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.

  • Updated:
    Daily
  • Episodes available for:
    30 Days help

Subscribe for free

Subscribe to this podcast and automatically receive the latest episodes.

More help with subscribing

Recent episodes (10)

  • Climate Change: Obama's plan B

    Fri, 29 Aug 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    30 days remaining

    Climate Change: Why President Obama wants to forge a voluntary international global warming agreement, rather than a legally-binding one, to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

    Download 9MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Malaysia Airlines - After the Crashes

    Thu, 28 Aug 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    After MH370 and MH17, what does the history of aeroplane disasters tell us about Malaysia Airlines' commercial prospects? Manuela Saragosa speaks to an airline safety expert. Also, in a lighter vein, flip-flops and economics, plus India and soap operas.

    Download 9MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Sweden - A Bit Too Equal?

    Wed, 27 Aug 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    Sweden is famed for its welfare state. But the country's social model has its critics, as Manuela Saragosa finds out in Stockholm. She hears how some people think too much equality is a bad thing, while at a soup kitchen, she sees how there’s still plenty of poverty. All that plus Swedish style – and stress.

    Download 9MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Norway - Blessed by Oil?

    Tue, 26 Aug 14

    Duration:
    23 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    Norway is an oil producer famed for fish, Grieg and high living standards. So how did it avoid the "resources curse" - that is, spiralling inflation afflicting many petro-economies that spend their oil wealth on themselves? Manuela Saragosa travels to Bergen in the first of two programmes looking at Scandinavian economies.

    Download 11MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Traffic Jams 25 Aug 14

    Mon, 25 Aug 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    26 days remaining

    How much do traffic jams cost an economy? From the road-enraged of Calcutta to the rain-soaked of Tunisia, we discover the true cost of congestion.

    Download 9MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • ITB: The Future of Food

    Sat, 23 Aug 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    This week Colm O’Regan, In the Balance regular contributor, stand-up comedian and farmer’s son, presents a special In the Balance looking at the future of food. Will we be able to feed the 9 and a half billion people that the UN says will be on the planet by 2050? And if so, which technologies will help the most? We meet the people and businesses working to re-shape the way we'll eat, and farm, in the years to come.

    Download 13MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Making Movies 22 Aug 14

    Fri, 22 Aug 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    23 days remaining

    Film-making is an increasingly globalised industry, with cinema receipts no longer dominated by the US market. How is Hollywood adapting? What are the opportunities for other countries outside the US? And how can small, independent film-makers compete? Ed Butler asks the questions.

    Download 9MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Can money fix a problem?

    Thu, 21 Aug 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    Financial lawsuits, banking crises and economic stagnation - can they all be solved by throwing more money at the problem, and if so where does it come from?

    Download 9MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Eurozone crisis: a PIIGS health-check

    Wed, 20 Aug 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    With the Eurozone recovery stalling, we take a health-check on the countries hardest hit by the bloc's economic crisis - Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain - dubbed the PIIGS by economists. Our reporters offer snapshots from each of the five countries trying to revive their economies and get their government finances in shape, and there's analysis from Paola Subacchi, from London think-tank Chatham House.

    Download 9MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

  • Merger Mania

    Tue, 19 Aug 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    2014 is on track to be the biggest year for mergers and acquisitions in a decade. Global expansion is on the cards for Western companies keen to get into Asia and also Asian companies and investors who are going global. Linda Yueh in Singapore hears from the CEOs of luxury goods company Bulgari, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts and GrabTaxi.

    Download 9MB (right click & "save target as / link as")

Terms of Use

The BBC Podcasts are for your personal non-commercial use only.

All title, ownership rights and intellectual property rights in and to the BBC Podcasts shall remain the property of the BBC or third parties. You may not edit, alter, adapt or add to the BBC Podcast in any way. The BBC Podcasts are made available by the BBC on an "as is" and "as available" basis and the BBC gives no warranty of any kind in relation to the BBC Podcast. To the maximum extent permitted by law the BBC will not be liable for any loss or damage which you may suffer as a result of, or connected to, the download or use of the BBC Podcasts.

 

See the full Standard Licence Terms here.

Play recent episodes

You may also like

Exchanges - Ideas and Argument

  • Factual
  • Factual > Science & Nature > Science & Technology
  • Factual > Money

The world's leading figures in science, economics, politics and architecture join an audience to discuss their ideas.

Sat, 23 Aug 14

49 minutes

On The Money

  • News
  • Factual > Money

Declan Curry brings you lively analysis of the big business stories that are making the headlines.

Sun, 24 Aug 14

46 minutes

Genres