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: Wall Street Update 28 Aug 14

    Thu, 28 Aug 14

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    The latest on the US stock markets, with Joe Saluzzi at Themis Trading.

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  • WBR: Ebola vaccine fast-tracked 28 Aug 14

    Thu, 28 Aug 14

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    Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline says a trial vaccine against the Ebola virus could be tested on volunteers within weeks. We speak to the company. German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, hosts a conference in Berlin focussing on whether and when the remaining Western Balkan states will join the European Union. But some are not too keen to join. Plus, energy giant Shell reaches a deal to sell off some of its Nigerian oilfields, so what next for the country's oil industry? Plus, the in-flight space-saving gadget that's caused a mid-air emergency - we speak to the inventor of the Knee Defender.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 27 Aug 14

    Wed, 27 Aug 14

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    The latest on the US stock markets, with Peter Jankovskis at Oakbrook Investments in Chicago.

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  • WBR: IMF's Lagarde investigated

    Wed, 27 Aug 14

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    The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, is placed under formal investigation in a fraud probe. She denies any wrongdoing. Also, would an independent Scotland be bad for business? After 130 heads of Scottish firms express their concerns in an open letter, we hear from both sides of the debate. Plus, the multi-million dollar battle to map, and zap, space junk.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 26 Aug 14

    Tue, 26 Aug 14

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    The latest on the US stock market reaction to record figures from Standard & Poor's Index, with Robert Brusca of Fact and Opinion Economics in New York.

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  • WBR: Call for e-cigarette curbs 26 Aug 14

    Tue, 26 Aug 14

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    The World Health Organisation (WHO) calls for a ban on the indoor use of e-cigarettes and marketing aimed at children. But would such a move help or hinder people trying to quit smoking? We speak to Armando Peruga, from the WHO, and Katherine Devlin, from e-cigarette industry body ECITA. The Japanese power company at the heart of the Fukushima nuclear disaster - Tepco - has been found responsible for a woman's suicide and ordered to pay her husband almost half a million dollars. French President, Francois Hollande, unveils his new government after the previous cabinet dissolved amid a row over austerity. But will it make any difference to the country's economic fortunes? Roger Bootle, from Capital Economics gives his verdict. Plus, we find out why India's film industry bans women from being make-up artists, and why that might be about to change.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 25 Aug 14

    Mon, 25 Aug 14

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    Peter Jankovskis at Oakbrook Investments in Chicago takes us through today’s US market news as the S&P breaks the 2,000 mark for the first time. Also, fast-food giant Burger King enters takeover talks with Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons.

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  • WBR: French cabinet falls over economy row 25 Aug 14

    Mon, 25 Aug 14

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    Europe's simmering row over austerity has boiled over once again after a cabinet rebellion over French President Francois Hollande's economic strategy. We hear what's caused the split and ask what path the French government can now take. Also shares in Burger King soar on news it may merge with Canada's Tim Hortons - but is it just a tax dodge? Israel's deputy central bank governor Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg tells the BBC what impact the conflict in Gaza is having on the Israeli economy. And Lucy Kellaway on how not to fire your staff.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 22 Aug 14

    Fri, 22 Aug 14

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    A look at the US stock market reaction to Janet Yellen, Chairman of the Fed's speech, with Russell Cleveland of Renn Capital Group in Dallas.

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  • WBR: Fed Chair Yellen talks of uncertainty 22 Aug 14

    Fri, 22 Aug 14

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    The boss of the US central bank, Janet Yellen, has emphasised "uncertainty" over the labour market in her speech at the Federal Reserve's annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We talk to Ethan Harris, chief economist at Bank of America, about the implications of what she said. Also we hear from Poland where Russia's ban on food imports from the European Union is hurting the country's apple growers. Normally Poland is Russia's biggest supplier of the fruit so, with the autumn harvest about to start, it is becoming a race against time to decide what can be done with the crop. We will take a look back over some of the key events in the world of business over the past week. Plus, it is "National Hug Your Boss Day" in Britain. We will get the details from the organisers.

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