A survey by the British Chambers of Commerce of 1500 business people has highlighted an interesting reaction to the collapse in the value of the pound since last June's referendum. Over a third of UK firms are planning to invest more in selling abroad over the next five years, despite uncertainties over Brexit. To discuss this further, Anastassia Beliakova, International Affairs Officer at the BCC, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
Rachel Winter, Senior Investment Manager at stockbroker Killik & Co, joined Share Radio Breakfast before and after the market open at 8am, to look at who’s been reporting, how those companies are faring, and how the FTSE has opened.
Analysis has looked into the state of the UK economy, six months after the Brexit referendum. Financial research centre, Capital Economics, has released new data. Gavin Oldham, the founder of Share Radio and the Share Centre, sat down with Ed Bowsher to run through the highlights.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is releasing its Commercial Market Survey for the fourth quarter of 2016. It shows investment demand continues to rebound post EU vote. The industrial sector also continues to outperform office and retail, and inducements are on the rise again. To discuss this further, Simon Rubinsohn, Chief Economist at RICS, joined Nigel Cassidy to discuss.
Share Radio's Steve Clarke brings us the latest live from Davos ahead of the last day of the World Economic Forum. What was the reaction to Theresa May's speech from Thursday and how did Chancellor Philip Hammond follow up on the Prime Minister’s talk?
It's Theresa May's big moment. The Prime Minister will warn world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos that they must listen to those who feel left behind by globalisation. Steve Clarke was at the “magic mountain”, and he brought us the latest from the Swiss ski resort.
Just about everyone in the financial and investment world is taking stock. What worked and made money in 2016? And how different will the business world look in 2017? One seasoned City figure who has been thinking about all this is David Miller. He's an award-winning money manager, who is Investment Director at Quilter Cheviot, who invest on behalf of nearly 40,000 clients, with over £20 billion in assets. David told Share Radio’s Nigel Cassidy that three particular themes had emerged already for the New Year.
A major new report on the UK logistics sector has urged for land to be set aside for industrial space by the government, warning that a growing shortfall could crush out online retailers. More than 18million sq. ft. of new industrial space is needed annually to satisfy exponential e-commerce growth and demand from parcel delivery firms, says City law firm Addleshaw Goddard. A massive shortfall could see consumers having to pick up the tab for the higher cost of industrial space for retailers and couriers. To discuss this further, Leona Ahmed, Head of Real Estate at law firm Addleshaw Goddard, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
The "Santa rally" boosted blue chip stocks, lifted by a surge in the share prices of mining companies and a falling pound. The FTSE 100, closed at an all-time high on Wednesday, up by 0.54% to end the day at 7,106.08. Mike van Dulken, Head of Research at Accendo Markets, joined Share Radio to discuss.
A 20 billion euro bailout for the world’s oldest bank, Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena, now looks inevitable. Monte has seemingly failed to pull off a last-ditch rescue plan, proving unable to find an anchor commercial investor for an offer of new shares. Bankers said a private sector deal to swop debt for shares would only have raised €1.7 billion, far short of the overall amount needed. The Italian Senate's approval followed an announcement by the troubled bank that it expects to burn through €11 billion in just four months, a sum it was thought would last 11 months. Share Radio's Matt Cox has been getting the lowdown on Monte's plight from industry specialist Philip Alexander, Regulation Editor at Risk.net.