BBC Business Daily

BBC Business Daily

Demystifying the world of money - Business Daily and In the Balance examine the big issues facing the global economy and look at what the analysis and the business jargon really mean.

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  • ITB: Ukraine, Russian and the Sanctions Debate

    Sat, 31 Jan 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    As 30 die in Mariupol we ask will punishing Russia with sanctions bring an end to the attacks in eastern Ukraine? Or, is the West misunderstanding the extent of Putin's resolve in the region? And in the end, how much money will the West have to spend to underpin the indebted Ukrainian economy? Sir Rodric Braithwaite, former UK Ambassador to Russia, Michael Calvey senior partner with Baring Vostok,,Pippa Malmgren, former advisor to President Bush and currently founder of DRPM Group and Erik Berglöf the former chief economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development consider the direction of travel for policy, and the stability it might deliver for the people of Ukraine and Russia?

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  • Drones: An Unmanned & Remote-Controlled Future

    Thu, 29 Jan 15

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    Drone technology: Businesses are experimenting with it, so what does the future hold? We look at developments in shipping and farming, among others, and its regulation. It's not just about remote-controlled flying objects. And why you won't be getting any deliveries by drone anytime soon.

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  • Islamic State and the Falling Oil Price

    Wed, 28 Jan 15

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    A dramatic fall in world oil prices has prompted big job cuts and project cancellations across the industry, and could force Islamic State to look for different income sources. Tom Keatinge, director of financial crime & security studies at RUSI tells us how the militant jihadist group Islamic State, and the fight against it, have been affected by lower oil prices. The BBC's Briohny Williams reports on subsea umbilicals manufacturer Technip and how it is coping, given its link to the oil industry. And oil prices have always fluctuated so why has the industry's reaction this time been so dramatic - with thousands of job losses and billions of projects cancelled?

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  • Indian Blood Farm Slavery

    Tue, 27 Jan 15

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    25 days remaining

    We expose a new kind of slave trade: the farming of poor Indians' blood to supply hospital patients. We have a special report from Delhi and we hear from US author, Scott Carney, whose book "The Red Market" examines the billion-dollar global trade in human body parts, and body products, generally. And we have the latest market reaction to an anti-austerity Greek government. Virginie Maisonneuve, deputy CIO and Global Head of Equities at the bond giants PIMCO, explains why she believes a deal will be done with the Troika to ease the Greek debt burden.

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  • Can the euro cope with Syriza?

    Mon, 26 Jan 15

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    24 days remaining

    Business Daily today focusses on Greece - a vote for change from the electorate, as the left-wing Syriza party is swept to power. But are Greece's European partners ready to finance an end to austerity? We hear from Athens and seek the German perspective. Also in the programme, speculating on what life would be like outside of journalism, Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times eavesdrops on London's white-collar workers, and asks what do they all actually do?

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  • ITB: Costing the Terror Threat

    Sat, 24 Jan 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    Billions of dollars are being spent trying to keep our towns and cities safe from the global terror threat but is it money well spent? Listen to former US Assistant Secretary of State James Rubin, the man in charge of policing London before the 7/7 terror attack there in 2005 Lord Blair, the BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardner and former CIA operative Robert Baer. They consider how resources can best be allocated to tackle this constantly evolving security challenge; and they answer your questions about the economic challenges posed by the terror threat.

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  • QE at the ECB: Who Benefits?

    Fri, 23 Jan 15

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    In the eurozone, shares rise, the currency falls, and bond yields drop as the European Central Bank unveils quantitative easing. Will all that money being printed ever trickle down to the real economy? We ask Andrew Wilson, chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Also, the BBC's Mishal Husain speaks to Ana Botin, the chief executive officer of Spain's Santander bank, Europe's biggest lender. And as Greeks head to the polls on Sunday, Alberto Alesina, professor of political economy at Harvard University, and visiting professor at Milan's Bocconi University, talks about the risk of contagion for Italy.

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  • The ECB's Massive Stimulus Boost

    Thu, 22 Jan 15

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    20 days remaining

    The European Central Bank announces a 60bn euros per month asset-buying programme as the eurozone economy continues to flag. The BBC's Andrew Walker talks us through the details, and Gemma Godfrey, head of investment strategy at Brooks MacDonald, tells us what it means for the markets. Plus, we look at how the euro's buying power varies hugely throughout the eurozone with the Economist newspaper's finance editor, Ed Mcbride, and their latest Big Mac index.

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  • ECB & Quantitative Easing: Will it Work?

    Thu, 22 Jan 15

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    The European Central Bank is expected to announce a massive asset-buying programme - otherwise known as quantitative easing, or QE - in an effort to revive the eurozone economy, but skeptics say it may not make much of a difference. Plus, we look at how the euro's buying power varies hugely throughout the eurozone with the Economist newspaper's finance editor, Ed Mcbride, and their latest Big Mac index.

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  • Is the US Economy Healed?

    Wed, 21 Jan 15

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said that the US economy is healed and it's time to turn the page, and create a stronger and more expensive safety net for middle class and poor Americans. Is he right? We speak to Adam Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington DC. Also, Vishal Sikka, chief executive of Infosys, the IT firm which ranks as one of India's biggest companies, tells us inequality is one of the top agenda items at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which kicks off today. And the BBC's Rahul Tandon in Calcutta reports on the epic tale of an Indian civil servant who didn't turn up to work for 25 years and what that says about the Indian economy.

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