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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  • GlobalBiz: Companies and Innovation 27 June 2014

    Sat, 28 Jun 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day talks with two authors, the business guru Lynda Gratton and the innovation expert Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg, about the benefits innovation can have for the company and for society and how to best let ideas flourish and grow.

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  • GlobalBiz: What does the future hold for the African economy? 20 Jun 2014

    Sat, 21 Jun 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day talks to Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank about the key issues facing the continent, which has some of the world’s fastest growing economies.

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  • Global Biz: The Clash of Generations 06 June 2014

    Sat, 7 Jun 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day hears from some of the leaders of tomorrow at the 44th St Gallen Symposium.

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  • Global Biz: Packaging in a Pickle 30 May 2014

    Sat, 31 May 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Modern living generates increasing amounts of packaging to wrap up the things we buy. That generates widespread criticism of an industry. Peter Day investigates.

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  • GlobalBiz: Raghuram Rajan 23 May 2014

    Sat, 24 May 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day talks to Raghuram Rajan, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India

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  • In Business: Packaging in a Pickle 22 May 2014

    Thu, 22 May 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Modern living generates increasing amounts of packaging to wrap up the things we buy. That generates widespread criticism of an industry. Peter Day invetigates.

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  • GlobalBiz: Sharing Economy 2: Rachel Botsman 16 May 2014

    Sat, 17 May 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Rachel Botsman is a guru on the sharing economy. She coined the phrase ‘collaborative consumption’ and is the author of the influential book ‘What’s Mine is Yours’. In Global Business this week, Peter Day talks with Rachel about this movement: how it puts twentieth century consumerism in a whole different light, its economic implications for this century and the stumbling blocks along the way.

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  • In Business: Price Conscious 15 May 2014

    Thu, 15 May 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Manufacturers were banned by law from fixing retail prices 50 years ago, ushering in a revolution in British retailing. So what do prices mean now? Peter Day finds out.

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  • In Business: The Sharing Economy 08 May 2014

    Thu, 8 May 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Sharing your neighbour's car, tools and clothes: the sharing economy. But existing regulations and laws are set up for hotels and car hire companies, and that is causing problems.

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  • In Business: Battery Matters 01 May 2014

    Thu, 1 May 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    What are businesses doing to reinvent the battery?

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  • InBiz: Korea Change: The end of the South Korea model? 24 April 14

    Thu, 24 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    South Korea has gone through a huge transformation in the last sixty years. But as Peter Day reports it may be time for this driven country to change direction. Producer: Charlotte Pritchard

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  • In Business: Has the book a future? 17 Apr 2014

    Thu, 17 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Amidst mergers, ebooks, and self-publishing the book business is in the throes of upheaval. From the London Book Fair Peter Day asks: Can books survive, and if so, how?

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  • GlobalBiz: Engineers in the City 11 April 2014

    Sat, 12 Apr 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day looks at some of the big challenges facing cities around the world through the eyes of the people who tackle these problems for a living: engineers.

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  • GlobalBiz: In Stradivari's footsteps 05 Apr 2014

    Sat, 5 Apr 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Cremona in northern Italy is the home of the Stradivarius violin and 280 years after the death of the venerated violin maker, Antonio Stradivari , the long tradition continues today. In some 150 workshops around the city dedicated craftspeople make several thousand violins a year and they sell at high prices. Peter Day asks what the role is today of this kind of handwork in the age of mass production.

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  • In Business: The New Manufacturing 03 Apr 2014

    Thu, 3 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Peter Day reports from Britain's former steel capital, Sheffield, on what it takes for a manufacturing firm to survive and prosper in an intensely globalising world.

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  • GlobalBiz: Business in the Veneto 29 Mar 2014

    Sat, 29 Mar 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day reports from the Veneto region of Italy, where family owned businesses reach out to the rest of the world despite the economic turmoil at home.

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  • GlobalBiz: Creative Economy 22 Mar 2014

    Sat, 22 Mar 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    John Howkins – Peter Day talks with John Howkins, an expert on the creative economy about how knowledge based industries are changing the way we live and work around the world.

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  • GlobalBiz: Ambitious Korea 15 Mar 2014

    Sat, 15 Mar 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    South Korea has rapidly become one of the most advanced internet connected nations in the world, with the fastest connections. It is now thinking hard about a high technology future, investing in 5G or fifth generation mobile technology and robotics. Peter Day hears of their ambitious plans, and meets robots who might one day be caring for us all.

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  • GlobalBiz: Korea Change 08 Mar 2014

    Sat, 8 Mar 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Sixty years ago post war South Korea was one of the poorest nations on earth. Now it's one of the richest, and also one of the hardest working. Korean products are known all over the world. But --as Peter Day reports-- it may be time for this driven country to change direction.

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  • In Business: Cork 23 Jan 2014

    Thu, 23 Jan 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Peter Day travels to Cork in Ireland to find out what life is really like in a country just recently realised from the constraints of an EU bailout.

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  • In Business: Cyber Town Malvern 16 Jan 2014

    Thu, 16 Jan 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The small spa town of Malvern is rapidly becoming a hub of science and innovation in the 21st century fight against cyber crime. Peter Day visits the historic town to find out why.

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  • In Business: Stitch in Time 09 January 2014

    Thu, 9 Jan 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Peter Day asks how serious an option manufacturing in the UK is for the British fashion industry as retailers demand ever faster response times and costs rise abroad.

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  • In Business: The Music Industry 02.01.14

    Thu, 2 Jan 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Peter Day investigates how much the music industry has changed in the past decade and asks how businesses, and musicians, have had to adapt as a result.

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  • GlobalBiz: Global Look Ahead 2014 28 Dec 2013

    Sat, 28 Dec 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day talks with three experts in their fields about the trends that will be affecting our lives in 2014.

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  • In Business: Panto 19 Dec 2013

    Thu, 19 Dec 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Pantomime time means weeks of lots of bums on seats for hardpressed theatres across the country. Peter Day goes behind the scenes in Nottingham.

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  • GLobalBiz: Workplace Revolution 14 Dec 2013

    Sat, 14 Dec 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day asks why office design has lagged behind the digital revolution and whether the days of the regular commute are finally drawing to a close.

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  • In Business: Disability at Work 12 Dec 2013

    Thu, 12 Dec 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Employers are now ultra sensitive to discrimination at work, but what does that mean for people with disabilities and the people they work with? Peter Day finds out.

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  • GlobalBiz: Entrepreneur of the Year, Part 2 07 Dec 2013

    Sat, 7 Dec 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Stories of business struggle and success – Peter Day interviews four country winners at the World Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in Monte Carlo.

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  • In Business: Longevity War Game 05 Dec 2013

    Thu, 5 Dec 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The rich people of Newcastle live 11 more healthy years than the poor. Peter Day spends time at Newcastle University where they are trying to work out how to bridge this gap.

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  • GlobalBiz: Water 30 Nov 2013

    Sat, 30 Nov 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day learns more about global trends affecting one of the world's most precious resources: water.

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  • GlobalBiz: Mass Made to Order 23 Nov 2013

    Sat, 23 Nov 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day hears from Joe Pine about how his theory of mass customisation has developed and why many business still have to learn about what their customers really want.

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  • GlobalBiz: Brand China 16 Nov 2013

    Sat, 16 Nov 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Huawei, Shang Xia and Xiaomi may not be names you have heard of but they are examples of brands at the heart of key changes in the Chinese economy. Peter Day reports from China.

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  • GlobalBiz: Smashed Fridges and Catfish: The Story of Haier 09 Nov 2013

    Sat, 9 Nov 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Zhang Ruimin transformed Haier from failing fridge manufacturer to one of the largest white goods companies in the world. He tells Peter Day how.

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  • GlobalBiz: The Tale of Two Chinas 02 Nov 2013

    Sat, 2 Nov 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    The music from Chairman Mao’s era and the sound of posh coffee being brewed are two very different ways to start the day in China. Peter Day explores two contrasting enclaves.

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  • GlobalBiz: The World Turned Upside Down 12 Oct 2013

    Sat, 12 Oct 13

    Duration:
    57 mins

    Peter Day argues that since he first presented In Business 25 years ago, the internet has led to a revolution that replaces mass production for mass markets with customised trading.

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  • GlobalBiz: The Entrepreneurial State 05 Oct 2013

    Sat, 5 Oct 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day talks to the author and economist Mariana Mazzucato who argues that the state has a huge part to play in bringing new goods and services to market.

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  • InBiz: China's Economic Crossroads 26 Sept 2013

    Thu, 26 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The Chinese government plans to have 200 million graduates by 2020. But cracks in the plan are being shown by the class of 2013. Peter Day asks why these graduates can't find jobs.

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  • InBiz: Survivors' Stories 19 Sept 2013

    Thu, 19 Sep 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In Peter Day's 25 years of presenting this programme, he has seen a succession of booms and busts, and heard from people who seem to know how to survive in business. He's been back to revisit a few of them, to find out what lessons they have learnt.

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  • InBiz: The Internet of Things 12 Sept 2013

    Thu, 12 Sep 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Techies are talking about the coming Internet of Things: 50 billion interconnected objects, from cars to coffee machines. Peter Day asks what it means and how it may happen.

