BizDaily: Argentina defaults07/31/14
Argentina has defaulted on its international debt for the second time in 13 years – but it’s not broke. We explore the background to this latest development, explaining ‘hold-outs’ and ‘vultures’ along the way. What are the practical consequences of a...
BizDaily: Elemental Business: Silicon and the Sun
Silicon, ordinarily associated with micro-chip production, is also a key component in solar panel manufacturing and as such, is crucial to the future of power for the planet. We hear from John Schaeffer, a solar power pioneer, Richard Swanson of Sun...
BizDaily: Safety in the Skies
In the wake of the MH17 air disaster, a UN meeting asks whether airlines should be getting neutral security updates to decide where it is safe to fly. Would such a system work? Also in the programme, we hear a report on why Brazilian trade with Africa...
BizDaily: Argentina on the brink of default
If Argentina doesn't reach a last-minute deal with creditors, it could soon face default. What are the implications for its economy and other debtor nations? And we ask, what would induce you to get a company logo tattooed onto your body? Our regular...
ITB: Sanctions: The Politics of Embarrassment?
Andrew Walker hosts In the Balance this week for a closer look at economic sanctions. As Europe struggles to decide how to deal with Russia, we discuss whether sanctions have ever worked in the past and ask if they could persuade President Putin to do...
BizDaily: British Business Courting Calcutta 25 July 14
Calcutta was once the capital of India under British rule but now British companies and others are desperately hoping to get a slice of the city's business action. India's economy is growing rapidly, and the country has a new Prime Minister, Narendra...
BizDaily: Shipping Through the Arctic
Opening up the Arctic Oceans to commercial shipping, we talk to those travelling the new route about how an ice-free north coast of Russia could transform global sea-trade. Plus why Taiwanese investors are turning away from Vietnam after Taiwanese...
BizDaily: Elemental Business: Silicon Chips
Computer circuits have shrunk a million-fold since Gordon Moore made his famous forecast in 1965, but is Moore's Law - and the computer revolution it heralded - about to run up against fundamental laws of physics? In the first of a two-parter on...
BizDaily: How far will the EU sanction Russia?
In the wake of the Malaysian airlines disaster, European Foreign Ministers are meeting in Brussels to consider further economic sanctions against Russia. Western leaders accuse Moscow of arming the pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine. What sanctions are on...
ITB: We're All Content Producers Now
In the Balance this week is taking a closer look at the book trade. We’re considering the issues at stake in a dispute that’s been brewing between one of the world's biggest publishing houses, Hachette, and the world's biggest book seller, Amazon....
BizDaily: EU and US Trade Talks
Business Daily comes from Brussels where European and United States negotiators have spent the week working together on a project called the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Its intended to boost economic growth by stimulating...
BizDaily: Refugee Economy
We examine the economics of refugees. As many as a million by some estimates have fled to Jordan from Syria. And increasingly their huge makeshift camps are replicating the commercial structures of cities. Is profiting from them a good thing? We also...
BizDaily: Elemental Business: Sulphur
Sulphur is in abundant supply thanks to its extraction from sour oil and gas, in order to prevent acid rain pollution. But does the world face a glut of this devilish chemical element, famed for its colour and odour? And if so, what uses can it be put...
BizDaily: BRICS in Brazil: Building a Future 15 Jul 14
Officials from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - the so-called BRICS nations - are meeting in Brazil to discuss steps that could challenge western dominance of the global financial system. The BBC's Katy Watson reports from Fortaleza in...
BizDaily: World Cup 2014: A Sporting And Economic Win for Germany
Why Germany's World Cup victory is an economic as well as a sporting win, and what the World Cup's success means for football's governing body FIFA and host country Brazil. Plus, Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times explains why there's a big...
Are Sweatshops Good?
It's more than a year since Bangladesh suffered the worst industrial accident in modern history. But apart from an increase in the minimum wage, has anything actually improved in terms of the conditions for Bangladeshi workers? We hear from Philip...
BizDaily: Nigeria's Wealth Gap
Why does Africa's richest economy still have some of the continent's poorest citizens? Business Daily looks at the gap between the richest and the poorest in NigeriaBusiness Daily looks at the highs and the lows of Nigeria's economy. And Ed Butler...
BizDaily: Elemental Business: Tungsten
One of the hardest metals, tungsten has uses from light bulbs to weaponry. But why so few mines? We consider the market value of this weighty member of the period table.
BizDaily: The Business Of Space Exploration
The business of space exploration: What is its commercial and industrial use? And how important are a probe's academic credentials compared with its commercial potential?
BizDaily: Successful Entrepreneurs: What Does It Take?
What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? It is a skill that you can teach? Or does it require a natural talent? We have a special report from a school in Los Angeles which teaches entrepreneurship. Plus, Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times...
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