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Georgie Frost

Christian Dior announces £10bn takeover

Georgie Frost
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Christian Dior announces £10bn takeover
Georgie and Nigel began the morning by going through the latest market headlines, starting with Whitbread - the UK's largest hospitality company, owning the likes of Costa Coffee. Elsewhere, we've heard from the UK's largest retailer of carpets - Carpetright. And there's a £10bn takeover of Christian Dior, which is dominating the retail business news this morning.
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Nigel Cassidy


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Nigel Cassidy

Northern Petroleum explores appraisal opportunities

Nigel Cassidy
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Northern Petroleum explores appraisal opportunities
Northern Petroleum plc,an oil and gas company, is undertaking a redevelopment and production project in north west Alberta and has a broader portfolio of exploration and appraisal opportunities in countries of relatively low political risk, primarily Italy.
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Keith Bush


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Nigel Cassidy

20 year old makes £360k from creating hacking software

Nigel Cassidy
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20 year old makes £360k from creating hacking software
A court's heard that a teenager made about £360,000 by creating computer hacking software which cost universities, gaming websites and other businesses millions of pounds. 20 year old Adam Mudd from Hertfordshire, has already admitted offences under the Computer Misuse Act. But the report also acknowledges that teenagers are often looking to secure bragging rights with their friends, rather than for any more malevolent motive.
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Phil Beckett


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Nigel Cassidy

Should graduates stress about finding a job immediately?

Nigel Cassidy
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Should graduates stress about finding a job immediately?
Alistair McQueen, Head of Savings and Retirement at Aviva, will be available this week to comment on the Graduate Labour Market Statistics on Tuesday 25th April, HMRC Flexible Payments from Pensions Data on Wednesday 26th April and HMRC Personal Income Statistics on Thursday 27th April.
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Alistair McQueen


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Nigel Cassidy

When will electric vehicles become mainstream?

Nigel Cassidy
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When will electric vehicles become mainstream?
There's a warning the UK's electrical infrastructure is not equipped for the rise in Electric Vehicle or EV use over the next decade. A report from the Green Alliance suggests peak demand for electricity could double before 2050, leading to so called brown outs or black outs if local grids are not actively managed.
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Caterina Brandmayr


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Nigel Cassidy

UK businesses have almost £500bn tied up in excess working capital

Nigel Cassidy
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UK businesses have almost £500bn tied up in excess working capital
British businesses have at least £498bn tied up in excess working capital, which could be used to boost cashflow and growth. A combination of revenue growth, which increases the amount of money tied up in unpaid invoices, and firms strategically building up their inventories ahead of anticipated price hikes, have increased pressure on businesses to have more working capital.
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Llewelyn Mullooly


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Nigel Cassidy

What do firms want to see from the election?

Nigel Cassidy
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What do firms want to see from the election?
A general election period brings uncertainty but can also be good for businesses. While there are naturally concerns that things can slow down in the run up to a vote, it is also a chance for entrepreneurs and business leaders to have their voices heard.
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Daniel Landen


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Ed Bowsher

Jimmy Choo sale: Could investors walk away with a good deal?

Ed Bowsher
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Jimmy Choo sale: Could investors walk away with a good deal?
Luxury goods maker Jimmy Choo has offered the company up for sale after a slowdown in sales in recent years. The company, which is valued at about £700m, could attract the attention of rival luxury brands. For more on this and other company announcements, Michael Considine was joined by Ken Odeluga, Market Analyst at City Index.
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Michael Considine, Ken Odeluga


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Ed Bowsher

European markets cheer Emmanuel Macron's election win

Ed Bowsher
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European markets cheer Emmanuel Macron's election win
European markets have been dominated by the fallout from Emmanuel Macron's victory in the French presidential election. Macron came out on top with 23.7% of the votes against Le Pen's 21.5%. Macron is now expected to win the run-off between the two of them. To look at the economic climate in France in more detail, and for more of the day's big macro news, Michael Considine was joined by Jamie McGeever, Chief Markets Correspondent at Reuters.
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Michael Considine, Jamie Mcgeever


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Sarah Pennells (1)

The News Review: Penny pinching

Sarah Pennells (1)
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The News Review: Penny pinching
Today on the agenda, Sarah Pennells and David Braithwaite from Citrus Financial Management discussed the cap on household energy bills set to be included in the Conservative manifesto. Plus they look into the new 12-sided pound coin only came into circulation last month, but it has already been forged. All these stories and more on The News Review.
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David Braithwaite


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