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We roller skate to the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas where wearable tech is the buzzword. The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones tells us all about it.

We hear about Indonesia's efforts to tighten airline safety as the search for more debris from the Air Asia flight continues. Professor Graham Braithwaite ...
A down day for most indexes – could the falling price of oil and a possible Greek exit from the Euro be weighing on the minds of investors? We hear views from Peter Jankovskis at Oakbrook Investments in the US and Jeremy Batstone Carr, from UK stockbroker Charles Stanley.
German press reports suggest Berlin thinks Europe could cope without Greece in the euro. Ahead of Greece's general election later this month, we ask how likely a 'Grexit' is, and assess its implications with Andreas Andreanopolos, a former Greek development minister, and the noted British economist Roger ...
The International Organisation on Migration says there should be a clampdown on the finances of criminal gangs smuggling people across the Mediterranean.
The value of the euro has fallen to a four and a half year low against the US dollar after the head of the ECB hinted at future stimulus measures. We analyse Mario Draghi's comments with BBC economics correspondent Andrew Walker and Justin Urquhart-Stewart from Seven Investment Management. Also the gambler's ...
Should the promotion of electronic cigarettes be more tightly regulated? In this special edition of World Business Report, we ask whether the marketing of e-cigarettes risks glamourising smoking once again. Marie Keyworth hears from a divided public health community and has an exclusive interview with ...
An update on the US markets on the last day of trading in 2014.
A Chinese court issues a record $26 million dollar fine to six companies for dumping chemical waste into rivers. We ask the head of Greenpeace China whether this marks a shift in the country's environmental policy. Germany's first ever minimum wage comes into effect on January 1 - we ask what it will ...
Peter Jankovskis from Oakbrook Investments in Chicago in the US tells us that investors are still worried about Greece and also how falling oil prices are still affecting the US markets.
AirAsia finally finds the wreckage of flight QZ8501, but why did it take three days? With Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 missing for 10 months, we ask whether airlines should improve how they track their aircraft. Also, we report from Lithuania as the country's dairy farmers get caught up in the sanctions ...
Joe Saluzzi from Themis Trading in New York told us how US markets reacted to news of the political crisis in Greece.
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is forced into calling a snap general election after fellow MPs rejected, for a third time, his nomination for presidential candidate. With anti-austerity party Syriza leading in the polls, there are fears the election's result could jeopardise the country's bailout ...
Despite light trading on Boxing Day, US indexes closed broadly higher, with the Russell 2000 reaching a new all-time high. Jim Lebenthal from Lebenthal Asset Management reflects on today’s markets and looks ahead to 2015. Plus, as Microsoft and Sony battle the latest cyber-attack affecting Xbox ...
Renewed clashes over Libya's oil resources as fighting intensifies around the port at al-Sidra, paralysing output.

Also, Sony and Microsoft are forced to repair their PlayStation and Xbox platforms after hackers ruin Christmas for up to 160 million users.

And we'll be hunting for souvenirs of the "bad ...
World Business Report editor Martin Webber takes stock of the year 2014 in business. He asks if many of the big global economic projects of recent decades are now on the rocks, buffeted by a reawakening of policies based on national interests. Joining Martin are two respected commentators, Martin Wolf ...
Giri Cherukuri from Oakbrook Investments in Chicago takes us through a shortened day of trading, ahead of the Christmas holiday.
We ask how a tumbling rouble is affecting prices in the country. We hear from our Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg and Eric Kraus from Principle Asset Management in Moscow. And should gaming become an Olympic sport? World of Warcraft chief designer Rob Pardo believes it should, so we speak to an ...
Sony Pictures announces a limited theatrical release for 'The Interview' - the comedy about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. We hear from one of the US cinemas showing the film from Christmas Day. Plus, as US markets reach new record highs, Joe Saluzzi from Themis Trading in New ...
Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil producer, refuses to cut supply as oil prices fall. We look at huge fines imposed on car hailing app Uber in Taiwan, and a potential ban. Our regular economist Roger Bootle from Capital Economics tells us about the Third Industrial Revolution. And we have a special ...
We get an update from Wall Street with Peter Jankovskis from director of research at Oakbrook Investments in Chicago.
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