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BBC Business Daily: Episodes

Lesley Curwen speaks to the founder of a new credit ratings agency - who wants to shake up the industry. The BBC's Andrew Walker gives an update on economic events in Europe. And Dominic Laurie reports on how new-found oil is benefiting the tiny Falkland Islands.
One of the world's most famous investors, George Soros, gives his view on the eurozone crisis. Credit derivatives - swaps - collateralised debt obligations....most of us glaze over when we hear these words. Lesley Curwen speaks to Professor Jeffrey Golden who has founded a financial tribunal in the Hague ...
At the end of the week in which world leaders met at Davos, Justin Rowlatt and guests discuss the future of capitalism.
Tanya Beckett presents Business Daily from the snowy mountains of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. She speaks to economist Carmen Reinhard about how European countries can deal with their unprecedented load of debt and get back to healthy growth. And co-hosting the programme from London, ...
Justin Rowlatt speaks to the head of the Nigerian Central Bank, Lamido Sanusi about why the Eurozone crisis really matters. Wading into the controversy over the recent slashing of fuel subsidies in Nigeria, Mr Sanusi believes they should be scrapped - and fast. As Davos conferences are in full swing ...
The eurozone crisis has the world economy on a knife-edge - that's according to Olivier Blanchard, the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund speaking to Justin Rowlatt about their latest global economic forecast. And a year after the revolution in Egypt, the BBC's Katy Watson looks at the ...
Violence, power cuts, floods, political chaos, inflation....it seems as if there are so many reasons not to invest in Pakistan yet many businesses are doing just that. Justin Rowlatt speaks to Naved Khan, President of the Overseas Investment Chamber of Commerce in Karachi - and the CEO of Pakistan's ...
Despite what seems like a constant stream of bad news - it's not all doom and gloom in the Eurozone. The BBC's Charlotte Ashton reports from Europe's economic success story - Germany. The BBC's Economics Correspondent Andrew Walker kicks off his new slot, Walker's Wisdom, taking a look at the highlights ...
Are we all becoming more risk-averse, and what does that mean for the global economy?
Justin Rowlatt speaks to the editor of Africa Energy, Jon Marks, about the very different reasons why many African countries are in the grip of fuel crises. We hear from people in Malawi who are grappling with a lack of fuel on a day to day basis. And as the Africa Cup of Nations kicks off this weekend, ...
Should the International Monetary Fund be bankrolling Europe? The organisation's former Chief Economist, Ken Rogoff, talks to Business Daily's Ed Butler. And the BBC's Economics Editor Stephanie Flanders reports from Japan on why the country's "lost decade" could provide lessons for Europe's troubled economies.
The cost of food may be easing off in some parts of the world - but it's still a problem in Kenya. The BBC's Kevin Mwachiro speaks to a mother in Nairobi about how she's coping with rising prices. And Lesley Curwen finds out from the UN's Representative on Food Security just how it is dealing with the ...
The threat of sanctions against Iran has been pushing up the global oil price. But it has also been having an impact beyond its borders. Katy Watson reports from Dubai on how many Iranian businesses are suffering as a result. And has Google lost its way? Technology commentator Jeremy Wagstaff explores ...
Downgrades and a deadlock in bondholders' talks - how bad has the eurozone crisis got? Lesley Curwen asks Geoff Kendrik, Head of European Foreign Exchange Strategy at Nomura Bank. Public sector workers in countries across the world are seeing cuts in their pay and perks, but not in the oil-rich Gulf. ...
Why do people get so angry about high rates of excecutive pay?
Hungary is going cap in hand to the IMF for a fresh bailout to prevent the country going bankrupt. Justin Rowlatt finds out why its problems are causing so much concern around Europe. And as America is the latest country to announce that it's overhauling its defence strategy and cutting back on spending, ...
As the boss of Apple is awarded a $378 million pay packet, Lesley Curwen examines executive pay. Do high salaries make people happy? And why do some of the world's richest want to give it all away?
Leaving the eurozone -- what might it really mean? We look at the fall out in the case of fictional country Gritaly. Irwin Collier, Director of the JF Kennedy Institute at the Free University of Berlin examines what happened in the early 90s, when East Germany's weak currency, the ostmark, was replaced ...
The Spanish government has ruled out the creation of a 'bad bank' to contain billions of dollars worth of debt. Lesley Curwen takes a look at who should be bearing the cost of sour bank loans. And the BBC's Mark Tully reports from Delhi on whether foreign supermarkets will ever be allowed in to India.
As French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet in Berlin, Lesley Curwen asks how much of a loss Greek government bondholders should be forced to take. Even if they agree, will it be a solution for Greece? And we lift the lid on the world of Russian oligarchs - through a ...
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