Long-term incentive programs for FTSE bosses could be on the way out - reports from the FT say one-tenth of top companies will ditch such incentives. David Buik market commentator at Panmure Gordon joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher to explain the story.
A proposed revamp of the Official Secrets Act could mean leaks of "sensitive information" about the economy would be punished for the first time. The bill also includes proposals to increase jail terms from 2 years to 14 years, and even possessing documents could see charges. The moves are "extremely draconian" according to Jim Killock, executive director of the Open Rights Group - he joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss the issue.
Labour pollsters are 'road testing' MPs as future replacements for Jeremy Corbyn, according to reports in the Sunday Times. While deputy leader Tom Watson said that the purpose of the polling had been misunderstood, who were the standout candidates? Business Insider's UK political editor Adam Bienkov spoke with Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for the latest on this story.
Co-op Bank is up for sale - why has the bank moved now and how can its ethical culture be retained? For more on this and the day's big market stories Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Ken Odeluga, market analyst at City index.
As the FTSE 250 posts another record high, is it down to pre-Brexit 'project fear' concerns easing? Plus flat consumer spending figures and UK employers relying on EU workers are already reporting staff shortages. Jasper Lawler, senior market analyst at London Capital Group, joined Ed Bowsher to talk through this and the day's big economic stories.
The dispute between Eurozone leaders and the IMF over Greece's bailout continues. Vicky Pryce from the Centre for Economics and Business Research spoke with Share Radio's Alexi Phillips for the latest on Greece's debt crisis.
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.
A Tory MP, James Duddridge has tabled a motion of no confidence in John Bercow following the Speaker of the Commons announcing that Donald Trump should not be allowed to address parliament on account of his racist and sexist comments. For his thoughts on Bercow's position Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Robert Hutton, UK Political Correspondent for Bloomberg News.
Just Eat Chief Executive David Buttress announced that he will step down due to "urgent family matters", this sent the company's shares down 6% in the first hour of trading today. UK's largest pub retailer and brewer Greene King released its 40th week trading statement update which saw the group having a slow sales growth between January and November despite a record-breaking Christmas Day. Plus, British lender Nationwide's profit dropped 16 percent as low rates bite. To discuss this and other corporate stories Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Craig Erlam, Senior Market Analyst at OANDA.
Nandini Ramakrishnan, Global Market Strategist at JP Morgan joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to look at today's biggest macro stories. FTSE climbed to a three-week high boosted by trade data from China showing better than forecast growth in imports and exports in January. According to the Office for National Statistics, UK industrial sector performed better than expected in December with manufacturing production climbing 2.1% compared to November. A Senior German banking regulator Andreas Dombret said that London will probably lose its status of 'the gateway to Europe' for vital financial services following Brexit.