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Ed Bowsher

Economic tail-wind to help RBS despite £7bn loss

Ed Bowsher
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Economic tail-wind to help RBS despite £7bn loss
Despite RBS announcing a huge £7bn loss, more than expected, could underlying performance for banks be on the up? Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Guy Foster, head of research at Brewin Dolphin, to explain this and more of the day's big economic stories.
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Guy Foster


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"Le Pen is the favourite to win the French presidency" says Panmure Gordon's Simon French

Ed Bowsher
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"Le Pen is the favourite to win the French presidency" says Panmure Gordon's Simon French
What would a Marine Le Pen victory in the French presidential election mean for markets? Panmure Gordon's chief economist Simon French says the right-wing candidate could win and, given a possible exit from the Euro, the impact would be more immediate than Brexit and 'strike at the heart of an economic system'. He joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to talk through this and the day's big economic stories including possible US rate increases, gold price rise and more.
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Simon French


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Ed Bowsher

UK GDP growth softens in 2016

Ed Bowsher
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UK GDP growth softens in 2016
The latest UK GDP figures shown a slight improvement in the fourth quarter but overall growth has softened to 1.8 percent. But will growth slow as Brexit negotiations kick off this year? And Lloyds Bank posts strong results. Chris Justham, Relationship Manager at Seven Investment Management, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for analysis of the day's key economic news.
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Chris Justham


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Hope for solution to Greece's bailout terms as finance ministers meet

Ed Bowsher
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Hope for solution to Greece's bailout terms as finance ministers meet
Greece's debt burden is back on the agenda as European finance ministers met today at Eurogroup meeting. The ministers are at loggerheads with the International Monetary Fund over the Greek bailout terms. To preview the meeting, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Pieter Cleppe, Head of Open Europe's Brussels Office.
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Pieter Cleppe


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Upswing on cards for UK economy despite Brexit fears

Ed Bowsher
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Upswing on cards for UK economy despite Brexit fears
The UK's economy is gaining momentum despite concerns of uncertainty ahead of Brexit - that's according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's latest indicator. JP Morgan global market analyst Alex Dryden ran through this and the day's other big economic news with Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
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Alex Dryden


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Kraft Heinz makes £112bn bid for Unilever

Ed Bowsher
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Kraft Heinz makes £112bn bid for Unilever
Food conglomerate Kraft Heinz's initial £112bn approach for Unilever, behind many consumer brands including Marmite, has been rejected in early stages. But is this the end of the deal? And a slump in UK retail spending figures show consumers are holding back as Brexit uncertainty kicks in. Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC markets, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on these and the day's biggest economic stories.
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Michael Hewson


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Global markets surge to record highs

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Global markets surge to record highs
Global stocks have continued their climb, outdoing previous record highs in 2015, but the FTSE 100 has retreated in early trading. Are markets too high now? Rachel Winter, senior investment manager at stockbroker Killik & Co, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher to discuss this and the day's top economic stories.
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Rachel Winter


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Solid UK employment stats but productivity still poor

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Solid UK employment stats but productivity still poor
Today's UK job market figures were encouraging with unemployment flat but wage growth was less than expected and productivity remained sluggish. And in the US, interest rates are back in the headlines with Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen indicating rate rises. Ben Kumar, investment manager at Seven Investment Management, joined Share Radio's senior analyst for more on this.
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Ben Kumar


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Can wage growth keep up with inflation?

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Can wage growth keep up with inflation?
UK inflation rose to a 31-month high of 1.8 percent in January, up from 1.6 percent in December. But is wage growth keeping up with inflation? Samuel Tombs, Chief Economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on this.
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Samuel Tombs


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Brexit 'fear factor' unravelling

Ed Bowsher
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Brexit 'fear factor' unravelling
As the FTSE 250 posts another record high, is it down to pre-Brexit 'project fear' concerns easing? Plus flat consumer spending figures and UK employers relying on EU workers are already reporting staff shortages. Jasper Lawler, senior market analyst at London Capital Group, joined Ed Bowsher to talk through this and the day's big economic stories.
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Jasper Lawler


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