pay. In one of the most significant results of the shareholder spring revolt so far, engineering firm Weir Group lost a plan to bring in a lucrative share deal for its top executives. Financial journalist Cherry Reynard discusses the recent revolts.
Eight leading economists have weighed into the referendum debate, arguing that the UK would be economically better off outside the EU.
One of those economists is Ryan Bourne, Head of Public Policy at the Institute of Economic Affairs. He joins Ed Mitchell of Investment Perspectives to discuss further.
A group of eight leading Economists led by Professor Patrick Minford and Dr. Gerard Lyons have recently launched a campaign, Economists for Brexit which makes the economic case for leaving the EU.
To examine their economic arguments Ed Mitchell is joined by John Springford, Senior Research Fellow at the centre for European Reform.
The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, moving the focus to the next Federal Open Market Committee meeting in June. But the latest FOMC statement is little changed from the last one, and provides no strong clue about the likely decision at the June meeting. So when can we expect an interest rate hike? Richard de Meo, Founder & MD of corporate forex broker Foenix Partners, offered his views.
We all know weddings can cost a packet for the couple tying the knot, but did you know that on average it costs the guests even more? That's according to research by Hitched.co.uk. The average amount of money spent on a wedding -from sending out the invitations to jetting off on the honeymoon- is a staggering £36,000. Caroline Hendry, editor of Hitched.co.uk, joins Georgie Frost
Joining Georgie Frost today on the Consuming Issues News Review, Deborah Hargreaves, founder of the High Pay Centre. Top on the agenda, BHS crisis, state pension, US interest rates and Facebook. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio
Retail sales fell at the fastest pace over the last year since January 2012, thats according to the CBI's latest monthly Distributive Trends Survey. Analysts had hoped to see a pick up in growth in the sector and the figures come in the same week as high street retailers BHS and Austin Reed entered administration. Joining Juliette Foster to shed more light on this research is Anna Leach, Head of Economic Analysis at the CBI.
Share Radio's Patrick Jones catches up with our man in Hong Kong, Finbarr Bermingham, Asia Editor of the Global Trade Review, to talk about the future for the Chinese economy considering it's colossal debt levels, collaboration between global banks and what is the 'ISDS' clause within TTIP?