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Will hosting the soccer World Cup give an economic boost to Brazil, a country which has experienced rioting linked to rising prices and poor social services. Simon Jack reports from Rio.
In the second of our programmes from Brazil, Simon Jack asks if the country's boom time is over, plus what impact is the memory of hyperinflation having on today's consumers?
Materially, Brazilians have never been better off; but few have the opportunities they want. So what has gone wrong with Brazil's economy? And what can Brazil's ambitious middle-class hope for from their future? Simon Jack reports from country's largest city, Sao Paulo. He explores why day to day life ...
We're in Macau, gaming capital of the world, to find out why the Chinese are so keen on casinos. We explore the murky world that sustains the gambling industry there, a world of triads and money laundering, worth tens of billions of dollars every year.
An entire country's healthcare system is in need of intensive care. Greeks have had to learn to live with their financial emergency but recently their economic crisis has become a healthcare crisis as well unpaid drug and health insurance bills by the billion have brought the state hospital and drug ...
It seems that we simply can't resist the allure of the world's cities. Most are already bursting at the seams, yet they keep on getting bigger. It's reckoned that by 2050 70 percent of us will live in urban areas. How can we refashion our cities to make them smarter, more liveable and more green? Justin ...
One of the last taboos is death. We speak to a man who's been told he has months to live about how he is planning for his family's future by ensuring his business lives on. Plus; greyhound puppies, greased elbows and something for the coffee - what the words we use tell us about our attitude to corruption.
They used to say that everything is bigger in Las Vegas - but that is no longer the case. The world's new gambling capital is Macau: the tiny territory on the South China sea. It has biggest casinos in the world, the highest of the high rollers and by far the biggest gaming revenues - six times those of Sin City.
What happens to your hopes of a better future when your country is thrown into chaos? Business Daily reports from Egypt on the difficult dilemmas facing the country's aspiring young people. Should they leave Egypt to seek their fortunes elsewhere - and if they do, how will that affect their nation's ...
A look at the at the pros and cons of computerised stock market trading by the BBC's Business Editor Robert Peston. Is risk increased or decreased as we give machines ever more control over decisions to buy and sell? And, in the boardroom as in life, why silence is golden. We hear words of wisdom from ...
The great middle income challenge: how Chinese dreams look very like the American ones but without the picket fence.
How robust is your cybersecurity? Hacking has been "industrialised" with criminals even selling hacking kits to allow attacks on computer systems. So how can business protect itself from cyber attacks and what is the real size of the threat? Jamie Robertson and expert guests: Guy Bunker from Clearswift; ...
Steve Evans asks Germany's labour minister Ursula von der Leyen if a parental handout from Europe could help the continent's young unemployed. Plus, Justin Rowlatt meets Wimbledon's Commercial Director Mick Desmond and Sam Seddon from IBM to discover why tennis's most traditional tournament Wimbledon ...
Would you be brave enough to tell your boss what you think of them? Vineet Nayar is one boss who asked his employees to do just that. And how would you feel about being tagged at work if it meant you could have a coffee break? Find out on today's Business Daily with Ed Butler.
Feeling paranoid? Worried someone is watching you? Well it seems you are right to be. Recent revelations show the US and UK have been hoovering up data on an truly industrial scale. So who knows what about you and what can you do to shade yourself from surveillance? As Joshua Rozenberg reports it will ...
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 ...
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