This is a new edition of The Apprentice Investor. Regular listeners to the programme will know that our Apprentices are five members of the Share Radio team who've each been given fifteen thousand pounds of virtual money to build their own share portfolios. They're allowed a minimum of eight stocks from different sectors which they've been buying and selling through the Share Centre.
Our two apprentice investors today are Alexi Phillips and Matt Cox - and giving us his verdict on their efforts is Share Radio's senior analyst, Ed Bowsher.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Share's Senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss the latest figures on the labour market as well as the rising number of rental properties now being put on Airbnb. Plus is it time for workplaces to change their attitudes towards tattoos? All these stories and more on The News Review.
In Edinburgh today the future of The TV market in Scotland in terms of audiences, commissioning and the BBC is being debated. It'll focus on priorities for serving audiences, commissioning and for supporting independent production, this conference will examine the future of the TV market in Scotland.
With the BBC White Paper placing greater emphasis on devolved content, delegates will consider the impact in Scotland and the recommended changes to the way the BBC is governed, regulated and funded.
Delegates will also discuss how all broadcasters can best respond to the rapidly changing media market - and to new patterns of audience demand and demographic changes, following concerns over the quality and quantity of programming serving audiences in Scotland.
Our Scotland correspondent, Maurice Smith, joins us on the line.
We’re used to the idea of designers designing things, but can they also design lives?
Two men who used to work for Apple believe you can use design theories to transform unsatisfying lives.
Bill Burnett, Executive Director at Stanford University’s Design Programme and Dave Evans, Co-Director of the Stanford Life Design Lab, discuss their book “Designing Your Life: Build a Life That Works for You”
This is Emerging Opportunities, the only show on radio dedicated to global emerging markets, with Juliette Foster and Gavin Serkin, the managing editor of the Frontier Funds Consultancy, Frontera News and the author of Frontier: Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow. It's received a fair bit of cynicism as the sucker's rally according to one Reuters piece - sustained by a herd of dumb money, according to a CNBC report. But with the exception of a relatively small interruption last week, the record investment flooding into emerging markets in the past couple of months has shown little sign of ebbing,
sustained by the seemingly never-ending near-zero interest rate policies
of central banks in the developed world.
So, what's the best way to navigate these markets?
Lisa Lewin, emerging markets economist at BMI Research, part of the Fitch Ratings group - is the guest in the studio to review the news and market moves.
Now that the UK has voted to leave the bloc, the remaining 27 states will push hard to ensure their interests are protected in any future negotiations. Yet in planning a future without Britain, Mr Tusk and his colleagues will also have to take a long hard look at the EU's current economic model. Against a backdrop of low growth and high unemployment - especially amongst the young - some analysts believe the EU's long-term survival lies in taking bold economic steps. How radical does it need to be? Doctor Engelbert Stockhammer is Professor of Economics at Kingston University, and he joined Juliette in the studio, along with Professor John Weeks, Share Radio's regular economics commentator.
Debt crises, high unemployment and now BREXIT...it hasn't been a great year for the European Union as it fights to hold together what's left of the bloc whilst retaining and building the credibility of the single currency. Can the Euro survive or is it hamstrung by Europe's competing visions of what the future is supposed to be? It all points to a philosophical difference between the founding countries of the single currency bloc, France and Germany. Can the differences be resolved or have events reached a point from which there is no turning back. Professor Harold James, is one of three authors of the new book, The Euro and the Battle of Ideas. Harold James now joined Juliette Foster in the studio.
This week financial journalists Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn take on consumer reviews- can we rely on them and what should we check before making a purchase? Plus we find out why The Archers is being awarded the Golden Gloves Award this week and they talk us through ATM etiquette.
MPs on the Energy and Climate Change Committee have warned the Government that, on its current course, the UK will fail to achieve its 2020 renewable energy target: to provide for 15% of its energy needs from renewable sources. This comes on the back of the government cutting back subsidies for renewable energy.
Share Radio's Steve Clarke talks with Bruce Davies, joint MD of green investment company Abundance; Ricardo Pineiro, lead manager at the Foresight Solar Fund, and head of Responsibility at Hermes Investment Management, Leon Kahmi.