Georgie Frost was joined by Nigel Cassidy to discuss the latest market headlines, starting with Lloyds. And housebuilders out in force this morning. We've heard from both Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon. Plus Donald Trump’s administration has unveiled plans for a drastic overhaul of the country’s tax system, including reducing corporate tax to 15%.
A mixed bag for Twitter: The number of people using the social network has risen 14% and the firm's losses narrowed in the first three months of this year. But ad revenue fell by almost 8% from a year earlier. And now a row's brewing with the government about the decision to withdraw access to user data used to investigate potential terrorist plots.
GlaxoSmithKline has beaten analyst expectations by increasing its sales 19pc in the first quarter under new boss Emma Walmsley. Sales at the pharmaceutical giant hit £7.4bn in the three months to March 31, up from £6.2bn a year previously and higher than the £7.25bn pencilled in by analysts. But what about the pharmaceutical industry worldwide?
Officials at Saudi Arabian Oil Co, or Saudi Aramco. have told their superiors there is a hitch in the plans to take the state-owned oil company public next year. It is likely worth at least $500 billion less than the government previously suggested - roughly the value of Amazon and Netflix combined.
The Prime Minister has refused to guarantee the triple lock on pensions. It's understood that Mrs May is coming under increasing pressure to drop the pledge, which means pensions always rise by 2.5%, from the Conservative manifesto. But with no guarantees on pensions, how can we fund our retirement?
The FTSE 100 opened lower today, in part due to miner Fresnillo suffering earlier in the day, then later Engineer GKN pushed down the index, warning it might not be able to sustain its current growth. For more of the day's big company news, Robyn Dwyer was joined by Chris Bailey, founder of FinancialOrbit.com
The "Macron rally" that marked the start of this week and bolstered European markets seems to have steadied and cooled, with even the FTSE opening lower. To discuss this and more macro news, Robyn Dwyer spoke to Ben Kumar from 7 Investment Managment.
The News Review: Will Uber's plan for flying cars get off the ground?
Today on the agenda, Glen Goodman and personal finance expert Martyn James discussed how just a fifth of us in the UK are in favour of a cashless society - but this rises to more than a third in places like Belgium, Italy and the US. Plus they look into Uber bosses unveiling plans to use flying vehicles by 2020. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Labour outlines its campaign plans for Brexit and NHS
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The General Election campaign is underway. Labour has set out its Brexit & NHS plans. Theresa May is in Wales targeting voters there. And the front of The Telegraph reads Britain 'faces EU bill until 2020'. It comes as the Prime Minister's preparing to meet the EU's chief Brexit negotiator for the first time since taking office.