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Morning Money: How can Google attract customers to their rumoured new smartphone?

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Morning Money: How can Google attract customers to their rumoured new smartphone?
Google is set to announce a new smartphone at its San Francisco conference. The so-called Google Pixel will be Google's first smartphone made entirely by the tech giant. But some have questioned what unique selling point Google can bring to the already-full phone market. Matt Cox spoke to tech consultant and journalist Chris Green to find out.
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Matt Cox, Chris Bailey


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Morning Money: Will O2 go for a £10.3 billion stock market float?

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Morning Money

Morning Money: Will O2 go for a £10.3 billion stock market float?
There's been a catalogue of initial public offerings this autumn, and now mobile phone network O2 is hoping to sell shares to millions of ordinary investors in the first major retail offering in three years. Chris Justham, Relationship Manager at 7 Investment Management, discussed why it's happening.
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Chris Bailey, Chris Justham


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Morning Money: Edinburgh hosts debate on future of Scottish TV

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Morning Money

Morning Money: Edinburgh hosts debate on future of Scottish TV
In Edinburgh today the future of The TV market in Scotland in terms of audiences, commissioning and the BBC is being debated. It'll focus on priorities for serving audiences, commissioning and for supporting independent production, this conference will examine the future of the TV market in Scotland. With the BBC White Paper placing greater emphasis on devolved content, delegates will consider the impact in Scotland and the recommended changes to the way the BBC is governed, regulated and funded. Delegates will also discuss how all broadcasters can best respond to the rapidly changing media market - and to new patterns of audience demand and demographic changes, following concerns over the quality and quantity of programming serving audiences in Scotland. Our Scotland correspondent, Maurice Smith, joins us on the line.
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Maurice Smith


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Morning Money: James Barder, CEO of Futura Medica on interim results

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Morning Money: James Barder, CEO of Futura Medica on interim results
Futura Medical is a pharmaceutical group that develops products for consumer healthcare. At the heart of the business is the Company's gel for the treatment of erectile dysfunction ("ED"). The ED market has been valued at $5 billion.
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James Barder


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Morning Money: Good Energy CEO Juliet Davenport on her company's latest results

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Morning Money: Good Energy CEO Juliet Davenport on her company's latest results
Juliet Davenport, CEO of Good Energy speaks to Share Radio about her interim results. Founded in 1999, they want to help homes and businesses to be part of a sustainable solution to climate change. Clients buy 100% renewable electricity and green gas, can generate renewable power in their own homes and invest in renewable power as shareholders.
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Juliet Davenport


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Morning Money: Are companies ready to handle the growing "consumer class"?

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Morning Money at 7:00

Morning Money: Are companies ready to handle the growing "consumer class"?
With economic growth set to propel more than 90% of the world's population into the so-called "consumer class" by 2020, a new report from HSBC Commercial Banking suggests companies should start preparing today to meet the wants and needs of tomorrow's customer. The co-author of that report Paul Flatters, from futures consultancy Trajectory, joined the Morning Money team to talk about the research.
Guests:

Chris Bailey, Paul Flatters


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Morning Money: Business as usual for SME house builders post-Brexit?

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Morning Money at 6:00

Morning Money: Business as usual for SME house builders post-Brexit?
Following up from Barclaycard telling Morning Money that consumers were demonstrating a 'Business as usual' approach to their spending, the same phrase has been echoed for 2/3rds of SME house builders. Research by the Federation of Master Builders says that these organisations claim that not much has changed post-Brexit. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the Federation joined the Morning Money team to discuss the research further.
Guests:

Chris Bailey, Brian Berry


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Morning Money: Revenues up 10.9% to €166.6m for SQS Group

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Morning Money at 7:00

Morning Money: Revenues up 10.9% to €166.6m for SQS Group
Diederik Vos, CEO of software company SQS Group, joined Share Radio Morning Money to talk through his company’s half yearly report. The company say that if you're struggling to keep up with the pace of change in IT, they have solutions at hand. But what have they revealed today about their performance and what is the outlook?
Guests:

Chris Bailey, Diederik Vos


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Morning Money: “The numbers suggest, it’s business as usual for day-to-day spending”

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Morning Money at 6:00

Morning Money: “The numbers suggest, it’s business as usual for day-to-day spending”
Figures from Barclaycard reveal consumer spending in August reached a 13-month high of 4.2%, as warmer weather prompted shoppers to splash out on clothes and entertainment. It conflicts with BRC data however, which showed that consumers cut back on spending. So which to believe? Paul Lockstone, Managing Director at Barclaycard, offered his views.
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Chris Bailey, Paul Lockstone


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Morning Money: Why won’t Daniel Godfrey pay staff bonuses?

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Morning Money at 8:00

Morning Money: Why won’t Daniel Godfrey pay staff bonuses?
Daniel Godfrey has joined Neil Woodford in saying his new fund will not pay staff bonuses. The former Chief Executive of the Investment Association plans to launch a new investment trust in early 2017. Both asset managers agreed there was no evidence that they result in better outcomes for investors. Daniel told Share Radio's James Brydges why he wanted to take a different approach.
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James Brydges, Daniel Godfrey


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