UK dividends rose 6.6% in the last quarter of 2016 - great news for investors who focus on getting an income from their portfolios, but can it be sustained?
And speculation that housebuilders Bovis and Berkeley would merge was triggered by Schroder, Bovis' second largest shareholder, writing to Berkeley suggesting a deal.
Ed Bowsher spoke to Ken Odeluga, market analyst at City Index, for more on these and other market stories.
Donald Trump's inauguration has hit the dollar but helped the sterling up to its best level since before Christmas, while ratings agency S&P has predicted the European Central Bank will extend its quantitative easing programme into 2018.
And optimism among financial services firms is at its lowest ebb since the crisis - but it's not just Brexit.
Alastair McCaig, director of investment management at Fernwealth, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss these and more of the big economic news of the day.
On the final day of Davos the discussion continues to revolve around Brexit and the state of globalisation. Today, speakers included Chancelor Philip Hammond and German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble. From the studio Ed Bowsher spoke to Share Radio Presenter and Davos correspondent Steve Clarke to round up what's happened this week.
The Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, has accused Jeremy Corbyn of "lamely giving up" while Britain "drives off a cliff" by activating article 50. This may leave the Lib Dems as the only mainstream political party that is opposing Theresa May's Brexit plans. For more on Farron's comments, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher is joined on the line by Asa Bennett, Assistant Comment Editor at the Telegraph.
Angry investors are pushing for Pearson's CEO to go after this week's profit warning and 30% fall in the share price.
There's been better news for shareholders in the fashion chain for more mature ladies, BonMarche with good sales in the run-up to Christmas. And Synthomer impresses investors in its Q4 update.
Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at OANDA, spoke with Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher on this and more company news.
UK retail sales slumped with the worst figures in more than five years, could Trump put through his fiscal stimulus plans and how is the market pricing Sterling - is it likely to fall further?
Mike Bell, global markets strategist at JP Morgan, talks through the top economy stories of today with Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
It's that time in the afternoon where we find out what's coming up in this week's edition of MoneyWeek magazine. For a full preview, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher speaks to Merryn Somerset Webb, MoneyWeek's Editor-in-chief.
Letter volumes at Royal Mail are down 6 percent and that's hit the share price, while marketing company St Ives tumbled than 30 percent after a profit warning. But price comparison service Moneysupermarket had a strong Q4 and was rewarded with an improved share price.
In retail Pets at Home shares were down despite revenue growth while car and bicycle parts Halfords will pay a special dividend to investors.
Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Richard Hunter, head of research at Wilson King Investment Management, to talk about these and more.
All the big economic stories of the day including: The European Central Bank leaving rates at zero percent, market reaction to US Fed chair Janet Yellen's warning of a 'nasty surprise' if the US waits too long to raise its rates, and the Bank of Cyprus listing - is this the latest vote of confidence for London as a financial hub?
Richard Jeffrey is chief economist at Cazenove Capital Management and joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowser to talk through this and more.
In the wake of Theresa May's Brexit speech, several financial institutions have announced plans to relocate some of their operations from the City to mainland Europe. This is the result of continued uncertainty as to what sort of access the single market can be negotiated by the government. For more on why some city operations will be moved out of London Brian Caplen, Editor of The Banker, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.