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Ed Bowsher

Total losses of £58bn at RBS exceeding taxpayer bailout

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Total losses of £58bn at RBS exceeding taxpayer bailout
RBS has today recorded nine years of losses, with the latest £7bn loss taking the bank's total losses since 2008 to £58bn. That's more than the £45.5bn taxpayer-funded bailout. But can the bank reverse the trend and turn a profit next year? Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at OANDA, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher on the day's big company news, including BA’s parent group and betting company William Hill.
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Craig Erlam


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Ed Bowsher

Does China manipulate its currency?

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Does China manipulate its currency?
During an interview, Donald Trump called China the 'grand champion' of currency manipulation, causing a fresh row between the two countries. This allegation was rejected by a Chinese government spokesperson who defined the country as the 'grand champion of economic development.' To find out more about this, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Professor Steve Tsang, Director of the SOAS China institute at London University.
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Professor Steve Tsang


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Ed Bowsher

UK should agree €60bn Brexit bill before trade talks

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

UK should agree €60bn Brexit bill before trade talks
EU Brexit negotiator Marcel Barnier said that trade talks should not be carried out at the same time as negotiations over departure terms. German and Italian officials are now backing Barnier's approach. Professor Richard G. Whitman, Director of the Global Europe Centre and Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss.
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Professor Richard G. Whitman


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Ed Bowsher

Economic tail-wind to help RBS despite £7bn loss

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Economic tail-wind to help RBS despite £7bn loss
Despite RBS announcing a huge £7bn loss, more than expected, could underlying performance for banks be on the up? Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Guy Foster, head of research at Brewin Dolphin, to explain this and more of the day's big economic stories.
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Guy Foster


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Ed Bowsher

Labour suffer historic by-election defeat in Copeland

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

Labour suffer historic by-election defeat in Copeland
Last night the Labour party lost the Copeland by-election to the Tories. The Party managed to hold their seat in Stoke On Central but its vote share fell by around 2%. Asa Bennett, Assistant Comment Editor at The Telegraph joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss these results.
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Asa Bennett


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Michael Considine

The Business of Sport: UK Sport rejects Tokyo funding appeals from 7 sports

Michael Considine
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The Share Radio Evening Show

The Business of Sport: UK Sport rejects Tokyo funding appeals from 7 sports
This is The Business of Sport with Share Radio's Michael Considine. Each week he provides you with the inside track on the world of sport. On today's show Michael talked about UK Sport's decision to reject the appeals of seven sports to reinstate funding, including Badminton - bronze medalist in Rio Chris Langridge gave his reaction. Plus, Michael was joined by Nick Howson from the International business times to discuss the FA cup debate over the relationship between sport and gambling. Finally, the"This Girl Can" campaign is back with a sequel and Lisa O'Keefe from Sport England spoke about what they are hoping to achieve with the new edition. Of course, Alex Clark has extra time.
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Lisa O'Keefe, Alex Clark, Chris Langridge, Nick Howson


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Georgie Frost

The News Review: Staff gave their employers £33.6bn of free labour in 2016

Georgie Frost
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Share Radio Morning

The News Review: Staff gave their employers £33.6bn of free labour in 2016
Georgie Frost was joined by Hannah Maundrell, Editor in Chief at Money.co.uk. Today on the agenda, they discussed how the Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a massive £7bn annual loss, for the ninth year in a row. Plus they look into why workers in the UK are putting in billions of pounds worth of unpaid overtime every year. All these stories and more on The News Review.
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Hannah Maundrell


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Nigel Cassidy

Work on HS2 underway "within months"

Nigel Cassidy
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Share Radio Morning

Work on HS2 underway "within months"
Legislation for the first phase of the HS2 high-speed rail project has passed its final hurdle. The parliamentary Bill to construct the line from London to Birmingham has now received royal assent, meaning building work can now begin. Sim Harris, managing editor of railnews.co.uk, joined Nigel to discuss the project.
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Sim Harris


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Georgie Frost

Copeland elects its first Conservative since 1935. All this and more political headlines of the morning

Georgie Frost
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Share Radio Morning

Copeland elects its first Conservative since 1935. All this and more political headlines of the morning
An "extraordinary" interview with the conservative MP Michael Gove reports the "confessions" of the former cabinet minister, including an admission he "was wrong to stand for PM". Plus Eastern Europeans are leaving the UK in "record numbers", as the number of those returning to eight EU countries "more than trebled to 39,000" in the year to September. To discuss all these stories and the main story of the morning of Copeland electing its first Conservative seat since 1935, Georgie Frost was joined by Ryan Heath, Senior EU Correspondent at POLITICO.
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Ryan Heath


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Georgie Frost

Where does the law stand on the gig economy?

Georgie Frost
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Share Radio Morning

Where does the law stand on the gig economy?
Increasingly people are becoming employed in the so-called gig economy with firms such as Deliveroo and Uber however it leaves a lot of questions over their employment rights. Recently Uber and Deliveroo have appealed for an overhaul of employment laws which they claim prevent them from providing benefits such as insurance and pensions to self-employed staff. This follows last month's legal battle by a plumber- who wanted to reduce his days at Pimlico Plumbers following a heart attack. To give some insight into the law in workers rights Georgie Frost was joined by employment expert Beverley Sunderland from Crossland Employment solicitors.
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Beverley Sunderland


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