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              BBC World Business Report

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              • WBR: Pressure on FIFA sponsors 28 May 15

                Thu, 28 May 15

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                FIFA is coming under pressure from its sponsors, following allegations of corruption at football's governing body. But how many of those sponsors will actually pull out of their deals with the organisation? We hear from Jamie Fuller, chief executive of sports clothing brand SKINS, which is part of a campaign to reform FIFA. Greenpeace in India had its bank accounts frozen in April after a leaked intelligence report claimed the campaign group was unpatriotic and bad for the economy. The freeze was temporarily removed this week, but Areeba Hamid, a Greenpeace campaigner, tells us how its operations have been affected in the country. Australia's richest woman, the mining magnate Gina Rinehart, has lost control of the family's multi-billion dollar trust, following an acrimonious battle with her own children. And a service that blocks adverts from appearing on your phone or computer has won a second court case in five weeks defending its product. We speak to Ben Williams, from AdBlock Plus.

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              • WBR Wall Street Update 27 May 15

                Wed, 27 May 15

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                The football world reels after fourteen individuals associated with FIFA, the sport's world governing body, are arrested on charges of bribery spanning 24 years. We ask how FIFA President Sepp Blatter can withstand the shock, and how the body's sponsors might act after the news. Plus the markets with Doug McIntyre of 24/7 Wall Street.

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              • WBR: Top FIFA Officials Arrested 27 May 15

                Wed, 27 May 15

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                Top Fifa executives have been arrested on corruption charges. We ask how sponsors of football worldwide will react. We produce enough food for everyone on the planet, so why do so many still go hungry? We talk to Jomo Kwame Sundaram, who helped author a new UN report considering the one in nine people globally who can't get the food they need. And we hear from Heidi Chow from campaign group Global Justice Now about its concerns over corporate involvement in the food chain. Plus, Britain's new government has officially launched its challenge to how the European Union is run. Our regular economic commentator Roger Bootle gives us his take on plans outlined today. And as energy companies cut costs because of lower oil prices, our Middle East Business Correspondent Mark Lobel considers the impact on smaller firms in the region.

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              • WBR Wall Street Update 26 May 05

                Tue, 26 May 15

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                The first person to be brought to trial for his alleged involvement in the Libor-rigging scandal is accused of acting dishonestly and with greed in the opening day of the trial, and Time Warner Cable merges with Charter in a deal worth over $78bn. Plus a look at the markets with Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading in Chicago.

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              • WBR: Amazon's Tax Climbdown 26 May 15

                Tue, 26 May 15

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                The US retailer bows to anger over how much tax it pays in Europe. Vocal critic Margaret Hodge of the UK Parliament's Public Accounts Committee welcomes a move that will see the company pay tax in the UK and other European countries, rather than diverting sales through low-tax Luxembourg. Also in the programme, as anti-austerity parties gain new ground in Spain, we hear about Ada Colau, the woman who went from street protester to major political force. As India's heatwave claims more lives, in some places people are being told not to work between 10am and 4pm. But the BBC's Zubair Ahmed explains that's advice that many of the country's poorest people just can't afford to take. And in New York, we ask whether the city's 'hydroponic' urban farms can teach global agriculture a lesson in how to use less water. Plus, no laughing matter - the buskers of Oxford are in revolt, after being threatened with a $1,500 fine for failing to smile.

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              • WBR: Deal to end Nigeria fuel crisis 25 May 15

                Mon, 25 May 15

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                Nigeria's fuel wholesalers say they have reached a deal with the government that should soon see the end of the country's crippling fuel crisis. Shortages have caused enormous disruption to Africa's largest economy, as we hear from the BBC's Chris Ewokor in Abuja. Norwich City have won probably the single most lucrative match in world football with promotion to the Premier League - we find out how many millions they can expect. The boss of InterContinental Hotels Group, Richard Solomons, tells us about the company's 'made-for-China' hotels, and his thoughts on the angry reaction to the firm opening a luxury hotel in Tibet last year. We hear about the advert for a pre-school that sparked upset in Hong Kong, and how children as young as 6 months are being trained for kindergarten interviews. And has 3D printing lived up to the wild expectations of the past few years? Theo Leggett has been finding out.

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              • WBR: Wall Street Update 22 May 15

                Fri, 22 May 15

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                Head of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, indicates that interest rates may rise before the end of the year. Chris Low from FTN Financial in New York looks at the market reaction.

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              • WBR: EU leaders discuss ties with easterly neighbours

                Fri, 22 May 15

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                EU leaders are meeting counterparts from several countries which border Russia in Riga, Latvia. We ask the Prime Minister of Estonia Taavi Roivas what kind of co-operation could result. In Israel Roger Hearing meets the engineers using modern technology to help people live and work within the Jewish religious laws that govern everyday life. We have our review of the week's main stories with Sujeet Indap, Lex columnist at the Financial Times in New York and Peter Collins, Business Editor at the Economist in London. And finally does a win at Eurovision guarantee ongoing financial security? We ask the lead singer of the 1976 winning band Brotherhood of Man, Martin Lee.

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              • WBR: Wall Street Update 21 May 15

                Thu, 21 May 15

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                Cary Leahy of Decision Economics on what's been been moving Wall Street today...

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              • WBR: McDonald's Faces Wage Protests 21 May 2015

                Thu, 21 May 15

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                Thousands of McDonald's workers and union supporters protest outside the firm's Chicago headquarters, demanding a minimum wage of $15 per hour. Samira Hussain has been speaking to them. The gap between rich and poor in most developed countries is at its widest for 30 years, and it's undermining economic growth, says the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Nobel-prize-winning economist, Professor Joseph Stiglitz, is worried and has proposed some radical solutions. Plus, in the latest in our series of special reports from the Middle East, Roger Hearing visits Haifa, Israel's heavy industry hub.

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