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BBC World Business Report: Episodes

With the cost of oil 50% higher than at the start of the year, we ask two experts what it means for energy companies and consumers.

Latest financial figures show just how fast Alibaba is expanding, but the company has been criticised by Chinese regulators for failing to do enough to stop fake goods ...
The head of the US central bank warns that share markets could be trading at dangerously high levels. Janet Yellen's comments unnerved investors in New York. With analysis from Joe Saluzzi at Themis Trading in New Jersey:
We'll hear if this means yet another EU challenge to the dominance of US firms like Google.

We talk to Guy Levin who heads up Europe's Coalition for a Digital Economy, and entrepreneur Nicholas Russell from wearepopup.com, who recently addressed European lawmakers on the problems firms face in pursuing ...
Disney's earnings exceed expectations, with likely more to come, as it prepares to release a flock of films from its stable.
While Eurozone Economic Outlook Brightens, Greece Still Feels a Chill.

We hear from businesses in Greece and Italy about their hopes and fears.

There are allegations of slave labour in Australia, with abuse of the working holiday visa system uncovered. We hear more from the BBC's Phil Mercer.

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McDonald's CEO, Steve Easterbrook unveils his long 'to do list' while the former HP CEO, Carly Fiorina announces she's running for President. The BBC's Michelle Fleury has the latest from New York.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg reacts to criticism of his free mobile data scheme.

He’s inviting many more sites to contribute to the Internet.org project. We hear from Nikil Pahwa, one of the founding members of the group Save our Internet in India - who explains the widespread concerns with Facebook's ...
Social media takes a tumble as LinkedIn and Twitter see their prices fall. With Chris Lowe of FTN Financials
Tesla's CEO Elon Musk, unveils a power storage unit that provides electricity during blackouts. We also hear from Simon Daniel, CEO of Moixa, which is testing a rival unit. We also explore how the video games industry is changing with a recent visit to the Games for Change Festival in New York. The event ...
Murmers in the US markets after Exxon Mobil's earnings reports. Peter Jankowskis of Oakbrook Investments crunches the numbers.
Remittances from two million Nepal citizens abroad will be vital for earthquake recovery. Dilip Ratha from the World Bank calls on money transfer companies to cut their fees.

One of the UK's school examination boards wants to allow students to have access to the internet during tests. We hear from Mark ...
Investors and markets respond to the slowdown in growth in the US economy.
The US economy "all but stagnated" in the first three months of the year, growing at an annual rate of just 0.2%. We talk to Benjamin Friedman, an economist at Harvard University. Technology journalist Rupert Goodwins explains how one tweet may have cost Twitter's shareholders almost $8bn. And BBC business ...
Twitter's earnings reports are out early, perhaps leaked via social media, but it's not necessarily the dollars and cents that interest investors. A look, too, at Baltimore on lockdown.
As rescuers struggle to reach villages hit by the earthquake in Nepal we talk to Jens Laerke from the UN team trying to co-ordinate the international relief effort. The US President Barack Obama has called the state visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe 'a celebration of the ties of friendship'. ...
Apple posts strong profits, lifted by sales of 61 million iPhones in the first three months of the year. Peter Jankovskis from Oakbrook Investments in Chicago looks at the tech giant's continuing success.
As search teams scour the rubble in Nepal, a global digital humanitarian effort has swung into action. We hear about crowdsourcing efforts online to map the disaster, and find survivors. Also in the programme, we hear why a grand plan to redevelop London's docks for business hasn't got the thumbs up ...
The largest of the UK's banks HSBC has announced it's considering moving its headquarters out of London and setting up shop overseas. The bank cited UK taxes and regulations that have been imposed over the past few years. We speak to Philip Augar.Plus, two years ago today, the collapse of the eight-storey ...
Cary Leahy of Decision Economics in New York on US reaction to the $2.5bn Deutsche Bank Libor fine.
Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank has been fined $2.5bn by US and UK regulators for trying to manipulate interest rates. We speak to Martin Arnold, banking editor of the FT. The Greek government has ordered all public institutions to hand over their cash reserves, to help make ends meet. Giorgos ...
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