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Is S&P; right to warn of a downgrade on the day of the eurozone "comprehensive" agreement? Justin Rowlatt interviews Andrew Walker, the BBC's economics correspondent. Plus - can the trade in conflict minerals ever be stopped? We speak to Michael Nest, author of the book Coltan and Aidan Daly, Director ...
Do economic downturns create opportunities for business people with vision? Or do we make things worse by talking about how bad things are?
Andrew Walker speaks to David Kauders, an investment manager in Britain and John Warillow, an investor and entrepreneur in Canada.
And a report on the Zimbabwean ...
It's been ten phenomenal years of growth for the so-called BRIC economies. Since the term was first coined by Jim O Neill of Goldman Sachs in 2001, Brazil, Russia, India and China have emerged as industrial powerhouses. We hear from Jim O Neill about how the decade has transformed the global economic ...
We take a look at Russia, a leading global supplier of oil, gas and metals, and one of the big emerging economies known as the BRIC's. But is it too dependent on those volatile commodity markets? And can it break that dependence when it is, by all accounts, a pretty tough place to do business?
Andrew ...
We take a look at Russia, a leading global supplier of oil, gas and metals, and one of the big emerging economies known as the BRIC's. But is it too dependent on those volatile commodity markets? And can it break that dependence when it is, by all accounts, a pretty tough place to do business?
Andrew ...
Today we put the B into BRIC's, exploring the incredible renaissance of Brazil. Justin Rowlatt explores how Brazil has transformed itself from a Latin American also-ran into a dynamic modern economy.
Justin interviews Blairo Maggi, the man they call "The King of Soya".
Plus Petrobras chief executive, ...
Today we put the B into BRIC's, exploring the incredible renaissance of Brazil. Justin Rowlatt explores how Brazil has transformed itself from a Latin American also-ran into a dynamic modern economy.
Justin interviews Blairo Maggi, the man they call "The King of Soya".
Plus Petrobras chief executive, ...
Can China save the world's economy? In the second of our week of programmes looking at the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, China and India) Damian Grammaticus is in Beijing. He speaks to Professor Li Daokui, an economist who says that while China's growth has been exceptional, the country needs to focus ...
Can China save the world's economy? In the second of our week of programmes looking at the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, China and India) Damian Grammaticus is in Beijing. He speaks to Professor Li Daokui, an economist who says that while China's growth has been exceptional, the country needs to focus ...
In the first of a week of programmes from the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) Nidhi Dutt reports from Mumbai on how the Indian nation is transforming itself into a powerful 21st Century economy. But what are the challenges of bringing together rich India and poor India? And what are ...
In the first of a week of programmes from the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) Nidhi Dutt reports from Mumbai on how the Indian nation is transforming itself into a powerful 21st Century economy. But what are the challenges of bringing together rich India and poor India? And what are ...
Both Greece and Italy have replaced their leaders with technocrats in recent weeks. We speak to the former Canadian opposition leader, Michael Ignatieff, and ask if they are going to be any better at telling the truth? And why going bust isn't all bad. James Srodes reflects on the US cities that bounced back.
Why the Federal Reserve is calling for the toughest stress tests ever for its banks. Ed Butler speaks to former US Deputy Treasury Secretary, Stuart Eizenstat.
Plus, we have a report from Israel where, despite the crisis, business is still booming.
And finally the BBC's Milton Nkosi tells us why the ...
Ten years after Enron's collapse in a wave of fraud, former employees reflect on its legacy. And technology commentator Jeremy Wagstaff recalls the huge changes in our computing lives.
Are Greeks less hard-working than workers from other nations? Lesley Curwen speaks to Jon Moulton of Better Capital, Dr Paola Subacchi at Chatham House and Peter Spiegel of the Financial Times.
And Horst Reichenbach, the head of the EU Taskforce in Greece, on the massive task of reforming its tax system. ...
How to stop America's national debt from growing out of control. Lesley Curwen talks to Alexia Ash, the head of North American forecasting for Exclusive Analysis.
And Hikmet Ersek, chief executive of the payments company Western Union, explains why the pattern of remittances has changed across the world. ...
Is innovation the way to get juicy new growth into weak economies? Lesley Curwen talks to Robert Matthams who founded Shiply.com, a transport website which won awards for innovation. The BBC's Charlotte Ashton reports from Silicon Valley. Plus British inventor Kane Kramer argues that inventors and innovators ...
Is austerity worth the pain? BBC correspondents report from across Europe on how cuts are affecting the public mood and the way people live.
Lesley Curwen talks to John Psaropolos, an economics blogger based in Athens and David McWilliams, an economist who used to work at the Irish Central Bank.
Plus, ...
As American troops prepare to leave Iraq, how close is the country to having a functioning modern economy?
Plus, how Spain might drag itself out of the eurozone mire. Lesley Curwen talks to Javier Díaz-Giménez, Professor of Economics at the I.E.S.E. business school.
And Jeremy Wagstaff wonders whether ...
Business Daily looks at the flaws in Japan's corporate culture - and talks to the former president of scandal ridden Olympus about how a 'desire for harmony' can backfire. But do all business chiefs have a tendency to close their eyes to inconvenient troubles? Is 'willful blindness' at the root of most ...
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