As the FTSE 250 posts another record high, is it down to pre-Brexit 'project fear' concerns easing? Plus flat consumer spending figures and UK employers relying on EU workers are already reporting staff shortages. Jasper Lawler, senior market analyst at London Capital Group, joined Ed Bowsher to talk through this and the day's big economic stories.
Nandini Ramakrishnan, Global Market Strategist at JP Morgan joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to look at today's biggest macro stories. FTSE climbed to a three-week high boosted by trade data from China showing better than forecast growth in imports and exports in January. According to the Office for National Statistics, UK industrial sector performed better than expected in December with manufacturing production climbing 2.1% compared to November. A Senior German banking regulator Andreas Dombret said that London will probably lose its status of 'the gateway to Europe' for vital financial services following Brexit.
UK rents are set to rise faster than property values over the next five years - but what does this mean for the wider economy? Political players say Greece would be better outside the Eurozone, plus how will the EU calculate Britain's final 'exit bill'? Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets Limited, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for today's big economic stories.
Queen Elizabeth is today celebrating her Sapphire Jubilee, as Britain commemorates 65 years since she ascended the British throne.
At 90 years old, Queen Elizabeth is currently the world's longest-reigning living monarch,
In honour of the Queen's Sapphire Jubilee, Share Radio’s Matt Cox delves into the financial, technological, and political highs and lows witnessed by Queen Elizabeth during her reign so far, and how it has shaped the country as we know it.
There's some gloomy news on Brexit with 58 percent of larger companies saying it's already having a negative impact on their business - that's according to Ipsos Mori. And the pound's drop is pushing up company costs, according to the British Chambers of Commerce. While in the US, is Trump right on currency policy? For these stories and more, Jeremy Stretch, Head of G10 FX Strategy at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
It could be the biggest technolgy IPO since Facebook. Snapchat's parent company Snap is now starting the process of listing on the stock market, and the valuation could be as much as $25 billion. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Garry White from Charles Stanley, for his take on Snapchat and today's other corporate stories.
The Bank of England has raised its forecast of economic growth to 2% this year, up from the previous forecast of 1.4%, with an increase from 1.5% to 1.6% for next year.
The base rate is unchanged at 0.25% and the bank's quantitative easing or money-printing programme will also continue as planned. The Bank's announcement has triggered a 0.8% fall in the pound at $1.26.
Chris Beauchamp, chief market analyst at IG, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to cover the big economic news of the day, including the government White Paper, Reckitt Benckiser's deal and more.
The Bank of England has raised its forecast for economic growth this year, the bank now expects growth of 2% this year up from the previous 1.4% forecast. The base rate has been left unchanged at 0.25% and the quantitative easing programme will continue this year as planned. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Philip Booth, Professor of Finance, Public Policy and Ethics at St Mary's University to get some analysis on this. Philip is also a former adviser to the Bank of England on financial stability issues.
Investors are already feeling Brexit's impact but this hasn't dampened growth prospects. Consultancy EY found more than half of global investors want to grow their presence in Europe despite uncertainty. Andy Baldwin, EY area managing partner for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, explained more with Share Radio's Peta Fuller.