With only 9 days until Trump's inauguration, unverified reports that link him to Moscow have been released. The president elect has adamantly denied the reports that claim Russia sought to cultivate him with compromising personal and financial information. The FBI is currently investigating the accuracy of these allegations. For more on this, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined on the line by US political commentator, Sanford Henry.
FTSE's strength continues while the pound falls on the back of new UK trade figures, Sainsbury's reports Christmas growth and what will the market expect following Trump's first press conference since his election?
That and more as Share Radio's Ed Bowsher speaks with Ben Kumar, Investment Manager at Seven Investment Management.
Welcome to the Share Radio News Hour with Ed Bowsher.
Sainsbury's shares are climbing today after the company's Christmas update beat expectations. Ed will be speaking with Ben Kumar from 7 Investment about the retailer, as well as why the UK's trade deficit has risen yet again.
While the FTSE continues to rise today, shares in Foxtons have hit a record low on a gloomy full year trading update. Ed will be getting insight into what's gone with wrong from Jamieson Blake at ADS Securities. They'll be chatting about several other top company stories too.
And in the second half of the hour, we'll be looking at the latest developments on Donald Trump's alleged relationship with Russia. US political commentator, Sanford Henry, will give us his take. Plus, Ed will be speaking to Labour MP, Liam Byrne, about his new book 'Black Flag down'. It's about how the centre left can combat extremism.
All that and more on today's edition of the Share Radio News Hour.
Morrisons' positive Christmas results came from more than just last minute trips for cranberry sauce, according to the Financial Times assistant companies editor Daniel Thomas.
He joins Share Radio’s Ed Bowsher to talk through the retailer’s latest numbers, plus food delivery service JustEat, web retailer Boohoo and Snapchat’s latest move.
We've had some new retail figures out today from KPMG and the Britsh Retail Consortium. Amongst other things, they say that total retail sales rose 1.7% in December.
Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Paul Martin, head of retail at KPMG, to find out more.
Boris Johnson has been visiting Washington DC where he's met Republican congressional leaders as well as some of Donald Trump's top advisers. After one meeting, Johnson said that the UK was 'first in line' for a post-Brexit trade deal with the US.
For more on this story, Ed Bowsher spoke to Richard Whitman, Visiting Senior Fellow to the Europe Programme at Chatham House.
From Brexit’s impact on the pound to what’s keeping the FTSE up at record levels and some surprising figures from China - Chris Beauchamp from IG Index went through the day’s key economic stories with Share Radio’s senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
Snap, the company behind the Snapchat messaging app, has decided to open its international headquarters in London. So why has the company gone for Brexit Britain? Ed Bowsher was joined on the line by the business and technology journalist Chris Green.
Jeremy Corbyn has backed a cap on "high earners" in an attempt to combat increasing income inequity. These comments come ahead of his speech later today to members of the Labour party, where he is expected to signal a shift in migration policy. For his thoughts on the Labour Leader's comments, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined on the line by John Ashmore, Chief reporter for Politics Home.
This is Share Radio news hour with Ed Bowsher.
While the pound continues to fall, the FTSE is up 30 points at 7267. Ed will be speaking with Chris Beauchamp from IG Index about how the markets are moving this afternoon. He'll also be asking him about Theresa May's latest comments saying a hard Brexit is not inevitable.
The FTSE may have been having a good day, but shares in Just Eat are on the way down after their full year update underwhelmed investors. On the other hand, shares in Morrisons have beaten forecasts with strong Christmas figures. Ed will be getting insight on both of those stories along with he rest of the company news from the FT's assistant companies editor, Daniel Thomas.
In the second half of the hour, Ed will be finding out about why Jeremy Corbyn has backed a cap on "high earners" from John Ashmore, Chief reporter for Politics Home. Plus he'll be speaking to Paul Martin, head of retail at KPMG, about their latest figures, which show a raise in total retail sales in December
All that and more on today's edition of the Share radio news hour.