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BBC World Business Report: Episodes

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.
As Taliban threats loom on the imminent elections in Afghanistan, author Noah Coburn discusses the huge economic and political challenges facing the future president. As hundreds of Cambodian garment workers are taken ill, we ask if it is poor factory ventilation or simply lack of basic food that is ...
Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigns barely a week after taking the job, Michelle Fleury explains why he left. Plus Chris Low from FTN Financial gives us the latest from the Wall Street markets.
MEPS have voted in favour of a law that prevents Internet Service Providers from paying a premium to have their services delivered more quickly to consumers. The online takeaway service Just Eat makes its share market debut today in London: the service operates in 13 countries and has been valued at ...
Peter Jankovskis from Oakbrook Investments in Chicago reports on a good day for the markets.
We look at the mysterious and controversial world of ultra fast computer trading. Also a pilots' strike has grounded Lufthansa. And we look at a charity trying to help refugees in the Middle East and Africa by getting them to make kaftans.
General Motors' new chief executive, Mary Barra, has faced her first day of questioning by the US Congress in relation to a fault with the ignition switches on some models. Officials claim the fault led to 13 deaths and has caused GM to recall more than two and a half million vehicles. Chris Low from ...
General Motors' new CEO Mary Barra faces Congress over who's to blame for at least 13 deaths. Also in the programme: Russian energy giant Gazprom announces a 40% price increase for Ukrainian customers. And why python farming is the way to go if you want a sustainable supply of hand bags.
As French president Francois Hollande announces Manuel Vall as his new prime minister, we ask what changes can we expect to the sickly French economy. Plus Jim Lebenthal from Lebenthal Asset Management in New York brings us the news from the markets in the US.
A new UN report says impact of climate change will be "severe, pervasive and irreversible". We hear from those already suffering those consequences - Benjamin Fiafor of Farm Radio in Ghana talks about the problems local farmers are facing. Dr Colin Brown is director of engineering at the Institution ...
Doug McIntyre from 24/7 Wall Street brings us Friday's news from Wall Street.
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