Despite innovations in finance, banks are still the primary source of funds for business. But for the crucial high-growth sector, equity finance can be a better choice - the question is, how do you get your hands on it if you're in the regions? A report from the Institute for Public Policy Research has looked at how to make equity more equitable. Share Radio's Peta Fuller reports.
A Greek departure from the Eurozone is back on the agenda after a leading German politician said that Greece would be better off without the Euro. Zsolt Darvas, Senior Scholar at Bruegel, joined Share Radio's deputy editor Ed Bowsher to discuss this some more.
UK rents are set to rise faster than property values over the next five years - but what does this mean for the wider economy? Political players say Greece would be better outside the Eurozone, plus how will the EU calculate Britain's final 'exit bill'? Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets Limited, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for today's big economic stories.
US social media company Twitter has released less-than-stellar sales results and Thomas Cook's share price is down despite decent financials. Richard Hunter, head of research at Wilson King Investment, joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher to get more on the day's top company stories.
Do bosses have the right to tell their female workers what they should wear to work? The question rose to prominence in 2015 when receptionist Nicola Thorpe was sent home by her employers and told to change the flat shoes she was wearing for a pair of high heels. The publicity surrounding the case led to an inquiry and a report which concluded that while the law prevents employers from imposing dress codes on their staff, it doesn't do enough to protect employees from discriminatory practices and unsafe working conditions. Well for more analysis Juliette Foster spoke to solicitor Beverley Sunderland of Crossland Employment Solicitors.
We're in the first week of Fintech Fortnight now, a two week period dedicated to this expanding sector. Already we've seen huge transformations with banking now more likely to be accessed through a phone than waiting for a statement through the post box. So what does the future hold and how do people feel about the pace of change. To discuss just how much Fintech has developed our reporter Tom Hill spoke to James Smith, Mobile and Digital Innovation Director at Nationwide Building Society.
As it has become the norm, Brexit has dominated the newspaper headlines this morning. Theresa May has checkmated the Commons, but can she do the same to the House of Lords? Brexit Secretary David Davis has said the Lords must "do their patriotic duty". To discuss all this and more, Share Radio Morning's Juliette Foster was joined by Josh Lowe Reporter at Newsweek.
Are you a small business or entrepreneur worried about the future of market access post-Brexit? For 100 euros and 10 minutes of online forms you could secure access to the single market by becoming an Estonian e-resident. The former Soviet state has transformed itself into a high tech centre of innovation and is now offering countries around the world a share in its digital infrastructure. To find out more about how it all works our reporter Tom Hill spoke to E-Residency Managing Director, Kaspar Korjus .