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  • GlobalBiz: The Road to Zambezi Street (2/2) 7 Sept 2013

    Sat, 7 Sep 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Zambia has the potential to serve as a trade hub at the crossroads of southern Africa, but for now some truck drivers have to wait days to cross the border. How is the Zambian government hoping to change this? Peter Day reports.

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  • InBiz: Civilian Drones 5 Sept 2013

    Thu, 5 Sep 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Peter Day investigates the business use of what some call, with a shiver, drones. Could an unmanned aerial vehicle be delivering your pizza in the not too distant future?

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  • GlobalBiz: The Road to Zambezi Street (1/2) 31 Aug 2013

    Sat, 31 Aug 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Zambia is poised on the brink of success – so what key problems are holding the African nation back? Peter Day reports.

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  • InBiz: Kit of Life 29 Aug 2013

    Thu, 29 Aug 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    How come soft drinks can often be found in some of the most remote places in the world, but vital medicines are in short supply? Peter Day reports on a life-saving project.

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  • InBiz: Design Thinking 22 Aug 2013

    Thu, 22 Aug 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Peter Day finds out about the concept of 'design thinking' and how designers are moving out of the lab and into the real world in some very unusual ways.

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  • InBiz: Regenerating Margate 15 Aug 2013

    Thu, 15 Aug 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Peter Day explores the relationship between Commerce and Art in the seaside town of Margate. Will Turner Contemporary help to revive the town?

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  • GlobalBiz: Sir Ian Wood 10 Aug 2013

    Sat, 10 Aug 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day talks to Scottish businessman, Sir Ian Wood, who tells us his fascinating story of transforming the family firm from a fishing company to a global energy services group.

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  • InBiz: Gene Patenting 08 Aug 2013

    Thu, 8 Aug 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    A recent US Supreme Court ruling found that companies cannot patent things found in nature. Peter Day asks what this means for the biotech business.

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  • InBiz: North Sea Oil 01 August 2013

    Thu, 1 Aug 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Peter Day reports from Aberdeen where Britain's energy revolution began under the North Sea almost 40 years ago. Investment is up but production is down - so what's the future?

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  • GlobalBiz: Kenya's tech hopes 27 July 2013

    Sat, 27 Jul 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    The Kenyan government has big plans to boost the country’s technology sector. Peter Day asks if they are feasible – and if will they deliver the growth the government wants.

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  • GlobalBiz: Mobile Money in Kenya 20 July 2013

    Sat, 20 Jul 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day visits Nairobi’s high-tech incubators and talks to the innovators building on the success of the mobile money system M-Pesa.

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  • GlobalBiz: Entrepreneur of the Year 13 July 2013

    Sat, 13 Jul 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    The annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards brings together innovative talent from around the world. Peter Day talks to three of this year's winners to hear their start up stories.

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  • GlobalBiz: Paul Omerod 06 July 2013

    Sat, 6 Jul 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day talks with economist and author Paul Ormerod about what is wrong with economics. Has keeping things too simple lead the world to the financial mess we are stuck in today?

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  • GlobalBiz: Designs For Life 29 June 2013

    Sat, 29 Jun 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day explores the new trend of Design Thinking to find out why it is becoming more important to the way organisations both public and private function.

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  • GlobalBiz: Breakthrough Designs 22 June 2013

    Sat, 22 Jun 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day visits the Design of the Year Awards in London and finds how modern design is infiltrating many aspects of the way we live and work.

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  • GlobalBiz: St Gallen 08 June 2013

    Sat, 8 Jun 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day attends the 43 annual St Gallen Symposium - a student organised gathering of business and political leaders - to hear about this year's theme: courage.

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  • GlobalBiz: 3D Printing/New Dimensions 1 June 2013

    Sat, 1 Jun 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day hears from the pioneers of the rapidly-advancing world of digital manufacturing

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  • GlobalBiz: Strike up the Broadband 25 May 2013

    Sat, 25 May 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    The internet is fast becoming as important to firms as electricity or running water. Peter Day meets some of the broadband haves and have-nots in the business world.

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  • InBiz: Vorsprung durch Technik or Universitat? 23 May 2013

    Thu, 23 May 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Experts worry that Germany's economy is running out of steam. Where is German innovation, they ask and why do so few Germany universities rank among the world leaders?

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  • InBiz: New Dimensions 16 May 2013

    Thu, 16 May 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Manufacturing is evolving for the 21st century. Peter Day hears from some pioneers in the field of digital fabrication about how it applies to the way we think about making things.

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  • GlobalBiz: Feeding the Nine Billion 11 May 2013

    Sat, 11 May 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day asks a panel of experts how we ensure there is enough food to feed an expected world population of nine billion by 2050.

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  • InBiz: Job Search 2 May 2013

    Thu, 2 May 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Millions of young people want to work but do not know where to find it. A clutch of them tell their stories to Peter Day, and a panel of experts.

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  • InBiz: Potash of Gold 25 April 2013

    Thu, 25 Apr 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Peter Day reports on controversial plans to dig for polyhalite - a type of potash that can be made into valuable fertiliser - underneath the North York Moors National Park.

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  • GlobalBiz: Skoll World Forum: Disrupting Big Finance 20 April 2013

    Sat, 20 Apr 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day presents a debate about disrupting big finance at the annual Skoll World Forum.

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  • GlobalBiz: Battle of the Business Schools 13 April 2013

    Sat, 13 Apr 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day examines the rivalry between two Boston business schools - Harvard and MIT.

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  • InBiz: The Sick Note 11 April 2013

    Thu, 11 Apr 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    From next year a government-backed scheme will try to help ill people get back to work as quickly as possible. Peter Day finds out what's behind the changes, and why they matter.

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  • InBiz: Productivity Puzzle 04 April 2013

    Thu, 4 Apr 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The UK economy is in a quandry: employment is rising but the productivity of its workforce is not. Behind the numbers, Peter Day tries to explain this puzzle and why it matters.

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  • GlobalBiz: Race Against the Machine 30 March 2013

    Sat, 30 Mar 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day talks with the authors of the book Race Against the Machine and finds out what the rise of the robots is going to mean to all of our lives.

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  • GlobalBiz: Mahindra&Mahindra 23 March 2013

    Sat, 23 Mar 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day talks to Anand Mahindra, the CEO of Indian group of companies Mahindra&Mahindra, about how M&M's story mirrors that of modern India, and how he led it to success.

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  • GlobalBiz: India Identity 16 March 2013

    Sat, 16 Mar 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    India is attempting to give each citizen get an individual identity. It’s the world’s largest technological project. Peter Day investigates.

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  • GlobalBiz: India Economy 09 March 2013

    Sat, 9 Mar 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    The Indian economy, once one of the world’s fastest growing, is stalling. This week’s Global Business examines the implications for the world’s largest democracy.

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  • GlobalBiz: Ageing in Japan 02 Mar 2013

    Sat, 2 Mar 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Japan is the fastest ageing country in the world. As Peter Day reports, this is putting a big strain on the country’s finances. Will the Japanese have to work long into old age?

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  • GlobalBiz: Growing Old 23 Feb 2013

    Sat, 23 Feb 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    As baby boomers turn 65, many countries are growing old. As Peter Day reports, this means big changes for the economy, healthcare, and our way of life.

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  • GlobalBiz: Jeremy Grantham 16 Feb 2013

    Sat, 16 Feb 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day talks with the prominent investment manager Jeremy Grantham about managing progress in a world of finite resources.

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  • GlobalBiz: Red Hook Brooklyn 09 Feb 2013

    Sat, 9 Feb 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day takes a walk through one street in Red Hook Brooklyn to find out how the community is recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy.

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  • GlobalBiz: The Art of Strategy 02 Feb 2013

    Sat, 2 Feb 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day talks about business strategy with the former head of Proctor and Gamble, AG Lafley, and Dean of the Rotman School of Management, Roger Martin.

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  • GlobalBiz: The New Normal 19 Jan 2013

    Sat, 19 Jan 13

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day travels to the British Midlands, the country's manufacturing heartland, to find out how businesses are coping with the New Normal, an economy with no growth.

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  • InBiz: Gas Leak: 17 Jan 13

    Thu, 17 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Russia's giant energy company Gazprom has the biggest reserves of natural gas in the world, and much of the country's new-found prosperity has depended on its exports to Europe. But now global gas prices are tumbling as new supplies come on stream, and the EU has launched a top level investigation of the company's grip on European energy. Peter Day examines Gazprom's future in an uncertain world. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Jeremy Skeet

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  • InBiz: Starting Young: 10 Jan 13

    Thu, 10 Jan 13

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Leave college, start a business. That is the idea behind a high-powered new project called Entrepreneur First, taking 30 new graduates through the hazardous first stages of launching their own companies. Peter Day charts the progress of some of them … from initial idea to plausible proposition, and beyond. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Jeremy Skeet

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  • InBiz: Sounds Familiar: 03 Jan 13

    Thu, 3 Jan 13

    Duration:
    28 mins

    After years of promise, voice recognition is at last becoming a significant method of using computers and accessing the Internet. Why now, and what difference does it make ? Peter Day talks to the companies at the forefront of developments in the field (including Massachusetts-based Nuance, one of the largest makers of voice recognition technology), and asks whether our relationship with machines will change once we have the ability to talk to them. Producer: Neil Koenig Editor: Jeremy Skeet

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  • GlobalBiz: 2013 Look Ahead: 29 Dec 12

    Sat, 29 Dec 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day talks to three experts from the field of trends, technology and leadership to find out what we will be hearing about in 2013.

