Nandini Ramakrishnan, Global Market Strategist at JP Morgan joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to look at today's biggest macro stories. FTSE climbed to a three-week high boosted by trade data from China showing better than forecast growth in imports and exports in January. According to the Office for National Statistics, UK industrial sector performed better than expected in December with manufacturing production climbing 2.1% compared to November. A Senior German banking regulator Andreas Dombret said that London will probably lose its status of 'the gateway to Europe' for vital financial services following Brexit.
A Greek departure from the Eurozone is back on the agenda after a leading German politician said that Greece would be better off without the Euro. Zsolt Darvas, Senior Scholar at Bruegel, joined Share Radio's deputy editor Ed Bowsher to discuss this some more.
UK rents are set to rise faster than property values over the next five years - but what does this mean for the wider economy? Political players say Greece would be better outside the Eurozone, plus how will the EU calculate Britain's final 'exit bill'? Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets Limited, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for today's big economic stories.
US social media company Twitter has released less-than-stellar sales results and Thomas Cook's share price is down despite decent financials. Richard Hunter, head of research at Wilson King Investment, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher to get more on the day's top company stories.
Oil prices are falling again today as the market waits for US inventory data to come through this afternoon. But early estimates indicate it'll be far above analysts' expectations - at around 11 million extra barrels. Sean Cronin, editor at Argus Media, joined Glen Goodman for more on this story.
Concerns about Greek debt levels are back on the radar as negotiations between the Eurozone and International Monetary Fund look increasingly shaky. Head Analyst at MacroPolis, Manos Giakoumis, joined Share Radio's Glen Goodman to explain the current situation.
Parliament will face a 'take it or leave it' vote on the eventual Brexit deal according to the government. For more on the day's political news John Ashmore, Chief Political Reporter at Politics Home, spoke to Share Radio's Glen Goodman.
Company news: Rio Tinto, GlaxoSmithKline, Dunelm and more
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Earnings were out for miners Rio Tinto, pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline and home furnishings retailer Dunelm, while there are reports that L’Oréal is considering the sale of The Body Shop as it reviews operations. Chris Bailey founder of Financialorbit.com joined Share Radio's Glen Goodman for these and more of the day's company news.
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