Sports Direct has bought into some US businesses, buying 50 sports stores in the US including Bob's Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports. The previous owner of the stores, who sold them to Sports Direct for $100m, had filed for bankruptcy. For more on this and other company news, Ed Bowsher spoke to Craig Erlam, Senior Market Analyst at Oanda.
Donald Trump has launched a security review that could lead to heavy tariffs on steel imports. Analysts are now asking if this a step toward a full-blown trade war with China. Ed Bowsher was joined by Nandini Ramakrishan, Global market strategist at JP Morgan, to discuss this and some of the big macros news of the day in more detail.
Chris Justham, Relationship Manager at Seven Investment Management, discusses all things politics and markets. Chris discussed a range of topics, from the French Presidential Elections, to Brexit and the impact it will have on big companies.
Welcome to the This is Money Show on Share Radio, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. After repeatedly ruling out a general election this week Theresa May made the shock announcement Britain would be heading to the polls, again. The election is set to be dominated by Brexit but there is certainly more at stake. To explain what the vote could mean for the pound in your pocket and what you should be looking for from your future MP Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce. Plus it's not just politicians we're being encouraged to switch as we look at the benefits of shopping around for a better broadband and energy deal.
Friday's tend to be a quiet day when it comes to company announcements. But Georgie and Nigel discussed the latest figures from Marks and Spencers - shares have had a fantastic morning. We've also had the latest ONS retails sales figures out. And moving into the automotive sector, Tesla has recalled some 53,000 cars.
The ONS has released their latest retail sales figures today. So what are they telling us? What do they mean for retailers? Joining Nigel Cassidy is David Jinks, ParcelHero's Head of Consumer Research to discuss further.
Now the company 'geo', a developer of smarter home energy products and services for consumers has today announced they are the winners of the Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of Innovation, they will accept the award at a reception at the Palace later in the year.
How does a British electronics manufacturer and exporter cope with the supposed uncertainty surrounding Brexit? Acal supply components to over 20,000 industrial manufacturers. Their latest trading update suggests they're not too worried abut Brexit - final quarter revenue was up 15% on last year, with exchange rate fluctuations not taken into account. So whats their secret?
According to Halifax's latest housing market confidence tracker, confidence in the UK housing market has stabilised following a record decline. However, the uncertainty created by a general election has traditionally put a dampener on the housing market, so after Theresa May's snap election, could the stability be short-lived?