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A CEO who took a million dollar pay-cut and gave his workers more, tells us why he did it and we ask what's the best wage level for success in a company, a country or in a pocket? With Dan Price of Gravity Payments, former George W Bush adviser Diana Furchtgott-Roth and Fight for $15 campaigner Kendall Fells.
We look at the state of a country that's become a springboard for an increasing number of migrants risking all to reach European shores. Riccardo Fabiani, senior analyst for North Africa at Eurasia Group in London, tells us Libya is "almost a failed state". Also, we look at the global oil industry amid ...
Business Daily looks back at the tragic disaster that some say marked a turning-point for the global fashion industry. It's two years this week since the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh, one of the worst industrial accidents of modern times. The eight-storey factory building collapsed, leaving 1100 ...
What do Thomas the Tank Engine, lifeboats, pilates, and the Bee Gees have in common? They are all success stories from the Isle of Man. The small independent island in the middle of the Irish Sea is now hoping to give a wholesome boost to the bad boy of digital currencies, Bitcoin. Zoe Kleinman speaks ...
We examine what will be one of the biggest trade deals of the century so far. China has this week pledged $46 billion for road and rail-building in Pakistan. It's a massive investment package that its proponents say could transform this struggling Asian economy into a major trading hub. But who will ...
Some experts reckon Greece has just 3 weeks before it runs out of money, and that a deal with creditors looks unlikely. But without any legal precedent, how would Grexit occur? Also, we hear from one of BP's top shareholders on how the oil major is faring exactly five years after the Gulf of Mexico ...
Two years on from the Rana Plaza disaster in Dhaka, Bangladesh where a factory collapsed killing over 1100 workers, what has changed in the global rag trade? Are workers safer? Are wages fairer? Are we as consumers any more willing to pay a higher price for our clothes to ensure that the one in six of ...
It's the end of an era for small family-owned businesses in India as the government opens up things like candle-making and pickle-production to big business. The BBC's Anu Anand speaks to chutney makers in New Dehli, and we get reaction from Karan A Chanana, chairman & CEO of India's Amera Nature Foods. ...
What does it take to keep a business running profitably amid conflict? Reporter Venetia Rainey reports on wine makers in Syria and Lebanon and we speak to Zaytoun, a UK-based company which distributes Palestinian olive oil in international markets. Plus we ask if it's possible for companies to stay neutral. ...
We unpick the latest figures from China: growth down, exports down. With some of the worst data since the financial crisis began, how concerned should we be about China? And is the transition to a consumer economy happening fast enough? Our chief business correspondent, Linda Yeuh, gives her verdict. ...
We examine Abenomics, Japan's bold economic experiment. For more than twenty years the country's been trapped in a cycle of falling prices and negative growth. But since 2012, the government, with its new Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has been throwing hundreds of billions of dollars at the economy, hoping ...
Business Daily looks at a curious phenomenon affecting Europe - the negative value of debt. Buy some bonds, these days, and European governments will actually charge you to own them. What is going on? Also, floating boaters - the exclusive world of the super-rich and their even more super-yachts, and ...
What are the risks for businesses and governments from cyber attack? What protection is available? And how high are the stakes if we get this wrong? We talk to four specialists from the field of cyber analysis who are world leaders in the business of how to protect us from cyber threats.
Simon Jack presents the programme from the Grand National horse race in the UK, while Pauline McCole reports on the power and influence of the Hong Kong Jockey Club in the Chinese territory. We also hear from Michael Lewis, former trader and author of Liar's Poker, on how the odds of gambling on the ...
Tanya Beckett reports from France, where a quarter of young people are unemployed. She visits one charity trying to help educated young people in the deprived suburbs of Paris find work. And as Greece faces yet another deadline to repay its lenders, leading economists at a conference in Paris held by ...
Today the Greek prime minister is travelling to Moscow for talks with Russia, despite the country being shunned by other western nations for its alleged involvement in the Ukraine conflict. Is a Greek exit from the euro actually getting closer than we think? Lena Komileva of the economic analytics group, ...
Technology correspondent Zoe Kleinman explores how the use of computer algorithms and a more scientific approach are transforming the ancient art of matchmaking. Mathematician Chris McKinley tells how he cracked the code behind online dating, resulting in hundreds of responses from single women. Daniel ...
Ed Butler visits Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan where the biggest threat of may not come from Islamic State or the low oil price, but from the central government. Over the last year a budget dispute with Baghdad has caused state revenues to dry up with many workers and the army owed months of pay. Some are ...
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank - the AIIB - offers China a potent voice on the world stage and challenges the dollar-based financial institutions with which it may one day compete including the IMF and the World Bank. So is this a defining moment in the rise of China? Pippa Malmgren, former ...
Peace and security has made Erbil in Iraqi Kursdistan an attractive place for shoppers and holiday makers from Baghdad and other Iraqi cities facing security issues. But now the collapse of the oil price and a budget dispute with Baghdad is leading to rising unemployment, unpaid workers and an exodus ...
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