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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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  • Breaking into China 03 Mar 15

    Tue, 3 Mar 15

    Duration:
    31 mins

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    A special edition of Business Daily discusses what it takes for a foreign business to break into China. How do foreign businesses get China right? What are the pitfalls? What are the things you need to know? With an invited audience and a panel of guests including Linda Yueh, chief business correspondent, Ting Zhang of China Business Solutions, Stephen Phillips, CEO CBBC (China-Britain Business Council), Quentin Pullinger, of the British bicylce maker Brompton Bikes.

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  • Samsung's New Phone

    Mon, 2 Mar 15

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    As Samsung unveils its new Galaxy S6, we ask what it takes to compete in the mobile market? The BBC's Rory Cellan Jones reports from the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona whewre he's been speaking to David Kang, Samsung's vice president of marketing, and to Stuart Miles, founder of gadget news site Pocket-lint, about how tough it's become to differentiate between the big brands and the threat posed by cheaper Chinese-made copies. Also, we hear from India about a project to replace teachers with computers in schools, and Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times describes how falling in love transformed a friend's productivity at work - is putting in less effort in the office, she asks, sometimes better for the end-product?

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  • ITB: Fortunes of Film

    Sat, 28 Feb 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    Worth over 88 billion dollars world-wide, the film industry has never been more potent; but is the success of film in Asia and Africa now changing how Hollywood does its business? We hear from Nollywood, Bollywood and Hollywood; and we hear about the new 'superpower struggle' between the film sectors of China and the USA.

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  • Money and the Human Psyche

    Fri, 27 Feb 15

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    Money: Does it make us happy? Does it even motivate us? Or does it turn us into sociopaths? Laurence Knight finds out as he speaks to psychologists Dacher Keltner of the University of California in Berkeley, and Dan Ariely of Duke University, as well as to Brookings Institution economist Carol Graham. Are we more productive when we are paid big bonuses? Does rapid economic growth make people more upbeat? And who is more likely to steal sweets from kids? The answers may surprise you.

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  • US Interest Rates & the End of QE

    Thu, 26 Feb 15

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    25 days remaining

    How will markets and the economy weather rising interest rates and the end of quantitative easing? We speak to Randall Kroszner, former member of the Federal Reserve board. Also, the BBC's Kim Gittleson travels to the southern US city of Chattanooga in Tennessee, where traditional organised labour is making a surprise comeback at a Volkswagen plant. Plus, Jeremy Wagstaff, Thomson Reuters' chief technology correspondent for Asia, explains how cybersecurity is getting ever more complex and lucrative.

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  • Elemental Business: Chromium

    Wed, 25 Feb 15

    Duration:
    34 mins

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    Chromium: Justin Rowlatt visits the Warrs Harley dealership to find out from Professor Andrea Sella why this metallic element links the motorbikes on show, with the leather jackets and flick-knives of the archetypal biker gang. He hears from Erin Brockovich about the insidious role hexavalent chromium has played in drinking water and human health. And he travels to the luxury Savoy hotel in London, and the Harry Brearley memorial on a dingy post-industrial corner of Sheffield, to discover crucial role chromium plays in stainless steel.

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  • Stopping Asia's Appetite for Rhino Horn

    Tue, 24 Feb 15

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    The illicit trade in animal parts: some $20 billion, is traded annually, with 1000s of endangered animals, from rhino to elephants to turtles, being slaughtered for the sake of aphrodisiacs, medicines, or pendants. Experts like Heather Sohl, the Chief Advisor for Species at the WWF, estimate that at the current rate of destruction, some breeds of wild rhino will be extinct in just a few years. We hear from a former poacher in a game reserve in Malawi and from Taiwan where turtle smuggling has become big business and from film star Jackie Chan. China remains the main importer of smuggled animal products, some of which are widely used in traditional medicine. We ask what the industry should be doing to reduce China's growing taste for the bones and organs of endangered species.

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  • Greece & Eurozone: Another Deadline

    Mon, 23 Feb 15

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    Greece & Eurozone: Are we close to a solution or back to kicking the can down the road? And has Greece won real concessions from its European creditors when it comes to austerity? Sony Kapoor of the research institute Re-Define and Seamus Coffey of University College Cork, Ireland, discuss the questions. Plus, Simon Jack of the BBC's business unit gives us the lowdown on HSBC's earnings, as the global bank reports its full-year results amid allegations of helping customers evade taxes. And Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times gives advice on things to consider when you recruit people to your business.

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  • ITB: What role for OPEC now?

    Sat, 21 Feb 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    With the oil price too low for many OPEC members, is there a role for the oil cartel? We ask representatives from OPEC members Iran, Iraq and Algeria, and get the thoughts of regular contributor Colm O'Regan on what the oil price means to the common man.

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  • Office Life Today: Too Many Jobs, Not Enough Work?

    Fri, 20 Feb 15

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    Office life in the 21st century: David Bolchover, author of "The Living Dead: Switched Off, Zoned Out", tells us why he thinks there are too many people doing very little at work, and why he believes there's a conspiracy of silence about it. Also, we ask whether office design matters when it comes to workers' productivity. Barbara Kiss and Jane Clay of office designers Gensler take us on a tour of the new offices of United Business Media, or UBM, a London-based marketing a communications company. And Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times muses about whether a desk, chair and congenial colleagues are really all you need to work

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