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World Business Report provides analysis of the big global business and economic issues, as they affect consumers, investors and the environment.

World Business Report provides analysis of the big global business and economic issues, as they affect consumers, investors and the environment.
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World Business Report provides analysis of the big global business and economic issues, as they affect consumers, investors and the environment.

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Update: Theresa May Defends Brexit Deal

11/15/2018
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A succession of British ministers have quit the cabinet of UK Prime Minister Theresa May, in the wake of a draft EU withdrawal agreement. The Financial Times' George Parker joins the show to help untangle where things go from here. Plus, we'll have our regular update from the US markets with Cary Leahey of Decision Economics in New York.

Duration:00:11:20

Pound Slides Amid Brexit High Drama

11/15/2018
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A succession of British ministers quit, in the wake of a draft EU withdrawal agreement. We gauge the mood of business on Brexit, with Andrew Varga of Seetru, who opposed Britain's decision to leave the EU, and Simon Boyd of ReidSteel, who supported it. Also in the programme, there's been a row in the UK over an advert for food retailer Iceland, highlighting rainforest destruction which palm oil production can lead to, which was refused clearance by broadcasting authorities for being too...

Duration:00:26:41

UK Cabinet Backs Draft Brexit Agreement

11/14/2018
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The UK cabinet has backed a draft withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU, Prime Minister Theresa May has said, after what she said was a "long, detailed and impassioned debate" in a five-hour cabinet meeting. She said it was a "decisive step" in the progress of Brexit and would allow the agreement to be finalised. We'll hear from the BBC's Rob Watson on how this deal came about. And we'll also have a look at the US markets with Susan Schmidt of Aviva Investors in Chicago.

Duration:00:08:24

Politicians Consider Details Of Brexit Deal

11/14/2018
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The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, says the UK is "significantly closer" to a Brexit deal. We analyse what members of her cabinet might make of the deal, which was hammered out between civil servants in Brussels and London, as well as hear about what businesses make of it. Many economic issues are at stake including the future of the British fishing industry, which had hoped to benefit from any deal. We get a report from the UK's busiest fishing port, Peterhead in Scotland. President...

Duration:00:26:28

Deadliest Wildfires In California's History Rage on

11/13/2018
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The wildfires in California continue to burn. In terms of fatalities and damage done, they're the worst ever in the state. Over the weekend, the president angered a lot of people in California by tweeting that the fires had been caused by poor forest management. Rich Gordon, CEO of the California Forestry Association, responds to the charge. Also in the show, after a long tour to find a new location, Amazon has announced its second head-quarters will be split between Washington D.C. and New...

Duration:00:12:13

1MDB: Malaysia Seeks to Recoup Goldman Fees

11/13/2018
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Malaysia wants investment bank Goldman Sachs to refund fees it charged for work on 1MDB. Tom Wright has been following the story for the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong, and tells us if the bank is likely to capitulate on charges related to its work with the Malaysian state fund. Also in the programme, Italy continues to dig in its heels over its budget dispute with the European Union. We discuss the likelihood of a new Eurozone crisis with Sebastian Dullien of the European Council on...

Duration:00:26:22

Update: Amazon Asked For Echo Audio

11/12/2018
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A judge in the US has asked Amazon to hand over audio recordings from an Amazon Echo which was in a house where two women died. We hear from the BBC's Dave Lee. Stan Lee, the man who is seen as the father of the modern comic book and invented Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Spider Man and a hundred other characters, has died. The characters are the base of multiple multi-million dollars film franchises and we talk to Jeremy Conrad who runs the The Marvel Comic Universe website. Plus we get a...

Duration:00:11:47

Menthol Cigarettes May Be Banned in US

11/12/2018
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There are reports that US authorities plan to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes. Professor Robert West is director of tobacco studies at University College London, and tells us why the Food and Drug Administration has concerns about the product. Also in the programme, following a 20% fall in oil prices, Saudi Arabia says it's planning to cut oil production next month. Energy analyst Dr Carole Nakhle explains the background to the move. We find out why Tanzanian president John Magufuli has...

