Now to IPOs, which according to the latest E-Y Global IPO Trends report, are looking 'robust after promising Q1 results' despite global economic uncertainty, i.e. Brexit. So, what is the reason behind such a positive start to global IPO activity? Martin Steinbach, EY's Global IPO Leader answers.
The Railway Industry Association wants high-level talks with the government over the future of railway supply chain companies in the UK. Rail supply chain companies want to make sure that the industry is represented in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. James Brydges spoke to Sim Harris, managing editor of Railnews.
What's going wrong at Paramount? Parent company Viacom has lost patience and changed CEOs after a string of flops led to a $455m loss last year. Brad Grey's been replaced by former 20th Century Fox chief executive Jim Gianopulos. Ben Hur and Zoolander 2 proved unpopular with audiences, and led to unfavourable comparisons with Disney's goldmine franchises like Rogue One and Captain America. James Brydges heard from Richard Broughton, research director at media analysis firm Ampere.
ASOS, the popular online retailer which offers consumers fast and cheap fashion, released it's latest interim results today. So how is this boom affecting our physical high-streets? And what issues do online retailers face despite their popularity? Joining Nigel Cassidy is Clare Bailey, Retail Expert to discuss further.
Utilitywise, the independent utility cost management consultancy, released interim results today. The deregulation of English water means thousands of local businesses will have access to ‘choice’ in supplier for the first time. Brendan Flattery, CEO of Utilitywise joins me on the line now to talk through Utilitywises' numbers and the recent deregulation of English water.
This week sees the introduction of the apprentice levy for many UK employers of 0.5% on their annual pay bill. It's aimed at funding training for apprentices but we're hearing a worrying number of firms have little or no knowledge of how the system will affect them. So what will it mean for businesses? To find out Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to Chris Gray managing director at management consultancy ManpowerGroup.
Donald Trump says the US would act alone against the North Korea's nuclear threat - is his latest statement affecting markets? Plus London's rivals for finance jobs are amping up moves to pinch jobs from the sector post Brexit, according to a report. And is the pound 'significantly undervalued' and ready for a rise? Simon French, Panmure Gordon's chief economist, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to analyse the day's big economic stories.
Georgie Frost was joined by Deborah Hargreaves, Founding Director of High Pay centre and former Business Editor of the Guardian this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed how credit card companies could soon have to help customers who can't pay off their balance. Plus they look into why more than two thirds of over-55s are still confused about the new pension freedom rules, two years after they were introduced. All these stories and more on The News Review.
A former Tory leader's come under fire for saying Theresa May would show the same resolve to defend Gibraltar as Margaret Thatcher did over the Falklands. Lord Howard was speaking after the EU suggested Spain will be able to veto future deals between the Union and the UK. Theresa May's heading to Jordan and Saudi Arabia for talks about stepping up the fight against Islamic State. The prime minister will pledge more UK support for airstrikes and new counter-terrorism measures during her visit. To discuss what developments can we expect to see from this, Georgie Frost was joined by political journalist Natasha Clarke.
Nigel Cassidy joined Georgie Frost to discuss the main market headlines of the morning, starting with UK chip designer Imagination technologies. They've made an announcement this morning regarding a license agreement with Apple. Also news coming out of Lloyds Bank this morning. It says it will shrink hundreds of branches in size. And Consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser has confirmed it is beginning a strategic review of its food business.