Queen Elizabeth is today celebrating her Sapphire Jubilee, as Britain commemorates 65 years since she ascended the British throne.
At 90 years old, Queen Elizabeth is currently the world's longest-reigning living monarch,
In honour of the Queen's Sapphire Jubilee, Share Radio’s Matt Cox delves into the financial, technological, and political highs and lows witnessed by Queen Elizabeth during her reign so far, and how it has shaped the country as we know it.
There's some gloomy news on Brexit with 58 percent of larger companies saying it's already having a negative impact on their business - that's according to Ipsos Mori. And the pound's drop is pushing up company costs, according to the British Chambers of Commerce. While in the US, is Trump right on currency policy? For these stories and more, Jeremy Stretch, Head of G10 FX Strategy at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
Gregory Daco, Head of US Economics at Oxford Economics, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss the latest US non-farm payroll report which saw the number of jobs added in January soaring to 227,000, much higher than the 175,000 expected by economists.
Jamie McGeever, Chief Markets Correspondent for Europe at Reuters joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to cover the big economic news of the day including the fall in number of new homes built in London, Bank of England's Ben Broadbent stance that Trump's elections is "positive" for the UK, the growth in the UK's dominant service sector slowing more than expected last month. They talked about Trump's plan to undo the Dodd Frank law and the gold price hitting a fourth year high. Finally, a quick reaction to US non-farm payroll.
It could be the biggest technolgy IPO since Facebook. Snapchat's parent company Snap is now starting the process of listing on the stock market, and the valuation could be as much as $25 billion. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Garry White from Charles Stanley, for his take on Snapchat and today's other corporate stories.
The Bank of England has raised its forecast of economic growth to 2% this year, up from the previous forecast of 1.4%, with an increase from 1.5% to 1.6% for next year.
The base rate is unchanged at 0.25% and the bank's quantitative easing or money-printing programme will also continue as planned. The Bank's announcement has triggered a 0.8% fall in the pound at $1.26.
Chris Beauchamp, chief market analyst at IG, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to cover the big economic news of the day, including the government White Paper, Reckitt Benckiser's deal and more.
The Bank of England has raised its forecast for economic growth this year, the bank now expects growth of 2% this year up from the previous 1.4% forecast. The base rate has been left unchanged at 0.25% and the quantitative easing programme will continue this year as planned. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Philip Booth, Professor of Finance, Public Policy and Ethics at St Mary's University to get some analysis on this. Philip is also a former adviser to the Bank of England on financial stability issues.
Investors are already feeling Brexit's impact but this hasn't dampened growth prospects. Consultancy EY found more than half of global investors want to grow their presence in Europe despite uncertainty. Andy Baldwin, EY area managing partner for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, explained more with Share Radio's Peta Fuller.
Despite positive figures, why are profits not going up at Apple? Plus management shuffles at the top for TalkTalk, Wizz Air profits double but share price still falls, and gold miner Centamin gets generous with dividends. For analysis on this and more, Financial Orbit's Chris Bailey joined Share Radio’s senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
TalkTalk chief executive Dido Harding to depart, UK house prices inch upwards according to Nationwide and good days for both the FTSE and pound - what's driving that? For these and more Chris Justham, relationship manager at Seven Investment Management, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss the day's need-to-know economic stories.