On the latest Market Wrap, US financial markets have been making the headlines after the Dow Jones posted its first drop in 5 months. Plus, Kingfisher, the B&Q and Screwfix owner, has reported higher profits boosted by resilient sales in the UK and the weaker pound. Finally, mining companies Acacia and Endeavour are going separate ways after their merger talks broke down. Russ Mould, Investment Director at AJ Bell joined us to discuss.
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On today's episode: Snapchat's parent company Snap floats and Brad Stone on his new book, The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World
Following Donald Trump's rise to power, boycotts are on the up. Amazon, Uber and Budweiser are just some of the big names caught up in this - and it's coming from both sides of the political divide. But are the boycotts having an effect? And could a wider boycott on US goods spread to the UK? Share Radio's Peta Fuller reports.
Share Radio's Simon Rose brings you Market Wrap, a roundup of what's been happening in the businesses of Britain and the world. To help put the day's events in context I'm joined by Ed Bowsher, Share Radio's senior analyst. They discussed US non-farm payroll adding 227,000 jobs last month and reaching its highest growth rate since last July, Snapchat parent Snap's plan to sell its shares on the New York Stock Exchange, and the slower growth of UK's dominant service in January.
The Federal Reserve, the US equivelant of the Bank of England has left interest rates unchanged in its first meeting since President Trump took office. However for watchers of US monetary policy, the real interest of the meeting lay in the committee's statement. For more on this Share Radio's Michael Considine spoke to Kully Samra, Managing Director, Charles Schwab UK and got his thoughts on the decision.
Taking the dollar's temperature is vital to many sectors - but with new president Donald Trump's protectionist approach, and desire to weaken the dollar, what's the future look like for greenback? In this week's magazine review, our guests gave their take on an Investors Chronicle article covering the dollar's rise. Share Radio's Peta Fuller reports.
Robyn Dwyer stands in for Share Radio's Simon Rose and brings you Market Wrap, a roundup of what's been happening in the bourses and businesses of Britain and the world.
To help contextualise the day's events, Robyn was joined by Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher - they tackled the FTSE's drop, retailers exceeding their trading expectations, and Fiat Chrysler shares taking a hit after being accused of taking part in the Diesel Emissions Scandal.