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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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              • FIFA: The Corporate Threat

                Fri, 29 May 15

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                18 mins

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                The fallout from the FIFA scandal in one country, Brazil, Jose Hawilla, the boss of sports management firm, Traffic, has pleaded guilty to a long list of corruption charges. With his company controlling so many of FIFA's past contracts across the Americas, the BBC's Daniel Gallas in Sao Paulo explains why it's now feared many other firms could be dragged into the scandal. Also, Leo Martin, Founder and Director of Goodcorp, which advises companies on ethics and compliance issues, tells us why multi-national companies especially are now being forced to do more to protect themselves, when it's feared corruption has crept into the system. Finally, Aaron Levie, the boss and co-founder of Box.com, explains how he made a billion dollar cloud storage firm.

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              • California Drought, Finding a Fix

                Thu, 28 May 15

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                18 mins

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                We have a report from southern California on how ordinary citizens are coping, and whether social pressure is helping to shame extravagant water-users to scale down their consumption. We also have an exclusive interview with the state's veteran Governor, Jerry Brown, on why he reckons a state-wide low-carbon agenda is part of a sensible policy response. And we speak to Dr Alex Money, a Research Fellow at Oxford University's Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, who assesses how business can be better harnessed to find a fix to the global water-supply problem.

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              • FIFA Corruption Back in the Spotlight

                Wed, 27 May 15

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                18 mins

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                What do today's arrests say about alleged corruption within football's world governing body? After years of allegations, we hear from leading experts about the implications for FIFA that law enforcement is now getting involved. And what does a manufacturing boom in North America say about rising wages in China? We have a report from the car industry in Mexico and hear from Liz Ann Sonders, the chief investment strategist for the Wall Street brokerage and bank, Charles Schwab.

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              • The Affordable Housing Crisis

                Tue, 26 May 15

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                18 mins

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                London, New York and Mumbai - three cities where the cost of buying or renting a home is out of reach for many. Why can't the market supply more affordable housing? Manuela Saragosa speaks, among others, to Stephen Howlett, head of the Peabody Trust - a charity that provides affordable homes in London - to Daniel Bentley of right-wing think tank Civitas, who advocates limiting foreign investors from buying up property in the UK, and to Adam Challis, head of residential property research at the British property managers Jones Lang LaSalle. Meanwhile Jonathan Woetzel of consultants McKinsey explains why this is a global phenomenon affecting cities both rich and poor.

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              • Skyscrapers

                Mon, 25 May 15

                Duration:
                18 mins

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                More than 130 years after the first skyscraper came to dominate the North American skyline, Why is the race to the top still as hot as ever? We hear from Anthony Wood, director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat based in Chicago, while the BBC's Gianna Palmer tests her head for heights at the top of the new One World Trade Center building in New York. We also hear from Chinese engineer Daniel Choi of Yuan Da Construction, responsible for building some of the biggest towers in Asia, and Bora Gulan from lift-makers Otis, on the challenges of building lifts for the next generation of super-tall buildings.

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              • ITB: Climate Change: The Business End

                Sat, 23 May 15

                Duration:
                49 mins

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                If you could put one question to key business leaders and policy people on climate change, what would it be? We put your questions and get you some answers at the Paris climate summit where our guests include Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Angel Gurria of the OECD, John Danilovich, Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce, the CEOs of Schneider Electric and Solvay chemicals and the World Bank's Rachel Kyte.

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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

                Duration:
                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

                Duration:
                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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