Morrisons' positive Christmas results came from more than just last minute trips for cranberry sauce, according to the Financial Times assistant companies editor Daniel Thomas.
He joins Share Radio’s Ed Bowsher to talk through the retailer’s latest numbers, plus food delivery service JustEat, web retailer Boohoo and Snapchat’s latest move.
We've had some new retail figures out today from KPMG and the Britsh Retail Consortium. Amongst other things, they say that total retail sales rose 1.7% in December.
Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Paul Martin, head of retail at KPMG, to find out more.
Boris Johnson has been visiting Washington DC where he's met Republican congressional leaders as well as some of Donald Trump's top advisers. After one meeting, Johnson said that the UK was 'first in line' for a post-Brexit trade deal with the US.
For more on this story, Ed Bowsher spoke to Richard Whitman, Visiting Senior Fellow to the Europe Programme at Chatham House.
From Brexit’s impact on the pound to what’s keeping the FTSE up at record levels and some surprising figures from China - Chris Beauchamp from IG Index went through the day’s key economic stories with Share Radio’s senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
Snap, the company behind the Snapchat messaging app, has decided to open its international headquarters in London. So why has the company gone for Brexit Britain? Ed Bowsher was joined on the line by the business and technology journalist Chris Green.
This is Share Radio news hour with Ed Bowsher.
While the pound continues to fall, the FTSE is up 30 points at 7267. Ed will be speaking with Chris Beauchamp from IG Index about how the markets are moving this afternoon. He'll also be asking him about Theresa May's latest comments saying a hard Brexit is not inevitable.
The FTSE may have been having a good day, but shares in Just Eat are on the way down after their full year update underwhelmed investors. On the other hand, shares in Morrisons have beaten forecasts with strong Christmas figures. Ed will be getting insight on both of those stories along with he rest of the company news from the FT's assistant companies editor, Daniel Thomas.
In the second half of the hour, Ed will be finding out about why Jeremy Corbyn has backed a cap on "high earners" from John Ashmore, Chief reporter for Politics Home. Plus he'll be speaking to Paul Martin, head of retail at KPMG, about their latest figures, which show a raise in total retail sales in December
All that and more on today's edition of the Share radio news hour.
Last September Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Cameron Reynolds, CEO of VolitionRX - a diagnostics company developing blood tests for cancer. Current methods for detecting cancer tend to be inaccurate or people simply don't take them, but Volition hopes blood-based tests can pave the way forward.
Cameron joined Ed back in the studio to announce some good news for his business: VolitionRX has received its first CE Mark, meaning that it is legally allowed to sell its products in Europe.