Engine-maker Rolls-Royce has announced a pre-tax full year loss of £4.6 billion, one of the biggest UK corporate losses in history. But it's not all bad news for the company - Garry White, chief investment commentator at Charles Stanley, explains this and the major company stories of the day with Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
Long-term incentive programs for FTSE bosses could be on the way out - reports from the FT say one-tenth of top companies will ditch such incentives. David Buik market commentator at Panmure Gordon joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher to explain the story.
Co-op Bank is up for sale - why has the bank moved now and how can its ethical culture be retained? For more on this and the day's big market stories Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Ken Odeluga, market analyst at City index.
US social media company Twitter has released less-than-stellar sales results and Thomas Cook's share price is down despite decent financials. Richard Hunter, head of research at Wilson King Investment, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher to get more on the day's top company stories.
Oil prices are falling again today as the market waits for US inventory data to come through this afternoon. But early estimates indicate it'll be far above analysts' expectations - at around 11 million extra barrels. Sean Cronin, editor at Argus Media, joined Glen Goodman for more on this story.
Company news: Rio Tinto, GlaxoSmithKline, Dunelm and more
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Earnings were out for miners Rio Tinto, pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline and home furnishings retailer Dunelm, while there are reports that L’Oréal is considering the sale of The Body Shop as it reviews operations. Chris Bailey founder of Financialorbit.com joined Share Radio's Glen Goodman for these and more of the day's company news.
Oil giant BP has missed analysts' expectations, reporting its lowest earnings in the last decade. And Aldi overtakes Co-op to become Britain's fifth biggest supermarket group. Deputy companies editor at the Financial Times Daniel Thomas joined Share Radio's Sarah Lowther for this and more.
Cyber attacks are increasingly a major concern for business - but should they disclose more about just what they're doing to prevent them? A study by consultancy Deloitte into the reports of FTSE 100 companies showed only 5 percent of these major businesses have a board member with specialist tech knowledge. Share Radio's Peta Fuller spoke with Dave Clemente, senior manager in Deloitte UK's cyber risk team for more.
Welcome to the This is Money and Share Radio podcast, brought to you in partnership with NS&I. It’s been another Super Thursday for the Bank of England as Mark Carney announced upgraded growth forecasts whilst still clinging doggedly to a rock bottom base rate. So good news or bad news? Despite the Governor’s optimism some are warning of a general slowdown to come which will hit the poorest households hardest, particularly given the lack of people able to save at the moment. Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and Consumer Affairs Editor Lee Boyce to consider some of new alternative investments available from mini-bonds to a new high street peer to peer lender. Plus we find out where money’s really made with a look inside the Royal Mint. This is Money is presented by Georgie Frost in partnership with NS&I.
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