World Business Report
WBR: Wall Street Update 22 Aug 1408/22/14
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.
WBR: Wall Street Update 14 Aug 2014
Shares in Warren Buffet's company Berkshire Hathaway have risen to $200,000 each - the same as the average price of a house in the US.
WBR: Eurozone Economy Flatlines
The eurozone economy is flatlining, with growth between April and June this year non-existent. The two biggest economies France and Germany are doing worse than expected. We hear from the sales director of a Paris based furniture design company. Also...
WBR: Wall Street Update 13 Aug 2014
Peter Jankovskis of Oakbrook Investments gives us a roundup of the day's news from Wall Street.
WBR: Abenomics questioned as Japan's economy falters 13 August 14
Japan's economy shrinks at its fastest rate since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, bringing the country's ambitious growth plan - dubbed 'Abenomics' - into question. As the deadly Ebola virus continues to spread in West Africa, we speak to Karl...
WBR: Wall Street Update 12 Aug 2014
Chris Low from FTN Financial in New York talks to us about former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's buyout of the Los Angeles Clippers and the Bank of Japan's rumoured equities purchases.
WBR: IS militants now control some Iraqi oil fields 12 Aug14
Islamic State militants now control some Iraqi oil fields What does it mean for Iraq's oil industry, and why aren't oil prices on the rise? Plus, we're in Mexico, assessing the impact of sweeping reforms to the country's oil sector, which will allow...
WBR: Wall Street Update 11 August 2014
We hear from the BBC's Samira Hussain in New York about reports of Amazon's latest disagreement with a publisher, this time Disney - and she tells us about online media firm Buzzfeed which has got some major funding from a venture capital firm which...
WBR: Can Erdogan revive Turkey's economy? 11 Aug 14
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Become President But with Turkey's economic boom coming off the boil, is he the right person for the job? We hear from Finland as it feels the effects of the sanctions tit for tat between Russia and the...
WBR: Wall Street Update 08 Aug 14
The US has imposed a ban on it's national carriers flying over Iraq due to the 'hazardous situation'. Other national carriers have started to take similar measures. US Aviation analyst Michael Boyd
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