View from Middlesex University with Professor Tim Evans looking at:
1. This Thursday's local elections & general election so far
2. Why the EU is in a weak negotiating position
3. The rise of paramilitary violence and extreme poverty in Venezuela:
It's time to talk politics. Today: FT says Brexit bill could be as much as 100 billion euros. May resurrects the 'bloody difficult woman' moniker, which was first used by Ken Clarke last year. Will that approach help her to get a good deal in the end? John McDonnell attacks BBC for broadcasting Tory 'lies' & more!
On today's wrap: Shares in Sainbury's end down 5.5% after the supermarket chain announces an 8% fall in profits last year amid what it's calling a "challenging" food market. The boss of ITV is stepping down after seven years. Adam Crozier - who previously ran Royal Mail and the Football Association - will leave at the end of June. And activity in the UK's construction sector was stronger than expected in April. Ed is joined by Russ Mould, Investment Director at AJ Bell.
Robo-investment has been one of the big themes of the last year. The idea is you fill out a questionnaire on a robo-investment website, and then the site's algorithms decide how to invest your money.
Ed Bowsher recently spoke to Adam French, the co-founder of one of the leading robo-investment sites, Scalable Capital, to find out more about the sector.
Crowdfunders is Share Radio's regular look at the world of crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending. Today: the case for Innovative Finance this ISA season; and how businesses looking to borrow use peer-to-peer lending.
This week on "The Investment Trust Show", brought to you in association with Henderson Global Investors, we looked at how to pick an investment trust. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Nick Britton, Head of Training at the Association of Investment Companies (AIC), and John Newlands, Head of Investment Companies Research at Brewin Dolphin.
On today's Crowdfunders: calculating the risk of some of the new innovative finance ISAs, the founder of a company called Aduna, which are crowdfunding at the moment, will be talking about how it markets food products that are derived from African plants and more.
Cancer diagnostics company Volition announced its results today, and the company confirmed it made significant progress in 2016. The company’s Nu.Q test for Colorectal cancer won a ‘CE mark’ last year which proved that the test was accurate. A final logistics trial for the test is now underway in Denmark and Volition should start generating revenue for the first time this year.
Cameron Reynolds, Volition’s CEO, explained to Ed Bowsher what else can we expect from the firm this year, especially as the company now expands outside Europe.
Share Radio's Simon Rose brings you Market Wrap, a roundup of what's been happening in the businesses of Britain and the world. To help put the day's events in context, Simon was joined by Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher. On today's show: Snap, the owner of the messaging app Snapchat, has set its valuation as high as $22.2bn ahead of imminent stock market listing; aerospace and defence firm Cobham's 5th profit warning in less than two years; electrical power generation company Drax's full year results and more.