BizDaily: How far will the EU sanction Russia?07/22/14
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...
ITB: Peace, Love and Higher Returns
This week In the Balance pitches its tent at a festival in the financial centre of London and we’re playing host to discussions that cover the future of money, the growth of China, and what work itself will look like once we’ve automated out world....
BizDaily: Indonesia's Economic Challenges
Indonesia prepares to elect a new President as favourite Joko Widodo faces former General Prabowo Subianto. The financial future of the country is a key issue. As the world's third largest democracy goes to the polls, what will it take for Indonesia...
BizDaily: World Cup: Is FIFA playing fair with Brazil?
As the quarter finals kick off in what is officially the most watched World Cup in history, we examine the winners and losers in financial terms. FIFA lists 22 official partners, sponsors and supporters - brands that between them are spending more...
BizDaily: Future of Coal
There are dire warnings about the heating of the planet. Coal is a significant contributor to global warming. So what is the future of this increasingly controversial fuel?
BizDaily: China Health Check
Official figures suggest the Chinese economy to powering ahead, but is that the case? We look behind the official figures to examine the direction of travel of country's economy.
BizDaily: Investor complacency
Is over optimism in the markets and the risk of "investor complacency", heralding trouble ahead? We hear from one leading researcher who urges caution. And we hear from a social entrepreneur, Kenyan businessman Fredrick Ouko, about the strategy and...
ITB The Fear Gauge 28 Jun 14
A curious phenomenon has become apparent. The global financial markets aren't merely relaxed about the world's many political and economic problems, they are positively becalmed. The global index of market volatility, the so-called Vix Index or "fear...
BizDaily: China's rural pollution problem
China's countryside faces food contamination, forced evictions and land degradation - can farmers cope, and can the government tackle its rural pollution problem? Rob Young reports from China on the scale of the task facing Beijing. And Rob visits an...
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