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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: Is there a risk that inflation falls and then spikes again?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: Is there a risk that inflation falls and then spikes again?
How long before inflation reaches 2% — and could record rainfall send food prices soaring? The new ISA comes in, but will your bank provide access? Plus — Georgie Frost, Simon Lambert and Angharad Carrick discuss how much supermarkets charge for a bag, and what they get out of it. Also — Woodford is back ...
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Angharad Carrick


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Simon Rose

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Foxtons & the Seraphim Space Investment Trust

Simon Rose
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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Foxtons & the Seraphim Space Investment Trust
Neil Shah of Edison Group looks at the 1st quarter trading update from Foxton's which, with a new management team, is undergoing a turnaround. It's a great brand, underpinned by good IT and data. It is a stable business (particularly lettings) with low risk on the downside which might have a great upside if press comments about it being sold are borne out. More esoteric is the Seraphim Space Investment Trust, which invests in companies exposed to the space industry, where the private sector is bringing down the cost of launching items into space. The price has risen, boosted to some extent by the prospect of increased defence spending. But the portfolio is maturing and profitability is coming through from many of its investments. It's a way to get exposure to space through a team of experts.
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Neil Shah


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Back to Black, Civil War & Scoop

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Back to Black, Civil War & Scoop
James Cameron-Wilson welcomes a 7% kick in the box office. #1 is Sam Taylor-Johnson's Amy Winehouse biopic Back to Black with Marisa Abela giving a stunning performance, celebrating her talent while not shying from depicting the reality of addiction. Although James rarely cries in movies, he was exceptionally moved by the film and loved it. He was also impressed by #2 Civil War, a dystopian USA-set thriller that is realistic and timely. An amazing and riveting film which is a great piece of cinema, he feels writer/director Alex Garland is one of our greatest filmmakers. On Netflix, he found Scoop, about Prince Andrew's ill-fated TV interview, to be a cross between The Crown and Spitting Image. He thought it engrossing but had trouble suspending disbelief.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Avoiding kangaroos, various-legged robots & a crow imitating a siren

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Avoiding kangaroos, various-legged robots & a crow imitating a siren
Steve Caplin on the latest tech. VW have developed a kangaroo scarer for cars. A home security device can fire paintballs or tear gas. There's a three-legged robot for asteroid mineral extraction, a two-legged humanoid that can be trained remotely and a drone that can hop on one leg. Skateboards can now be propelled by an expensive broomstick-like device. The Post Office can't tell if its own stamps are counterfeit or not. A crow near a police station can imitate two types of siren. And Elon Music wants to send 1,000 rockets to colonise Mars.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Will Rwanda flights happen, the UK's influence over Israel, the smoking bill & Liz Truss's book

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Will Rwanda flights happen, the UK's influence over Israel, the smoking bill & Liz Truss's book
Political commentator Mike Indian discusses the latest delay in the Rwanda Bill, asking if the flights will ever get off the ground. In the light of Iran's drone and missile attack, he wonders how much influence the UK has, or should seek to exert, over Israel. Is the rebellion over the smoking bill about freedom or manoeuvering for post-election power? And he assesses Liz Truss's book.
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Mike Indian


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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Action required for Default CTF Pay-out

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Action required for Default CTF Pay-out
The core of the problem with unclaimed, adult-owned Child Trust Funds (of which there are over £2 billion waiting to be claimed) is with accounts opened by HMRC. That's why The Share Foundation has proposed a 'default withdrawal at 21' process, based on the young person's National Insurance number. Danny Kruger MP took part in the CTF conference in Westminster on Tuesday 5th March, and two weeks later in a Westminster Hall CTF debate, and supported this initiative which could release £1/4 billion each year to help these young and predominantly low-income young adults. Background music: 'Waiting' by Andrew Langdon

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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: State pension boosted by 8.5% from this week - will it ever become means tested?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: State pension boosted by 8.5% from this week - will it ever become means tested?
Older people received another boost to the state pension this week taking the full rate to over £11,000 a year. This year's increase of 8.5% was thanks to the triple lock commitment - a guarantee the state pension will rise each year by the higher of CPI, wages or 2.5%. What does the future hold? While there is plenty of speculation the state pension may become means tested, in reality it could be incredibly hard to implement. Tanya Jefferies, Georgie Frost, Helen Crane and Lee Boyce talk state pensions – and how they compare to other countries. And sticking on the theme, there is another delay for the Government’s new online state pension top-up service. When will it launch? NS&I has a four-day IT meltdown that makes it a struggle for customers to log-in – and it suggests to one that she may have a ‘time drift.’ What does this bizarre explanation mean? Crane is on the Case once more, this time Eon is in the firing line after it insisted a part-time dance teacher used £95,000 worth of energy … in a month. And who on earth would hold an American Express card in their wallet with an APR 704.6%? Lee has the answer.
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Tanya Jefferies, Helen Crane


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: OK, Cloud (9/4)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: OK, Cloud (9/4)
Google is the latest tech company to host a conference full of AI pronouncements. Asit Sharma and Deidre Woollard discuss why the market is smiling on Alphabet lately, how Google’s announcements show the company’s AI ambitions and what Blackstone might buy next. Then, 17 minutes in, Robert Brokamp interviews Steve Chen, the CEO of NewRetirement, on what savers often miss about retirement. Companies discussed: GOOG, GOOGL, BX, MSFT, AZMN. Host - Deidre Woollard; Guests - Asit Sharma, Robert Brokamp
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Asit Sharma, Robert Brokamp


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Intangible Greatness (6/4)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Intangible Greatness (6/4)
James Rhee is the former CEO of Ashley Stewart, a professor, entrepreneur, and the author of “red helicopter — a parable for our times: lead change with kindness (plus a little math).” Mary Long caught up with Rhee for a conversation about: an unlikely turnaround at a retailer serving plus sized, moderate income black women, eing kind versus being nice, when liabilities can become assets and vice versa, and real world goodwill versus the accounting version. Companies mentioned: NVDA. Host - Mary Long; Guest - James Rhee
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James Rhee


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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: Driving Confidence VR Simulator

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: Driving Confidence VR Simulator
Driving in difficult conditions can challenge your comfort zone: do extreme weather conditions, fast or heavy traffic or darkness bring on anxiety for you? If you believe you can't handle difficult situations, if anxiety amplifies — this episode could be for you. Adam Cox uses a Virtual Reality headset as a metaphor of disassociation, helping to build resilience resources and to generate confidence for handling challenges which can trigger anxiety.

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