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Bank of England hikes economic growth forecast to 2%

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Bank of England hikes economic growth forecast to 2%
The Bank of England has raised its forecast for economic growth this year, the bank now expects growth of 2% this year up from the previous 1.4% forecast. The base rate has been left unchanged at 0.25% and the quantitative easing programme will continue this year as planned. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Philip Booth, Professor of Finance, Public Policy and Ethics at St Mary's University to get some analysis on this. Philip is also a former adviser to the Bank of England on financial stability issues.
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Philip Booth


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Brexit White Paper reveals Government's plan for leaving EU

Ed Bowsher
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Brexit White Paper reveals Government's plan for leaving EU
The Government has now published its Brexit White Paper. David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, reiterated a 'mutually beneficial' exit would be crucial. To discuss this in more detail, and the wider Brexit situation, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined on the line by Joe Owen, Researcher at the Institute of Government.
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Joe Owen


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Growth in Europe despite Brexit pain

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Growth in Europe despite Brexit pain
Investors are already feeling Brexit's impact but this hasn't dampened growth prospects. Consultancy EY found more than half of global investors want to grow their presence in Europe despite uncertainty. Andy Baldwin, EY area managing partner for Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, explained more with Share Radio's Peta Fuller.
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Andy Baldwin


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Filibuster likely for Trump justice nominee

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Filibuster likely for Trump justice nominee
Donald Trump's made his Supreme Court nominee - Judge Neil Gorsuch is now in line for a seat on the nation's top court and would replace Justice Scalia. And the appointment looks to be filibusted in what's been a chaotic week for the new President. Robert Singh, professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss this story.
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Robert Singh


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Brexit white paper to be published tomorrow

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Brexit white paper to be published tomorrow
As Brexit Bill debate continued in the Commons today, the Prime Minister told MPs the promised White Paper on the subject would be published on 2 February. For the latest on parliament, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by John Ashmore, Chief Reporter at PoliticsHome.
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John Ashmore


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Company news: Apple's profits, TalkTalk CEO moves, Wizz Air results and dividends from gold miner Centamin

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Company news: Apple's profits, TalkTalk CEO moves, Wizz Air results and dividends from gold miner Centamin
Despite positive figures, why are profits not going up at Apple? Plus management shuffles at the top for TalkTalk, Wizz Air profits double but share price still falls, and gold miner Centamin gets generous with dividends. For analysis on this and more, Financial Orbit's Chris Bailey joined Share Radio’s senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
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Chris Bailey


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TalkTalk CEO to step down, Nationwide sees UK house prices rise and FTSE swings up with pound

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TalkTalk CEO to step down, Nationwide sees UK house prices rise and FTSE swings up with pound
TalkTalk chief executive Dido Harding to depart, UK house prices inch upwards according to Nationwide and good days for both the FTSE and pound - what's driving that? For these and more Chris Justham, relationship manager at Seven Investment Management, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss the day's need-to-know economic stories.
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Chris Justham


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Strong results for Ocado but where are the corporate suitors?

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Strong results for Ocado but where are the corporate suitors?
Shares in Ocado are up 9 percent today after the internet grocer announced a 20 percent rise in profits last year. On such strong results, why hasn't Ocado seen more deals with other grocers yet? Nick Carroll, Senior Retail Analyst at Mintel, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more detail.
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Nick Carroll


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Eurozone growth rate improves

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Eurozone growth rate improves
There was no shortage of European economic data today - but the most important was the overall figure, with the Eurozone growing 0.5 percent in the final quarter of 2016, taking annual growth to 1.8 percent for the year. That's behind UK growth for 2016 at 2.2% but ahead of the US, at only 1.6 percent. For more detail, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Jennifer McKeown, Chief European Economist at Capital Economics.
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Jennifer McKeown


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Politics with John Rentoul: Brexit vote, Trump orders reverberate in UK

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Politics with John Rentoul: Brexit vote, Trump orders reverberate in UK
Donald Trump's executive orders continue to cause headaches for Theresa May but the PM is standing her ground on his state visit despite protests. And Brexit debate kicked off in parliament ahead of the Article 50 vote. For analysis on today's political news, John Rentoul, chief political commentator at the Independent, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
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John Rentoul


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