Shareholders in housebuilder Crest Nicholson voted against changes to a pay package for senior executives - do laws need to be changed to give investors more power? And as Donald Trump tries to push through his healthcare bill, why are recent market gains at risk? And have US markets got ahead of themselves? Garry White, chief investment commentator at Charles Stanley Direct, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to talk through these and more of the day's biggest economic news.
Co-op Bank says several ‘credible’ buyers have come forward since it was put up for sale in February - but who might want it now TSB owner Banco Sabadell has bowed out? Plus FTSE 100 engineering conglomerate Smiths Industries sees revenue up 18% - for all the day's key company news, Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at Oanda, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
Global Economist Jeremy Batstone-Carr gave an in-depth explanation of inflation to Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast. Is it what the media and even Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, make it out to be?
The number of new mortgage approvals for house purchases fell to a three month low in February, according to the latest data from the British Bankers' Association (BBA). To discuss this in more detail, Share Radio' Ed Bowsher spoke to Eric Leenders, BBA Managing Director for Retail Banking.
The Laundromat corruption story rumbles on.
The Police and Financial Conduct Authority will examine allegations that Britain’s high street banks processed nearly $740 million dollars of a criminal Russian money laundering operation.
But what steps can the government take to limit the amount of so called dirty money, processed by UK banks?
James Brydges spoke to Michael McKee, partner at law firm DLA Piper, and a member of the International Regulatory Strategy Group of CityUK.
President Trump has given an ultimatum to Republicans to either get behind his healthcare bill, or he’ll leave Obamacare in place. The vote in the House of Representatives is expected for later today. To discuss this, Share Radio’s Ed Bowsher was joined by Scott Lucas, Professor of American studies at the University of Birmingham and Founder of the EA Worldview blog.
A third of British jobs are at risk of being replaced with robotics by 2030, that’s according to a report by PWC. The report has also found that the nature of some occupations would change rather than disappear, with automation potentially creating additional jobs elsewhere in the economy. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Dr Simon Moores, Futurologist and Government Technology Advisor.
A new start-up says that it could offer an electric-powered commercial flight from London to Paris in 10 years.
The plane would carry 150 people on journeys of less than 300 miles.
Wright Electric says, the price of travel would drop dramatically if there was no jet fuel.
British low-cost airline Easyjet has already expressed an interest.
Graham Warwick, technology editor of Aviation Weekly and spoke to Share radio's James Brydges.
A new report says the benefits of the single market are 'largely imaginary.'
That's according to social policy think-tank Civitas.
They argue exports from non-EU countries to the single market have grown faster than the UK's, and that therefore no deal is better than a bad deal.
Jonathan Portes is Professor of economics at King’s College London.
He told Share Radio's James Brydges that the report was flawed.
The treasury is thinking about raising the state pension age to 70 for people in their 20s.
Analysis for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) suggests that under 30s will have to work more as they live longer.
A separate report, by John Cridland, former boss of the Confederation of British Industry, says those under 45 may have to work to 68.
The government is due to make a decision on both reports by May.
Former Pensions minister Steve Webb spoke to James Brydges
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