BP has released its first quarter results today, revealing that - on a replacement cost basis - it's gone back in the black. Is this all down to the recently rising oil price or are other factors at play? For more on this and the day's corporate news, Ed Bowsher spoke to Dan Thomas, Deputy Companies Editor at the Financial Times.
Sports Direct has bought into some US businesses, buying 50 sports stores in the US including Bob's Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports. The previous owner of the stores, who sold them to Sports Direct for $100m, had filed for bankruptcy. For more on this and other company news, Ed Bowsher spoke to Craig Erlam, Senior Market Analyst at Oanda.
Donald Trump has launched a security review that could lead to heavy tariffs on steel imports. Analysts are now asking if this a step toward a full-blown trade war with China. Ed Bowsher was joined by Nandini Ramakrishan, Global market strategist at JP Morgan, to discuss this and some of the big macros news of the day in more detail.
US futures are down, 10-year Treasury yields are at five week low, and oil prices are sliding. What's going on? Ed Bowsher was joined by Chris Beauchamp, Chief Market Analyst at IG to discuss this and more of the day's big macro news.
BT has been fined £42m by Ofcom for failing to compensate rivals after delays to broadband installation - a record figure. They'll also have to pay around £300m in compensation to rivals. Plus Stagecoach loses South Western franchise to FirstGroup and Hong Kong firm MTR and YouGov reveals its results. Ken Odeluga, market analyst at City Index, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for the day's company stories.
Donald Trump's failure to muster Republican support for his new healthcare plan has left the White House reeling and markets jittery. Plus what to expect as Article 50 is triggered and more strong economic data from Germany. Alastair McCaig, director of investment management at Fern Wealth, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more.
Kingfisher, the company behind B&Q and Screwfix, beat expectations and posted pre-tax profit of £759m - but shares dropped almost 5%. And are falls on Wall Street just a headline or is there a long-term downward trend? Chris Bailey, founder of investment research consultancy, Financial Orbit, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss the day's biggest company stories.
Wall Street's had its worst day since President Trump's election - the flagship S&P 500 index fell 1.2%, which had ramifications for the FTSE today. Chris Justham, relationship manager at Seven Investment Management, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on this and the day's major economic news.
The UK's inflation rate jumped in February to 2.3%, according to the Office for National Statistics, placing it above the Bank of England's 2% target rate for CPI inflation. Will inflation peak higher than the 2.8% predicted in 2018? Plus the Bank of England's chief economist Andy Haldane says mediocrity in UK business is to blame for the productivity crisis - is he right? John Barrass, Deputy Chief Executive of the Wealth Management Association, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to analyse these stories and more.
Is London 'cheap' now? The capital no longer ranks among the world's most expensive cities in a key survey, dropping from 6th to 24th, its lowest position in 20 years. For more on the Worldwide Cost of Living report from The Economist Intelligence Unit, survey editor Jon Copestake spoke with Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.