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Nigel Cassidy

Europe remains the market for targeted investment

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

Europe remains the market for targeted investment
A survey by the British Chambers of Commerce of 1500 business people has highlighted an interesting reaction to the collapse in the value of the pound since last June's referendum. Over a third of UK firms are planning to invest more in selling abroad over the next five years, despite uncertainties over Brexit. To discuss this further, Anastassia Beliakova, International Affairs Officer at the BCC, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
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Anastassia Beliakova


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Don't be fooled by the FTSE.

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Don't be fooled by the FTSE.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. We’re still on course for Brexit, albeit pending Parliament’s approval. Already a number of banks seem intent on following through on their threats to relocate jobs, but what about the local branches already shutting down across the UK? Meanwhile the FTSE continues to soar on the back of the slumping pound but questions remain as to the underlying health of the UK economy. Inflation also looks set to rise as does national debt although the latest GDP figures do offer some good news at least. To discuss how people can save and invest for the turbulent times ahead Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Editor Simon Lambert and Deputy Editor Adrian Lowrey. Plus just when BT thought their problems couldn’t get any worse we’ll be announcing the results of the annual Money Mail Wooden Spoon Awards. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
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Simon Lambert, Adrian Lowery


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Ed Bowsher

Tesco lines up £3.7bn merger, BT profits slide and more

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

Tesco lines up £3.7bn merger, BT profits slide and more
A £3.7bn takeover deal between Tesco and Booker, a food wholesaler and owner of the Londis and Budgens brands, is on the table. What's the rationale behind the move? Ahead of a major finance meeting, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said the UK will be an engaged EU member until it leaves - what does this mean for any US trade deal? And BT profits slide 37 percent. Jasper Lawler, Senior Market Analyst at London Capital Group, joined Ed Bowsher, Share Radio's senior analyst, for more on the day's biggest economic stories.
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Jasper Lawler


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Ed Bowsher

UK's economy up but will it continue?

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

UK's economy up but will it continue?
Britain's economy grew by 2 % in 2016 but will the growth continue into 2017? While in Europe, Spain backs early trade talks in Brexit negotiations. And the Royal Bank of Scotland has earmarked a further $3.8bn (£3.1 billion) to cover US fines for mis-selling subprime mortgage securities, taking the total figure to £6.7bn. Michael Hewson, Chief Market Analyst at CMC Markets, spoke to Share Radio's Ed Bowsher on these and all the day's big economic news.
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Michael Hewson


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Ed Bowsher

Company news: RBS earmarks £3.1bn for fines, Costa buoys parent company, Unilever shares slide and more

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

Company news: RBS earmarks £3.1bn for fines, Costa buoys parent company, Unilever shares slide and more
Royal Bank of Scotland has set aside a further £3.1 billion to cover potential fines in the US and the shares have risen today. But Whitbread's share price has fallen 5%, after the owner of Costa Coffee shops and Premier Inn issued a disappointing trading statement, while Unilever's Q4 sales disappointed the market. Richard Hunter, Head of Research at Wilson King Investment Management, spoke to Share Radio's Ed Bowsher about the day's top company stories.
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Richard Hunter


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Ed Bowsher

UK industry pumping, 'Trump bump' is back and funds get tough on 'fat cats'

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

UK industry pumping, 'Trump bump' is back and funds get tough on 'fat cats'
Britain's manufacturers are 'firing on all cylinders' - that's what the Confederation of British Industry says in its latest report - but will it last? Three of the five biggest shareholders in FTSE 350 firms have vowed to get tough on executive pay. And in the US, Donald Trump has approved two oil pipelines, is the Trump bump back? Ben Kumar from 7 Investment Management analyses the latest economic news with Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
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Ben Kumar


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Ed Bowsher

Brexit decision spooks pound, BT share price plunge, UK deficit and more

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

Brexit decision spooks pound, BT share price plunge, UK deficit and more
The Supreme Court's Brexit ruling wasn't a major surprise so why has the pound fallen? BT shares plummeted, US officially exits TPP and will the UK hit its deficit target? Rachel Winter, Senior Investment Manager at Killik & Co, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss the top economic stories of the day.
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Rachel Winter


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Ed Bowsher

ECB could continue bond-buybacks into 2018 says S&P

Ed Bowsher
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Share Politics

ECB could continue bond-buybacks into 2018 says S&P
The European Central Bank will continue its quantitative easing bond-buying programme into 2018, according to ratings agency, S&P. The agency says the ECB will need to do this to combat low core inflation and credit growth. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Claus Vistesen, macroeconomist for Pantheon Macroeconomics who focusses on the Eurozone, to explore the issue.
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Claus Vistesen


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Ed Bowsher

Optimism in financial services lowest since crisis, ECB could continue QE and more - with Alastair McCaig

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Optimism in financial services lowest since crisis, ECB could continue QE and more - with Alastair McCaig
Donald Trump's inauguration has hit the dollar but helped the sterling up to its best level since before Christmas, while ratings agency S&P has predicted the European Central Bank will extend its quantitative easing programme into 2018. And optimism among financial services firms is at its lowest ebb since the crisis - but it's not just Brexit. Alastair McCaig, director of investment management at Fernwealth, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss these and more of the big economic news of the day.
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Alastair McCaig


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Brave New World

Georgie Frost
Original Broadcast:

This is Money

This is Money: Brave New World
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. It’s the start of a new era as Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Meanwhile across the pond Theresa May swore out of Europe spelling out her 12 point plan for leaving. What of the impact on the pound in your pocket though? It’s rapidly devaluing on the back of uncertainty whilst rising inflation threatens to strip its spending power further, especially if saved in one of Britain’s worst accounts. To add to the misery there’s also a warning from Mark Carney we may be storing up problems overspending and racking up debt. To make sense of all these financial woes current and future Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Personal Finance Editor Rachel Rickard Straus. They also discuss how to solve some of the biggest money rip-offs and financial wrongs whilst Simon takes on a new road tax which could see a small hatchback being charged the same as a 5.0 litre Mustang. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
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Simon Lambert, Rachel Rickard-Straus


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