Select Committee research has found the state pension age might have to rise to 70 if the current pension triple lock is to be maintained. MPs have warned that's higher than the average life expectancy for many, particularly men. Helen Morrissey, editor of Professional Pensions, spoke with Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on this.
A long-awaited merger between London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse appears ready to collapse - but who's responsible? Plus part-owner of Southern Rail operator Go-Ahead issue profit warning, and results from Boohoo, Greggs and Taylor Wimpey. For these and more, Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher was joined by Daniel Thomas, deputy companies editor at the Financial Times.
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.
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.
Despite RBS announcing a huge £7bn loss, more than expected, could underlying performance for banks be on the up? Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Guy Foster, head of research at Brewin Dolphin, to explain this and more of the day's big economic stories.
What would a Marine Le Pen victory in the French presidential election mean for markets? Panmure Gordon's chief economist Simon French says the right-wing candidate could win and, given a possible exit from the Euro, the impact would be more immediate than Brexit and 'strike at the heart of an economic system'. He joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to talk through this and the day's big economic stories including possible US rate increases, gold price rise and more.
The latest UK GDP figures shown a slight improvement in the fourth quarter but overall growth has softened to 1.8 percent. But will growth slow as Brexit negotiations kick off this year? And Lloyds Bank posts strong results. Chris Justham, Relationship Manager at Seven Investment Management, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for analysis of the day's key economic news.
The UK's economy is gaining momentum despite concerns of uncertainty ahead of Brexit - that's according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's latest indicator. JP Morgan global market analyst Alex Dryden ran through this and the day's other big economic news with Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher.