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BBC World Business Report: Episodes

Cary Leahy from Decision Economics in New York with a roundup of US markets news. Plus, we hear about the Swedish town of Kiruna that is on the move... 3km to the east.
As Tesco's chairman, Sir Richard Broadbent, resigns in the face of worse than forecast profits and falling sales, we ask what has led to the global retail giant's decline. Also, European leaders meet in Brussels in an attempt to reach a deal to combat climate change. Will they side with renewables, or ...
A round up of US market news from Doug McIntyre at finance website 24/7 Wall Street. Plus - Microsoft hangs up on the Nokia name, dropping it from mobile phones. And South Africa becomes the latest nation to slash growth projections. We ask our correspondent in Johannesburg Matthew Davies why things ...
As Europe's banks await the result of stress tests on Sunday, we ask if the continent is prepared for a major economic downturn.

Also the death of Watergate era Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee - we discuss his legacy to journalism.

And US oil baron Harold Hamm tells us why Saudi Arabia is losing ...
Joe Saluzzi from Themis Trading in New York rounds up the day's US market news.
The chief executive of French oil giant Total dies in a jet crash near Moscow. Russian investigators say Christophe de Margerie's death was the result of "criminal negligence". We look back on his career and talk to Jeroen van de Veer, a former chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, who knew Mr de Margerie ...
A mixed day on global markets - Peter Jankovskis, director of research at Oakbrook Investments in Chicago sums up US trading. Plus, are phones the credit cards of the future? We try out Apple's new smartphone payment system.
Britain is expected to announce new curbs on immigration from other EU countries, as Prime Minister David Cameron faces pressure from the anti-EU UKIP party. We discuss whether the proposals would be legal under EU law and ask Renate Hornung-Draus from the German employers' association the BDA how freedom ...
Jim Lebenthal at Lebenthal Asset Management in New York rounds up a turbulent week of trading on US markets.
As the fight against ebola continues, we examine why drug companies are slow to develop protective vaccines. Also, Iranian businesses tap up international investors. But will Iran become a haven for foreign money anytime soon? We also look back on the week's big business stories.
Cary Leahy from Decision Economics in New York rounds up the day's trading. Plus – we ask why sales of the ‘Barbie’ doll have taken a sharp tumble.
Concern about financial stability in Greece has added to the downward pressure on global stock markets. We hear from Athens and take an in-depth look at the latest from the financial markets with our regular commentator Brenda Kelly of IG Markets. Plus, the BBC's Duncan Bartlett examines the impact of ...
Another volatile day for US and European stocks. So what is worrying investors? We get the views of Diana Furchtgott-Roth, senior vice fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research in New York and Doug McIntyre from the financial website 24/7 Wall Street.
Women working for Facebook and Apple are being offered the chance to have their eggs frozen.

We discuss with Dr Penny Rheingans, director of the Centre for Women in Technology at the University of Maryland, how attractive the offer is likely to be.

Also in the programme, threats of murder and rape ...
Joe Saluzzi at Themis Trading in New Jersey rounds up today's trading which saw US crude oil prices fall to their lowest level in two years.
It's called the Double Irish - and it's proved very rich for quite a few US multinational corporations. It's a tax loophole, but now the Irish government is acting to close it. As international concern grows over corporate tax dodging, we'll hear what impact Ireland's move might have. Also, how your ...
We speak to Nobel prize winning economist Jean Tirole, and find out the latest on the US stock markets with Russell Cleveland at the Renn Capital Group in Dallas.
Global oil prices fall to a near four-year low amid fears that weak economic growth is hitting demand. But could it also be that the oil-producing cartel, OPEC, is waging a price war to drive out new market competitors? We speak to Jason Bordoff, from the Center on Global Energy Policy at New York's ...
The Dow Jones has lost most of the gains it's made this year but our commentator thinks it's a correction, not a slump.
Stock markets drop sharply for a second day as fears grow of a fresh global economic slowdown. Poor German economic data and recent pessimism from the International Monetary Fund have been blamed, but how worried should we be? We speak to Marie Diron, from credit ratings agency Moody's. We speak to Nick ...
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