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  • InBiz: The Business of Kindness: 27 Dec 12

    Thu, 27 Dec 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Random acts of kindness can help businesses grow in surprising ways. Peter Day talks with one woman who explains how the generosity of others has made all the difference to her company. Henrietta Lovell, the Rare Tea Lady, started her firm just before becoming seriously ill. Through the kindness of strangers she has managed to return to health and run a prosperous company. She is now a great advocate for spreading the idea that kind gestures are an important force in the way we conduct our personal and professional lives. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Jeremy Skeet

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  • GlobalBiz: The Business of Kindness: 22 Dec 12

    Sat, 22 Dec 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Random acts of kindness can help businesses grow in surprising ways. Peter Day talks with one woman who explains how the generosity of others has made all the difference to her company. Henrietta Lovell, the Rare Tea Lady, started her firm just before becoming seriously ill. Through the kindness of strangers she has managed to return to health and run a prosperous company. She is now a great advocate for spreading the idea that kind gestures are an important force in the way we conduct our personal and professional lives. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Jeremy Skeet

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  • InBiz: Can The Co-op Cope? 20 Dec 12

    Thu, 20 Dec 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Britain's venerable Cooperative movement is 168 years old, and now it is poised to turn itself into a major force in banking. But what is the Co-op's appeal to 21st century consumers? Peter Day reports. Producer: Lesley McAlpine Editor: Jeremy Skeet

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  • GlobalBiz: Strong Medicine: 15 Dec 12

    Sat, 15 Dec 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Big problems loom over the pharmaceutical industry which influences so many people's lives. Giant corporations are beset by scandal and their pipelines of new treatments are running dry. Peter Day looks at the future of the industry through the eyes of two Swiss pharma companies, one very big and one of them tiny. Both are linked by their quest for a treatment for Alzheimers. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Jeremy Skeet

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  • InBiz: Strike up the broadband: 13 Dec 12

    Thu, 13 Dec 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Peter Day visits businesses struggling with slow web speeds and evaluates the government's ambitious targets to increase internet speeds across the UK within three years. Producer: Mike Wendling Editor: Jeremy Skeet

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  • GlobalBiz: Turkey (2): 08 Dec 12

    Sat, 8 Dec 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Turkey is rethinking its’ geographical position in the world. In the second of his programmes on Turkey, Peter Day looks at the country’s new business and diplomatic relations with its neighbours in the Middle East and Africa in the light of decades of so far unsuccessful negotiations to join the European Union. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Jeremy Skeet

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  • InBiz: Strong Medicine: 06 Dec 12

    Thu, 6 Dec 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Big problems loom over the pharmaceutical industry which influences so many people's lives. Giant corporations are beset by scandal and their pipelines of new treatments are running dry. Peter Day looks at the future of the industry through the eyes of two Swiss pharma companies, one very big and one of them tiny. Both are linked by their quest for a treatment for Alzheimers. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Jeremy Skeet

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  • GlobalBiz: Turkey (1): 01 Dec 12

    Sat, 1 Dec 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day reports from Turkey which is fast developing into a significant economic power. In the past two years, growth has reached 8% on a par with the economic might of China. How have they done it and can it be sustained. Join Peter Day on Global Business to find out. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Jeremy Skeet

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  • InBiz: Start Up City: 29 Nov 12

    Thu, 29 Nov 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Every city wants to become a high technology business hub, but ambitious entrepreneurs from all over Europe are rushing to set up shop in Berlin. So-called Silicon Allee is fast becoming a start-up rival to Silicon Roundabout in London. Peter Day finds out why. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Jeremy Skeet

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  • GlobalBiz: Brooklyn Start-Ups: 24 Nov 12

    Sat, 24 Nov 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day reports from the New York City borough of Brooklyn, that used to be the city’s industrial heartland, and home to companies like the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. Brooklyn’s manufacturing base has been in long-term decline, but now artisan start-up companies are making the borough hip again, and bringing new employment. Ironically, some are housed in the former Pfizer headquarters. Can they reverse Brooklyn’s industrial decline? Producer: Arlene Gregorius Editor: Jeremy Skeet

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  • InBiz: On Their Metal: 22 Nov 12

    Thu, 22 Nov 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Peter Day travels to the Midlands to find out how beleaguered manufacturers are coping with the most difficult economy in decades. The region used to be the metal bashing heartland of the country but now manufacturers, service providers and entrepreneurs starting their own companies are all struggling to find a way to keep profitable in an era of low growth. What lessons have been learned over the past five years and how can the past help plan the way forward for the future? Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Jeremy Skeet

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  • GlobalBiz: Start Up City: 17 Nov 12

    Sat, 17 Nov 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Every city wants to become a high technology business hub, but ambitious entrepreneurs from all over Europe are rushing to set up shop in Berlin. So-called Silicon Allee is fast becoming a start-up rival to Silicon Roundabout in London. Peter Day finds out why. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Jeremy Skeet

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  • GlobalBiz: Silicon Somewheres: 10 Nov 12

    Sat, 10 Nov 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day asks how you create a high technology hub exploding with entrepreneurial activity. In other words how do you replicate Silicon Valley in the United States, elsewhere in the world? He asks whether there is a secret sauce to a successful hub. In this programme he discusses the development of hubs in London, Israel, Silicon Valley and Berlin. Producer: Caroline Bayley

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  • The Innovator's Dilemma 03 Nov 2012

    Sat, 3 Nov 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    With innovation there are often unseen consequences. Managing what is expected and what isn't can make or break business leaders. This week Peter Day discusses the idea of the innovator's dilemma with celebrated business thinker Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen.

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  • GlobalBiz: School for Entrepreneurs: 27 Oct 12

    Sat, 27 Oct 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day talks to the US enterprise teaching young school students to be entrepreneurs. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Jeremy Skeet

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  • GlobalBiz: Global Fashion 1: 20 Oct 12

    Sat, 20 Oct 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    This week in Global Business, Peter Day is getting fashionable. He talks to 3 family owned companies one as famous for its campaigns as its brightly coloured sweaters, the second for its warm coats and the third is hoping to achieve global brand status from its Colombian home. Join Peter Day as he talks to Alessandro Benetton from Italy, Dani Reiss of Canada Goose and Yonatan Burstein of Totto; to find out how you keep a fashion company on top and your family happy. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Jeremy Skeet

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  • GlobalBiz: A Great Disruption

    Sat, 13 Oct 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Cries have gone up from all corners of the working world that things have got to change, that capitalism is broken and that the system can’t go on in the same ways as before. Calls for change are coming from every direction. This week in Global Business Peter Day talks to some twenty first century innovators who are trying to shake things up in the world of work, commerce and health. Could this be the start of The Great Disruption?

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  • GlobalBiz: Face the Music: 06 Oct 12

    Sat, 6 Oct 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Public spending cuts are putting a big squeeze on orchestras all over the world. Peter Day hears how musicians are trying to find new ways of ensuring that the bands play on. Producer: Ben Crighton

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  • GlobalBiz: Iceland (2) – Crisis Refugees: 29 Sept 12

    Sat, 29 Sep 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    The Banking bubble in Iceland not only created a bust but it also took many of the bright young brains into its institutions. But when the banks crashed the jobs disappeared and this has now created a growing entrepreneurial sector. On this week’s Global Business, Peter Day meets some of the entrepreneurs who are creating opportunity out of the crisis and finds out whether a wealth of small businesses can really make a difference to an economy dominated by fishing, tourism and Aluminium smelting. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Jeremy Skeet

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  • GlobalBiz: In from the Cold - Iceland (1): 22 Sept 12

    Sat, 22 Sep 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    It is less than four years since Iceland was plunged into financial disaster. But now country is growing again. Peter Day finds out whether Iceland's speedy recovery has lessons for the other countries engulfed by the European crisis. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Emerging Markets: 15 Sept 12

    Sat, 15 Sep 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day talks to three experts about a new wave of companies with multinational ambitions springing up from the developing world. Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Iceland - In From The Cold: 13 Sept 12

    Thu, 13 Sep 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In 2008 Iceland's three main banks went bust plunging it into financial disaster. In Business reported on the crash in early 2009. Three years later Peter Day returns to Iceland to look at, what many see as its remarkable recovery. New banks have risen out of the ashes of the old, tourism and fishing are booming and the economy is growing again. Peter Day finds out if this small island nation has lessons for other countries caught up in the great Euro crisis. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Join the Crowd: 8 Sept 12

    Sat, 8 Sep 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Short of cash to start a business? More and more people are using the Internet to get customers or would-be investors to make their projects happen. Peter Day reports. Producer: Michael Wendling Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: A Great Disruption: 6 Sept 12

    Thu, 6 Sep 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Amid economic turmoil and diminished public trust businesses are coming under great pressure to change the way they work. Peter Day hears from some of the disrupters who think need companies need to embrace radically different ideas to survive. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: New Gateway: 1 Sept 12

    Sat, 1 Sep 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Britain is getting a new port on the River Thames near London, the first for many years. When London Gateway opens next year, it will be able to handle several million containers a year. Peter Day asks what impact this vast undertaking is likely to have on the way the country works and on the port's competitors. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Face the Music: 30 Aug 12

