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BBC World Business Report: Episodes

Robert Brusca, of Fact and Opinion economics in New York, wraps up the end of another week on Wall Street.
Following a string of fatal plane crashes, we ask what the industry can do to make us feel safer - the Chief Executive of Air France tells us that the air transport system is 'still very safe'. President Obama attacked firms that practice 'corporate inversions' as unpatriotic, because they switch their ...
Cary Leahy from Decision Economics in New York talks about the latest scandal to hit Barclays bank.
The implementation of the 'Right To Be Forgotten' on the internet is being discussed in Brussels - where two sides discuss where to draw the line between privacy and free speech. GlaxoSmithKline is seeking for regulators to approve the world's first ever malaria vaccine to be used outside of the European ...
Russian President Vladamir Putin declares the Crimea a 'gambling zone'. And Joe Saluzzi from Themis Trading gives a round-up of today's market activity.
re arms trade realities contradicting western foreign policy on Moscow and Ukraine?

Also coming up, how the European Union's energy saving scheme may actually be causing more pollution, rather than less.

With the Commonwealth Games getting underway in Glasgow, Scotland, we ask whether the inevitable ...
Wayne Kaufman from Rockwell Securities in New York sums up the latest from earning season
Indonesia has a new president. We'll hear how the election of former furnituremaker Joko Widodo will help Indonesia continue on the path to democracy. We'll also ask what it means for the rest of the world.

As more Russians are put on Europe's economic sanctions list we ask should the west be going ...
A scandal involving McDonald's and KFC in China had a knock-on effect on Wall Street today as Peter Jankovskis of Oakbrook Investments explained.
The company supplying meat to McDonalds, KFC and Subway in China is closed down after a television report that it was selling meat up to twelve months out of date. Quartz reporter Lily Kuo gives us the lowdown.
As Tesco boss Philip Clarke is forced out, Tescopoly author, Andrew Simms, tells us where ...
Investors remain shocked by the air crash in Ukraine but the market stablised as traders responded to positive economic news and a spate of M&A; activity
Roger Hearing gets the latest on the Malaysian airline disaster, and talks to former British Airways pilot Alastair Rosenschein about what might have been behind the decision to fly over a potentially dangerous area.

Elizabeth Farina, the head of the Brazilian sugar cane industry federation, talks ...
All the latest on the crash of the Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, including reaction from the airline and the president of Ukraine. Wall Street shares fell as a result.
Microsoft announces it's cutting up to 18,000 jobs, with the majority of them going from handset maker Nokia. We ask what this says about the direction Microsoft is taking. Plus as Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott repeals the country's carbon tax, we discuss what the repercussions could be. And ...
We talk about Rupert Murdoch's proposed takeover of Time Warner, and the criticisms surrounding it. Also, the latest from the US stock markets.
Can media giant Time Warner keep 21st Century Fox's advances at bay?

Also in the programme, it seems European sanctions against Russia's activities in Ukraine are not working. We ask what further steps Europe may be willing to take.

IBM and Apple were once sworn rivals, but now they've launched a ...
We look at the newly announced BRICS bank, and ask if it will really rival some of the biggest banking institutions in the world. Plus, the latest from the US stock markets.
At a meeting of the so-called Brics countries - Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa - leaders are discussing whether they could set up their own bank, to rival the World Bank. Plus, we hear from the chief executive of Airbus and about Britain's plans to lauch space ports.
Chris Low at FTN Financial in New York gives us the latest view from Wall Street.
How much control do major multi-national companies have over the working conditions in factories which they don't own, but which are part of their supply chain? Electronics giant Samsung is finding out the hard way. Also, we've a report from one of the world's biggest air shows where the star of the ...
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