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

Ed Bowsher
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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

US GDP growth slower than forecast in fourth quarter

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

US GDP growth slower than forecast in fourth quarter
The fourth quarter US GDP figures have been released, which tell us how the US economy is performing. Figures came out at 1.9% annualised rate in the final three months of 2016, weaker than the rate that economists forecasted. Wall Street had expected the world’s biggest developed market to expand at a 2.2% pace, compared with 3.5% in the third quarter. Michael Hewson, Chief Market Analyst at CMC Markets, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for his immediate reaction.
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Michael Hewson


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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
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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

'Free-wheeling' Trump's first days in office

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

'Free-wheeling' Trump's first days in office
Donald Trump's tweets today have confirmed he will 'build the wall' with Mexico and investigate alleged voter fraud. Does this mean action soon or is it just self-promotion? Sanford Henry, US political commentator, spoke to Ed Bowsher on the Trump presidency to date.
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Sanford Henry


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Ed Bowsher

Company news: WH Smith helped by 'spoof books', Frankie & Benny's parent company sees lower sales and more

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Company news: WH Smith helped by 'spoof books', Frankie & Benny's parent company sees lower sales and more
WH Smith shares were up on a good trading update with sales of funny 'spoof books' helping the stationer. Shares in Restaurant Group, the company behind chains Frankie and Benny's and Garfunkel's, were down as it reported lower like-for-like sales last year. Tesco faces new lawsuit from US Investment firm, Manning & Napier, which is suing the supermarket over an earlier accounting irregularities. And miners BHP Billiton and Antofagasta reported on good results today. Chris Bailey, founder of Financial Orbit, joined Ed Bowsher, Share Radio's senior analyst to discuss these and more.
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Chris Bailey


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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

What's driving 'unprecedented' oil prices?

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

What's driving 'unprecedented' oil prices?
Oil prices rose this week on evidence on news that production from OPEC is falling, but an increase in drilling in the United States could keep a lid on prices. Fergus Marcroft, Senior Advisor to investment bank Hannam & Partners, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to explain.
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Fergus Marcroft


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Ed Bowsher

Company news: BT slumps, Easyjet FY profit lower but strong sales for Dixons Carphone

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Company news: BT slumps, Easyjet FY profit lower but strong sales for Dixons Carphone
BT shares slumped as the telecoms giant warned again on profits following the Italian accounting scandal, Easyjet results softer on weak pound but strong Christmas sales for Dixons Carphone and posh tonic water company Fever-Tree bubbles along. All the big company news of the day with Financial Times deputy companies editor Daniel Thomas and Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
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Daniel Thomas


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Ed Bowsher

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

Ed Bowsher
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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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