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.
Time once again for the Consuming Issues news review, with Georgie Frost and is joined by Digital Editor of Pensions Insight and Engaged Investor, Sara Benwel. And today, they look at the days top story - Lloyds have said they are going to is cut 3,000 jobs and close 200 branches to cut costs. Elsewhere, EDF is due to make its final investment decision on nuclear power station at Hinkley Point. And, British Gas profits took a big tumble as they lost nearly half a million customers. All this and more, on Consuming Issues, every day from 9am to Midday, right here on Share Radio.
Retail sales volumes have declined more rapidly in July than at any time in the last four years, according to a survey by the CBI. The British Retail Consortium said jobs were being shed in the months leading up to the referendum. To analyse the findings of the survey, Richard Perks, Retail Analyst at Mintel, joined Nigel Cassidy and Paul Sedgwick.
Owen Smith, The MP, challenging Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership of the Labour party, has been in Rotherham today outlining what he would do if he was elected leader of the party. His proposals include scrapping zero hours contracts and increasing NHS spending. Meanwhile a new poll shows the Conservatives have a 12-point lead over the Labour party.
Joining Juliette Foster to discuss these and other developments on the political front is Mike Indian, Senior Political Analyst at De Havilland.
In the aftermath of her death Jo Cox's ideals have inspired the birth of a new political movement. "More United", which takes its name from a phrase in her parliamentary maiden speech, rejects extremism and aims to give a voice to tolerant people throughout the UK.
Juliette Foster, host of Investment Perspectives was joined in the studio by Dr Clare Gerada of More United who's a convener for the organisation and also a former chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
This is our latest Small Cap Investor segment, this week with Lord Lee of Trafford, Britain's first Isa millionaire.
He sat down with our Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher and they began by discussing what impact brexit has had on the stock market so far.
Ed Bowsher is away on holiday this week so we have dipped into the archives to bring you some of the best bits from our earliest Crowdfunders shows.
In the first part of the show, Ed spoke to Angus Dent from ArchOver and Mike Baliman from the London Fintech Podcast on why the P2P/crowdfunding sector had taken off.
In the second part, Ed looked at risk, for savers and lenders across a range of crowdfunding tools. His guests were Angus Dent of Archover, David Stephenson of AltFi & Chris Sier from Finnexis.
Dan Hodges, Political Commentator at the Mail on Sunday, discussed the latest in the world of politics. History has been made in America, after Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated as a presidential candidate. And it's emerged one of the terrorists who attacked a French church was under surveillance by intelligence agents.
Amazon is going to start testing its drone delivery service, with the UK government’s help. Its flying robots will revolutionise how deliveries are made, but some experts have raised concerns around privacy and security. Matt Cox spoke to tech consultant and journalist Chris Green, to find out more.
Time once again for the Consuming Issues news review, with Georgie Frost and is joined by Kevin Pratt from Moneysupermarket.com. And today, they look at the big story of the day - where the GDP for the second quarter of the year picked up by 0.6% - but why was this? Also on the show, southern rail could be hit by more striker. And, Apple's iPhone sales have dropped for a second quarter in a row. All this and more, on Consuming Issues, every day from 9am to Midday, right here on Share Radio.