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Has Wall Street won out over Washington? We get the view from the US, after a last ditch deal on spending includes the controversial repeal of bank controls drawn up in the wake of the financial crisis. Also, it's tasty, nutritious and super-fashionable in the West, but the increasing popularity of quinoa ...
Wall Street cheers the latest US retail sales figures. Cary Leahy at Decision Economics in New York brings us his view on the day's trading.
Russia's central bank has hiked interest rates by one full percentage point in response to the falling rouble - the Russian currency has lost nearly 50% of its value against the dollar this year. We hear from the streets of Moscow on what this means for ordinary Russians, as well as from a Russian economist ...
US equities slipped lower as oil continued to fall - Doug McIntyre from financial website 24/7 Wall Street gives his analysis of the day's trading.
Will the country's economic problems consign its easy-going social model to history? Also, the cost of collusion: Hudson Institute economist Dr Irwin Stelzer explains how the giants of Silicon Valley were caught operating a cartel to keep wages low. We find out why so many people in Malaysia are finding ...
As worries over political stability and the economy resurface in Greece, we assess the wider impact on markets with Joe Saluzzi from Themis Trading in New Jersey.
Political uncertainty in Greece risks plunging the eurozone back into crisis.

We find out what's at stake with economist Roger Bootle and Philip Pangelos, Athens correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.

Russia resumes its gas supplies to Ukraine - but will it make life any easier for people living ...
As Prince William talks about the global trafficking of wildlife to an audience at the World Bank, Peter Knights from campaign group WildAid tells us what's being done to stamp out the trade in illegal ivory. And Peter Jankovskis from Oakbrook Investments in Chicago gives us his analysis of the day's markets news.
The illegal trade in ivory has grown - much of it down to Chinese demand. The UN says that over the last decade, the number of elephants killed has doubled and the amount of ivory seized has tripled. Today, Prince William has been tackling the issue at a meeting of the World Bank in New York. We get ...
Better than expected jobs figures from the US push the Dow back into record territory.
Russia is "behaving as a terrorist state," according to the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaite. She also told the BBC's Vishala Sri-Pathma that she welcomed President Vladimir Putin's announcement this week that he was shelving a multi-billion dollar project to build a pipeline to pump Russian ...
US investors ponder Europe's chances of recovery as Dow slips slightly from previous day's record high
Russia's President Vladimir Putin has warned of difficult economic times ahead in his state of the nation address. We analyse whether he can rescue the country's economy. Also the US has contributed more than $100bn in taxpayers' money to the reconstruction of Afghanistan. We ask US Special Inspector ...
The British government unveils what's being called the "Google Tax" - a plan to increase tax on multinational companies who try to divert profits from the UK to other jurisdictions. Will it inspire other governments to follow suit? The Greek prime minister slams the austerity demands of his country's ...
Joe Saluzzi, partner at Themis Trading in New Jersey tells us what had caught his eye today on the markets. We also speak to Janet Davies, a graduate recruiter who says she has concerns about a new recruitment application which works a bit like a dating app.
She thinks Selfiejobs could put too much emphasis ...
Professor Stephen Hawking, one of the world's leading scientists, warns that artificial intelligence "could spell the end of the human race" - we find out why. Plus, Europe's flagship space rocket project gets a major funding boost - we talk to the boss of Arianespace, Stephane Israel. Also in the programme, ...
With the fluctuating oil price still the hot topic on the trading floors - we speak to Peter Jankovskis from Oakbrook Investments in Chicago. We also hear about a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures which has disabled computer systems and published un-released films online. More on that from the BBC's Technology ...
Key climate change talks are taking place in Lima, Peru - will 10,000 delegates from almost 200 countries come to a lasting deal on cutting emissions? And what impact will the falling price of oil have on the negotiations? Meanwhile, there are concerns that the slump in oil values could lead to mass ...
With the fluctuating oil price still the hot topic on the trading floors - we speak to Peter Jankowskis from Oakbrook Investments in Chicago. We also hear about a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures which has disabled computer systems and published un-released films online. More on that from the BBC's Technology ...
The US markets had a half-day holiday following Thanksgiving. Robert Brusca from Fact and Opinion Economics in New York told us of the potential impact of oil prices.
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