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Simon Rose

With rate hikes looming, are the glory days of income investing over?

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Share Radio Evening Show

With rate hikes looming, are the glory days of income investing over?
Low interest rates over the last number of years has proven massively advantageous to income investors. However, with interest rates set to rise over the coming year, is the sector still as appealing to potential investors? Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Mark Wharrier, Manager of the BlackRock UK Income Fund.

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Simon Rose

The Weeks Update: Is Trump advocating isolationism?

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Share Radio Evening Show

The Weeks Update: Is Trump advocating isolationism?
With the stroke of a pen, just five days into his first week at the Oval Office, Donald Trump temporarily banned citizens of 7 Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The President’s ‘extreme vetting’ has been met with outrage on both sides of the Atlantic, decried as ‘unacceptable’ in Germany and ‘divisive’ in the UK. In response, Mr. Trump has insisted the ban is about ‘Making America Safe Again’ - not religion. International condemnation aside, the travel ban has given another glimpse of what lies ahead for the Middle East in the Trump era. An inaugural pledge to put America First, to ensure “every decision … on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit ... American families", has been read by many as Trump turning his back on the region. But with gains from the Arab Spring unconsolidated, nuclear ambitions only temporarily tempered, and Syria obliterated by civil war, there are fears an American retreat may be unwise. What will a Donald Trump Presidency mean for the Middle East? How will a more hesitant US abroad affect the region? I’m now joined by Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and Share Radio’s economics commentator Professor John Weeks.
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Gilbert Achcar, Professor John Weeks


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Simon Rose

Snapchat's culture of secrecy shadows upcoming sale

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Share Radio Evening Show

Snapchat's culture of secrecy shadows upcoming sale
Snapchat parent company Snap has apparently chosen the New York Stock exchange to host it's IPO, it's been reported. The hotly-anticipated initial public offering may take place as soon as this week according to sources. But the Snap Inc IPO has been shrouded in the same secrecy that shadows the company. Some analysts are concerned that Snap's culture of secrecy could mean bad news for investors... or perhaps the IPO will cause problems for Snap's business model. Matt Cox looked into the company's culture of secrecy and the impact it could have.

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Simon Rose

Will Trump weaken the dollar?

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Share Radio Evening Show

Will Trump weaken the dollar?
Taking the dollar's temperature is vital to many sectors - but with new president Donald Trump's protectionist approach, and desire to weaken the dollar, what's the future look like for greenback? In this week's magazine review, our guests gave their take on an Investors Chronicle article covering the dollar's rise. Share Radio's Peta Fuller reports.

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Ed Bowsher

Strong results for Ocado but where are the corporate suitors?

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

Strong results for Ocado but where are the corporate suitors?
Shares in Ocado are up 9 percent today after the internet grocer announced a 20 percent rise in profits last year. On such strong results, why hasn't Ocado seen more deals with other grocers yet? Nick Carroll, Senior Retail Analyst at Mintel, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more detail.
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Nick Carroll


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Simon Rose

Market Wrap: Shell merger, H&M, Deutsche Bank, Ocado & more

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Share Radio Evening Show

Market Wrap: Shell merger, H&M, Deutsche Bank, Ocado & more
Share Radio's Simon Rose brings you Market Wrap, a roundup of what's been happening in the businesses of Britain and the world. To help rattle through the day's events, Simon was joined by Chris Bailey, founder of the investment research and consultancy services, Financial Orbit. They discussed the currency markets following downbeat UK consumer borrowing data in December and Trump's policy jitters, Royal Dutch Shell selling $3.8bn worth of North Sea assets, UK and US regulators fining Deutsche Bank $630m in connection with a Russian money laundering plan and much more.
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Chris Bailey


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Ed Bowsher

Eurozone growth rate improves

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

Eurozone growth rate improves
There was no shortage of European economic data today - but the most important was the overall figure, with the Eurozone growing 0.5 percent in the final quarter of 2016, taking annual growth to 1.8 percent for the year. That's behind UK growth for 2016 at 2.2% but ahead of the US, at only 1.6 percent. For more detail, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Jennifer McKeown, Chief European Economist at Capital Economics.
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Jennifer McKeown


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Ed Bowsher

Politics with John Rentoul: Brexit vote, Trump orders reverberate in UK

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

Politics with John Rentoul: Brexit vote, Trump orders reverberate in UK
Donald Trump's executive orders continue to cause headaches for Theresa May but the PM is standing her ground on his state visit despite protests. And Brexit debate kicked off in parliament ahead of the Article 50 vote. For analysis on today's political news, John Rentoul, chief political commentator at the Independent, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
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John Rentoul


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Ed Bowsher

UK regions see construction boom, Eurozone data and concerning UK consumer sentiment

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

UK regions see construction boom, Eurozone data and concerning UK consumer sentiment
All of the day's top economic stories including the FTSE's shift, regional UK construction boom and some concerning signs for UK consumer sentiment. Plus a slew of Eurozone data showing where the strong - and weak - economies are on the continent. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Alex Dryden, market strategist at JP Morgan, to analyse the day's news.
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Alex Dryden


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Ed Bowsher

Company news: Ocado, soft drink company Britvic, Carpetright and more

Ed Bowsher
Original Broadcast:

Share Radio Afternoon

Company news: Ocado, soft drink company Britvic, Carpetright and more
Shares in Ocado have jumped 7% today after the online grocer revealed profits rose by 20% last year, but the company still hasn't announced a long-promised partnership with an overseas retailer. Results were also out from soft drink maker Britvic and Carpetright. Daniel Thomas, deputy companies editor at the FT, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
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Daniel Thomas


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