Globalisation's defenders took to the stage on day two of the Davos World Economic Forum.
US vice president, Joe Biden called for the US and Europe to fight for democracy and reject isolationism, while Chinese president Xi Jinping says the world's problems aren't the fault of global trade.
Share Radio's Steve Clarke reports live from Davos. Here he spoke to Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, welcomed the additional clarity brought by Theresa May's Brexit speech - but other European figures weren't as positive, upset by May's threats to create a Singapore-style Britain if a good Brexit deal isn't forthcoming.
Pieter Cleppe, head of Open Europe's Brussels Office, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss the issue.
Sterling continues to suffer, HSBC will move staff to Paris following Brexit, Mr Kipling's parent company and publisher Pearson warns on profits while Wetherspoons results improve.
These and more as Chris Justham from Seven Investment Management joined Ed Bowsher, Share Radio's senior analyst to cover the day's top stories.
Craig Erlam, Senior Market Analyst at OANDa, joined Share Radio to discuss the latest company results: ITV shares are up today on the back of a Goldman Sachs note saying ITV could be a primary target for Liberty Global; Fiat Chrysler gains after yesterday's big falls caused by the EPA accusation of installing secret software that allow vehicles to emit more pollutants than above legal levels. Sales growth climbs for pub group M&B after strong Christmas and UK'S largest estate agency group countrywide expects a slowdown in 2017.
Jeremy Stretch, Head of G10 FX Strategy, CIBC, joined Share Radio to talk about today's macro stories: sterling volatility reached its highest level since October, ahead of May's Brexit speech on Tuesday, and the FTSE set another record high. We discussed Chinese 2016 falling by 7.7 percent, and whether Trump's proposed tax cuts could threaten America’s triple-A rating. Finally a view on ministers proposing new corporate criminal laws and Spanish inflation jumping to 1.4 percent.
Nandini Ramkrishnan, Global Market Strategist at JP Morgan, joined Share Radio Afternoon to discuss the markets reaction to Trump's Press conference, his first as President-elect. She talked on the FTSE being down after a 12 days of gains, the longest ever winning streak for the index, Carney's view that Brexit is no longer the main risk to UK’s stability, and German GDP growth accelerating to a five-year high of 1.9 percent.
FTSE's strength continues while the pound falls on the back of new UK trade figures, Sainsbury's reports Christmas growth and what will the market expect following Trump's first press conference since his election?
That and more as Share Radio's Ed Bowsher speaks with Ben Kumar, Investment Manager at Seven Investment Management.