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 31 Jul 14

    Thu, 31 Jul 14

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    Shares in Wall Street lose some of their recent gains because of worries about Argentina's debt and sanctions against Russia.

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  • WBR: Argentina defaults 31 July 14

    Thu, 31 Jul 14

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    Argentina has defaulted on its debts for the second time in 13 years. And shares in the Portugese bank Espirito Santo have collapsed amid concerns about bad debts.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 31 Jul 14

    Thu, 31 Jul 14

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    Argentina's Economy Minister announces that the country cannot come to an agreement over the repayment of its debts - leaving the country closer to its second debt default in 13 years. We get the latest reaction on the US stock markets to this news.

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  • WBR: Argentina on verge of default 30 July 14

    Wed, 30 Jul 14

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    Argentina hovers on the brink of a second debt default in 13 years. The Bank of England outlines plans to make bankers pay back their bonuses if risky trades go south, or even put the reckless ones in jail. Plus, as the UK sets out plans to be at the forefront of driverless car technology, we talk to the head of saefty at one of the safest car brands in the world - Volvo - about just how safe these vehicles are.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 29 Jul 14

    Tue, 29 Jul 14

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    President Obama announces that, along with the EU, tightened sanctions against Russia will be implemented. We hear what effect this will have on the US stock markets, and if the sanctions will be tough enough.

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  • WBR: US marshals seize Kurdish oil tanker 29 July 14

    Tue, 29 Jul 14

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    US Marshals seize a Kurdish tanker containing $100m worth of oil, as part of a growing ownership dispute between Baghdad and the Iraqi region of Kurdistan. The US and Europe decide on a range of new sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine. Plus, we visit one of the world's largest cheese fairs and take a look at the impact of legalising cannabis in the US state of Colorado.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 28 July 2014

    Mon, 28 Jul 14

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    6 mins

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    Peter Jankovskis from Oakbrook Investments in Chicago in the US tells us how markets have reacted to news that Russia has been ordered to compensate former Yukos shareholders. And one of the biggest strikes in South Africa's history has ended. The BBC's Roderick Macleod in Johannesburg tells us employers have agreed to inflation-busting pay rises.

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  • WBR: Russia to appeal $50bn Yukos payout 28 July 14

    Mon, 28 Jul 14

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    Russia has been ordered by a court to compensate former Yukos shareholders. Will it pay? We talk to the man who brought the case. He says he'll go now after Russian assets right around the world. Also, the British government is opening up half the country to be explored for oil and gas using the controversial technique known as fracking. We'll ask if it's safe. We go to Detroit in the US, a deprived city with plentiful water. But it's cutting off the water supply to thousands of people behind on their bills. Plus, the wisdom of having your employer's logo tattooed on your body. Lucy Kellaway gives us her view

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 25 Jul 14

    Fri, 25 Jul 14

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    Robert Brusca, of Fact and Opinion economics in New York, wraps up the end of another week on Wall Street.

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  • WBR: The Future of Air Passenger Safety 25 July 14

    Fri, 25 Jul 14

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    28 mins

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    Following a string of fatal plane crashes, we ask what the industry can do to make us feel safer - the Chief Executive of Air France tells us that the air transport system is 'still very safe'. President Obama attacked firms that practice 'corporate inversions' as unpatriotic, because they switch their tax base from the US to countries where they pay less tax, such as Ireland and the Netherlands. We speak to somebody from the CATO institute, who says Obama's tax reform 'sounds sensible' in principle - but implementation will be controversial. Finally, we take a look back at the week's biggest global business stories with Simon Constable, a columnist with the Wall Street Journal in New York, and Vaiju Naravane of the Hindu newspaper in Paris.

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