As the Lords vote on the Brexit Bill's final amendments, leaks and briefings continue ahead of tomorrow's budget. Are there any surprises left? And what will the government do to fix the NHS funding crisis? John Rentoul, chief political commentator at the Independent, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on this.
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.
The Vauxhall and Opel brands will be sold off by General Motors for £1.9 billion to French car giant PSA - the company behind Peugeot and Citroen. What does the deal mean? And why will a hard Brexit be 'very damaging' for UK car industry? Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with David Bailey, Professor of Industry at Aston Business School.
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.
Jasper Lawler, Senior Market Analyst at London Capital Group, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to talk about the value of bitcoin hitting a new record high and overtaking the price of gold for the first time yesterday.
The London Stock Exchange has raised its dividend 20 percent as the merger with Deutsche Börse looks increasingly unlikely. What does it signal? Plus shares at global ad giant WPP are down 8% and cryptocurrency Bitcoin's outstripping gold on the markets. Craig Erlam of OANDA joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on the day's big company 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.
The much-awaited valuation of Snap, messaging service Snapchat's parent company, is imminent - what could the final number look like? Plus ITV's mixed results, the BHS pensions settlement and the wash-up from the LSE and Deutsche Boerse merger. For the day's biggest company stories, founder of Financial Orbit Chris Bailey joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
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.