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What can be done to halt the widening retirement savings gender gap?

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Share Radio Breakfast

What can be done to halt the widening retirement savings gender gap?
Scottish Widows has launched its annual Women & Retirement report. The findings suggest that whilst more women than ever are saving for their retirement, the gap between men and women is widening. Jackie Leiper is a retirement expert at Scottish Widows, and she discussed the factors behind a widening gender gap.
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Chris Bailey, Jackie Leiper


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Sarah Lowther

Economist Diane Coyle looks ahead to the Festival of Economics in Bristol

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

Economist Diane Coyle looks ahead to the Festival of Economics in Bristol
Diane Coyle, Founder of Enlightenment Economics and Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester, who’s also former advisor to the UK Treasury, joined Share Radio Breakfast to speak about the Festival of Economics, which she is programming, which is taking place in Bristol.
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Chris Bailey, Diane Coyle


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Could Scotland attempt a Norway-like model of EU membership?

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

Could Scotland attempt a Norway-like model of EU membership?
Scotland could attempt a Norway-like model of EU membership. The idea emerged in a leaked memo, where it seems the Scottish government is considering European Economic Area membership as a possible way to maintain links with the block. To find out if this could be a viable way for Scotland to remain in the EU, Matt Cox spoke to Share Radio's Scotland correspondent Maurice Smith.
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Matt Cox, Maurice Smith


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Consumer frustration is leading to high street struggles

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

Consumer frustration is leading to high street struggles
With Black Friday and the busiest shopping period of the year approaching, research from Barclaycard has revealed that frustrated consumers are turning their backs on the high street. As a result, retailers are facing growing pressure to improve their in-store experience, or risk losing out on sales. To discuss this, Paul Lockstone, Managing Director at Barclaycard, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
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Chris Bailey, Paul Lockstone


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Sarah Lowther

Could Donald Trump help the Fed achieve its inflation goals?

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

Could Donald Trump help the Fed achieve its inflation goals?
While Donald Trump won't assume power for another 65 days, markets are already betting that a Trump presidency means higher inflation and interest rates. The Federal Reserve has been trying to get inflation up towards its 2% target for years and now the president-elect could help them achieve this goal. Share Radio’s Robert Van Egghen has been speaking to Brett Ryan, Senior US Economist at Deutsche Bank, about the forecast for the Trump administration.
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Robert Van Egghen, Brett Ryan


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Has Japan resigned itself to a President Trump? Dr Seijiro Takeshita brings the latest from Shizuoka

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

Has Japan resigned itself to a President Trump? Dr Seijiro Takeshita brings the latest from Shizuoka
Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at the University of Shizuoka in Japan, joined Share Radio Breakfast to bring his weekly round up from east Asia. One week on, has Japan resigned itself to a President Trump? And Japan's economy grew more quickly than expected in the third quarter, but how accurate is this data?
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Chris Bailey, Dr Seijiro Takeshita


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Facebook announce steps to prevent fake news - Media commentator Ray Snoddy explains

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

Facebook announce steps to prevent fake news - Media commentator Ray Snoddy explains
Responding to accusations that fake news posted on Facebook helped Donald trump win the election, both Facebook and Google have announced steps to prevent fake-news websites from generating revenue through their ad-selling services. To find out more about this, Matt Cox spoke to media commentator Ray Snoddy.
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Matt Cox, Raymond Snoddy


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Sarah Lowther

The short-term impact of the US elections on trading and derivatives

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

The short-term impact of the US elections on trading and derivatives
When it became apparent six days ago that Donald trump was to become president elect, we were preparing for another day of post-EU referendum volatility. There was movement but it was muted, as traders responded to the statesmanlike tone of Trump’s victory speech. So what was the take from a traders perspective? Randy Frederick, MD of Trading and Derivatives at Charles Schwab, joined Share Radio Breakfast to offer an insight.
Guests:

Chris Bailey, Randy Frederick


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How did the US elections affect investor behaviour?

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

How did the US elections affect investor behaviour?
How can investors keep up with the extraordinary pace of change in the past six days? Since US voters went to the polls on Tuesday, some investors have sold up and piled into safe havens like gold, only to see the financial markets do an unexpected about-face. With impeccable timing, the Open University Business School is staging its annual conference with the theme of "investor behaviour", and its Research Professor, Janette Rutterford, spoke to Share Radio's Nigel Cassidy about recent investor behaviour, and what it tells us about our understanding of finance.
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Nigel Cassidy, Professor Janette Rutterford


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A new period of fiscal stimulus for the US, but can Trump’s policy pledges be achieved?

Sarah Lowther
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Share Radio Breakfast

A new period of fiscal stimulus for the US, but can Trump’s policy pledges be achieved?
As Donald Trump prepares to assemble his economic team, markets are rallying in expectation of a new period of fiscal stimulus. However, with Republicans in Congress set on strict deficit reduction targets, Mr Trump may be unlikely to achieve his policy pledges, including $1trn worth of spending on infrastructure. Robert Van Egghen has been speaking to Jim O'Sullivan, Chief US Economist at High Frequency Economics, who explained why the Republican party could stop Mr Trump from fulfilling his spending promises.
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Robert Van Egghen, Jim O'Sullivan


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