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: Manchester United sacks manager David Moyes

    Tue, 22 Apr 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    One of Britain's leading football clubs has sacked its manager. We look at the financial problems facing the business. Plus, with European elections looming, why do so many EU citizens feel disconnected from their politicians?

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  • WBR: Moscow orders Ukrainian banks in Crimea to close.

    Mon, 21 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    Russia and Ukraine are blaming each other for breaching a mutual deal - so Moscow expels Ukrainian banks from the annexed Crimean peninsula. Also, a Chinese court has ordered a Japanese cargo ship to be impounded over alleged unpaid debts relating to the Second World War. We take a look at rebuilding efforts in Montserrat after a volcanic eruption 18 years ago. And a powdered version of alcohol - 'Palcohol' - has just been approved for sale in the US. Finally, Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times talks about being constantly monitored at work

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  • WBR: China's Contaminated Farmland

    Fri, 18 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    A declassified Chinese government report shows that as much as a fifth of the country’s farmland is contaminated with toxins. We hear from Lucy Hornby of the Financial Times in Beijing and ask whether there is increasing concern amongst Chinese shoppers about the safety of their food. Also in the programme, the New York Auto Show rolls into town. Plus, a closer look at the effect a massive influx of Syrian refugees into Lebanon is having on rent prices in the country’s capital, Beirut.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 17 Mar 14

    Fri, 18 Apr 14

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    3 mins

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    We get the latest on the US financial markets from Cary Leahy of Decision Economics.

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  • WBR: Anglo Irish Bankers Convicted 17 Apr 14

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    After years of austerity how are the people of Ireland reacting to the fact that a court has found two former executives of Anglo-Irish Bank guilty of orchestrating a secret and illegal scheme to lend money to a select group of rich people? Also, shares in the Chinese company Weibo have received a lukewarm reception from investors as the Chinese microblogging site makes it debut on the NASDAQ. Taiwan has banned the catching, selling and eating of dolphins for more than 20 years after it faced international pressure for dolphin hunting. But recent cases have shown that there is still an active blackmarket trade in dolphin meat.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 16 Apr 14

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

    Duration:
    8 mins

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    The former chairman of Ireland's collapsed Anglo Irish Bank is cleared of illegal lending - we get the full story on the complex trial from Diarmaid Fleming in Dublin. Plus, all the latest from Wall Street with Robert Brusca of Fact and Opinion Economics.

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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

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    23 days remaining

    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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