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.
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.
Snap, messaging service Snapchat's parent company, is set to price above its initial share range due to investor demand - suggesting it could be worth between $20 to $25bn as final pricing is expected this week. Share Radio's Matt Cox spoke to Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets, to get his thoughts.
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.
Donald Trump's given his first address to a joint session of Congress, where he set out in greater detail his plans to cut spending and boost the economy. So what is Trump's plan of action? Chris Bailey, Founder of Financial Orbit, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to discuss this and more.
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.
Donald Trump's administration could abandon the World Trade Organisation when it comes to resolving any future trade disputes. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher asked Dr Federico Ortino, Reader in International Economic Law at King’s College London, for more on why the new president might try this approach.