Vodafone's confirmation that it's in talks to merge its Indian subsidiary with a rival have triggered a 2% rise in the share price. Meanwhile shares in engineering firm, WS Atkins are up 5% after an American firm made a takeover approach. And German inflation data is out - is this good news for the key European economy?
Ken Odeluga, market analyst at City Index, joined Ed Bowsher to discuss the big economic and company stories of the day.
Now, have you made a will? If not, you're not alone as over a third of adults don't have one. But new research from National Savings & Investments shows that 38 million people haven't thought about making a will or drawing up a legal document so a family member can manage their finances if they become ill. Sarah Pennells was joined by Chris Dowsett from NS&I, Amish Patel of legal firm Stone King and Toby Scott from Dying Matters.
Elderly & vulnerable people are particularly susceptible to scams which come through the postal system and criminals who contact them by telephone. To find out what can be done to protect them, Share Radio's Sara Macham was joined by Marilyn Baldwin OBE - founder of Think Jessica, a charity she set up in 2007.
The number of people falling victim to romance scams has reached a record high. In 2016 there were over 3 thousand victims of romance fraud; they lost a combined total of over £39 million. To find out more about this Georgie Frost spoke to Tony Neate is CEO of Get Safe Online.
January is supposed to be the busiest month for divorce as, sadly, many couples contemplate ending their marriage. How do you pay for divorce, especially if you're not working or you're not the main earner? Sarah Pennells was joined by David Allison who's a partner with law firm Family Law in Partnerships, Mary Marvel from Advice Now, Elspeth Thompson from David Gray solicitors and Mary Waring from Wealth for Women.
David Allison, Elspeth Thompson, Mary Waring, Mary Marvel
Do you have a hobby you're passionate about? Well, have you ever thought of turning it into a business? Tomorrow, the 31st of January, is the day Brits are most likely to quit their job and start their own business. Sara Macham spoke to Jason Kitcat from Crunch Accounting as to why tomorrow is decision day for so many.
It appears the gender pay gap isn't the only problem being faced by women in Britain's workforce. 4 in 5 reported witnessing gender discrimination or bias in the past 12 months. This included bias in the recruitment process, women being unable to get their voices heard at meetings and inappropriate comments often passed off as banter. To find out more about the situation our reporter Tom Hill spoke to Head of Brand Strategy and Stakeholder Relations at the CMI, Craig Hurring.
Sarah Pennells was joined by Editor in Chief at Money.co.uk Hannah Maundrell. Today on the agenda, they discussed Trump's travel ban and how some airlines are offering refunds to those affected. Plus they look into why most British cities sell more of their exported goods to Europe than anywhere else in the world. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Now it's time to review some of the biggest political stories from earlier on Share Radio Morning. Sarah Pennells was joined by political journalist Natasha Clark to discuss US President Donald Trump's travel ban on people from Muslim countries. Sarah asked Natasha for her take on the implementation and the reaction of the ban.
The EU is the biggest market for UK exports - and failing to secure a good trade deal post-Brexit will be a major issue for cities across the country. Can other deals pick up the slack? Or does the UK have to get good access to EU markets?
The latest report from thinktank the Centre for Cities focused on exports in the UK's 62 biggest centres and Paul Swinney, principal economist at the centre, joined Ed Bowsher to expand on their findings.