Some of the world's most powerful nations will discuss later how to respond to the crisis in Syria. Foreign secretary Boris Johnson has cancelled a visit to Moscow to attend the G7 meeting instead. Plus, police officers from around the country will be in London later for the funeral of PC Keith Palmer who died during the London terror attack.
Joining Sarah Pennells to discuss the latest market headlines is Share Radio's Nigel Cassidy, starting with Barclays. City regulators are investigating the bank and its boss Jes Staley. Plus, staying with banks and investigations, a secret recording that implicates the Bank of England in Libor rigging has been uncovered by BBC Panorama.
Boris Johnson has claimed that that the US could launch further strikes against the Assad regime, ahead of key international talks to put pressure on Russia to rethink its support for its Syrian ally. The UK Foreign Secretary cancelled a planned trip to Moscow at the weekend, leading the Kremlin to swipe at the UK for lacking “real influence” internationally.
Google has added its fact check feature to search results globally, in a bid to help tackle the spread of "fake news". The search giant will now highlight "authoritative sources" in search results, with a summary of claims that have been fact-checked. Google says sites will be judged authoritative by an algorithm and the company will not be fact-checking news stories itself. It follows a Facebook campaign to help people spot fake news.
Upmarket fashion chain Jaeger has filed notice to appoint administrators putting the future of around 700 employees into question. The 133-year-old retailer filed the notice on 5th April and informed employees at the firm’s 25 shops of the move on Thursday, a spokesperson for Jaeger confirmed. So where did the company go wrong?
What's the problem with Pearson? Shares in the publisher have tumbled 10% in recent days. Analysts say the company's never recovered after selling off the Economist and the Financial Times, and then concentrating on education. James Brydges spoke to Mike Van Dulken, Head of Research at Accendo Markets to find out why.
The Governor of the Bank of England's warning of major economic harm if Brexit negotiations between Britain and the EU falter. Mark Carney's asking financial firms to submit contingency plans and prepare for all scenarios, including a "no deal" outcome. Joining to discuss is Mike Ingram, Market Strategist BGC Partners.
It's time to talk politics. Today: the US had bombed a Syrian airbase overnight - from which it believes this week's chemical attack was launched. 59 cruise missiles were fired from a warship in the Mediterranean. This is the first time the US has become a direct combatant against the Syrian regime.
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