BBC Business Daily

BBC Business Daily

Examining the big issues facing the global economy, Business Daily demystifies the world of money. From giant industries like aviation and automotive to the smallest scale start-up, Business Daily asks the big questions about free trade, technology and investment. There is also analysis of management and marketing trends, and what business jargon really means - together with reports on business news from around the world via the BBC's global network of reporters.

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  • Oil price fall: what can OPEC do?

    Thu, 27 Nov 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    30 days remaining

    Members of OPEC are meeting in Vienna to discuss their oil production and how to push up the falling oil price, but so far their talk of cutting production has had little effect. The BBC's economics correspondent Andrew Walker is at the meeting in Vienna and tells us why the talks aren't having the desired effect. Also, Harris Irfan, author of "Heaven's Bankers: Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance", talks about the future of Sharia banking. And the BBC's Phil Mercer charts the economic contribution of one of Australia's growing migrant communities: Indians.

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  • The fracking mindset

    Wed, 26 Nov 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    29 days remaining

    Money and power, that's what today's Business Daily is all about. Once upon a time OPEC could hold the world to ransom. Not anymore. On the eve of a key meeting of the big oil producing nations in Vienna we look at how new sources of oil have drained the influence of the cartel. But can America's new oil boom last? And author of Liar's Ball, Vicky Ward, joins us to tell a tale of turbo-charged capitalism. And the BBC's Steve Evans takes a look at the how bloodlines will determine the leadership succession at Samsung.

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  • India's Ponzi rp-off

    Tue, 25 Nov 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    The collapse of bogus ponzi schemes in India has left vulnerable investors stripped of their life savings and has resulted in more than 80 suicides. Anu Anand reports on why people, who couldn't afford to lose out, have risked everything in a badly regulated and inadequately managed market. We also hear from the Miele company boss Markus Miele about how keeping it in family has enabled them to achieve efficiency and stability in a business that has survived over a hundred years of technological change. And Jeremy Wagstaff considers the moral hazard built into the driverless car.

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  • Child labour in Bolivia

    Mon, 24 Nov 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    A change in the law in Bolivia allowing children as young as 10 to work is raising fears for the human rights of the country's youth. Katy Watson reports from there. And we hear from Lars Johansen a senior child labour specialist at the International Labour Organisation about Bolivia and beyond, to find out how prevalent the problem of children being expected to participate in the workforce really is. And Lucy Kellaway considers the macho world of foreign exchange trading.

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  • ITB: Is Germany's economic crown slipping?

    Fri, 21 Nov 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    Germany's economy is teetering on the brink of a new recession - we ask what is Berlin's plan to turn things around and will it do anything to help the rest of the eurozone? Ed Butler speaks to the German Deputy Finance Minister Steffen Kampeter and discusses the issues with Marcel Fratzscher, head of the German Institute for Economic Research; Philippe Legrain, a visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics' European Institute, and Christian Schulz, senior economist at the German bank, Berenberg

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  • Arundhati Roy on Modi's New India

    Thu, 20 Nov 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    23 days remaining

    Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promise of economic reforms, one of the India's most celebrated authors sees a bleak future for the the very poor in the country. Arundhati Roy says she believes India's entrenched caste system means that even as the economy grows, the most socially and economically disadvantaged will fail to thrive. And a leading Indian economist and close associate of the Modi government tells us how he thinks growth can be achieved and why that will have advantages for all.

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  • World toilet day

    Wed, 19 Nov 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    Business Daily today lifts the lid on the loo. One third of the world's population lack proper sanitation according to the UN. And it's not just a personal nightmare for the billions affected, it's an economic challenge as well. We hear from aid agencies, the UN and from a man who wants to make the toilet an object of desire.

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  • Entrepreneurs: how to pick a winner

    Tue, 18 Nov 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    Business Daily today looks in detail at what makes a successful entrepreneur. Exactly who are they, and how do you help them create blockbuster companies? The thoughts of a leading UK thinktank and of leading experts from Israel - which is the world's highest per capita investor in homegrown research and development. And our regular commentator Steve Fritzinger meditates on the advantages of cross-cultural research when it comes to devising a new business idea.

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  • Japan goes back into recession

    Mon, 17 Nov 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    Japan's back in recession. The government's calling the news shocking, having spent billions trying to stimulate growth. What are the implications for the wider global economy? Also in the programme, on Global Entreprise Week, we hear from enterprise expert, Linda Rottenburg of the US-based mentoring company, Endeavor, about some of the myths and realities of making it in business. And our regular commentator, Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times, unpicks the pr spin of one of the world's leading management consultancies, McKinsey.

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  • ITB: Monetising Online Content

    Fri, 14 Nov 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    18 days remaining

    The BBC's technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones hears from some of the world's top tech entrepreneurs about how to make money from publishing online. From music to long form journalism - how do you monetise content and make people want to pay to listen or watch the latest news and entertainment? Rory gets the views of Mike McCue, CEO of Flipboard; Eric Wahlforss from SoundCloud; Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media and also Steven Levy of Medium - a new look at longform journalism online. And comedian Colm O'Regan tries out old media versus the new.

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