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'Serial Returners' to cause problems for retailers this Black Friday

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'Serial Returners' to cause problems for retailers this Black Friday
As Black Friday approaches and retailers gear up to welcome an influx of shoppers, Barclaycard is warning merchants to prepare for an increase in customer returns. Paul Lockstone is the Managing Director at Barclaycard, and he joined Share Radio to discuss those shoppers who deliberately over-purchase and then return unwanted items.
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Chris Bailey, Paul Lockstone


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Sarah Lowther

What announcements in the Autumn Statement could move sterling?

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What announcements in the Autumn Statement could move sterling?
Chancellor Philip Hammond is to release his maiden Autumn statement, in the second of two big economic statements made by the government every year. What key words or statements might move the pound? To offer an insight, Simon Smith, Director and Head of Research at FxPro, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
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Chris Bailey, Simon Smith


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Sarah Lowther

Chancellor expected to announce £400m for new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund

Sarah Lowther
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Chancellor expected to announce £400m for new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund
According to reports, digital strategy will be a main element of the Autumn Statement delivered by Philip Hammond. The Chancellor is expected to announce £400m for a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund with private investors asked to match the amount. But is this enough? Ewan Taylor-Gibson is from price comparison website uSwitch, and he joined Share Radio to discuss.
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Chris Bailey, Ewan Taylor-Gibson


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Sarah Lowther

Trump promises to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership – how much of a blow would this be?

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Trump promises to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership – how much of a blow would this be?
US president-elect Donald Trump is promising to pull the US out of the international trade Trans-Pacific Partnership, known as TPP. This promise was released in a video just hours after Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, warned that the TPP would be "meaningless" without US participation. Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at the University of Shizuoka, joined Share Radio Breakfast to give a take from Japan.
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Chris Bailey, Dr Seijiro Takeshita


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Sarah Lowther

Nationwide line-up Glastonbury – Graeme Hughes of Nationwide talks with Nigel Cassidy

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Nationwide line-up Glastonbury – Graeme Hughes of Nationwide talks with Nigel Cassidy
Glastonbury may boast the world's best-known outdoor music festival, but one essential thing the Somerset town has been lacking since the spring is a bank branch. But within the last few days it has emerged that the Nationwide Building Society has shown some interest in stepping into the breach. Nationwide Director, Graeme Hughes, told Share Radio's Nigel Cassidy that potential premises are now being lined up and he hopes to open a bank in the New Year. He says the reason the society thinks it can make a success in Glastonbury is the fact that it's using newer technology.
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Nigel Cassidy, Graeme Hughes


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Sarah Lowther

“We’re in this phoney war stage of Brexit” – Jack Sommers of the Huffington Post talks politics

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“We’re in this phoney war stage of Brexit” – Jack Sommers of the Huffington Post talks politics
Jack Sommers of the Huffington Post joined Share Radio Breakfast to round up the latest political headlines. Jack looks ahead to the Autumn Statement, whilst also giving his take on Theresa May’s CBI speech. There are reports of a Richard Branson move against Brexit and a suggestion by Donald Trump that Nigel Farage should be the UK ambassador to the United States.
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Mike Ingram, Jack Sommers


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Sarah Lowther

How did Victoria Plc perform in its latest interim results?

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How did Victoria Plc perform in its latest interim results?
Victoria Plc is a manufacturer, supplier and distributor of design-led carpets and floorcoverings, and it’s announced its latest set of interim results. Originally founded in 1895, it’s now a well-established international manufacturer and distributor of contemporary carpets through its operations in the UK and Australia. Geoff Wilding is the company’s Executive Chairman and he discussed the numbers.
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Mike Ingram, Geoff Wilding


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Revenue up 17.3% to £614.2m for franchised motor retailer Cambria Automobiles

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Revenue up 17.3% to £614.2m for franchised motor retailer Cambria Automobiles
Cambria, the AIM listed franchised motor retailer, has announced its audited preliminary results for the year to 31 August 2016. The company has reported strong results in the group's 10th year of trading, with continued strategic progress. So do the numbers reflect that? Mark Lavery, CEO of Cambria Automobiles, joined Share Radio to discuss the numbers.
Guests:

Mike Ingram, Mark Lavery


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Sarah Lowther

What can we expect from the Chancellor’s first Autumn Statement?

Sarah Lowther
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What can we expect from the Chancellor’s first Autumn Statement?
The Autumn Statement is the second of the two big economic statements made by the government every year - the first being the Budget which happens in the Spring. This year's Autumn Statement is the first to be delivered by the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, but will he make an impact as the economy is at a critical juncture? To find out more, Ian Stewart, Chief UK Economist at Deloitte, joined Share Radio Breakfast.
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Mike Ingram, Ian Stewart


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£250m Aberdeen City Region deal signed, but will that save the city?

Sarah Lowther
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£250m Aberdeen City Region deal signed, but will that save the city?
Aberdeen has received a deal worth £250 million, in what local government has hailed as a "catalyst for economic growth". But will this be enough to save the city which was been blighted by the oil price crash? Matt Cox put that to Professor Alexander Kemp, Director of the Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance at the University of Aberdeen.
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Matt Cox, Professor Alexander Kemp


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