World Business Report
WBR: Wall Street Update 25 Jul 1407/25/14
Robert Brusca, of Fact and Opinion economics in New York, wraps up the end of another week on Wall Street.
WBR: The Future of Air Passenger Safety 25 July 14
Following a string of fatal plane crashes, we ask what the industry can do to make us feel safer - the Chief Executive of Air France tells us that the air transport system is 'still very safe'. President Obama attacked firms that practice 'corporate...
WBR: Wall Street Update, 24 July 14
Cary Leahy from Decision Economics in New York talks about the latest scandal to hit Barclays bank.
WBR: Right To Be Forgotten - Privacy Vs Free Speech 24 July 14
The implementation of the 'Right To Be Forgotten' on the internet is being discussed in Brussels - where two sides discuss where to draw the line between privacy and free speech. GlaxoSmithKline is seeking for regulators to approve the world's first...
WBR: Questions raised over UK arms exports 23 July 14
re arms trade realities contradicting western foreign policy on Moscow and Ukraine? Also coming up, how the European Union's energy saving scheme may actually be causing more pollution, rather than less. With the Commonwealth Games getting underway in...
WBR: A new president for Indonesia 22 July 14
Indonesia has a new president. We'll hear how the election of former furnituremaker Joko Widodo will help Indonesia continue on the path to democracy. We'll also ask what it means for the rest of the world. As more Russians are put on Europe's...
WBR: Wall Street Update: 21 Jul 14
A scandal involving McDonald's and KFC in China had a knock-on effect on Wall Street today as Peter Jankovskis of Oakbrook Investments explained.
WBR: Shanghai meat scandal 21 Jul 14
The company supplying meat to McDonalds, KFC and Subway in China is closed down after a television report that it was selling meat up to twelve months out of date. Quartz reporter Lily Kuo gives us the lowdown. As Tesco boss Philip Clarke is forced...
WBR: Wall Street Update 18 Jul 14
Investors remain shocked by the air crash in Ukraine but the market stablised as traders responded to positive economic news and a spate of M&A activity
WBR: MH17 disaster 18 Jul 14
Roger Hearing gets the latest on the Malaysian airline disaster, and talks to former British Airways pilot Alastair Rosenschein about what might have been behind the decision to fly over a potentially dangerous area. Elizabeth Farina, the head of the...
WBR: Wall Street Update 17 Jul 14
All the latest on the crash of the Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, including reaction from the airline and the president of Ukraine. Wall Street shares fell as a result.
WBR: Microsoft cuts thousands of jobs 17 Jul 14
Microsoft announces it's cutting up to 18,000 jobs, with the majority of them going from handset maker Nokia. We ask what this says about the direction Microsoft is taking. Plus as Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott repeals the country's carbon...
WBR: Wall Street Update 16 Jul 14
We talk about Rupert Murdoch's proposed takeover of Time Warner, and the criticisms surrounding it. Also, the latest from the US stock markets.
WBR: Time for 20th Century Fox? 16 July 2014
Can media giant Time Warner keep 21st Century Fox's advances at bay? Also in the programme, it seems European sanctions against Russia's activities in Ukraine are not working. We ask what further steps Europe may be willing to take. IBM and Apple were...
WBR: Wall Street Update 15 Jul 14
We look at the newly announced BRICS bank, and ask if it will really rival some of the biggest banking institutions in the world. Plus, the latest from the US stock markets.
WBR: Brics countries want their own bank 14 Jul 14
At a meeting of the so-called Brics countries - Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa - leaders are discussing whether they could set up their own bank, to rival the World Bank. Plus, we hear from the chief executive of Airbus and about Britain's...
WBR: Wall Street Update 14 July 2014
Chris Low at FTN Financial in New York gives us the latest view from Wall Street.
WBR: Citi's multi-billion dollar penalty 14 Jul 14
How much control do major multi-national companies have over the working conditions in factories which they don't own, but which are part of their supply chain? Electronics giant Samsung is finding out the hard way. Also, we've a report from one of...
WBR: Wall Street Update 11 July 14
We get the latest on the US financial markets with Cary Leahy of Decision Economics.
WBNews: Transatlantic trade talks 11 July 2014
Campaigners across Britain are planning a series of protests this weekend, before the latest round of talks in Brussels aimed at creating a transatlantic free trade agreement. But it is proving controversial. It has been a good decade for animated...
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