Earlier this week, the historic CETA EU-Canada trade deal was being scuppered by the opposition of Belgium, and the objections of one of its provinces, Wallonia. As a result, Thursday's signing ceremony was cancelled. Yet, Belgian political leaders have now reached a consensus in support of CETA. To discuss this, Jeremy Cook, Chief Economist at World First, joined Share Radio.
The clocks go back this Sunday, but have you ever considered how many hours a week you spend 'wasting time' - could that additional hour you so desire have been available to you the whole time? Sally Ann Law, a psychologist with over two decades of experience in personal change and development, speaks to Georgie for further details.
It's National Honey Week - and its a time to celebrates the honey crop and recognising the vital role of the honey bee to our environment and way of life. So what is the Business of honey? How important is it to our economy? And why do they need more young beekeepers? To find out, Georgie spoke to Tim Lovett, spokesman director of the British Beekeepers Association.
More than 750,000 mortgage borrowers could be in line for compensation because of their bank overcharging them when they fell behind on repayments. It means borrowers who fell into arrears after June 2010 could receive several hundred pounds. To explain more, Georgie was joined on the line by Rachel Springall, mortgage expert from Moneyfacts.
This year is set to be a Happy Halloween for retailers as ghoulish celebrations increase. Retailers forecast to get £330m boost from Halloween as pumpkins, decorations and costumes in demand. Last year Halloween even apparently overtook Valentine's Day as the third biggest retail event as fake blood and pumpkin sales jump 3000% since 2001. To find out more, Georgie was joined on the line by Tomasz Dyl, Managing Director of GottaBe.
What does your voice say about you, specifically in the workplace? And how important is the way we use our voice-boxes? In business we usually get things done by talking. But how well are you doing this? From the board room to the shop floor, the way we speak and how it is received by others is a big deal because it’s ultimately how we get things done. To find out more, Georgie was joined in the studio by Kate Laws at Connor, and Business psychologist Alan Robertson, co creator and developer of VoicePrint.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Kevin Pratt, Web editor MoneySuperMarket.com. Today they discuss the big story that Britain’s economy grew by 0.5% in the three months after the Brexit vote. Elsewhere, drivers are facing rising insurance bills, while over two and a half million renters could be at risk from faulty gas appliances. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Thought about starting your own business? Don't know where to start? Well we think we can give you a helping hand. To help talk you through how to create your own plan - we have the 'start-up coach himself', Carl Reader. And talking through how she started her own dog walking business, the Ministry of Dogs, Alison Williams talks about her experiences and the joy of owning your own business.
According to a key annual report annual report from energy practise Oliver Wyman, the biggest commodity trading houses have seen profits from reselling oil shipments jump more than 50% over the past five years. Roland Rechsteiner, co-author of "Reimagining Commodity Trading" at Oliver Wyman, talks on their annual oil report.
On October 27th 1986, the London Stock Exchange swept away centuries of tradition, and ushered in the modern, global City of London. It was called Big Bang. In light of the 30-year anniversary, Brian Tora, Associate at JM Finn & Co., talks about the changes that were brought to The Square Mile.