Thursday, 26 July 2012

The Real Cost Of Being Batman

Have you ever wondered how much Bruce Wayne had to delve into his piggy bank on his quest for justice? Covering everything from a periscope to his butler Alfred's salary, follow the link to find out how much you'd have to spend to become the caped crusader...

Friday, 20 July 2012

School's Out...

School may be out for summer but we will continue to keep you posted with plenty of business news. 
Have a good break!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Anyone For A Brew?

Tea is the one of the most consumed drinks in the world and prices of the leaves have been heading up.

Rain Dampens UK Inflation

Find out how the record rainfall over the past few months has actually helped drag down inflation.

Friday, 13 July 2012

I'm Sponsoring It

McDonald’s and Coca-Cola have defended their sponsorship of the Olympic Games after criticisms about their involvement. Is it ethical that these notoriously unhealthy companies are sponsoring the world’s biggest sporting event? 

Monday, 9 July 2012

Anyone For Tennis?

A limited supply and an overwhelming demand to get hold of a ticket to see yesterdays Wimbledon Final saw ticket prices reach over £5,000.  Despite the tough economic climate it is further proof that the market to witness sporting history is very much recession proof.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Everything's Poundland

Discount retailer Poundland has thrived on the tough economic times and has this week opened up its 400th store and plans to open more in continental Europe as consumers seek value for money. Can you make the link between price and demand? What will happen when the economy recovers?

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Coming Here Soon...

The world is experiencing the worst financial meltdown in living memory, but what is it like to be young and caught up in this crisis? Stacey Dooley investigates the aftermath of the economic crisis, visiting Greece, Ireland and Japan to see how the financial situation is affecting young people there.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Cashing In On The Games

The Olympics could be a once-in-a-generation opportunity to show off the best of Britain and boost our ailing economy. But in the rush for gold, will retailers and businesses out to make a quick profit tarnish our reputation? Check out the excellent Economics in this brilliant Dispatches episode.