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Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promise of economic reforms, one of the India's most celebrated authors sees a bleak future for the the very poor in the country. Arundhati Roy says she believes India's entrenched caste system means that even as the economy grows, the most socially and economically ...
Business Daily today lifts the lid on the loo. One third of the world's population lack proper sanitation according to the UN. And it's not just a personal nightmare for the billions affected, it's an economic challenge as well. We hear from aid agencies, the UN and from a man who wants to make the toilet ...
Business Daily today looks in detail at what makes a successful entrepreneur. Exactly who are they, and how do you help them create blockbuster companies? The thoughts of a leading UK thinktank and of leading experts from Israel - which is the world's highest per capita investor in homegrown research ...
Japan's back in recession. The government's calling the news shocking, having spent billions trying to stimulate growth. What are the implications for the wider global economy? Also in the programme, on Global Entreprise Week, we hear from enterprise expert, Linda Rottenburg of the US-based mentoring ...
The BBC's technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones hears from some of the world's top tech entrepreneurs about how to make money from publishing online. From music to long form journalism - how do you monetise content and make people want to pay to listen or watch the latest news and entertainment? ...
Rich ones, poor ones, democratic and authoritarian ones - leaders of all kinds are meeting in Australia this weekend at the G20 summit. But with Europe teetering on the brink of recession and China's growth slowing - what can they do to inspire confidence in the global economy? Plus: giving bad batteries ...
How easy is it for a company to get it wrong on social media? We hear about the businesses that get it right, and the ones that messed up. Also, we take a look at Hungary's unorthodox economy. Plus the world's property hot spots: Dubai, New York, Sydney - and Windhoek, Namibia. We hear why house prices ...
Business Daily today reports on the latest fines levied against five of the world's biggest banks. British and American regulators are demanding more than 3 billion dollars for alleged foreign exchange manipulation. Plus the latest on the economic cost of Ebola. The UN says it's not just the disease ...
The risks of a global water crisis, as the demands for food and from business increase world-wide. Some experts predict a 55% increase in global water demand by 2050, and yet supply is already stretched as global warming affects rainfall in many countries. We look at water conflict, at calls for water ...
Business Daily today looks at alleged currency manipulation. Banks in London and New York are accused of illegally fixing rates between them, to extract millions of dollars in profit. After months of investigation, the regulators' are expected to impose tough fines this week. Also we get a taste of Caribbean ...
In the Balance comes from the Kilkenomics economics and comedy festival in Kilkenny, Ireland. Simon Jack and guests meet in Cleere's pub to discuss the economic issues of the day. Ireland is predicted to be the fastest growing Eurozone economy in 2014, but what dangers lie beneath the surface? And what ...
Business Daily comes from the Kilkenomics Festival in Ireland. It's a blend of economic conference and comedy fringe where standups and economists put the Irish economy under the spotlight. It's been no laughing matter but this year it is predicted to be the fastest growing in Europe. But does it feel ...
The collapsing price of crude oil - a thirty per cent slide on global markets in just three months. It could soon become a crisis for some oil-producing nations. But - could a falling oil price prove the salvation of the global economy. Why is it happening, and who stands to gain?
The US midterm election result: what will a newly-elected Republican Senate mean for President Obama in his efforts to stimulate a US recovery in his last two years in office? Will it spell progress or just more gridlock on Capitol Hill? A former economic adviser to the President, Larry Summers, gives ...
Commodity prices have dropped 12% in the last 3 months alone, hitting a five year low. That's bad news for countries that dig up the metals, drill the oil, or grow the food, but according to the IMF it could be good news for the global economy as a whole. Also, we have a report from Darjeeling in the ...
The US Congressional elections being held this week are known as the midterms, because they come half-way through the President's term in office. So how will the state of the US economy and in particular the challenges in the jobs market affect voting. Also in the programme, our regular contributor Lucy ...
BBC World Service Economics correspondent Andrew Walker enjoys the wisdom of country and western singing money manager Merle Hazard (also known as Nashville fund manager Jon Shayne) for this week's In the Balance programme. Listen to Merle's latest song about the perils of being a central banker. Andrew ...
Cinema in China: With box office receipts poised to overtake Hollywood's, is China's film industry a rival for its US counterpart, or can the two learn from each other?
Iraq: The Islamic State's occupation of the oil-rich north and its bombings in Baghdad are exacting a heavy toll on the country's businesses and economy, but not on the oil price. Also in the programme, Jeremy Wagstaff warns us of the many companies who covertly harvest data from our mobile phones.
Tax avoidance: the OECD's plans to make the likes of Google, Amazon and Starbucks pay their dues. Plus, SAP's first American head, Bill McDermott, tells why he's livin' the dream. Also in the programme we take a look at the global wellness industry.
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