    Thu, 30 Aug 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Public spending cuts are putting a big squeeze on orchestras all over the world. Peter Day hears how musicians are trying to find new ways of ensuring that the bands play on. Producer: Ben Crighton Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Coal Comfort 25 Aug 2012

    Sat, 25 Aug 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Coal is the most abundant fossil fuel and the dirtiest. With insatiable demand from growing emerging economies, it's here to stay. Peter Day asks if coal can ever go green. Producer: Arlene Gregorius Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Join the Crowd: 23 Aug 12

    Thu, 23 Aug 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Short of cash to start a business? More and more people are using the Internet to get customers or would-be investors to make their projects happen. Peter Day reports. Producer: Mike Wendling Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Coal Comfort: 16 Aug 12

    Thu, 16 Aug 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Coal is the most abundant fossil fuel and the dirtiest. With insatiable demand from growing emerging economies, it's here to stay. Peter Day asks if coal can ever go green. Producer: Arlene Gregorius Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Computer Games 2: 11 Aug 12

    Sat, 11 Aug 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    In the second of two parts on the rapidly developing business of mobile gaming, Peter Day is in conversation with writer Naomi Alderman and Adrian Hon, co-founder of games company Six to Start. They talk about how they took advantage of powerful phone technology to make the fitness chase game Zombies Run!, and they give insight into the changing world of mobile games and the increasing influence of games on the mainstream entertainment world. Producer: Mike Wendling Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: The Fizz Biz: 9 Aug 12

    Thu, 9 Aug 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    There's a new boom in English sparkling wine. It is taking on Champagne and (sometimes) beating it. But what's behind the bubbles? Peter Day finds out from some of the top English growers ... and a select group of world wine experts on a pioneering trip into unknown territory. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Computer Games 1: 4 Aug 12

    Sat, 4 Aug 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day looks at the business of mobile gaming and how smart phones have opened up huge new markets for the industry. Including an interview with Mikael Hed of the Finnish company, Rovio, whose Angry Birds app has become a global phenomenon, with over a billion downloads. Also featured on the programme are Silicon Valley company Zynga, makers of the hugely popular Facebook game Farmville, and smaller developers from Italy, the USA and the UK. Producer: Mike Wendling Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: New Gateway: 2 Aug 12

    Thu, 2 Aug 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Britain is getting a new port on the Thames, the first for many years. When London Gateway opens next year, it will be able to handle several million containers a year. Peter Day asks what impact this vast undertaking is likely to have on the way the country works and on the port's competitors. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Euro Peril: 28 July 12

    Sat, 28 Jul 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    As the euro struggles for survival, continental businesses are caught up in the crisis. Peter Day asks what they make of their plight and what sort of future they see for the single currency and the euro zone. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Japan Gone Grey: 26 July 12

    Thu, 26 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Japan is ageing faster than anywhere else, and the population is shrinking. 2012 is the crunch year as many of their baby boomers reach retirement age. How will Japan manage an economy where their healthy pensioners might survive at least another 20 years and younger citizens don't seem to want to have children? So how will Japan cope and who will pay the bill? Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Family Entrepreneurs: 21 July 12

    Sat, 21 Jul 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day reports from the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year Summit, where he meets two entrepreneurs, one German, one Portuguese, who saved their respective family businesses from failing. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Euro Peril: 19 July 12

    Thu, 19 Jul 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    As the euro struggles for survival, continental businesses are caught up in the maelstrom. Peter Day finds out what they make of their plight and what sort of future they see for the single currency and the euro zone. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: African Entrepreneurs 2: 14 July 12

    Sat, 14 Jul 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day finds out more about entrepreneurship in Africa by talking to three entrepreneurs who are tapping the continent’s vast potential. Producer: Michael Wendling Editot: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: African Entrepreneurs 1: 07 July 12

    Sat, 7 Jul 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day finds out more about entrepreneurship in Africa from two men who took over failing local banks and turned them into leading financial institutions. Producer: Michael Wendling Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Japanese Work Culture: 30 June 12

    Sat, 30 Jun 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Japan has a very strict corporate culture which has been in place since World War II. In the 1970's and 1980's when Japanese companies were world beaters and manufacturing processes like 'just in time' were revered across the world companies like Sony and Nissan became household names. The world has moved on but Japanese corporate culture has not. Deference to your boss and no promotion until you are in your 40's is still the way business operates in government and big corporations. Risk is tantamount to failure and so entrepreneurship is virtually non existent. Peter Day looks at how some are trying to encourage change in corporate and working life. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Anne Glover: 23 June 12

    Sat, 23 Jun 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day talks with Anne Glover, an expert in spotting companies which excel at the process of frugal innovation and asks what this trend means for spotting successful ideas around the world. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Diaspora Bonds: 17 June 12

    Sun, 17 Jun 12

    Duration:
    25 mins

    Peter Day looks at the investment possibilities of diaspora bonds and how well off expatriates are trying to improve lives back home. Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Japan Gone Grey: 16 June 12

    Sat, 16 Jun 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    This week Global Business is in Japan, a country that is growing old fast. In addition it’s population is shrinking too. Peter Day reports on Japan’s plans for dealing with the problem. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: For Sale: 09 June 12

    Sat, 9 Jun 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    The art of selling goes back centuries and can be the difference between a company surviving or dying on the vine. Peter Day talks with author Philip Delves Broughton about how people often don't understand the basics of making a sale and how fundamentally important it is in all walks of life. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Called to Account: 02 June 12

    Sat, 2 Jun 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    The global Big Four accountancy groups are under sharp scrutiny from the authorities in Britain, Europe and the USA. Peter Day finds out why they are getting such close official attention … and why it matters to the rest of us. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Anders Dahlvig: 26 May 12

    Sat, 26 May 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day talks with the former CEO of Ikea about how the company's new ideas changed the way we all think about design and the impact it has on all our lives. Flat packs are now a standard feature in furniture shopping but how can the Swedish company which taught us how to assemble our own furniture build on its success around the world? Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Called to Account: 24 May 12

    Thu, 24 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The global Big Four accountancy groups are under sharp scrutiny from the authorities in Britain, Europe and the USA. Peter Day finds out why they are getting such close official attention ... and why it matters to the rest of us. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Through The Mill: 19 May 12

    Sat, 19 May 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    The Lancashire cotton industry, in the north of England, was at the heart of the world's industrial revolution and the main engine of the British economy. Peter Day finds out how it struggles to survive. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Dragon's Den (2): 12 May 12

    Sat, 12 May 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    In the second of two reports from China, Peter Day looks at private financing. Until now a somewhat grey area of the financial market but crucial to the growth of their small and medium business enterprises. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Bank to Basics: 10 May 12

    Thu, 10 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Britain's big four banks are being challenged by newcomers. Peter Day asks what new arrivals on the high street have to do to prize loyal customers away. Producer: Lesley McAlpine Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Dragon's Den (1): 05 May 2012

    Sat, 5 May 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    This week on Global Business Peter Day reports from China where political strife is in the news. But behind the headlines cracks are appearing in the country’s long economic boom. Or is it just business as usual? Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Frugal Feast: 03 May 12

    Thu, 3 May 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Big companies may have lots to learn from the cheap and cheerful improvisation which is commonplace in the developing world, particularly India. Peter Day discovers some of the secrets of what is now being called Frugal Innovation. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Reverse Innovation: 28 April 12

    Sat, 28 Apr 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day hears about 'reverse innovation' – innovation that is adopted first in the developing world. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Through The Mill: 26 Apr 12

    Thu, 26 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In the 19th century the Lancashire cotton industry was at the heart of the world's industrial revolution and the main engine of the British economy. In the 20th century it started a long decline. Today a few remaining textile manufacturers are finding ways of surviving huge global competition. Peter Day finds out how they are doing it. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Dragon's Den: 19 Apr 2012

    Thu, 19 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    After 30 years of tearaway economic growth, there are fears that China may be rapidly slowing down, putting great strains on the system. Peter Day reports on the bursting of the great Chinese housing bubble and the pressures on private businesses, and wonders if the Year of the Dragon is going be about hard times, not the traditional good fortune. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Two Views of Japan: 14 April 12

    Sat, 14 Apr 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    The last twenty years in Japan look to have been abject grey economic failure. It seems that successive attempts to restart he economy have not worked. But if you look around Tokyo it's a country that still appears very rich. So what is going on here? Peter Day attempts to find out by hearing two contrasting views of Japan. Noriko Hama is Economics professor at Doshisha University, Kyoto and very pessimistic on the plight of Japan, but Eamonn Fingleton Tokyo based author, is writing a book on why Japan is much better off than it seems. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: French Lessons: 12 Apr 12

    Thu, 12 Apr 12

    Duration:
    28 mins

    As the EuroZone struggles for survival, France remains at the heart of Europe. Peter Day finds out how French business is faring in an era of huge European uncertainty. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Growing Old: 05 Apr 12

    Thu, 5 Apr 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    As Baby Boomers start turning 65, many countries are quite suddenly growing old. The trend means big changes for the economy, healthcare, social life … and a challenge to the assumptions by which we have lived life for the past two centuries. Peter Day explains why. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: New Capitalist Manifesto 31 Mar 12

    Sat, 31 Mar 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day hears from Umair Haque about a new set of business ideals.

