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BBC World Business Report: Episodes

We get the latest on the US financial markets with Robert Brusca of Fact and Opinion Economics.
Ukraine has finally signed a trade deal with the European Union but will it bring a much needed boost to the country's economy? And will it derail efforts to halt the violence in the east? We hear from Ukrainian Ambassador-at-Large, Olexandr Scherba. We're in Japan to find out whether efforts to get ...
We get the latest on the US financial markets from Peter Jankovskis of Oakbrook Investments in Chicago.
The New York attorney general has filed a fraud lawsuit against the bank over alleged impropriety. Plus as part of our Japan-China special series, we meet the Chinese women who are moving to Japan to get married.
There's been a shock downgrade in official estimates of the health of the US economy. It's contracting faster than previously thought, shrinking in the first quarter at an annual rate of 2.9 per cent. We heard more from Chris Low of FTN Financial in New York.
As the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki rejects calls for a new unity government in his country, Adam Eleri, the former US ambassador to Bahrain tells us that the conflict in the Iraq has the potential to spread throughout the Middle East. Meanwhile, the columnist and economist, Irwin Stelzer, says ...
We hear about the day's trading on Wall Street from Jim Lebenthal of Lebenthal Asset Management.
We look at the contrasting economic fortunes of Japan and China. The Japanese government has revealed more measures designed to lift the economy out of its decades-long period of stagnation. But will the arrows of Abenomics hit their marks? The BBC's Mark Whittaker is in the Japanese seaside resort of ...
The latest on the US markets from Joe Saluzzi at Themis Trading.
As Sunni militants continue their march across parts of northern Iraq, queues for fuel grow and fears of power blackouts spread. Gala Riani, the head of Middle East analysis at the business consultancy Control Risks, has just returned from the Kurdish city of Irbil, where many of the thousands of refugees ...
U.S. stocks rose, with the Dow and the S&P; 500 closing at record highs.
NATO's Secretary General has accused Russia of buying up the anti-fracking lobby to protect its own interests. Best-selling economist Thomas Picketty defends his controversial theories about the widening gap between rich and poor. And we have a report from the US programme Marketplace about the extraction ...
The broader market S&P; 500 ended at a new record level for the second time in two days, as investors preferred to concentrate on brighter economic news, rather than the ongoing violence in Iraq, which has been pushing oil prices higher. The S&P; 500 is now around 6% higher than it was at the beginning ...
As oil companies move staff out of Iraq, we look at the battle for the Baiji refinery. Albania's marijuana crop is worth half of the country's income, but now the Albanian government says it wants to eradicate marijuana farms to help its bid to join the EU. Also, as 90% of Zimbabwe is unemployed, we ...
We find out about Amazon's new smartphone - its new 'dynamic display', but also why it may fail to pull users away from their current smartphones. Also, the latest on the US stock markets.
As government forces and militants vie for control of Iraq's largest refinery, we hear how important the huge Baiji complex is for supplying Iraq's energy needs and we hear from the Kurdish representative to the UK, Bayan Rahman. General Motors chief executive, Mary Barra, faces intense questioning ...
Argentina says American hedge funds' demands to renegotiate a debt restructuring amount to extortion. But the US Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the country's creditors. Can Argentina avoid another default? We get the perspective from both sides. Plus, the latest on the US markets.
Argentina says American hedge funds' demands to renegotiate a debt restructuring amount to extortion. But the US Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the country's creditors. Can Argentina avoid another default?

Plus, the bitter truth about chocolate: could we be heading for a shortage as cocoa farmers ...
America's supreme court has ruled that Argentina does owe money to "vulture funds". The BBC's Economics correspondent Andrew Walker explains the consequences. The International Monetary Fund has cut its forecast for the United States economy for this year. Peter Jankovskis, director of research at Oakbrook ...
Russia has cut off gas supplies to Ukraine after a deadline passed for Kiev to pay two billion dollars which Moscow says it is owed. We ask what impact it could have on the crisis-hit country and ask whether Russia can still maintain its supply to the rest of Europe. Also the latest on oil prices as ...
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