Award-winning business and financial news with Adam Parsons, Mickey Clark and Robert Miller. Broadcast live every weekday morning at 5.30am on BBC Radio 5 live.
Fri, 7 Mar 14
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A third of Europe's gas supply comes from Russia and half of that passes through Ukraine. How is the current crisis is affecting supplies? Tim Parker - Chief Executive of Samsonite - has turned around the flagging fortunes of companies ranging from Clarks Shoes to Kwik Fit. He explains how he chooses which challenges to take on... Danny Alexander will make a speech in Edinburgh today - he'll claim an independent Scotland would mean higher costs for pensions and mortgages. The 'yes to independence' campaign says the exact opposite and the costs will come down. Joanne Segars from the National Association of Pension Funds discusses why some providers are worried a lack of detail is already hampering business.
Thu, 6 Mar 14
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New regulations on peer-to-peer lending to protect investors are being put in place to ensure people understand the risks they are taking. The chief executive of the UK's largest pension fund managers, Legal and General, tells us why he thinks there's a lack of confidence to invest in the UK right now. It's World Book Day - but how will the industry survive us giving-up turning the pages in favour of scrolling down the screen.
Wed, 5 Mar 14
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Five years ago, the Bank of England slashed interest rates to a record low of 0.5% - and it's still there. We ask what that's meant for savers and borrowers. With more and more of us getting our news on the web - are newspapers on the way out? We talk to Mike Darcey, head of News UK, which owns The Sun and The Times. And we talk museums today with a man who may just have the best job in the country - the director of the Natural History Museum.
Tue, 4 Mar 14
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Are children becoming unaffordable? A report out today suggests many parents in Britain are now paying more for childcare in a year than they pay for their mortgages. Stock markets around the world have tumbled following the escalating crisis in Ukraine - we ask what that means for all of us. And an influential group of MPs has added to the criticism of business rates. Last week, former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy said the system was outdated. But is there much of an alternative?
Mon, 3 Mar 14
3 days remaining
As the political crisis deepens - we look at the future implications for Ukraine's economy? Gravity has been the biggest winner at the at the 86th Academy Awards - we talk to the British Oscar winner Tim Webber. And are foreign owners of British companies good for growth or holding back some of out best businesses? We talk to one boss who's experienced overseas ownership to find out.
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