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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.

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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United Kingdom

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BBC

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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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English


Episodes

Trump's America: One Year On

1/19/2018
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The US economy continues to boom, the stock markets continue to rise, but how much credit can the new president take for it? The BBC's Adrienne Murray reports from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, which swung behind Donald Trump in the elections. Are voters there happy with what he has delivered? Nobel economist Robert Shiller is certainly sceptical, as he makes clear to presenter Ed Butler. Two other economists from the right-wing end of the political spectrum - Jeff Miron of the Cato...

Duration: 00:17:28


The Smuggling Arms Race

1/18/2018
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Are drones opening up a new front in the struggle to stop cross-border contraband? Presenter Ed Butler speaks to Matt Scassero, head of the University of Maryland's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site, as well as to Richard Gill, founder of the company Drone Defence, which seeks to stop miscreant drones in their flight paths. Also in the programme, Tamasin Ford reports on the desperate cocoa farmers in Cote d'Ivoire who are resorting to smuggling their produce into neighbouring Ghana in...

Duration: 00:17:28


Water Trouble

1/17/2018
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Fighting over water in Australia, and turning cities into sponges in China. Phil Mercer reports on growing tensions over water management in Australia, a country used to dealing with drought. And Ed Butler hears how engineers and architects are turning Chinese cities into water sponges to manage the big fluctuations between drought and flood. He speaks to Kongjian Yu, dean of the Graduate School of Landscape Architecture at Peking University, and Jack Qian, head of Chinese operations of...

Duration: 00:17:26


Gambling Addiction: Winners and Losers

1/15/2018
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There's growing concern about gambling addiction worldwide. Is addiction down to the individual or should gambling companies be doing more? A recovering gambler shares his story of how he lost over a million dollars to his addiction. We hear from Maarten Haijer, secretary general of the European Gaming and Betting Association about what the industry is doing to tackle the problem. Plus, how has changing technology affected gambling? Jim Orford is professor of clinical and community...

Duration: 00:17:28


Boats and Cakes for the Super Rich

1/12/2018
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Stock market surges are creating more super-wealthy people. What do they spend their money on? Ed Butler speaks to Noah Kirsch, a writer with the Forbes high-wealth team, about Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, now worth more than $100bn. He visits the London Boat Show to see what kinds of yachts the wealthy are buying. And designer Debbie Wingham describes making the world's most expensive cake. (Photo: Yachts moored in Monaco, Credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:17:28


Hullabaloo in Peru

1/11/2018
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A sudden political scandal in Lima may already be harming Peru's economic outlook. Why do Latin American countries seem so economically fragile and prone to populism? Daniel Gallas reports from an apoplectic Peru, where many people suspect President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of cutting a deal with the opposition to free former President Alberto Fujimori from jail, in return for the current president escaping impeachment over the Odebrecht corruption scandal. Presenter Ed Butler speaks to...

Duration: 00:17:26


The Coral Reef Economy

1/10/2018
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Can you put a price on coral reefs under threat from climate change? The BBC's Phil Mercer reports from Australia, where the fate of the Great Barrier Reef has sparked debate over the merits of conservation and tourism. Manuela Saragosa speaks to Professor Nick Graham of Lancaster University's Environment Centre about the economic arguments for conservation, and Kathy Baughman McLeod, managing director of climate risk and investment at The Nature Conservancy, about an insurance policy for...

Duration: 00:17:27


The Banana Apocalypse?

1/9/2018
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A deadly fungus is threatening the world's most popular banana variety - the Cavendish. 'Panama disease' is notoriously hard to contain and could affect around 17% of the world's banana stock. The BBC's Kim Gittleson travels to Mozambique to see the devastating effects of the disease and hears from scientists at Stellenbosch University in South Africa who have been studying the phenomenon for the past five years. Plus, Fazil Dusunceli of the FAO tell us what the United Nations is doing to...

Duration: 00:17:27


08/01/2018 GMT

1/8/2018
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The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.

Duration: 00:17:27


Interplanetary Business

1/5/2018
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We meet the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs planning to explore - and mine - the solar system. Michael Sims, founder of Ceres Robotics, tells presenter Ed Butler why he thinks humans will soon become an interplanetary species - and he hopes his robots will lead the way. And Chris Lewicki explains how he hopes his company, Planetary Resources, will be the first to drill for water in outer space. Plus lessons in crisis management from Paul Sean Hill, Nasa's former director of mission control in...

