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Twenty years after the original Earth Summit, why is there so little buzz around Rio? World leaders are back in Brazil for talks but the buzz seems to have faded. The BBC's Science Editor David Shukman reports from the largest iron ore mine in the world right in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. BBC ...
Allegations that Google has excluded or demoted websites from its internet search. The European competition commissioner has given Google "a matter of weeks" to propose remedies to what the EC says are potential "abuses of dominances" in its internet search and advertising business. In response, Google ...
Will Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel offer concessions to Greece, after the elections where anti-austerity parties failed to win a majority? Lesley Curwen talks to Wolfgang Nowak, a Deutsche Bank executive who served as policy adviser to former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, and Clemens Fuest of the ...
It was hoped that the Arab Spring would mark the beginning of a period of renewal for the entire Middle East. Well, more than a year on and Egypt goes to the polls to elect a new president. But political change hasn't brought economic success. Both Tunisia and Egypt have seen economic growth plummet ...
After decades of trade sanctions and mismanagement, could a democratic Burma soon emerge as the next Asian tiger economy? We have a report from inside the country. Also, the Brazilian businesswoman Dorothea Werneck of Cemeg explains why Brazil remains Latin America's powerhouse, despite poor recent growth ...
Ahead of crucial elections in Greece, we have a report on the cancer-sufferers queueing for life-saving drugs in Athens, as the economic crisis bites deep. Also in the programme, can the Volcker rule stop US banks engaging in risky trading? Peter Wallison of the American Enterprise Institute tells us ...
Europe thinks the unthinkable - what happens if the Eurozone splits. If Greece left the single currency, what would happen to the banking sector, how would a new currency be put in place, and could the Euro itself survive? Chris Bowlby runs through some of the possible scenarios.
Are tall buildings a harbinger of recession? We talk to Andrew Lawrence from Barclays, whose Skyscraper Index shows how the completion a new world's tallest building is often followed by a global slowdown. Lesley Curwen visits London's own record breaker, the Shard, with William Murray of Wordsearch, ...
Will the eurozone bail-out for Spain's banking system calm fears about the euro's future? Lesley Curwen discusses this with Bob Parker, Senior Advisor at Credit Suisse Asset Management and Lena Komileva, Chief Economist at G+ Economics.
The lifecycle of companies is speeding up according to Richard Foster, ...
At the end of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee week, we take the British festivities as an excuse to reflect on six decades of change in the world of business. There are two big themes: globalisation - the opportunities and the dangers - and the shift of the centre of economic gravity in the world from West ...
As Spain gets another downgrade, we ask Professor Luis Garricano of the London School of Economics who's debt is it anyway? And for a different take on the Eurozone story we bring together housewives from Italy, Greece and Germany who are busy making ends meet. Plus, our commentator Steve Fritzinger ...
How much is your boss worth? We examine the thorny issue of executive pay through the eyes of Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben and Jerry's ice cream. Plus we speak to Greek actor, Lakis Lazopoulos, who is touring Europe with his show, "Sorry I'm Greek". But what's he sorry for? And our regular commentator ...
Could Apple's success be down to keeping it simple? That's the case put to us by the company's former advertising director, Ken Segall. Jeremy Wagstaff of Reuters tells us that every technology company now wants to be like Apple, offering an "ecosystem" rather than simply a product. And we hear the latest ...
Business Daily comes from Vallejo, the Californian city which went bust four years ago. Its now out of bankruptcy and its citizens have voted to raise their taxes to keep it out of trouble. So is that the solution for the state of California crushed by a $18bn deficit and indeed the US as a whole. But ...
Business Daily comes from Oakland, California which was the site of violent clashes last year between and police and protesters from the occupy movement to look at the levels of anger in America almost four years after the financial crisis. Are the frustrations about bank bailouts and concerns about ...
At the end of a week of renewed financial strains in the Eurozone, there was a little political relief for embattled leaders. A referendum in Ireland approved a system of discipline for European government finances. The rules could be a step on the road to a much more integrated Eurozone, perhaps even ...
Bad weather and it's getting worse - an economic forecast from the Swiss investor Marc Faber, also known as Dr Doom.

Also the Danish economist Niels Thygesen, who helped design the European single currency tells us he still wishes Denmark had joined the euro.

And with the US retailer Walmart facing ...
As part of this week's series of interviews with the founding fathers of the Eurozone, we speak to one of the project's main cheerleaders in the 1990s, European Commissioner for Monetary Affairs, Yves Thibault de Silguy. We have a working guide to competitiveness from Stephane Garelli, author of the ...
Where the euro went wrong - a frank assessment from one leading German policy adviser, Joachim Bitterlich, who was there at the currency's birth. Plus we hear both sides of the debate about patents. We speak to Paul Ryan, the boss of one of the companies blamed for fuelling the patent wars, Acacia Research; ...
Is it a case of Europe sneezing and the whole world catching a cold? With evidence of a slowdown in China, we ask which emerging markets are still on course to emerge. David Roche of Independent Strategy talks to us about China's prospects. We hear from one of Russia's leading investment bankers, Alexei ...
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