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Money talks: A nudge in the right direction

10/10/2017
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We discuss the winner of this year's Nobel in economics, Richard Thaler. Ukraine's finance minister speaks to us about the battle against corruption, and reforming the beleaguered country. Also, the banks that look like software companies

Duration: 00:19:51


Money talks: Can the emerging-markets boom continue?

10/3/2017
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The Economist’s Simon Cox argues emerging markets are more resilient these days, and are less tied to the US Fed's interest-rate decisions. Also, how big is the gender gap in pensions? And the buzz around the Jiophone launch in India. Simon Long hosts.

Duration: 00:18:00


Money talks: How have markets been reacting to Merkel’s tentative victory?

9/26/2017
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Adam Roberts, our European business correspondent, analyses how German companies have reacted to the return of the far-right in German politics. Also, will London ban the ride-sharing company Uber and we get excited about some boring-sounding new rules for finance, MiFiD II. Simon Long hosts.

Duration: 00:15:20


Money talks: Latin lessons from J Balvin

9/19/2017
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Reggaeton is a genre of music topping the charts across the world. Columbia artist J Balvin joins host Simon Long to discuss why streaming services have played such a vital role in spreading the word. Plus, why Chinese unicorns are worth more than American ones. And could a better economics textbooks help us predict the next recession?

Duration: 00:16:08


Money talks: Donald Trump’s moment to shape the Fed

9/12/2017
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Henry Curr, our US economics editor, discusses how President Trump will fill the four vacant seats on the board of the American Federal Reserve. Also, a big data breach at the credit-scoring company, Equifax, puts millions at risk. And the contradiction at the heart of China’s internet giants. Simon Long hosts.

Duration: 00:15:18


Money talks: Markets unrattled by North Korea

9/5/2017
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Philip Coggan explains why markets appear so calm in the face of North Korea’s nuclear threat. Also, are China’s capacity cuts for real? And how technology is making banking more inclusive. Simon Long hosts.

Duration: 00:14:26


Money talks: Will Uber’s new CEO restore the company’s image and culture?

8/29/2017
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Uber has finally chosen its new CEO: Dara Khosrowshahi, the boss of Expedia. Will he be able to drive the company away from its recent crises? Also, a glimpse into the once secretive world of Cargill, an American agribusiness giant. And do people migrate when taxes rise? Simon Long hosts.

Duration: 00:17:10


Money talks: Summer special

8/22/2017
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In this episode, we do summer stock-taking and highlight some popular items of the year so far. From amazing Amazon - and how it became one of the world's most valuable companies - to the burgeoning business of illegal sand mining.

Duration: 00:18:25


Money talks: Tricky trading

8/15/2017
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As NAFTA trade talks begin, we examine whether a deal can be made and discuss the investigation President Trump has ordered into China's trading practices. Artificial intelligence often gets a bad rap but could it create as many jobs as it takes? Plus, how fidget spinners have transformed the toy industry.

Duration: 00:14:09


Money talks: Silicon sexism

8/8/2017
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Google fires a software engineer after his anti-diversity memo was leaked. However, this points to wider culture wars in Silicon Valley. Janet Yellen’s term watching over America’s central bank will end in February. We look at possible candidates. And how Say's law, a 200 year-old economic theory, still has relevance today. Simon Long hosts.

Duration: 00:12:40


Money talks: Billion dollar TV deal, Becker and Beckham

8/1/2017
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Discovery Communications and Scripps Network team up to fight the competition. Also on the show: Why are economists so interested in human capital? And David Beckham’s Miami soccer dream might finally be realised.

Duration: 00:15:50


Money talks: International monetary fun

7/25/2017
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Host Philip Coggan and guests discuss the economic futures of the UK and USA,both of which have had their prospects downgraded in the International Monetary Fund’s updated World Economic Outlook. Also: the recent compromise ending a so-called Bitcoin "civil war".

Duration: 00:13:40


Money talks: Goodbye Benito

7/18/2017
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Brazil’s rigid labour market regulations were transplanted wholesale from Benito Mussolini’s Italy back in 1943. Now President Michel Temer has approved an overhaul. Will it encourage job creation? Also, an exorcist in Paris fighting “bad spirits”. And why President Trump is playing hardball in renegotiating NAFTA. Hosted by Andrew Palmer.

Duration: 00:11:42


Money talks: A stormy time for America’s GDP

7/11/2017
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A new report has established a link between America’s annual GDP and climate change. But can weather shifts really affect an entire country’s economy? Also, why China is likely to lead in artificial intelligence. And the Big Mac index and its purchasing-power parity. Hosted by Philip Coggan.

Duration: 00:15:42


Money talks: Vorsprung durch Angst

7/4/2017
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Germany is admired for a stable economy and holding on to blue-collar jobs but derided for its persistent trade surpluses. Our economics editor John O’Sullivan examines what Chancellor Merkel’s government might do next. Also, how “total immersion” could drive the masses to virtual reality. And why banks are de-risking to avoid penalties. Hosted by Simon Long.

Duration: 00:15:49


Money talks: The Italian bailout job

6/27/2017
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Italy has been forced to bail out two banks at a cost of as much €17bn euros ($19bn). Is that the end of the bleeding in Italy's financial sector? Also, as the iPhone turns ten, we look at how Apple is evolving. And Catherine Mann, Chief Economist at the OECD, tells us how to government can help workers made jobless by globalisation. Hosted by Simon Long.

Duration: 00:17:05


Money Talks: The scandal that won’t go away

6/20/2017
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Barclays and four of its former executives have been charged with fraud, a throwback to the 2008 financial crisis when the bank raised billions from Qatari investors. But what happened nine years ago? And why have the company's actions been investigated? Also, how buyers are striking a hard deal at the Paris Air Show. And why meddling by Saudi Arabia’s Muhammad bin Salman in Aramco might scupper the world’s biggest IPO. Hosted by Simon Long.

Duration: 01:25:09


Money talks: A poison chalice for GE’s new boss

6/13/2017
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Patrick Foulis asks if a break-up is on the cards as General Electric appoints a new CEO. Also, Uber is on a collision course as it grapples with management problems. Why confidence among European companies is sky high. And tension in global trade in aluminium. Hosted by Philip Coggan.

Duration: 00:48:47


Money talks: Super Mario to the rescue

6/6/2017
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As the European Central Bank meets in Estonia this week, is it time for Mario Draghi to withdraw support from the Eurozone economy? Emerging Markets Editor Simon Cox on why the BRICs label is still relevant. And, how investors are taking care of the planet. Simon Long presents

Duration: 00:13:41


Money talks: Ford's falling fortunes

5/23/2017
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Simon Long and Philip Coggan reflect on the suicide bombing in Manchester and its impact on the markets. In the rest of the programme: as heads roll at Ford, our industry expert Simon Wright explains the problems besetting the car manufacturer. Why some African countries are reluctant to sign up to trade deals. And, how Cuba has transformed a troublesome weed into a key export.

Duration: 00:17:13

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