It's time to talk politics. Today: Donald Tusk, the President of the Council, has unveiled his negotiation guidance for the EU as Brexit negotiations approach; and does a request for immunity from a former Trump adviser open a can of Russian worms?
On the latest Market Wrap, insurer Old Mutual's shares are down 7% due to the recent devaluation in the South African rand. Plus, according to Eurostat, inflation in the eurozone slowed dramatically in March. Juliette Foster was joined by Share Radio's Senior Analyst to look at today's most interesting news affecting markets, companies, and economies.
On the latest Serious Money, we talked about the pensions taper, to find out what it is and how it works. Plus, many local bank branches are closing down, we discussed what this means for many people living in rural areas who cannot get online services.
On our latest Magazine Review, we looked at some of the stories dominating the pages of the country's leading business magazines, including the triggering of Article 50 which marked the official start to Brexit, and Tesco agreeing to compensate eligible shareholders for misleading them over its profits. Share Radio's Juliette Foster was joined by financial commentator Jonathan Compton, and Jake Sumner of Respublica.
Our Apprentices are four members of the Share Radio team who've each been given £15,000 of virtual money to build their own share portfolios. Today's Apprentices were Alex Clark and Valsa De Winter, and they were joined by Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher.
On the latest Market Wrap, US financial markets have been making the headlines after the Dow Jones posted its first drop in 5 months. Plus, Kingfisher, the B&Q and Screwfix owner, has reported higher profits boosted by resilient sales in the UK and the weaker pound. Finally, mining companies Acacia and Endeavour are going separate ways after their merger talks broke down. Russ Mould, Investment Director at AJ Bell joined us to discuss.
On today's programme: France has held its first Presidential debate; the former deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness, has died at the age of 66; and EU leaders will hold a summit on Brexit on 29th April - a month after Article 50 is triggered.
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