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BBC World Business Report: Episodes

We take a look at the markets with Jim Lebenthal from Lebenthal Asset Management in New York.
Nigeria's currency, the naira, has fallen to a record low value this week. We look at how Africa's largest economy has suffered hard from the global fall in oil prices. Skype is introducing a new real-time translating service - the BBC's technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones explains how it could ...
Doug McIntyre at the financial website 24/7 Wall Street tells us why in points terms, the Dow had its biggest one-day gain for almost three years. Also on this update, could Africa's Kariba Dam on the Zambezi provide a blueprint for hydroelectric power around the world? Lucy Burton has been finding out.
A BBC investigation has exposed poor working conditions at factories in China producing for electronics giant Apple. Reporter Richard Bilton tells us what he discovered. Also
Europe ramps up sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, just as President Putin tries to reassure the world that his country's economic ...
Cuban-American author Christina Garcia tells us why the new thawing of relations between Washington and Havana will prompt a very mixed reaction amongst her Cuban family. And Doug McIntyre from financial website 24/7 Wall Street gives his analysis of the day's trading and the reaction to the closer ties ...
As these once most bitter of enemies agree to establish closer relationship, we assess the economic impact.

We talk to John Kavulich, Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Cuba Trade and Economic Council in New York, and Pedro Feyre, an expert in Cuban-American legal relations at Columbia Law School.

Plus, ...
As the Russian rouble continues to fall against the dollar we assess the wider impact on the markets with Joe Saluzzi from Themis Trading in New Jersey. Plus, more on industrial action at ports on the western coast of the United States from Angela Greiling Keane, White House Correspondent for Bloomberg News.
Russia's currency plunges despite emergency efforts to shore it up. So who's to blame?

McDonalds in Japan is running low on French fries - and it's all because of industrial action in the US.

Also in the programme, small businesses in Spain are braced for a dramatic rise in their rents.

And, the success ...
As the Russian central bank raises its key interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent, we get the latest from our Business reporter Rob Young. Plus, more on the day's US market news with Peter Jankovskis from Oakbrook Investments in Chicago.
But what will it take to wake the world's third largest economy from its 20 year sleep?

Much of Belgium has ground to a halt, with strikes and demonstrations against government austerity plans. We talk to businesses affected by the disruptions.

Also in the programme, the challenges of rebuilding the ...
Oil and stocks post further falls in US trading - Jim Lebenthal from Lebenthal Asset Management in New York gives his take on the day's events.
Has Wall Street won out over Washington? We get the view from the US, after a last ditch deal on spending includes the controversial repeal of bank controls drawn up in the wake of the financial crisis. Also, it's tasty, nutritious and super-fashionable in the West, but the increasing popularity of quinoa ...
Wall Street cheers the latest US retail sales figures. Cary Leahy at Decision Economics in New York brings us his view on the day's trading.
Russia's central bank has hiked interest rates by one full percentage point in response to the falling rouble - the Russian currency has lost nearly 50% of its value against the dollar this year. We hear from the streets of Moscow on what this means for ordinary Russians, as well as from a Russian economist ...
US equities slipped lower as oil continued to fall - Doug McIntyre from financial website 24/7 Wall Street gives his analysis of the day's trading.
Will the country's economic problems consign its easy-going social model to history? Also, the cost of collusion: Hudson Institute economist Dr Irwin Stelzer explains how the giants of Silicon Valley were caught operating a cartel to keep wages low. We find out why so many people in Malaysia are finding ...
As worries over political stability and the economy resurface in Greece, we assess the wider impact on markets with Joe Saluzzi from Themis Trading in New Jersey.
Political uncertainty in Greece risks plunging the eurozone back into crisis.

We find out what's at stake with economist Roger Bootle and Philip Pangelos, Athens correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.

Russia resumes its gas supplies to Ukraine - but will it make life any easier for people living ...
As Prince William talks about the global trafficking of wildlife to an audience at the World Bank, Peter Knights from campaign group WildAid tells us what's being done to stamp out the trade in illegal ivory. And Peter Jankovskis from Oakbrook Investments in Chicago gives us his analysis of the day's markets news.
The illegal trade in ivory has grown - much of it down to Chinese demand. The UN says that over the last decade, the number of elephants killed has doubled and the amount of ivory seized has tripled. Today, Prince William has been tackling the issue at a meeting of the World Bank in New York. We get ...
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