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BBC World Business Report: Episodes

Russia reacts to sanctions with a ban on EU and US food and could close its airspace. We also analyse how the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus threatens to undermine the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. It seems the average six-year-old child in Britain understands more about technology ...
Walgreens announces a takeover of Alliance Boots and more merger news affecting the markets - Chris Lowe of FTN Financial gives us his view.
Russia announces trade restrictions on agricultural products from countries which have imposed sanctions on it. Italy has slipped back into recession. We ask what needs to be done to rescue the country's economy. More than a billion internet login details and passwords have been stolen by a Russian gang. ...
Rupert Murdoch pulls out of a proposed takeover of Time Warner plus Cary Leahy of Decision Economics gives us his take on today's Wall Street jitters.
Bernie Ecclestone has paid $100m to put an end to a German corruption case. We ask what it means for Formula One. Also in the programme, as leaders in the battle over Scottish independence go head-to-head in their first live television debate, we hear the economic arguments for and against an independence ...
Doug McIntyre of 24/7 Wall Street gives us his view on today's US markets news.
We ask what US President Barack Obama can actually do for Africa's economies.

And from Liberia we hear how much still needs to be done to meet basic infrastructure needs, such as electricity, in many parts of Africa.

Plus, the companies still trying to build business ties with Libya - despite the ...
Shares on Wall Street are affected by worries about the Portugese Bank, Espirito De Santo.
As WTO members fail to agree a global trade deal, we talk to the secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce, John Danilovich, who says India isn't playing by the rules. The US has started exporting oil for the first time since 1975. And we hear from New York where the "maker movement" ...
Shares in Wall Street lose some of their recent gains because of worries about Argentina's debt and sanctions against Russia.
Argentina has defaulted on its debts for the second time in 13 years. And shares in the Portugese bank Espirito Santo have collapsed amid concerns about bad debts.
Argentina's Economy Minister announces that the country cannot come to an agreement over the repayment of its debts - leaving the country closer to its second debt default in 13 years. We get the latest reaction on the US stock markets to this news.
Argentina hovers on the brink of a second debt default in 13 years. The Bank of England outlines plans to make bankers pay back their bonuses if risky trades go south, or even put the reckless ones in jail. Plus, as the UK sets out plans to be at the forefront of driverless car technology, we talk to ...
President Obama announces that, along with the EU, tightened sanctions against Russia will be implemented. We hear what effect this will have on the US stock markets, and if the sanctions will be tough enough.
US Marshals seize a Kurdish tanker containing $100m worth of oil, as part of a growing ownership dispute between Baghdad and the Iraqi region of Kurdistan. The US and Europe decide on a range of new sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine. Plus, we visit one of the world's largest cheese ...
Peter Jankovskis from Oakbrook Investments in Chicago in the US tells us how markets have reacted to news that Russia has been ordered to compensate former Yukos shareholders. And one of the biggest strikes in South Africa's history has ended. The BBC's Roderick Macleod in Johannesburg tells us employers ...
Russia has been ordered by a court to compensate former Yukos shareholders. Will it pay?

We talk to the man who brought the case. He says he'll go now after Russian assets right around the world.

Also, the British government is opening up half the country to be explored for oil and gas using the ...
Robert Brusca, of Fact and Opinion economics in New York, wraps up the end of another week on Wall Street.
Following a string of fatal plane crashes, we ask what the industry can do to make us feel safer - the Chief Executive of Air France tells us that the air transport system is 'still very safe'. President Obama attacked firms that practice 'corporate inversions' as unpatriotic, because they switch their ...
Cary Leahy from Decision Economics in New York talks about the latest scandal to hit Barclays bank.
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