Duration: 00:17:28


The Secret of Utah's Success

1/4/2018
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Why is the home of Mormonism one of the fastest growing states in the US? Ed Butler visits Utah's state capital, Salt Lake City, to ask local entrepreneurs Jeff Lind of advertising firm SLC Codeword, and Eric Rea of tech start-up Podium, among others. Despite its political and religious conservativism, part of Utah's success may be its openness to immigrants such as Armenian-born refugee Karine Mnatsakanian, who describes how she set up a food business there. Salt Lake City's openly gay...

Duration: 00:17:28


Not Keeping Mum: Business as Usual After Motherhood?

1/4/2018
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Businesses are failing to pull new mothers back to the workforce. We meet a group of women who want to stop the 'wasted talent' that results from trained, skilled women being denied jobs because they have children. Plus, we hear about the pitfalls of maternity leave for mums in the US, from Anne Hedgepeth who represents the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The economic cost of leaving out such a talent pool is being corrected in some instances by speed dating-style events,...

Duration: 00:17:29


What Should We Look Out For in 2018?

1/2/2018
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We predict and discuss the biggest business and economic trends of the coming year. Have we failed at handling globalisation, and how can we deal with it in the coming year? The Nobel prize winner Joseph Stiglitz tells us how the global economy can thrive without the failings of globalisation which we have seen so far - and advises us on how to handle the increasing tendency towards interdependence between countries. And the BBC's Rahul Tandon hears the woes of street market sellers in...

Duration: 00:17:26


The Business of Wellness

1/1/2018
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The wellness industry is booming but is there any science behind it? Wellness is the idea of choosing to live a healthy and fulfilling life. Around it has grown an industry selling food and drinks with many claims of health benefits. Elizabeth Hotson speaks to some of the producers but also asks if there is any real science behind them. (Photo: Health Food for Fitness, Credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:18:00


Cashless World

12/29/2017
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Large parts of the world are going cashless. But is it really the end of coins and notes? Ed Butler speaks to Marieke Flament from Circle, which has a form of mobile payment system, who says new technology will mean the end of cash. But Ron Delnevo from the ATM Industry Association, urges caution and tells Ed that we shouldn't be too hasty abandoning notes and coins as many people around the world are unable or unwilling to use new tech. (Photo: Man holding cash and credit card, Credit:...

Duration: 00:18:08


Smart Cities: Pollution

12/28/2017
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Jane Wakefield hears from Rahul Tandon in Kolkata about India’s air pollution nightmare, and from Robert Muggah of the Igarapé Institute in Brazil, who explains how interactive mapping can help pinpoint global pollution hotspots. Jane hears how local mayors are taking the lead on air quality issues from Shannon Lawrence, director of global initiatives for C40, a group which gathers together mayors to tackle climate change. (Photo: Resident in Linfen, in China's Shanxi province, regarded as...

Duration: 00:18:08


Smart Cities: Transport

12/27/2017
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Jane Wakefield hears from the BBC’s South America correspondent Katy Watson in Sao Paulo about the traffic jams which make commutes so hard, from Rahul Tandon in Kolkata about why driving to work in India can be a day's work in itself, and from Regan Morris in traffic-clogged Los Angeles. Jane speaks to some of the people using new technology for transport solutions including Hyperloop’s Dirk Ahlborn, and to Sami Sahala from Helsinki, where driverless buses are already in circulation – apart...

Duration: 00:18:07


Sardinia: Beyond Banks

12/26/2017
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Kim Gittleson travels to the heart of Sardinia to find out about a revolutionary new trading system called Sardex. The concept of 'mutual credit' was hatched by the Babylonians more than 4,000 years ago. Today more than 8m euros worth of goods and services are exchanged every month in Sardinia through its modern equivalent. We hear from Giuseppe Littera about the inspiration for Sardex, and business owners on the island tell us about its benefits for the local economy. London School of...

Duration: 00:18:10


Biz Daily in 2017

12/25/2017
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Manuela Saragosa takes a look back at the highlights from Business Daily this year, including some very intimate friendships with robots, the employees who swapped gender at work and why Florida estate agents continue to sell houses in flood and hurricane-prone areas. (Photo: Circuit board Christmas tree, Credit: Getty Images)

Duration: 00:18:09


China Goes Cashless

12/22/2017
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China is at the cutting edge of a global shift from cash to mobile phone payments technology. Ed Butler visits the city of Hangzhou to find out why. Local student Xinyi explains why she literally hasn't touched cash in a year, while mall owner Ronnie Wong describes how apps like Alipay and WeChat are transforming the Kerry Centre shopping mall that he runs. Ed also speaks to Matt Brennan, who lives in China and runs a consultancy devoted entirely to exploiting WeChat’s commercial potential....

Duration: 00:18:11

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