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London plummets in cost-of-living rankings

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London plummets in cost-of-living rankings
Is London 'cheap' now? The capital no longer ranks among the world's most expensive cities in a key survey, dropping from 6th to 24th, its lowest position in 20 years. For more on the Worldwide Cost of Living report from The Economist Intelligence Unit, survey editor Jon Copestake spoke with Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
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Jon Copestake


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Are bonuses lining up with shareholder expectations?

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Are bonuses lining up with shareholder expectations?
Executive pay remains in the headlines, with German banking giant Deutsche Bank cutting bonuses by more than 75% last year, while four bosses at Melrose Industries were set to split a £200 million share payout. Oliver Parry, Head of Corporate Governance Policy for the Institute of Directors, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss.
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Oliver Parry


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Google must stem 'brand damage' concerns as major companies pull ads

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Google must stem 'brand damage' concerns as major companies pull ads
Marks and Spencer has followed several other high-profile brands, including Tesco and HSBC, pulling its advertising from Google. It follows concerns about placement of ads next to inappropriate content on YouTube. But is this a serious threat to companies like Google? Ian Whittaker, media analyst at Liberum, spoke to Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
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Ian Whittaker


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Innovation spend must rise to cushion UK's post-Brexit economy

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Innovation spend must rise to cushion UK's post-Brexit economy
The UK must up its research and development spend to 3% by 2025 in a bid to Brexit-proof the economy, according to business lobby group CBI. Tom Thackray, Innovation Director at the CBI, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher to explain.
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Tom Thackray


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Sterling still vulnerable for future losses

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 Sterling still vulnerable for future losses
As the Prime Minister confirmed Article 50 would be triggered on March 29, how have markets responded? For analysis of this key move, Jane Foley, head of FX Strategy at Rabobank, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
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Jane Foley


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UK house prices at most unaffordable levels ever

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UK house prices at most unaffordable levels ever
Despite some signs of a slowdown, UK house prices have hit their most unaffordable levels ever, according to the Office for National Statistics. But is this a good sign for the economy? Plus the gig economy, should the government step in? For this and more economic news, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Michael Bell, Global Market Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
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Michael Bell


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Two Fed rate hikes 'most likely' outcome - says Gregory Daco

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Two Fed rate hikes 'most likely' outcome - says Gregory Daco
The US Federal Reserve increased its interest rate by 0.25 percentage points last night, that's the third time in a decade. The Fed seemed to be guiding markets not to expect three more rate rises this year. Gregory Daco, Chief US Economist at Oxford Economics joined us to discuss.
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Gregory Daco


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Bank of England leaves rates on hold - when will they rise again?

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Bank of England leaves rates on hold - when will they rise again?
The Bank of England has left rates on hold at 0.25% - but the move wasn't unanimous, with one vote for a rate rise. So what does this mean for consumers and markets? Plus both the FTSE 100 and 250 hit record highs today, what's driving this? For more on these and the day's biggest economic stories, Alastair McCaig, Director of Investment Management at Fern Wealth, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more.
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Alastair McCaig


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UK economy not 'rolling over' but wage growth remains soft

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UK economy not 'rolling over' but wage growth remains soft
Another drop in unemployment figures today, down to 4.7% in the three months to January, but wages aren't growing - can the UK solve its productivity puzzle? Ben Kumar from 7 Investment Management joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss the biggest economic stories of the day.
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Ben Kumar


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UK should plan for 'worst case scenario' from Brexit negotiations

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UK should plan for 'worst case scenario' from Brexit negotiations
Brexit Secretary David Davis says the UK hasn't assessed the economic effect of leaving the EU without a deal. But the government's attitude isn't surprising. Dr Ben Margulies, from Warwick University's Department of Politics and International Studies, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher to explain.
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Ben Margulies


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