World Business Report
WBR: Wall Street Update 31 Jul 1407/31/14
Argentina's Economy Minister announces that the country cannot come to an agreement over the repayment of its debts - leaving the country closer to its second debt default in 13 years. We get the latest reaction on the US stock markets to this news.
WBR: Argentina on verge of default 30 July 14
Argentina hovers on the brink of a second debt default in 13 years. The Bank of England outlines plans to make bankers pay back their bonuses if risky trades go south, or even put the reckless ones in jail. Plus, as the UK sets out plans to be at the...
WBR: Wall Street Update 29 Jul 14
President Obama announces that, along with the EU, tightened sanctions against Russia will be implemented. We hear what effect this will have on the US stock markets, and if the sanctions will be tough enough.
WBR: US marshals seize Kurdish oil tanker 29 July 14
US Marshals seize a Kurdish tanker containing $100m worth of oil, as part of a growing ownership dispute between Baghdad and the Iraqi region of Kurdistan. The US and Europe decide on a range of new sanctions against Russia over its actions in...
WBR: Wall Street Update 28 July 2014
Peter Jankovskis from Oakbrook Investments in Chicago in the US tells us how markets have reacted to news that Russia has been ordered to compensate former Yukos shareholders. And one of the biggest strikes in South Africa's history has ended. The...
WBR: Russia to appeal $50bn Yukos payout 28 July 14
Russia has been ordered by a court to compensate former Yukos shareholders. Will it pay? We talk to the man who brought the case. He says he'll go now after Russian assets right around the world. Also, the British government is opening up half the...
WBR: Wall Street Update 25 Jul 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...
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