Tesco has pulled more than half of Heineken's beers and ciders from its shelves, after the brewing giant threatened to hike prices following the Brexit vote. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Gaurav Sharma, Business Editor at the International Business Times.
Wall Street's had its worst day since President Trump's election - the flagship S&P 500 index fell 1.2%, which had ramifications for the FTSE today. Chris Justham, relationship manager at Seven Investment Management, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on this and the day's major economic news.
UK-based airlines may be forced to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes, that's according to EU officials. A report by the House of Lords EU Internal Market Committee found that the aviation industry could be badly affected if UK left the EU with no deal and reverted to World Trade Organisation rules. John Grant, Senior Analyst at the aviation data specialists, OAG, joined us to discuss.
On today's Emerging Opportunities: cooperation in opening its nuclear facilities to international inspectors had brought Iran to the brink of ending decades of economic sanctions - opening investors to opportunities in one of the world's leading oil producing economies, with an active stock exchange and consumer population. What does the future hold for Iran?
Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister Martin McGuinness has died at the age of 66. Once a commander in the IRA, he later took on a crucial role in negotiating the peace process as deputy leader of Sinn Féin - but what's his legacy? Plus Labour's underlying civil war takes a fresh turn. The Independent's chief political commentator John Rentoul joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on the day's big political stories.
Upmarket tonic water brand Fever-Tree has seen its shares fall despite its profits more than doubling. Plus betting company 888 posts strong full-year results while housebuilder Bellway raises its dividend. For analysis on the day's top company stories, Paul Sedgwick, Head of Investments at Frank Investments, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
The UK's inflation rate jumped in February to 2.3%, according to the Office for National Statistics, placing it above the Bank of England's 2% target rate for CPI inflation. Will inflation peak higher than the 2.8% predicted in 2018? Plus the Bank of England's chief economist Andy Haldane says mediocrity in UK business is to blame for the productivity crisis - is he right? John Barrass, Deputy Chief Executive of the Wealth Management Association, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to analyse these stories and more.
Inflation is up more than expected - the consumer price index rose to 2.3%, up from 1.8% in January, and is now higher than the Bank of England's target of 2%. But what does this mean for consumers and savers? And where might there be profits in the current climate? Calum Bennie at Scottish Friendly joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to explain.
Is London 'cheap' now? The capital no longer ranks among the world's most expensive cities in a key survey, dropping from 6th to 24th, its lowest position in 20 years. For more on the Worldwide Cost of Living report from The Economist Intelligence Unit, survey editor Jon Copestake spoke with Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
This week on Company Casebook we're meeting two of the three founders of Mindful Chef - a healthy eating box distribution service where customers get everything they need to make a nutritious meal, delivered straight to their doorstep. The founders all hail from Devon and they went to school together. Since starting the business two years ago they've shipped over 350,000 boxes around the UK and are turning over currently £2.7 million. As well as making cooking videos for YouTube they've also published a cookbook - published this week. In the early days they were packing the boxes themselves then delivering them in what they call a Del Boy Trotter Van - so they've come quite a way.... as they've been telling Linda Lewis on Company Casebook.
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