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Georgie Frost

Topps Tiles says the tougher housing market has made shares fall 6%

Georgie Frost
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Topps Tiles says the tougher housing market has made shares fall 6%
Nigel Cassidy joined Georgie Frost to discuss the main market headlines of the morning, starting with ASOS. Plus we've also heard from Energy consultancy firm Utilitywise. Nigel spoke with the company's CEO this morning, what has it reported? And the housing market is causing problems for Topps Tiles.
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Nigel Cassidy


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Nigel Cassidy

Why is global IPO activity looking so promising?

Nigel Cassidy
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Why is global IPO activity looking so promising?
Now to IPOs, which according to the latest E-Y Global IPO Trends report, are looking 'robust after promising Q1 results' despite global economic uncertainty, i.e. Brexit. So, what is the reason behind such a positive start to global IPO activity? Martin Steinbach, EY's Global IPO Leader answers.
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Martin Steinbach


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Nigel Cassidy

The Railway Industry Association urges the Government to consider the future of the industry in Brexit negotiations

Nigel Cassidy
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The Railway Industry Association urges the Government to consider the future of the industry in Brexit negotiations
The Railway Industry Association wants high-level talks with the government over the future of railway supply chain companies in the UK. Rail supply chain companies want to make sure that the industry is represented in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. James Brydges spoke to Sim Harris, managing editor of Railnews.
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Sim Harris


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Nigel Cassidy

What is going on at Paramount?

Nigel Cassidy
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What is going on at Paramount?
What's going wrong at Paramount? Parent company Viacom has lost patience and changed CEOs after a string of flops led to a $455m loss last year. Brad Grey's been replaced by former 20th Century Fox chief executive Jim Gianopulos. Ben Hur and Zoolander 2 proved unpopular with audiences, and led to unfavourable comparisons with Disney's goldmine franchises like Rogue One and Captain America. James Brydges heard from Richard Broughton, research director at media analysis firm Ampere.
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Richard Broughton


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Nigel Cassidy

How are online retailers competing with the physical high street?

Nigel Cassidy
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How are online retailers competing with the physical high street?
ASOS, the popular online retailer which offers consumers fast and cheap fashion, released it's latest interim results today. So how is this boom affecting our physical high-streets? And what issues do online retailers face despite their popularity? Joining Nigel Cassidy is Clare Bailey, Retail Expert to discuss further.
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Clare Bailey


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Nigel Cassidy

Utilitywise calls for the Government to help small businesses benefit from water deregulation

Nigel Cassidy
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Utilitywise calls for the Government to help small businesses benefit from water deregulation
Utilitywise, the independent utility cost management consultancy, released interim results today. The deregulation of English water means thousands of local businesses will have access to ‘choice’ in supplier for the first time. Brendan Flattery, CEO of Utilitywise joins me on the line now to talk through Utilitywises' numbers and the recent deregulation of English water.
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Brendan Flattery


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Georgie Frost

How will the apprenticeship levy affect businesses?

Georgie Frost
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How will the apprenticeship levy affect businesses?
This week sees the introduction of the apprentice levy for many UK employers of 0.5% on their annual pay bill. It's aimed at funding training for apprentices but we're hearing a worrying number of firms have little or no knowledge of how the system will affect them. So what will it mean for businesses? To find out Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to Chris Gray managing director at management consultancy ManpowerGroup.
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Tom Hill, Chris Gray


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Ed Bowsher

Hopes for the pound's rise 'overdone' with substantial hurdles ahead

Ed Bowsher
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Hopes for the pound's rise 'overdone' with substantial hurdles ahead
Donald Trump says the US would act alone against the North Korea's nuclear threat - is his latest statement affecting markets? Plus London's rivals for finance jobs are amping up moves to pinch jobs from the sector post Brexit, according to a report. And is the pound 'significantly undervalued' and ready for a rise? Simon French, Panmure Gordon's chief economist, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to analyse the day's big economic stories.
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Simon French


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Georgie Frost

The News Review: Credit card companies could soon help customers out of persistent debt

Georgie Frost
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The News Review: Credit card companies could soon help customers out of persistent debt
Georgie Frost was joined by Deborah Hargreaves, Founding Director of High Pay centre and former Business Editor of the Guardian this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed how credit card companies could soon have to help customers who can't pay off their balance. Plus they look into why more than two thirds of over-55s are still confused about the new pension freedom rules, two years after they were introduced. All these stories and more on The News Review.
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Deborah Hargreaves


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Georgie Frost

Lord Howard ruffles some feathers for comparing Gibraltar to the Falklands war

Georgie Frost
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Lord Howard ruffles some feathers for comparing Gibraltar to the Falklands war
A former Tory leader's come under fire for saying Theresa May would show the same resolve to defend Gibraltar as Margaret Thatcher did over the Falklands. Lord Howard was speaking after the EU suggested Spain will be able to veto future deals between the Union and the UK. Theresa May's heading to Jordan and Saudi Arabia for talks about stepping up the fight against Islamic State. The prime minister will pledge more UK support for airstrikes and new counter-terrorism measures during her visit. To discuss what developments can we expect to see from this, Georgie Frost was joined by political journalist Natasha Clarke.
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Natasha Clarke


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