Business Matters: Race to develop Ebola vaccines 18 Oct...10/18/14
As British drugs giant Glaxo Smith Kline admits it can't produce a vaccine to deal with the current ebola outbreak, we ask what incentives firms may need to tackle future threats to health. The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones reports on the esport phenomenon...
Business Matters: Ebola and the race to develop vaccines
Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.
Business Matters: Fear stalks the stock markets 17 Oct 14
Vicky Mohieddeen from Koryo Tours and Peter Morici from the University of Maryland in Washington joins Jon Bithrey to discuss a turbulent few days for stock markets around the world. We examine what could be worrying investors - the Ebola outbreak or...
Business Matters: What's Worrying Investors?
Torrid week for global stock markets as fears over the health of the world economy grow
Business Matters: Would You Let Your Employer Freeze Your Eggs?
Apple offers to freeze female workers' eggs.
Business Matters: Would you allow Apple to freeze your eggs? 15 Oct 14
Colin Peacock at Radio New Zealand and Paddy Hirsch at our US sister programme, Marketplace, join Roger Hearing to discuss whether Apple's offer to freeze female employees' eggs is a good thing, and whether plastic bags beat paper in the environmental...
Business Matters: Sexism and Corruption in the World of Gaming
Game developer Brianna Wut on being at the centre of the latest #GamerGate death threats
Business Matters: Ireland cuts corporate tax breaks 15 Oct 14
Ireland does away with the so-called Irish Double - the means by which huge corporations are able to cut their tax bill to sometimes miniscule levels. We hear from the woman at the centre of the latest #GamerGate death threats, game developer Brianna...
Business Matters: Oil Price Plunge Explained
Jason Bordoff discusses the dramatic fall in the price of oil
Business Matters: Oil price plunge explained 14 Oct 14
Jason Bordoff from the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia U discusses the dramatic fall in the price of oil and the consequences for economies around the globe. Rupert Wingfield Hayes visits the site of Tokyo's controversial centrepiece...
Business Matters: Markets Plunge On Growth Fears 11 Oct 14
Stock markets drop sharply for a second day as fears grow of a fresh global economic slowdown. Poor German economic data and recent pessimism from the International Monetary Fund have been blamed, but how worried should we be? We speak to Marie Diron,...
Business Matters: Ebola Fears Escalate 10 Oct 2014
As fears over Ebola worsen, we hear from one African airline re-opening flight paths between the UK and West Africa. Plus a new report into Myanmar's oil and gas sector reveals who is behind the companies in question. And is the humble bricks and...
Business Matters: Ebola fears grow after US death
Washington steps up the fight against ebola after the country's first death from the virus - new restrictions at some of the country's busiest airports are announced. But will screening passengers from West Africa be enough to contain the disease? We...
Business Matters: Islamic State held on Turkey border
US-led air strikes hold back Islamic State militants in the key Turkey-Syria border town of Kobane. The world's largest retailer, Walmart, cuts healthcare benefits for 30,000 of its part-time workers, citing the rising costs of complying with...
Business Matters: Ebola spreads outside Africa 7 Oct 14
A Spanish nurse becomes the first person to be infected with ebola outside of Africa. We talk to the World Health Organisation and ask whether airlines should do more to stop the spread of the deadly virus. Plus, Brazil's elections go into a second...
Business Matters: HK protests descend into violence 4 Oct 14
As the situation in Hong Kong deteriorates, Capital Economics Asia specialist, Gareth Leather tells Rob Young the fundamental problem is that the authorities simply can't give the protesters what they want. Travis Kalanick, co-founder of Uber - the...
Business Matters: HK protesters agree to talks 3 Oct 14
We're live in Hong Kong with AFP bureau chief Laura Mannering gauging the mood on the streets after students accepted an invitation to talks with the government. ACI president Marshall Bailey tells Roger Hearing how the financial sector can restore...
Business Matters: Hong Kong protests continue 2 Oct 14
BBC China Editor, Carrie Gracie, is at the heart of the Hong Kong protests, Will Grant reports from Cuba, where a Canadian CEO has been jailed for fifteen years after being found guilty of corruption, and Tara McKelvey, in Washington, tells us why...
Business Matters: eBay and PayPal to split 1 Oct 14
eBay is planning to split off its payments system PayPal into a separate company and and Microsoft reveals its new operating system. As protests continue in Hong Kong, we ask what's next for Occupy Central AND Bill Gates talks to the BBC about his...
Business Matters: Hong Kong Protesters Stay on the Street 30 Sep 14
The BBC's Juliana Liu gives us the latest from Hong Kong were pro-democracy protesters continue to gather. We find out why Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai is supporting the protesters and we hear from the makers of FireChat, an app that is helping...
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