Share Radio's Robyn Dwyer 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, Robyn was joined by Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher. On today's show: Britain's manufacturing industry grew faster than expected in December climbing 2.1% compared to November; UK's largest pub retailer and brewer Greene King has reported a strong festive trading period but slow sales growth; shares in Sears have surged by more than 39% so far today.
Following Donald Trump's rise to power, boycotts are on the up. Amazon, Uber and Budweiser are just some of the big names caught up in this - and it's coming from both sides of the political divide. But are the boycotts having an effect? And could a wider boycott on US goods spread to the UK? Share Radio's Peta Fuller reports.
There are fears the government could have to step in to bailout RBS, again. The Department of Justice in America is considering fining the bank for mis-selling risky mortgages during financial crisis of 2008. The financial penalty could run as high as 13 billion dollars, roughly 9.6 billion pounds. The DoJ is expected to make a decision over the next few weeks. Share Radio's James Brydges has been finding out more from Ian Fraser, author of Shredded: Inside RBS, The Bank That Broke Britain.
Is the bond bull market coming to an end? - Rathbone's Investment Management's Edward Smith joined Share Radio to discuss
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Is the bond bull market coming to an end or is it just a blip we've seen over the last few months? Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Ed Smith, Asset Allocation Strategist at Rathbone Investment Management to find out.