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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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  • Will HSBC move its headquarters outside the UK?

    Fri, 24 Apr 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    The largest of the UK's banks HSBC has announced it's considering moving its headquarters out of London and setting up shop overseas. The bank cited UK taxes and regulations that have been imposed over the past few years. We speak to Philip Augar.Plus, two years ago today, the collapse of the eight-storey Rana Plaza clothing factory in Bangladesh claimed the lives of 1133 workers, but since the disaster has anything really changed? Lily Cole is a fashion model who's worn Chanel, Versace and McQueen on the catwalk - but she's also a social entrepreneur who has just launched a marketplace platform to promote sustainable goods. Our reporter Lucy Burton caught up with her at a social entrepreneurship conference in Oxford. And the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao could be the richest fight in the history of boxing. We speak to Brian Warner from CelebrityNetWorth.com.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 23 Apr 15

    Thu, 23 Apr 15

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    Cary Leahy of Decision Economics in New York on US reaction to the $2.5bn Deutsche Bank Libor fine.

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  • Deutsche Bank in record $2.5bn Libor fine

    Thu, 23 Apr 15

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    3 mins

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    Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank has been fined $2.5bn by US and UK regulators for trying to manipulate interest rates. We speak to Martin Arnold, banking editor of the FT. The Greek government has ordered all public institutions to hand over their cash reserves, to help make ends meet. Giorgos Papanikolaou, the mayor of the Athens suburb of Glyfada tells us the impact this is having on his principality. And with the UK's general election campaign in full swing you can hear the last in our series of our interviews with six of the parties. Daniel Hannan, a Conservative member of the European Parliament speaks to Dominic Laurie about his party's economic policies. And as YouTube turns 10 year old, we speak to Jim Chapman the English vlogger with more than two million subscribers to his video channel.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 23 Apr 15

    Thu, 23 Apr 15

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    Doug McIntyre of 24/7 Wall Street on McDonald's and Coca Cola's Q1 profit and revenue.

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  • WBR: Flash crash trader appears in court 22 April 2015

    Wed, 22 Apr 15

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    A London trader is granted bail to fight extradition to the US. He's charged with contributing to the 2010 flash stock market crash. We report from the extradition hearing, and hear from Haim Bodek, a Wall Street whistleblower who has exposed so-called high-frequency trading scandals at major investment banks. In the fifth in our series of interviews ahead of next month's general election with key figures from each of the UK's main political parties, today it's the turn of the centrist Liberal Democrats. We hear from Danny Alexander, who in his role as Chief Secretary to the Treasury has been effectively deputy finance minister in Britain's governing coalition since 2010. Plus we assess revelations that the UK coffee chain Pret a Manger allows its staff to give away coffee to customers it likes. We have analysis from brand consultant Rebecca Battman.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 21 Apr 15

    Tue, 21 Apr 15

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    4 mins

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    A financial trader has been arrested in the UK over the Wall Street "flash crash" of 2010. We speak to Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading in New Jersey, who's been following the story.

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  • WBR: Bird flu spreads in US 21 April 15

    Tue, 21 Apr 15

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    28 mins

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    A deadly strain of bird flu is sweeping across farms in the Midwest. We talk to a worried turkey farmer and the head of a poultry industry group to find out what impact the crisis is having. Also in the programme, as the latest round of negotiations towards a new trade pact between Europe and the US get under way, we report on protests against the proposed deal, and get the possible positives from economic commentator Roger Bootle. Plus, we have the latest in our series of interviews ahead of the UK's upcoming general election, with key figures from each of the country's main political parties. Today it's the turn of Chuka Umunna, business spokesperson from the Labour Party.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 20 April 2015

    Mon, 20 Apr 15

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    We ask Peter Jankovskis of Oakbrook Investments in Chicago what investors have been getting excited about on the US markets.

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  • WBR: Google changes could bring "Mobilegeddon" 20 April 15

    Mon, 20 Apr 15

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    28 mins

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    Businesses are warned of "Mobilegeddon" as Google prepares to change its search algorithm for mobile devices, which penalise websites without mobile-compatible versions. A small business owner in the UK tells us he's worried, but a digital marketing expert says firms should have already planned for the change. Chinese Premier Xi Jinping is in Pakistan to announce a $46bn package of investment to push ahead China's New Silk Road project. But the scheme faces challenges, not least because the investment will be in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province. Correspondent Shaimaa Khalil tells us about the plan. The Scottish National Party is the latest UK party to announce its plans for government should it be elected. The SNP's deputy leader Stewart Hosie tells Dominic Laurie about its proposals. And our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway questions why it should be easier to get a job in, rather than away from, the boardroom.

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  • WBR Wall Street Update 17 April 15

    Fri, 17 Apr 15

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    Chris Low from FTN Financial tells us how the temporary failure of Bloomberg financial terminals affected financial activities today.

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