Nigel Cassidy joined Georgie Frost to discuss the main market headlines of the morning, starting with insurance market Lloyd's of London is to set up a subsidiary in Brussels. It's so it can keep a presence in the European union after Brexit. We've also heard from online electrical goods retailer AO World and the numbers are out from the food wholesaler Booker Group - which is being taken over by Tesco. So what has it reported and what has it said about the Tesco merger?
Now Brexit is not the only problem facing the EU. The Greek government's set for a key meeting of euro zone finance ministers next Friday. Negotiations over a potential bailout between Athens, the EU, and the International Monetary Fund have been dragging on for months, but according to reports, Greece has agreed with its lenders on key labour reforms, spending cuts and energy issues. Joining Nigel Cassidy is an old friend of the program, Michael Kosmides!
The financial service sector contributed over £128 billion to the economy last year, and accounted for over 2.2 million jobs across the country. It also paid £71.4 billion in tax in 2015. It's thought Theresa May needs a transitional deal in order to give the sector time to adapt to life outside the EU. James Brydges spoke to Mark Boleat, Policy Chairman of the City of London Corporation, and first asked whether there were any surprises in the letter to Donald Tusk.
Anglo Pacific, the only natural resources royalty company to be listed in London, has released full year results today. The company invests in mining projects and then receives a proportion of the revenues they generate. Julian Treger, CEO of Anglo Pacific spoke to Nigel Cassidy to discuss how the company's doing and what they're up to at the moment.
Joining Nigel Cassidy today is Mike Van Dulken, Head of Research at Accendo Markets to discuss the top finance stories. Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 5 points, according to financial bookmakers. Plus they looked at some of the winners and losers as the Brexit process begins – nine months after the leave campaign triumphed.
Certainty around status of EU workers and access to European markets are key issues for small business as Brexit negotiations kick off, but research from the FSB also found a third would be deterred from trade under WTO tariffs. For a look at the impact, Alan Soady, spokesperson for the Federation of Small Businesses, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
The Brexit process has officially begun - but is the door still ajar for the UK to remain? And what sectors will be most affected by the Brexit process? For analysis and reaction, Chris Justham, relationship manager at 7 Investment Management, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher, immediately following Theresa May's speech to parliament.
This week Georgie Frost is joined by product researcher Adam Williams and web manager Gary Adams to look through the top financial stories from the Moneywise magazine. This week they look at the new addition to the Isa family, the Lisa. What are the pros and cons and will your bank even be able to offer you one? Plus find out if there're any savings accounts left capable to beating inflation and why Waitrose is leaving many customers disappointed.
Three of Britain's biggest consumer groups Money Saving Expert, Which? and Citizens Advice wrote an open letter to the Prime Minister after she was was accused of "forgetting" about consumers in her Brexit negotiations. They want her to set up a cross-Government high-level working group focused solely on securing the best deal for customers.
So what will the triggering of Article 50 mean for us? And how will our exit from the EU impact the pound in our pockets? To find out more Georgie Frost was joined by Jasmine Birtles - financial and business commentator from Money Magpie .
Georgie Frost was joined by Andy Webb of Be Clever With Your Cash this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed, of course, the Article 50 letter being delivered to Brussels. Plus they look into why drivers will pay 25 times more road tax from this week . All these stories and more on The News Review.