On today's Emerging Opportunities: cooperation in opening its nuclear facilities to international inspectors had brought Iran to the brink of ending decades of economic sanctions - opening investors to opportunities in one of the world's leading oil producing economies, with an active stock exchange and consumer population. What does the future hold for Iran?
Donald Trump's promise to create more jobs played well with crowds especially in regions hit hard by the decline of their manufacturing industries. In Mr Trump's world America can only restore its economic greatness by re-negotiating trade accords which have yielded it few, if any, real benefits. To achieve this would mean taking on the likes of China, which the new president elect claims has abused its position to flood the market with cheap goods. With Mr Trump now gearing up to take possession of the White House, how is he planning to make America a top manufacturer, and does that mean risking a trade war with China?
For more analysis, Share Radio's Juliette Foster was joined by Professor John Weeks, Share Radio's regular economics commentator.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today announced her proposals to keep the country in the European single market. The first minister says Scottish membership of the European Economic area and European Free Trade Association would allow it to stay part of the UK but still enjoy single market access. She previously suggested there could be another independence referendum if the proposals are dismissed by the UK Government - but she doesn't think that'll happen.
For more analysis, Share Radio's Juliette Foster was joined on the line by Maurice Smith, Share Radio's Scotland Correspondent.
Europe's equity markets are trading higher, helped by a busy year-end for corporate deal making and further signs that Italy is making progress on shoring up its weak banking sector. However, business is taking place against an uncertain backdrop, underscored by the assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey and the murder of 12 people at a Christmas market in Berlin which police have described as a "probable terrorist attack". Concerns about Greece have also emerged on the financial radar after the US credit ratings agency Moody's said the country is about to enter a troubling new phase in its seven year old debt crisis.
For more analysis, Share Radio's Juliette Foster was joined on the line by Jasper Lawlor, senior market analyst at London Capital Group.
Germany is in mourning after twelve people were killed at a Christmas market in Berlin in what Chancellor Angela Merkel described as a "probable terrorist attack". A man drove a lorry into crowds who had gathered at the market near the city's main shopping street. Meanwhile, Russia says it will boost security at all its embassies after the country's ambassador to Turkey was assassinated by an off duty policeman hours before the Berlin attack.
Ian Bond is Director of Foreign Policy at the Centre for European Reform, and joined Share Radio's Juliette Foster on the line for more on these stories.
Share Radio's Alex Clark teams up with Chris Bishop, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine, for Conversations from Africa - a weekly look at the biggest stories from across the continent.
On today's programme: the Congo sits on a knife edge as the incumbent president receives an ultimatum to resign. Meanwhile, in the Gambia, a would-be democrat has had a change of heart. Chris and Alex discuss what these two rough transitions mean for democracy in Africa.
Also on the program: an anti-apartheid activist remembered. And Alex gets a sneak peak at Chris's new book.
Helal Miah, Investment Research Analyst at the Share Centre, reviews this week's stock market activity with Share Radio's Juliette Foster. They take a look back at Dixons Carphone, Micro Focus, Centrica, Petrofac, Wood Group, Carpetright and Bellway. They also look ahead to Carnival.
Japanese banks have warned the UK government that they will move their business from London if no guarantees can be provided on the UK's continued access to European markets.
For more on this, Share Radio's Alexi Phillips spoke to Max Colchester, UK Banking Reporter for the Wall Street Journal. They began by discussing the motives for this warning.