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In the third and final part of Business Daily’s Mongolia series Justin Rowlatt is in the country’s capital, Ulaanbaatar where he meets the foreign investors who are keen to do business in the up-and-coming economy. It’s a country rich in natural resources, and many businesses are ready for the ...
In the Balance leaves the studio today to find out whether Uganda is on track to achieve its economic ambitions. With oil wealth expected for this landlocked African nation can it avoid the resource curse that has blighted the economic fortunes of other developing countries?
Ros Atkins is joined at Makerere ...
This week Business Daily has been visiting capitals across the Eurozone. Is the crisis really over or are recent events in Cyprus a stark reminder of how fragile the region is? Yves Bertonici is the Director of Notre Europe, a think-tank committed to more EU integration. We ask him whether the bailout ...
The Islamic finance industry is worth trillions of dollars and it's growing, but this brings with it a whole new set of problems - can Islamic law be standardised? We hear how the business works in Malaysia and the issues faced in Nigeria when mixing religion and commerce. The programme receives advice ...
The world's top emerging economies promise new measures to support development and infrastructure in poor countries. But are the BRICS really a force for good in Africa?
We hear from the chemicals firm Bayer Material Science about how innovation could soon be turning carbon dioxide gas into mattresses. Also, technology historian George Dyson explains how innovations of the past, made by Alan Turing, paved the way for modern computing. And the pros and cons of driverless cars.
This edition of Business Daily comes from Rome. European financial markets have been relatively benign since Mario Draghi, the head of the European Central Bank, famously said last year that he'd do "whatever it takes" to save the euro. But could the Cypriot bailout and political gridlock in Italy throw ...
The euro single currency was supposed to unite Europe.

Closer European economic and political integration was supposed to make it impossible to repeat the terrible conflicts of the twentieth century.

But today in Cyprus, the euro is once again THE source of tension - antagonism even - amongst the ...
There are more than a billion cars in the world today and the number is growing rapidly. Can cutting-edge car technology help to prevent global gridlock? Theo Leggett travels to San Francisco and Mumbai to look at the future on four wheels. We'll hear from Bill Ford Jnr, Chairman of Ford Motor Co. and ...
Fully one quarter of the entire Mongolian population has left its traditional herding lifestyle behind and moved to the city. We find out what has brought about such changes to Mongolian society. Plus why the country is expected to be one of the fastest growing nations in the world this year.
What is going on in Cyprus? With the Cypriot parliament rejecting a bailout deal, and the EU standing tough, who will blink first? Could a proposed bank levy still go ahead and trigger a run on banks in other countries? And, he's a musical legend, but is he also a financial innovator? How David Bowie, ...
The cynics called it a war for oil. But ten years after the US-led invasion, there's scarcely a American oil major operating inside Iraq's main oil-fields. We consider the last troubled decade in terms of Iraq's teetering steps towards economic stability and independence. Plus - as we welcome a new Pope, ...
Is there a new gold cliff about to appear on the financial horizon? Business Daily explores the prospects for the hard shiny stuff. And how to sell amidst a deep sea of rejection. New research yields intriguing answers. Plus when work becomes simply to too much - Lucy Kellaway reflects on the ancient ...
It's been a week of new leaders around the globe: Pope Francis. President Xi Jinping. Uhuru Kenyatta.

But what makes a good leader? And how important is leadership style to an organisation's performance?

There's certainly no shortage of advice.
Manuela Saragosa and guests Anders Dahlvig - the former ...
Does China need to change its business model to compete in the global economy? The BBC's Ritula Shah visits Shenzhen, China's first Special Economic Zone. George Magnus from UBS and Dr Qian Lu of the Economist Intelligence Unit discuss the rise of the Chinese middle class. And Tim Harford tells the story ...
Business Daily comes to you from the Gobi desert. Justin Rowlatt has been out to the huge copper, gold and silver mine which is helping drive Mongolia to the top of the league tables for economic growth. But will everyone benefit from this treasure trove? We meet a nomadic Bactrian camel herder and his ...
Is Argentina about to go bust? The Latin American giant has been struggling with inflation, and a trade imbalance. But most of all, a New York judge, who says it has to pay creditors from an earlier default in full. A decision is due this month, and could have implications for countries everywhere, struggling ...
The sky is no longer the limit in Business Daily as we take to the cosmos. The astronomical rocks up there might command astronomical price tags, if only we could figure how to get them down to earth, without causing a big bang in the process. Companies are racing to find answers, in what some are calling ...
Hacking back against the hackers - with a global campaign of industrial espionage over the Internet, should companies be retaliating and firing malware back? And, shark fins off the menu - a new global ban on some types of shark fishing and what it means for Hong Kong's chefs. Plus - the office without ...
In the week we celebrate International Women's Day, Manuela Saragosa and her guests ask why we get so exercised about women and work. Is the argument about the intrinsic worth of having a diverse workforce, is it about the economic imperative, or is it simply a question of fairness? And why is it ...
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