Retailer Debenhams has launched a new turnaround strategy, including shutting just over 5% of its stores and cutting jobs at its warehouses. Ed Bowsher spoke to Richard J Hunter, Head of Research at Wilson King Investment Management, to analyse the new plans for the brand, and more of the latest company news.
JD sports has seen an 80% rise in pre-tax profits - and shares are on the up - but other's aren't so lucky, with Shell bogged down in a possible corruption scandal around its Nigerian oil licence. For more of the latest company news, Ed Bowsher was joined by Paul Sedgewick, Head of Investments at Frank Investments.
Apple has ended its deal with chip designer Imagination Technologies, with shares in the UK-based firm plummeting almost 70% in early trade. Can Imagination survive without its biggest customer? And Burberry strikes a deal with US cosmetics giant Coty to grow its beauty brands. Ken Odeluga, market analyst at City Index, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for these and more need-to-know company news.
Entertainment One, the company behind popular children's character Peppa Pig, released its Q4 update - are they too reliant on Peppa's success? And challenger bank Shawbrook shares spike - will a takeover deal be done? Rodney Hobson, financial commentator, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to assess the day's biggest company stories.
Increasingly volatile spending patterns could start to worry regulators - the latest Office for National Statistics data found savings ratios dropped to their lowest levels since records began in 1963, while disposable income for UK households has seen the sharpest drop in almost three years. Should caution return to the market? For insight into this story and more, Jeremy Stretch, head of G10 FX Strategy at CIBC Capital Markets, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
Tesco's takeover target Booker Group has delivered solid results - has this helped cement the £3.7bn deal with the supermarket giant? Plus tobacco company Imperial Brands hits modest targets and furniture retailer DFS pays a special dividend. Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator at Charles Stanley Direct, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for the latest market news.
Have you ever thought about investing but been put off thinking it's not for you? One man trying to change our attitudes and bring a whole new generation into investing is Kerim Derhalli, founder of educational app Invstr. Previously we caught up with Kerim whilst launching international investing competition The Student Investing Championships. With the third round kicking off this week Share Radio's Tom Hill was joined by Kerim to find out more about the competition and discuss the latest trends in fintech.
The merger between the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Borse has been vetoed by the European Commission - so what's next? Plus Johnston Press's reports a £300 million loss and Flybe announces a profit warning. Chris Bailey, founder of Financial Orbit, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to cover the day's biggest company stories.
This week Georgie Frost is joined by product researcher Adam Williams and web manager Gary Adams to look through the top financial stories from the Moneywise magazine. This week they look at the new addition to the Isa family, the Lisa. What are the pros and cons and will your bank even be able to offer you one? Plus find out if there're any savings accounts left capable to beating inflation and why Waitrose is leaving many customers disappointed.
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