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 23 Oct 14

    Fri, 24 Oct 14

    Duration:
    2 mins

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    29 days remaining

    US investors remain concerned by suggestions of a global economic slowdown and the spread of the deadly ebola virus. Today's stock market report is by Jim Lebenthal.

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  • WBR: UK sparks EU budget row 24 Oct 14

    Fri, 24 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    The European Union demands more money from some member states after a budget recalculation. The UK - which has been sent a bill for $2.7bn, to be paid within a few weeks - is particularly angry. Struggling Greece has also been asked to pay more, but one of its MEPs is more philosophical. Also, we talk to the boss of Ukraine's national oil and gas company, Naftogaz, for the latest on its supply row with Russia's Gazprom. Plus, shareholders in banana company Chiquita vote against a merger deal with Irish rival Fyffes, which would have created the world's biggest banana firm.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 23 Oct 14

    Thu, 23 Oct 14

    Duration:
    9 mins

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    Cary Leahy from Decision Economics in New York with a roundup of US markets news. Plus, we hear about the Swedish town of Kiruna that is on the move... 3km to the east.

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  • WBR: Tesco woes continue 23 Oct 14

    Thu, 23 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    As Tesco's chairman, Sir Richard Broadbent, resigns in the face of worse than forecast profits and falling sales, we ask what has led to the global retail giant's decline. Also, European leaders meet in Brussels in an attempt to reach a deal to combat climate change. Will they side with renewables, or coal? Most of the countries meant to be clamping down on corruption and bribery are doing next to nothing, according to Transparency International. Plus, India hs the second largest population of Muslims in the world and is a growing consumer society, yet religious women who want to wear make-up have struggled to find products that suit their faith. Now though, India's first halal cosmetics brand has been launched to meet that demand.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 22 Oct 14

    Wed, 22 Oct 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

    Available:
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    A round up of US market news from Doug McIntyre at finance website 24/7 Wall Street. Plus - Microsoft hangs up on the Nokia name, dropping it from mobile phones. And South Africa becomes the latest nation to slash growth projections. We ask our correspondent in Johannesburg Matthew Davies why things are looking so bad.

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  • WBR: Europe's Banks Face Stress Tests Wed 22 Oct

    Wed, 22 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    As Europe's banks await the result of stress tests on Sunday, we ask if the continent is prepared for a major economic downturn. Also the death of Watergate era Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee - we discuss his legacy to journalism. And US oil baron Harold Hamm tells us why Saudi Arabia is losing the power to dictate oil prices.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 21 Oct 14

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

    Duration:
    4 mins

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    Joe Saluzzi from Themis Trading in New York rounds up the day's US market news.

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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

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    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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