Retailer Debenhams has launched a new turnaround strategy, including shutting just over 5% of its stores and cutting jobs at its warehouses. Ed Bowsher spoke to Richard J Hunter, Head of Research at Wilson King Investment Management, to analyse the new plans for the brand, and more of the latest company news.
With the General Election on June 8th is still dominating political news headlines, Ed Bowsher spoke to Matt Singh, founder of Number Cruncher Politics, to get his take on initial election predictions and more as politicians hit the campaign trail.
Shares in Unilever have had a good run since the failed takeover bid from Kraft-Heinz in February. Today, the company's Q1 statement revealed turnover was up 6% - but are the numbers good enough to justify the share price? For this and more of the day's big macro news stories, Ed Bowsher was joined by Rachel Winter, Senior Investment Manager at Killik and Co.
Start-up businesses are seeking more support in search of success. Research shows that the network of accelerators and incubators sought by start-ups is growing, surprisingly outside of London. To find out more, our reporter Anviksha Patel spoke to Chris Haley, Head of startups and new technology research at Nesta.
More and more millennials are turning to the internet to manage their money. That's according to research by Zurich UK- which found that 15% of millennials are turning to search engines, such as Google, instead of seeking professional financial advice.
Today on the agenda, Georgie Frost and David Braithwaite from Citrus Financial Management discussed why Britain is losing up to £1bn a year in VAT because of fraud or error by sellers using online marketplaces. Plus they look into the biggest broadband companies failing to beat their smaller competitors on service. All these stories and more on The News Review.
According to various research, Donald Trump's election as the US President has caused almost a third of Brits to steer clear of the country as a holiday destination. Alongside this the pound to US dollar exchange rate has not helped matters.
And they're off. Latest polls carried out in last two days gives Tories 24 point lead over Labour.
the Labour leader will make his first big speech of the campaign later - insisting the result's not a "foregone conclusion". Jeremy Corbyn is promising 'not to play by the rules' of the establishment - if he's elected prime minister in June.
Rising food and fuel prices are putting pressure on firms operating in the UK supply chain, according to research from an insolvency firm. Begbies Traynor says almost 22,000 firms were facing "significant financial distress" in sectors such as logistics and wholesale - up by a quarter in the past 12 months.