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BBC World Business Report: Episodes

The latest on the US stock markets, with Joe Saluzzi at Themis Trading.
Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline says a trial vaccine against the Ebola virus could be tested on volunteers within weeks. We speak to the company. German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, hosts a conference in Berlin focussing on whether and when the remaining Western Balkan states will join the European Union. ...
The latest on the US stock markets, with Peter Jankovskis at Oakbrook Investments in Chicago.
The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, is placed under formal investigation in a fraud probe. She denies any wrongdoing. Also, would an independent Scotland be bad for business? After 130 heads of Scottish firms express their concerns in an open letter, we hear from both sides ...
The latest on the US stock market reaction to record figures from Standard & Poor's Index, with Robert Brusca of Fact and Opinion Economics in New York.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) calls for a ban on the indoor use of e-cigarettes and marketing aimed at children. But would such a move help or hinder people trying to quit smoking? We speak to Armando Peruga, from the WHO, and Katherine Devlin, from e-cigarette industry body ECITA. The Japanese ...
Peter Jankovskis at Oakbrook Investments in Chicago takes us through today’s US market news as the S&P; breaks the 2,000 mark for the first time. Also, fast-food giant Burger King enters takeover talks with Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons.
Europe's simmering row over austerity has boiled over once again after a cabinet rebellion over French President Francois Hollande's economic strategy. We hear what's caused the split and ask what path the French government can now take. Also shares in Burger King soar on news it may merge with Canada's ...
A look at the US stock market reaction to Janet Yellen, Chairman of the Fed's speech, with Russell Cleveland of Renn Capital Group in Dallas.
The boss of the US central bank, Janet Yellen, has emphasised "uncertainty" over the labour market in her speech at the Federal Reserve's annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We talk to Ethan Harris, chief economist at Bank of America, about the implications of what she said. Also we hear from ...
The reaction on the US stock markets to the Bank of America fine, with Jo Saluzzi of Themis Trading.
Bank of America has agreed to pay a record $16.7bn for misleading investors over the quality of mortgages it sold. The loans were sold by Countrywide Financial and Merrill Lynch before Bank of America bought them in 2008, at the height of the financial crisis.

Russia's consumer watchdog has announced ...
There are increasing signs two of the world's major central banks are edging closer to ending the days of easy money. Cary Leahey from Decision Economics tells us why this isn't as scary as it appears.
Two of Europe's biggest brewers say beer sales in Russia have fallen sharply. We'll ask if it's down to sanctions, tensions with the west or - maybe - whether Russians are drinking less alcohol.

Also, campaigners say we've now used more of the earth's natural resources this year than the planet can ...
Economist Ralph Silva explains what's behind a fine of $300m for Standard Chartered bank and Peter Jankovskis from Oakbrook Investments in Chicago has our roundup of the news from US markets.
With the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, showing no signs of abating we ask what can be done to tackle the economic and racial inequality that's partly fuelling the protests. We talk to Ronald Jackson, chairman of St Louis Black Leadership Roundtable. We're also in Scotland, where the race is on to sway ...
Robert Brusca from Fact and Opinion Economics guides us through today's US markets news.
One month until Scotland's independence vote, we examine one key economic issue that's dividing the yes and no camps - oil and gas in Scottish waters in the North Sea.

As economic tensions between Russia and the West ramp up, one European country - Switzerland - is profiting from the tit-for-tat sanctions. ...
The Wall Street market took fright when the security situation took a turn for a worse but the market pretty much recovered by the close.
There's concern about renewed violence in Ukraine as Kiev says it's destroyed Russian military vehicles which crossed the border.
Two European leaders say the continent's sanctions against Russia are affecting them more than Moscow.
So has the west got as tough as it's going to get with Russia?
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