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Illegal Loans at Ireland's Rogue Bank

Duration:
29 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 17 April 2014

After years of austerity, how are the people of Ireland reacting to the fact that a court has found two former executives of Anglo-Irish Bank guilty of orchestrating a secret and illegal scheme to lend money to a select group of rich people to buy shares in the company? Also, shares in the Chinese company Weibo have received a lukewarm reception from investors as they make their debut in New York. World Business Report hears about the huge challenges that face China's rival to Twitter. Meanwhile, Taiwan has banned the catching, selling and eating of dolphins for more than 20 years after it faced international pressure against dolphin hunting. But recent cases have shown that there is still an active blackmarket trade in dolphin meat. We hear how eating dolphins still happens in some areas.

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