Snap, messaging service Snapchat's parent company, is set to price above its initial share range due to investor demand - suggesting it could be worth between $20 to $25bn as final pricing is expected this week. Share Radio's Matt Cox spoke to Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets, to get his thoughts.
French presidential candidate Francois Fillon has refused to give up his bid in a surprising move today - the conservative candidate is under fire for allegedly giving a 'fake job' to his wife and will now face a judge on March 15. But is his run over? And who will benefit most from the ongoing scandal? Aarti Shankar, policy analyst at Open Europe, spoke to Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for the latest.
Donald Trump gave his first speech to congress last night, widely said to be more presidential, but did it deliver the detail markets were craving? And how has it rated in the polls? Chris Gilson runs the LSE US Centre's daily blog on US politics and joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to dissect the speech.
The much-awaited valuation of Snap, messaging service Snapchat's parent company, is imminent - what could the final number look like? Plus ITV's mixed results, the BHS pensions settlement and the wash-up from the LSE and Deutsche Boerse merger. For the day's biggest company stories, founder of Financial Orbit Chris Bailey joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
The ongoing war of words between Nigel Farage and UKIP's only MP, Douglas Carswell, is heating up. But there's an unexpected upside for UKIP. For the latest on this, Theresa May's bad accents in Question Time and today's other big UK political stories, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with John Ashmore from Politics Home.
Donald Trump's first speech before congress was widely said to be 'more mature' but the lack of detail saw markets largely ignore it. For more on why, and a wrap on the day's big economic stories, Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher spoke with Ben Kumar from 7 Investment Management.
It seems people are getting increasingly concerned over the ethical credentials of their food as sales of Fair Trade produce rose for the first time since 2013. This week is the first of Fair Trade Fortnight which aims to raise awareness of the situation for farmers globally and what consumers can do to help them. Joining Georgie Frost for the launch of the week was CEO of the Fairtrade Foundation Mike Gidney.
Now are you a female entrepreneur? Or an aspiring one? It's been reported that female entrepreneurs contribute £3.5 billion to the UK economy, and it's on the rise. So what's stopping you? Female entrepreneur Joanna Wood spoke to our reporter Anviksha Patel about how much the demographic of entrepreneurship has changed, and why so many women are going at it alone. Joanna began by explaining how she started her own business.
Georgie was joined by two young entrepreneurs who's aim is to help corporations make a social impact by helping fledgling businesses in Africa. University friends Tom Fairburn, and Toby Hanington, decided to give up their well-paid city jobs to do this and in March 2016 they launched The Baobab Network.
Georgie Frost was joined by journalist Rosie Taylor this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed the news that from today, drivers face losing their licence if they're caught using their phone at the wheel within two years of passing their test - so anyone caught doing so will now get a 200 pound fine and six penalty points. Plus they look into why a woman has ended up with a criminal record after she found £20 on the floor and put it in her pocket. All these stories and more on The News Review.