Cabinet Eurosceptics reportedly backed Theresa May's softer approach to Brexit, supporting the idea of a transition period after April 2019. And, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said that the City must not be cut off from the rest of Europe, advising against protectionism in financial markets. Asa Bennet, Assistant Comment Editor at the Telegraph, joined us for the latest political news.
Co-operative Bank announced that it has received bids from several potential buyers, that are interesting in parts of the bank. Plus, Capital & Counties is looking to sell its venues business that includes Olympia, and use the money to help develop its Earl's Court housing project. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Financial Author and Commentator Rodney Hobson.
Trump has launched the first military action of his presidency at a Syrian regime airbase, we discussed what the markets reaction has been. Plus, UK industrial production suffered a contraction in February and the house price growth is at his lowest in nearly four years. For all the major economic news, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Alastair McCaig, Director of Investment Management at Fern Wealth.
Donald Trump has removed his former campaign manager Steve Bannon from the White House National Security Council, following criticism from foreign policy experts and Capitol Hill. To discuss this, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Professor Robert Singh, Department of Politics at Birkbeck, University of London.
Theresa May has launched the Tory local election campaign today, saying that there are no 'no go areas' where Tories can't win. She is set to meet EU Council Chief Donald Tusk for Brexit talks later today. Rachel Cunliffe, Writer & Deputy Editor of Reaction, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for all the latest political news.
The Co-op Group has reported a £132 million loss in 2016, its first since 2013, after writing down the value of its stake in the bank. Plus, 3,000 could be at risk after Tesco announced changes in its opening hours. For all the major companies stories, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Richard Hunter, Head of Research at Wilson King Investment Management.
Unilever has unveiled measures to boost investor support after the failed Kraft Heinz bid. Plus, the US Federal Reserve wants to start reducing the number of bonds on its balance sheet this year. For these and today's other economic news Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Jasper Lawler.