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Roxi Petroleum (now named Caspian Sunrise) announces new merger and name change to "accelerate growth onto a new level"

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Roxi Petroleum (now named Caspian Sunrise) announces new merger and name change to "accelerate growth onto a new level"
Last Friday, Caspian Sunrise, formerly known as Roxi Petroleum, doubled their size by merging with Eragon Petroleum Ltd - hence the name change. By changing the company name, the company intends to 'send a clear signal of its intent to reintroduce itself as a larger and transformed entity poised to accelerate growth onto a new level'. Joining Nigel Cassidy is Clive Carver, Chairman of Caspian Sunrise to discuss the newly-named company's plans.
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Clive Carver


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'Banking is not as profitable as it used to be,' says Mike Ingram on potential buyers of the Co-op bank

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'Banking is not as profitable as it used to be,' says Mike Ingram on potential buyers of the Co-op bank
Now, who'd like to own the Co-Op bank? The financial institution says potential buyers have expressed an interest but as yet there was "no certainty that an offer will be made". The Co-OP put itself up for sale last month. James Brydges spoke to Mike Ingram, Market strategist at BGC Partners about what the problems were, and who might finally take the plunge.
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Mike Ingram


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Will Twitter's paid membership option for businesses grow their user base and advertising revenue?

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Will Twitter's paid membership option for businesses grow their user base and advertising revenue?
Twitter's thinking of adding a paid membership option for businesses and power users. The micro-blogging service is canvassing opinion about charging people for access to enhanced version of Tweetdeck. The social network has struggled to grow its user base in recent years, while advertising revenues have declined. James Brydges spoke to tech journalist Chris Green.
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Chris Green


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Optimism remains resilient in the financial sector despite Wednesday's Article 50 trigger

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Optimism remains resilient in the financial sector despite Wednesday's Article 50 trigger
According to the latest CBI and PWC Financial Services Survey, sentiment in the financial services sector stabilised in the three months to March, due to a broadly resilient UK economy. So even in the wake of Theresa May announcing she will trigger Article 50 on March 29th, optimism amongst firms seems unchanged. Although things seem rosy now, what is the future looking like for businesses involved in financial services? To discuss further, Nigel Cassidy was joined by Andrew Kail, Head of Financial Services at PwC.
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Andrew Kail


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Why is inflation important and what does it mean?

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Why is inflation important and what does it mean?
Global Economist Jeremy Batstone-Carr gave an in-depth explanation of inflation to Nigel Cassidy on Share Radio Breakfast. Is it what the media and even Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, make it out to be?
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Jeremy Batstone-Carr


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Will the London Stock Exchange look sparse of European companies post-Brexit?

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Will the London Stock Exchange look sparse of European companies post-Brexit?
What is the future looking like for European firms listed on the London Stock Exchange post-Brexit? Will it be sparse of European companies? Nigel Cassidy was joined by Gianpiero Lotito, CEO & Co-Founder of FacilityLive, and Founding Member of the European Tech Alliance to discuss further.
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Gianpiero Lotito


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Trump wants a do-or-die vote to repeal Obamacare

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Trump wants a do-or-die vote to repeal Obamacare
Last night was the scheduled vote on the Trump administration's proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act or more widely known as Obamacare. It didn't go well for Trump, he couldn't get enough Republican backing. And what is the market reaction to this turn of events? Joining Nigel Cassidy to discuss is John Hardy, Head of FX Strategy at Saxo Bank.
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John Hardy


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'The scale of the threat to the British mainland is factored lower than the IRA in the 70s,' says Josh Lowe

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'The scale of the threat to the British mainland is factored lower than the IRA in the 70s,' says Josh Lowe
Following the horrific terror attacks in nearly a decade on Westminster on Wednesday, Nigel Cassidy was joined by Newsweek's European Politics reporter, Josh Lowe to discuss the latest developments. Also on the agenda was discussion about Sir Richard Branson calling for a second EU referendum. The Virgin founder, who supported the remain campaign, says the result of June's vote is "one of the saddest things that has happened" to both the UK and Europe.
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Josh Lowe


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

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

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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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