Kingfisher, the company behind B&Q and Screwfix, beat expectations and posted pre-tax profit of £759m - but shares dropped almost 5%. And are falls on Wall Street just a headline or is there a long-term downward trend? Chris Bailey, founder of investment research consultancy, Financial Orbit, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss the day's biggest company stories.
Wall Street's had its worst day since President Trump's election - the flagship S&P 500 index fell 1.2%, which had ramifications for the FTSE today. Chris Justham, relationship manager at Seven Investment Management, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on this and the day's major economic news.
Upmarket tonic water brand Fever-Tree has seen its shares fall despite its profits more than doubling. Plus betting company 888 posts strong full-year results while housebuilder Bellway raises its dividend. For analysis on the day's top company stories, Paul Sedgwick, Head of Investments at Frank Investments, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
Executive pay remains in the headlines, with German banking giant Deutsche Bank cutting bonuses by more than 75% last year, while four bosses at Melrose Industries were set to split a £200 million share payout. Oliver Parry, Head of Corporate Governance Policy for the Institute of Directors, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss.
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.
Welcome to the This is Money Show on Share Radio, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. After its controversial announcement last week Philip Hammond has finally had to U-turn on national insurance hikes in an attempt to win back public trust. Whilst the Budget provoked considerable backlash less publicised has been changes in road tax coming in April which will see some drivers paying as much as seven times more. Meanwhile across the pond the US Fed has raised interest rates with attention now turning to what the Bank of England will do next. Speculating on where all this leaves our finances Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus. Plus is a castle, a Star Wars themed cinema and beer Fridays really what it takes to be named Britain’s best boss? This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
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.