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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  • ITB: Has quantitative easing worked in the US?

    Sat, 1 Nov 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    30 days remaining

    BBC World Service Economics correspondent Andrew Walker enjoys the wisdom of country and western singing money manager Merle Hazard (also known as Nashville fund manager Jon Shayne) for this week's In the Balance programme. Listen to Merle's latest song about the perils of being a central banker. Andrew discusses whether QE has worked in the USA with guests Bridget Rosewell from the economic consultancy Volterra; Richard Dobbs, a director of the McKinsey Global Institute and in the US, Professor Jeffrey Frankel of Harvard University. And Professor John Kay talks about the perils of short-termism

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  • Cinema in China - Entering a Golden Age?

    Fri, 31 Oct 14

    Duration:
    2 mins

    Available:
    29 days remaining

    Cinema in China: With box office receipts poised to overtake Hollywood's, is China's film industry a rival for its US counterpart, or can the two learn from each other?

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  • Iraq: The Economic Cost of Isis

    Thu, 30 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
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    Iraq: The Islamic State's occupation of the oil-rich north and its bombings in Baghdad are exacting a heavy toll on the country's businesses and economy, but not on the oil price. Also in the programme, Jeremy Wagstaff warns us of the many companies who covertly harvest data from our mobile phones.

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  • Tax Avoidance and Living the Dream

    Wed, 29 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    Tax avoidance: the OECD's plans to make the likes of Google, Amazon and Starbucks pay their dues. Plus, SAP's first American head, Bill McDermott, tells why he's livin' the dream. Also in the programme we take a look at the global wellness industry.

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  • Race and US company management

    Tue, 28 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    26 days remaining

    Race and company management in the US: America's first black billionaire, Bob Johnson, explains why he wants a "Rooney Rule" to increase the ethnic diversity of senior executives. Also in the programme, sociologist Nigel Dodd explains how he thinks our relationship with money has changed since the financial crisis of 2008.

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  • Europe's bank stress tests

    Mon, 27 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    Europe's stress tests: As 25 banks are found wanting, we ask how they will raise the needed capital, and whether the tests failed to take account of the risk of deflation. Also in the programme, the FT's Lucy Kellaway explains why, when it comes to personal organisation, she prefers dead trees to digital.

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  • ITB: Can our cities cope with massive urbanisation?

    Sat, 25 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
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    In The Balance asks if our cities can cope in the face of rapid urbanisation. We hear from the megacity of Dhaka in Bangladesh, where migrants are struggling with poor water, health and schooling services. We also go to Beijing, where marathon runners last year were force to pull out, or run in masks, because air pollution was at dangerous levels. Ed Butler talks to Leo Johnson, co-author of "Turnaround Challenge: Business and the City of the Future" and Sir David King, Chairman of the Future Cities Catapult and currently the British Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change. Plus, the independent economist Andy Xie joins the debate from Hong Kong.

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  • Tim Berners-Lee on the Future of the Internet

    Fri, 24 Oct 14

    Duration:
    21 mins

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    Tim Berners-Lee, father of the world wide web, discusses the future of the internet, as Justin Rowlatt reports from the Science Museum's newly-opened Information Age gallery.

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  • Brazil's divisive election

    Thu, 23 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    We preview Sunday's final round presidential elections in Brazil, which the polls indicate are dividing down class lines and are too close to call. Also in the programme, we assess China's worsening economic progress, and look at what some see as the sorry state of expert forecasting.

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  • Cosmetic surgery under the microscope

    Wed, 22 Oct 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    20 days remaining

    We look at an industry that some say is spiralling out of control. From Brazil to Beijing, people are spending some 10 billion dollars a year on cosmetic surgery, from hair and breast implants to nose jobs. Increasingly they're travelling internationally to find the best deals on what are often expensive procedures. But what are the risks and where's the regulation?

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