On the latest Market Wrap, the resilience of the pound in the face of Article 50 uncertainty, hitting a fourth week high against the euro. Plus, Lloyd's of London will establish a new European subsidiary in Brussels to make sure business will carry on 'without disruption' after Brexit. Share Radio's Simon Rose was joined by financial commentator Rodney Hobson.
It's not just Brexit causing uncertainty for investors - upcoming elections in France, The Netherlands and Germany could produce headwinds for markets. What can investors do and should they trust the polls? Stephen Macklow-Smith, is Head of European Equity Strategy and manager of the JPMorgan European Investment Trust, JPMorgan Asset Management, joined Share Radio's Juliette Foster.
Share Radio's Robyn Dwyer brings you Market Wrap, a roundup of what's been happening in the businesses of Britain and the world. To help put the day's events in context, Robyn was joined by Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher. On today's show: Britain's manufacturing industry grew faster than expected in December climbing 2.1% compared to November; UK's largest pub retailer and brewer Greene King has reported a strong festive trading period but slow sales growth; shares in Sears have surged by more than 39% so far today.
Following Donald Trump's rise to power, boycotts are on the up. Amazon, Uber and Budweiser are just some of the big names caught up in this - and it's coming from both sides of the political divide. But are the boycotts having an effect? And could a wider boycott on US goods spread to the UK? Share Radio's Peta Fuller reports.