Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, looks at the Spring Statement as well as numbers from Clarkson, Prudential and Morrison's. He also looks ahead to forthcoming results from Kingfisher, Next and Smiths Group.
James Cameron-Wilson reviews Gringo and new Woody Allen film Wonder Wheel, neither of which made the top 10 last week. He also reflects upon the extraordinary success of both Black Panther and The Greatest Showman. Lastly, he looks at the debut on Blu-Ray of 1954's The Barefoot Contessa, daring for its day, which stars Ava Gardner and Humphrey Bogart.
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University and Gavin Oldham, Chairman of Share plc, reflect upon the Chancellor's Spring Statement. They assess his and the OBR's projections for the economy and ask where the future tax revenue will come from? What will happen to the £30 billion bonanza of fuel duty as we move away from petrol and diesel. Why can be done to address the housing crisis and what impact will the events in Salisbury have on the defence budget. And what might Brexit mean for our public finances.
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: Investors cheer the latest jobs report; Toymakers tank on a possible Toys R Us liquidation; Cigna shakes up the healthcare industry; And Costco helps consumers prepare for the apocalypse.
Political commentator Alex Clark discusses Merkels's new coalition and what her concessions might mean, what is likely to happen in Italy after their inconclusive election and the EU's reaction to Theresa May's latest Brexit speech.
Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, looks at recent news from Smurfit Kappa, Rolls Royce and Restaurant Group and looks ahead to numbers from Clarkson, Morrison's, Prudential and Berkeley.
Steve Caplin, Share Radio's Technology Editor, looks at Amazon Echo's Alexa apparently mocking its users by laughing at them, iphones spontaneously calling emergency services, the Chinese woman whose toddler managfed to lock her iphone for 47 years (25m minutes) and the 4G network destined for the moon.
James Cameron-Wilson reviews new films Red Sparrow, Game Night and Kobiety Mafii and discusses the effect of the adverse weather on the UK box office as well as the extraordinary continuing success of musical The Greatest Showman. He also looks back at the recent Oscars ceremony, admitting that his predictions were not perfect - he got ONE category wrong!
Steve Caplin examines Samsung's idea for combining a phone with a drone, robot cucumber pickers, a new form of light discovered by American physicists, edible QR codes and the app that helps you think you're in a cafe.