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 22 Oct 14

    Wed, 22 Oct 14

    Duration:
    10 mins

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    A round up of US market news from Doug McIntyre at finance website 24/7 Wall Street. Plus - Microsoft hangs up on the Nokia name, dropping it from mobile phones. And South Africa becomes the latest nation to slash growth projections. We ask our correspondent in Johannesburg Matthew Davies why things are looking so bad.

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  • WBR: Europe's Banks Face Stress Tests Wed 22 Oct

    Wed, 22 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    As Europe's banks await the result of stress tests on Sunday, we ask if the continent is prepared for a major economic downturn. Also the death of Watergate era Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee - we discuss his legacy to journalism. And US oil baron Harold Hamm tells us why Saudi Arabia is losing the power to dictate oil prices.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 21 Oct 14

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

    Duration:
    4 mins

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    Joe Saluzzi from Themis Trading in New York rounds up the day's US market news.

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  • WBR: Total CEO dies in jet crash 21 Oct 14

    Tue, 21 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    The chief executive of French oil giant Total dies in a jet crash near Moscow. Russian investigators say Christophe de Margerie's death was the result of "criminal negligence". We look back on his career and talk to Jeroen van de Veer, a former chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, who knew Mr de Margerie well. Plus, economic growth in China slows again - to a rate of just over 7% - but how worried should we be over what it says about the global economic recovery? UK economist Roger Bootle tells us it's not China we should be worried about, but the eurozone. And we pay tribute to our friend and colleague - World Business Report presenter Mark Whittaker - who passed away earlier this month and whose funeral took place today.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 20 Oct 14

    Mon, 20 Oct 14

    Duration:
    8 mins

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    A mixed day on global markets - Peter Jankovskis, director of research at Oakbrook Investments in Chicago sums up US trading. Plus, are phones the credit cards of the future? We try out Apple's new smartphone payment system.

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  • WBR: EU free movement under threat? 20 Oct 14

    Mon, 20 Oct 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    Britain is expected to announce new curbs on immigration from other EU countries, as Prime Minister David Cameron faces pressure from the anti-EU UKIP party. We discuss whether the proposals would be legal under EU law and ask Renate Hornung-Draus from the German employers' association the BDA how freedom of movement in Europe has benefitted Germany. Also we hear why 'pro-business' French television network BFMTV is proving so popular - we talk to a 'space detective' about how satellites could help solve crimes - and Lucy Kellaway asks why companies which only ever recruit the best of the best as trainees seem to have so many dim people in positions of power.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 17 Oct 14

    Fri, 17 Oct 14

    Duration:
    5 mins

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    Jim Lebenthal at Lebenthal Asset Management in New York rounds up a turbulent week of trading on US markets.

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  • WBR: Ebola vaccine race 17 Oct 14

    Fri, 17 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    As the fight against ebola continues, we examine why drug companies are slow to develop protective vaccines. Also, Iranian businesses tap up international investors. But will Iran become a haven for foreign money anytime soon? We also look back on the week's big business stories.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 16 Oct 14

    Thu, 16 Oct 14

    Duration:
    8 mins

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    Cary Leahy from Decision Economics in New York rounds up the day's trading. Plus – we ask why sales of the ‘Barbie’ doll have taken a sharp tumble.

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  • WBR: Uncertainty In Greece 16 Oct 14

    Thu, 16 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    24 days remaining

    Concern about financial stability in Greece has added to the downward pressure on global stock markets. We hear from Athens and take an in-depth look at the latest from the financial markets with our regular commentator Brenda Kelly of IG Markets. Plus, the BBC's Duncan Bartlett examines the impact of the ebola crisis on food and farming. Also on the programme, plastic bags are banned in Burkina Faso and California. We ask if this spells the beginning of the end for plastics.

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