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:Ukraine:How likely are further sanctions against Russia?

    Wed, 16 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    On the eve of crisis talks about the crisis in Ukraine we look at the West's options. And the boss of the retail giant Tesco tells us about his hopes for China. Plus, British Airways starts using bio fuel in some of its aircraft. And finally, why has the city of Brussels banned the popular transport service Uber?

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 15 Apr 14

    Wed, 16 Apr 14

    Duration:
    3 mins

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    We get the latest on the US markets from Peter Jankovskis of Oakbrook Investments.

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  • WBR: Ukraine:The Media War

    Tue, 15 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Available:
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    All sides in the conflict are alleging media bias. We look at the view from Russia. And we look at why China's economy seems to be slowing. Also in the programme: the conflict over 'conflict minerals' in the United States. Finally we examine some new research suggesting that we should be standing in the office rather than sitting at our desks.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 14 Apr 2014

    Tue, 15 Apr 14

    Duration:
    14 mins

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    The EU announces further sanctions on Russia following a meeting in Luxembourg today - we ask what effect this will have on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. We mull over Google’s plans to buy drone-maker Titan Aerospace with technology journalist Rupert Goodwins. Plus, all the latest from Wall Street with Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading.

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  • WBR: EU Summit on Ukraine

    Mon, 14 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    EU foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels to discuss the next steps on Ukraine. We speak to Chris Weafer of Moscow based consultants Macro Advisory. And with Glencore Xtrata selling its stake in the Las Bambas copper mine in Peru to a Chinese consortium for nearly $6bn, we ask why is China so desperate for copper? Also in the programme: there's a new type of radio coming. It's called digital shortwave and promises to deliver high quality audio over huge areas.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 11 Apr 14

    Sat, 12 Apr 14

    Duration:
    3 mins

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    26 days remaining

    Cary Leahy from Decision Economics gives us a round up of what's been a tough week for US financial markets.

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  • WBR: Food enough for Africa? 11 Apr 14

    Fri, 11 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    We look at the issue of food production in Africa. Should the continent's farmers be concentrating on growing enough for themselves, or should they be putting produce on the tables of the developed world? The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition is seen by some as a great bolstering of investment for Africa's agriculture. Others see it as little short of a land grab by multinational companies. We talk to Greg Page, the president and chief executive of the global food giant Cargill. And on the opposite side of the debate we speak to Nick Dearden, a director of the World Development Movement. Also, why shopping malls in the United States are losing their appeal to the younger generation.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 10 Apr 14

    Thu, 10 Apr 14

    Duration:
    3 mins

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    Chris Low of FTN Financial reports on a dramatic day on the US Markets.

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  • WBR: Tamiflu branded a massive waste of money, 10 Apr 14

    Thu, 10 Apr 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    24 days remaining

    A new report claims the swine flu drug Tamiflu, is no more effective than paracetamol. We speak to one of the authors of the study and a scientist from the company that makes it. Also in the programme: day three of the world’s biggest election. And a closer look at apps for health and fitness – how effective are they and do they need to be regulated?

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 9 Apr 14

    Wed, 9 Apr 14

    Duration:
    4 mins

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    24 days remaining

    Joe Saluzzi at Themis Trading in New Jersey discusses the Federal Reserve’s decision to keep interest rates the same for another year.

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