BBC World Business Report

BBC World Business Report

Analysis of the big global business and economic issues, as they affect consumers and investors. Broadcast on weekdays.

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  • WBR: Total CEO dies in jet crash 21 Oct 14

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    The chief executive of French oil giant Total dies in a jet crash near Moscow. Russian investigators say Christophe de Margerie's death was the result of "criminal negligence". We look back on his career and talk to Jeroen van de Veer, a former chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, who knew Mr de Margerie well. Plus, economic growth in China slows again - to a rate of just over 7% - but how worried should we be over what it says about the global economic recovery? UK economist Roger Bootle tells us it's not China we should be worried about, but the eurozone. And we pay tribute to our friend and colleague - World Business Report presenter Mark Whittaker - who passed away earlier this month and whose funeral took place today.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 20 Oct 14

    Mon, 20 Oct 14

    Duration:
    8 mins

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    A mixed day on global markets - Peter Jankovskis, director of research at Oakbrook Investments in Chicago sums up US trading. Plus, are phones the credit cards of the future? We try out Apple's new smartphone payment system.

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  • WBR: EU free movement under threat? 20 Oct 14

    Mon, 20 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    Britain is expected to announce new curbs on immigration from other EU countries, as Prime Minister David Cameron faces pressure from the anti-EU UKIP party. We discuss whether the proposals would be legal under EU law and ask Renate Hornung-Draus from the German employers' association the BDA how freedom of movement in Europe has benefitted Germany. Also we hear why 'pro-business' French television network BFMTV is proving so popular - we talk to a 'space detective' about how satellites could help solve crimes - and Lucy Kellaway asks why companies which only ever recruit the best of the best as trainees seem to have so many dim people in positions of power.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 17 Oct 14

    Fri, 17 Oct 14

    Duration:
    5 mins

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    Jim Lebenthal at Lebenthal Asset Management in New York rounds up a turbulent week of trading on US markets.

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  • WBR: Ebola vaccine race 17 Oct 14

    Fri, 17 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    As the fight against ebola continues, we examine why drug companies are slow to develop protective vaccines. Also, Iranian businesses tap up international investors. But will Iran become a haven for foreign money anytime soon? We also look back on the week's big business stories.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 16 Oct 14

    Thu, 16 Oct 14

    Duration:
    8 mins

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    Cary Leahy from Decision Economics in New York rounds up the day's trading. Plus – we ask why sales of the ‘Barbie’ doll have taken a sharp tumble.

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  • WBR: Uncertainty In Greece 16 Oct 14

    Thu, 16 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    Concern about financial stability in Greece has added to the downward pressure on global stock markets. We hear from Athens and take an in-depth look at the latest from the financial markets with our regular commentator Brenda Kelly of IG Markets. Plus, the BBC's Duncan Bartlett examines the impact of the ebola crisis on food and farming. Also on the programme, plastic bags are banned in Burkina Faso and California. We ask if this spells the beginning of the end for plastics.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 15 Oct 14

    Thu, 16 Oct 14

    Duration:
    8 mins

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    Another volatile day for US and European stocks. So what is worrying investors? We get the views of Diana Furchtgott-Roth, senior vice fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research in New York and Doug McIntyre from the financial website 24/7 Wall Street.

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  • WBR: Tech Firms Help Workers Freeze Eggs 15 Oct 14

    Wed, 15 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    Women working for Facebook and Apple are being offered the chance to have their eggs frozen. We discuss with Dr Penny Rheingans, director of the Centre for Women in Technology at the University of Maryland, how attractive the offer is likely to be. Also in the programme, threats of murder and rape in the world of video games. We hear from one woman affected. We talk to noted economist from the Hudson Institute, Dr Irwin Stelzer, about why President Obama isn't profiting from the US economic recovery. And Annabelle Gauberti, a lawyer specialising in the fashion industry tells us why shoemaker Converse is suing some of its prominent rivals for trademark infringements.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 14 Oct 14

    Wed, 15 Oct 14

    Duration:
    4 mins

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    Joe Saluzzi at Themis Trading in New Jersey rounds up today's trading which saw US crude oil prices fall to their lowest level in two years.

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