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Business Secretary Vince Cable has spoken to the Today programme's John Humphrys about the three options short-listed by the Airports Com...
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Certain airlines, including British Airways (BA), have said it is no longer necessary to switch off laptops, tablets and e-readers during...
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Business news with Simon Jack.
- America's central bank, the Federal
Reserve, has made its first big step towards removing the massive stimulus it
has been providing for the US economy. Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at
Pantheon Macroeconomics, analyses.
Pettifor, director of PRIME Economics, and Brian Hilliard, economist and senior
analyst at Societe Generale, discuss debt and borrowing in the UK.
Wall Street closed at a record high on Wednesday 18
December. Simon Jack and economist George Magnus discuss.
A search will resume on Thursday for a sailor who was swept off a small cargo ship in bad weather. Mike
Puplett, Humber Coastguard’s watch manager, reports.
The Foreign Office has
despatched a plane to South Sudan this morning to evacuate British citizens
amid escalating violence in the country. David de Dau, director of the
Agency for Independent Media, and Dr Mareike Schomerus, from the Department for
International Development at the London School of Economics, discuss.
Business news with Simon Jack.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) is forecasting that UK
house prices will rise by 8% in 2014, with rents rising by 2%. Peter Bolton
King, the organisation’s global residential director, explains.
Business Secretary Vince Cable has ruled
out a complete ban on zero-hours contracts, saying they offer employers
"welcome flexibility". Mr Cable speaks to John
The paper review.
Machines are becoming
increasingly more intelligent - able to see, speak and even think just like us because of
so-called "deep learning". The BBC’s science correspondent,
Rebecca Morelle, explains.
Thought for the Day, with the
Reverend Dr Michael Banner, dean and fellow of Trinity College in Cambridge.
Britain is in danger of being left with "hollowed-out" armed forces, the UK's top military officer has warned. The BBC’s defence correspondent Caroline Wyatt reports;
plus Colonel Richard Williams, a former SAS commander, examines.
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe,
Metropolitan Police Commissioner, discusses the serious questions facing the
UK’s biggest police force with presenter John Humphrys.
central bank, the Federal Reserve, has made its first big step towards removing
the massive stimulus it has been providing for the US economy. The BBC’s business
editor Robert Peston reports.
The European Space Agency is set
to launch the Gaia telescope into orbit with the task of mapping a billion
stars in our galaxy. Dr Heather Campbell from the University of Cambridge and
Professor Gerry Gilmore, who has led the UK's involvement in the mission,
The Russian President Vladimir
Putin is delivering his annual press conference on 19 December, and is expected
to discuss the country’s relationship with Ukraine. The BBC’s diplomatic
correspondent Bridget Kendall reports; plus Natalia Narochnitskaya, who has
previously served as an MP for Mr Putin's party, analyses.
Airlines are saying it is no longer necessary to switch off
laptops during the landing process. David
Leaumont, operations and safety editor at Flight Global,
Business news with Simon Jack. Rangers FC is set to hold its
first annual general meeting (AGM) since it announced operating losses of £14m
two years ago. Joe McLean, an advisory partner with Grant Thornton,
The initial findings of a judge into whether British
intelligence was involved in rendition and the mistreatment of detainees will
be published on 19 December. Sir Malcolm Rifkind, chair of the Intelligence and
Security Committee, speaks to presenter Mishal Husain.
Geologists on the hunt for precious minerals in Antarctica
say they have for the first time discovered deposits of igneous rock that yield
diamonds. Geologist Dougal Jerram and Dieter Helm, economist and professor of
energy policy at the University of Oxford, discuss.
An activist based in Raqqa, Syria describes the horror of everyday life in the city.