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Simon Rose

Market Wrap: BoE upgrades 2017 UK growth forecast, Reckitt targets Mead Johnson with £13.2 bln bid, Sports Direct grabs 11% stake in French Connection

Simon Rose
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The Share Radio Evening Show

Market Wrap: BoE upgrades 2017 UK growth forecast, Reckitt targets Mead Johnson with £13.2 bln bid, Sports Direct grabs 11% stake in French Connection
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 I'm joined by Ed Bowsher, Share Radio's senior analyst. They discussed the Bank of England's prediction that the UK economy will grow by 2% in 2017, Reckitt Benckiser's plan to buy Mead Johnson Nutrition in a $16.7bn deal, worth £13.2bn that would boost its Asian business, and Sports Direct being identified as the ultimate owner of an 11% stake in French Connection.
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Ed Bowsher


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Simon Rose

US Fed leaves interest rates unchanged - Charles Schwab's Kully Samra joined Share Radio to discuss

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Share Radio Evening Show

US Fed leaves interest rates unchanged - Charles Schwab's Kully Samra joined Share Radio to discuss
The Federal Reserve, the US equivelant of the Bank of England has left interest rates unchanged in its first meeting since President Trump took office. However for watchers of US monetary policy, the real interest of the meeting lay in the committee's statement. For more on this Share Radio's Michael Considine spoke to Kully Samra, Managing Director, Charles Schwab UK and got his thoughts on the decision.
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Michael Considine, Kully Samra


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Ed Bowsher

BoE growth predictions rise but is it time for Carney's victory lap?

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

BoE growth predictions rise but is it time for Carney's victory lap?
The Bank of England has raised its forecast of economic growth to 2% this year, up from the previous forecast of 1.4%, with an increase from 1.5% to 1.6% for next year. The base rate is unchanged at 0.25% and the bank's quantitative easing or money-printing programme will also continue as planned. The Bank's announcement has triggered a 0.8% fall in the pound at $1.26. Chris Beauchamp, chief market analyst at IG, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to cover the big economic news of the day, including the government White Paper, Reckitt Benckiser's deal and more.
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Chris Beauchamp


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Georgie Frost

Author Jerry Rhodes explains the science behind our imagination

Georgie Frost
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Morning

Author Jerry Rhodes explains the science behind our imagination
How important is imagination? And is there a science to it? Georgie was joined by Jerry Rhodes, author of a book that tackles this very subject... his book " I Wonder: The Science of Imagination" tackles the mysterious subject of imagination through a scientific lens.
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Jerry Rhodes


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Georgie Frost

Jackie Leiper from the Centre for the Modern Family on the cost of self-employment

Georgie Frost
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Morning

Jackie Leiper from the Centre for the Modern Family on the cost of self-employment
Tempted to go self-employed but worried about the costs? You're not alone? According to research whilst two fifths of us want to be our own boss less than five percent actually plan to go it alone in the future. Going self-employed can offer many advantages, not least flexibility and more family time, however many are put off by financial uncertainty. To find out more about what's holding us back Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to Jackie Leiper from the Centre for the Modern Family.
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Jackie Leiper


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Georgie Frost

Head of Marketing and Communications at Time to Change Joanna Kowalski discusses Time to Talk Day

Georgie Frost
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Morning

Head of Marketing and Communications at Time to Change Joanna Kowalski discusses Time to Talk Day
Today is Time to Talk Day, where we're being encouraged to talk more openly about mental health. The day has been launched by mental health campaigners Time to Change, and as part of their research they have revealed that of those who have experienced stigma and discrimination, almost 1 in 5 lost their job. Joanna Kowalski is from the charity and joined Georgie to discuss more.
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Joanna Kowalski


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Ed Bowsher

Bank of England hikes economic growth forecast to 2%

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

Bank of England hikes economic growth forecast to 2%
The Bank of England has raised its forecast for economic growth this year, the bank now expects growth of 2% this year up from the previous 1.4% forecast. The base rate has been left unchanged at 0.25% and the quantitative easing programme will continue this year as planned. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Philip Booth, Professor of Finance, Public Policy and Ethics at St Mary's University to get some analysis on this. Philip is also a former adviser to the Bank of England on financial stability issues.
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Philip Booth


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Georgie Frost

Kevin White, Head of UK Financial at De Vere on The News Review 02/02/17

Georgie Frost
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Morning

Kevin White, Head of UK Financial at De Vere on The News Review 02/02/17
Georgie Frost was joined by Kevin White, Head of UK Financial at De Vere. Today on the agenda, they discussed how nearly a third of us haven't put any money aside for a "rainy day". Plus they look into why more than half of workers over the age of 50 have switched careers at least three times. All these stories and more on The News Review.
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Kevin White


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Georgie Frost

Josh Lowe, Reporter at Newsweek on the Article 50 parliamentary consent

Georgie Frost
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Morning

Josh Lowe, Reporter at Newsweek on the Article 50 parliamentary consent
Now it's time to review some of the biggest political stories. Georgie Frost joined by Josh Lowe, Reporter at Newsweek. Let’s start with the vote in the House of Commons last night. MPs voted in favour of a bill giving consent to government to leave the EU.
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Josh Lowe


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Georgie Frost

Share’s Juliette Foster on the latest market headlines

Georgie Frost
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Morning

Share’s Juliette Foster on the latest market headlines
Joining us to discuss what the main market headlines of the morning are is Share Radio's very own Juliette Foster. Vodafone has released a quarter trading update. And Royal Dutch Shell has released results this morning so what does it suggest about the commodities sector? Plus Reckitt Benckiser, the consumer goods giant behind Dettol and Nurofen, has announced they are in advanced takeover negotiations.
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Juliette Foster


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