Wake Up To Money

Wake Up To Money

Award-winning business, economic and personal finance news with Adam Parsons and Mickey Clark. Broadcast live every weekday morning at 5.15am on BBC Radio 5 live.

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  • Royal Mail 18 Dec 14

    Thu, 18 Dec 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    Is the taxpayer getting value for money as the government sells its stakes in some of Britain's biggest companies? We'll look at Lloyds Banking Group and ask whether shares were sold too cheaply in Royal Mail. The United States is opening talks that could lead to the end of a trade embargo over half a century old. PLUS with supermarkets continuing to cut prices- are loyalty cards worth the space in your wallet?

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  • Russia's currency intervention fails 17 Dec 14

    Wed, 17 Dec 14

    Duration:
    41 mins

    Available:
    6 days remaining

    Russia's attempt to prop up its currency fails, as the value of the rouble continues to slide. Oil remains below sixty dollars a barrel in trading in Asia. We hear from Moscow and from the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, Sir Jon Cunliffe, on whether developments pose a threat to the global financial system. We also get his thoughts on bank stress tests and interest rates.

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  • Russia raises interest rates to 17% 16 Dec 14

    Tue, 16 Dec 14

    Duration:
    41 mins

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    In a late night move, Russia raised interest rates to 17% in response to a collapse in the value of the rouble. The results of the Bank of England's stress tests are due later on Tuesday morning, and we consider whether the regulator will be taking an interest in BT's planned takeover of EE.

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  • Oil prices and the Irish property market 15 Dec 14

    Mon, 15 Dec 14

    Duration:
    41 mins

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    4 days remaining

    The price of oil dipped to a five year low overnight dipping close to sixty dollars a barrel for Brent Crude. We look at what's driving these falls and the impact on the global economy. A template for basic bank accounts which don't impose charges if a direct debit fails is agreed by the government and the financial services industry, and we go to Ireland one year after it exited its bailout. Property prices are booming - and it seems the land of ghost estates now has a housing shortage.

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  • Ed Sheeran 12 Dec 14

    Fri, 12 Dec 14

    Duration:
    41 mins

    Available:
    1 day remaining

    Ed Sheeran says record companies aren't passing on enough money to the artists from music streaming services such as Spotify. However he believes without streaming his career would never have taken off. He also reacts to Taylor Swift's decision to not allow her music to only be sold and not streamed. Plus the latest on austerity in the Eurozone; why many delivery companies are struggling to cope with the number of parcels from Black Friday and the cost of water.

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