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WBR: Wall Street Update: 21 Jul 1407/21/14
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KFC and Subway in China is closed down after a television report that it was selling meat up to twelve months out of date.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...
WBR: Wall Street Update 10 July 14
Share markets in Europe and around the world have been spooked today by problems at Portugal's top bank, Banco Espirito Santo. We discuss what this means for Wall Street with Chris Low of FTN Financial in New York.
WBR: Europe bank fears return 10 Jul 14
Share markets in Europe have been spooked by problems at Portugal's top bank, Banco Espirito Santo. We ask what is the risk to the rest of the continent. Also, why America's financial elite wants a more interventionist foreign policy in Washington....
WBR: Wall Street Update 09 July 14
We discuss the latest news from the US financial markets with Jim Lebenthal of Lebenthal Asset Management in New York.
WBR: Indonesia worries 09 Jul 14
There's uncertainty after elections in Indonesia as both presidential contenders claim victory. We ask if either candidate is the right man to put south east Asia's largest economy back on track. Also, why losing in the football World Cup is bad for a...
WBR: Wall Street Update 08 July 14
President Obama asks Congress for $3.7 billion to help deal with a growing number of child migrants flooding across the US border from Central America. We hear what's driving the influx and how the money will be spent. We also get the latest on the US...
WBR: French jobs and the euro 8 Jul 14
The eurozone's struggling exporters are urging governments and the European Central Bank to force down the euro. Several European companies, including Airbus, the cement maker Lafarge and the pharmaceutical firm Sanofi are now saying the euro's...
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