Joining us to discuss what the main market headlines of the morning are is Share Radio's very own Juliette Foster. Vodafone has released a quarter trading update. And Royal Dutch Shell has released results this morning so what does it suggest about the commodities sector? Plus Reckitt Benckiser, the consumer goods giant behind Dettol and Nurofen, has announced they are in advanced takeover negotiations.
A leaked report seen by the Guardian says The European commission’s Brexit negotiators must strike a workable deal to protect the City of London. The financial centre is seen as critical to the economic health of other countries in the EU. It comes as the governor of the bank of England Mark Carney claimed there were greater short-term risks to the continent than there were to the UK. Share radio's James Brydges spoke to Nicolas Veron, Senior Research Fellow at Bruegel.
Will solid data be enough for the Bank of England to raise interest rates later? The Bank is expected to keep rates at 0.25 percent, as the economy defied the uncertainty that followed the Brexit vote. BOE Governor Mark Carney will announce his decision at mid-day. Share Radio's James Brydges spoke to Vicky Pryce, from the Centre for Economics and Business Research, who explained why she believes that rates will be left where they are.
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.
What do you do if you love a sport, want to play with your young daughter but don't have a tennis court size back garden? Naturally you start up your own version of the game. That's exactly what Rashid Ahmad did. In the last 15 years touchtennis has become one of the fastest growing pro raquet sports - with players around the world, and coverage on major outlets such as Sky Sports. So ahead of the sports first touchtennis masters event of the year in Portsmouth this weekend, Rashid joined Georgie in the studio to discuss more.
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.
This week Georgie was joined by consumer writer at Money Saving Expert Megan French. They were looking at rail fare reforms making our train fares simpler and why energy firms are still charging exit fees. Plus we'll have a roundup of the best deals the eagle-eyed team have come across this week.
If you thought a diet of champagne and lobster sounds expensive, well think again. Founder of LatestDeals.co.uk Tom Church spent a year of sticking to a shopping regime of only reduced items marked by a yellow label and managed to save £3,400 on food and drink. Speaking to Share Radio's Tom Hill he explained just how it's done.
Last weekend marked the start of the Chinese New Year festivities. In a 2 week celebration, families will cook a whole host of dishes to welcome the new year, preparing certain ingredients that will bring prosperity to loved ones. Our reporter Anviksha Patel spoke to Emmy nominated TV chef and author Ching He Huang to find out what the Year of the Rooster will bring to our dinner tables.