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.
Now are you a female entrepreneur? Or an aspiring one? It's been reported that female entrepreneurs contribute £3.5 billion to the UK economy, and it's on the rise. So what's stopping you? Female entrepreneur Joanna Wood spoke to our reporter Anviksha Patel about how much the demographic of entrepreneurship has changed, and why so many women are going at it alone. Joanna began by explaining how she started her own business.
Georgie was joined by two young entrepreneurs who's aim is to help corporations make a social impact by helping fledgling businesses in Africa. University friends Tom Fairburn, and Toby Hanington, decided to give up their well-paid city jobs to do this and in March 2016 they launched The Baobab Network.
Georgie Frost was joined by journalist Rosie Taylor this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed the news that from today, drivers face losing their licence if they're caught using their phone at the wheel within two years of passing their test - so anyone caught doing so will now get a 200 pound fine and six penalty points. Plus they look into why a woman has ended up with a criminal record after she found £20 on the floor and put it in her pocket. All these stories and more on The News Review.
The House of Lords is set to give the Government its first defeat on the Article 50 Brexit bill, and it's over the issue of protecting the rights of EU nationals. Keir Starmer has warned Labour has no prospect of election victory unless it changes direction. So is this sounding like more opposition against Jeremy Corbyn? Moving to the US, Donald Trump has laid out a series of promises in his first speech to Congress. Georgie Frost was joined by Billy Bambrough, Editor of economics and business website Verdict.co.uk to discuss all this and more political headlines of the morning.
Joining Georgie Frost to discuss the latest market headlines was Share Radio's very own Nigel Cassidy starting with this morning's company announcements - we've heard from ITV and Man Group this morning. Also the main news, Sir Phillip Green, the former BHS owner says he'll pay up to £363 million to sort out the retailer's pension scheme. The chain went bust last April leaving 11,000 staff out of work - and a £571 million pension black hole.
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.