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Steve Clarke

Market Wrap: Next shares jump despite worst profits in eight years

Steve Clarke
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The Share Radio Evening Show

Market Wrap: Next shares jump despite worst profits in eight years
On the latest Market Wrap, Next saw first fall in annual profits in almost a decade, warning that 2017 will be "another tough year". Plus, Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent has said that UK exporters are enjoying a "sweet spot" because of the weak sterling. Share Radio's Steve Clarke was joined by Rachel Winter, Senior Investment Manager at Killick & Co., and Share Radio's Senior Analyst Ed Bowsher.
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Rachel Winter, Ed Bowsher


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Ed Bowsher

UK retail sales rise 3.7% in February

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

UK retail sales rise 3.7% in February
UK retail sales enjoyed a better February compared to a year earlier rising 3.7%, though sales in the three months to February were down 1.5% compared to the previous quarter. Plus, Bank of England's Deputy Governor of Monetary Policy said the weak pound is creating a temporary "sweet spot" for UK exporters. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Ben Gutteridge, Head of Fund Research at Brewin Dolphin.
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Ben Gutteridge


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Sue Dougan

The News Review: Men spend more on Mother's Day than on Valentine's day

Sue Dougan
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Morning

The News Review: Men spend more on Mother's Day than on Valentine's day
Sue Dougan was joined by Hannah Maundrell, Editor in Chief at Money.co.uk this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed how the state pension age may be increased to 68 by 2039. Plus they look into why men spend more money on Mother's Day than they do on their lovers on Valentine's Day. All these stories and more on The News Review.
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Hannah Maundrell


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Sue Dougan

7 people were arrested overnight in connection to the Westminster terror attack. Josh Lowe tells us how this is an attack on democracy

Sue Dougan
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Morning

7 people were arrested overnight in connection to the Westminster terror attack. Josh Lowe tells us how this is an attack on democracy
Sue Dougan was joined by Josh Lowe from Newsweek to look at some of the biggest political stories of the day. And a sad day for London and the UK yesterday. The number who died has been revised down by police to four this morning. Overnight, police have arrested seven people. Clearly they think the attacker wasn't acting alone? And the House of Commons will return as normal today. Plus the Scottish Parliament debate on whether to seek a second independence referendum is to resume next Tuesday.
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Josh Lowe


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Sue Dougan

Business as usual for the markets in after Wednesday's Westminster terror attack

Sue Dougan
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Morning

Business as usual for the markets in after Wednesday's Westminster terror attack
Nigel Cassidy joined Sue Dougan to discuss the main market headlines of the morning, starting with the terrible news from yesterday. How do these sort of events impact the markets? Plus we've heard company announcements from Next, Ted Baker and IG Group.
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Nigel Cassidy


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Nigel Cassidy

1 in 10 of young Brits are prepared to leave the UK to get onto the property ladder

Nigel Cassidy
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

1 in 10 of young Brits are prepared to leave the UK to get onto the property ladder
Almost half of young people in the UK think it's harder than ever before to get on the property ladder. A fifth have told a survey by Halifax they'd be prepared to leave the country in order to buy their own home. Just over a quarter of 18 to 34-year-olds think they'll never have their own property, and one in eight reckon they'll be renting forever. So is home-ownership really out of reach for young buyers? Or is this just pessimism from the younger generation? Martin Ellis, Halifax housing economist spoke to Nigel Cassidy to explain the results.
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Martin Ellis


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Nigel Cassidy

Safestyle UK sees its window of opportunity in a struggling sector, reporting a 9.8% rise in revenue

Nigel Cassidy
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

Safestyle UK sees its window of opportunity in a struggling sector, reporting a 9.8% rise in revenue
Safestyle UK, the AIM-listed replacement windows and doors business has released their full year results today. We remain concerned with current headwinds across the wider building products sector, including input cost inflation, the UK consumer and the general economic outlook, but believe Safestyle is better placed to deal with these than most and will continue to drive organic growth in FY17. Steve Birmingham, CEO of Safestyle UK joined Nigel Cassidy to discuss how is the company doing.
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Steve Birmingham


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Nigel Cassidy

UK based airlines may lose routes if they fail to relocate post-Brexit

Nigel Cassidy
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

UK based airlines may lose routes if they fail to relocate post-Brexit
Airlines based in the UK could lose major routes if they don't move to Europe post-Brexit. EU officials say carriers including easyJet and Ryanair will need to relocate their headquarters or sell off shares if they want to continue flying within continental Europe. Regulations say airlines must have a significant base on EU territory and a majority of their capital shares must be EU-owned. Meetings have taken place between the airlines and the EU's Brexit taskforce last week. Thomas van der Wijngaart, an aviation expert at the legal firm Clyde & Co spoke to Share Radio's James Brydges.
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Thomas van der Wijngaart


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Nigel Cassidy

Scottish Parliament suspends referendum debate following Westminster terror attack

Nigel Cassidy
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Breakfast

Scottish Parliament suspends referendum debate following Westminster terror attack
The Scottish Parliament has suspended a debate on whether to back Nicola Sturgeon’s demand for a second independence referendum following the Westminster terror attack. The vote, when it occurs, will trigger an official demand from Ms Sturgeon to the Prime Minister for talks over a Section 30 order, the legal mechanism used to transfer the powers to Holyrood for a referendum, preferably between autumn 2018 and spring 2019.But Mrs May announced last week that she would not allow another independence vote until Brexit has been negotiated and Scots can see how it has worked out. Maurice Smith, Share Radio's Scotland correspondent joined Nigel Cassidy to discuss this and the top news stories of the day.
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Maurice Smith


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Juliette Foster

Market Wrap: US market has first 1% drop in 5 months

Juliette Foster
Original Broadcast:

The Share Radio Evening Show

Market Wrap: US market has first 1% drop in 5 months
On the latest Market Wrap, US financial markets have been making the headlines after the Dow Jones posted its first drop in 5 months. Plus, Kingfisher, the B&Q and Screwfix owner, has reported higher profits boosted by resilient sales in the UK and the weaker pound. Finally, mining companies Acacia and Endeavour are going separate ways after their merger talks broke down. Russ Mould, Investment Director at AJ Bell joined us to discuss.
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Russ Mould


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