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BBC World Business Report: Episodes

Wall Street reacts to a cut in US interest rates
We take a trip down a Zambian copper mine and talk to the industry's winners and losers in Africa's biggest copper producer. The BBC's Lucy Burton reports from deep inside the Mopani mine in Zambia's 'copper belt' and finds out about its impact on a neighbouring village. Also, we take a look back over ...
As the US Congress continues to question representatives from Wall Street banks about exposing taxpayers to 'catastrophic' risks by dabbling in commodities, we hear from Pedro da Costa in Washington. He's a financial reporter for the Wall Street Journal who's following the hearing. And for the investor's ...
The US Congress grills Wall Street banks for exposing taxpayers to 'catastrophic' risks by dabbling in commodities like oil and aluminium. Also computer experts warn a Russian website is accessing web cameras in homes and offices around the world and broadcasting live images. And can Turkmenistan provide ...
As the US central bank releases a record of its key monthly policymaking meeting, we ask Doug McIntyre at the financial website 24/7 Wall Street for the reaction on the US market. Also as former Landsbanki chief executive Sigurjon Arnason is sentenced to a year in jail for manipulating the bank's share ...
China has held its first ever World Internet Conference. We hear what the country famous for its 'Great Firewall' might want to achieve. Also, as oil giant Shell wins a case against the Indian government over tax, what kind of a precedent does it set for other multinationals operating there? Plus, more ...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called a snap election following news the country has fallen back into recession. We ask Joe Saluzzi from Themis Trading in New Jersey if there has been a ripple effect back in the United States.
The people of Zambia will go to the polls in the New Year to elect a successor to former President Michael Sata. The BBC's Lucy Burton reports from the copper-rich country and hears from those who don't feel they've shared in Zambia's growing wealth. She also speaks to Zambian finance minister Alexander ...
How has the recession in Japan affected the US markets? We hear from Peter Jankovskis at Oakbrook Investments in Chicago. Plus - what does the plane of the future look like? Airbus thinks it could be a donut.
A "highly contagious" strain of bird flu is found at a poultry farm in the Netherlands, and it could be linked to other recent cases in the UK and Germany - European officials meet to discuss ways of containing the spread. Japan's economy slips back into recession - what does it mean for Prime Minister ...
Exxon, Microsoft and Virgin America's public trading debut - the latest from Doug McIntyre at financial advisors, 24/7 Wall St
Eurozone growth remains weak as its biggest economy, Germany, only just avoids slipping into recession. We speak to the voice of German business and a senior government official to ask what's going wrong. Plus, as economic output in Italy shrinks again, we hear why the government there wants to make ...
Falling oil prices and Warren Buffet's firm moves on Duracell - the market reaction from Cary Leahy at Decision Economics
The medical charity, MSF, says it will host clinical trials of new Ebola treatments in West Africa. We speak to Dr Peter Horby, from Oxford University, who is leading one of the trials. Oil firm Royal Dutch Shell was aware of pipeline problems years before a major oil spill in Nigeria, according to court ...
Doug McIntyre at the financial website 24/7 Wall Street talks through how news of the forex bank fines had been received and disappointing retail results.
Six banks have been collectively fined more than $4.1bn over their traders' attempted manipulation of foreign exchange rates. We ask former regulator Mark Burman whether the fine will make a difference to how the banks operate. Also the US and China strike an unexpected climate deal. Beijing based climate ...
The latest on the U.S markets with Joe Saluzzi from Themis Trading in New Jersey
A trade deal between the US and China is described as a breakthrough, but there is still so much mistrust on both sides. We'll talk to a supporter and a critic of the US and China's trading relationship. Also, the American football league NFL wants to expand internationally. But bosses say it won't be ...
President Obama has called for the internet to be regulated as if it were a public utility company. He said all internet traffic should be treated equally. Tim Fernholz from Quartz magazine explained to us what the president's comments mean. And Peter Jankovskis from OakBrook Investments in Chicago told ...
New rules, we're told, should mean no more bank bailouts.

We hear from their author, Bank of England governor Mark Carney, and ask whether the plan will really make a difference.

Spain's richest region has voted in favour of independence. Madrid says the vote is illegal, but many Catalans say they ...
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