Joining Georgie Frost today on the Consuming Issues News Review, Joanna Faith Editor at YourMoney.com. Top on the agenda, British High Street crisis -with BHS and Austin Reed the latest victims. Consuming Issues goes out with Georgie Frost every day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio
This week experts from Greenwich University's Political Economy Research Centre will publish a report which include proposals to strengthen trade unions and increase the statutory minimum wage in Britain and Europe. Similar themes will be addressed in May when a conference hosted by the University, will argue the case for raising public and private investment to stop Europe lagging behind the US and Japanese economies. The reports are published as the debate over the UK's position in Europe gathers more heat in the run up to June's referrendum, and as questions are raised about the future of think tanks like the "Political Economy Research Centre", which get some or all of their funding from Europe. What future do they have if Britain leaves the EU and what could happen to their research? In the studio are Professor Ozlem Onaran and Doctor Giovanni Cozzi, from the Political Economy Research Centre, and Professor John Weeks, Share Radio's regular economics commentator.
Have you ever wondered why some people get what they want while others have to struggle? Are they phenomenally talented or do they have the knack of being in the right place at the right time for good things to happen? Surprisingly luck - and to a certain extent talent - don't have much to do with it. How far you go in life and whether you achieve your potential, depends on how you think and approach situations. So how easy is it to change the thought and behaviour patterns inherited from childhood, into something positive and beneficial? According to Jez Rose, an author and award winning behaviour specialist, anyone can do it....just as long as you follow a few rules outlined in his new book "Flip The Switch". Jez Rose joins Juliette Foster to discuss the book in more detail.
The EU referendum is rapidly approaching. So what happens to our telecoms if the UK population votes to leave the European Union? Dave Millett, of independent telecoms brokerage Equinox, discussed the impact it will have for businesses and individuals.
As the pensions regulator launches an investigation into the collapse of BHS, which has a £571 million hole in its pension fund, The Huffington Post’s Jack Sommers talks about whether this will become a political issue. Jack also discusses the Junior Doctors strike and the MP vote against the attempt to force the government to allow 3000 unaccompanied child refugees into the UK from Europe.
Good afternoon and welcome to today's edition of The Apprentice Investor. Regular listeners to the show 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 individual share portfolios. They have a minimum of eight stocks, which they've been buying and selling through The Share Centre. So are those portfolios bulging with profit...or debt? Apprentices Olivia Demetriades and Valsa de Winter are in the studio along with Ed Bowsher, Share Radio's Senior Analyst.
This is Conversations From Africa with Chris Bishop, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine, & Share Radio's Patrick Jones.
This week we return to the 'Once Empowered, Always Empowered' landmark court case for South African mining, the ex-finance minister for South Africa and his new job, the strength of the rand and how it manages to remain a bastion among emerging market currencies, Starbucks finally coming to South Africa & more.