Alex Lydall, Senior 360 FX Dealer at corporate forex broker Foenix Partners, joined Morning Money’s Directors’ Briefing sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, to discuss retail sales and the post-Brexit impact thus far. Alex also discusses last week’s FOMC Statement and the ongoing outlook of US rate hikes this year.
British households remain confident in the rising value of their homes, even after the vote to leave the European Union.
That's according to Knight Frank's Sentiment Report, which shows 15% of homeowners surveyed by Knight Frank believed the price of their own house had risen last month... more than the ratio who believed house prices had fallen.
Grainne Gilmore, head of Knight Frank UK Residential Research joined the team to discuss further.
Another piece of post-Brexit economic data may give us a better scope of how Brexit has affected the UK: Public sector borrowing figures may suggest a deterioration of the Government's finances in the months to come.
Chris Hare, Economist at Investec, joined the Morning Money team to discuss what this new information means.
The future of British farming is in question post-Brexit. Farmers received £2.1 billion from direct subsidies from the EU in 2015, making up 55% of farmers' total incomes last year. So what's next for British Farming, and what needs to be done to secure its future? Matt Cox spoke to Guy Smith, Vice President of the National Farmer's Union.
Bookmaker William Hill has rejected a £3.16bn takeover offer from online operator 888 and casino giant Rank. The bid, in shares and cash, was called "highly opportunistic" by Gareth Davis, chairman of William Hill, who said it did not reflect its true value. Gambling industry strategist and consultant, Steve Donoughue, discussed the deal.
The Quarto Group is a leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group, and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. On the day of its 2016 half year report, company CEO Marcus Leaver joined Share Radio Morning Money to assess his company’s performance and set out their future aims.
The Competition and Markets Authority has unveiled a package of measures to "shake up retail banking for years to come". To discuss the measures, James Sherwin-Smith, CEO of Growth Street, which started the APR4SMEs campaign earlier this year, joined Morning Money’s Directors’ Briefing sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
The world's largest arts festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, has begun. Yet, the Fringe Festival isn't the only event to have kicked off this weekend in the city. The Edinburgh International Festival and Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are among many to have begun. So what do these festivals bring to the city's economy? Joe Aldridge spoke with James McVeigh, Head of Marketing and Innovation at Festivals Edinburgh, to find out.
Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are on the rise, so the debate in central banks is how to tackle digital money. Central banks certainly could enter this market, but would it be the right thing to do? Matt Cox has been hearing from monetary innovation specialist, Garrick Hileman.
The FTSE 250 lender, Virgin Money, saw 35% wiped off its share value after Britain voted to leave the EU, that in spite of a record first quarter. On the day of the company's half-year results, Dr Ronan Lynch, Director of the Global Knowledge Centre at the banking consultancy Lafferty Group, was on hand to discuss the numbers and the performance of challenger banks in general.