Yesterday brought the latest UK inflation figures, which came in at 1.8% - the highest for two and half years. Right on cue a report has been released by GfK, a market research institute, looked into consumer attitudes to prices. They asked about views of how prices have developed over the last 12 months, and expectations for the next 12 months. Joining Nigel in the studio is Joe Staton, Head of Market Dynamics at GfK to give his analysis.
UK inflation rose to a 31-month high of 1.8 percent in January, up from 1.6 percent in December. But is wage growth keeping up with inflation? Samuel Tombs, Chief Economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on this.
The Greek economy suffered an unexpected contraction at the end of last year, shrinking 0.4% in the last quarter. It means that if the EU and the IMF can't agree on a new debt plan next week, there's a danger that Greece won't be able to pay its next debt repayment in July.
So what does it mean for the troubled Mediterranean country? Ed Bowsher was joined by European affairs analyst Yannis Koutsomitis for more.
UK inflation for January is up to 1.8%, the highest rate since June 2014, as the pound remains weak. For more on this, John Barrass, Deputy Chief Executive of the Wealth Management Association, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
With the array of websites and apps on offer more and more people are turning to technology to find love. As a result the dating economy is booming with one survey from TSB suggesting it contributes 14.5 billion pounds to the UK economy every year. To find out more Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Nicola Forsyth from TSB and serial dater Louise Yearnshire about the research.
On Track Record with Sue Dougan today: Savings expert and head of communications at Scottish Friendly, Calum Bennie. Sue talks to Calum about his father’s work ethic, about working in marketing for a tour company to get his career underway, before embarking on a financial career with Britannia Life and onward to Scottish Friendly. His musical choices include The Smiths, Kate Bush and Crowded House - and you can hear an extended version this Saturday from midday, download it from the Share Radio website or iTunes.
Financial heavyweights, Lindsay Cook and James Walker from Resolver join Georgie in the studio. It's February 14th and whilst many will be celebrating Valentine's Day today - we decided to look at what happens when things turn out less than rosy, divorce. Rates in Britain are still the highest in Europe - so how can you protect yourself and your finances? On a more positive note we'll also be finding out which bank is winning the Golden Gloves this week plus how to get the best hotel room for your money.
Rolls-Royce has recorded a £4.6bn loss as the aero-engine firm absorbs the effect of its £671m settlement with regulators for past bribery and corruption. It is also battling a weaker pound. Alongside this Rolls-Royce reported plans to launch its first fleet of crewless ships by 2020. The move has been criticised by workers' unions and analysts, who have voiced concerns over the impact on jobs and the reduction in protection from privacy. Joining Nigel Cassidy to discuss the trials and tribulations of Rolls-Royce is Gaurav Sharma, Business Editor with the International Business Times.
Long-term incentive programs for FTSE bosses could be on the way out - reports from the FT say one-tenth of top companies will ditch such incentives. David Buik market commentator at Panmure Gordon joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher to explain the story.
Co-op Bank is up for sale - why has the bank moved now and how can its ethical culture be retained? For more on this and the day's big market stories Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Ken Odeluga, market analyst at City index.