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: Sanctions: The Politics of Embarrassment?

    Fri, 25 Jul 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    28 days remaining

    Andrew Walker hosts In the Balance this week for a closer look at economic sanctions. As Europe struggles to decide how to deal with Russia, we discuss whether sanctions have ever worked in the past and ask if they could persuade President Putin to do anything different. Our guests are Maria Lipman in Moscow. In Chicago, Prof. Robert Pape, Director of the University of Chicago's project on Security and Terrorism. And in London: James Nixey, head of the Russia and Eurasia program at Chatham House and Otilia Dhand, Vice President of Teneo Intelligence.

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  • British Business Courting Calcutta 25 July 14

    Fri, 25 Jul 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    28 days remaining

    Calcutta was once the capital of India under British rule but now British companies and others are desperately hoping to get a slice of the city's business action. India's economy is growing rapidly, and the country has a new Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, seen by some as more business-friendly than his predecessors. Paul Moss presents Business Daily and asks how much historic ties can help you in the modern cut-throat world of global trade? And we hear from one old Calcutta hand who thinks that when it comes to work ethic, his fellow citizens are hopelessly lazy.

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  • Shipping Through the Arctic

    Thu, 24 Jul 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    27 days remaining

    Opening up the Arctic Oceans to commercial shipping, we talk to those travelling the new route about how an ice-free north coast of Russia could transform global sea-trade. Plus why Taiwanese investors are turning away from Vietnam after Taiwanese businesses were caught up in recent anti-Chinese riots there.

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  • Elemental Business: Silicon Chips

    Wed, 23 Jul 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    Computer circuits have shrunk a million-fold since Gordon Moore made his famous forecast in 1965, but is Moore's Law - and the computer revolution it heralded - about to run up against fundamental laws of physics? In the first of a two-parter on silicon - the latest in our series looking at the elements of the periodic table and their role in the global economy - we travel to Silicon Valley to the biggest chip company of them all, Intel, co-founded by Gordon Moore himself.

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  • How far will the EU sanction Russia?

    Tue, 22 Jul 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    In the wake of the Malaysian airlines disaster, European Foreign Ministers are meeting in Brussels to consider further economic sanctions against Russia. Western leaders accuse Moscow of arming the pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine. What sanctions are on the table? And how do European businesses feel about them, given the current frailty of the eurozone? And we hear a report on on the estimated trillions of dollars in illicit funds that currently flow through the world's banks. Money-laundering is said to be spiralling. Can and should more be done by regulators and the banks to stop it?

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  • Russia: what are the sanctions that work?

    Mon, 21 Jul 14

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    18 mins

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    Can the EU afford to put in place more aggressive economic sanctions against Russia? And why has the EU been more hesitant than the US in implementing effective economic sanctions? James Nixey, head of the Russia and Eurasia program at Chatham House in London, gives us his view. And, Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times tells us how to leave work gracefully when you go on holiday, without promising to answer any work-related emails.

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  • ITB: We're All Content Producers Now

    Sat, 19 Jul 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    In the Balance this week is taking a closer look at the book trade. We’re considering the issues at stake in a dispute that’s been brewing between one of the world's biggest publishing houses, Hachette, and the world's biggest book seller, Amazon. Scott Jacobson joins us from Seattle, he’s a former executive at Amazon and one of those who pioneered the launch of the Amazon Kindle, now Managing Director of Madrona Venture Group. Philip Jones is Editor of the “publisher’s Bible” the Bookseller magazine. And Sam Hall is the DJ Goldierocks; She’ll be telling us what the book industry could learn from the world of music. We're also looking at what it means to be a “content producer” in the Internet age. We’ll hear from the author of the children’s sensation The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, and we’ll consider how you can make it all pay with the comedian Colm O’Regan.

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  • EU and US Trade Talks

    Fri, 18 Jul 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    20 days remaining

    Business Daily comes from Brussels where European and United States negotiators have spent the week working together on a project called the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Its intended to boost economic growth by stimulating transatlantic commerce. Andrew Walker hears from business voices that love the idea and from opponents who see it is a threat to workers, democracy and more.

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  • Refugee Economy

    Thu, 17 Jul 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    We examine the economics of refugees. As many as a million by some estimates have fled to Jordan from Syria. And increasingly their huge makeshift camps are replicating the commercial structures of cities. Is profiting from them a good thing? We also hear the tale of the world's first ever share-holding company. Plus - why India's civil service is being told to have a spring clean.

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  • Elemental Business: Sulphur

    Wed, 16 Jul 14

    Duration:
    35 mins

    Available:
    18 days remaining

    Sulphur is in abundant supply thanks to its extraction from sour oil and gas, in order to prevent acid rain pollution. But does the world face a glut of this devilish chemical element, famed for its colour and odour? And if so, what uses can it be put to?

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