The Year of the Rooster is upon us, but what does this mean for investment strategies, the markets and industries? Sarah McAllister, Founder of Feng Shui Agency, joined Juliette Foster on Share Radio Breakfast to give her insights on the significance of the Year of the Rooster, and what it means for the business landscape in 2017.
A leaked report seen by the Guardian says The European commission’s Brexit negotiators must strike a workable deal to protect the City of London. The financial centre is seen as critical to the economic health of other countries in the EU. It comes as the governor of the bank of England Mark Carney claimed there were greater short-term risks to the continent than there were to the UK. Share radio's James Brydges spoke to Nicolas Veron, Senior Research Fellow at Bruegel.
Will solid data be enough for the Bank of England to raise interest rates later? The Bank is expected to keep rates at 0.25 percent, as the economy defied the uncertainty that followed the Brexit vote. BOE Governor Mark Carney will announce his decision at mid-day. Share Radio's James Brydges spoke to Vicky Pryce, from the Centre for Economics and Business Research, who explained why she believes that rates will be left where they are.
The face of high-street banking is rapidly changing, given the number of branch closures and the introduction of robo-advisors that are slowly disrupting the industry. Yet when it comes to buying a mortgage or making a large investment, most people prefer face-to-face advice. So, what is the future of banking? Raj V S, Head of Financial Services at the technology firm Syntel, joined Juliette Foster on Share Radio Breakfast to discuss.
Our activity in electronic business, personal and social transactions is not only changing how we live - it also yields significant amounts of data, which is fuelling the digital transformation of business.
"Big Data" has been described as the new oil business in the 21st century.
It's believed data analytics sales will be worth $187 billion dollars a year by 2019.
Share Radio's James Brydges spoke to Craig Tuck, UK Managing Director of Marketing technology business Radium One.
He first gave examples of how big data worked.
Russell Quirk, Founder of the online estate agent Emoov, joined Juliette Foster on Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the latest House Price Index released by the lender Nationwide. The index found house prices rose at their slowest annual rate in more than a year last month.
Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell £2.46 billion pounds worth of North Sea assets to oil exploration firm Chrysaor as part of continuing debt reduction measures.
Shell wants to sell $30bn of assets by 2018 as it seeks to pay off debt following its takeover of BG Group.
The deal represents about half of their 2016 North Sea output.
Share Radio's James Brydges spoke to Gaurav Sharma, Business Editor for the International Business Times UK.
A new jobs report shows salaries are beginning to show signs of improvement after a recent lull. But the research from Adzuna also shows that the number of advertised vacancies is beginning to drop. Becky Barr of Adzuna joined Juliette Foster on Share Radio Breakfast to chat through the statistics.
A survey by the British Chambers of Commerce of 1500 business people has highlighted an interesting reaction to the collapse in the value of the pound since last June's referendum. Over a third of UK firms are planning to invest more in selling abroad over the next five years, despite uncertainties over Brexit. To discuss this further, Anastassia Beliakova, International Affairs Officer at the BCC, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
Rachel Winter, Senior Investment Manager at stockbroker Killik & Co, joined Share Radio Breakfast before and after the market open at 8am, to look at who’s been reporting, how those companies are faring, and how the FTSE has opened.