The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.
Share this with
Stones aren't just dug up anymore - they're also dredged from the sea and grown from gas.
Can the continent invest in its youth, or will it be sunk by collapsing commodity prices?
As sterling wilts and imported guitar prices rise, should we fret about "currency wars"?
Is corruption behind the latest crisis in DRC? Is more violence "all but inevitable"?
Is the growing resistance of infections to medicines the biggest threat facing humanity?
Economic truths about the supposed pro-Trump demographic, and why the polls may be wrong.
Wed 19 Oct 2016
An economist, psychoanalyst, soldier and statistician on how to survive uncertain times
Tue 18 Oct 2016
About half of all drug research is paid for by charitable foundations and public bodies.
Mon 17 Oct 2016
War and the Ebola epidemic crushed Liberia's education system. Can private firms fix it?
Fri 14 Oct 2016
Amid slowing growth, can the BRICS economies still reshape the world order?
Thu 13 Oct 2016
Hispanics are thriving in San Antonio, but representation in big business has lagged.
Wed 12 Oct 2016
Will this great international capital be harmed by the UK's decision to leave the EU?
Tue 11 Oct 2016
Is Nigeria facing a banking crisis? One analyst says so. Another is more optimistic.
Mon 10 Oct 2016
Who will suffer most from a tough British exit from the EU?
Fri 7 Oct 2016
The view from the Rust Belt and a former Mexican President about NAFTA and Donald Trump
Thu 6 Oct 2016
Some say Africa's been left behind by globalisation. Is ever-freer global trade fairer?
Wed 5 Oct 2016
It's the world's fastest growing major economy. But has globalisation helped the poorest?
Tue 4 Oct 2016
Joe Miller reports from the colonias - unregulated settlements - on the US-Mexico border.
Mon 3 Oct 2016
Deutsche faces a potential $14bn fine. Could it trigger a wider banking industry crisis?
Fri 30 Sep 2016
Hyperloops, medical diagnostics, modular satellites - it's all happening in Utah.
Thu 29 Sep 2016
Unpicking the big new buzzword at the annual futurist technology conference in Utah.
Wed 28 Sep 2016
In the final programme in the series we look at the rarest members of the periodic table.
Fri 5 Aug 2016
Why we should all be working well into our twilight years
Tue 2 Aug 2016
Two years after Russia banned some western food imports, what impact has it had?
Fri 6 May 2016
What happens when you abandon consumerism?
Fri 5 Feb 2016
"It looks like a lunar landscape", one farmer says of Australia's drought effects.
Wed 3 Feb 2016
Should governments intervene in what we eat – and does it work when they do?
Fri 4 Sep 2015
Is migration good for an economy? And India's Maggi food scare continues to hurt Nestle.
Thu 3 Sep 2015
What China really spends on guns, India's Muslim job-seekers, and Azerbaijan's oil curse.
Wed 2 Sep 2015
Why do women make up such a comparatively small proportion of India's formal work force?
Download every programme.
See all podcasts