Mike van Dulken, Head of Research at Accendo Markets, joined Share Radio Breakfast to offer an immediate reaction to the release of the Bank of England Stress Test results. Were there any major surprises?
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is meeting in Vienna, where it's hoped a plan to cut output could help curb global oversupply. But how does the global outlook affect the oil industry in the UK? A new survey finds that the market might have bottomed out, and there could even be signs of recovery. To find out more, James Brydges spoke to Uisdean Vass, oil expert from law firm Bond Dickinson.
The ruling coalition party of Japan has extended the end of the current extraordinary Diet session by two weeks, giving itself a window to enact bills on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and pension reform. But is Abe's rush to ratify the TPP pointless given the 12-party trade pact's slim chances of obtaining US ratification? To discuss this and more, Seijiro Takeshita, Professor of Management and Information at the University of Shizuoka, joined Share Radio Breakfast from Japan.
How would you feel if you were given the push from your job just before Christmas? How would you feel if the new came via tannoy? With just weeks before Christmas, one insurance company allegedly left their staff weeping as it was announced over the tannoy that hundreds of them would be losing their jobs. Kevin Charles is in the studio to explain all to Georgie.
Coding was introduced to the national curriculum for both primary and secondary school students in two years ago. Should the language of technology be considered as important if not more so than learning French, German or Spanish? To find out, Georgie was joined in the studio by Jordan Poulton from Makers Academy.
How many times have you turned up to your local bar or restaurant, only to be turned away because it is too packed or been forced to stand waiting for a seat. We've got used to relying on the internet to find out location opening hours of shops and venues but what about how busy it is. Well now Google has a new feature which tells users just that. Our reporter Mary Newman spoke to Share Radio technology editor, Steve Caplin.
Social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook are crucial nowadays in getting your business out there and seen by customers. But how to you do it, especially if your grasp of modern technology and networking sites is somewhat limited. Well what better than get Artificial Intelligence to do your advertising. That's exactly what marketing platform Welikeit has set out to do. Our reporter Tom Hill spoke to Andrew Cameron-Webb, founder of Welikeit.
Coming directly after the big shopping days of Cyber Monday and Black Friday - Giving Tuesday is the global day of giving calls on people to 'do good stuff' for charity by giving their time, money or voice to a good cause. To find out more on this, Georgie was joined on the line by Charities Aid Foundation's Senior Campaigns Officer Kim Roberts.
After Black Friday and Cyber Monday you may be suffering a spending hangover. Feeling guilty? Well why not get involved in Giving Tuesday. What is it? Well, it's global day calling on people to 'do good stuff' for charity by giving their time, voice or cash, to a good cause. To get more of an insight, Georgie was joined in the studio part of the Money Blogger Community - Andy Webb of the Be Clever With Your Cash blog.
Georgie Frost is joined in the ring by financial journalists Lindsay Cook and James Walker. This week, they take a look at the recurring issue of PPI claims and should families consider Secret Santa’s to cut spending on gifts this Christmas? Plus, who will win the sucker punch awards?