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The last decade has seen a huge spike in commodity prices, as China's economy gobbled up raw materials to fuel production. But as things slow down is the commodities boom over?
The new Canadian governor of the Bank of England takes up his post this week so will the ice hockey playing "financial rock star" live up to his reputation?
How do you make money in the music business these days? In the Balance tunes into one of the world's biggest music festivals, Glastonbury, to discuss how much change the industry's gone through in the last decade. We hear from a modern day internet pop phenomenon who said no to the record labels, and ...
Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz talks inequality with Justin Rowlatt and we hear what unemployed young people in Spain are doing to get work.
Indonesia's economy is racing ahead thanks largely to voracious domestic demand. The middle class is growing, national debt is low and there's an abundance of resources, No wonder foreign investors are flocking to this giant south-eastern nation. But will crumbling infrastructure and a shortage of skills ...
Manuela Saragosa takes a look at the expanding realm of digital copyright, from music to e-books. Amelia Andersdotter from the Swedish Pirate Party and Robert Ashcroft, a music executive argue about who a song belongs to. Also, what’s the point of a library anymore? Jane O’Brien examines how e-libraries ...
On an Africa-centred programme, former UN secretary general Kofi Annan gives us his vision of an end to poverty. Also, forget war, militants and mayhem; there is money to be made in Somalia. We hear about the country's potential.
The BRICS nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - were once a great beacon of hope for the world economy. On Business Daily today we ask whether BRICS will ever get back to the fast growth they once enjoyed? And Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times on why you should judge a book by ...
Brazil and Turkey are the latest countries to see protests featuring large numbers of young people. How can developing economies harness the power of youth? Of the 1.2 billion people globally aged between 15 and 24, around 1 billion live in developing countries. So how do you turn a big young population ...
Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan tells Business Daily how corporate tax dodging has become the scourge of Africa. But can you expect the corporate tax dodgers to be legal - and good as well?
The second of two special programmes from the US rustbelt looks at how people from the almost bankrupt city of Detroit are fighting back after the demise of its once massive motoring industry. Jonny Dymond meets people working on the quiet new production lines which have replaced the noisy car factories ...
Hundreds of millions of people around the World are escaping poverty and becoming "middle class". These new consumers will change the balance of economic power on the planet. In a new BBC series meet the 'New Middle Class' starting with this Business Daily special, presented by Linda Yueh.
The BBC's Art Editor Will Gompertz joins us from one of the art world's biggest market places - the Venice Biennale. He explores how the art market works to generate value and interest. How do you know if the big money spent on a painting or a pot, is a good deal in the long run? He talks to the artists, ...
Business Daily comes from the town of Enniskillen in Northern Ireland which is playing host to leaders from the world's eight wealthiest nations. The G8 Summit brings together the planet's elite to discuss the important issues of our time. Top of the business agenda is tax. How do you get the world's ...
How will the turmoil on the streets across Turkey affect the country's economic prospects? Its economy has flourished over the last decade, but is it robust enough to withstand political shocks? And does it matter to business whether the politically conservative government of this secular nation takes ...
Business Daily comes from Istanbul. Will the riots on the streets of the city cause businesses to struggle - and could Islamic finance be one of the answers?
Facebook adds a green tinge to its processing. Mark Gregory reports from Lulea in the far north of Sweden where he visits the the tech hub that Facebook has chosen as the site for its first data centre outside the United States. Facebook has opened the data centre in an attempt to cut its power bills ...
Jonny Dymond reports on what was once the by-word for American manufacturing. Detroit, the city that gave the world the assembly line and of course Motown music has been in decline for some 50 years now. And today motor city is facing bankruptcy. How did it get like this and can it - should it - be saved? ...
How come, after the property bubble burst in 2008, the Gulf State is building again? And as central bankers are granted ever greater powers, we ask if this is good for democracy.
We consider the potential benefits of peace in Colombia with the country's President. After half a century of civil war peace negotiations are bearing fruit but who will gain?
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