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Could our urban streets actually be paved with gold? Business Daily meets the team getting precious metals from the dust under our feet. Plus why treasure-hunters spend their days scouring the landscape for ancient finds. And how metal detecting is gaining in popularity, and proving a boost for manufacturers. ...
A look ahead to 2015. Is the year going to be one when lurking conflicts between environmental and economic objectives come to the fore? What about the more traditional fare of the economic look ahead: will the Eurozone finally get on top of its problems and as the Chinese economy slows will it be a bumpy ride?
A look back at some of the odder moments in 2014 - at least on this programme.
We're in the biggest city north of the Arctic Circle to ask whether the Russian economy is heading for the deep freeze. A weak currency, rising inflation, collapsing oil prices and sanctions imposed by the US and Europe are all conspiring to effect the prospects for 2015. As Russians prepare for New ...
Have you ever wondered what goes on in the minds of central bankers? Well today is your chance. On Business Daily we've got two of the main players in managing the financial crisis. Mervyn King, the then Governor of the Bank of England is in conversation with Ben Bernanke, the former Chair of the US ...
Has it been a good year for the workers of the world? What changes has 2014 brought and do any of them herald a revolution in the way we work? In the Balance's resident commentator, Colm O'Regan, takes the reins this week in a wide-ranging discussion with Sarah Lyall, a social policy researcher at ...
It's an industry used by all - it employs millions of people worldwide, and it's estimated worth is over $1.5 trillion dollars. It's fashion. Business Daily speaks to one of the world's most successful designers, Diane Von Furstenberg, about how she has created a brand which is going stronger than ever ...
Does artificial intelligence pose a threat to our existence? Recent warnings from the likes of Professor Stephen Hawking that AI could mean the end of humans have worried some. But are those in control of technological innovations aware of the power they have? And is there a danger of a Silicon Valley ...
How are traditional board games surviving the digital age? We hear from legendary German board games designer Reiner Knizia on the future of the industry. We also investigate the controversial history of Monopoly - the world's favourite board game - with journalist and author Mary Pilon.
Will books on the fallout from the 2008 crisis stand the test of time? We hear from the authors themselves, including one from the US who wrote a prophetic novel about the collapse of a major bank. Also, reflections on the tenth anniversary of the devastating tsunami which killed hundreds of thousands. ...
The engine of the eurozone has been grinding to a juddering halt in the last few months, threatening the rest of the continent with it. Could it all be the fault of the traditional German reluctance to spend? Also we reflect on that most under-rated workplace quality, conscientiousness. Lucy Kellaway ...
As 2014 draws to a close we look backwards and forwards to review some of the highs and lows of the year - nose-diving growth in Russia alongside the annexation of Crimea, Abe's reflationary blitz in Japan, mayhem and violence in the Middle East and the extraordinary lows of the global oil price. What ...
Russia sanctions: What are the political consequences of weakening an already wounded Russian economy? We hear from former Kremlin advisor Alexander Nekrassov, and also John Lough, associate fellow of the Russia and Eurasia program at the research institute Chatham House in London. Plus, Charles Acland, ...
We take a historical journey, tracing paper money's origins in 13th Century China to the emergence of the US dollar as the global reserve currency of choice. We look at the development of a cashless society in some northern European economies. And, Anna Holligan reports from the Netherlands, where she ...
Are Malawian smallholder farmers suffering land seizures at the hands of big business? We look at claims that Malawian smallholders have suffered land seizures in the country. They claim plots have been taken from them by force for the sake of rich sugar interests. What's worse, say campaigners, is that ...
In the past ten years, there have been a string of organizational failures, hundreds, even thousands of people could see what was going on but acted as though they were blind. Silence ensured the problems continued and allowed them to grow. The conditions that create the phenomenon called "wilful blindness" ...
It's the biggest story in the world economy right now - the dramatic fall in the price of oil. It's clearly bad news for oil producers but surely it is good news for the rest of us? So why are the financial markets spooked? Plus, we're venturing to one of the remotest places on earth, in Indonesia, in ...
As China's economy slows this engine room of production is adjusting its prices down in order to stay in the global game. So are we seeing Chinese deflation on the horizon? And as prices fall there, what will the impact be for the rest of us? Linda Yueh talks to three leading economists George Magnus, ...
The oil price has hit a new low and the Russian rouble has continued to slide in value against the dollar: We discuss the political and economic implications for Russia with Dr Sam Greene, director the Russia Institute at King's College, London.
Also, journalist Alex Duval Smith in Mali is guided by ...
Japan goes to the polls this weekend: The BBC's chief business correspondent Linda Yueh explains why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's gamble might pay off, as she talks to William Saito, an adviser to Japan's cabinet. Plus, our reporter Jane O'Brien is at one of the world's biggest international art fairs, ...
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