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Russia and Ukraine disagree about a $2 billion gas bill. Could the rest of Europe end up feeling the chill? Also, technology firms have to be more open about conflict minerals in mobile phones and computers. Is there really a way of making sure dodgy tin or tantalum never make it into your device? And ...
BNP Paribas faces one of the largest fines ever imposed on a bank - for allegedly busting US sanctions. Plus, the latest news from Wall Street with Giri Cherukuri of Oakbrook Investments in Chicago.
The US economy shrinks, as bad weather bulldozes the American construction industry. We'll assess how long will it take to rebuild. Also, is it high time electronic cigarettes were regulated more tightly? Some say they have the power to save millions of lives. Others believe their health impact is unproven. ...
Apple buys Beats, the headphone and music streaming business for 3 billion dollars. The acquisition will make its owner Dr. Dre even richer....but what will it do for Apple? Plus the latest on the US financial markets from Chris Low at Fact and Opinion Economics.
As Europe's political parties of the Far Right celebrate the stamp they've made on the continent's recent elections, we ask if the landscape may being moving in such a way as to threaten one of the central pillars of the European Treaty: the free movement of labour. Plus, will the benefits of Mozambique's ...
The British drug company GlaxoSmithKline faces a new criminal investigation into a long-running bribery controversy. Also, the mystery multi-millionaire who's dropping envelopes stuffed with cash around the streets of San Francisco. We hear from one man who's a hundred dollars richer. Plus the latest ...
The search for a fairer form of global capitalism came to London on Tuesday with the Conference on Inclusive Capitalism. Speakers included HRH The Prince of Wales, former US president, Bill Clinton and head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde. Indeed, the more than 250 delegates represented a third of the ...
It's an election special on the show today. Europe has elected a new parliament, with anti-Europe and anti-immigration parties putting the cat amongst the pigeons. Meanwhile Egyptians have elected a military strong man as their new president, and the people of Ukraine have voted in a chocolate baron ...
As Trans-Atlantic trade talks grind on, we ask what they might achieve and why do discussions over trade partnerships always take so long? Plus, all the latest from Wall Street with Peter Jankovskis of Oakbrook Investment in Chicago.
Putin addresses the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Also, the US show 'Marketplace' are in London - today they tell us all about why the government are so reluctant to invest in the capital's sewage system, despite a burgeoning population. Also, we take a look back at the week's biggest ...
There's more chaos in Thailand as the military seizes power. We hear what a new outbreak of instability could mean for the country's struggling economy. Plus, the latest on the US financial markets from Cary Leahy of Decision Economics.
There's more chaos in Thailand as the military seizes power. We hear what a new outbreak of instability could mean for the country's struggling economy. The former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky tells the BBC that western sanctions over Ukraine may only serve to inflame tensions in the region. ...
The latest on the US stock markets, including good news from jewellers Tiffany & Co.
The auction site eBay is forcing users to change their passwords after a cyber-attack compromised its systems. We hear how big a security scare it really is. Also Russia has signed a huge multi-billion dollar gas deal with China as it looks for new customers for its gas, as the Ukraine crisis prompts ...
General Motors recalls another bout of vehicles, plus the latest on the US stock markets.
Ukraine's wealthiest man, Rinat Akhmetov, throws his weight behind national unity, prompting pro-Ukraine demonstrations in the eastern industrial region of Donbass. We get the latest from New York Times correspondent Andrew Kramer, and find out from the CEO of Royal Dutch Shell what international business ...
The latest on Credit Suisse and a roundup of the US markets.
The US has charged five Chinese officials with launching cyber attacks on American industrial and military targets in order to steal secrets and intellectual property. Plus the British drugs firm AstraZeneca brushes off a 'final' takeover offer from the US pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer. Also the convicted ...
The latest on the US markets.
The Modi moment - India has a new government and a new prime minister - but can they bring India's faltering economy back up to speed? Plus the new movie that takes its theme from the 2011 arrest of the the head of the IMF in New York on sexual assault charges.
And why the craft beer movement is having ...
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