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Nigel Cassidy

CEO of Motley Fool on China's trade beating forecast

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Breakfast

CEO of Motley Fool on China's trade beating forecast
China's foreign exchange reserves fell far more than expected in November to the lowest level in nearly six years, as authorities struggled to stem capital outflows and shore up a sliding currency. And yet China has just reported pretty upbeat trade figures, with exports and imports both beating forecasts. David Kuo, CEO of the Motley Fool in Singapore, joined Share Radio to discuss China trade data.
Guests:

Louise Cooper, David Kuo


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Georgie Frost

Christmas tree expert David Mitchell gives the lowdown on the best trees to choose

Georgie Frost
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Share Radio Morning

Christmas tree expert David Mitchell gives the lowdown on the best trees to choose
Many of us are beginning to decorate our homes in preparation for the big Christmas holiday. Tens of thousands of Christmas trees from the British Isles are currently being sold from garden centres, but what should we look out for? Georgie Frost speaks to David Mitchell, the UK's leading Christmas tree expert for tips when picking the perfect Christmas tree.
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David Mitchell


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Georgie Frost

Moneywise's Moira O Neill and Helen Knapman selecting the best Christmas food

Georgie Frost
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Share Radio Morning

Moneywise's Moira O Neill and Helen Knapman selecting the best Christmas food
With Christmas now just a few weeks away - now's the time many are stocking up on festive food. With such a wide range on offer choosing a decent spread can be tricky...especially if you want to stick to a budget. The team at Moneywise have taken the Christmas hit and done the hard work for us - trying a range of mince pies, and prosecco. Plus do kids need more toys and games or would the money be better spent setting up saving or investment plans? It will probably be more valuable in the long term - especially when you consider over a third of Christmas toys don't make it past January. £1.2 billion is wasted each year by family and friends buying gifts that get broken or discarded.
Guests:

Moira O'Neill, Helen Knapman


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Georgie Frost

Jane Clack, Money Advice Expert discusses financial troubles causing mental health problems

Georgie Frost
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Share Radio Morning

Jane Clack, Money Advice Expert discusses financial troubles causing mental health problems
For most, Christmas is a fun and exciting time of year. But for many it can also bring a lot of anxiety and stress who have got the money. We know that financial troubles often go hand-in-hand with mental health issues. Help is at hand though, as Georgie Frost is joined in the studio with Money Advice Expert Jane Clack.
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Jane Clack


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Sarah Lowther

Could 2017 be the year of resurgent inflation?

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

Could 2017 be the year of resurgent inflation?
Economists are warning that Brexit and the election of Donald Trump could cause a return to 70s style inflation. But if inflation is so bad why did central banks spend the past few years trying to get it to occur? Robert Van Egghen reports on whether we are headed back to the future.
Guests:

Robert Van Egghen, Paul Sedgwick


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Sarah Lowther

The FCA announces new spread betting rules to protect investors

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

The FCA announces new spread betting rules to protect investors
The Financial Conduct Authority has announced a set of new rules to protect investors using CFD's, after it was revealed 82% of investors lost money. According to research by Financial Orbit, there are 125,000 active CFD accounts in the UK and the average loss is £2200. So, what's in store for companies offering financial spread betting and other risky investment instruments? Matt Cox spoke to Dice McCairn, Editor and Analyst at WhichInvestmentTrust, to find out more.
Guests:

Matt Cox, Dice McCairn


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Sarah Lowther

“It seems Softbank has unlimited funds, but it doesn't” – Seijiro Takeshita

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

“It seems Softbank has unlimited funds, but it doesn't” – Seijiro Takeshita
Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at the University of Shizuoka in Japan, joined Share Radio Breakfast to discuss the biggest stories coming out of East Asia. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to become the first serving Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbor - the US Naval base in Hawaii that was attacked by Japan on this day in 1941. What's the purpose of the visit? And the CEO of Japanese technology firm, Softbank, has said the company will invest £39.3bn ($50bn) in US businesses.
Guests:

Chris Bailey, Dr Seijiro Takeshita


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Georgie Frost

Money Fight Club: Squaring up to the festive season's rip-offs

Georgie Frost
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Share Radio Morning

Money Fight Club: Squaring up to the festive season's rip-offs
Financial heavyweight, Lindsay Cook is here, slugging away for that pound in your pocket. This week we'll be taking on the energy firms hiding their cheapest tariffs from customers. As Christmas shopping continues apace we debate whether store cards are really worth it and delivering the sucker punch to the rip offs. Plus continuing the festive theme we look at the demise of the Christmas card in modern manners.
Guest:

Lindsay Cook


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Georgie Frost

Ludovic Huraux, CEO of Shapr explains his new Tinder-like app for businesses

Georgie Frost
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Share Radio Morning

Ludovic Huraux, CEO of Shapr explains his new Tinder-like app for businesses
Shapr allows its users to make new business connections and network by offering up relevant potential contacts in a Tinder-like format. Georgie Frost spoke on the line to Shapr's CEO Ludovic Huraux to discuss his app.
Guest:

Ludovic Huraux


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Georgie Frost

Jonathan Chippindale, CEO at Holition talks about the need for traditional bricks-and-mortar high street shops

Georgie Frost
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Share Radio Morning

Jonathan Chippindale, CEO at Holition talks about the need for traditional bricks-and-mortar high street shops
Could high street shops we obsolete by 2050? With more of us going online - is there a need any more for traditional bricks and mortar? Georgie Frost was joined in the studio with Jonathan Chippindale, CEO at Holition to discuss the possibility of our high street disappearing.
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Jonathan Chippindale


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