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Is banking - as we know it - over? A new breed of company is now offering lending and borrowing online through what's called peer to peer lending, or crowdfunding. These websites match potential borrowers, who need money, with potential lenders who have money to invest.

Now powerful institutional investors ...
Turkana in North western Kenya has found oil. The BBC's Anne Soy went there to find out how the local population are hoping to benefit from this new found natural resource. There's much newer energy technology in the programme too - hydrogen fuel cell. Dennis Hayter, the Chair of the UK Hydrogen and ...
Why are some ethnic groups better at getting ahead than others in the US? We break a taboo, and look at the link between culture and success. Presenter Manuela Saragosa speaks to Tiger Mother Amy Chua - of Chinese origin - and her Jewish-American husband Jed Rubenfeld about why Nigerians, Mormons, Indians ...
Its thirty years since the European Parliament passed its first resolution calling on governments to end discrimination against Europe's Roma gypsies. But what progress has been made since then? Nick Thorpe visits one Roma settlement on the outskirts of Bucharest, Jilava, to try to find out for himself ...
Business Daily today comes to you from Cambodia in south-east Asia, where there are growing protests among the country's garment workers for a better minimum wage. They say they can't survive on what they have. But can Cambodia afford to pay more? And what does the mounting tension between the government ...
The Lego Movie is accused of being anti-capitalist. Are the conspiracy theories right? Also, Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times tells us why women are more resilient than men when it comes to humiliation in the work place. And the BBC's Charles Havilland reports from Sri Lanka where the monsoon has ...
How does widespread flooding affect the world economy? And what can we do to make our economies more resilient against the increased likelihood of floods? Plus Manuela Saragosa and her guests are joined as ever by IT consultant turned stand-up comedian, Colm O'Regan.
Do the visa restrictions and threatened financial sanctions being slapped on Russia by the EU and US over the crisis in Crimea have teeth? Or are they, as former Putin advisor Alexander Nekrassov tells us, "just words"? Hedge fund managert Bill Browder, who has a long and bruising history with the Russian ...
It's been around for centuries but could cracks appearing in the shadow banking sector have a catastrophic impact on modern day China? Plus, as the Chinese government meets to discuss its priorities for the year ahead, we hear from venture capitalist Charles Liu about the rapid changes that are already ...
Synthetic or natural? Diamond ring hunters may soon be asking themselves this question, as technological advances mean the gemstone market could be poised for a flood of man-made stones. Presenter Justin Rowlatt visits the new research headquarters doing cutting edge research on man-made industrial diamonds, ...
Today on Business Daily we look at waste. We speak to a man who has been charting the world of globalised recycling and the vast profits that are being made from it. He tells us just how much money is hidden in our rubbish? Plus we hear from the man in charge of protecting us from dangerous and hazardous ...
With the situation growing more dangerous by the hour in Ukraine, will Russia's need to maintain its economic relationship with the West, provide a catalyst for restraint? Lilit Gevorgyan, Russian Analyst with IHS Global Insight believes that Russia's keen interest in protecting its position as a global ...
Ukraine's economy is in a fragile state and the turmoil of the last three months has intensified its difficulties. At the root of the political conflagration lie the issue of trade and markets and the struggle between the EU and Russia over the countries that lie between them, from the Baltic to the ...
One of the world's leading authorities on financial crime, the author Jeffrey Robinson, gives us tips on how Ukraine's new leadership might go about recouping the billions they claim were stolen by ousted President Yanukovich. Also, the BBC's Mark Gregory reports on the latest mobile phone industry gadgets. ...
In our series examining the world economy from the perspective of the chemical elements, we look at the greatest structural element of them all, calcium. It is the basis of most of the great architecture in nature as well as many of the incredible structures made by man.
New rules and regulations for the British banking sector, but what will it mean for doing business in London and for London's future as a global banking hub? Five years on from the global financial crisis we hear from the man setting up new rules for banking in London, Andrew Bailey, Deputy Governor ...
The population is rising, weather patterns are changing - does that mean the world is going to struggle to feed itself? Or is there actually already more than enough food to go round? Is the real problem that so many people around the world can't afford food? We hear from got a couple of titans of world ...
Do central bankers need to be more realistic about what they can achieve, or are we simply asking too much of them? We chew over the role of central banker with the top economist George Magnus. He's a senior independent economic adviser at UBS investment bank. We also hear from Lucy Kellaway of the Financial ...
Business leaders spend their lives climbing the corporate ladder, so what happens when it is time to step off? Evan Davis and guests discuss life after CEO. Evan's guests are: Lord Browne of Madingley, former Chief Executive of BP; Kate Wilson, former MD of Scholastic UK and now Managing Director of ...
Deflation is something of an economic bogeyman - but is it real, and does it threaten to drag the eurozone into Japanese-style stagnation? Presenter Ed Butler hears from two monetary economists, Steve Hanke who dubs the spectre of falling prices a "big phoney", and Paul de Grauwe who warns it could mean ...
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