World Business Report
WBR: Wall Street Update 29 Aug 1408/29/14
Google has announced it's investing in drones to deliver goods, following a similar move by Amazon
WBR: Brazil's Economy Goes Into Recession 29 Aug 14
Brazil's economy goes into recession ahead of next month's general election. Also on the programme, 6,000 jobs are to go at Malaysia Airlines as part of the $1.9bn turnaround plan for the troubled firm. On Monday new rules take effect which ban vacuum...
WBR: Wall Street Update 28 Aug 14
The latest on the US stock markets, with Joe Saluzzi at Themis Trading.
WBR: Ebola vaccine fast-tracked 28 Aug 14
Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline says a trial vaccine against the Ebola virus could be tested on volunteers within weeks. We speak to the company. German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, hosts a conference in Berlin focussing on whether and when the remaining...
WBR: IMF's Lagarde investigated
The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, is placed under formal investigation in a fraud probe. She denies any wrongdoing. Also, would an independent Scotland be bad for business? After 130 heads of Scottish firms express their...
WBR: Wall Street Update 26 Aug 14
The latest on the US stock market reaction to record figures from Standard & Poor's Index, with Robert Brusca of Fact and Opinion Economics in New York.
WBR: Call for e-cigarette curbs 26 Aug 14
The World Health Organisation (WHO) calls for a ban on the indoor use of e-cigarettes and marketing aimed at children. But would such a move help or hinder people trying to quit smoking? We speak to Armando Peruga, from the WHO, and Katherine Devlin,...
WBR: Wall Street Update 25 Aug 14
Peter Jankovskis at Oakbrook Investments in Chicago takes us through today’s US market news as the S&P breaks the 2,000 mark for the first time. Also, fast-food giant Burger King enters takeover talks with Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons.
WBR: French cabinet falls over economy row 25 Aug 14
Europe's simmering row over austerity has boiled over once again after a cabinet rebellion over French President Francois Hollande's economic strategy. We hear what's caused the split and ask what path the French government can now take. Also shares...
WBR: Wall Street Update 22 Aug 14
A look at the US stock market reaction to Janet Yellen, Chairman of the Fed's speech, with Russell Cleveland of Renn Capital Group in Dallas.
WBR: Fed Chair Yellen talks of uncertainty 22 Aug 14
The boss of the US central bank, Janet Yellen, has emphasised "uncertainty" over the labour market in her speech at the Federal Reserve's annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We talk to Ethan Harris, chief economist at Bank of America, about...
WBR: Wall Street Update 21 Aug 14
The reaction on the US stock markets to the Bank of America fine, with Jo Saluzzi of Themis Trading.
WBR: Bank of America Agrees Record Settlement 21 Aug14
Bank of America has agreed to pay a record $16.7bn for misleading investors over the quality of mortgages it sold. The loans were sold by Countrywide Financial and Merrill Lynch before Bank of America bought them in 2008, at the height of the...
WBR: Wall Street Update 20 Aug 2014
There are increasing signs two of the world's major central banks are edging closer to ending the days of easy money. Cary Leahey from Decision Economics tells us why this isn't as scary as it appears.
WBR: Russian Beer Sales Go Flat 20 Aug 14
Two of Europe's biggest brewers say beer sales in Russia have fallen sharply. We'll ask if it's down to sanctions, tensions with the west or - maybe - whether Russians are drinking less alcohol. Also, campaigners say we've now used more of the earth's...
WBR: Wall Street Update 19 Aug 2014
Economist Ralph Silva explains what's behind a fine of $300m for Standard Chartered bank and Peter Jankovskis from Oakbrook Investments in Chicago has our roundup of the news from US markets.
WBR: Ferguson violence continues 19 Aug 14
With the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, showing no signs of abating we ask what can be done to tackle the economic and racial inequality that's partly fuelling the protests. We talk to Ronald Jackson, chairman of St Louis Black Leadership Roundtable....
WBR: Wall Street Update 18 Aug 2014
Robert Brusca from Fact and Opinion Economics guides us through today's US markets news.
WBR: Scotland Oil and Gas Reserves In The Spotlight 18 Aug 14
One month until Scotland's independence vote, we examine one key economic issue that's dividing the yes and no camps - oil and gas in Scottish waters in the North Sea. As economic tensions between Russia and the West ramp up, one European country -...
WBR: Wall Street Update 15 Aug 2014
The Wall Street market took fright when the security situation took a turn for a worse but the market pretty much recovered by the close.
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