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BBC Business Daily: Episodes

Forget Saudi Arabia, Brazil is where the big oil strikes have been in recent years. But are the Brazilian oil reserves really as vast as is claimed? Justin Rowlatt speaks to Petrobas CEO, José Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo. And Stephen Evans reports on how the debate on climate change is itself changing ...
Why paradoxes in economics of the eurozone nations make a political solution problematic. And a currency union that is not in turmoil more than sixty years after its foundation. Justin Rowlatt speaks to Professor Charles Goodhart from the London School of economics.
Plus our regular commentator Wycliffe ...
As the austerity measures bite ever deeper, hear the stories of ordinary Greeks struggling to hold things together in these difficult times.

So what could kick start growth?
Michael Clemens of the Centre for Global Development suggests one answer could be migration- so long as the benefits to the migrants ...
Belgium is buying Dexia and France and Germany say they'll recapitalise Europe's other troubled banks. But where is the money going to come from? Justin Rowlat speaks to Professor Brian Lucey from Trinity College Dublin. Plus Business Daily traces the rise of the media from all the way from ancient ...
Nearly half of Spain's under-25s are out of work. In Business Daily we hear from the Spanish youths who now expect to have to emigrate to get a job. But with everyone else in trouble, where will they go to find work? We have expert analysis of the scourge of unemployment from Charles Jenkins of the Economist ...
We recall a man who changed the very way we speak. An apple is no longer just for eating, nor a mac a thing you wear. But did Steve Jobs change the way we think and work too? We hear from people who knew him like technology analyst Larry Magid and former Apple Managing director, John Sculley - and from ...
We follow the EU's cliff-top crawl along the precipice of disaster, as yet another European bank hits trouble and Italy is downgraded again. But is Europe fiddling while Rome burns? We hear from Professor David Blanchflower who says the European Central Bank should try to stimulate growth rather than ...
A pressure group accuses Shell of fuelling violence in Nigeria by funding armed militants - but does the claim actually stand up? The programme explores the difficult dilemmas companies face when they operate in conflict zones. Justin Rowlatt speaks to Ben Amunwa from the pressure group Platform and ...
The jig is up, says an American Senator. So is a trade war on the cards? The American Senate this week votes on a bill to punish China for undervaluing its currency. Is America really willing to risk a trade war on the issue and what will happen if it does? Plus, Lucy Kellaway on why companies shouldn't ...
Today we rewrite economics as a Hollywood movie and ask how the Eurozone crisis will end. With the world economy in smouldering ruins, or on a never ending road trip in search of elusive economic growth? Or might there be a happy ending, could the nations of Europe get their economies back in shape? ...
Business Daily looks at the two extremes of the world food industry - the vast companies that control global food supplies and the people who have too little food - those starving in the Horn of Africa. Can a new scheme help these poor farmers play a bigger part in the world market and ensure they don't go short?
Business Daily skates the thin line between success and failure. Will Chancellor Merkel succeed in getting the German parliament to support an expansion of the eurozone rescue fund? Stephen Evans in Berlin has been finding out how Germans feel about increasing their country's commitment to Europe. The ...
The Eurozone crisis has become so toxic it's scaring the whole world. Justin Rowlatt speaks to Australian finance minister Wayne Swan. What does he think of the Eurozone rescue plan?
Plus is the world really as interconnected as we think? Justin speaks to Pankaj Ghemawat, Professor of Global Strategy ...
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the bank and ask for a loan, Credit Crunch 2 comes along. How close to a second crunch are we and why could this one be worse than the first? Justin Rowlatt speaks to Jeremy Stretch from Canadian Bank CIBC.
Plus could the German banking system provide ...
There is a storm coming - that's what markets believe as the great and good of world finance warn that the outlook for the world economy is bleak. So is this just one of capitalism's periodic crises or is this something more: is the free market system itself failing? David F Ruccio, Professor of Economics ...
It is a measure of just how deep the Euro crisis has become that five hundred billion Euros is now considered small change. Officials believe the Eurozone may need a fund of up to four thousand billion Euros to underwrite its economies. Justin Rowlatt speaks to Daniel Gros, of the Centre for European ...
How to make money in bad times: find a growing market. Lesley Curwen talks to Lars Sorenson, chief executive of Novo Nordisk, the world's largest producer of insulin. Meanwhile Torsten Müller-Ötvös, the CEO of Rolls Royce Motor Cars says there has been no downturn in their order book. Plus, Chicago-based ...
If Greece defaults on its debts, can it do so in an orderly way with minimal damage? Lesley Curwen speaks to Paul Blustein, from the Centre for International Governance Innovation and to Mario Blejer, former central bank governor of Argentina.
Plus Ken Ofori Atta's African perspective on whether western ...
How do rogue traders manage to work around a mountain of banking rules and regulations? Lesley Curwen talks to US securities lawyer Tom Ajamie about the culture of banking.
Plus, OECD boss Angel Gurria on whether western capitalism has failed.
Business Daily meets the evangelical supporters promoting a potentially game-changing alternative source of nuclear power - Thorium. Justin Rowlatt speaks to leading green activist and supporter of this new tecnology, Baroness Bryony Worthington and to Kirk Sorensen, a former NASA scientist.
Plus Greenpeace ...
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