BP has released its first quarter results today, revealing that - on a replacement cost basis - it's gone back in the black. Is this all down to the recently rising oil price or are other factors at play? For more on this and the day's corporate news, Ed Bowsher spoke to Dan Thomas, Deputy Companies Editor at the Financial Times.
Data released today shows strong UK PMIs for manufacturing, up from 54.2 to 57.3 in April, beating out analysts expectations. Euro-Area manufacturing was also on the up, growing from 56.2 to 56.7. To discuss the causes behind this and more of the day's big macro news, Ed Bowsher was joined by Mike van Dulken, Head of Research at Accendo Markets.
Georgie Frost is joined by financial heavy weights Lindsay Cook and Andy Webb. This week they take on the malfunctioning smart meters charging people as much as seven times their normal bill. Plus why insurance companies are getting the sucker punch this week and is it really a good idea to pay off your student debt?
Over the weekend streaming giant Netflix has been held to ransom by hackers who released ten episodes of hit series Orange is the New Black after their demands went unmet. So do cyber security threats such as this really represent a growing risk to the entertainment industry? Share Radio's Tom Hill joined Georgie Frost in the studio to explain more.
How will UK tech start-ups fare post-Brexit and can the country still become a European equivalent of Silicon Valley? Georgie Frost meets Gordon & Eden- a leading specialist in recruiting digital and technology executives and part of the Leap 100 list of fastest growing companies.
We just checked in with Chermaine Samphire -whose site is : chammyirl.co.uk. - but there are about 100 experts in the UK money blogger community. But who are the people behind the Twitter Handles. Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Kalpana Fitzpatrick, whose blog is Mummy Money Matters.
it's time to check in with the UK Money blogger community fresh from their Monday Twitter chat. Now every week, around 100 experts in all, take to the social media site to kick off the week and share experiences, tips and questions on anything money related. Last night they discussed getting your finances ready for the summer. Joining me now is Chammy Samphire -whose site is: chammyIRL.co.uk
On Company Casebook this week we're meeting Crowd for Angels to find out all about the business of running a crowd-funding platform. Fewer than one in ten of the companies wanting to raise funds via their platform get accepted. We'll be finding out how they choose which companies to help, and why increasingly they favour loans over equity as a way of helping small businesses get off the ground.
Today on the agenda, Georgie Frost and Deborah Hargreaves, Founding Director of High Pay centre and former Business Editor of the Guardian discussed how women on low incomes are being offered IVF treatment at no cost - IF they agree to give away half of the healthy eggs they produce. Plus they look into why the proportion of high-earning women hasn't changed for six years. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Theresa May has dismissed as "Brussels gossip" an account of a dinner with EC President Jean-Claude Juncker, published in a German newspaper. The pair reportedly clashed over Mrs May's desire to make Brexit "a success" and whether the issue of protecting the rights of expat UK and EU nationals could be agreed as early as June. The Frankfurter Allgemeine claims Mr Juncker said: "I leave... 10 times more sceptical than I was before."