Peter Day's World of Business

              Peter Day's World of Business

              Insights into the business world with Peter Day - featuring content from his Radio 4 In Business programme, and also Global Business from the BBC World Service.

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              • In Business: Medellin Miracle 21 May 15

                Thu, 21 May 15

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Medellin used to be one of the most dangerous cites on earth; with a reputation for kidnapping and murder, as well as a thriving drugs trade. Now Colombia's second city has become a top global tourist destination. Peter Day reports on a remarkable transformation.

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              • Global Business: Silicon Alley 14 May 15

                Thu, 14 May 15

                Duration:
                27 mins

                New York City has its own Silicon Alley and Manhattan is fast becoming a hub for high tech start ups. Peter Day talks to the entrepreneurs trying to make it in the Big Apple by taking advantage of the brain power no longer locked up in banks and the advances faster and smarter computers can offer.

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              • In Business: Thinking Machines 07 May 15

                Thu, 7 May 15

                Duration:
                29 mins

                One of the most famous computer systems in the world is called Watson, developed by IBM. It's best known in for beating two human contestants to win the American game show, Jeopardy. Watson may now be leading a revolution in 'machine learning'. Peter Day reports from New York City, fast becoming a high tech rival of Silicon Valley, to find out how smart our machines are becoming and whether we should be worried about the impact Artificial Intelligence will have our lives.

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              • In Business: Immigration - The Business View

                Thu, 30 Apr 15

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Immigration is one of the key issues of the General Election campaign. Peter Day asks businesses, big and small, what they think about immigration. How dependent is Britain on workers from other countries in Europe, and beyond? What impact have tighter visa restrictions for migrants from outside Europe had on British business?

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              • In Business: Circular Economy

                Thu, 23 Apr 15

                Duration:
                28 mins

                As Dame Ellen MacArthur circumnavigated the globe she got first-hand knowledge of the finite nature of the world's resources. When she retired from sailing she created a foundation to promote the concept of a 'Circular Economy' - where resources are re-used and waste reduced to zero. Many companies around the world - including some of the biggest, like Unilever - are responding to her ideas. Peter Day talks to the record-breaking sailor, to Unilever, and to the creators of an innovative urban farm in New Jersey about why these concepts are so important and how businesses can take them on board.

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              • Global Business: What’s Ailing Argentina 23 Apr 15

                Thu, 23 Apr 15

                Duration:
                27 mins

                Businesses in Argentina say they suffer from too much red tape, rampant inflation and import restrictions. Middle class Buenos Aires residents say the cost of everyday goods in supermarkets makes life difficult. Peter Day hears from business leaders with innovative solutions and a former government minister tells him how he is saddened by the country’s current economic plight.

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              • In Business: Last Tango 16 Apr 15

                Thu, 16 Apr 15

                Duration:
                28 mins

                Less than fifteen years since Argentina last plunged into a serious economic crisis, there are fears that trouble is looming again. Peter Day reports from Buenos Aires on why the country finds it so hard to learn from its past and hears about potential solutions. He also watches the world famous tango dancing.

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              • In Business: Blank Screens 09 Apr 15

                Thu, 9 Apr 15

                Duration:
                28 mins

                The Information Technology department used to be a mysterious backroom operation, but has become the vital component of a successful company. With relentless technical developments businesses are facing a constant risk of their computer systems being past their sell by date. Peter Day explores how companies are wrestling with the increasing demands of keeping their I.T fit for purpose.

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              • Global Business: Second Curve 09 Apr 15

                Thu, 9 Apr 15

                Duration:
                27 mins

                Business commentator and social philosopher Charles Handy speaks to Peter Day about his new book, The Second Curve, and asks if we should all plan on reinventing ourselves in later life to take advantage of new trends, innovations and ideas that will affect the future world of work

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              • In Business: The Freelance Economy/Micros 2 Apr 2015

                Thu, 2 Apr 15

                Duration:
                28 mins

                The growing freelance and micro-business economy is explored by Peter Day. Why are so many people setting up on their own and will it be a decision they'll come to regret?

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