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Ed Bowsher

MoneyWeek with Merryn Somerset Webb: How to really invest in e-commerce

Ed Bowsher
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MoneyWeek with Merryn Somerset Webb: How to really invest in e-commerce
On this week's magazine, a look on how to really invest in e-commerce. Plus, a reflection on the SNP's demand for a second Scottish independence referendum and what Theresa May's approach will be. Finally, a briefing on WTO terms and what would happen if the UK didn't reach a trade deal with the EU.
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Merryn Somerset Webb


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Ed Bowsher

Two Fed rate hikes 'most likely' outcome - says Gregory Daco

Ed Bowsher
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Two Fed rate hikes 'most likely' outcome - says Gregory Daco
The US Federal Reserve increased its interest rate by 0.25 percentage points last night, that's the third time in a decade. The Fed seemed to be guiding markets not to expect three more rate rises this year. Gregory Daco, Chief US Economist at Oxford Economics joined us to discuss.
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Gregory Daco


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Georgie Frost

What next for the future of fintech?

Georgie Frost
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What next for the future of fintech?
Each year PwC and the entrepreneur support group - Startupbootcamp - produce a report that looks at what's happening in the world of fintech. With plenty of new developments but uncertainty over the post-Brexit economy what might the future hold for the sector? To find out Share Radio's Joe Aldrigde spoke to Steve Davies, EMEA Fintech Leader at PwC.
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Steve Davies


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Ed Bowsher

Has Hammond's U-turn damaged his authority?

Ed Bowsher
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Has Hammond's U-turn damaged his authority?
Hammond's dramatic U-turn on increasing national insurance for self-employed fuelled lots of criticism. The Chancellor acknowledged that the plan would have broken the voters' trust. Plus, Theresa May appears to have rejected the SNP's demand for a second independence referendum insisting "now is not the time". Professor Tony Travers of the London School of Economics joined us to discuss all this and more.
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Tony Travers


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Ed Bowsher

Sainsbury's squeezed on weak Sterling

Ed Bowsher
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Sainsbury's squeezed on weak Sterling
Sainsbury's shares have slipped around 2% today as the retailer warns uncertainty over Sterling will impact operations. Plus results from Balfour Beatty and OneSavings Bank, while Anglo American shares jump as billionaire Anil Agrawal snaps up a 12% stake. Adrian Lowcock, Investment Director and spokesperson for Architas, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to analyse all the day's need-to-know company news.
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Adrian Lowcock


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Ed Bowsher

Bank of England leaves rates on hold - when will they rise again?

Ed Bowsher
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Bank of England leaves rates on hold - when will they rise again?
The Bank of England has left rates on hold at 0.25% - but the move wasn't unanimous, with one vote for a rate rise. So what does this mean for consumers and markets? Plus both the FTSE 100 and 250 hit record highs today, what's driving this? For more on these and the day's biggest economic stories, Alastair McCaig, Director of Investment Management at Fern Wealth, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more.
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Alastair McCaig


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Georgie Frost

The News Review: Every day last year, £2 million is lost to financial fraud, but will this change in 2017?

Georgie Frost
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The News Review: Every day last year, £2 million is lost to financial fraud, but will this change in 2017?
Georgie Frost was joined by finance expert from moneysupermarket.com Kevin Pratt this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed Chancellor Philip Hammond defending his U-turn on increasing National Insurance contributions for some self-employed workers. Plus they look into why around 2-million pounds was lost to financial fraud every day of 2016. All these stories and more on The News Review.
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Kevin Pratt


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Georgie Frost

Employers can ban staff from wearing hijabs, European court rules

Georgie Frost
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Employers can ban staff from wearing hijabs, European court rules
This week the European Court of Justice ruled, it's effectively OK for an employer to ban the wearing of headscarves in the workplace This will not be direct religious discrimination providing the employer has a dress code policy banning any display of religious belief and not just because a customer says so. To discuss the implications of this case Georgie was joined by Kevin Charles, Director of Crossland Solicitors.
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Kevin Charles


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Georgie Frost

Was the Chancellor's u-turn on National Insurance a trust exercise?

Georgie Frost
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Was the Chancellor's u-turn on National Insurance a trust exercise?
To go through all the political headlines this morning, Georgie Frost was joined Josh Lowe from Newsweek. The Chancellor says his u-turn over tax hikes for self-employed people was necessary to maintain voters' trust. Philip Hammond's reversed a National Insurance increase announced in his budget, because it broke a Tory pre-election pledge. Plus the Conservative Party has been fined £70,000 following an investigation into election campaign expenses. The Electoral Commission says there were significant failures by the Party to properly record how much was spent on canvassing. And a far-right party which called for mosques to be closed and the Koran to be banned has failed to win a general election in the Netherlands. Geert Wilders' Party for Freedom came second, winning fewer seats than expected.
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Josh Lowe


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Georgie Frost

What can we expect from the Bank of England's interest rate decision later?

Georgie Frost
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What can we expect from the Bank of England's interest rate decision later?
Joining Georgie Frost to discuss the latest market headlines was Share Radio's very own Nigel Cassidy starting with this morning's company announcements. We've heard from Sainsbury's and Eurostar this morning. And we have the Bank of England's interest rate decision later. It will be the last before the UK starts formal proceedings to exit the EU. This comes after the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday by a quarter of a percentage point to 1 per cent. It's the second rise in three months - and only the third-time rates have been put up since the 2008 financial crisis. So what can we expect?
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Nigel Cassidy


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