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  • GlobalBiz: Diaspora Bonds: 24 Mar 12

    Sat, 24 Mar 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    The investment possibilities of the money the African Diaspora sends to their own countries. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: No Straight Lines: 17 March 12

    Sat, 17 Mar 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day hears from Alan Moore author of No Straight Lines: making sense of our non-linear world and asks him 'what next' for the industrialised world. In his book he argues that the industrialised world is facing the combined problems of social, organisational and economic complexity. In this edition of Global Business he tells Peter Day how No Straight Lines interprets the disruptive trends shaping our world and how companies can address the challenges and move onwards and upwards. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Frugal Innovation: 10 Mar 12

    Sat, 10 Mar 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day hears from innovators keeping things simple and looking hard at what people really need. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: The Start Up of You: 03 March 12

    Sat, 3 Mar 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Reid Hoffman is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of LinkedIn and has just written a book called The Start-up of You. It’s described as ‘A blueprint for thriving in your job and building a career by applying the lessons of Silicon Valley’s most innovative entrepreneurs.’ In this edition of Global Business Peter Day hears from Reid Hoffman as he explains how to accelerate your career in today’s competitive world. The key is to manage your career is, he says, to treat it as if it were a start-up business: a living, breathing, growing start-up of, well, you. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Future Pharma: 25 Feb 12

    Sat, 25 Feb 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    The global pharmaceutical industry is facing some difficult strategic choices. As the costs of Research and Development rise, other more reliable revenue streams look increasingly attractive. In this edition of Global Business Peter Day hears from three leading industry insiders who share their visions for the future of the pharma business, discuss the focus on emerging healthcare models and tell him how the industry will find investment over the coming years. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Africa’s Future? 18 Feb 12

    Sat, 18 Feb 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    In this programme you can hear from the author Duncan Clarke. His new book, Africa’s Future: Darkness to Destiny: how the past is shaping Africa’s economic evolution, aims to show how we can only understand Africa’s destiny by uncovering its history. And talking to Peter Day he puts forward his unique reformulation of Africa's economic past, present and future, and reveals the continent's changing political landscape and likely business trajectories. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: A New World of Wine: 11 Feb 2012

    Sat, 11 Feb 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day hears from far-apart places where the wine industry is changing the global balance of supply and demand. He visits China, a country with a fast growing, newly wealthy, consumer market rapidly developing a taste for imported wine, and a new domestic wine industry of its own. And halfway around the world in Argentina, and where wine has been a big domestic activity and business for many decades, he hears how a traditional wine industry is now changing shape and garnering a new global reputation. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: The Road Ahead For Electrical Engines? 04 Feb 12

    Sat, 4 Feb 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Alexander Schey is just 26, and in the garage of a fairly ordinary house in west London where he, and a few other fellow London students, built a battery powered electric car. Then, to raise awareness of their new battery management system, they drove along 25-thousand kilometres of the Pan American Highway. But this was more than just an elaborate student escapade; as you can hear in Global Business, it has now become an interesting consultancy business. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Do It Yourself Jobs: 28 Jan 12

    Sat, 28 Jan 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    If times are hard, why not set up your own business rather than try to find a job somewhere else? Peter Day hears from young entrepreneurs who think that one way of beating recession is to start from scratch. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Class Struggle: 21 Jan 12

    Sat, 21 Jan 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    In nearly every country in the world, there's one sector that everyone seems to think is in crisis: education. America produces legions of Nobel laureates and has the best universities in the world - and yet faces an epidemic of failing state-run schools. India churns out vast numbers of engineers ready for the modern economy, and yet its business leaders yearn for the kind of creative thought that is taught in the Anglo-Saxon system. In the UK there are worries about discipline and standards, while at the same time welcoming thousands of foreigners anxious to get qualifications and training that are non-existent in their home counties. Peter Day asks why everyone thinks education is so bad and what schools and businesses are doing to try to improve it. Producer: Michael Wendling Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Do It Yourself Jobs: 19 Jan 12

    Thu, 19 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    If times are hard, why not set up your own business rather than try to find a job somewhere else? Peter Day hears from young entrepreneurs who think that one way of beating recession is to start from scratch. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Two Authors: 14 Jan 12

    Sat, 14 Jan 12

    Duration:
    26 mins

    Global Business hears from two authors about their recently published books. Books which are not about the world’s current financial crisis. Robert Guest works for the Economist magazine in London and his book, Borderless Economics, reveals how migrant networks create wealth, spread ideas and foster innovation. And Jim Clifton, Chief Executive of the Gallup polling organisation, author of The Coming Jobs War, tells Peter Day why he thinks the war for good jobs has trumped all other leadership activities. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: All Together Now: 12 Jan 12

    Thu, 12 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In these tough times, are there better ways of doing business: worker cooperatives, for example? In crisis-battered Spain, Peter Day visits the world's biggest worker coop in Mondragon, to find out what makes it different. And, in the UK where the cooperative movement began, will 2012, designated the year of the cooperative see the rise of the mutual business model? Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: The Curse of the Bonus 07 Jan 12

    Sat, 7 Jan 12

    Duration:
    27 mins

    It started off as a nice pat on the back for exceptional work. But then the bonus became some people's primal motivation first in the financial markets in the City of London, then in big business, and then in the way public services are run too. Peter Day traces the rise and rise of the bonus culture, and asks how much damage it causes.

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  • InBiz: Class Struggle: 05 Jan 12

    Thu, 5 Jan 12

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In nearly every country in the world, there's one thing that everyone seems to agree is in crisis: education. America produces legions of Nobel laureates and has the best universities in the world - and yet faces an epidemic of failing state-run schools. India churns out vast numbers of engineers ready for the modern economy, and yet its business leaders yearn for the kind of creative thought that is taught in the Anglo-Saxon system. In the UK we worry about discipline and standards, while at the same time welcoming thousands of foreigners anxious to get qualifications and training that are non-existent in their home counties. Peter Day asks why everyone thinks education is so bad and finds out what schools and businesses are doing to try to improve it. Producer: Mike Wendling Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Future Tech: 31 Dec 11

    Sat, 31 Dec 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    It’s that time of year when Mark Anderson tells us which way the technology winds are blowing in the USA and he joins Peter Day for this edition of Global Business. Mark is a technology commentator and his trend spotting emails are subscribed to by some very influential people in the high tech industry. At the end of every year, Mark Anderson takes a look ahead at ten of the key things he thinks will prove to be significant over the coming twelve months. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: A Glass of Its Own: 29 Dec 11

    Thu, 29 Dec 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    It's the perfect time of year for a celebratory gin-and-tonic, and these days the tipple raised at Christmas may well have been made in London. After centuries of decline, the capital's distilling industry is picking up again, fuelled by small-scale producers and European rules changes that recognise 'London dry gin' as a distinct drinks category. Peter Day meets some of the entrepreneurs behind the trend and raises a glass or two to homegrown UK businesses. Producer: Mike Wendling Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: A Glass of Its Own: 24 Dec 11

    Sat, 24 Dec 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    It's the perfect time of year for a celebratory gin-and-tonic, and these days the tipple raised at Christmas may well have been made in London. After centuries of decline, the British capital's distilling industry is picking up again, fuelled by small-scale producers and European rules changes that recognise 'London dry gin' as a distinct category - along with a worldwide uptick in the demand for premium spirits. Peter Day meets some of the entrepreneurs behind the trend. Producer: Mike Wendling Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: 21st Century Unlimited: 22 Dec 11

    Thu, 22 Dec 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The American business guru Joe Pine thinks we have moved into an era of what he calls "Infinite Possibility". Peter Day finds out what he is talking about and what the ideas mean for conventional 20th-centuy-style corporations. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Cuba (pt 3): Cuba Now: 17 Dec 11

    Sat, 17 Dec 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    In this week’s Global Business Peter Day is back in Havana, Cuba for the third and final programme in this short series. This week he’s looking at the economic and social changes taking place since Raul Castro took over as President. Will they work? Peter Day reports. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Cuba Now: 15 Dec 11

    Thu, 15 Dec 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    After 53 years of revolution, President Raul Castro is trying to change the state-controlled Cuban economy with moves to promote private employment, and an open market in second hand cars and home. Peter Day reports from Havana on an island where in many ways time has been standing still for half a century. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Cuba (pt 2) A view from Havana: 10 Dec 11

    Sat, 10 Dec 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    In this week’s Global Business Peter Day reports from Cuba in the second of three programmes on the Cuban economy. This week he is at the annual International Trade Fair speaking to some of the familiar industries associated with Cuba, Rum and Cigars as well as finding out how the economy has fared since the collapse of the Comecon system in the 90’s which placed Cuba in 20 years of the so called ‘special period’ economically. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: The Curse of the Bonus: 08 Dec 11

    Thu, 8 Dec 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    It started off as a nice pat on the back for exceptional work. But then the bonus became some people's primal motivation … first in the financial markets in the City of London, then in big business, and then in the way public services are run too. Peter Day traces the rise and rise of the bonus culture, and asks how much damage it causes. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Cuba 1: The view from Miami: 03 Dec 11

    Sat, 3 Dec 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    In the first of two programmes about Cuba, Peter Day reports from Miami. There are over 850,000 Cuban Americans in Florida more than half the total number in the United States. Peter Day talks to some of them about the reported changes taking place on the island and why some will never go back until the regime changes. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Don’t Cry for me, Argentina: 01 Dec 11

