The German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting US President Donald Trump for the first time. So, can they establish a solid working relationship? Last year, Trump accused Merkel of 'going off the reservation' during the refugee crisis and characterised her policies as a 'total disgrace'. However, this could be water under the bridge as it will be strictly business for Merkel who is expected to raise issues including the Nato contributions, the fight against ISIS, and trade. Graham Lanktree, Foreign Reporter with the International Business Times, joined Share Radio Breakfast to look ahead to the meeting.
The boss of Samsung, Lee Jae-yong, is engulfed in a massive bribery scandal that's threatening to put him in jail. The case is also linked to the huge scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's President Park Geun-hye. Shares in South Korea rose 0.4% in Friday's session after the country's Constitutional Court upheld parliament's impeachment of the President. James Brydges reports.
President Trump's latest Twitter outburst has seen him accuse former President Obama of tapping the phones at Trump Tower during the election but evidence for the claims is yet to emerge. Jason Reifler, professor of Political Science at Exeter University, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on the story.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. With world stock markets continuing to surge despite global uncertainty this week we’re asking if the FTSE could really break the 10,000 barrier by the end of the year. Examining the views of some of the world’s biggest investors from Warren Buffett to Neil Woodford Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce. Also on this weeks show we look at a few backfires for the Government lately as many banks prove reluctant to roll out its Lifetime Isa whilst it continues to steam ahead with record hikes in probate fees despite only 2% support. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
Donald Trump gave his first speech to congress last night, widely said to be more presidential, but did it deliver the detail markets were craving? And how has it rated in the polls? Chris Gilson runs the LSE US Centre's daily blog on US politics and joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to dissect the speech.
Donald Trump's given his first address to a joint session of Congress, where he set out in greater detail his plans to cut spending and boost the economy. So what is Trump's plan of action? Chris Bailey, Founder of Financial Orbit, joined Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast to discuss this and more.
Donald Trump is speaking to Congress tonight. Shares in American Construction-materials companies rose in anticipation that he might finally make good on promises about a massive infrastructure-spending programme in the US. Trump also says he'd boost defense spending by $54bn in his proposed budget plan for 2018, which is about a 9% increase. Share Radio's Nigel Cassidy was joined by Jeremy Cook, Chief Economist at Worldfirst.
During a joint press-conference with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump appeared to have reversed from the long-held "two state solution" for the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Yossi Mekelberg, an Associate Fellow in the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss.
Robert Singh, Professor of Politics at Birkbeck University of London, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to talk on the latest political news from the US. Following Trump's National Security Adviser resignation, US intelligence agencies are now investigating the links between Russia and Trump's former campaign boss, Paul Manafort.
US President Donald Trump has agreed to honour the so-called "One China" policy, which is the foundation of US-China relations, while domestically Trumps controversial travel ban has been unanimously ruled against by the US circuit court of appeals in San Francisco. For more on Trump's third week in the Oval Office Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Steven Erlanger, London Bureau Chief, New York Times.