High Street retailer Next has announced its first fall in profits for eight years, but shares were stronger on the back of dividend news. Plus haulage company Eddie Stobart plans to float on AIM, Ted Baker results and gaming company GVC, behind foxybingo, increases its dividend. Richard Hunter, head of research at Wilson King Investment Management, went through the day's biggest financial stories.
The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, said that US intelligence agencies might have 'incidentally' captured communications from Trump's transitional team following his election. Although, this doesn't back up claims that the Obama administration was behind the 'wiretapping'. To discuss this, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Chris Gilson, Managing Editor of USAPP, the US Centre's daily blog on US politics at the London School of Economics.
Ever thought about starting your own business? But you don't know where to start? Sue was joined by Carl Reader - AKA The Startup Coach - and Amanda Frolich, founder of Amanda's Action Club, a celebrity party planner for kids.
Women make up nearly half of the UK workforce, but this number drops to just a fifth when it comes to the technology sector. The Government's recent green paper on industrial strategy showed that more technical education is needed to boost diversity in the sector. Last week, financial advisory firm KPMG launched IT's Her Future, a campaign aimed at encouraging more women to consider a career in technology. Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Nigel Slater, KPMG's head of management consultancy.
Next has reported its first fall in profits in eight years, although the shares are up 5% this lunchtime. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Neil Wilson, Senior Market Analyst at ETX Capital to find out more.
Salaries and investment into UK companies are higher than ever as digital continues to fuel the UK economy. The UK technology industry continues to be extremely lucrative for its workers, according to the Tech Nation 2017 report from Tech City UK. To find out more Sue was joined by tech journalist and consultant Chris Green.
Wednesday's attack in Westminster was an "attack on democracy", according to the former chairman of Parliament's security and intelligence committee. It's been confirmed that the police has made seven arrests throughout the night in London, Birmingham and elsewhere. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined on the line by Emily Winterbotham, Senior Research Fellow at RUSI - the Royal United Services Institute.
Sue Dougan was joined by Hannah Maundrell, Editor in Chief at Money.co.uk this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed how the state pension age may be increased to 68 by 2039. Plus they look into why men spend more money on Mother's Day than they do on their lovers on Valentine's Day. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Sue Dougan was joined by Josh Lowe from Newsweek to look at some of the biggest political stories of the day. And a sad day for London and the UK yesterday. The number who died has been revised down by police to four this morning. Overnight, police have arrested seven people. Clearly they think the attacker wasn't acting alone? And the House of Commons will return as normal today. Plus the Scottish Parliament debate on whether to seek a second independence referendum is to resume next Tuesday.
Nigel Cassidy joined Sue Dougan to discuss the main market headlines of the morning, starting with the terrible news from yesterday. How do these sort of events impact the markets? Plus we've heard company announcements from Next, Ted Baker and IG Group.