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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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  • Can the euro cope with Syriza?

    Mon, 26 Jan 15

    Duration:
    18 mins

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    Business Daily today focusses on Greece - a vote for change from the electorate, as the left-wing Syriza party is swept to power. But are Greece's European partners ready to finance an end to austerity? We hear from Athens and seek the German perspective. Also in the programme, speculating on what life would be like outside of journalism, Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times eavesdrops on London's white-collar workers, and asks what do they all actually do?

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  • ITB: Costing the Terror Threat

    Sat, 24 Jan 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    Billions of dollars are being spent trying to keep our towns and cities safe from the global terror threat but is it money well spent? Listen to former US Assistant Secretary of State James Rubin, the man in charge of policing London before the 7/7 terror attack there in 2005 Lord Blair, the BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardner and former CIA operative Robert Baer. They consider how resources can best be allocated to tackle this constantly evolving security challenge; and they answer your questions about the economic challenges posed by the terror threat.

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  • QE at the ECB: Who Benefits?

    Fri, 23 Jan 15

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    18 mins

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    In the eurozone, shares rise, the currency falls, and bond yields drop as the European Central Bank unveils quantitative easing. Will all that money being printed ever trickle down to the real economy? We ask Andrew Wilson, chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Also, the BBC's Mishal Husain speaks to Ana Botin, the chief executive officer of Spain's Santander bank, Europe's biggest lender. And as Greeks head to the polls on Sunday, Alberto Alesina, professor of political economy at Harvard University, and visiting professor at Milan's Bocconi University, talks about the risk of contagion for Italy.

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  • The ECB's Massive Stimulus Boost

    Thu, 22 Jan 15

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    18 mins

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    The European Central Bank announces a 60bn euros per month asset-buying programme as the eurozone economy continues to flag. The BBC's Andrew Walker talks us through the details, and Gemma Godfrey, head of investment strategy at Brooks MacDonald, tells us what it means for the markets. Plus, we look at how the euro's buying power varies hugely throughout the eurozone with the Economist newspaper's finance editor, Ed Mcbride, and their latest Big Mac index.

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  • ECB & Quantitative Easing: Will it Work?

    Thu, 22 Jan 15

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    18 mins

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    The European Central Bank is expected to announce a massive asset-buying programme - otherwise known as quantitative easing, or QE - in an effort to revive the eurozone economy, but skeptics say it may not make much of a difference. Plus, we look at how the euro's buying power varies hugely throughout the eurozone with the Economist newspaper's finance editor, Ed Mcbride, and their latest Big Mac index.

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  • Is the US Economy Healed?

    Wed, 21 Jan 15

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    18 mins

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    In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said that the US economy is healed and it's time to turn the page, and create a stronger and more expensive safety net for middle class and poor Americans. Is he right? We speak to Adam Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington DC. Also, Vishal Sikka, chief executive of Infosys, the IT firm which ranks as one of India's biggest companies, tells us inequality is one of the top agenda items at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which kicks off today. And the BBC's Rahul Tandon in Calcutta reports on the epic tale of an Indian civil servant who didn't turn up to work for 25 years and what that says about the Indian economy.

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  • Is Global Growth Stalling?

    Tue, 20 Jan 15

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    18 mins

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    Growth figures from China are the lowest in nearly 25 years.And the IMF has reduced its earlier global forecast. What's of most concern? We hear from Olivier Blanchard, the IMF's chief economist, and from Miranda Carr, director of the UK consultancy, Mulan Advisory & Investments, which gives advice on investment in China. Both can see challenges ahead as Beijing adjusts away from its traditional manufacturing-led model of growth, and eurozone deflation checks optimism within the single currency area. And we have the thoughts of one of our Beijing correspondents about the rise of English terms within everyday Chinese speech, and why that's giving some Mandarin-speaking purists a headache.

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  • India and Greenpeace

    Mon, 19 Jan 15

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    Are India's leaders prioritising economic growth over freedom of expression for environmental pressure groups like Greenpeace? We hear from Priya Pillai, a campaigner for Greenpeace India, and get the response from Narasimha Rao from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party - the BJP. Also on the programme, Lucy Kellaway asks whether we need to devote more of our time in the office to thinking.

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  • ITB: The Women's Slice

    Sat, 17 Jan 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    If women had an equal slice of the global economic cake, output could soar by as much as 40%. So it seems like a no brainer that women might then look forward to a fairer share? And yet the division of the economic spoils for women in terms of job prospects, earnings and basic employment rights are nowhere near on a par with men. Former UK First Lady Cherie Blair, fashion retailer Eileen Fisher, CEO of Spot One Global Solutions Marieme Jamme and Director of the economic think tank Politea, Sheila Lawlor talk with the Linda Yueh about the way forward for greater female participation in the global economy.

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  • Is Switzerland Losing its Shine?

    Fri, 16 Jan 15

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    Is Switzerland in danger of losing its status as a safe haven for investors? And who are the winners and losers of the sharp rise in the Swiss Franc? We ask Kern Alexander, professor at the University of Zurich. Also on the programme, why don't women speak up at business meetings? Psychology researcher Victoria Brescoll tells all. And Steve Fritzinger in Washington DC tells us why his home town is the richest in the United States, despite producing nothing.

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