The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, moving the focus to the next Federal Open Market Committee meeting in June. But the latest FOMC statement is little changed from the last one, and provides no strong clue about the likely decision at the June meeting. So when can we expect an interest rate hike? Richard de Meo, Founder & MD of corporate forex broker Foenix Partners, offered his views.
We all know weddings can cost a packet for the couple tying the knot, but did you know that on average it costs the guests even more? That's according to research by Hitched.co.uk. The average amount of money spent on a wedding -from sending out the invitations to jetting off on the honeymoon- is a staggering £36,000. Caroline Hendry, editor of Hitched.co.uk, joins Georgie Frost
Joining Georgie Frost today on the Consuming Issues News Review, Deborah Hargreaves, founder of the High Pay Centre. Top on the agenda, BHS crisis, state pension, US interest rates and Facebook. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio
Retail sales fell at the fastest pace over the last year since January 2012, thats according to the CBI's latest monthly Distributive Trends Survey. Analysts had hoped to see a pick up in growth in the sector and the figures come in the same week as high street retailers BHS and Austin Reed entered administration. Joining Juliette Foster to shed more light on this research is Anna Leach, Head of Economic Analysis at the CBI.
Share Radio's Patrick Jones catches up with our man in Hong Kong, Finbarr Bermingham, Asia Editor of the Global Trade Review, to talk about the future for the Chinese economy considering it's colossal debt levels, collaboration between global banks and what is the 'ISDS' clause within TTIP?
Well let's stay with politics and events north of the border where Scotland's Labour party has unveiled its manifesto for the May 5th elections. Party leader Kezia Dugdale said the document was a "return to the party's roots" and that Labour was the only party "offering an alternative to austerity". Yet with the Scottish National Party enjoying a 30 point lead in opinion polls, can the manifesto woo back those Labour supporters who've defected to the nationalists? Juliette Foster is joined on the phone by our man in Scotland Maurice Smith.
Britain’s high streets has suffered some major blows and so have the employees - the collapse of Austin Reed puts a further 1,000 retail jobs at risk, on top of the 11,000 under threat at BHS. So, where does this leave workers? Georgie speaks to our regular expert on employment law - Beverley Sunderland from Crossland Employment Solicitors
The average UK office worker sits 10 hours each day, with almost 70% of sitting taking place at work and 73 per cent only leaving their desk for toilet or tea breaks. And new scientific findings indicate we may be at risk of multiple health risks. Gavin Bradley, Founding Director of Active Working CiC, runs an event that is happening on Friday - 'On Your Feet Britain' in order to inform on the health risks of sedentary working cultures .
With the ever-rising cost of house prices, more of us are renting and for longer. So, what’s the best advice for renters? Plus, holidays and travel insurance…What are the best deals out there? Georgie speaks to Sam McFaul from Money Saving Expert
Last year the Competition and Markets Authority found that stores were misleading customers with promotions, like multi-buy deals, and found some examples that "could be in breach of consumer law". The investigation came after a super-complaint by the consumer group Which?. But what is a supercomplaint? The team from MoneyWise join Georgie in the studio to talk this and all stories making the news…
Today we’ve been discussing…easy ways to earn an extra £1,000 a year…and Charities, how can you make sure that pound in your pocket goes where you want it to? Buy-to-let…The chancellor's tax changes mean profits and income from Buy-to-Let properties are now lower…and the latest scam doing the round…