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Could prices in Venezuela be at risk of spiralling out of control - with riots on the streets in Caracas and inflation already the highest in the world. Presenter Ed Butler speaks to a former head of the country's central bank. In a special on hyperinflation, we also look at past cases of this monetary ...
As older workers become increasingly commonplace in the rapidly ageing industrialised world, Ed Butler asks whether they represent a burden or a blessing. He speaks to renowned anthropologist Jared Diamond about how tribal societies deal with their aged. We hear from Germany, which has the most advanced ...
With ever more damaging revelations about the spying activities of western governments, we ask how scared should we be about the high-level snooping - what does it mean for ordinary citizens like you and me? Also, listening to the deaf - why perceived disabilities may offer an opportunity to business.
Urban centres are the economic powerhouses of most nations - do they need more freedom? We're in Brazil where delays to World Cup football stadiums and infrastructure projects have meant the reputation of some cities have taken a battering. Will Brazil's cities will be able to pull it out of the bag ...
Abenomics is the name given to a massive economic project launched a year ago by Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. In the Balance explores whether the project is paying off and asks what are the dangers, as Japan aims to bring back growth to its moribund economy. Ed Butler is joined by guests Richard ...
Today Business Daily features a special look at a group of people often regarded as without hope - the street children of Delhi. Many imagine they'd be demoralised and broken by their sometimes tragic lives. But Justin Rowlatt found a different kind of reality with the children many have forgotten.
The fashion industry tells women that beautiful is tall and skinny. With the start of London Fashion Week on Friday, we ask, why does this ideal continue to sell? And how has it changed over the years? We speak to those on the inside: a former editor of Vogue, and a supplier of mannequins to department ...
The rise of the machines: we look at whether intelligent computers could threaten Mankind's supremacy on earth. Artificial intelligence is the great prize for the world's biggest technology companies - imagine how useful a computer that could think for itself would be. But will these super-intelligent ...
Would the world be a better, more productive place if women were in charge? The BBC's Chief Business Correspondent Linda Yueh chairs a top drawer debate which includes the IMF's boss Christine Lagarde, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Carlos Ghosn ...
How the phone in your hand and the computer on your desk may have helped fund conflict in Africa, and what's being done about it. And on a lighter note, Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times wonders whether there's a correlation between good hair, women and power in the boardroom.
How can lawmakers incentivise businesses and governments to fight corruption and to blow the whistle on corrupt practices? Justin Rowlatt and guests convene in London's historic Chatham House to discuss how co-ordinated action around the globe can throw light into the darkest corners of corporate or ...
Described as the most expensive Olympic Games ever with an estimate $50 billion spent on venues and accompanying infrastructure, are the Sochi Winter Olympics doing any good for Russia's image around the world?
Setting a minimum wage in Germany: is it populist politics or sound economics? The BBC's Steve Evans reports from Berlin. And we discuss the arguments on either side of the minimum wage debate.
Miami, the USA gateway to Central and South America, once famous for cocaine cowboys and a comfortable retirement is, in 2014, booming with unprecedented growth in real estate, tourism, banking and, now, also the tech sector. The city's leaders say Miami is more than just a regional hub; they believe, ...
What will help reduce India's high levels of poverty? Justin Rowlatt has his ears cleaned by a curb-side ear de-waxer on a New Dehli backstreet all in an effort to understand India's vast informal economy. And a unique effort to tackle deforestation in Brazil comes to an end. What effect will it have ...
Africa has posted some stunning growth figures. Seven out of the ten fastest growing nations are reckoned to be African. Today Business Daily will be examining the challenges for the continent if it is to continue to grow. Plus why age matters, Lucy Kellaway asks why the world is so coy about middle age?
Next week the Sochi Winter Olympics, the most expensive games in history, will begin. As so often the event has been dogged by allegations of corruption, exploitation and environmental damage, and this time by controversy about Russia's gay laws. So given the potential for bad publicity why is there ...
Slavery has evolved and continues to play a role in today's economy. As part of the BBC's "freedom" season, we look at what freedom is not. Aidan MacQuade, director of the campaign group Anti-Slavery International tells what form it takes in today's world. And Mende Nazer of Sudan and Marissa of the ...
Emerging markets are in turmoil, shares are falling, currencies are weakening. So is this the beginning of another meltdown or just a temporary blip? We get the view of economist Kenneth Rogoff . Also we get a good sniff of the fragrance industry - why the business of selling scent involves more than ...
Emerging markets are in turmoil, shares are falling, currencies are weakening. So is this the beginning of another meltdown or just a temporary blip? We get the view of economist Kenneth Rogoff . Also we get a good sniff of the fragrance industry - why the business of selling scent involves more than ...
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