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In the past ten years, there have been a string of organizational failures, hundreds, even thousands of people could see what was going on but acted as though they were blind. Silence ensured the problems continued and allowed them to grow. The conditions that create the phenomenon called "wilful blindness" ...
It's the biggest story in the world economy right now - the dramatic fall in the price of oil. It's clearly bad news for oil producers but surely it is good news for the rest of us? So why are the financial markets spooked? Plus, we're venturing to one of the remotest places on earth, in Indonesia, in ...
As China's economy slows this engine room of production is adjusting its prices down in order to stay in the global game. So are we seeing Chinese deflation on the horizon? And as prices fall there, what will the impact be for the rest of us? Linda Yueh talks to three leading economists George Magnus, ...
The oil price has hit a new low and the Russian rouble has continued to slide in value against the dollar: We discuss the political and economic implications for Russia with Dr Sam Greene, director the Russia Institute at King's College, London.
Also, journalist Alex Duval Smith in Mali is guided by ...
Japan goes to the polls this weekend: The BBC's chief business correspondent Linda Yueh explains why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's gamble might pay off, as she talks to William Saito, an adviser to Japan's cabinet. Plus, our reporter Jane O'Brien is at one of the world's biggest international art fairs, ...
Business Daily comes to you from the coal-fields of the Rhineland, in north-west Germany. This is the heart of power generation for Europe's great manufacturing giant, and it's here that an energy experiment is underway - one that may, or may not, offer a template for power generation around the world. ...
Business Correspondent Jonty Bloom travels to France to explore why France seems unable to reform its aneamic economy. We speak to the global risk consultants, Control Risks, about why international power and influence seems to be draining away from the West and we are in Jamaica to ask why, with a female ...
Demonstrators were back on the streets of Athens at the weekend, as the government voted through its latest budget. And now the Troika meets to decide whether Greece has met the austerity measures needed to receive the next bail out instalment of 1.8 billion euros. Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis from the ...
Vast global land transactions take place as nations scramble to ensure they can eat. But are these deals always fair? And what happens when yield countries change their mind? In the Balance talks to Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiya, the man whose job it is to make sure Qatar, a nation which imports 95% of ...
How is China and the rest of the developing world going to take over from the West? Plus how jobs growth in developing countries is outstripping growth in developed nations. And our regular commentator James Srodes in Washington tells us that the recovery in the US jobs market is not all it appears, ...
What is the true price of saving the world's forests? World leaders are meeting in Lima looking to thrash out a deal to set global targets on climate change. But is enough being done right now to protect those on the front line? We hear from the daughter of one Peruvian activist who was murdered whilst ...
Today's Business Daily is all about sport. Statistics transformed baseball, helping managers choose the best players. Now similar techniques are being applied in business. And psychological profiles developed for business are being used to get the most out of sports people. Plus we'll be proving that ...
We've all heard the stories of big international companies which avoid billions of dollars in tax by funnelling revenues through so-called offshore tax havens. So how do the countries involved justify hosting these arrangements and what do they say to the US and European governments telling them to clean ...
Business Daily tackles a potentially very depressing subject - epidemic illness. But it is not all horror and death. We hear how Ebola has taken a terrible toll on the tourist trade in Gambia but that it is nevertheless having less effect on the wider economy of West Africa than you might expect. And ...
In the Balance addresses the challenges currently menacing what has been, in recent years, one of the world's more robust emerging economies - Russia. The conflict in Ukraine, the resulting western sanctions on Russia, and separately the rapid drop in the international oil price have all conspired to ...
Members of OPEC are meeting in Vienna to discuss their oil production and how to push up the falling oil price, but so far their talk of cutting production has had little effect. The BBC's economics correspondent Andrew Walker is at the meeting in Vienna and tells us why the talks aren't having the desired ...
Money and power, that's what today's Business Daily is all about. Once upon a time OPEC could hold the world to ransom. Not anymore. On the eve of a key meeting of the big oil producing nations in Vienna we look at how new sources of oil have drained the influence of the cartel. But can America's new ...
The collapse of bogus ponzi schemes in India has left vulnerable investors stripped of their life savings and has resulted in more than 80 suicides. Anu Anand reports on why people, who couldn't afford to lose out, have risked everything in a badly regulated and inadequately managed market. We also hear ...
A change in the law in Bolivia allowing children as young as 10 to work is raising fears for the human rights of the country's youth. Katy Watson reports from there. And we hear from Lars Johansen a senior child labour specialist at the International Labour Organisation about Bolivia and beyond, to find ...
Germany's economy is teetering on the brink of a new recession - we ask what is Berlin's plan to turn things around and will it do anything to help the rest of the eurozone? Ed Butler speaks to the German Deputy Finance Minister Steffen Kampeter and discusses the issues with Marcel Fratzscher, head of ...
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