Sales at Primark rose 21% last year - but what did this mean for Primark's owner, Associated British Foods? For this and the day's biggest company moves including house builder Persimmon, Trinity Mirror and Direct Line, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Ken Odeluga, market analyst at City Index.
The London Stock Exchange's big merger with its German counterpart, Deutsche Boerse, appears to be over - but what's finally pushed it over the edge? And the pound has dropped on fears of another Scottish independence referendum. For more on the day's key economic stories, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Alastair McCaig from Fern Wealth.
When it comes to security we're used to measures such as window locks and burglar alarms but worrying numbers of us are falling short when it comes cyber safety. Despite the high levels of cyber crime we're seeing many don't even take basic measures like changing passwords regularly or using up to date anti-vrius software. Currently the Government is trying to tackle this with new campaigns from Cyber Aware, as well as setting up the new National Cyber Security Centre. To find out more Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to Detective Inspector Danny Lawrence and email hacking victim Alison Marriott.
If you have hopes for an early retirement you might want to check how much you're contributing to your pension each month. New research suggests the minimum contributions may not be enough however there is some good news as even small extra contributions can make a big difference overtime. To talk through the figures Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to Former Pensions Minister and Director of Policy at Royal London, Steve Webb.
According to a research, two thirds of Brits can't tell when a website is safe or not, and more than a quarter worry about it - and so stick to reputable websites when shopping. Share Radio reporter Sara Macham spoke to Fabrizio Fantini, Co-Founder of online shopping expert Expressly.
We're just a few days away from March 1st and that means the new '17' registration plate. If you're thinking of buying a new car, what kind of car should you buy and how should you pay for it? That's what we're discussing in today's programme. Joining Sarah Pennells are Faith Archer who's a freelance personal finance journalist, Amanda Stretton who's from comparison website Confused.com and Stuart Milne who's editor of carbuyer.co.uk.
Do you have a cash ISA? Government figures show that cash ISAs are one financial product that's more popular among women than men. These savings accounts pay interest without tax taken off - and, although a bit of the gloss has been taken off them in the last year or so because of tax changes to savings and low interest rates, many women still have them. And from April there will be a new ISA - a LISA or lifetime ISA. Sarah Pennells was joined by Helen Saxon, chief product analyst at Money Saving Expert, Harry Rose, editor of Which? Money and by Claire Walsh, who's head of advice at Unbiased.
Sarah Pennells was joined by Deborah Hargreaves, Founding Director of High Pay centre and former Business Editor of the Guardian. Today on the agenda, they discussed the relaunch of the Nokia 3310, after 17 years. Plus they look into why O2 unveiling their plans for a new voice recognition technology, to encourage people to speak to a new artificially intelligent robot rather than contact its call centres.. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Six in ten British workers have had a relationship with a co-worker. A research conducted by employment law experts Slater and Gordon has found that 70% of those who've been romantically involved with a colleague have suffered professionally as a result, with women and junior staff members suffering the most. Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to employment lawyer Harriet Bowtell to find out more.
Glassdoor, a website which allows employees to review companies and their management, has compiled a list of some of the strangest questions job seekers might face in job interviews. Our reporter Anviksha Patel spoke to career trends analyst Joe Wiggins from Glassdoor to find out more.
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