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Ed Bowsher

What’s pushing the pound up today?

Ed Bowsher
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Share Radio Afternoon

What’s pushing the pound up today?
As the UK government prepares to invoke article 50, the pound was up against the dollar and outperforming its major peers today. To find out why, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Jane Foley, Head of FX Strategy at Rabobank
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Jane Foley


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Ed Bowsher

Scotland to ask for second independence referendum

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

Scotland to ask for second independence referendum
Nicola Sturgeon says she wants a second Scottish independence referendum - and it could be held as early as next autumn. For more on what's next, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Robert Colvile, editor of CapX.
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Robert Colvile


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Ed Bowsher

Business confidence is on the rise

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

Business confidence is on the rise
UK firms are getting more confident, that according to the latest UK Business Outlook survey from Markit. To find out why Ed spoke to Chris Williamson, Chief Business Economist at IHS Market.
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Chris Williamson


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Ed Bowsher

Bovis Homes becomes takeover target for two rivals

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

Bovis Homes becomes takeover target for two rivals
Two takeover bids for housebuilder Bovis Homes pushed the share price up 9 percent today even as the company rejected the initial offers from Redrow and Galliford Try. The latter remains 'in talks' with Bovis on another bid. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Ken Odeluga from City Index for the day's need-to-know company news.
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Ken Odeluga


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Ed Bowsher

Wood Group takeover deal to create £5bn company

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

Wood Group takeover deal to create £5bn company
A £2.2bn takeover deal has been agreed between Amec Foster Wheeler and Aberdeen-based Wood Group, creating a £5bn energy services company. And the pound has picked up today despite increasing uncertainty - for more on the big market stories of the day, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Mike van Dulken, head of research at Accendo Markets.
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Mike van Dulken


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Sarah Pennells (1)

Your Money Your Future: What does the Budget mean for you?

Sarah Pennells (1)
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Your Money, Your Future

Your Money Your Future: What does the Budget mean for you?
It's nearly a week since the Budget, but the dust hasn't really settled yet. The Chancellor's decision to raise one of the National Insurance rates that self-employed people pay isn't going down well in many quarters. So what does the Budget mean for you?
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Claire Walsh, Chris Daems, Julia Kermode


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Sarah Pennells (1)

Is the battle for women in the workplace progressing?

Sarah Pennells (1)
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Morning

Is the battle for women in the workplace progressing?
A survey by Grant Thornton showed that of 5,500 businesses in 36 economies, the proportion of women in senior management has reached an all-time high of 25 per cent, up 1 percentage point from 2016, and up 6 percentage points since the survey began in 2004. Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Kate Cooper, Head of Research, Policy & Standards at the Institute of Leadership & Management, to find out how the UK fared in the survey compared to other countries.
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Sara Macham, Kate Cooper


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Sarah Pennells (1)

What are the new T-level qualifications?

Sarah Pennells (1)
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Morning

What are the new T-level qualifications?
Last week the Chancellor announced £500m worth of investment into technical education as part of the budget. Amongst the changes we'll see the introduction of new T-level qualifications aimed at teaching vocational subjects. To find out more about the investments being made Sarah Pennells spoke to Petra Wilton, Director of Strategy and External Affairs at the CMI.
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Petra Wilton


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Sarah Pennells (1)

Women and Money: Preparing for the worst

Sarah Pennells (1)
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Morning

Women and Money: Preparing for the worst
It's the kind of thing we don't want to have to think about, and dealing with a whole load of forms and numerous different companies is probably the last thing you want to do when your loved one has died. There are a number of things to consider though, not least changes to bereavement benefits which could leave thousands of widows and widowers worse off. Sarah Pennells is joined by Alastair McQueen from pensions and insurance provider Aviva, David Samson of turn2Us, which specializes in benefits advice and help and James Ward, Partner and Head of Private Clients at Seddons.
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Alastair McQueen, David Samson, James Ward


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Sarah Pennells (1)

The newest phone scam could swindle you, simply by answering the question, 'Can you hear me?'

Sarah Pennells (1)
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Morning

The newest phone scam could swindle you, simply by answering the question, 'Can you hear me?'
A new phone scam has been hitting the headlines lately. People are being warned to hang up their phones if someone asks ‘can you hear me?’. The supposed con started in the US last month with experts warning it is set to sweep the UK with fraudsters tricking people into saying ‘yes’ to swindle you out of huge amounts of money. But is this a genuine threat? Tony Neate is the CEO of the organisation Get Safe Online and joined Sarah to explain more.
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Tony Neate


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