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BBC Business Daily: Episodes

One seasoned US investor tells us that despite serious unrest, now could be the time to invest in the Middle East.
The world's fastest growing continental market; why it's time we changed the old views of Africa.
Justin Rowlatt hears why showing your soft side is the hard-headed thing to do in business. Plus, whatever happened to the US sequestration?
It's curtain up as we put insider trading in the spotlight. Just how easy is it to cross the line between legal and illegal trading in financial markets?
Rapid advances in computer technology and biomedicine are creating ever more human-like robots. We meet some of those already on the market and ask how long before they're serving us in supermarkets and restaurants? Also: is change always good for business? Our regular contributor Lucy Kellaway takes ...
Is work working? And if it isn't, what does the future of work look like? To keep up with the modern worker, work environments are becoming increasingly flexible and it seems that the days of clocking in and out will soon be a thing of the past. But with the news this week that an increasing number ...
Taking the examples of China and India, we ask does democracy hold back economic growth?
Taking the examples of China and India, we ask does democracy hold back economic growth?
Pope Francis has made it his business to clean up the Vatican's financial affairs. Ed Butler finds out about the scandals dogging the church's bank and what the Pope is doing about them.
Pope Francis has made it his business to clean up the Vatican's financial affairs. Ed Butler finds out about the scandals dogging the church's bank and what the Pope is doing about them.
Can the Filipino president maintain his country's economic recovery?
Can the Filipino president maintain his country's economic recovery?
Payday loans are becoming increasingly popular across the world but in some countries they are better regulated than others. Are they saviour or sinner?
As more and more women become the main breadwinners in US households, we ask is the stay at home mum becoming an historical anomaly?
Does money stifle creativity? That's the question the BBC's Arts Editor, Will Gompertz, puts to his guests in this week's edition which comes from the Biennale art show in Venice. They all agree that the art market has changed in the last twenty years, but is it for the better? Ralph Rugoff, Director ...
In Business Daily with Manuela Saragosa, we hear how over two years after the Arab Spring, Morocco is still facing huge economic challenges, plus how a drink beloved of Northern England's temperance movement, Vimto, is proving popular in the middle east.
How do you measure the value of science and research to an economy? In Spain they're learning the hard way as underfunded scientists are being forced overseas to work. And we size up the changing market for bras.
It's one of the few remaining communist states in the world but Vietnam has embraced capitalism enthusiastically. Exports have risen sharply since the market reforms of the 1980s and tourism is booming. We hear from the entrepreneurs whose ambition is keeping the economy moving forward and we find out ...
As Zimbabwe heads to the polls, could the country's ravaged economy be heading towards better times?. We hear what daily economic life is like and what needs to change to give economic recovery a chance. Plus, Lucy Kellaway, makes the case for a good night's sleep,
Business Daily brought together Wallace Kantai, of NTV in Kenya, and Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State in Nigeria, to ask what makes an African a member of the middle class.
We're also in Brazil, where the Classe C, as the new middle class is known, has risen up to demand more. Our reporter finds ...
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