Duration:00:26:42

Saudi Arabia to Cut Oil Production

11/11/2018
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There's the possibility of higher fuel prices after Saudi Arabia announced it will cut oil production in December. We hear from Stephen Schork, President of the Schork Group. A major conference in Sicily aims to bring peace and economic stability to Libya; Tim Eaton, a research fellow at Chatham House brings us the details. And as pressure grows for companies to appoint more women as directors we'll hear about the advantages of a better gender mix in the boardroom.

Duration:00:22:58

Update: Oil enters Bear Market territory

11/9/2018
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A view on the day's US trading, from Chris Low of FTN Financial

Duration:00:02:37

US Judge Halts Controversial Pipeline

11/9/2018
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A judge has blocked construction of a controversial oil pipeline from Canada to the US. Timothy Cama is energy and environment reporter at The Hill in Washington, and tells us how big a blow the move is to the Keystone XL project. Also in the programme, ahead of a change of government in Brazil in January, we discuss the country's economic prospects with outgoing Brazilian finance minister Eduardo Guardia. There's a summit in Nigeria between the country's central bank and bosses of four...

Duration:00:26:27

Update: The Latest from the Financial Markets

11/8/2018
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Cary Leahey of Decision Economics in New York updates us on the latest moves on Wall St.

Duration:00:02:44

Tesla Names New Chair to Replace Elon Musk

11/8/2018
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Tesla has named Robyn Denholm as its new chairman after Elon Musk had to give up the role. Martin Friesel at Lancaster University has been following the electric car maker for years, and tells us what Ms Denholm's priorities will be. Also in the programme, with just over half of the world's population estimated to be without internet access, we hear how addressing the digital divide has been top of the agenda at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. Our regular environmental commentator,...

Duration:00:26:27

Update: Markets up after mid-term results

11/7/2018
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Chris Low of FTN Financial on the market close after US mid-term election results come in

Duration:00:04:43

Democrats Win House as Republicans Retain Senate

11/7/2018
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US Democrats are celebrating a win in the House of Representatives as Republicans retained the Senate. The BBC's Fergus Nicoll reports from Minnesota, and speaks with Democrat Angie Craig, who won election to the House. And we assess what impact the changing US political landscape might have on the global economy with Roger Bootle of Capital Economics. Also in the programme, new research suggests red meat should be taxed, to discourage its consumption, and help pay for the health problems...

Duration:00:26:27

Update: US markets prepare for the mid-terms

11/6/2018
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A view on the US markets from Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading in New Jersey.

Duration:00:02:54

Europe Delays Digital Tax Plan

11/6/2018
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EU finance ministers have delayed plans to tax tech giants on sales rather than profits. Alex Cobham of the Tax Justice Network tells us why his organisation supports a move to delay in hopes of a global consensus, and Luca Cassetti of Ecommerce Europe argues that if the EU does take unilateral action, it could spark retaliation. Also in the programme, our reporter looks at plans to provide the entire world with satellite broadband service. As Americans across the country head to the polls...

Duration:00:27:50

Update: US financial markets and the Spice Girls reunite

11/5/2018
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With news of the Spice Girls reuniting (again), the Financial Times' pop critic Ludo Hunter-Tilney weighs in on just how lucrative nostalgia tours can be. And we'll also get the view from the American financial markets from Peter Jankovskis of Oakbrook Investments in Chicago.

Duration:00:07:38

Final Day of Campaigning in US Mid-Terms

11/5/2018
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Immigration and the economy are among key issues for voters in the US mid-term elections. We look ahead to Tuesday's vote with the BBC's Fergus Nicoll travelling across the state of Minnesota. Also in the programme, we take a look at the gold market with Alistair Hewitt of the World Gold Council. Plus our regular workplace commentator Stephanie Hare considers the reality of giving up work, and gives some tips for a smooth transition into retirement.

Duration:00:27:00

Update: Chris Low of FTN shares the latest on Wall Street

11/2/2018
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A tweet from President Trump about a conversation with the Chinese president caused optimism that the trade war might be ending, but that speculation was swiftly ended by the White House. Chris Low of FTN Financial in New York tells Roger Hearing more.

Duration:00:02:14