Kraft Heinz has walked away from its £115bn bid for Unilever but that might not be the end of it. For more analysis on why the deal dried up today, and what's next, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Ken Odeluga, Market Analyst at City Index.
Tony Blair has called for remainers to 'rise up' if they don't like the eventual Brexit deal - but is this coming far too late from the former PM? The Telegraph's assistant comment editor Asa Bennett says Blair doesn't have 'a lifetime license to pontificate on whatever he likes'. But is there a better figurehead for remainers? Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Asa Bennett for the latest in UK politics.
Kraft Heinz has proposed a £112bn takeover of consumer giant Unilever, the company behind Persil and PG Tips. The scale of the deal would make it among the biggest in corporate history if it gets the go-ahead but Unilever has rejected initial advances. For the day's biggest corporate stories, Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher spoke with Craig Erlam, senior markets analyst at OANDA.
Food conglomerate Kraft Heinz's initial £112bn approach for Unilever, behind many consumer brands including Marmite, has been rejected in early stages. But is this the end of the deal? And a slump in UK retail spending figures show consumers are holding back as Brexit uncertainty kicks in. Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC markets, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on these and the day's biggest economic stories.
During a joint press-conference with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump appeared to have reversed from the long-held "two state solution" for the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Yossi Mekelberg, an Associate Fellow in the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss.
Talks between Peugeot and General Motors's Vauxhall that could lead to a merger of the two
car manufacturer companies might put up to 4500 jobs at risk. Brexit also threatens General Motor's operations in Britain. David Bailey, Professor of Industry at Aston University joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss.
Greg Hands, the Minister of State for International Trade, might become the first member of government to withdraw support from Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow after his Trump's comments. This could boost the chances of James Duddridge's no-confidence motion against the Speaker. To discuss this and other political news, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Robert Colvile, Editor of CapX.
The company behind messaging app Snapchat, Snap Inc, has brought in its valuation target at $19.5bn to $22.2bn - big numbers but still lower than the $25bn hoped for in initial documents. And shares in defence business Cobham have crashed 20% today while profits at drug company Shire have soared 60%. Richard Hunter, head of research at Wilson King Investment Management, went through this and the day's need-to-know company stories with Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
Global stocks have continued their climb, outdoing previous record highs in 2015, but the FTSE 100 has retreated in early trading. Are markets too high now? Rachel Winter, senior investment manager at stockbroker Killik & Co, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher to discuss this and the day's top economic stories.
The Brexit bill heads to the House of Lords next week but will they use their power to 'ping pong' the legislation back to the Commons? And will Labour hold Stoke-on-Trent in next week's by-election? John Ashmore, chief reporter at Politics Home, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on these stories.
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