Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks at the takeover bid for Shire and the firm oil price, as well as at Virgin Money and BT. He also looks forward to results due from Centrica, Burberry, British Land and Royal Mail.
Tim Evans, Professor of Business and Political Economy at Middlesex University, looks at Trump's foreign policy, particularly with regard to North Korea and tearing up the Iran deal. He examines Britain's position on Galileo and the UK's plan to launch a rival, discusses Britain's first national private police force since the Georgian era and wonders what black cabbies will make of flying taxis.
James Cameron-Wilson reviews I Feel Pretty, The Strangers: Prey at Night, Tully and The Young Karl Marx. He laments the final parting from the top 10 of The Greatest Showman after 18 weeks and takes a second look at Spielberg's The Post, now that it's available for home viewing.
Steve Caplin discusses the caps for Chinese factory workers that monitor their brainwaves, the robot that turns into a car for real, recycling Sony Aibo pet dogs, deliveries to car boots, the complexity of drilling into live skulls and contact lenses shooting out laser beams.
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Apple surprises; Walmart gets serious in India; Shake Shack raises the roof; T-Mobile and Sprint hope the third time’s a charm; Snap slumps; And Tesla’s CEO generates some electricity.
Political commentator and author of The Groucho Tendency blog, Mike Indian looks at Amber Rudd's resignation and at Sajid Javid's appointment, wondering what it will mean for the Government and its handling of the Windrush scandal and wondering if Javid might be the next Tory leader. He also takes a look at the accusations of bullying against Speaker Bercow.
Mel Stride, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, talks to Share Radio's Simon Rose about the Government's latest initiative to crack down on online sellers trying to evade VAT, particularly those based overseas. VAT is the third-largest source of revenue for the government after income tax and National Insurance and, as the minister explains, the Government is determined that the playing field should be level with bricks-and-mortar retailers and that those owing tax are not able to escape paying.
James Cameron-Wilson discusses Avengers: Infinity War, the UK's 3rd most successful opening ever. And while the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society shows growing popularity, the amazing success of The Greatest Showman continues, despite already being out for home viewing. James also reviews the home release of Suburbicon, which he reckons to be much under-rated.
Steve Caplin and Simon Rose discuss Google's new "Talk to Books" function, the Amazon Echo that insists on good manners, a MIDI representation of the world, Snapchat's relaunch of its Spectacles and a game combining physics with a word game.