BBC Radio Scotland – Amanda Forsyth on “Good Morning Scotland”


Amanda Forsyth – Investment Manager & Business Development

It’s all about the UK’s propensity to consume as Amanda Forsyth and BBC Radio Scotland’s Andrew Black discuss the very strong trading at Greggs, contrasting with a very poor performance from Thomas Cook; and the battle raging between shareholders in Restaurant Group over their acquisition of Wagamama. Finally, they take a swift look at the prospects for the Bank of England’s reporting later today.

BBC Radio Scotland – Amanda Forsyth on “Good Morning Scotland”


Amanda Forsyth – Investment Manager & Business Development

Amanda Forsyth and BBC Radio Scotland’s Jamie McIvor discuss the implications for world economies and markets of the forthcoming US mid-term elections; the degree to which UK businesses are able to prepare for an uncertain Brexit; and the outlook for Weir Group’s trading update in the light of mineral and oil price movements.

BBC Radio Scotland – Amanda Forsyth on “Good Morning Scotland”


Amanda Forsyth – Investment Manager & Business Development

On a busy day for corporate results, Amanda Forsyth and BBC Radio Scotland’s Andrew Black discuss the impact that store closures will have on Dixons Carphone; Bovis Homes’ continued turn around; and whether Go Ahead Group might be making progress.

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BBC Radio Scotland – Amanda Forsyth on “Good Morning Scotland”


Amanda Forsyth – Investment Manager & Business Development

Corporate acquisitions take centre stage as Amanda Forsyth and BBC Radio Scotland’s Andrew Black discuss Mike Ashley’s ability to meet the needs of all of House of Fraser’s stakeholders, before moving on to Bain’s bid for esure and John Menzies’ sale of their newsprint distribution business.
And Country Music.

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BBC Radio Scotland – Amanda Forsyth on “Good Morning Scotland”


Amanda Forsyth – Investment Manager & Business Development

Amanda Forsyth and BBC Radio Scotland’s Andrew Black discuss the difference between escalating trade tariffs and full-blown trade war between the US and China; the pressures that the proposed alliance between Tesco and Carrefour is designed to alleviate; and the attractions of debt when interest rates are low.

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BBC Radio Scotland – Amanda Forsyth on “Good Morning Scotland”


Amanda Forsyth – Investment Manager & Business Development

Amanda Forsyth and BBC Radio Scotland’s Andrew Black discuss the challenges Christopher Edwards might face in resuscitating the ailing Poundworld; the emerging trends in UK employment and wages; and the likely trading performance of Scottish cloud hosting business Iomart.

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BBC Radio Scotland – Amanda Forsyth on “Good Morning Scotland”


Amanda Forsyth – Investment Manager & Business Development

Amanda Forsyth and BBC Radio Scotland’s Andrew Black discuss the drivers that have pushed the FTSE 100 Index to a new high; the likely mix of business reported in the forthcoming update from Halfords; Galliford Try’s trials over the Aberdeen bypass; and Bloomsbury Publishing’s uses for their cash pile.

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BBC Radio Scotland – Amanda Forsyth on “Good Morning Scotland”


Amanda Forsyth – Investment Manager & Business Development

Amanda Forsyth and BBC Radio Scotland’s Gillian Marles discuss the maturing of the Apple business model; the renaissance of growth at BP; the difference that home delivery makes to Just Eat and Pizza Express; and the management changes at Johnston Press.

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