There was no shortage of European economic data today - but the most important was the overall figure, with the Eurozone growing 0.5 percent in the final quarter of 2016, taking annual growth to 1.8 percent for the year. That's behind UK growth for 2016 at 2.2% but ahead of the US, at only 1.6 percent. For more detail, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Jennifer McKeown, Chief European Economist at Capital Economics.
Donald Trump's executive orders continue to cause headaches for Theresa May but the PM is standing her ground on his state visit despite protests. And Brexit debate kicked off in parliament ahead of the Article 50 vote. For analysis on today's political news, John Rentoul, chief political commentator at the Independent, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
All of the day's top economic stories including the FTSE's shift, regional UK construction boom and some concerning signs for UK consumer sentiment. Plus a slew of Eurozone data showing where the strong - and weak - economies are on the continent. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Alex Dryden, market strategist at JP Morgan, to analyse the day's news.
Shares in Ocado have jumped 7% today after the online grocer revealed profits rose by 20% last year, but the company still hasn't announced a long-promised partnership with an overseas retailer. Results were also out from soft drink maker Britvic and Carpetright. Daniel Thomas, deputy companies editor at the FT, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
On the naughty step today is Deutsche Bank. The German giant is paying $630 million to settle investigations into the bank for allegedly facilitating Russian money-laundering via so-called 'mirror transactions.'
And two former HBOS bankers were found guilty on Monday of charges including bribery and fraud - they'll be sentenced later this week.
For more on fines and punishments for banks and bankers, Ed Bowsher was joined by Josh Ryan-Collins, Senior Economist for the finance & economy programme at the New Economic Foundation.
On Company Casebook this week Linda Lewis is meeting a team of futurists who not only predict the future but also write about it.
They're called Fast Future - and they advise governments and organisations about the likely risks and opportunities in an increasingly unpredictable world. Not only that, they've built a thriving publishing business too, where books are turned around in just a few months instead of years, disrupting traditional publishing models. Linda has been meeting the founder Rohit Talwar and some of his team, to find out what they make of Trump and Brexit, plus the coming clash between Man and Machines, courtesy of their author Gerd Leonhard. Be warned - they believe there's a very real prospect of Nigel Farage becoming Prime Minister. And Trump's diktats they say can only get worse. That's Company Casebook this week on Share Afternoon Tuesday at 2pm And on Friday in Share Morning at 1030.
Reports that former BHS boss Sir Philip Green has made a deal with the pensions regulator to rescue the retailer's pension scheme, according to Sky News. How much could cost the billionaire? For more Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Helen Morrissey, editor of Professional Pensions magazine.
Theresa May's encountered a wave of criticism as Donald Trump announced his controversial immigration policy just hours after the PM met the US president on Friday. And the PM is meeting leaders from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to talk Brexit - for more on these, Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher was joined by Maurice Smith, Share Radio's Scottish correspondent.
Donald Trump's controversial immigration ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries caused a public outcry and left markets jittery. Can court action make a difference? And what concessions have been made so far?
For more on exactly what was in the legislation, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Chris Gilson, editor of a US politics blog at the London School of Economics.
Vodafone's confirmation that it's in talks to merge its Indian subsidiary with a rival have triggered a 2% rise in the share price. Meanwhile shares in engineering firm, WS Atkins are up 5% after an American firm made a takeover approach. And German inflation data is out - is this good news for the key European economy?
Ken Odeluga, market analyst at City Index, joined Ed Bowsher to discuss the big economic and company stories of the day.
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