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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  • Arundhati Roy on Modi's New India

    Thu, 20 Nov 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    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

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    29 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

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    28 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

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    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

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    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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  • G20 Summit: What's There to Cheer About?

    Fri, 14 Nov 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    Rich ones, poor ones, democratic and authoritarian ones - leaders of all kinds are meeting in Australia this weekend at the G20 summit. But with Europe teetering on the brink of recession and China's growth slowing - what can they do to inspire confidence in the global economy? Plus: giving bad batteries the boot - the magic of wirelessly charging your gadgets.

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  • Navigating Social Media

    Thu, 13 Nov 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    How easy is it for a company to get it wrong on social media? We hear about the businesses that get it right, and the ones that messed up. Also, we take a look at Hungary's unorthodox economy. Plus the world's property hot spots: Dubai, New York, Sydney - and Windhoek, Namibia. We hear why house prices are soaring in this country of vast open spaces.

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  • Banks fined for price-fixing

    Wed, 12 Nov 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    Business Daily today reports on the latest fines levied against five of the world's biggest banks. British and American regulators are demanding more than 3 billion dollars for alleged foreign exchange manipulation. Plus the latest on the economic cost of Ebola. The UN says it's not just the disease itself - starvation could yet become a menace for Africans in the worst-affected regions. BD after the news.

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  • Worldwide Water Crisis?

    Tue, 11 Nov 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    21 days remaining

    The risks of a global water crisis, as the demands for food and from business increase world-wide. Some experts predict a 55% increase in global water demand by 2050, and yet supply is already stretched as global warming affects rainfall in many countries. We look at water conflict, at calls for water pricing, and ask what business can offer in the fight to conserve what we already have. Ed Butler speaks to campaigners and companies plus UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson at the Economist World Water Summit in London.

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  • Foreign Exchange Banks face fines

    Mon, 10 Nov 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    Business Daily today looks at alleged currency manipulation. Banks in London and New York are accused of illegally fixing rates between them, to extract millions of dollars in profit. After months of investigation, the regulators' are expected to impose tough fines this week. Also we get a taste of Caribbean rum in the programme, with a report on the industry from Kingston, Jamaica, and Lucy Kellaway argues why manicures should never, ever be used as a recruiting tool.

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