Naomi Smith is London First's Europe Director. She leads their campaigning work to stay in the EU and joins Ed Mitchell on the line. The Tata steel story comes at a time of intensifying debate about the future of the UK in Europe. The questions were bound to be raised.. would Brexit help Britain's steel industry and does membership of the EU cause the problems in the first place? Naomi offers her analysis.
There are many aspects and huge ramifications associated with the Tata steel saga but at the heart of the matter is selling the right quality steel, at the right price, to the right customer in the right place. Given that the UK, or indeed other European producers, will never be able to compete with the giant producers of China. The Focus may have to be on niche, high end production. For his views, Ed Mitchell of Investment Perspectives is joined on the line by Dominic King, Head of Policy at UK steel, the trade association for the British steel industry.
David Buik, Panmure Gordon's renowned business commentator, explained the main reason for the company's 'huge loss'. In a frank interview, David told Nigel Cassidy and Louise Cooper how regulation on goodwill was the major factor.
Boeing, the world's largest plane manufacturer, plans to cut thousands of jobs. So is this a sign that Boeing, and even the wider aerospace sector, is in trouble? Matt Cox spoke to aviation expert Julian Bray who offered his thoughts on the situation.
Once again, it's time for This Is Money. Editor Simon Lambert and Product Editor Laura Whitcombe from the award-winning site join Georgie Frost in the studio to discuss the biggest financial stories of the week. And of course, it's almost tax-time, and are you ready? Then, how to make sure your nest egg is secure and thriving. And finally, it's time for our Easter sweets taste-test, which of the supermarkets will come out on top?
This is Crowdfunders, the show that covers the fast-growing world of alternative finance.
In today's show, Ed Bowsher speaks to a new debt crowdfunding platform which plans to raise money for renewable energy projects and a range of other businesses too, plus much more.
Brazil is due to present its budget, but with GDP forecasts due to shrink by 4% for the second consecutive year, and the unemployment rate rising sharply, the country is struggling to deal with the end of the commodity boom. The biggest party in congress has now also voted to abandon President Dilma Rousseff’s ruling coalition. Robert Van Egghen looked into the country's struggles.