    Thu, 1 Dec 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Is there life after a sovereign debt default such as Greece is now facing ? Peter Day reports from Argentina, a country which went through a similar sort of crisis ten years ago. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Mass Customisation and the Experience Economy: 26 Dec 11

    Sat, 26 Nov 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Joe Pine's career as a business coach began at IBM when he brought business partners and customers into the development process of a new computer. Taking from this the lesson that every customer is unique, he wrote a book called Mass Customization on businesses that serve customers' unique needs. And later he would coin the phrase the "Experience Economy" -- consumers buying experiences rather than goods or commodities. Peter Day hears about Joe Pine’s latest ideas and new book in Global Business, after the news. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Survival Strategy: 24 Nov 11

    Thu, 24 Nov 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    As economic gales blow even harder, are there lessons to be learnt from previous recessions? Peter Day finds out from some veteran small business survivors. Producers: Sandra Kanthal and Mike Wendling Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Politics and Economic Policies in Argentina: 19 Nov 11

    Sat, 19 Nov 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Argentina is familiar with huge political, economic and social ups and downs, currency inflows and outflows, great wealth evaporating, unemployment soaring. But how does the country deal with huge uncertainties? In this edition of Global Business Peter Day continues his exploration of the Argentine recovery from the lows of the early 2000s, and takes a look at how politics and government policies are shaping the economy of present day Argentina. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Argentina - Ten Years On: 12 Nov 11

    Sat, 12 Nov 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Nine years ago Peter Day visited Argentina at its lowest economic ebb. It had defaulted on its overseas debts. The country was in chaos with rampant unemployment and the banks had closed their doors to their customers, But today things appear better as a commodities boom raises Argentina’s boat. It was a crisis similar in many ways to the one now swamping parts of Europe – so Global Business asks whether Argentina has any lessons for the likes of Greece and Italy. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Doing Business in Russia: 05 Nov 11

    Sat, 5 Nov 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Three businessmen tell Peter Day about doing business in Russia. William Browder was an investment fund manager in the country who campaigned, with some success, against corruption and left the country, having moved all his company’s assets out, in 2007. He tells Peter Day about his experiences. And two current directors of companies in Moscow discuss what they think they can do to improve corporate governance there. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Unfair Trade: 29 Oct 11

    Sat, 29 Oct 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    When you buy a pair of trainers or that new mobile phone or laptop do you ever stop to think about the person on the other side of the world who made it? Many of them are in factories in China who live on site and work 12 hours a day with strict rules like no talking to your colleagues, others are paid a pittance to make clothes that cost more than they will ever earn in a lifetime. This week Peter Day talks to two campaigners who think big business is exploiting the world’s poor and they are trying to do something about it. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Richard Florida: 22 Oct 11

    Sat, 22 Oct 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day hears from Richard Florida, author of The Great Reset, who tells him about the patterns that will drive the next Great Reset and simultaneously reshape virtually every aspect of our lives — from how and where we live to how we work to how we invest in individuals and infrastructure, and how we shape our cities and regions. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Consulting India: 15 Oct 11

    Sat, 15 Oct 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Global Business hears from the man at the head of India's largest high tech organisation, Tata Consultancy Services - N. Chandrasekaran. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Mondragon: 08 Oct 11

    Sat, 8 Oct 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day visits a very unconventional business in the Basque country of Northern Spain. What can other businesses learn from the world's biggest worker cooperative in Mondragon? Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Silicon Roundabout: 01 Oct 11

    Sat, 1 Oct 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Hundreds of small companies have set up shop in East London. But could ‘Silicon Roundabout’ really rival Silicon Valley? Producer: Michael Wendling Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Bitter Pill: 24 Sept 11

    Sat, 24 Sep 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day returns to what was, until recently, a famous centre of excellence in the UK pharmaceutical industry. But now its owners, Pfizer, are closing it down. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Cyber Security: 17 Sept 11

    Sat, 17 Sep 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day asks how safe is Cyberspace? Mobile phones and social Networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have meant that we now readily give up personal information in public that not so long ago would have seemed intrusive. But this freedom is not without its’ downside. Threats to personal security and details as well as the security of corporations, intellectual property and even democracy in some cases. Peter Day talks to 4 cyber security experts to find out what is really happening and what we can do to minimise the risk.

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  • InBiz: The Apprentices: 15 Sept 11

    Thu, 15 Sep 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    With big increases looming in the cost of going to university, the number of people choosing apprenticeships is rising fast. Peter Day finds what modern apprenticeship means …to apprentices and the companies who employ them.

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  • GlobalBiz: Bad Company: 10 Sept 11

    Sat, 10 Sep 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Business leaders make a lot of fuss about corporate governance, but the scandals keep on coming. So, in this programme, Peter Day hears from some leading authorities and, with their help, makes a close inspection of two huge corporations that have been making headlines recently. Global Business asks: what does business mean when it talks about corporate governance, and, what's wrong with the way companies are run? Producer: Ben Crighton Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Silicon Roundabout: 08 Sept 11

    Thu, 8 Sep 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Hundreds of small companies have set up shop in East London. But could ‘Silicon Roundabout’ really rival Silicon Valley? Producer: Michael Wendling Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Poland 2. 30 Sep 11

    Fri, 2 Sep 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    In the past year several member countries of the European Union have been facing economic meltdown; Spain, Greece, Ireland. One country that is managing to buck the trend is Poland. In this week's Global Business, Peter Day is back in Poland reporting on the businesses that are fuelling the country's economic growth.

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  • InBiz: Prize Performers: 01 Sept 11

    Thu, 1 Sep 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    At a time of grave crisis, some of the world's top Nobel Prize winning economists have been meeting for a conference on an idyllic Bavarian island. Peter Day was there to find out if they had any ideas about how to get out of the mess we're in and what their predictions are for the future. Producer: Neil Koenig Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Crunching the Crisis: 25 Aug 11

    Thu, 25 Aug 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    As global economic confusion continues, maybe it is time to rethink the way the world works. Peter Day hears from three influential business gurus with change-making suggestions. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Leader of the Brand: 20 Aug 11

    Sat, 20 Aug 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    How important is the brand today? Think of Apple, Coca-Cola, Burberry, Nike and the lifestyle choices they suggest. In this week’s Global Business, Peter Day talks to a man who shows CEO’s how to make the best of their brands and their companies. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Made In India: 18 Aug 11

    Thu, 18 Aug 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In 1995, Peter Day visited India as it was just starting to take off, fuelled by deregulation and a huge pool of high-tech talent. He recently revisited the country to hear from the entrepreneurs who started the boom ... and the people who are setting up new businesses today. Producer: Mike Wendling Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: New Dimensions for Manufacturing (2) 13 Aug 11

    Sat, 13 Aug 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day finds out more about 3D printing and its potential to revolutionise manufacturing. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Bad Company: 11 Aug 11

    Thu, 11 Aug 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Business leaders make a lot of fuss about corporate governance, but the scandals keep on coming. Peter Day asks what's wrong with the way companies are run. Producer: Ben Crighton Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: New Dimensions for Manufacturing (1) 6 Aug 11

    Sat, 6 Aug 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    3D printing may be poised to revolutionise the manufacturing industry. Peter Day asks if 100 years of mass production is running out of steam. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Bitter Pill: 04 Aug 11

    Thu, 4 Aug 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is closing most of its giant research facility at Sandwich in Kent, the place where Viagra was developed, putting two thousand science jobs at risk. Peter Day asks what the surprising decision means for an important UK industry. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Europe on the Edge: 30 July 11

    Sat, 30 Jul 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    In this week’s Global Business, Peter Day reports on the continuing crisis in the Eurozone. Whilst countries like Ireland, Greece and Spain are suffering some are managing to weather the crisis. Peter Day visits Spain and Poland two members of the European Union with very contrasting experiences of Europe. Producers: Julie Ball & Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: New Dimension: 28 July 11

    Thu, 28 Jul 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Three-D printing may be poised to revolutionise the manufacturing industry. Peter Day asks if 100 years of mass production is running out of steam. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Banking on a Crisis: 23 July 11

    Sat, 23 Jul 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Bill Rhodes has worked with senior business leaders, statesmen, and strongmen and brokered immense financial deals while looking across the table at finance ministers. From these and other experiences, Rhodes has learned a lifetime of lessons about managing amid crises—and, more important, how to lead prudently, decisively, and effectively to prevent crises from ever happening in the first place. Peter Day hears his thoughts on Europe’s current predicament. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Europe on the Edge: 21 July 11

    Thu, 21 Jul 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The Euro crisis in Greece is creating effects that can be felt across the continent. Peter Day finds out how this turbulence is affecting businesses in Spain and Poland. Producers: Sandra Kanthal and Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: UpStart Stories: 16 July 11

    Sat, 16 Jul 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day hears the success stories of internet entrepreneurs Brent Hobermann, Reid Hofman and Michael and Xochi Birch, founders of Lastminute.com, LinkedIn and Bebo respectively, as well as many other internet businesses. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Take a Copy: 09 July 11

    Sat, 9 Jul 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Intellectual property sounds an innocuous enough idea, but patents and copyright have recently been stirring up a lot of strife. Peter Day finds out why copyright in particular is such a contentious issue in the Internet age. Producers: Sandra Kanthal & Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Made In India: 02 July 11

    Sat, 2 Jul 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day is in Bangalore sixteen years after he first visited the city. He catches up with some of the people he met then, and discusses the changes they’ve seen. Producers: Richard Berenger & Mike Wendling Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Club of Rome: Not Built in One Day 25 June 11

    Sat, 25 Jun 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    In this week's Global Business, Peter Day is in St. Gallen, Switzerland where he hears from Dr. Eberhard Von Koerber, co-president of The Club of Rome. Established in 1968 this group of professionals from science, politics and industry, published their report 'The Limits to Growth', commissioned form a group of experts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which expressed their concerns over short term thinking in international affairs and unbridled consumption of the worlds' natural resources. 'Limits to Growth' predicted that in the foreseeable future, some vital raw materials would start running out. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: The Trouble with Capitalism: 18 June 11

    Sat, 18 Jun 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    In the aftermath of the credit crunch people are thinking about the way banks work, the way financial markets operate, and the values and purposes of the companies that use those markets. And some of the big management thinkers are beginning to put forward ideas that challenge many of the assumptions that have dominated the way business has worked for the past several decades. In this progamme Peter Day hears from management guru Gary Hamel and gets his thoughts on the future of capitalism.

