BBC Business Daily: Episodes

Big business now actively seeks out hackers to help guard their data, parents look for kit to keep track of their kids and can the secret services keep up, in the internet age?
We delve into demographics: The UN forecasts that the world's population will reach 11 billion by the end of this century - but can Planet Earth feed that many mouths?
Is Australian Coal Seam Gas the new fracking? Plus our regular columnist Lucy Kellaway looks at whether viral acts of revenge work.
We're down on the farm with a vist to one of Europe's biggest agricultural trade shows in County Laois in Ireland. Against the background of the country's national ploughing championships, Manuela Saragosa and her guests put our dependence on the land under the spotlight. Duck farmer Stuart Steele, and ...
Should we be worried about whether China's new leadership is capable of tackling the country's seemingly endemic corruption and its mounting debts? Also in the programme, part three of Lucy Kellaway's history of the office looks at the invention of the career ladder.
Will oil and coal reserves never be dug up due to fears about climate change, and are energy firms therefore massively overvalued by the financial markets?
Venezuela, one of the world's biggest oil producers, faces spiralling inflation and food shortages as the economy lurches into crisis. But why?
A bank intern died recently, after allegedly working 72 hours non-stop. Is this the norm? Plus a top US regulator says we are better prepared to tackle the next derivatives bubble.
The coalition which results from Angela Merkel's landslide victory will shape the country's economic policy, with huge implications for the rest of Europe. Business Daily, with Simon Jack, comes from Frankfurt, the financial heart of Germany, where we talk to Jens Ulbrich the Chief Economist of the Bundesbank ...
As German voters head to the polls to elect a new parliament, In the Balance asks whether the rest of Europe should be more like Germany? High exports, low unemployment and a hard-working population, is that the perfect recipe for economic success? And we ask Spaniards working in Germany how they see ...
Business Daily comes from Hamburg in Germany, ahead of the German elections.
Ahead of the German elections, Business Daily examines today's economic relationship between Poland and Germany. Simon Jack talks to students at Warsaw University, Ernst & Young Poland and the chair of the German Outsourcing Association. Just how do today's close ties survive in the shadow of a difficult past?
As the world awaits the tapering of the US cash stimulus, we examine how the crisis has affected jobs. New research suggests that the fear of unemployment makes many work harder.
With the election of a new Iranian President, can the country's struggling economy recover? And could diplomatic overtures towards the West lead towards an easing of sanctions?
Is this the beginning of the end for quantitative easing? The Fed's been pumping billions into the US economy for years. But some say the policy could start to change this week.
Five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, we look at the impact on the global economy. Have lessons been learned from the collapse of one of America's biggest and most prestigious investment banks? Three women with ring-side seats at the events that triggered the greatest recession since the ...
A special programme marking five years since the collapse of Lehman brothers, the event which marked the defining moment of the credit crunch.
We hear from the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group awards how global cities like Bogota, San Francisco and 2020 Olympics host Tokyo are making themselves more environmentally friendly and Rohit Aggarwala tells us why it works, plus our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway continues her series on the office ...
Bollywood and Nollywood make more movies than Hollywood yet Tinseltown outspends them everytime. But that's changing. Two top directors of world cinema talk money and the movies.
Does discriminating in favour of the disadvantaged actually put them at a greater disadvantage? Business Daily reports from Brazil on the effort to bring a more representative racial mix to the nation's universities. And we're also in the US - where the first affirmative action programmes were introduced ...
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