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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, ...
Wall Street reaches a new record ahead of the Independence Day holiday.
The number of people with jobs in the US rose by more than 280,000 last month. President Obama tells our US sister show Marketplace the US needs to spend more on infrastructure to create jobs. Also we hear how the BBC's Economics Editor Robert Peston fell foul of a European ruling which allows people ...
The latest from the US stock markets.
Seven internet service providers take legal action against UK intelligence agency, GCHQ, over internet spying. We hear what's upset them, and also talk to a former intelligence officer about why surveillance is necessary. Also, as one of Europe's biggest budget airlines announces new trans-Atlantic flights, ...
The latest from the US stock markets.
The latest from the US stock markets.
Holidaymakers in Europe can look forward to a summer of lower mobile phone roaming charges, after the EU-mandated cuts come into force. It's all part of the European Commission's plan to phase out all roaming charges by the end of the year. Telecoms analyst, Matthew Howett, tells us customers will be ...
We hear from Chris Low at FTN Financial about the latest car recall by GM.
France's biggest bank gets one of America's biggest fines, in a wallet-busting penalty for sanctions-busting. There are cries of "unfair!" from Paris. Also, how crowdfunding took over from traditional military spending in Ukraine to build a "People's Drone" to protect the country's soldiers. David Arakhania, ...
We get the latest on the US financial markets with Robert Brusca of Fact and Opinion Economics.
Ukraine has finally signed a trade deal with the European Union but will it bring a much needed boost to the country's economy? And will it derail efforts to halt the violence in the east? We hear from Ukrainian Ambassador-at-Large, Olexandr Scherba. We're in Japan to find out whether efforts to get ...
We get the latest on the US financial markets from Peter Jankovskis of Oakbrook Investments in Chicago.
The New York attorney general has filed a fraud lawsuit against the bank over alleged impropriety. Plus as part of our Japan-China special series, we meet the Chinese women who are moving to Japan to get married.
There's been a shock downgrade in official estimates of the health of the US economy. It's contracting faster than previously thought, shrinking in the first quarter at an annual rate of 2.9 per cent. We heard more from Chris Low of FTN Financial in New York.
As the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki rejects calls for a new unity government in his country, Adam Eleri, the former US ambassador to Bahrain tells us that the conflict in the Iraq has the potential to spread throughout the Middle East. Meanwhile, the columnist and economist, Irwin Stelzer, says ...
We hear about the day's trading on Wall Street from Jim Lebenthal of Lebenthal Asset Management.
We look at the contrasting economic fortunes of Japan and China. The Japanese government has revealed more measures designed to lift the economy out of its decades-long period of stagnation. But will the arrows of Abenomics hit their marks? The BBC's Mark Whittaker is in the Japanese seaside resort of ...
The latest on the US markets from Joe Saluzzi at Themis Trading.
As Sunni militants continue their march across parts of northern Iraq, queues for fuel grow and fears of power blackouts spread. Gala Riani, the head of Middle East analysis at the business consultancy Control Risks, has just returned from the Kurdish city of Irbil, where many of the thousands of refugees ...
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