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The view from the top of business, presenting a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running companies.

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The Future of Germany's Car Industry

9/22/2017
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Rob Young reports from Germany ahead of national elections this weekend. Car makers are trying to overcome the diesel emissions scandal that has annoyed voters and keep up with fast moving technological change. What does the future hold for them? Plus Tanya Beckett reports from Essen in the country's coal and steel belt, where industrial decline has hit the economy hard. (Photo: A BMW on the production line in Munich, Credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:17:27


Access Africa

9/21/2017
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How have mobile phones transformed young lives in Africa? Today in Africa most young people in urban areas have mobile phones. The number of connections across the continent is estimated at over two hundred million and is set to rise. It’s no longer just about keeping in touch. Today a mobile phone can give you access to an education, healthcare, money and marketing your business. Young innovators and business people are taking advantage of this technology to make an impact on the continent....

Duration: 00:17:28


Beginning of the End for QE

9/20/2017
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A decade on from the financial crisis, the US Federal Reserve is likely to formally announce the process of unwinding quantitative easing. The BBC's Dominic O'Connell speaks to Randy Kroszner, former member of the board of governors at the Fed. Plus Manuela Saragosa asks Steve Dennis from SageBerry Consulting whether online retailer Amazon is forcing old names like Toys 'R Us out of business, and hears from Jim Ratcliffe, the founder and CEO of British chemicals group Ineos, who wants to...

Duration: 00:17:26


19/09/2017 GMT

9/19/2017
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The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.

Duration: 00:17:27


18/09/2017 GMT

9/18/2017
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The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.

Duration: 00:17:26


The Stigma of Great Wealth

9/15/2017
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We explore the anxieties of the wealthy

Duration: 00:17:29


Does It Pay To Be Nice in Business?

9/14/2017
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The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.

Duration: 00:17:26


How Many Tourists Can a Country Handle?

9/14/2017
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Tourists have become more than just a nuisance in cities like Barcelona, where anti-tourism marches have taken place. And it's not only the sheer number of visitors that has become a strain - we hear from the charity Venice in Peril, which conserves works of art and architecture, about the physical damage caused by repeated overflows of seasonal tourists. We hear from holiday hotspot Amsterdam, which is also seeking to curb the influx of people - the city receives 17 times as many tourists...

Duration: 00:17:26


Who's Paying for the Hurricane?

9/12/2017
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Who insures properties in flood-prone areas, and should people be living there at all? Hurricane Irma was one of the strongest on record, with damage predicted to run into billions of dollars. The Mayor of South Miami Philip Stoddard warns that his residents need to make some serious decisions about where they live. And if you do live in a flood-prone area how do you even get insurance if the private sector won't cover you? In the US, the federal government steps in to provide an affordable...

Duration: 00:17:44


Should We Scrap Small Change?

9/11/2017
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As inflation bites, should governments keep small denominations in circulation? Jeff Gore thinks not. He runs 'Citizens to Retire the U.S. Penny'. Not everyone agrees, Brian Domitrovic, a professor of economic history at Sam Houston State University in Texas, believes there is an economic argument for keeping the one cent coin. Also in the programme, who uses the estimated 11 billion one penny coins in use the UK? David Fagleman is from Cash Services UK, an organisation that works to ensure...

Duration: 00:17:29


Tech v Hunger

9/8/2017
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How will technology help to solve the world’s increasing need for food? By 2050 we’ll need to feed another two billion people worldwide, and the appetite for protein in many developing nations is soaring. Jane Wakefield reports from the TEDGlobal conference in Arusha in Tanzania, Among those offering solutions is Sara Menker, founder and chief executive of Gro Intelligence, an agricultural data technology company, who says that by 2027 the world could face a 214 trillion calorie deficit....

Duration: 00:17:29


The migration conundrum

9/7/2017
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Immigration: the needs of business and the concerns of voters. (Image: a globe and a visa. Credit: Getty.)

Duration: 00:17:27


How safe is a safe haven?

9/6/2017
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Investors are piling into gold and other safe assets. But how safe is it in a pinch? (Picture: bars of gold. Credit: Getty.)

Duration: 00:17:27


Computer says no?

9/5/2017
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Will robots and artificial intelligence help us in our daily lives, or steal our jobs and discriminate against us? Manuela Saragosa talks to Max Tegmark, who has just written a book about what it means to be human in an age of artificial intelligence. In it he recounts how he was left in tears after a recent visit to London's Science Museum. She also interviews Noel Sharkey, professor of artificial intelligence and robots at the University of Sheffield. And regular commentator James Srodes...

Duration: 00:17:26


The Texan Energy Revolution

9/1/2017
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Texas has undergone an energy revolution, and even has its own power grid to service the vast State’s needs, but while some claim renewables are the future, others are staunch supporters of oil and gas. How do the two sides fit together? Joe Miller speaks to Jim Briggs, deputy City Manager in Georgetown, which despite its Republican politics, has gone 100% renewable. He also hears from author Kate Galbriath, about how wind energy has a long history in Texas and has sat side by side with...

Duration: 00:17:26


Taxing Times in India

9/1/2017
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India's financial shock therapy continues, this time with an all-new tax system. The BBC's Rahul Tandon reports on its progress. Presenter Ed Butler speaks about the new plan with businessman Gaurav Daga, founder of plastics supply company Oswal Cable, near New Delhi. And Simon Ruda, the director of home affairs and international programmes at the Behavioural Insights Team in London, also known as the Nudge Unit, says getting people to pay tax isn't as simple as it might seem. (Photo:...

Duration: 00:17:54


Working refugees

9/1/2017
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How can refugees improve their lot? There are about 65 million displaced people in the world, according to the UN. And as many flee their places of birth for the long term, they need work to support themselves and for a sense of purpose. The BBC's Jane Wakefield talks to urban refugee worker Robert Hakiza, who escaped violence in Congo to live in Kampala, Uganda. She also hears about an innovative new system to find out where you are. Chris Sheldrick explains how What 3 Words, his company,...

Duration: 00:17:29


The Laws of Inheritance

8/30/2017
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Do you have a right to an inheritance? That might depend on the country you're in. Manuela Saragosa hears from Stuart Herd in England, who found himself disinherited by his step-mother, and lawyer Richard Frimston from Russell-Cooke on how the laws get increasingly complicated as people cross international borders. Plus Donald Trump makes a pitch to reform tax in the US. The BBC's Dominic O'Connell assess his chances of success. (Photo: the words 'last will and testament' written on...

Duration: 00:17:26


African Stories: Women Set The Agenda

8/29/2017
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Jane Wakefield speaks to some of the women at the TEDGlobal conference in Arusha, Tanzania and hears how they are leading the way across the continent and beyond. We hear from percussionist and mentor Kasiva Mutua, Senegalese entrepreneur Magatte Wade and Pakistan's Nighat Dad, who is trying to combat online violence. (Picture: Kasiva Mutua plays the drums, Credit: Kasiva Mutua)

Duration: 00:17:28


Should all Drugs Be Legal?

8/25/2017
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The daily drama of money and work from the BBC. (Photo: A woman contemplating pills. Credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:17:38

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