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BBC World Business Report

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 27 Jan 15

    Tue, 27 Jan 15

    Duration:
    5 mins

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    As technology giant Apple announces a huge boost in earnings, we speak to Joe Saluzzi from Themis Trading in New Jersey to find out why Apple's sales are better than expected and what's happening on the markets.

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  • WBR: Spectre of sanctions loom over Russia again 27 Jan 15

    Tue, 27 Jan 15

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    28 mins

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    Europe's foreign ministers are poised to impose fresh sanctions on Russia as violence continues to sweep through Eastern Ukraine. We hear how that violence is affecting everyday business in Ukraine and ask whether ordinary Russians are worried about the prospect of even more sanctions. The Troika is in Cyprus to check up on its economic progress. Will they be pleased with what they find? Plus, will Barbie's latest make-over help Mattel turn its fortunes around?

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 26 Jan 15

    Mon, 26 Jan 15

    Duration:
    7 mins

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    As a huge snow storm prepares to hit the East Coast of the United States we ask the BBC's Samira Hussain in New York about the expected impact. Peter Jankovskis from Oakbrook Investments in Chicago also tells us how the US markets are reacting to global events.

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  • WBR: Greece's new government promises a better future 26 Jan 15

    Mon, 26 Jan 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    But will the country really be able to renegotiate how much debt it has to pay back? The BBC's Adam Kirtley takes the temperature on the streets of Athens, and we have analysis from our regular economic commentator, Roger Bootle. Also in the programme, virtual currencies are moving away from the so-called "dark web", with the launch today of the first licensed Bitcoin exchange in the US. Our technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones brings us up to speed. Plus, have you ever been short of cash when the only toilets around charge a fee? A new website - Air P and P - aims to help people find a convenient bathroom facility. We find out more from its founder Travis Laurendine. And Lucy Kellaway asks what prevents us from quitting our jobs and trying something completely different..?

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 23 Jan 15

    Fri, 23 Jan 15

    Duration:
    29 mins

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    Ahead of the Greek elections on Sunday, our reporter in Athens Adam Kirtley gauges the mood at rallies for the two main parties - Syriza and New Democracy. Plus tonight's US market report from Jim Lebenthal and Lebenthal Asset Management in New York.

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  • WBR: Greece gears up for weekend election 23 Jan 15

    Fri, 23 Jan 15

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    28 mins

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    Millions of Greeks are preparing to vote in this weekend's election, in a country where the economy has shrunk by a quarter since the financial crisis, while unemployment has soared as austerity measures hit people hard. We hear from Hugo Dixon, who is in Athens covering the election for Reuters and Theopi Skarlatos, who has made a documentary called "love in the time of crisis" which examines how austerity has affected millions of families. Guy Johnson from Bloomberg and Stephen Fidddler, from the Wall Street Journal, help us look back at a week dominated by the European Central Bank deciding to print billions of euro, to kick start the region's ailing economies. Plus we focus on the claim that the days of the hamburger could be numbered. No way says Dan Bekhradnia, founder or The Burger Joint in Bristol in the west of England, who tells us why his restaurant is rated as one of the top ten gourmet burger bars in the UK.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 22 Jan 15

    Thu, 22 Jan 15

    Duration:
    10 mins

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    Cary Leahy from Decision Economics in New York gives us reaction from the US on the ECB's announcement of quantitative easing. And Prof Tom Cannon explains why English football teams still dominate soccer rich-lists.

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  • WBR: ECB to begin trillion euro stimulus 22 Jan 15

    Thu, 22 Jan 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    The ECB has unveiled its programme of Quantitative Easing. It has decided to create up to €1.1 trillion of new money and spend it on buying government bonds and other financial instruments from banks across the Eurozone. The UK intends to introduce legislation to make plain cigarettes packaging a reality. We hear from Alison Cox a Director of Research at Cancer Research. You might think that one of the world's most famous pop stars might appreciate the extra publicity of having her face adorn the t-shirts of one of the most popular clothing retailers in the UK. But Rihanna thought not, and has won a battle at the Court of Appeal in London against the retailer Top Shop. It had been selling a sleeveless tee shirt featuring a photo of the star that was taken without her permission. And the ruling ensures a ban on its sale is allowed to remain in place. Rihanna has previously done publicity and commercial appearances for Top Shop.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 21 Jan 15

    Wed, 21 Jan 15

    Duration:
    4 mins

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    Countries around the world are lowering their interest rates, its currency wars. More and more cash around the world could end up heading to one of the few strong economies stills standing - the USA and its dollar.Doug McIntyre from 24/7 Wall St gives us his view on who will be the losers.

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  • WBR: World Economic Forum 2015 gets under way 21 Jan 15

    Wed, 21 Jan 15

    Duration:
    28 mins

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    World economic leaders converging on Davos have the future of the Euro on their minds. Greece holds its general election this weekend. We talk to representatives of the two main parties, and hear from some of those who have endured the consequences of austerity since 2008. Also in the programme, the British music identifying phone app Shazam is now valued at a billion dollars. We hear from its chief executive, Andrew Fisher.

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