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Business Daily takes a second look at carbon, one of the most versatile of all the elements, in the latest the programme's series looking at the economy from the point of view of the elements of the periodic table. We all now know that carbon-based fossil fuels are driving global warming, threatening ...
Since Rwanda's civil war, with 800,000 killed in a genocidal massacre, the country has achieved a remarkable economic recovery. But in a report for Business Daily by Gabriel Gatehouse, we look behind the dynamic economic activity to find that life remains hard for those people unwilling to toe the government line.
Why being poor makes us less intelligent, as our minds become preoccupied with the business of just getting by; and we hear from the author of the UN's economic forecast for 2014. And Lucy Kellaway considers what makes a good bit of blurb for your Twitter profile.
Car sales are rising in many parts of the world. It seems that wherever you are, as soon as people have got a bit of cash the first thing they want to buy is a car. The industry-leading Detroit motor show has launched new models amid a wave of optimism from the US car makers. But will the popularity ...
The web privacy of a billion people is supervised from a small town in rural Ireland. We meet the regulator whose job ballooned as the likes of Facebook relocated to Ireland. Also in the programme, are some people innately more imaginative than others, or do we all have an inner creative being that is ...
France is rich, but also unhappy, according to surveys. We ask French economist Daniel Cohen why that is. Also in the programe, we hear from Rahul Tandon in Calcutta about the dying Indian profession of street typists. And James Srodes tells us about a new company that hopes to use online techniques ...
Carbon, the fundamental building block of life, source of virtually all our energy and a source of incredible world-wide wealth; but what happens when we hit a carbon crunch?
Carbon, the fundamental building block of life, source of virtually all our energy and a source of incredible world-wide wealth; but what happens when we hit a carbon crunch?
How do we deal with stress at work? Business Daily hears, first hand, from the highfliers who've coped with stress and about strategies for managing it well. We speak to one financial high flier, John Binns, who suffered serious depression caused, in part, by the pressures of work. We ask whether mindfulness ...
European leaders have met the economic challenges posed by the euro crisis but now need to reconnect with their electorates or face some grim political consequences says former Italian Prime Minister and former European Commissioner Mario Monti. He believes politicians are failing to be upfront and honest ...
How do you make the vast Nigerian city of Lagos work for all its inhabitants, not just those with a lot of money? It's the country's business capital, so how it performs affects the rest of the country, but how do you make it work for everyone, not just those with a lot of money? Nkem Ifejika is joined ...
Leonardo DiCaprio on the financial crisis, the American dream, and badly behaved bankers. DiCaprio talks to Justin Rowlatt about his newfilm, Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street', and whether the American dream is based on greed, or the simple desire for a better life. The film has received criticism ...
Will working life be more fun in the future, or will it mean drudgery for most of us? Will people still be working for big companies, or increasingly for themselves? And should we stop thinking about having a work-life balance? The original business guru Charles Handy, Microsoft UK's Chief Envisioning ...
We speak to the high priest of randomness, Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the bird that made him famous - the Black Swan. And we're in Spain for the first of our series on the world's vanishing professions. Plus, why having big families can make people less likely to become involved in health programmes.
As Greenland looks to the future it faces a tough choice, protecting its unique environment against its chance of economic growth via the mining sector. Which way will it go? We also hear about Botswana, another nation in which mining has and is playing a huge economic role.
Peru, one of the South American nations now enjoying very rapid growth. And, fancy a flutter? One of the UK's top fund managers tells us the guiding principles which helped him make billions of dollars for his clients. Plus: why we shouldn't worry if our children don't land that top flight job first ...
In the Balance this week looks at the prospects for the global economy in 2014. Our panel of international economists tackles a number of big issues, including the difficult task of scaling back America's economic stimulus without panic in the markets or a massive flight of money out of emerging nations. ...
Management consultant turned comedian Colm O'Regan takes a tour of his homeland, hoping to take the road to recovery after recession. However, he discovers that the Irish economic upturn - though heralded internationally - hasn't left Ireland's people much to laugh about.
Top bankers still get paid multi-million bonuses, despite having almost brought the global financial system to its knees five years ago. The BBC's Business Editor Robert Peston dispatches his colleague Laurence Knight - himself a former investment banker - to find out why.
How can sound be used to influence our spending behaviour and boost companies' profits? We find out how certain retailers are subconsciously speaking to us using computer generated soundscapes. Plus could the humble voice be the technology of the future? We'll be road-testing the very latest in voice ...
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