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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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Cuba Set To Recognise Private Property Under New Constitution

7/20/2018
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State media says Cuba will recognise private property for the first time in decades. Our correspondent in Havana, Will Grant, gives us the latest. Plus we have a markets update from Chris Low of FTN Financial in New York.

Duration:00:09:51

UK PM: EU Must 'Evolve' Brexit Position

7/20/2018
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Theresa May has urged the EU to evolve its position on the Northern Ireland border. We hear about the potential sticking points from Irish economist Jim Power. Also in the programme, we have a report from Dubai on the United Arab Emirates' ambition to become a global design powerhouse. The biggest selling music compilation series, Now That's What I Call Music, has released its 100th album, and Michael Mulligan, author of The Story of Now That's What I Call Music in 100 Artists, tells us...

Duration:00:26:37

EU Issues Warning Over No-Deal Brexit

7/19/2018
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The European Union has advised member states to step up preparation for a no-deal Brexit. We hear from Rebecca Christie, a freelance journalist based in Brussels about what this means going forward. The chief executive of Zeebrugge port in Belgium, Joachim Coens, explains the implications of a no-deal scenario. We have a markets update from Mark Kepner at Themis Trading in New Jersey.

Duration:00:10:55

EU Issues Warning Over No-Deal Brexit

7/19/2018
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The European Union has advised member states to step up preparation for a no-deal Brexit. The chief executive of Zeebrugge port in Belgium, Joachim Coens, explains the implications of such a scenario. Also in the programme, the British fashion label Burberry has acknowledged setting fire to more than $37m of unwanted products this year. Fashion journalist Karen Kay tells us about the dismay expressed by many consumers and environmentalists. We have a report from Russia on a pollution scandal...

Duration:00:29:07

Google Hit With Record €4.3bn Android Fine

7/18/2018
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The EU has fined Google €4.3bn over its Android mobile phone operating system. Massimiliano Trovato of the Istituto Bruno Leoni free market think tank in Milan explains why he's concerned about the ruling's implications, and we get reaction from Shivaun Raff of Foundem, whose complaint over Google's shopping comparison service, led to a multi-billion dollar fine from the EU. Also in the programme, our reporter explains growing concerns that children are engaging in a form of gambling through...

Duration:00:26:11

Update: Markets close higher after Fed Chair Powell's Capitol Hill Testimony

7/17/2018
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Jerome Powell downplayed the impact of current global trade policy discussions on the outlook for further monetary tightening. Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading in New Jersey tells us how it's affected the US Markets.

Duration:00:01:33

EU Signs Its Biggest Trade Deal With Japan

7/17/2018
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The European Union has signed its biggest free trade deal to date, with Japan. Shihoko Goto is senior associate for Northeast Asia at the research group the Wilson Centre in Washington, and tells us who the winners and losers from the deal are likely to be. Also in the programme, our reporter at the Farnborough Air Show considers the prospects for electric aeroplanes. We have a report from Hong Kong on the expensive marketplace for car parking spaces there. Plus, the most expensive film ever...

Duration:00:26:42

Update: EU leaders head to China and Japan seeking to restore global trade

7/16/2018
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President Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk, President of the European Council head to Japan seeking to restore global trade. Plus the latest on US markets with Peter Jankovskis from Oakbrook investments.

Duration:00:06:42

China Hosts European Leaders

7/16/2018
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China's premier has been meeting the presidents of the European Commission and Council. We examine the changing relationship between China and the EU with Theresa Fallon, director of the Centre for Russia Europe Asia Studies. Also in the programme, our reporter at the Farnborough Air Show tells us how global trade tensions are causing turbulence there. As presidents Putin and Trump face off in Finland, we consider the possible outcome with our reporter in Helsinki. Plus our workplace...

Duration:00:26:42

Trump and Putin to Meet In Helsinki

7/15/2018
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US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Helsinki on Monday. Trump has said he has "low expectations" for the meeting, which comes after 12 Russians were indicted for alleged hacking during the 2016 US elections. Mr Trump said he would raise this issue with Mr Putin at the summit and "maybe some good" would come of it. We hear from Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Dr. Ariel Cohen on what else Trump might bring up at the meeting, and Lilit Gevorgyan, Senior...

