From ISAs for social care to support for small business, how can the government get more creative with its funds? For a preview of tomorrow's budget, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by chief economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs, Julian Jessop, for his take.
The North Sea oil sector will make more than it spends this year - the first time in four years. But how will this portion of the industry manage its long-term decline? Sean Cronin, Editor at Argus Global Markets, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher for more.
As the Lords vote on the Brexit Bill's final amendments, leaks and briefings continue ahead of tomorrow's budget. Are there any surprises left? And what will the government do to fix the NHS funding crisis? John Rentoul, chief political commentator at the Independent, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on this.
Online food delivery company Just Eat has beat profit expectations but in a competitive market, can it stay ahead? Plus results from Paddy Power Betfair, insurer Direct Line and a profit warning from temporary power provider Aggreko. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator at Charles Stanley, for more on the day's need-to-know company news.
Despite better-than-expected economic data, a 'tonne' of hard Brexit rhetoric is on the way and looks likely to wear down the pound. Could it fall below $1.20 again? Dr David Stubbs, Global Market Strategist from JP Morgan, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss the day's big economic stories including the latest consumer data and house price figures.
In an £11 billion pound deal, Standard Life will acquire Aberdeen Asset Management to create the UK's largest fund management group. Together the firm would oversee investments worth £660 billion. But is this the start of more mergers to come? Senior market analyst at London Capital Group, Jasper Lawler, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to dissect the deal.
President Trump's latest Twitter outburst has seen him accuse former President Obama of tapping the phones at Trump Tower during the election but evidence for the claims is yet to emerge. Jason Reifler, professor of Political Science at Exeter University, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on the story.
The Vauxhall and Opel brands will be sold off by General Motors for £1.9 billion to French car giant PSA - the company behind Peugeot and Citroen. What does the deal mean? And why will a hard Brexit be 'very damaging' for UK car industry? Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with David Bailey, Professor of Industry at Aston Business School.
Standard Life will acquire rival Aberdeen Asset Management for £3.8bn - the move would create the UK's largest fund management group, managing £660bn in assets with an £11bn market capitalisation. Why has the deal been done? Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Ken Odeluga, market analyst at City Index, for more on this, plus GM sells its European brands Vauxhall and Opel, Informa's revenue rises 11 percent and possible tax rises in this week's budget.
Francois Fillon's campaign to be French President has come under further pressure after former President Nicolas Sarkozy called for an emergency meeting with Fillon. For more Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Aarti Shankar, policy analyst at Open Europe.
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