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  • GlobalBiz: Watch Your Language: 11 June 11

    Sat, 11 Jun 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    There is no reason why the words used in corporate communications should be pompous and jargon-ridden but that is how it often turns out to be. Peter Day goes into a huddle with a group of enthusiasts determined to improve the way business language works. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: The Essential Advantage: 04 June 11

    Sat, 4 Jun 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Paul Leinwand and Cesare Meinardi talk to Peter Day about their book - The Essential Advantage. It is an interesting thesis about core competence and how most companies don’t understand what they are actually doing. Global Business hears from them both about their ideas for turning companies around in difficult times and how management consultancy came to have such an important place in business. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Continental Drift: 26 May 11

    Thu, 26 May 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    As the sovereign debt crisis continues what next for the Euro? What next for Europe? Peter Day asks the experts. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: For Your Information: 21 May 11

    Sat, 21 May 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Information seems to be moving right to the heart of the 21st century economy but nobody really knows what it is or how it works. Peter Day talks to pioneers in the field of information management as well as corporate gatekeepers of this valuable commodity we call information to find out what advances are being made with the amount of data we now generate. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Take a Copy: 19 May 11

    Thu, 19 May 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Intellectual property sounds an innocuous enough idea, but patents and copyright have recently been stirring up a lot of strife. Peter Day finds out why copyrigtht in particular is such a contentious issue in the Internet age. Producer: Sanda Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Quick on the Draw: 14 May 11

    Sat, 14 May 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    In an age of high technology communications, two long-established companies in a single German city are still battling each other for supremacy in a global marketplace ... in pencils. In Nuremberg Peter Day asks Faber-Castell and Staedtler how they both stay sharp ... and finds out what light (and shade) they can throw on the success of German industry and the viability of Europe as a single economy. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Watch Your Language: 12 May 11

    Thu, 12 May 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    There is no reason why the words used in corporate communications should be pompous and jargon-ridden but that is how it often turns out to be. Peter Day goes into a huddle with a group of enthusiasts determined to improve the way business language works. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Watch This Space: 07 May 11

    Sat, 7 May 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    America’s space effort faces big upheavals as President Obama reigns in government spending and NASA is told to work in partnership with private enterprise. From the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida and the Mojave Desert, Peter Day asks what happens next on the USA’s journey into space. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Keep it Local: 05 May 11

    Thu, 5 May 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    As pubs struggle to survive, Peter Day travels through villages in Yorkshire and Cumbria to talk to local activists and find out how easy it is to buy and successfully run one of the focal points for any community - the village pub. He looks at the successes and failures and asks whether sheer enthusiasm and community spirit is enough to win through. Is there an economic case for these sorts of projects or can they only survive through grants and subsidies? Producer: Bob Howard Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Managing China: 30 Apr

    Sat, 30 Apr 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Charles-Edouard Bouée from strategy consultants Roland Berger tells Peter Day how Chinese management philosophy is quite different to that in the West. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: For Your Information: 28 Apr 11

    Thu, 28 Apr 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Information seems to be moving right to the heart of the 21st century economy but nobody really knows what it is or how it works. Peter Day talks to pioneers in the field of information management as well as corporate gatekeepers of this valuable commodity we call information to find out what advances are being made with the amount of data we now generate. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Growing Rich in China: 23 Apr 11

    Sat, 23 Apr 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day is back in China to hear from some of the newcomers making a splash on the Chinese business scene. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Watch This Space: 21 Apr 11

    Thu, 21 Apr 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    America's space effort faces big upheavals as President Obama reigns in government spending and NASA is told to work in partnership with private enterprise. From the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida and the Mojave Desert, Peter Day asks what happens next on the USA's journey into space. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Over a Barrel (part 2): 16 Apr 11

    Sat, 16 Apr 11

    Duration:
    26 mins

    Peter Day continues his look at the future of the world energy industry. And in this programme he hears more from three prominent figures in the oil industry: Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, former oil minister for Saudi Arabia, Daniel Yergin, author of The Prize, and Malcolm Brinded of Royal Dutch Shell. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Quick On The Draw: 14 Apr 11

    Thu, 14 Apr 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In an age of high technology communications, two long-established  companies in a single German city are still battling each other for supremacy in a global marketplace ... in pencils. In Nuremberg Peter Day asks Faber-Castell and Staedtler how they both stay sharp ... and finds out what light (and shade) they can throw on the success of German industry and the viability of Europe as a single economy.  Producer: Caroline Bayley    Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Over a Barrel (part 1): 09 Apr 11

    Sat, 9 Apr 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Turmoil across the Middle East sent oil prices jumping and has raised big questions about the security of the energy supplies that have powered the world economy for the past 100 years. Peter Day investigates the future of oil and what the current upheavals might mean for other energy supplies. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: New Bric On The Block: 07 Apr 11

    Thu, 7 Apr 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Brazil, Russia, Indonesia and China are the BRICs - the developing countries experts think are well on their way to the top of the world's economic league table. But now there's talk that the fourth most populous country, Indonesia, is heading there, too. From Jakarta, Peter Day finds out more. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Thinking about Thinking: 02 Apr 11

    Sat, 2 Apr 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day has his 'thinking hat' on for this edition when he hears from two academics from the Rotman School of Management in Toronto, Canada. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Over a Barrel: 31 March 11

    Thu, 31 Mar 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Turmoil across the Middle East sent oil prices jumping and has raised big questions about the security of the energy supplies that have powered the world economy for the past 100 years. Peter Day investigates the future of oil and what the current upheavals might mean for other energy supplies. Producer : Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Two Women: 21 Mar 11

    Mon, 21 Mar 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Investment bankers are talking up Indonesia's chances of joining the BRICs nations. Indonesia's current main international significance is its exported raw materials: coal and oil and palm oil to China and other parts of Asia. But for this programme Peter Day has been hearing from two busy Indonesian women, both conservative Muslims, both mothers, who both have big ideas and businesses. Yanti Isa has a chain of fast food restaurants which she has managed to roll out throughout many of the country's islands. Ligwina Hananto is a personal financial advisor and radio host who believes that by managing their money the expanding middle classes can help advance their country. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Here Comes Indonesia: 14 Mar 11

    Mon, 14 Mar 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Brazil, Russia, India and China are the developing countries many experts think are well on their way to the top of the global economic league table But now there's talk that the world’s fourth most populous country, Indonesia, is heading there, too. Peter Day has been in Jakarta, the capital, to find out more. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Brown by Name, Green by Nature: 07 Mar 11

    Mon, 7 Mar 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day hears from Lester Brown, President of the Earth Policy Institute, about his new book "World on the Edge - How to prevent environmental and economic collapse".

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  • GlobalBiz: Luxury Brands: 28 Feb 11

    Mon, 28 Feb 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    New places are leaping to prominence in the pampered world of luxury. Peter Day hears from some of the people behind the extraordinary hunger for luxury in Asia. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: All at Sea: 21 Feb 2011

    Mon, 21 Feb 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    It's a long time since Britain ruled the maritime world, but ocean transport is still a vital activity in the UK and now wind and water power are making big waves around its shores. Peter Day takes the helm of a container ship to find out what British sea power means today. Producer: Jo Mathys Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Operation Robot: 14 Feb 11

    Mon, 14 Feb 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    The revolution in the operating theatre is only just beginning, but robotic surgery could change the way we think about healthcare ... and the way surgeons work. Peter Day looks at what surgeons are able to achieve with robots now and at the proto-types for healthcare in the future. He asks how significant these advances could be for health in Britain and for British business and hears from the robot pioneers: surgeons, engineers and business people. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Non Consuming Passion: 07 Feb 11

    Mon, 7 Feb 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day hears from Chandran Nair, Management Consultant and Founder of The Global Institute for Tomorrow. Author of a book called 'Consumptionomics: Asia's role in Reshaping Capitalism and saving the planet.' In the book he argues that for years the engine of global capitalism has been fuelled by consumption … but that the world will not be able to cope with the expansion of this style of consumption in the developing world and therefore a new model has to be found. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Off to Market: 31 Jan 11

    Mon, 31 Jan 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    This week on Global Business, Peter Day continues his reports from China this week looking at the country’s economic development …and what may happen next. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Power Play: 24 Jan 11

