In honour of the Queen's 90th Birthday, Share Radio’s Matt Cox delves into the financial, technological and political highs and lows witnessed by Queen Elizabeth during her lifetime, and how it has shaped the country as we know it. In part one, a look at Britain’s rise from the ashes of World War Two, to the dawn of the internet.
The London Stock Exchange yesterday confirmed it was in detailed discussions with its German rival about an all-share merger. The exchanges have considered combining forces before. They agreed to merge in 2000 before a rival bid for the LSE from Sweden’s OM Gruppen scuppered the deal. The LSE then rejected a formal £1.3bn offer from Deutsche Börse in January 2005. So will it be third time lucky? Jasper Lawler, Market Analyst at CMC Markets, joins to discuss.