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.
Also today: How concerned should we be about interest-only mortgages?
Simon gets angry about potholes!
And Sainsbury's boss may be in the money – but with a potential tie-up with Asda in the offing, what’s in it for the shoppers?
Today we’re joined by the IEA’s Research Director Dr Jamie Whyte, and Catherine McBride, Senior Economist in the IEA’s International Trade and Competition Unit, who analyse the future of Britain’s financial services post-Brexit. Interviewed by the IEA’s Digital Officer Madeline Grant, the pair discuss to what extent Brexit will actually effect the vibrancy of Britain’s financial services, and what opportunities lie outside of European Union for the finance industries. Catherine and Jamie give particular focus to the fear-mongering, perpetuated by certain camps, around the future of financial services, arguing that the EU’s regulatory fixations have held the City of London back for years, and made it significantly harder for genuine competitors to enter the market.
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.
Sue Dougan interviews Jonathan MacDonald, an expert in managing change who has worked with major organisations such as IKEA, Procter and Gamble, Google, Apple and Unilever. He draws on a tough childhood – he was often bullied at school owing to his ethnic origins and holds his hardworking parents in high regard. He advocates applying ‘your passion and purpose into practice’ and surrounding yourself with those who share your vision. He’s now a published author and wants us all to start each day with spirit and positivity! His latest book is Powered by Change: How to Design Your Business for Perpetual Success.
Adam Cox talks to Ollie Trew, a former professional beat boxer and film producer, who now coaches people on finding the purpose in their lives that aligns with their spiritual side. They discuss the importance of resilience, and why challenges can give you clues to your identity; as well as whether it’s possible to monetise your purpose and also be spiritual. Adam also shares why he set himself the challenge of sticking to a “juice cleanse”, with no solid food, for 60 days.