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Is Indian technology giant Infosys losing its grip after recently missing its annual sales target for the first time in its history? Justin Rowlatt speaks to its chief executive S D Shibulal.
Plus, what could be the technological advances of the future? We speak to Vivek Wadhwa from California's Singularity ...
This episode of Business Daily is an adventure on the stormy seas of international trade. An adventure that begins with Justin Rowlatt visiting the newly restored Cutty Sark, the famous 19th century tea clipper. Plus, Paola Subacchi of the think tank Chatham House, and environmental economist Colin Hines ...
How do you build an economy in a country which most of the world denies even exists? That's the challenge facing Abkhazia - which broke away from Georgia in a bloody war after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The BBC's Damien McGuinness is in the capital Sukhum to find out. Plus Justin Rowlatt ...
As the IMF increases its lending firepower to $430bn (£247bn), Justin Rowlatt asks Ngaire Woods, of the Blavatnik School of Government, why the extra funding is needed.
Plus, Jeannie Cho Lee, founder of food website Asia Palate, explains why China is buying more and more of the world's fine wines.
And ...
France is famous for its lifestyle, but is its social model sustainable? Justin Rowlatt and his guests Brigitte Granville, Yannick Nuad and Simon Tilford discuss the biggest issue in this weekend's presidential election .. l'economie, stupide
Global financial regulators are talking about whether the next crisis could come out of the unregulated shadow banking sector. Lesley Curwen talks to economist Hernando de Soto who runs the Institute of Liberty and Democracy in Lima, Peru. Plus Bryan Roberts, research director at Kantar Retail, suggests ...
Why isn't the dire state of the French economy a bigger issue in the presidential campaign? Justin Rowlatt asks Shahin Vallee, a French citizen and visiting fellow at the European think tank Bruegel.
Plus, Annette Heuser from the Bertlesmann Foundation calls for the establishment of a new not-for-profit ...
Denmark has announced that by the end of this decade it will produce a third of its energy from renewable sources, reports Paul Moss.
Plus, Justin Rowlatt takes a closer look at the principal of slow finance.
And Jeremy Wagstaff of the Reuters news agency says telecommunication firms are vulnerable to ...
An interview with Dr Jim Yong Kim: is he the right leader for the World Bank?
Economics correspondent Andrew Walker talks to Dr Kim, in his first radio interview after the World Bank named him as its next President.
And Lesley Curwen gets reaction from Lawrence Haddad from the Institute of Development ...
Europe's financial storms have been picking up again after a spell of calmer weather, just as one of its largest economies, France, is about to hold the first round of presidential elections. Emma Jane Kirby reports from Paris on Nicolas Sarkozy's campaign for a second term.
Plus, Lesley Curwen talks ...
Facebook's decision to pay $1billion for the photosharing company Instagram, a tiny start up that has never made a profit, has led to questions over whether we're seeing another technology bubble in the making. Are the valuations of tech companies getting out of hand again? Or are we in a new world ...
How are credit rating agencies reacting to EU moves to shake up their industry and address glaring conflicts of interest? Lesley Curwen talks to Sir George Mathewson, independent director of the credit rating agency DBRS, who welcomes the idea of more competition. Plus, is Barcelona's Olympics legacy ...
Italy's government wants to reform arcane labour laws which underpin the 'job for life' culture. Rome correspondent David Willey reports on the challenges ahead for Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti. Lesley Curwen talks to Stefano Cordero di Montezemolo, Academic Director of the European School of Economics ...
Business Daily reports on the race for the leadership of the World Bank - has President Obama's candidate Dr Jim Yong Kim got it all sewn up or do the Nigerian or Colombian runners have an outside chance? Joining the programme are backers of Jose Antonio Ocampo and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who've each signed ...
Should the BRICs become the BICs - does Russia not belong? First, BBC correspondent Peter Van Dyk reports from Moscow on the booming Russian economy. And economist Alexey Moiseev from the investment bank VTB Capital argues that Russia's mature economy should not be included in the BRICs grouping of fast-growing ...
Business Daily looks at the cashless society. A church in Sweden is offering credit card readers for people to donate money because fewer people than ever before carry cash in their pockets. Just what are the advantages of a cashless world? It may be more efficient, cheaper for governments and could ...
Is the current boom in the oil business bad for the Arab Spring? Lesley Curwen talks to Sami Zaptia, a business consultant from Libya with first hand experience of the revolution there; Michael Ross from University of California in Los Angeles, and Robert Powell from the Economist Intelligence Unit. ...
Justin Rowlatt is in the university city of Cambridge to report on the annual conference of the Royal Economics Society. He discusses modern economics with leading economists, asking can it really be considered a science? And if so, does it have answers that economists can agree on? Joining the discussion ...
How would Nigerians react if their finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala won the leadership of the World Bank? We hear the mixed views of people in Lagos. And the BBC's Sam Olukoya reflects on how some resent her actions in the recent removal of fuel subsidies, while others feel her candidacy is a matter ...
How will global investors react to the latest blow to the Murdoch media empire, the resignation of James Murdoch from the British pay-TV group BSkyB? The BBC's media correspondent Torin Douglas reports on the various troubles affecting parts of the Murdochs' business. And Lesley Curwen discusses the ...
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