The Ian King Business Podcast

The Ian King Business Podcast

Catch up on the day's big business and economics stories Monday to Friday with Sky News' business presenter Ian King. Reports, discussion and interviews from the heart of the City and beyond.

Episodes

September 28, 2022 39 min
The Chancellor's being urged to re-evaluate his mini-budget with a warning the measures will increase inequality across the UK, data shows the cost of food is at record levels, and a company claims an industry first in driverless cars.
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Mortgage lenders react to the new chancellor's mini-budget, a look at how the pound is performing, an analysis of NASA's asteroid hit and a start-up that's tackling wildfires.
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The pound has fallen to an all-time low against the dollar, Giorgia Meloni looks set to become Italy's new prime minister and millions of pounds to help create thousands of on-street Electric Vehicle chargers by 2030.
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Ian King is joined by Christian Lawrence, Senior Market Strategist at Rabobank, to discuss the US Federal Reserve last night raising its main policy rate.
On the day the ban on fracking in the UK is lifted Ian King speaks to Sky's Climate change and energy correspondent, Hannah Thomas-Peter.
Ian King also speaks to one of the co-owners of UK wine business Nice Wine.
And Lorenzo Codogno, economist and visiting professor at the Lond...
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On the Ian King Business Podcast: the government announces an energy support package for businesses to get through the winter - there's analysis from Sky's political correspondent Ali Fortescue and reaction from the British Chambers of Commerce; the pound falls to a new 37-year low as UK debt rises - we get the thoughts of Elsa Lignos from RBC Capital Markets; Patricia Yates from Visit Britain talks about why the weak pound...
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Sitting in for Ian King, Wilfred Frost talks fibre broadband with the chief executive of telecommunications company Vorboss, Tim Crewick.

He also speaks to Turkish dentist Onur Okay about the number of British people heading there for their care.

A winner of the Bold Awards, Mursal Hedayat, discusses her online language school and how her price celebrates female entrepreneurship, while Gerard Grech from Tech Nations talks about the i...
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Ian King speaks to the director of policy and public Affairs at the British Chambers of Commerce about the challenges facing the next Prime Minister. Plus, hear from the CEO of NextEnergy Capital about the soaring cost of wholesale gas. And the chief executives of Giganet and Cuckoo join the show to discuss the roll-out of full-fibre broadband.
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Today Ian's catching up with the Nuclear Industry Association after Boris Johnson's backing for a new power station at Sizewell yesterday.

Also, more evidence of shoppers tightening their belts, but we also hear from a travel company who say rising bills doesn't seem to be putting us off booking holidays.

And find out why the Surrey gin belt is turning its hand to whisky.
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September 1, 2022 46 min
On today's show, Ian chats to a business boss about the struggle to pay surging commercial energy bills - as the chancellor insists no one should be cut off.

Also, US shares experienced their weakest August performance since 2015, there are signs the UK's housing market is slowing, and hear from the boss of a parcel service which is expanding.
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Ian King is at the Edinburgh TV festival - he's speaking to Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Head of Entertainment at Sky about spending on big blockbuster TV shows like "House of the Dragon". There's also Kevin Lygo, Managing Director of Media and Entertainment at ITV talking about its new streaming platform, ITVX. Plus we have Baroness Stowell, the Conservative chair of the Communications and Digital Com...
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There's good news for two of the UK's biggest banks - Sky's Ian King sits down with the bosses of NatWest and Santander to discuss their profits for the first half of the year.
He's also speaking to the managing director of Taco Bell about trends at the takeaways, and the founder of a Norfolk-based electric motor manufacturer.
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Today's been a busy day for company results and Sky's Ian King sits down with the chief executive of Diageo, which has reported a 21-percent rise in full year sales, to 15-point-5 billion pounds. He'll also speak to the boss of Etihad Airways, after the airline enjoyed a record core operating profit of 296-million-dollars for the first six months of the year.
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On today’s episode, the CEO of Heathrow airport speaks to Ian King about their latest results and passenger experience. Guests from Unilever and EasyJet also join Ian to talk about their businesses and we find out more about HS2 and Turkey’s most successful start-up.
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Ian King speaks to Ryanair's Chief Financial Officer - who's warning of a "fragile" market in air travel, despite returning to profit for the first time since the pandemic; there's also the Business Minister talking about the government's software scheme "Help to Grow"; and Santander launches its new Navigator digital platform to help UK firms expand globally.
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On today's episode, Ian King is joined by Pensana Metals chairman Paul Atherley who's announced plans to build the second-largest magnet materials refiner outside China, in East Yorkshire. It's part of a new minerals strategy for the UK.

Also today, Platinum Jubilee celebrations fail to turn drops in retail sales, positive.

And hear more about the new immersive experience helping busy office workers unwind.
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In the latest episode, Ian King brings us the latest on government borrowing and catches up with the head of European gas at Energy Aspects, James Waddell, to discuss demand for the energy supply, after Russia turned taps back on having closed Nord Stream One for repairs.

Sky’s political correspondent Tamara Cohen talks to Boris Johnson’s cost of living tsar, David Buttress, in Downing Street.
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On today's episode, Ian looks at rising inflation figures.

Plus, he speaks to the chief executive of ADS, the trade organisation for companies in the UK aerospace, defence, security and space sectors, which runs Farnborough Airshow.

Finally, we hear about Volvo Cars reporting a boost in profits.
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On today's episode, Ian speaks to the chief executive of the cybersecurity company Darktrace. It’s revealed its customers have seen a rise in cyber attacks this year of nearly 50% - rising to 138% in government related sectors.

Plus, he explores one of the main themes at this year's Farnborough Airshow – that’s electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft.

Finally, we hear why a shared loved of rugby is helping Welsh whis...
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As the UK prepares to experience possible record breaking temperatures, Ian King discusses worker’s rights with Cate Walter from Rhino Safety Limited.

He also talks to Brian McNamara, chief executive of Haleon – the company behind brands like Sensodyne toothpaste – about the firm’s stock market debut.

P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow discusses how the company is doing now, after laying off 800 staff in March, while London 2012 b...
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Ian King speaks to Bosch's Global Chief Executive, Dr Stefan Hartung about what prompted an investment in semiconductor production.
Klarna's Chief Executive, Sebastian Siemiatkowski, talks about the companies plunge in valuation.
And Shadow chancellor, Rachel Reeves reacts to the Conservative Leadership contest and the candidates focus on tax cuts.
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