As Snap shares begin to trade on the New York stock exchange today, will they spark a trend for other tech unicorns like Spotify and Uber to follow? And can anything spook the FTSE 100 as it pushes to record highs again? Chris Beauchamp, chief market analyst at IG, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on the day's biggest economic stories.
According to a study made by Wood Mackenzie, commercial shipping companies could be facing a $60 billion dollars annual rise in fuel costs. That is because of new sulfur emission norms that will come into effect from 2020. Share Radio's James Brydges spoke to Alan Gelder, refining and chemicals expert from commodity analysts Wood Mackenzie.
Sports Direct has emerged as a likely buyer for lingerie company Agent Provocateur as it enters administration, while Capita's CEO will step aside after a 33 percent fall in pre-tax profits. For more on these and the rest of the day's big company stories, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Richard Hunter, head of research at Wilson King Investment Management.
How do you feel when your alarm goes off on Monday morning? Do you press the snooze button and curse the cruelty of life? Life is too short to waste it in a job you don't enjoy, according to life coach Hans Schumann. He believes it's never too late to pursue that dream job, and has written a book called Falling in Love With Your Job. He joined Georgie in the studio.
Snap Inc IPO's value has rocketed up again. The company is set to price above it's initial share range due to investor demand. Share Radio's Matt Cox spoke to Michael Hewson, Chief Market Analyst at CMC Markets UK, to get his thoughts.
In part two of our look at the zero emissions car industry Tom Hill looks at the challenges facing the industry and the options available to buyers. Could hydrogen provide the ideal solution? And what might transportation of the future actually resemble?
Tom Hill, Amanda Stretton, Amanda Lyne, Steve Nash
It's the time of year for the Mobile World Congress with the world's industry leaders gathering in Barcelona. This year's event has been about mixing the old with the new. Whilst Sony launched its new Xperia XZ with super slow motion, it was the return of the old guard which stole the headlines. Nokia and BlackBerry returned to the smartphone scene, with Nokia re-launching its iconic 3310 handset. To discuss the latest news and trends Georgie Frost was joined by tech journalist Chris Green.
Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox could notify the European Commission for its $14.4 billion dollar bid for Sky by the end of this week. It would then be referred to Culture Secretary Karen Bradley, who in turn would likely refer the process to Ofcom. Share Radio's James Brydges spoke to Dr Justin Schlosberg, a campaigner who submitted evidence yesterday that the bid should be turned down on competition grounds.
Georgie Frost was joined by Rachel Springall, personal finance expert at moneyfacts.co.uk this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed the government confirming large rises in fees payable after death or probate fee. They will go up in May by as much as £20,000 for those with the biggest estates. Plus they look into the TV licence fee going up for the first time in 7 years to £147 - that's a £2.50 increase. All these stories and more on The News Review.
CityVerve, a UK Smart City project starting in Manchester, was launched six months ago. The project has intended to explore ways of making the city work better through use of tech, notably the internet of things which puts anything that moves online. So how far has the project come since its launch? Simon Navin, Smart Cities Projects Lead, joined Nigel Cassidy to tell Share Radio Breakfast more.