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A declassified Chinese government report shows that as much as a fifth of the country’s farmland is contaminated with toxins. We hear from Lucy Hornby of the Financial Times in Beijing and ask whether there is increasing concern amongst Chinese shoppers about the safety of their food. Also in the programme, ...
We get the latest on the US financial markets from Cary Leahy of Decision Economics.
After years of austerity how are the people of Ireland reacting to the fact that a court has found two former executives of Anglo-Irish Bank guilty of orchestrating a secret and illegal scheme to lend money to a select group of rich people? Also, shares in the Chinese company Weibo have received a lukewarm ...
The former chairman of Ireland's collapsed Anglo Irish Bank is cleared of illegal lending - we get the full story on the complex trial from Diarmaid Fleming in Dublin. Plus, all the latest from Wall Street with Robert Brusca of Fact and Opinion Economics.
On the eve of crisis talks about the crisis in Ukraine we look at the West's options. And the boss of the retail giant Tesco tells us about his hopes for China. Plus, British Airways starts using bio fuel in some of its aircraft. And finally, why has the city of Brussels banned the popular transport service Uber?
We get the latest on the US markets from Peter Jankovskis of Oakbrook Investments.
All sides in the conflict are alleging media bias. We look at the view from Russia. And we look at why China's economy seems to be slowing. Also in the programme: the conflict over 'conflict minerals' in the United States. Finally we examine some new research suggesting that we should be standing in ...
The EU announces further sanctions on Russia following a meeting in Luxembourg today - we ask what effect this will have on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. We mull over Google’s plans to buy drone-maker Titan Aerospace with technology journalist Rupert Goodwins. Plus, all the latest from Wall Street ...
EU foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels to discuss the next steps on Ukraine. We speak to Chris Weafer of Moscow based consultants Macro Advisory. And with Glencore Xtrata selling its stake in the Las Bambas copper mine in Peru to a Chinese consortium for nearly $6bn, we ask why is China so desperate ...
Cary Leahy from Decision Economics gives us a round up of what's been a tough week for US financial markets.
We look at the issue of food production in Africa. Should the continent's farmers be concentrating on growing enough for themselves, or should they be putting produce on the tables of the developed world? The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition is seen by some as a great bolstering of investment ...
Chris Low of FTN Financial reports on a dramatic day on the US Markets.
A new report claims the swine flu drug Tamiflu, is no more effective than paracetamol. We speak to one of the authors of the study and a scientist from the company that makes it. Also in the programme: day three of the world’s biggest election. And a closer look at apps for health and fitness – how ...
Joe Saluzzi at Themis Trading in New Jersey discusses the Federal Reserve’s decision to keep interest rates the same for another year.
On Thursday, after six years of recession Greece will attempt to raise $3,5bn. We hear from noted Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis. Also in the programme: what to do about a scary security bug called heartbleed. And a closer look at why the world's biggest consumer products company, Procter and Gamble ...
Peter Jankovskis from Oakbrook Investments in Chigaco reports on the day's market activity.
As tensions in Ukraine deepen, we speak to a business owner in the city of Donetsk to find out how people on the ground are feeling. Also, economist Roger Bootle helps us take a closer look at just how much power Russian gas has over Ukraine. And, Spain's parliament votes on whether to allow the Catalonia ...
Chris Lowe of FTN Financial in New York tells us why some technology stocks are seeing their stock value questioned.
Voting has started in the world's largest democracy. Plus, after rebasing its GDP - changing the way it is measured - Nigeria's economy is now Africa's biggest. We look at the role of the country's film industry in its economic development. Also in the programme, we mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan ...
Doug McIntyre from 24/7 Wall Street talks us through the US markets on a day when tech stocks took a hammering.
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