Each year the International Energy Agency publishes reports that forecast market trends and developments for the next five years concerning the primary energy sources for global markets: oil, coal, gas and renewable energy efficiency. On the day of its mid-term gas market report, William Powell, Editor-In-Chief at Gas industry news site Natural Gas Europe, joined Sarah Lowther and Chris Bailey to discuss.
Speakers at the RICS UK Conference are due to discuss future cityscapes and how technology can help, as analysts worry that our cities won't be prepared for the needs of generations to come, unless fast action or rigorous planning takes place. Futurologist Dr Simon Moores, explained what needs to happen to future proof a city.
Sara Benwell Digital Editor at Newsquest Specialist Media, joins Sarah Pennells in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, Billing errors mean almost 4 million UK energy customer have been overcharged, Dominic Chappell to appear in front of MPs over the BHS liquidation, Vodafone has been named the UK's most valuable brand and much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
The Greek financial crisis may have gone quiet for the time being but an economic drama on an equally large scale is being played out in Ghana and Mozambique. Both countries are languishing under the weight of multi - billion Dollar debt mountains, currency depreciations and the drying up of foreign investment. As major creditors struggle to find a way of making both economies sustainable, its ordinary people who are left to cope with the fallout of rising food and living costs...a consequence of high borrowing and economic mismanagement. Tim Jones of the Jubilee Debt Campaign joins Juliette Foster in the studio along with Professor John Weeks, Share Radio's regular economics commentator.
With two and a half weeks to go before Britain votes in the June 23rd referendum on EU membership, the mood on the streets is more like confusion than euphoria. With both sides accusing each other of lies and exaggeration, it's hardly surprising that some people still don't know which way to vote. For many the problem is seperating EU fact from EU fiction...and knowing where to go for impartial analysis. Author and academic Chris Bickerton may have the answer in his new book "The European Union: A Citizens Guide", which tells you everything you ever wanted to know about the EU without telling you which way to vote. Chris Bickerton joins Juliette Foster in the studio.
Hannah Maundrell Editor in Chief and Head of Content at Money.co.uk, joins Ed Bowsher in the studio to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, middle-class families in money trouble as they would need to borrow to pay an unexpected bill of £500, Mike Ashley faces MPs as he tries to defend his 'good name', the Gatwick expansion would save consumers money plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
Kully Samra, Managing Director at Charles Schwab, discussed the US economy ahead of the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, after the recent non-farm data release. Janet Yellen, the Chair of the US Fed, said that the tone was “fundamentally solid, but laced with uncertainty”, in a speech in Philadelphia indicating that the next rate cut has been kicked further down the road.
The latest spending data from Barclaycard shows that consumer spending jumped 3.6% in May, after weak figures in March and April. But what are the reasons behind this? Paul Lockstone, Managing Director from Barclaycard, joined to discuss.
It's time for another session with Money Fight Club! This week, Ed Bowsher is sparring with financial heavyweights Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn on how Financial stress is causing 17.5m lost working hours a year, how most online clothes shoppers send something back, and how retirement homes are great for builders but not so much for buyers.