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 1 Sep 2014

    Tue, 2 Sep 14

    Duration:
    9 mins

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    US markets are closed for Labor day, so as workers celebrate the achievements of the labor movement, we hear about the growing problem of wage theft. Some employees have found that their pay checks simply don't add up. Plus more from our technology reporter Dave Lee on the naked celebrity photos spreading rapidly online.

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  • WBR: Russia/ Ukraine Tensions Escalate 1 Sep 14

    Mon, 1 Sep 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    Europe threatens new sanctions against Russia, as pro-Russian fighters head towards the south of Ukraine. We analyse the impact of current and future sanctions. Also, the scientist who says we should eat less meat to help stop climate change. But can he persuade people? Plus, naked celebrities: the internet hacking attack that's left some of Hollywood's most famous people blushing. Finally, our regular commentator, Lucy Kellaway from the Financial Times is talking 'gibberish' - or rather, it's prevalence when advertising job vacancies.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 29 Aug 14

    Fri, 29 Aug 14

    Duration:
    4 mins

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    Google has announced it's investing in drones to deliver goods, following a similar move by Amazon

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  • WBR: Brazil's Economy Goes Into Recession 29 Aug 14

    Fri, 29 Aug 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    Brazil's economy goes into recession ahead of next month's general election. Also on the programme, 6,000 jobs are to go at Malaysia Airlines as part of the $1.9bn turnaround plan for the troubled firm. On Monday new rules take effect which ban vacuum cleaners with a wattage of more than 1600 from being made in, or imported into, the European Union.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 28 Aug 14

    Thu, 28 Aug 14

    Duration:
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    The latest on the US stock markets, with Joe Saluzzi at Themis Trading.

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  • WBR: Ebola vaccine fast-tracked 28 Aug 14

    Thu, 28 Aug 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline says a trial vaccine against the Ebola virus could be tested on volunteers within weeks. We speak to the company. German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, hosts a conference in Berlin focussing on whether and when the remaining Western Balkan states will join the European Union. But some are not too keen to join. Plus, energy giant Shell reaches a deal to sell off some of its Nigerian oilfields, so what next for the country's oil industry? Plus, the in-flight space-saving gadget that's caused a mid-air emergency - we speak to the inventor of the Knee Defender.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 27 Aug 14

    Wed, 27 Aug 14

    Duration:
    4 mins

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    The latest on the US stock markets, with Peter Jankovskis at Oakbrook Investments in Chicago.

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  • WBR: IMF's Lagarde investigated

    Wed, 27 Aug 14

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    28 mins

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    The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, is placed under formal investigation in a fraud probe. She denies any wrongdoing. Also, would an independent Scotland be bad for business? After 130 heads of Scottish firms express their concerns in an open letter, we hear from both sides of the debate. Plus, the multi-million dollar battle to map, and zap, space junk.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 26 Aug 14

    Tue, 26 Aug 14

    Duration:
    5 mins

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    The latest on the US stock market reaction to record figures from Standard & Poor's Index, with Robert Brusca of Fact and Opinion Economics in New York.

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  • WBR: Call for e-cigarette curbs 26 Aug 14

    Tue, 26 Aug 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    The World Health Organisation (WHO) calls for a ban on the indoor use of e-cigarettes and marketing aimed at children. But would such a move help or hinder people trying to quit smoking? We speak to Armando Peruga, from the WHO, and Katherine Devlin, from e-cigarette industry body ECITA. The Japanese power company at the heart of the Fukushima nuclear disaster - Tepco - has been found responsible for a woman's suicide and ordered to pay her husband almost half a million dollars. French President, Francois Hollande, unveils his new government after the previous cabinet dissolved amid a row over austerity. But will it make any difference to the country's economic fortunes? Roger Bootle, from Capital Economics gives his verdict. Plus, we find out why India's film industry bans women from being make-up artists, and why that might be about to change.

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