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Wake Up To Money: Episodes

As bank lending to businesses falls, smaller companies are looking elsewhere for their cash. But the banks have a plan to tell businesses that the money is there if they want it. We ask respected Harvard University economist Kenneth Rogoff for his prognosis for the eurozone following the recent crisis. ...
Business and global political leaders are gathering in the Swiss ski resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. But will all the talk at Davos actually make any difference? We find out more about the UK's job market this morning with the latest unemployment figures. We speak to a boss at the ...
The International Monetary Fund is on the brink of upgrading its growth forecast for the UK. We look at what 2014 holds for the UK and world economy and ask why forecasters so often seem to get it wrong. At least 26 pubs a week are closing their doors for good and the Government needs to do more to protect ...
A new low in customer satisfaction with gas and electricity suppliers has revealed "the failings of a broken energy market", according to consumer group Which? China's economy, the world's second-largest, grows at its slowest pace in 14 years in 2013, latest figures show. And banks were fined a record ...
After Chancellor George Osborne's call for a rise in the minimum wage, Wake Up To Money asks how it might affect the Labour market. Labour leader Ed Miliband says the "big five" banks must give up "significant" numbers of branches to make the industry more competitive. And the Internet of Things - it ...
The issue of bankers' bonuses is back in the spotlight. We unpick exactly what the row is about this time and ask why US banks pay huge bonuses. There's just two weeks to go until the self-assessment deadline and millions of tax returns still haven't been sent in. Is the system just too complicated? ...
Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, is set to propose a cap on the size of UK banks in a bid to increase competition in the domestic market. Chancellor George Osborne is to make the case for reform of the EU. And just who are the employers doing the most to support gay and bisexual staff?
Can inflation finally hit the Bank of England's 2% target? It's one year on since Irish regulators uncovered horsemeat in frozen beef burgers. Wake Up To Money looks at the scandal and whether it's changed how we buy and eat meat. And we head to the Detroit motor show in the US, where car sales have ...
Wake Up to Money is in Leeds to look at the graduate jobs market. We hear from Britain's biggest graduate employer. French oil and gas company Total is to invest in the UK's shale gas industry. And we talk to the boss of London-based food and gifts emporium, Fortnum and Mason.
Marks & Spencer's performance will be in focus today with a trading update that should shed light on whether fierce competition has dealt a further blow to its turnaround plans. Luxury car maker Rolls-Royce delivered 3,630 cars last year - its fourth year running of record sales. And Bank of England ...
Retailers such as M&S;, Sainsbury's and Tesco will be releasing Christmas trading figures this week - we have a look at how the festive season has treated our big food retailers. Government plans to increase spending on state pensions have been criticised as "unaffordable and irresponsible" in a report ...
The chancellor painted a downbeat picture in his first major speech of the year, but what do businesses think of the economic prospects for 2014? We ask the director general of the British Chambers of Commerce. It's day two of our look at debt and we're in Merthyr Tydfill to focus on household debt. ...
We're talking all things debt this week on Wake Up To Money - and today we kick things off with a look at government debt - how does the government borrow money - who lends it to them - and what do they get in return? Manufacturers say 2014 is going to be a bumper year - we ask the boss of the trade ...
Interest rates will rise sooner than officials are predicting. That's according to group of leading economists. If you were mis-sold credit card protection and identity theft insurance by a company called CPP it's your last chance to register a postal vote on the compensation scheme. After some mixed ...
It's a big day for the governor of the Bank of England: Mark Carney presents his inflation report this morning - an assessment of the British economy. What will he say and what does it mean for all of us? As the energy secretary Ed Davey tells the energy companies they need to work hard to regain the ...
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) says urgent action must be taken to tackle the problem of demand outstripping the supply of homes for sale, which is "nowhere near" the levels needed to cope. The problem of retail food theft and what can be done about it. And we find out how the UK's ...
A report suggests that despite stronger economic growth in the UK over the next few years there won't be a big rise in employment. BT Sport has announced it has won the exclusive UK live broadcast rights for
all Champions League and Europa League matches for three seasons, from 2015. And does your company ...
Shares in Twitter surged on its stock market debut on Thursday as investors buying into this year's most anticipated technology flotation valued the company at more than $30bn. A new Lord Mayor will be sworn in, Fiona Woolf will be the 686th person and only the second woman to hold the post. And China's ...
As the European Central Bank considers cutting interest rates, we ask if the eurozone is really recovering. The UK's biggest listed firms are making "steady progress" towards hitting 2015 targets to increase the number of women in their boardrooms. And London Gateway, the UK's newest container port, ...
Shares in Royal Mail begin full trading on the London Stock Exchange giving everybody a chance to buy and sell the stock. But despite the huge interest, not everybody in the City is happy. Dublin launches its seventh austerity budget in six years and the stakes for the country and for the eurozone could ...
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