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Wood Group takeover deal to create £5bn company

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Share Radio Afternoon

Wood Group takeover deal to create £5bn company
A £2.2bn takeover deal has been agreed between Amec Foster Wheeler and Aberdeen-based Wood Group, creating a £5bn energy services company. And the pound has picked up today despite increasing uncertainty - for more on the big market stories of the day, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Mike van Dulken, head of research at Accendo Markets.
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Mike van Dulken


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Falling pound a 'double-edged sword' for UK industries

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Falling pound a 'double-edged sword' for UK industries
UK industrial and manufacturing production has fallen in January - what impact is Brexit and the fall in Sterling really having on the economy? Plus analysis on key US jobs data and more of the day's big economic stories with Viktor Nossek, director of research at WisdomTree Europe.
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Viktor Nossek


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BT cuts Openreach loose and shares rise, Esure and Wetherspoons results

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

BT cuts Openreach loose and shares rise, Esure and Wetherspoons results
Shares in BT are up 5 percent as the company ends two years of wrangling over the future of its OpenReach division. Plus insurer Esure shares jump on positive news and Wetherspoons chairman rails against the budget. For all of the day's need-to-know company stories, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Craig Erlam from OANDA.
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Craig Erlam


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ECB leaves interest rates unchanged

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

ECB leaves interest rates unchanged
Tom Carroll, Director at Sanlam FOUR, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to look at today's most important economic stories. They talked about Chancellor Hammond facing criticism from Tory MPs over a planned national insurance rise for self-employed; the ECB leaving interest rates and QE unchanged; UK pay growth being at its worst level since the Napoleonic Wars; Pret A Manger facing a staffing crisis because of Brexit.
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Tom Carroll


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Morrisons shares drop despite profit rise, John Lewis cuts bonuses and more

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Morrisons shares drop despite profit rise, John Lewis cuts bonuses and more
Profits at Morrisons have risen 40% but why is the share price is down 6%? Plus John Lewis has cut staff bonus for fourth year in a row and Countrywide shares slump to an all-time low. For more on the latest company news, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Richard Hunter of Wilson King Investment Management.
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Richard Hunter


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"The national debt will rise if the government contracts our economy", says Prime Economics' Ann Pettifor

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

"The national debt will rise if the government contracts our economy", says Prime Economics' Ann Pettifor
Ann Pettifor, Director of Prime Economics, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss how the Spring Budget will affect the UK economy.
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Ann Pettifor


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Self-employed taxes put ‘at risk’ their economic contribution

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

 Self-employed taxes put ‘at risk’ their economic contribution
As national insurance contributions from the self-employed are set to rise following today's budget, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Andy Chamberlain, deputy director of policy at The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed for more on its impact.
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Andy Chamberlain


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'Steady hand' for Hammond's first Spring Budget

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

'Steady hand' for Hammond's first Spring Budget
For a wrap up on the biggest items in today's budget, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Chris Justham, relationship manager at 7 Investment Management; Gerard Lyons, chief economic strategist at NetWealth and chief economic adviser at Policy Exchange; and Jake Sumner, senior associate for Industrial Strategy at ResPublica.
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Chris Justham, Gerard Lyons, Jake Sumner


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Social care a ‘ticking demographic time-bomb’ - what can government do at budget time?

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Social care a ‘ticking demographic time-bomb’ - what can government do at budget time?
From ISAs for social care to support for small business, how can the government get more creative with its funds? For a preview of tomorrow's budget, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by chief economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs, Julian Jessop, for his take.
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Julian Jessop


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Recovery for North Sea oil as it enters 'managed decline'

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Recovery for North Sea oil as it enters 'managed decline'
The North Sea oil sector will make more than it spends this year - the first time in four years. But how will this portion of the industry manage its long-term decline? Sean Cronin, Editor at Argus Global Markets, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher for more.
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Sean Cronin


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