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Could the crisis in Slovenia threaten the future of the Eurozone, why Europe is so resistant at attempts at unification and why the quality of your degree doesn't matter.
Justin Rowlatt discusses how encouraging women to be entrepreneurs can give them independence and greater power in developing economies. Justin is joined by guests Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women; Wu Qing, founder of the Beijing Cultural Development Centre for Rural Women ...
Why is it so difficult to do business with China? This economic powerhouse has proven difficult for foreign businesses to crack. How do you succeed there? We tell all.
Why aren't there more women in business? Girls make up half of all students and yet there aren't nearly so many who are entrepreneurs or executives. Is it because women have smaller social networks and use them less effectively?
Are human beings on course to invent themselves out of existence? As computers become more intelligent, they will one day design and programme themselves. Could this race of machines threaten humanity? They may not actively target people - they might simply be indifferent to us. The danger of this and ...
Andrew Walker looks at the potential of shale gas and fracking - breaking rocks apart to release the fossil fuels trapped within. But is it really all it's cracked up to be?
In the Balance comes from the Future in Review Conference in Southern California, where delegates gaze into their crystal ball to tell us what the world of business and technology will look like in years to come. Ed Butler and his guests discuss whether clean technology in North America has made a clean ...
Ed Butler presents the second of our special programmes from California's Future. He talks to a high ranking delegate about his company's tax affairs. And speaks to a former American security official who is targeting suspected corporate hackers based in China.
Business Daily presenter Ed Butler reports from California, at the Future In Review conference - an annual gathering of business pioneers. He speaks to a genetics expert about a new plan for medical treatment which he believes will revolutionize the application and the cost of healthcare. And a computer ...
The Senate says Apple owes America $9 billion. Apple says it hasn't broken any laws. Who is right?
If you had three and a half billion dollars to make the world a better place, how would you spend it? That's the challenge facing the Rockefeller Foundation who we talk to today.
What it takes to make it big in the high tech powerhouse of Silcon Valley and how Turkey has transformed from basket case to economic powerhouse.
There seems to be a chasm between markets and the real economy. While one soars, the other plummets, like two drunks staggering about at opposite ends of a long rope, as one economist once said. Are they out of sync and does it matter? Plus, when countries protect their economies is that selfishness ...
We learned this week that Europe, or at least the eurozone, has been in recession for eighteen months. The financial crisis continues to bear down on economic prospects and many issues about the business environment continue to worry executives. Andrew Walker has been hearing the views of senior business ...
For the past 7 years, it's been a case of Turkey trying to convince the European Union that it's ready to become a member. But years of rejection appear to have taken their toll with Turkish businesses looking increasingly to new, non-EU markets. And while Turkey looks east, so does academia - catching ...
Rapid economic growth in Azerbaijan has brought unrivalled wealth to the country's ruling elite but what is life really like for ordinary Azeris?
Why India is expecting record gold sales this week and how a new national identity scheme is allowing the poorest Indians access to bank accounts for the first time.
Does the slowing of the Chinese economy signal the miracle is over or is it a sign of health? And Lucy Kellaway's typically mediveal solution to a very modern problem.
There's no question that some government is a good thing. But how much? In the Balance meets Abdirashid Duale whose family built a thriving business without any help from government at all, out of the shattered wreckage of Somalia. So what role can business play in rebuilding failed states? Is a good ...
Nothing takes up as much television time, worldwide, as live sports coverage. But the exclusive right to broadcast events like Premier League matches or National Football League games doesn't come cheap.

The cost rises with each new contract signed, pricing some broadcasters out of the market and forcing ...
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