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BBC World Business Report: Episodes

Roger Hearing gets the latest on the Malaysian airline disaster, and talks to former British Airways pilot Alastair Rosenschein about what might have been behind the decision to fly over a potentially dangerous area.

Elizabeth Farina, the head of the Brazilian sugar cane industry federation, talks ...
All the latest on the crash of the Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, including reaction from the airline and the president of Ukraine. Wall Street shares fell as a result.
Microsoft announces it's cutting up to 18,000 jobs, with the majority of them going from handset maker Nokia. We ask what this says about the direction Microsoft is taking. Plus as Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott repeals the country's carbon tax, we discuss what the repercussions could be. And ...
We talk about Rupert Murdoch's proposed takeover of Time Warner, and the criticisms surrounding it. Also, the latest from the US stock markets.
Can media giant Time Warner keep 21st Century Fox's advances at bay?

Also in the programme, it seems European sanctions against Russia's activities in Ukraine are not working. We ask what further steps Europe may be willing to take.

IBM and Apple were once sworn rivals, but now they've launched a ...
We look at the newly announced BRICS bank, and ask if it will really rival some of the biggest banking institutions in the world. Plus, the latest from the US stock markets.
At a meeting of the so-called Brics countries - Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa - leaders are discussing whether they could set up their own bank, to rival the World Bank. Plus, we hear from the chief executive of Airbus and about Britain's plans to lauch space ports.
Chris Low at FTN Financial in New York gives us the latest view from Wall Street.
How much control do major multi-national companies have over the working conditions in factories which they don't own, but which are part of their supply chain? Electronics giant Samsung is finding out the hard way. Also, we've a report from one of the world's biggest air shows where the star of the ...
We get the latest on the US financial markets with Cary Leahy of Decision Economics.
Campaigners across Britain are planning a series of protests this weekend, before the latest round of talks in Brussels aimed at creating a transatlantic free trade agreement. But it is proving controversial.

It has been a good decade for animated films for the family. How to Train Your Dragon comes ...
Share markets in Europe and around the world have been spooked today by problems at Portugal's top bank, Banco Espirito Santo. We discuss what this means for Wall Street with Chris Low of FTN Financial in New York.
Share markets in Europe have been spooked by problems at Portugal's top bank, Banco Espirito Santo. We ask what is the risk to the rest of the continent. Also, why America's financial elite wants a more interventionist foreign policy in Washington. And the mind boggling implications of new mind reading technology.
We discuss the latest news from the US financial markets with Jim Lebenthal of Lebenthal Asset Management in New York.
There's uncertainty after elections in Indonesia as both presidential contenders claim victory. We ask if either candidate is the right man to put south east Asia's largest economy back on track. Also, why losing in the football World Cup is bad for a country's share market. And how food waste from New ...
President Obama asks Congress for $3.7 billion to help deal with a growing number of child migrants flooding across the US border from Central America. We hear what's driving the influx and how the money will be spent. We also get the latest on the US financial markets with Peter Jankovskis of Oakbrook ...
The eurozone's struggling exporters are urging governments and the European Central Bank to force down the euro. Several European companies, including Airbus, the cement maker Lafarge and the pharmaceutical firm Sanofi are now saying the euro's current strength is hurting their profits. Guillaume de ...
Shares fell back slightly in New York after recent strong gains. Joe Saluzzi from Themis Trading in New York gave us his review of the day on Wall Street.
There could be more queues at airports after American authorities said uncharged electrical devices can't be carried on board flights to the United States. We ask what the new rules will mean in practice. Also how should gold prices be set? We hear how banks, traders and regulators have been discussing ...
The US overtakes Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's top oil and natural gas producer, according to a Bank of America report. The Tour de France starts in northern England this weekend. We ask what the world's most famous cycle race will mean for the region's economy. And we hear from our reporter, ...
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