Duration:00:22:56

Jay Powell's First Broadcast Interview as Fed Chair

7/13/2018
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He's arguably the individual with the single most influence over the global economy. He is Jerome Powell, the Chair of the US central bank, the Federal Reserve and he has just given his first broadcast interview since taking over the job in February. The US economy is purring along at the moment - unemployment is at its lowest level for years and inflation is pretty close to the central bank's target of 2%. Mr Powell sat down with Kai Rysdall from our partners at US public radio programme...

Duration:00:08:23

Trump: UK-US Relationship 'Indispensable'

7/13/2018
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The US president spoke warmly about Theresa May after comments attacking her Brexit plans. We look at the likelihood of a promised trade deal between Britain and the United States with Emmanuel Adam of the organisation British American Business. And ahead of Donald Trump's visit to Scotland we hear about Scottish-US relations from Mike Churchill, CEO of Churchill Drilling Tools in Aberdeen, which exports a third of its goods to America. Also in the programme, former Pakistani prime...

Duration:00:26:40

Tech stocks propel Nasdaq to record high

7/12/2018
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Doug McIntyre on the day's trading on Wall Street.

Duration:00:04:21

UK Government Reveals Brexit Plans

7/12/2018
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The UK has published its proposals outlining the relationship it foresees with the EU. We get analysis from Vince Cable, leader of the opposition Liberal Democrat party in the UK, who is opposed to Brexit, and Digby Jones, a former director general of the Confederation of British Industry, who supported Britain's vote to leave the EU. Also in the programme, US president Donald Trump has arrived for a working visit to the UK. Our reporter considers the issues that are likely to be...

Duration:00:26:27

Update: President Trump urges Allies to Double Military Spending

7/11/2018
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Donald Trump singles out Germany for criticism. We ask Jeff Rathke at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington if he's right. Beijing describes Washington's latest tariff threat on $200bn of goods as "unacceptable". Michael Hirson leads Eurasia Group's coverage of China, and tells us how Beijing might respond. Chris Low at FTN Financial provides a Wall Street update.

Duration:00:13:26

China 'Shocked' by US Trade Actions

7/11/2018
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Beijing describes Washington's latest tariff threat on $200bn of goods as "unacceptable". Geoffrey Yu is an investment strategist at UBS Wealth Management, and tells us what China's next move is likely to be. Also in the programme, we hear about an extraordinary food scandal in Kolkata, India. President Trump has reiterated his call for NATO members to increase their defence spending to an agreed 2% of economic activity. Dr Heidi Hardt is assistant professor of political science at the...

Duration:00:28:23

Update: President Trump Prepared for Tense NATO Meeting

7/10/2018
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Tensions are rising between the US and its NATO allies over defence spending. We ask former US Ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns to analyse what's at stake. Tesla has announced plans to build a factory in China in founder Elon Musk's biggest foreign expansion to date. Tasha Keeny at ARK Invest explains the significance of the move. Attention now turns to Europe for its response to the UK's new Brexit proposal. We get the views of Ilja Nothangel, of the German Chamber of Industry and...

Duration:00:13:06

How Will Europe Respond to UK Brexit Proposal?

7/10/2018
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Attention now turns to Europe for its response to the UK's new Brexit proposal. We get the views of Ilja Nothangel, of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and further analysis from our regular economic commentator, Roger Bootle of Capital Economics. Also in the programme, the BBC's Roger Hearing reports from Mongolia on how the country is urbanising at a rapid pace. Plus, new research suggests open plan offices lead to a reduction in face-to-face interaction. Ethan Bernstein of...

Duration:00:26:42

Update: UK Ministers Quit Over Brexit

7/9/2018
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We consider the implications for Brexit as two senior UK ministers resign. David Henig is UK director of the European Centre For International Political Economy. He explains why this could be just the start of a government crisis. President Trump has said Pfizer, one of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies, should be "ashamed" after it increased its prices. But is he right? Rachel Sachs at Washington University in St. Louis thinks not. Peter Jankovskis from Oakbrook Investments in...

Duration:00:14:06

Ministers Quit UK Government Over Brexit

7/9/2018
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We consider the implications for Brexit as two senior UK ministers resign. Ali Renshaw of the Institute of Directors assesses the Brexit deal that caused foreign secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit secretary David Davis to resign. Simon Boyd is managing director of REIDSteel, voted to leave the EU, and tells us why he is opposed to the deal. And we find out whether Europe is likely to respond positively to the proposal, from Dutch MP Anne Mulder, who is spokesperson for European affairs for...

Duration:00:26:23