    Mon, 24 Jan 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day makes a return visit to BYD in Shenzhen, in the Pearl River Delta to meet it’s founder, Wang Chuanfu the man with big ambitions to be the number one car manufacturer in the world by 2020. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: A New Capitalism: 20 Jan 11

    Thu, 20 Jan 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    One of the world's most influential business professors thinks it is time for companies completely to redefine their relationship with society. Prof Michael Porter of Harvard Business School tells Peter Day about the radical changes in corporate operations and responsibilities he is calling for. Producer : Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: China's Dispossessed: 17 Jan 11

    Mon, 17 Jan 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    In the first of a short series of programmes, Peter Day reports from China. This week - the dispossessed. In the past 30 years China’s great economic modernisation programme has required many people to move – to provide a workforce for the thousands of factories producing goods for the global market and for big domestic infrastructure projects like the 3 Gorges Dam and now the South to North Water Diversion project. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: All At Sea: 13 Jan 11

    Thu, 13 Jan 11

    Duration:
    28 mins

    It is a long time since Britain ruled the maritime world, and North Sea oil has peaked. But ocean transport is still a vital UK activity and wind and water power are making big waves around our shores. Peter Day takes the helm of a container ship to find out what British sea power means today. Producer: Jo Mathys Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Bitter Pills: 10 Jan 11

    Mon, 10 Jan 11

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Britain's pharmaceutical giants invest millions in the search for better cures but has it worked? Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: China Dispossessed: 06 Jan 11

    Thu, 6 Jan 11

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The vast national urbanisation plan to take Chinese people out of poverty leaves behind many who are dispossessed of land and homes, or see their farms drowned by huge new water and power projects. Peter Day hears about some of the problems caused by China's rush for prosperity. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Back on the Road: 30 Dec 10

    Thu, 30 Dec 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The United States auto industry has just limped through the biggest industrial car crash in history. The Ford Motor Company has an industry outsider, Alan Mulally, at the helm as its new chief executive. He tells Peter Day how he changed the way Ford works and it is now back in the business of selling cars. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Michael Porter: 27 Dec 10

    Mon, 27 Dec 10

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day hears a challenge to capitalism from one of the most influential business thinkers in the world. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Mark Anderson: 03 Jan 11

    Thu, 23 Dec 10

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Mark Anderson takes a look ahead at 10 of the key things he thinks will prove to be significant over the coming 12 months. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Asia Bling: 23 Dec 10

    Thu, 23 Dec 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    New places are leaping to prominence in the pampered world of luxury. Peter Day hears from some of the people behind the extraordinary hunger for luxury in Asia. Producer: Sandra Kanthal & Neil Koenig Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Dame Barbara Stocking: 20 Dec 10

    Mon, 20 Dec 10

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day hears from the Chief Executive of Oxfam, Dame Barbara Stocking. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Euro on the Rocks? 16 Dec 10

    Wed, 15 Dec 10

    Duration:
    58 mins

    As the Euroland crisis spreads from one country to another, In Business joins forces with The Report to examine what's happening and why it matters. The Report investigates the fallout from the Irish collapse on the British economy and then Peter Day is joined by a distinguished panel to discuss the future of the euro.

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  • GlobalBiz: Not for Profits: 13 Dec 10

    Mon, 13 Dec 10

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Why are they no really large not for profit organisations? Peter Day hears why from two Harvard Business School professors: Allen Grossman and Robert Kaplan. They argue that the non profit sector needs to adopt many of the features of the marketplace, so efficient organisations can grow, while less efficient ones dwindle, just like companies do. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Bitter Pills: 09 Dec 10

    Thu, 9 Dec 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Britain's pharmaceutical companies have invested hundreds of millions of pounds in a search for new drugs and treatments which has not delivered the breakthroughs that were promised when the money was spent. It's a problem for the whole global industry, too. Peter Day asks if there are better ways of undertaking this quest for a cure. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Chinese Hare, Indian Tortoise? 06 Dec 10

    Mon, 6 Dec 10

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Peter Day asks two expert witnesses to compare the two countries vying for the position of number one in the world economy: India and China. Is it a race, and if so, which of them will win? Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Operation Robot: 02 Dec 10

    Thu, 2 Dec 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    The revolution in the operating theatre is only just beginning, but robotic surgery could change the way we think about healthcare ... and the way surgeons work. Peter Day looks at what surgeons are able to achieve with robots now and at the proto-types for healthcare in the future. He asks how significant these advances could be for health in Britain and for British business and hears from the robot pioneers: surgeons, engineers and business people. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Growing Pains: 29 Nov 10

    Mon, 29 Nov 10

    Duration:
    27 mins

    In the middle of a recession renewed economic growth is always considered the great panacea that will get us out of the mess we are in. However, is this really the way to tackle the problems of a finite world? Peter Day wonders if our reliance on growth is a snare and a delusion. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Growing Pains: 25 Nov 10

    Thu, 25 Nov 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In the middle of a recession renewed economic growth is always considered the great panacea that will get us out of the mess we are in. However, is this really the way to tackle the problems of a finite world? Peter Day wonders if our reliance on growth is not a snare and a delusion. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Singapore Start-ups: 15 Nov 10

    Mon, 15 Nov 10

    Duration:
    27 mins

    The Singapore government is dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship. Peter Day takes a close look. Producers: Richard Berenger and Neil Koenig Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Aamir Khan: 08 Nov 10

    Mon, 8 Nov 10

    Duration:
    26 mins

    Peter Day hears about one of the world’s most buoyant movie industries from a someone right in the thick of it. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Crystal Lagoons: 01 Nov 10

    Mon, 1 Nov 10

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Many of us will pay a premium to live by water – whether it’s the sea, a river or a lake. It’s well known amongst property developers but Chilean entrepreneur Fernando Fischmann is unique amongst his peers in having discovered a technique to keep the water in lagoons clear and so attractive to live next to. His company Crystal Lagoons is in high demand to provide that technology right across the world. Here he talks to Peter Day. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Are CEO's up to the job? (part 2): 26 Oct 10

    Tue, 26 Oct 10

    Duration:
    27 mins

    In this programme Peter Day continues his investigation in to what makes a good chief executive. Leading an organisation is not an easy thing to do. And leading a 21st century organisation may be much more difficult than in the 20th century. “Globalisation” has led to the rise of new economies, new companies, striking new organisations from new places, such as India and China. The push into public prominence of the Indian leaders is a striking phenomenon at the top of big multinational corporations, and in leading management schools. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Are CEO's up to the job?

    Tue, 19 Oct 10

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Global Business asks: are chief executives really up to the job in our top companies? Peter Day shines the spotlight on these much praised and vilified high profile leaders. Producer: Lesley McAlpine Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Small World 5 Oct 10

    Tue, 5 Oct 10

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Outsourcing used to be something only big companies did to save money. Now small firms are learning how they can become global organisations from day one.

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  • GlobalBiz: Innovation 28 Sept 10

    Tue, 28 Sep 10

    Duration:
    27 mins

    How do companies generate new ideas turn them into products? Peter Day hears from Professor Vijay Govindarajan. Professor Govindarajan tells him why established companies can innovate as well as start ups, and how they can implement ideas as well as generate them.

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  • GlobalBiz: Power Play: 21 Sept 10

    Tue, 21 Sep 10

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Huge hopes (and vast sums of money) are being pinned on the so-called Intelligent Grid: a new network of electricity systems feeding information about supply and demand across the grid all the time. Peter Day asks what's happening to our power supplies, and why. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: After The Crunch: 16 Sept 10

    Thu, 16 Sep 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    ... comes what? Double dip or W-shaped recovery? Or something much more uncertain? Peter Day reports from the front line of indutsry. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: Hidden Depths: 14 Sept 10

    Tue, 14 Sep 10

    Duration:
    27 mins

    London-born Graham Hawkes is the man who has created a submersible vessel that flies through the deepest ocean like a plane. Peter Day reports from his workshop in California, where he wonders why space exploration makes decades of headlines while it is so hard to get backers for deepsea travel into a world no-one has ever seen. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Presenter: Peter Day

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  • InBiz: Chips off the old Block: 09 Sept 10

    Thu, 9 Sep 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Once upon a time, British computing led the world. In a mobile world, some people think it might be happening again. From Bletchley Park to Bristol, Peter Day reports on the past, present and future of computers UK. Producer: Julie Ball Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • GlobalBiz: It's Only a Game: 7 Sept 10

    Tue, 7 Sep 10

    Duration:
    27 mins

    The story of the video company Ubisoft is pretty compelling ... five brothers in a small town in Brittany in the west of France rescued their parents’ ailing agricultural supply company by creating a new business based on the rudimentary computer games the brother splayed as teenagers in the late 1970s. Yves Guillemot, one of the brothers who created Ubisoft (and who is now chief executive) explains it’s business model and philosophy to Peter Day. Producer: Richard Berenger Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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  • InBiz: Hidden Depths: 02 Sept 10

    Thu, 2 Sep 10

    Duration:
    29 mins

    London-born Graham Hawkes is the man who has created a submersible vessel that flies through the deepest ocean like a plane. Peter Day reports from his workshop in California, where he wonders why space exploration makes decades of headlines while it is so hard to get backers for deep sea travel into a world no-one has ever seen. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Stephen Chilcott

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