The make or break European Council Summit is due to get under way in Brussels. The crucial issues on the agenda: trying to agree a new UK membership deal to set the terms of an imminent referendum, and Europe’s response to the migration crisis. So is an agreement in reach? Ryan Heath, Senior EU Correspondent and Associate Editor at Politico Europe in Brussels, offers his views.
Mike Indian, Senior Analyst at DeHavilland, and Annie Scanlan, EU Analyst at DeHavilland, join us in the studio to discuss David Cameron's attempts to win over doubting national leaders for his EU reform package
In today's show, we look at property with a member of the team at Property Partner, a site that enables you to invest as little as £50 in a residential property. We also look at lending sites where the loan is secured against property. And we'll also be talking to one of the UK's leading financial journalists, Anthony Hilton, for his take on the world of crowdfunding - he's pretty positive
This is Share Daily, a look back at some highlights from Share Radio over the last 24 hours. It's your opportunity to catch up with the best of Share Radio , where we bring you news and views on stocks and shares, talk to successful entrepreneurs and offer advice which could make and saves you money. On today's program, Fenella Fudge took a look at the economic volatility at the start of the year and how this is affecting global markets, whether collectible items can earn us some serious cash and much, much more.
David McCorquodale, Head of Retail at KPMG, comments on the SRC-KPMG Scottish retail sales monitor for the month of January, which show that total Scottish sales decreased by 3.8% compared with January 2015, when they had declined by 2.3%. So what's to blame and what do these figures reveal about consumer confidence in Scotland?
Oil prices fell on Tuesday despite Saudi Arabia and Russia agreeing to freeze oil output at January levels if other producers follow suit. A potential stumbling block is Iran, after petroleum minister, Bijan Zangeneh, said that the country would "not forego its oil market share". Kevin Baxter, Global Commodities Spot News Editor at the Wall Street Journal, gives his opinion on the matter.
How much do you think your watch is worth? If someone gave you a Rolex or a Patek Phillipe would you wear it, sell it or hold onto it as an investment ? Although most people are happy to wear something reasonably priced it seems that one or two of us are prepared to shell out a small fortune on a good, stylish time piece. According to a recent survey by the "Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry", the UK was the eighth-largest market worldwide for watches in 2015. It seems that some of us can't get enough of them. One man who knows all about that is Mark Blowers, who runs a luxury watch firm. He joins Juliette to discuss the industry and increasing demand.
Its time again for a look at the intersection of politics and economics, with our regular economic commentator John Weeks. Joining him, is Geoff Tilley, Senior Economist at TUC, and they unpack the CBI’s criticism of Osborne’s performance since the Autumn Statement.
Europe's equity markets got off to a rocky start in the New Year thanks to low inflation, weak growth and uncertainty over whether central bank strategies to reverse the dynamics are actually working. The volatility isn't likely to go away anytime soon - making it difficult to locate the best places to invest cash. They are out there - as long as you know where to look and one person who does is Wei Li, head of EMEA investment strategy at iShares, BlackRock.