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.
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.
Article 50 will be activated tomorrow but can it move markets? Or will other Brexit policies be more closely watched by investors? Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more.
Tesco will pay a £129 million fine over its 2014 accounting scandal, plus provide compensation for some investors, while two major shareholders are opposed to the supermarket giant's takeover of wholesaler Booker. For more analysis Rodney Hobson, financial commentator, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more.
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