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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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              • Ethiopia: Democracy versus Growth?

                Fri, 22 May 15

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                18 mins

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                Ahead of elections in Ethiopia, Business Daily looks at one of Africa's more remarkable tales of recovery: more than a decade of double-digit growth, in what was once a by-word for war and famine. But has freedom been a casualty of Ethiopia's growth story? Also in the programme, we have a report examining the remarkable property boom affecting many of Africa's biggest cities. And in the last of her series of reports from Israel and the Palestinian territories, the BBC's Marie Keyworth looks at the challenges facing Israeli farmers and other businesses operating near to the border with Gaza.

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              • Stiglitz on Inequality

                Thu, 21 May 15

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                18 mins

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                Joseph Stiglitz explains why he thinks the gap between rich and poor has grown so wide. Also Marie Keyworth reports from Haifa in Israel on how the local heavy industry has sparked a health scare.

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              • West Bank Business Blues

                Wed, 20 May 15

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                18 mins

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                Marie Keyworth speaks to a paper manufacturer, an accountant working for the Palestinian Authority and an American-Palestinian businessman, among others, about the headaches of doing business in the occupied West Bank. The territory's economy must handle everything from prolonged delays at checkpoints to widespread youth unemployment, to the withholding of tax revenues by the Israeli government. Marie also speaks to the Israel Defence Force about how it balances its mandate to provide Israeli citizens with security against the threat of terrorist attack, against the needs of Palestinians to find work and enjoy an acceptable standard of living.

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              • Gaza's Broken Economy

                Tue, 19 May 15

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                Almost a year after the conflict with Israel, the BBC's Marie Keyworth reports from Gaza looking at the economy there and how ordinary Gazans are getting by. And as technology entrepreneurs and investors meet at the University of Oxford's Said Business School for the Silicon Valley in Oxford conference, we look at how the internet is still creating new jobs. Leila Janah, CEO of Sama Group, a not-for-profit organisation, explains how the internet and connectivity has brought women in the developing world into the modern economy without them having to leave their communities. And Phil Libin, co-founder and CEO of Evernote, a notebook app, tells us why you shouldn't embark on a career as an entrepreneur if you're only motivated by money.

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              • Bonds: No Longer Boring

                Mon, 18 May 15

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                18 mins

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                26 days remaining

                Bond markets are supposed to be boring. They're usually very predictable but in the past month bond prices have staged sharp drops. Gareth Isaac, fixed income fund manager at the investment house Schroders in London, explains what's going on and what it tells us about where the economy is heading. Also, most of us get annoyed by pop-up advertising while we're browsing online. But are these adverts a necessary evil when it comes to the profitability of websites? What would happen to the internet without them? We speak to Ben Williams of the advert blocking software company Ad Block Plus. And finally Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times tells us why a good memory is an essential skill for a good manager, even if office technology conspires to make us forgetful.

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              • Modi in China

                Fri, 15 May 15

                Duration:
                18 mins

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                As India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits China, we ask his official biographer Lance Price what he's like as a leader. Also, should we fear robots? Zoe Kleinman spends the night in a house staffed entirely by them, while James Srodes considers which jobs are at risk of automation.

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              • The Ageing World

                Thu, 14 May 15

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                18 mins

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                The world's population is getting older. By the year 2050, nearly two billion people on the planet will be 60 or over. So who's going to look after them all? Mariko Oi reports from Japan on its experience with a rapidly ageing population, while Anu Anand hears from several generations of the same family living under one roof in Delhi. Professor Sarah Harper, director of the Oxford Institute for Population Ageing outlines the challenges for governments. Experts Alexandre Kalache, president of Brazil's International Longevity Center and Siva Raju from the Tata Institute for Population, Health and Development in Mumbai in India, give their views.

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              • US Arctic Oil: Risky but Necessary?

                Wed, 13 May 15

                Duration:
                18 mins

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                US Arctic Oil: Is Washington's call to allow exploration off Alaska's Coast worthwhile or too risky? A former President of the Shell Oil Company, John Hofmeister, weighs up the issues, as well as a leading UK marine biologist, Dr Simon Boxall, Lecturer in Ocean and Earth Science at the University of Southampton. Also in the programme, we talk to Ramon Vega of Vega Swiss Asset Management. He's the former hard-tackling Tottenham Hotspur, Celtic and Swiss international defender, who's now tackling multi-million dollar budgets in the City of London. From locker-room to boardroom, he explains how he overcame the sceptics and made the transition to high finance.

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              • Baltimore Riots: Lead Paint and Deprivation

                Tue, 12 May 15

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                18 mins

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                Baltimore: Did economics create the conditions for the riots, or was it partly down to lead-based paint? We consider some less well known challenges facing America's urban poor. We hear from one inspiring urban campaigner, Munir Bahar, who says the black community needs to do more to help itself, and another, Ruth Ann Norton of the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, who believes leaded paint in the US city's deteriorating housing stock may also be contributing to the problems. Our Latin America business correspondent, Daniel Gallas, also reflects on poverty levels in South America, and how dodgy government statistics, especially in Argentina, are doing nothing to help the problem.

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              • Greece Faces Insolvency

                Mon, 11 May 15

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                18 mins

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                The Greek government is facing intense pressure to do a deal quickly on terms that the eurozone will accept, but at home is being told that it cannot renege on its promises to end austerity. We hear from some of the people of Thessaloniki who reflect a general mood of pessimism. Also we get the view from a former IMF Executive Board member on whether Greece will be able to play for more time to pay up. And Lucy Kellaway reveals the secrets you can discover by just lurking in your workplace reception.

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