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US employment data posts a strong performance but how was it received by markets? Chris Low from FTN Financial in New York gives his analysis of trading today.
The threat of more sanctions is hanging over Russia. Europe's foreign ministers have been meeting in the Latvian capital Riga today, amid heightened tension over the crisis in Ukraine. Yuriy Pavlenko, Ukraine's Minister for Agrarian Policy, tells the BBC how the fighting has affected output in Eastern ...
All US banks pass a series of 'stress tests' designed by the Federal Reserve, to see how they would cope in an economic crisis. But what should we learn from the results? The BBC's Mike Johnson asks Cary Leahy at Decision Economics in New York.
After decades of breakneck economic expansion, China has announced it is cutting its growth target for the year ahead. Seven per cent might sound a lot by western standards, but it would represent China's slowest growth rate for a quarter of a century. We ask Professor Rana Mitter, director of the China ...
Exxon Mobil becomes the latest oil company to cut investment in new projects, because of the lower price of crude. Doug McIntyre from financial website 24/7 Wall Street says it's another sign that the consensus is shifting towards the price staying lower for longer.
In Ukraine, dozens of miners are feared dead after an explosion. Also in Ukraine the central bank hikes interest rates from 19% to 30%, in a dramatic attempt to shore up the country's currency. Plus Fergus Nicoll reports from Chennai in South India, first from a traditional dancefloor, and then from ...
Ukraine’s central bank raises interest rates to 30%. We ask Joe Saluzzi from Themis Trading in New Jersey what effect this had on markets.
Europe is urged to be tougher on greenhouse gases - but should targets be raised in an era of austerity?

Also in the programme, Fergus Nicoll reports from the Indian city of Chennai on its ambitions to become a hi-tech 'smart' city.

And as Singapore is named the world's most expensive city to live ...
The Nasdaq climbs above the 5000 point level for the first time in almost 15 years
We speak to two people who interviewed Boris Nemtsov before his murder last week. They express shock and say it will be a worry for investors who are already concerned about politics. Plus, report from the world mobile technology conference in Los Angeles and the 50th anniversary of the Sound of Music.
Dow Jones slides slightly after a long time in record territory.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is cutting the salaries of his staff by 10%. Moscow-based economist Oleg Buklemishev tells us it's a symbolic move and won't make much difference to public spending. Moscow bureau chief of the Economist Arkady Ostrovsky says Putin is using the war in Ukraine as a distraction ...
New rules on how the internet should be governed have been approved by the Federal Communications Commission in America.
The US and EU are negotiating a deal which could be the biggest trade agreement in history - but who will be the winners and losers? The BBC has obtained a draft of what the EU wants excluded from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or TTIP. One such exclusion would remove publicly-funded ...
US Federal Reserve head under fire from Republican lawmakers in Washington.
British lawmakers have grilled HSBC bosses in the wake of tax evasion allegations. The BBC's Jonty Bloom was watching. Also higher taxes and lower spending - South Africa's government tries to bring its finances back under control. In the run up to next year's US presidential election, we discuss with ...
A day of new highs in the stock market
Greece wins a reprieve from its creditors, but will compromises the ruling Syriza party has made cause it to lose face?

Also in the programme, more special coverage from Bristol, Europe's 'Green Capital' for 2015.

We find out about 'Warm Up Bristol', a drive to reduce energy consumption across the ...
This special edition of the programme examines Bristol's environmental credentials.

We hear about school children who are monitoring pollution levels in the city, and have partnered with pupils in Beijing, China to collaborate on green projects.

The city's mayor, George Ferguson tells us about some ...
EU finance ministers hold crunch talks in Brussels to find a way out of Greece's financial crisis, hoping to overcome Germany's reservations about a deal offered by Athens. Shares in the phone SIM card maker Gemalto fall, as investors react to claims that US and UK spies hacked the company's systems ...
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