GDP, Motor finance and BP
The Ian King Business Podcast
by Sky News
2d ago
Newly released figures suggest the UK will be out of its technical recession early this year, following two quarters in a row of negative growth in late 2023. Ian discusses the latest ONS figures with Victoria Clarke, chief UK economist at Santander Corporate and Investment Banking. The financial regulator's written to providers of motor finance reminding them they must maintain adequate financial resources. It's carrying out a review of discretionary commission agreements on car loans - a practice banned in 2021. Plus the state-owned oil company of Abu Dhabi has reportedly looked at BP as ..read more
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Viasat, The Night Time Economy and Mimo
The Ian King Business Podcast
by Sky News
5d ago
As global satellite giant Viasat opens its new international headquarters in London, Ian King is joined by the company's President Guru Gowrappan. Britain's night time economy has struggled to recover since the pandemic but one entrepreneur is betting on its revival. Mexican-Japanese restaurant brand Los Mochis will tonight open a 14,000 square foot site at Broadgate Circle in London. Ian speaks to its founder Markus Thesleff. Plus Mimo - a financial management software company - says it's raised more than £15 million to support its launch. Henrik Grim, co-founder and chief executive of the ..read more
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Tesco, Shipping and JustPark
The Ian King Business Podcast
by Sky News
5d ago
On today's show Tesco reports a sharp rise in annual profits. It posted an adjusted operating profit of £2.83 billion for the year to the end of February - up 11% on the previous year.   Ian King speaks to Andrew Gossage, chief executive of homewares supplier Ultimate Products about shipping costs in light of recent attacks in the Red Sea from Houthi militants.   Plus, British parking app JustPark is to launch in the United States and Canada after merging with a leading US provider. The app's founder  Anthony Eskinazi, explains the significance of the deal ..read more
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Helium and Ultimate Products
The Ian King Business Podcast
by Sky News
5d ago
On today's episode Ian chats with Bo Sears from US-based company Helix Exploration about the value of Helium.  Also on the show is Andrew Gossage from Ultimate Products after they reported pre-tax profit of £9.5 million for the six months to the end of January.  ..read more
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John Lewis, Natural Gas and Diamonds
The Ian King Business Podcast
by Sky News
1w ago
On today’s episode, Ian King talks to the Business editor at the Sun Ashley Armstrong about the news that the John Lewis Partnership has appointed former Tesco chief executive Jason Tarry as its next chairman.  Also, Ian speaks with Marco Alvera from Tree Energy Solutions about new investments in Electric Natural gas which could help speed up a transition towards net zero.  And William Lamb from Lucara Diamond joins the show to talk about why diamond prices have taken a hit.  ..read more
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Worries over Thames Water, record sales at Travelodge, profits up at Lloyd's
The Ian King Business Podcast
by Sky News
2w ago
Ian King's been speaking in detail with Thames Water's chief executive Chris Weston about the company's financial status, after shareholders refused to inject new funds into the company. Jo Boydell, CEO of Travelodge, discusses their record annual sales which topped 1 billion pounds. And Lloyd's of London has also reported strong results - Ian talks to chief executive, John Neal. Plus there's a roundup of the markets with Rachel Winter, Partner at Killik & Co ..read more
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Confidence up, 'green' fashion, and flotation hopes
The Ian King Business Podcast
by Sky News
2w ago
Ian King speaks to Hann-Ju Ho, senior economist at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking about rising UK business confidence. Cecilia Parker Aranha, the CMA's Director of Consumer Protection, talks about a crackdown on so-called 'greenwashing' by major fashion retailers. And could 2024 be the year more European companies come to the market? Ian's discussing that with Jos Dijsselhof, chief executive of SIX Group, owner of the Swiss and Madrid stock exchanges ..read more
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Post Office, JD Wetherspoon and art
The Ian King Business Podcast
by Sky News
3w ago
The latest on the Post Office as the chairman of the Land Registry Neil Sachdev is reportedly being considered as a potential replacement for Henry Staunton. Ian's also joined by the boss of pub chain J.D Wetherspoon Tim Martin after announcing an increase in pre-tax profits and an increase in like-for-like sales.  And hear from James Ryan from Grove Gallery who are hoping to attract art buyers and investors at this years Ideal Home Show in London.  ..read more
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Apple, interest rates and pensions
The Ian King Business Podcast
by Sky News
3w ago
Ian's joined by Rebecca Klar, technology and policy reporter at The Hill to talk about the news that the US Government is suing Apple accusing it of maintaining an illegal monopoly on smartphones.  Hear the latest as the Bank of England votes to keep interest rates unchanged for another month at 5.25%. Also why thousands of women may be entitled to compensation after the pension age was increased. Ian finds out more with economist France Coppola.  ..read more
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Inflation, Greggs and David Lloyd
The Ian King Business Podcast
by Sky News
3w ago
Ian reacts to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics which showed inflation fell to 3.4% in February down from 4% the month before. Also Greggs becomes the latest company to suffer from IT issues forcing something of it's stores to briefly close. And the CEO of fitness chain David Lloyd Leisure joins the show to talk about their new investment in spa retreats.  ..read more
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