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BBC World Business Report: Episodes

Ukraine’s central bank raises interest rates to 30%. We ask Joe Saluzzi from Themis Trading in New Jersey what effect this had on markets.
Europe is urged to be tougher on greenhouse gases - but should targets be raised in an era of austerity?

Also in the programme, Fergus Nicoll reports from the Indian city of Chennai on its ambitions to become a hi-tech 'smart' city.

And as Singapore is named the world's most expensive city to live ...
The Nasdaq climbs above the 5000 point level for the first time in almost 15 years
We speak to two people who interviewed Boris Nemtsov before his murder last week. They express shock and say it will be a worry for investors who are already concerned about politics. Plus, report from the world mobile technology conference in Los Angeles and the 50th anniversary of the Sound of Music.
Dow Jones slides slightly after a long time in record territory.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is cutting the salaries of his staff by 10%. Moscow-based economist Oleg Buklemishev tells us it's a symbolic move and won't make much difference to public spending. Moscow bureau chief of the Economist Arkady Ostrovsky says Putin is using the war in Ukraine as a distraction ...
New rules on how the internet should be governed have been approved by the Federal Communications Commission in America.
The US and EU are negotiating a deal which could be the biggest trade agreement in history - but who will be the winners and losers? The BBC has obtained a draft of what the EU wants excluded from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or TTIP. One such exclusion would remove publicly-funded ...
US Federal Reserve head under fire from Republican lawmakers in Washington.
British lawmakers have grilled HSBC bosses in the wake of tax evasion allegations. The BBC's Jonty Bloom was watching. Also higher taxes and lower spending - South Africa's government tries to bring its finances back under control. In the run up to next year's US presidential election, we discuss with ...
A day of new highs in the stock market
Greece wins a reprieve from its creditors, but will compromises the ruling Syriza party has made cause it to lose face?

Also in the programme, more special coverage from Bristol, Europe's 'Green Capital' for 2015.

We find out about 'Warm Up Bristol', a drive to reduce energy consumption across the ...
This special edition of the programme examines Bristol's environmental credentials.

We hear about school children who are monitoring pollution levels in the city, and have partnered with pupils in Beijing, China to collaborate on green projects.

The city's mayor, George Ferguson tells us about some ...
EU finance ministers hold crunch talks in Brussels to find a way out of Greece's financial crisis, hoping to overcome Germany's reservations about a deal offered by Athens. Shares in the phone SIM card maker Gemalto fall, as investors react to claims that US and UK spies hacked the company's systems ...
Continued worries in the Eurozone knock on to US investors - Cary Leahey at Decision Economics in New York with his analysis of the day's trading.
Germany rejects a Greek request for a six-month extension to its eurozone loan programme.

The Ukrainian Finance Minister says she is optimistic about her country's future despite fighting in the East.

Lenovo users are angry after adware pre-installed on Lenovo laptops and PCs popped up adverts without ...
How did US markets react to the minutes of the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting? Joe Saluzzi from Themis Trading in New Jersey has tonight's market report.
In Geneva, Swiss prosecutors have launched an unexpected raid on the local offices of Europe's largest bank, HSBC, in response to allegations of money laundering. From Belgrade, a debate over proposed economic reform, and long-standing hopes of joining the EU. In northern Italy, why experts are meeting ...
One of the world's biggest banks, HSBC, is under pressure again following the resignation of the the chief columnist of a national UK newspaper, we hear why. And Doug McIntyre from 24/7 Wall Street tells us why the markets are buzzing with excitement about a car from tech firm Apple.
Four years on from the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, every story that comes out of Libya suggests a country becoming more violent and difficult to live in. The devastation is not just human and emotional, but also economic: Libya's oil production has fallen to around 350,000 barrels a day, a fraction ...
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