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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Recent episodes (10)

  • ITB: Career Change

    Fri, 17 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    In the Balance examines career change. Jamie Robertson talks to the tennis star Boris Becker about his career change to a businessman and we hear from serial entrepreneurs Hailo founder Jay Bregman and Michiel Mol who has changed careers from video games to space travel with a number of projects in between. And Colm O Regan talks to young people at the One Young World summit in his home city of Dublin.

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  • China's image: innovator or imitator?

    Fri, 17 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    Huawei, the world's largest telecoms company, gives the BBC's Linda Yueh unprecedented access, including an exclusive interview with the Chinese firm's chief executive Guo Ping.

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  • Food Price Falls - Good News?

    Thu, 16 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    Food prices are falling substantially for the first time in years, but what is driving them lower and what does it mean for the long term sustainability of food supplies? Also in the programme, an appropriately tasty treat - is there money to be made out of milkshakes made from the fruit of the Baobab tree? Ed Butler travels to Malawi to find out.

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  • Technology for Disaster Relief

    Wed, 15 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    26 days remaining

    How new technologies are being used as never before, to make managing disaster events more efficient, making communications and aid delivery possible, as never before.

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  • Energy Challenges Across the World

    Tue, 14 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    The controversies over fracking - extracting oil from the rocks - in the US. Meeting the energy needs of the developing world and China's role in the renewable energy business.

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  • Rethinking Climate Change

    Mon, 13 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    The solutions used tackle climate change are failing because they cling to the old norms of economic analysis. So says Naomi Klein in her new book. Is she right? Rahul Tandon reports on a new Indian football league. And Lucy Kellaway considers the notion of taking as much holiday as you can afford. Sounds like a good idea? There may be a catch.

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  • ITB: The End of the Oil Age?

    Fri, 10 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    In the Balance is drilling for oil - or rather for some explanations of what's been happening to prices: why have they been falling when the Middle East is in turmoil? After all, conflict in the region has often been the spark for sharp rises in the price of crude oil. Andrew Walker is joined by Seth Kleinman, Head of Energy Strategy at the financial group - Citi. Greg Priddy Washington, Director, Global Energy and Natural Resources at Eurasia Group, a firm which does political risk assessment and consultancy. And Bill Farren-Price, in London. He is the Founder and CEO of Petroleum Policy Intelligence. And Comedian Colm O' Regan gets on his bike in search of energy

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  • Malawi's Cashgate

    Fri, 10 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    Malawi in southern Africa, is a country recently rocked by scandal. Tens of millions of dollars of government money was being skimmed from the national budget - some of it supplied by foreign donors. As a result, the donors have stopped funding the government altogether. So what is the effect of this on one of Africa's poorest nations? Are people suffering? Or is this the tough medicine Malawi needs to clean up corruption.

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  • Changing of the guard in Europe

    Thu, 9 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    Business Daily comes from Brussels - the heart of the European Union - where in the last day we have discovered that the new commissioner for internal market and services will be Britain's Lord Hill. Tanya Beckett hears from the man currently doing that job, Michel Barnier, as well as influential economist, Bruegel Institute's Andre Sapir, and Open Europe's Pieter Cleppe on their views on Europe's future.

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  • Elements: Uranium

    Wed, 8 Oct 14

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Available:
    19 days remaining

    Uranium is the fuel for nuclear power stations, which generate carbon-free electricity, but also highly radioactive waste, posing a major dilemma for environmentalists.

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