The Investment Trust Show brought to you in association with Henderson Global Investors. This week we're heading east to track down the best investment opportunities. Is China a good place given ongoing concerns about its growth prospects, and what about Japan? After the latest stimulus package by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will investors finally be rewarded for years of perseverance? Juliette is joined in the studio by Mike Kerley of Henderson Global Investors and James Carthew Head of Research and Director at Marten & Co.
Georgie Frost is joined by Kevin Pratt, editor at MoneySuperMarket.com. Today they discuss the latest trends in UK house prices as well as the importance of travel insurance when holidaying abroad . Keeping with the theme of property they also talk about bad neighbours and the effect this can have on property values. All this and other stories on the News Review.
Jack Sommers, of the Huffington Post UK, talked about the biggest stories in the world of politics. The GMB has backed Owen Smith's Labour leadership campaign, at the same time as a High Court challenge continues over the party’s leadership contest. And there’s more controversy surrounding the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.
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.
It's time for our weekly slot with Money Saving Expert. This week, Eesha Mohindra joins Georgie Frost to discuss car insurance before moving onto debt management and a new balance transfer card. Finally, there’s a roundup of the latest deals from Money Saving Expert.
This is Crowdfunders, the show that covers the fast-growing world of alternative finance with Share Radio's Senior Analyst, Ed Bowsher. In this edition: A closer look at a platform which is opening parts of the bond market which have previously been closed off to private investors, that's WiseAlpha and it's CEO Rezaah Ahmad, and whether the base rate cut from the BoE is going to seriously affect the peer to peer lending market.
Georgie Frost is joined by Harrison Kelly from TSB. Today they look at the ongoing strike by Southern Rail workers and the potential for a return to work. With more than a third of people under 35 saying they regret going to university because of their debts they also discuss whether university is worth the cost. Elsewhere they find out what happens to the drinks bottles confiscated by airport security. All this and other stories on the News Review.
Though Italy and it's banking crisis (specifically Monte Dei Paschi) has been the central focus of concerns over the stability of Eurozone financial institutions recently, Portugal is also facing serious issues, as what some are calling an ongoing banking 'crisis' — not quite equal to the one in Italy, but significant nonetheless, dominate people's thinking in the Iberian state. Share Radio's Patrick Jones investigates.
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.