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Kraft Heinz makes £112bn bid for Unilever

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Share Radio Afternoon

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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Market Wrap: Cobham's shares drop after fifth profit warning in less than two years

Ed Bowsher
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The Share Radio Evening Show

Market Wrap: Cobham's shares drop after fifth profit warning in less than two years
Share Radio's Simon Rose brings you Market Wrap, a roundup of what's been happening in the businesses of Britain and the world. To help put the day's events in context, Simon was joined by Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher. On today's show: Snap, the owner of the messaging app Snapchat, has set its valuation as high as $22.2bn ahead of imminent stock market listing; aerospace and defence firm Cobham's 5th profit warning in less than two years; electrical power generation company Drax's full year results and more.
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Ed Bowsher


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Global markets surge to record highs

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

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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UK wage growth slows and inflation rises

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

UK wage growth slows and inflation rises
Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that UK unemployment stayed flat at 4.8% in the last quarter of 2016, an 11-year low. Wages growth slowed down, growing by 2.6%, below the consensus forecast of 2.8%. John Philpott, Economist and Director of The Jobs Economist, an online think tank specialising in labour market issues, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss.
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John Philpott


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Solid UK employment stats but productivity still poor

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

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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'Liquid lunch' banned for Lloyd's workers

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

'Liquid lunch' banned for Lloyd's workers
City-based insurance marketplace Lloyd's of London has told its employees they can't drink from 9 to 5. But will a booze ban work? And when alcohol is common while doing business, how can workers say no? For more Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Laura Willoughby, co-founder of Club Soda, a group helping people cut back on alcohol.
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Laura Willoughby


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Can wage growth keep up with inflation?

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

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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Weak pound driving UK inflation rise

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Weak pound driving UK inflation rise
UK inflation for January is up to 1.8%, the highest rate since June 2014, as the pound remains weak. For more on this, John Barrass, Deputy Chief Executive of the Wealth Management Association, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
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John Barrass


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Pay shake-up afoot for FTSE companies

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Pay shake-up afoot for FTSE companies
Long-term incentive programs for FTSE bosses could be on the way out - reports from the FT say one-tenth of top companies will ditch such incentives. David Buik market commentator at Panmure Gordon joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher to explain the story.
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David Buik


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Co-op Group puts banking arm up for sale

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Co-op Group puts banking arm up for sale
Co-op Bank is up for sale - why has the bank moved now and how can its ethical culture be retained? For more on this and the day's big market stories Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Ken Odeluga, market analyst at City index.
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Ken Odeluga


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