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Ed Bowsher

Total losses of £58bn at RBS exceeding taxpayer bailout

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Total losses of £58bn at RBS exceeding taxpayer bailout
RBS has today recorded nine years of losses, with the latest £7bn loss taking the bank's total losses since 2008 to £58bn. That's more than the £45.5bn taxpayer-funded bailout. But can the bank reverse the trend and turn a profit next year? Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at OANDA, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher on the day's big company news, including BA’s parent group and betting company William Hill.
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Craig Erlam


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Ed Bowsher

Does China manipulate its currency?

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Does China manipulate its currency?
During an interview, Donald Trump called China the 'grand champion' of currency manipulation, causing a fresh row between the two countries. This allegation was rejected by a Chinese government spokesperson who defined the country as the 'grand champion of economic development.' To find out more about this, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Professor Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China institute at London University.
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Professor Steve Tsang


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Ed Bowsher

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

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

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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Georgie Frost

The News Review: Staff gave their employers £33.6bn of free labour in 2016

Georgie Frost
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Share Radio Morning

The News Review: Staff gave their employers £33.6bn of free labour in 2016
Georgie Frost was joined by Hannah Maundrell, Editor in Chief at Money.co.uk. Today on the agenda, they discussed how the Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a massive £7bn annual loss, for the ninth year in a row. Plus they look into why workers in the UK are putting in billions of pounds worth of unpaid overtime every year. All these stories and more on The News Review.
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Hannah Maundrell


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Georgie Frost

Copeland elects its first Conservative since 1935. All this and more political headlines of the morning

Georgie Frost
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Share Radio Morning

Copeland elects its first Conservative since 1935. All this and more political headlines of the morning
An "extraordinary" interview with the conservative MP Michael Gove reports the "confessions" of the former cabinet minister, including an admission he "was wrong to stand for PM". Plus Eastern Europeans are leaving the UK in "record numbers", as the number of those returning to eight EU countries "more than trebled to 39,000" in the year to September. To discuss all these stories and the main story of the morning of Copeland electing its first Conservative seat since 1935, Georgie Frost was joined by Ryan Heath, Senior EU Correspondent at POLITICO.
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Ryan Heath


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Georgie Frost

John Lewis will cut 400 jobs. Nigel Cassidy joins us to discuss more

Georgie Frost
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Share Radio Morning

John Lewis will cut 400 jobs. Nigel Cassidy joins us to discuss more
Joining Georgie Frost to discuss the latest market headlines was Share Radio's very own Nigel Cassidy. A busy morning of Company Announcements starting with numbers from RBS and Standard Chartered this morning. We also had the news last night that John Lewis would be cutting up to 400 jobs.
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Nigel Cassidy


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Simon Rose

Market Wrap: Barclays' full-year profits nearly treble

Simon Rose
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The Share Radio Evening Show

Market Wrap: Barclays' full-year profits nearly treble
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: Barclays has seen a jump in its annual pre-tax profits which nearly treble; British Gas owner Centrica has reported an annual pre-tax profit of £2.2bn, against a loss of £1.1bn the year before; pressure on the sales of French bonds eased earlier today, as the likelihood of a win for Marine Le Pen decreased. All this and much more on the Market Wrap.
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Ed Bowsher


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Ed Bowsher

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

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

"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

FOMC could rise interest rates 'fairly soon'

Ed Bowsher
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FOMC could rise interest rates 'fairly soon'
Latest minutes from the Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) came out yesterday. Apparently committee members want an interest rate rise sooner rather than later. Gregory Daco, Head of US Macroeconomics at Oxford Economics, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss.
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Gregory Daco


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Georgie Frost

The News Review: Switching mobile phone provider costs us £5.8bn every year

Georgie Frost
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Share Radio Morning

The News Review: Switching mobile phone provider costs us £5.8bn every year
Georgie Frost was joined by financial planner David Braithwaite from Citrus Financial. Today on the agenda, they discussed the confusion around how switching mobile phone providers is costing us 5.8 billion pounds every year. Plus they look into why doubling your fruit and veg intake to 10 portions a day may give us longer lives. All these stories and more on The News Review.
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David Braithwaite


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