Business Matters: Renewed Clashes Over Libya's Oil 27...12/27/14
Renewed clashes over Libya's oil resources as fighting intensifies around the port at al-Sidra, paralysing output. Also, Sony and Microsoft are forced to repair their PlayStation and Xbox platforms after hackers ruin Christmas for up to 160 million...
Business Matters: Renewed Clashes Over Libya's Oil
Renewed clashes over Libya's oil resources as fighting intensifies.
Business Matters: Review of the Year 2014
BBC World Service Business Editor Martin Webber takes stock of the year 2014 in business.
Business Matters: Review of the Year 2014 26 Dec 14
BBC World Service Business Editor Martin Webber takes stock of the year 2014 in business. He asks if many of the big global economic projects of recent decades are now on the rocks, buffeted by a reawakening of policies based on national interests....
Business Matters: US cinemas to screen The Interview 24 Dec 14
The Interview will be screened in US cinemas, says Sony, just days after cancelling its release following a cyber attack and threats on cinema-goers. We ask a cinema owner whether he's worried about security, and also get a film review from one of the...
Business Matters: US cinemas to screen The Interview
Sony says The Interview can be screened in US cinemas despite threats from North Korea
Business Matters: Nicaragua starts work on $50bn 'Gran Canal' 23 Dec 14
Work stars on Nicaragua's $50bn alternative to the Panama Canal, but will it ever finish? We speak to the BBC's Arturo Wallace from the ground-breaking ceremony in Managua, and also to Noel Maurer from George Washington University about what it could...
Business Matters: Nicaragua Starts Work on $50bn Gran Canal
Nicaragua breaks ground on a $50bn canal linking the Pacific and Atlantic oceans
Business Matters: Obama openly Criticises Sony 20 Dec 14
Was Sony wrong to cancel the release of ‘The interview’ following a cyber attack? President Obama certainly thinks so. The Franciscan religious order is famous for its vow of poverty, but now they have become embroiled in financial scandal involving...
Business Matters: Sony Hack is “US security Issue” 19 Dec 14
North Korea is suspected of the hacking episode that has forced Hollywood to dump a $44 million movie. The White House announces it is a matter of national security, but what can actually be done? We hear from a former senior U.S. Commerce Department...
Business Matters: Historic Thaw in US-Cuba Relations
As President Obama hails a 'new chapter' in it's relations with Cuba, we ask if this is this going to represent an economic rescue for the Communist-run island republic? We also get reaction on the shock cancellation of Sony's release of a big comedy...
Business Matters: US Promises More Sanctions on Russia
Russians are trading a new currency in Moscow -but not of the monetary kind, it's the Apple iPad, as shoppers get rid of their increasingly worthless roubles. The White House promises further sanctions - but the Russian Foreign Minister says - bring...
Business Matters: Australia reflects on deadly cafe siege 16 Dec 14
Australia's Prime Minister offers the nation words of reassurance after a prolonged hostage siege ended with 3 people dead. We get the latest from the BBC's Jonathan Head in Sydney. Business Reporter Rob Young tells us about Russia's central bank...
Business Matters: Has Wall Street beaten Washington? 13 Dec 14
The US Senate is set to vote on a $1.1tn budget which includes the controversial repeal of bank controls drawn up in the wake of the financial crisis. We get the view from the US and ask why complex financial products like derivatives are up for...
Business Matters: Anger in US over funding bill 11 Dec 14
There is anger in the US as new rules designed to reduce risky trading by banks are watered down. We're also live in Hong Kong as police prepare to tear down a camp at the centre of pro-democracy protests. Plus we hear from the British cyclists who've...
Business Matters: The ‘Business Ethics’ of Working for the CIA 10 Dec 14
US senators allege that the CIA tortured its detainees after 9/11, but they outsourced the advice on the techniques to a private company - how does that fit with business ethics? China rolls out 32 new high speed rail lines in one day AND the plight...
Business Matters: Prince William Speaks out on the Illegal Wildlife...
As Prince William calls for a renewed global effort to tackle the global illegal wildlife trade, we speak to the WildAid campaign group about changing attitudes toward the ivory trade in China. How do you restart an economy in a place like...
Business Matters: Russia acting like 'terrorist state' 6 Dec 14
The president of Lithuania says Russia is acting like a terrorist state - we speak to President Dalia Grybauskaite to ask her why she thinks so. As wages remain low in the US and Europe, we find out that this has a lot to do with corporate penny...
Business Matters: Putin Warns of Hard Times Ahead 5 Dec 14
Russia's leader president Putin says Western sanctions are the main reason his country is facing recession. We ask if people believe him. We have a report from India about a 2000 year old cow selling event that has attracted over 4 million people this...
Business Matters: UK Announces Tax Evasion Crackdown 4 Dec 14
The UK government says it is going after the big multinational corporations who don't pay their taxes - but how can they succeed? Also, Cider goes upmarket - we ask if it can be as successful as craft beers. We also look at Britain's announcement that...
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