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Wake Up To Money: Episodes

After 2 Bank of England rate-setters break ranks and vote for a rise a former MPC insider tells us why an increase is needed soon. As Labour announces plans to strip misbehaving energy companies of their licences we hear why the big firms are having to pay more for power. We ask one of the founders of ...
Adam Parsons and Mickey Clark return to the on-going row between online bookseller Amazon and the publishers which has now gone global. As the Bank of England publishes the minutes of the August meeting of its Monetary Policy Committee, we reflect on their decision to keep interest rates on hold for ...
Adam Parsons and Mickey Clark talk to the Chief Executive of one of Britain's leading housebuilders and discuss the state of the housing market. Plus, 10 years on since Google's debut on the stock market, we look at what the future may hold for the US tech giant. And there's a boom in the solar power ...
Adam Parsons and Mickey Clark explore the latest clues given by the Governor of the Bank of England regarding when the first interest rate rise in five years will come. We also look at a report into potential revenues from North Sea oil and gas reserves with claims they are being wildly underestimated. ...
The BBC's Business Editor Kamal Ahmed joins us to review a week where the UK saw the slowest wage growth on record and the Eurozone economy flatlined. We look at why Amazon has come under fire from a major publisher and some of the world's most high-profile authors. And ahead of the start of the Premier ...
Should bankers put the champagne on ice? Some of the toughest rules in the world restricting bonuses are expected to be announced today. But will they hit home? As President Obama announces new economic sanctions against Russia, we look at whether industries here could also feel the pain. Barclays will ...
Lloyds Banking Group has been fined £218m for "serious misconduct" over some key interest rates set in London. But will an oath for bankers clean up the industry? Plus the EU is expected to announce fresh sanctions against Russia today - could it cause problems for one of Britain's biggest oil producers?
On today's Wake Up to Money, we ask if the latest fracking licenses will boost the economy and lower energy prices. Private healthcare provider BUPA says that it charges customers too much because of rising costs in hospitals. Plus, could a possible debt default by Argentina send shockwaves around global ...
Figures out later today are expected to show the UK economy has returned to pre-recession levels. Wake up to Money discusses the changes we've seen over the last six years and whether the recovery is sustainable.
A lack of wage growth could delay a rise in interest rates according to the Governor of the Bank of England.
Also new EU laws give you a Right to be Forgotten but how much of your past can really be erased from the internet?
A radical overhaul of the way we save for pensions and what we do with the money when we retire is to be the focus of the coalition government's final legislative programme. Tesco is set to release its latest trading update, a day after industry data showed its market share falling below 30%. And we ...
The European Commission has urged the Treasury to boost the supply of homes and monitor the housing market to ensure prices don't rise too quickly. That comes a day after the Bank of England said the number of mortgages issued in April dropped to the lowest level since the summer. We head to South Africa, ...
The deadline for banks to determine levels of compensation for small businesses mis-sold products to protect them against interest rate rises passed this weekend, but two of the four big high-street lenders say they're still handling cases. We look at the long-running scandal, speaking to businesses ...
Two major reports suggest the economy is growing at the fastest rate for several years. Adam and Mickey ask a company boss and an economist whether the growth is broad-based, or focussed on one area. US authorities have given companies until Monday to tell them whether their products use 'conflict minerals'. ...
The Treasury releases the first set of official figures on the take-up of the Help To Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, otherwise known as Help To Buy 2. Adam and Mickey talk to a mortgage lender and an estate agent to find out what effect they think it's having on the housing market. Shares in Saga are ...
Adam and Mickey talk credit unions - the Church of England has launched three pilot schemes bringing churches and credit unions together. Adam interviews the head of the project taskforce, Sir Hector Sants who used to be head of the FSA. Pharmacutical giant GSK is being investigated by the SFO, we talk ...
Adam and Mickey talk TSB. Owners, Lloyds Banking Group are expected to announce a partial sale today, possibly amounting to 25%. Adam interviews businesswoman Lady Lynn Forester De Rothschild ahead of a conference on capitalism. We also look at the next steps for Pfizer following its unsuccessful approach ...
Adam and Mickey look at the implications for the economy of the European elections, it's deadline day for a deal to be done between Pfizer and Astra Zeneca - we talk to David Laskow-Pooley, Chief Executive of LondonPharma. Plus, Marc Page, Lloyds Bank Mortgages Director tells us that almost two million ...
An official report is expected to say there are billions of barrels of shale oil under the south of England. Adam and Mickey ask what that means for the UK's energy security and the fracking industry, and find out whether it's actually possible to get it out. Four US states are investigating Ebay over ...
The Co-operative Group says it's had the worst 12 months in its 150-year history. From farms to pharmacies, it's still one of the most recognised brands in the UK. But its troubled bank has cost it dear, and its grocery arm has been squeezed by rivals. We take an in-depth look at the group's businesses ...
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