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: EU vote to 'break up' Google 26 Nov 14

    Wed, 26 Nov 14

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    28 mins

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    The European Parliament is set to vote on a proposal to break up Google to reduce its online dominance, splitting its search function from its other products and services. We talk to one of the MEPs behind the proposals, and an opponent from a US tech industry association. Also as oil prices tumble ahead of Thursday's keenly-watched OPEC meeting we ask why the people of India - one of the world's biggest oil importers - are failing to feel the benefits. European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker announces a 300bn-euro plan to attach "jump leads" to Europe's misfiring economic motor. And we pay tribute to former World Business Report presenter Sally Hardcastle, who has died at the age of 69.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 25 Oct 14

    Tue, 25 Nov 14

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    Joe Saluzzi from Themis Trading in New Jersey takes us through the US market news. Plus - Nigeria's central bank devalues it's currency. We find out why.

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  • WBR: US introduces menu calorie counts 25 Nov 14

    Tue, 25 Nov 14

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    Restaurants and shops in the United States are instructed to tell consumers how many calories are in their food. We ask if it's enough to reverse the country's obesity epidemic, and gauge the businesses reaction. Pope Francis has called his adopted continent - Europe - elderly and haggard, and a less important part of the world than it was. His speech to the European Parliament came after the latest report from the OECD suggested the weak eurozone economy posed a major threat to global growth. China says it wants to ban smoking in public places, but with 300 million smokers and a powerful tobacco lobby, it could be a tough job. And we hear how YouTube is investing millions of dollars in creating the social media stars of the future, by setting up professional studios to create the next money-spinning viral videos.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 24 Oct 14

    Mon, 24 Nov 14

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    A mainly positive day for US markets, but further energy price falls remain possible. Peter Jankovskis of Oakbrook investments in Chicago brings today's market report.

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  • WBR Terrorist ransom ban for insurers 24 Nov 14

    Mon, 24 Nov 14

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    Britain plans to ban insurance firms from covering ransoms paid to terrorist organisations in a bid to cut the amount of money Islamic State raises from kidnaps. Talks over Iran's nuclear programme fail to reach an agreement, which means sanctions are still in place, but we'll here how companies are lining up to invest in the country. Are there too many smartphone apps on the market? The BBC's Robert Champion went to the Apps World conference in London to find out if we have reached 'peak app'. Plus, as banks involved in the rigging or fixing of the foreign exchange market are forced to pay hefty fines, what is it actually like to work as a foreign exchange trader? Our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway reflects on her time in the profession and what she thinks has, and has not, changed.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 21 Nov 14

    Fri, 21 Nov 14

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    Wall Street reacts to a cut in US interest rates

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  • WBR: Copper mining in Zambia 21 Nov 14

    Fri, 21 Nov 14

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    We take a trip down a Zambian copper mine and talk to the industry's winners and losers in Africa's biggest copper producer. The BBC's Lucy Burton reports from deep inside the Mopani mine in Zambia's 'copper belt' and finds out about its impact on a neighbouring village. Also, we take a look back over the week in business and get the latest from the financial markets.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 20 Nov 14

    Thu, 20 Nov 14

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    As the US Congress continues to question representatives from Wall Street banks about exposing taxpayers to 'catastrophic' risks by dabbling in commodities, we hear from Pedro da Costa in Washington. He's a financial reporter for the Wall Street Journal who's following the hearing. And for the investor's view on all this we speak to Cary Leahey at Decision Economics in New York.

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  • WBR: Banks criticised for 'exploiting' metals 20 Nov 14

    Thu, 20 Nov 14

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    The US Congress grills Wall Street banks for exposing taxpayers to 'catastrophic' risks by dabbling in commodities like oil and aluminium. Also computer experts warn a Russian website is accessing web cameras in homes and offices around the world and broadcasting live images. And can Turkmenistan provide the answers to Europe's gas headache?

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 19 Nov 14

    Wed, 19 Nov 14

    Duration:
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    As the US central bank releases a record of its key monthly policymaking meeting, we ask Doug McIntyre at the financial website 24/7 Wall Street for the reaction on the US market. Also as former Landsbanki chief executive Sigurjon Arnason is sentenced to a year in jail for manipulating the bank's share price, we hear from Tryggvi Adi Bjornsson, a news reporter for Icelandic National Radio in Reykjavik.

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