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.
In the lead-up to the Bank of England's decision, where it is expected to keep interest rates steady at 0.25%, a number of European central banks, including those of Norway and Switzerland, are due to deliver policy decisions. It follows the Federal Reserve, which yesterday lifted interest rates by 25 bps and flagged a faster pace of policy tightening in 2017 than previously forecast. Howard Archer, Chief European & UK Economist at IHS, joined us to discuss this Super Thursday expectations.
The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates for the first time in the year and the second time in a decade. The US Central Bank has also predicted further three hikes for the upcoming year. Professor Peter Rupert, Department of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Former Senior Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank, joined Share Radio to discuss the announcement.
A new report by the National Infrastructure Commission claimed that the rollout of 4G networks wasn't sufficient, with the UK only ranking 54th in terms of network coverage putting us behind Peru, Colombia, and Romania, among others. The report said that the UK's future 5G mobile network must be handled better than 4G. Share Radio's Matt Cox has been finding out more from Dave Millett, Founder and MD of telecoms broker Equinox.
A new EU Banking proposal, Article 21b, which requires non-EU banks to set up holding companies for their EU operations hasn't gone down too well, especially with US banking institutions. But as arguments on the new proposal have yet to spill over into the public eye, Share Radio's Matt Cox spoke to Francesco Guerrera, Associate Editor and Chief Financial Correspondent at POLITICO, to see what all the quiet complaints were about.