As Snap shares begin to trade on the New York stock exchange today, will they spark a trend for other tech unicorns like Spotify and Uber to follow? And can anything spook the FTSE 100 as it pushes to record highs again? Chris Beauchamp, chief market analyst at IG, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on the day's biggest economic stories.
Georgie Frost was joined by Rachel Springall, personal finance expert at moneyfacts.co.uk this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed the government confirming large rises in fees payable after death or probate fee. They will go up in May by as much as £20,000 for those with the biggest estates. Plus they look into the TV licence fee going up for the first time in 7 years to £147 - that's a £2.50 increase. All these stories and more on The News Review.
CityVerve, a UK Smart City project starting in Manchester, was launched six months ago. The project has intended to explore ways of making the city work better through use of tech, notably the internet of things which puts anything that moves online. So how far has the project come since its launch? Simon Navin, Smart Cities Projects Lead, joined Nigel Cassidy to tell Share Radio Breakfast more.
The government's insisting a defeat in the House of Lords last night makes no difference to its timetable for leaving the EU. Peers debating the Bill that'll authorise Theresa May to trigger the process backed an amendment guaranteeing the rights of European nationals living here. Ministers say it's 'disappointing' and 'unnecessary' - and vowed to overturn it in the Commons. Elsewhere in Europe, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has set out the future of the EU after Brexit. Josh Lowe joined Georgie to discuss all these stories he’s been writing about in Newsweek.
Joining Georgie Frost to discuss the latest market headlines was Share Radio's very own Nigel Cassidy starting with this morning's company announcements – Capita, the company who collect television license fees have announced their results this morning. And they've also announced a change in their management. Plus Snap Inc makes its debut on the New York Stock Exchange later with a better-than-expected market valuation of 19 billion pounds.
Georgie Frost is joined by the team from Moneywise for their weekly catch-up. In this weeks editions they look at the pros and cons of living with older relatives as well as how parents can best save for their children's future. Plus we look at all the latest stats and poll results from the team have come across this week.
Snap, messaging service Snapchat's parent company, is set to price above its initial share range due to investor demand - suggesting it could be worth between $20 to $25bn as final pricing is expected this week. Share Radio's Matt Cox spoke to Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets, to get his thoughts.
The much-awaited valuation of Snap, messaging service Snapchat's parent company, is imminent - what could the final number look like? Plus ITV's mixed results, the BHS pensions settlement and the wash-up from the LSE and Deutsche Boerse merger. For the day's biggest company stories, founder of Financial Orbit Chris Bailey joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
Donald Trump's first speech before congress was widely said to be 'more mature' but the lack of detail saw markets largely ignore it. For more on why, and a wrap on the day's big economic stories, Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher spoke with Ben Kumar from 7 Investment Management.
Now are you a female entrepreneur? Or an aspiring one? It's been reported that female entrepreneurs contribute £3.5 billion to the UK economy, and it's on the rise. So what's stopping you? Female entrepreneur Joanna Wood spoke to our reporter Anviksha Patel about how much the demographic of entrepreneurship has changed, and why so many women are going at it alone. Joanna began by explaining how she started her own business.