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Debenhams cuts jobs and shuts stores as part of new strategy

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Debenhams cuts jobs and shuts stores as part of new strategy
Retailer Debenhams has launched a new turnaround strategy, including shutting just over 5% of its stores and cutting jobs at its warehouses. Ed Bowsher spoke to Richard J Hunter, Head of Research at Wilson King Investment Management, to analyse the new plans for the brand, and more of the latest company news.
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Easy win for the Conservatives? Matt Singh talks General Election news

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Easy win for the Conservatives? Matt Singh talks General Election news
With the General Election on June 8th is still dominating political news headlines, Ed Bowsher spoke to Matt Singh, founder of Number Cruncher Politics, to get his take on initial election predictions and more as politicians hit the campaign trail.
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Unilever's turnover is on the up, but is it enough to justify the share price?

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Unilever's turnover is on the up, but is it enough to justify the share price?
Shares in Unilever have had a good run since the failed takeover bid from Kraft-Heinz in February. Today, the company's Q1 statement revealed turnover was up 6% - but are the numbers good enough to justify the share price? For this and more of the day's big macro news stories, Ed Bowsher was joined by Rachel Winter, Senior Investment Manager at Killik and Co.
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Rachel Winter


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Are sponsors giving FIFA the red card?

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Are sponsors giving FIFA the red card?
FIFA is finding that potential sponsors and partners are shunning the World Cup in Russia next year, citing concerns of reputational risk for their brands and the financial cost of advertising. The football organisation currently has only half the number of corporate partners on board as it did during the last tournament in Brazil. To find out more about what this means for the upcoming World Cup, Ed Bowsher was joined by Joe Hall, sports business journalist with City A.M.

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Four becomes two: Which Presidential candidates will make the cut for the final ballot?

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Four becomes two: Which Presidential candidates will make the cut for the final ballot?
The first round of the French Presidential election is rapidly approaching, taking place on Sunday. The two candidates with the most votes will then fight out a final round two weeks later. Still in the race are Emmanuel Macron, Francois Fillon, Marine Le Pen, and Jean-Luc Melenchon. Who will make the final ballot? To discuss the runners and riders, Ed Bowsher spoke to James Shields, Professor of French Politics at Aston University.

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General Election: Will Britain be Blue?

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General Election: Will Britain be Blue?
Following the announcement by Theresa May calling for a snap General Election on June 8th, the Prime Minister has urged Britons to trust her and that a vote now will help the UK make a success of Brexit. Others suggest that she could be using the election to consolidate Tory power through a landslide victory. To get more on the unfolding political events, Ed Bowsher was joined by John Ashmore, chief reporter of Politics Home.

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Chancellor Hammond: RBS stake to be sold at a loss

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Chancellor Hammond: RBS stake to be sold at a loss
Chancellor Philip Hammond has for the first time admitted the UK Government’s stake in RBS may be sold at a loss for the taxpayer. He told MPs that “We have to live in the real world.” The Treasury bailed out the bank by buying a 72% stake in 2008 during the Financial Crisis. For more on this and the other latest company news, Ed Bowsher spoke to Chris Bailey, founder of Financial Orbit.com

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Pound puts pressure on UK stocks

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Pound puts pressure on UK stocks
The strong pound has pushed the FTSE 100 down negative for the year, Sterling having been buoyed up by the calls for a General Election by Theresa May. For this and more of the day’s big macro news, Ben Kumar, Investment Manager at Seven Investment Management joined Share Radio’s Ed Bowsher.

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Company Casebook: University Cribs

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Company Casebook: University Cribs
Coming up on Company Casebook this week we’re meeting the team behind University Cribs, the student housing search engine matching students with letting agents, developers and halls of residence with over 120,000 rooms now listed on their site. They’re already operating in 26 university towns in England and Wales and have just added London. Find out how they’ve built their business on Company Casebook this week

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Post Holdings has had its Weetabix - The FT's Daniel Thomas discusses companies

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Post Holdings has had its Weetabix - The FT's Daniel Thomas discusses companies
Ed Bowsher is joined by Daniel Thomas, deputy companies editor at the Financial Times to discuss the latest company news, including Weetabix being sold to a US firm, and the effect the early General Election announcement has had on the markets.
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Daniel Thomas


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