Businesses across the euro zone ended the year on an upbeat note.
This is according to data that showed they achieved solid growth and raised prices at the steepest rate since the middle of 2011.
IHS Markit's Euro Zone Flash Composite Purchasing Managers' Index, seen as a good overall growth indicator, matched November's 53.9, which was the highest reading this year and comfortably above the 50-point level that indicates growth.
To discuss the findings in more detail, Simon was joined by Chris Williamson, chief business economist at IHS Markit.
Carl Reader AKA The Startup Coach joined Share’s Georgie Frost in the studio with his top tips to start your own business and where to firstly start. Also joining him was Freddie St George is the owner of Raring2Go, a chain of magazines that are aimed at parents of children, and is wanting to expand his business by offering franchise opportunities.
The average Brit will consume over 60 units of alcohol over the festive period - a unit is approximately half a pint of beer or lager or 125ml glass of wine. What is the secret to surviving a hangover and what product or foods actually work to cure it? Share's Melanie Wray asked Rob Hobson, Healthspan registered nutritionist and author of The Detox Ktichen Bible and medical nutritionist, Dr Sarah Brewer.
Christmas can be a stressful time for couples due to the pressure to make it special and spend money on gifts. It's not surprising that January has historically been the busiest time of year for divorce lawyers. But what can people do to prevent money ruining their relationship? Our reporter Mary Newman spoke to Peter Saddington, relationship councillor at Relate.
Well today is International Tea Day. It's aimed at draws public attention to the problems of tea production and the impact of the global tea trade on workers of the tea plantations, small growers and consumers. Expert Bill Gorman from UK tea Infusions Association told Georgie Frost about how the modern tea trade works and how it impacts the economy for growers and traders.
With little or no access to toiletries and sanitary products, homeless women have to deal with all sorts of unimaginable unpleasantness and discomfort and probably never feel clean. Georgie was joined in the studio with Ebun Ali, Director of The Beauty Therapy Project, a new campaign 'The Beauty Therapy Project' that aims to raise awareness and to help homeless women with their personal hygiene.
It’s that time of year when lots of charities make a bid for your support - or at least your money - and they find ever more creative ways to do it. This Friday marks Save the Children's annual 'Christmas Jumper Day', where people wear a silly woolly for charity. Actress Ashley Jensen, from the likes of 'Extras' and 'Ugly Betty', is a supporter and she told Shares Melanie Wray why she's involved.
Cyber criminals are upping their game and continually finding new ways to steal your bank details or other data. Georgie Frost heard from CEO of Get Safe Online Tony Neate about the shocking story how the scammers are now using dating and social media sites, to gain victims trust and persuade them into vulnerable situations like nudity so they can later be blackmailed.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Russell Quirk, CEO of eMoov estate agents. Today on the agenda, they discuss Yahoo's cyberattacks and strikes from Southern Rail, Argos, and British Airways. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Analysis by HSBC has revealed that global trade in services has outstripped growth in goods trade since the global financial crisis. The US, UK, China, Germany and France were the world's top exporters of services in 2015, but emerging economies will gradually gain market share as they continue to develop their workforce skills and digital infrastructure. Dan Howlett, HSBC Head of Corporate Banking UK, joined Share Radio to talk on the report.