Unilever has unveiled measures to boost investor support after the failed Kraft Heinz bid. Plus, the US Federal Reserve wants to start reducing the number of bonds on its balance sheet this year. For these and today's other economic news Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Jasper Lawler.
US futures are down, 10-year Treasury yields are at five week low, and oil prices are sliding. What's going on? Ed Bowsher was joined by Chris Beauchamp, Chief Market Analyst at IG to discuss this and more of the day's big macro news.
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.
Increasingly volatile spending patterns could start to worry regulators - the latest Office for National Statistics data found savings ratios dropped to their lowest levels since records began in 1963, while disposable income for UK households has seen the sharpest drop in almost three years. Should caution return to the market? For insight into this story and more, Jeremy Stretch, head of G10 FX Strategy at CIBC Capital Markets, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
Following the post-Brexit upheaval, markets seem to be less fazed by politics - but will this trend continue? And as more companies set up bases in Europe, Lloyd's of London and Royal London are the latest to announce their chosen locations, could some be temporary moves? Michael Hewson from CMC Markets joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss the day's key economic stories.
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.
Article 50 will be activated tomorrow but can it move markets? Or will other Brexit policies be more closely watched by investors? Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more.
Tesco will pay a £129 million fine over its 2014 accounting scandal, plus provide compensation for some investors, while two major shareholders are opposed to the supermarket giant's takeover of wholesaler Booker. For more analysis Rodney Hobson, financial commentator, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more.
Qatar will invest £5 billion in the UK over the next five years, investors said at conference today - is this a vote of confidence in post-Brexit UK? Plus UK airlines will face severe restrictions if a hard Brexit goes ahead, with warnings coming from the European Commission. Rachel Winter, senior investment manager at Killik & Co, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss the day's major economic stories.