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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  • ITB: Can our cities cope with massive urbanisation?

    Sat, 25 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    30 days remaining

    In The Balance asks if our cities can cope in the face of rapid urbanisation. We hear from the megacity of Dhaka in Bangladesh, where migrants are struggling with poor water, health and schooling services. We also go to Beijing, where marathon runners last year were force to pull out, or run in masks, because air pollution was at dangerous levels. Ed Butler talks to Leo Johnson, co-author of "Turnaround Challenge: Business and the City of the Future" and Sir David King, Chairman of the Future Cities Catapult and currently the British Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change. Plus, the independent economist Andy Xie joins the debate from Hong Kong.

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  • Tim Berners-Lee on the Future of the Internet

    Fri, 24 Oct 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    Tim Berners-Lee, father of the world wide web, discusses the future of the internet, as Justin Rowlatt reports from the Science Museum's newly-opened Information Age gallery.

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  • Brazil's divisive election

    Thu, 23 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    We preview Sunday's final round presidential elections in Brazil, which the polls indicate are dividing down class lines and are too close to call. Also in the programme, we assess China's worsening economic progress, and look at what some see as the sorry state of expert forecasting.

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  • Cosmetic surgery under the microscope

    Wed, 22 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    We look at an industry that some say is spiralling out of control. From Brazil to Beijing, people are spending some 10 billion dollars a year on cosmetic surgery, from hair and breast implants to nose jobs. Increasingly they're travelling internationally to find the best deals on what are often expensive procedures. But what are the risks and where's the regulation?

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  • Lending to Africa's Poor

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    26 days remaining

    We look at a credit crisis in Africa. It's not the kind where there's too much money sloshing around, for most poor Africans there's none at all. 80% of Africans don't even have a bank account, let alone any formal way of getting a loan, and many say the banks are excluding them. A Nobel prizewinner condemns governments and banks for effectively excluding the world's poor from micro-credit.

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  • Islamic State's well-oiled machine

    Mon, 20 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    We chart the oil smuggling that's fuelling Islamic State's military machine. And why is the global art market set once again to beat all records this year? Also in the programme, Lucy Kellaway asks whether - in the workplace - cream always rises to the top.

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  • ITB: Career Change

    Fri, 17 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    In the Balance examines career change. Jamie Robertson talks to the tennis star Boris Becker about his career change to a businessman and we hear from serial entrepreneurs Hailo founder Jay Bregman and Michiel Mol who has changed careers from video games to space travel with a number of projects in between. And Colm O Regan talks to young people at the One Young World summit in his home city of Dublin.

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  • China's image: innovator or imitator?

    Fri, 17 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
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    Huawei, the world's largest telecoms company, gives the BBC's Linda Yueh unprecedented access, including an exclusive interview with the Chinese firm's chief executive Guo Ping.

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  • Food Price Falls - Good News?

    Thu, 16 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    Food prices are falling substantially for the first time in years, but what is driving them lower and what does it mean for the long term sustainability of food supplies? Also in the programme, an appropriately tasty treat - is there money to be made out of milkshakes made from the fruit of the Baobab tree? Ed Butler travels to Malawi to find out.

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  • Technology for Disaster Relief

    Wed, 15 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    How new technologies are being used as never before, to make managing disaster events more efficient, making communications and aid delivery possible, as never before.

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