Marks and Spencer has followed several other high-profile brands, including Tesco and HSBC, pulling its advertising from Google. It follows concerns about placement of ads next to inappropriate content on YouTube. But is this a serious threat to companies like Google? Ian Whittaker, media analyst at Liberum, spoke to Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
Marks & Spencer has joined a growing list of companies pulling ads from Google, after reports they'd appeared alongside inappropriate content on Youtube. Plus Vodafone India to merge with Idea Cellular in a major deal, Finsbury Food signs up Mary Berry and more of the day's key company news. Ken Odeluga, market analyst at City Index, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more analysis.
Sainsbury's shares have slipped around 2% today as the retailer warns uncertainty over Sterling will impact operations. Plus results from Balfour Beatty and OneSavings Bank, while Anglo American shares jump as billionaire Anil Agrawal snaps up a 12% stake. Adrian Lowcock, Investment Director and spokesperson for Architas, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to analyse all the day's need-to-know company news.
The Bank of England has left rates on hold at 0.25% - but the move wasn't unanimous, with one vote for a rate rise. So what does this mean for consumers and markets? Plus both the FTSE 100 and 250 hit record highs today, what's driving this? For more on these and the day's biggest economic stories, Alastair McCaig, Director of Investment Management at Fern Wealth, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more.
Premier Oil shares were up more than 14% today - but it's only some relief for investors as the pain of previous deals are still reflected in the price. Plus FTSE 100 drugmaker Hikma sees shares rise on good results and Unilever boss Paul Polman calls for changes to takeover rules following Kraft's approach earlier this year. For these and all the day's need-to-know company news Chris Bailey, founder of Financial Orbit, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
Ocado has posted solid first quarter results, so why are investors selling the stock? Plus why are mergers on the rise in the UK? For more on this and all the need-to-know company news, deputy companies editor at the Financial Times, Daniel Thomas, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
Two takeover bids for housebuilder Bovis Homes pushed the share price up 9 percent today even as the company rejected the initial offers from Redrow and Galliford Try. The latter remains 'in talks' with Bovis on another bid. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Ken Odeluga from City Index for the day's need-to-know company news.
A £2.2bn takeover deal has been agreed between Amec Foster Wheeler and Aberdeen-based Wood Group, creating a £5bn energy services company. And the pound has picked up today despite increasing uncertainty - for more on the big market stories of the day, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Mike van Dulken, head of research at Accendo Markets.
Shares in BT are up 5 percent as the company ends two years of wrangling over the future of its OpenReach division. Plus insurer Esure shares jump on positive news and Wetherspoons chairman rails against the budget. For all of the day's need-to-know company stories, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Craig Erlam from OANDA.
Profits at Morrisons have risen 40% but why is the share price is down 6%? Plus John Lewis has cut staff bonus for fourth year in a row and Countrywide shares slump to an all-time low. For more on the latest company news, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Richard Hunter of Wilson King Investment Management.