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Business Daily today focusses on Greece - a vote for change from the electorate, as the left-wing Syriza party is swept to power. But are Greece's European partners ready to finance an end to austerity? We hear from Athens and seek the German perspective. Also in the programme, speculating on what life ...
Billions of dollars are being spent trying to keep our towns and cities safe from the global terror threat but is it money well spent? Listen to former US Assistant Secretary of State James Rubin, the man in charge of policing London before the 7/7 terror attack there in 2005 Lord Blair, the BBC's security ...
In the eurozone, shares rise, the currency falls, and bond yields drop as the European Central Bank unveils quantitative easing. Will all that money being printed ever trickle down to the real economy? We ask Andrew Wilson, chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Also, the BBC's Mishal ...
The European Central Bank announces a 60bn euros per month asset-buying programme as the eurozone economy continues to flag. The BBC's Andrew Walker talks us through the details, and Gemma Godfrey, head of investment strategy at Brooks MacDonald, tells us what it means for the markets. Plus, we look ...
The European Central Bank is expected to announce a massive asset-buying programme - otherwise known as quantitative easing, or QE - in an effort to revive the eurozone economy, but skeptics say it may not make much of a difference. Plus, we look at how the euro's buying power varies hugely throughout ...
In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said that the US economy is healed and it's time to turn the page, and create a stronger and more expensive safety net for middle class and poor Americans. Is he right? We speak to Adam Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International ...
Growth figures from China are the lowest in nearly 25 years.And the IMF has reduced its earlier global forecast. What's of most concern? We hear from Olivier Blanchard, the IMF's chief economist, and from Miranda Carr, director of the UK consultancy, Mulan Advisory & Investments, which gives advice on ...
Are India's leaders prioritising economic growth over freedom of expression for environmental pressure groups like Greenpeace? We hear from Priya Pillai, a campaigner for Greenpeace India, and get the response from Narasimha Rao from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party - the BJP. Also on the programme, ...
If women had an equal slice of the global economic cake, output could soar by as much as 40%. So it seems like a no brainer that women might then look forward to a fairer share? And yet the division of the economic spoils for women in terms of job prospects, earnings and basic employment rights are nowhere ...
Is Switzerland in danger of losing its status as a safe haven for investors? And who are the winners and losers of the sharp rise in the Swiss Franc? We ask Kern Alexander, professor at the University of Zurich. Also on the programme, why don't women speak up at business meetings? Psychology researcher ...
Steve Evans in Seoul investigates the evolving economy of North Korea. He speaks to Andrei Lankov, a Russian academic in Seoul, who explains how capitalism is bleeding in to North Korean society. Swiss businessman Felix Abt tells him how he set up the Pyongyang Business School, and North Korean tour ...
Why does the family firm work in South Korea when in many countries hereditary leaders aren't considered to be the best bosses. Plus the government's attempts to put everything online with its e-Government programme.
Business Daily is gripped by the spectre of falling prices. A good thing, some might reckon, as everything in the shops gets cheaper. But the legacy of past crises suggests it's not so simple. Could deflation spell disaster for the eurozone. What is it anyway, and why is it so bad? We hear from two UK ...
We explore the effect a crashing oil price is having on oil companies - it's reported some of them are renting entire ocean-going super-tankers just to store the stuff while they wait for the price to rise. Also, in the year of a crucial global Climate Summit, we ask what cheap oil means for the renewable ...
Stalling growth in China - stalling growth in many places for that matter - Eurozone debt with Greece teetering on the brink, rock bottom oil prices, Middle East unrest and Putin with his back against the wall. How significant a year will 2015 be for the global economy? To reflect on these things and ...
Does it help to have psychopathic traits when trying to forge a career in business? We look at the links between psychopathy, leadership and capitalism. Kevin Dutton, professor of psychology at Oxford University, argues that certain psychopathic traits - detachment, coolness under pressure and a lack ...
Deflation, fear and financial markets: in the bond market, investors are effectively paying the German government to hold their money for them. Mike Amey, managing director at Pimco, one of the world's largest bond investors, tells us what that says about where the world economy is heading. Also, Calcultta ...
How do the super-rich spend their cash? We investigate the lives of the 1% and the people who help them spend and invest their money. Mark Pearson from the OECD tells us how the world's wealth gap is widening. We also speak to Alex Cheadle of Ten Lifestyle Management - a company that helps rich people ...
With the oil price dropping to new record lows, we ask how low can it go? Also in the programme, the boss of Rolls Royce explains why we should be happy to see the super-rich splashing out on luxury cars. And our regular commentator James Srodes reflects on recent scandals over the misbehaviour of American ...
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly believes the eurozone can manage a Greek exit. Is that really true? And what does this mean for the ECB's eurozone stimulus plans? Also we have a report from the Mount Prison in Hertfordshire, where criminals are being employed to make high-end kitchenware. ...
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