Despite better-than-expected economic data, a 'tonne' of hard Brexit rhetoric is on the way and looks likely to wear down the pound. Could it fall below $1.20 again? Dr David Stubbs, Global Market Strategist from JP Morgan, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss the day's big economic stories including the latest consumer data and house price figures.
Standard Life will acquire rival Aberdeen Asset Management for £3.8bn - the move would create the UK's largest fund management group, managing £660bn in assets with an £11bn market capitalisation. Why has the deal been done? Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Ken Odeluga, market analyst at City Index, for more on this, plus GM sells its European brands Vauxhall and Opel, Informa's revenue rises 11 percent and possible tax rises in this week's budget.
Figures for the UK service sector showed their second consecutive monthly decline - they're still positive but for how long? And what does it tell us about GDP? And the US is likely to raise rates soon - what impact is this having on markets? Jamie McGeever chief markets correspondent at Reuters joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss the day's big economic stories.
As Snap shares begin to trade on the New York stock exchange today, will they spark a trend for other tech unicorns like Spotify and Uber to follow? And can anything spook the FTSE 100 as it pushes to record highs again? Chris Beauchamp, chief market analyst at IG, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on the day's biggest economic stories.
Donald Trump's first speech before congress was widely said to be 'more mature' but the lack of detail saw markets largely ignore it. For more on why, and a wrap on the day's big economic stories, Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher spoke with Ben Kumar from 7 Investment Management.
All eyes will be on Donald Trump as he delivers his key speech before congress tonight, around 2am London time. So what are analysts looking out for? Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets, for more on the day's big economic stories.
Donald Trump's administration could abandon the World Trade Organisation when it comes to resolving any future trade disputes. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher asked Dr Federico Ortino, Reader in International Economic Law at King’s College London, for more on why the new president might try this approach.
The London Stock Exchange's big merger with its German counterpart, Deutsche Boerse, appears to be over - but what's finally pushed it over the edge? And the pound has dropped on fears of another Scottish independence referendum. For more on the day's key economic stories, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Alastair McCaig from Fern Wealth.
RBS has today recorded nine years of losses, with the latest £7bn loss taking the bank's total losses since 2008 to £58bn. That's more than the £45.5bn taxpayer-funded bailout. But can the bank reverse the trend and turn a profit next year? Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at OANDA, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher on the day's big company news, including BA’s parent group and betting company William Hill.
During an interview, Donald Trump called China the 'grand champion' of currency manipulation, causing a fresh row between the two countries. This allegation was rejected by a Chinese government spokesperson who defined the country as the 'grand champion of economic development.' To find out more about this, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Professor Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China institute at London University.