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 21 Nov 14

    Fri, 21 Nov 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

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    29 days remaining

    Wall Street reacts to a cut in US interest rates

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  • WBR: Copper mining in Zambia 21 Nov 14

    Fri, 21 Nov 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    We take a trip down a Zambian copper mine and talk to the industry's winners and losers in Africa's biggest copper producer. The BBC's Lucy Burton reports from deep inside the Mopani mine in Zambia's 'copper belt' and finds out about its impact on a neighbouring village. Also, we take a look back over the week in business and get the latest from the financial markets.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 20 Nov 14

    Thu, 20 Nov 14

    Duration:
    9 mins

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    As the US Congress continues to question representatives from Wall Street banks about exposing taxpayers to 'catastrophic' risks by dabbling in commodities, we hear from Pedro da Costa in Washington. He's a financial reporter for the Wall Street Journal who's following the hearing. And for the investor's view on all this we speak to Cary Leahey at Decision Economics in New York.

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  • WBR: Banks criticised for 'exploiting' metals 20 Nov 14

    Thu, 20 Nov 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    The US Congress grills Wall Street banks for exposing taxpayers to 'catastrophic' risks by dabbling in commodities like oil and aluminium. Also computer experts warn a Russian website is accessing web cameras in homes and offices around the world and broadcasting live images. And can Turkmenistan provide the answers to Europe's gas headache?

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 19 Nov 14

    Wed, 19 Nov 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

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    As the US central bank releases a record of its key monthly policymaking meeting, we ask Doug McIntyre at the financial website 24/7 Wall Street for the reaction on the US market. Also as former Landsbanki chief executive Sigurjon Arnason is sentenced to a year in jail for manipulating the bank's share price, we hear from Tryggvi Adi Bjornsson, a news reporter for Icelandic National Radio in Reykjavik.

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  • WBR: China bids for greater internet role 19 Nov 14

    Wed, 19 Nov 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    China has held its first ever World Internet Conference. We hear what the country famous for its 'Great Firewall' might want to achieve. Also, as oil giant Shell wins a case against the Indian government over tax, what kind of a precedent does it set for other multinationals operating there? Plus, more from the BBC's Lucy Burton in Zambia, and a look at the devastating effects the HIV virus continues to have on the southern African country. Also we talk to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation about how people can be encouraged to eat more healthily and what role international business should play. And the British space team hoping to raise hundreds of millions through crowd-funding for a mission to the moon.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 18 Nov 14

    Tue, 18 Nov 14

    Duration:
    5 mins

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    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called a snap election following news the country has fallen back into recession. We ask Joe Saluzzi from Themis Trading in New Jersey if there has been a ripple effect back in the United States.

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  • WBR: Where now for Zambia? 18 Nov 14

    Tue, 18 Nov 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    The people of Zambia will go to the polls in the New Year to elect a successor to former President Michael Sata. The BBC's Lucy Burton reports from the copper-rich country and hears from those who don't feel they've shared in Zambia's growing wealth. She also speaks to Zambian finance minister Alexander Chikwanda. Also as the US Senate prepares to vote on whether to approve the final stretch of the Keystone XL pipeline, we hear from one end of it - the Canadian province of Alberta, whose tar sands provide huge quantities of oil at what many argue is an unacceptably high environmental cost.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 17 Nov 14

    Mon, 17 Nov 14

    Duration:
    9 mins

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    How has the recession in Japan affected the US markets? We hear from Peter Jankovskis at Oakbrook Investments in Chicago. Plus - what does the plane of the future look like? Airbus thinks it could be a donut.

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  • WBR: Bird flu scare reaches Europe, 17 Nov 14

    Mon, 17 Nov 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    A "highly contagious" strain of bird flu is found at a poultry farm in the Netherlands, and it could be linked to other recent cases in the UK and Germany - European officials meet to discuss ways of containing the spread. Japan's economy slips back into recession - what does it mean for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his flagship economic policy 'Abenomics'. Twenty-five years since the velvet revolution in Czechoslovakia, we find out why people in the Czech Republic are out demonstrating rather than cheering, amid concerns about closer ties with Russia. Plus, we put science fiction writing to the test, assess the accuracy of the technological predictions in the TV series Knight Rider. And talking of predictions, our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway has an issue with them, particularly when they come from management consultants.

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