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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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Wall Street Update Edition 20/11/17

11/20/2017
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The last big procedural hurdle to the completion of Keystone XL pipeline was cleared on Monday - when five members of the Nebraska Public Service Commission voted 3 to 2 to approve an amended route through the state. May Boeve, executive director at the group 350.org in California tells us what options environmentalists have now. Also in the programme: what next for Europe's biggest economy? German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she'd rather have new elections than lead a minority government....

Duration: 00:15:56


German Coalition Talks Collapse

11/20/2017
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There's political paralysis in Germany following the collapse of coalition talks. Ria Schroeder of the Free Democrats tells us why her party pulled out of the negotiations. And we find out what's likely to happen next from Jurgen Hardt, of Angela Merkel's CDU party. Also in the programme, Saudi Arabia's economy minister Muhammad Al Tuwaijri discusses the recent royal corruption arrests, and their economic impact. We have a report from Washington on the art of political speechwriting, in the...

Duration: 00:26:15


Mugabe defies demands to step down

11/19/2017
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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe said he will preside over the next congress of Zanu PF. Judith Tyson, a research fellow with the Overseas Development Institute, says Zimbabwe faces serious economic challenges. Also in the programme, the BBC's correspondent in Brussels, Adam Fleming, has been following the fate of the two supervisory bodies in the banking and pharmaceutical sectors which are likely to find new homes away from London today. The latest phase of talks to revise the North...

Duration: 00:22:58


Wall Street Update Edition 17/10/17

11/17/2017
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Chris Low of FTN Financial in New York on the day's trading. Plus, Volkswagen announces a large investment into electric cars.

Duration: 00:07:40


Germany Coalition Talks Deadlocked

11/17/2017
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Talks are continuing to try and form a coalition government in Germany. Sarah Haendel of the campaigning organisation More Democracy in Berlin explains the deadlock, and Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank tells us how Germany's economy is handling the uncertainty of the coalition talks. Also in the programme, a bidding war is under way for parts of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox. Steven Barnett is professor of communications at the University of Westminster in London,...

Duration: 00:27:06


Wall Street Update Edition

11/16/2017
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Russell Cleveland of Renn Capital in Dallas, Texas on the day's trading. Plus, as the Rohingya crisis worsens with more refugees fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh, pressure grows on companies still investing in Mynamar, as the BBC's Faarea Masud reports.

Duration: 00:08:03


Zimbabwe at a Crossroads

11/16/2017
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As talks to resolve the crisis in Zimbabwe continue, we hear about hopes for the future from Sure Kamhunga, a Zimbabwean journalist based in South Africa. Also in the programme, a senior member of the Chinese government has warned of the risk of a financial bubble in the world's second biggest economy. Our regular economic commentator, Roger Bootle of Capital Economics, assesses the concerns. We have a report from Cuba looking at the country's tourism sector as US authorities make it tougher...

Duration: 00:27:07


Wall Street Update Edition

11/15/2017
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Douglas McIntyre, editor of 24/7 Wall Street talks about what drove action on Wall Street and how U.S. tax reform is influencing the market. Also in the programme, Venezuela – in the depths of an economic crisis – has been given a helping hand by Russia in a deal to allow the country to make minimal repayments on debt it owes Moscow over the next six years. We explore details of that agreement. Then, we look at why Alaska Airlines said it will discontinue its daily flight between Los Angeles...

Duration: 00:27:06


Robert Mugabe 'Under House Arrest'

11/15/2017
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Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe is believed to be under house arrest. As the country's army takes control, we look at the health of the Zimbabwean economy with John Robertson, an independent economist based in Harare. Also in the programme, Britain's highest court has ruled in favour of a minimum price for alcohol in Scotland. Joep Stassen of the trade body Spirits Europe tells us why his members are disappointed with the move, whilst we also get reaction from Alison Douglas, chief...

Duration: 00:27:07


Italy Growth Exceeds Expectations

11/14/2017
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Economic Growth in Italy is at its fastest pace since 2010. Manlio di Stefano is a member of parliament from Italy's Five Star Movement, and tells us what's behind the improved economic prospects. Also on the programme; another US ride-hailing company is expanding. Dr Shauna Brail of the University of Toronto explains why it could be a rival to Uber in Canada. We have a report from Hoosick, New York, on concerns in the city about President Trump's pick for the US head of chemical safety....

Duration: 00:27:05


Italy Growth Exceeds Expectations

11/14/2017
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Economic Growth in Italy is at its fastest pace since 2010. Manlio di Stefano is a member of parliament from Italy's Five Star Movement, and tells us what's behind the improved economic prospects. Also in the programme, we hear how businesses keen to invest in Myanmar hope to help solve the humanitarian crisis there. We have a report from Hoosick, New York, on concerns in the city about President Trump's pick for the US head of chemical safety. Also, the environmental group Greenpeace is...

Duration: 00:27:06


Wall Street Update Edition

11/13/2017
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For three years, CO2 emissions had stabilised, but they have risen again this year. We report from the UN climate change summit in Bonn, Germany, and we find out what's behind the increase in emissions from the lead researcher on today's report, Professor Corinne Le Quere from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at East Anglia University while John Coequyt, Global climate Policy Director at the Sierra Club weighs in on whether there’s any question China is the driving factor...

Duration: 00:27:05


Concern at First CO2 Rise in Four Years

11/13/2017
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For three years, CO2 emissions had stabilised, but they have risen again this year. We report from the UN climate change summit in Bonn, Germany, and we find out what's behind the rise in emissions from the lead researcher on today's report, Professor Corinne Le Quere from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at East Anglia University. Also in the programme, we hear from Downing Street about a meeting of European business leaders with British prime minister Theresa May, where the...

Duration: 00:27:07


Equal Pay Day: Are women harassed and underpaid?

11/10/2017
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Women in the UK and US talk to us about harsh workplace conditions, on Equal Pay Day. In the wake of shocking claims and admissions regarding public figures sexually harassing women in the workplace, expert and author Sarah Rutherford tells us about the fundamental problem with the way society views women in industry. Plus we hear from a senior female figure in the financial world, Sallie Krawcheck, chief executive of Ellevest, about her shocking experiences of sexual harassment on Wall...

Duration: 00:10:01


UK Must Provide Brexit Clarity - Barnier

11/10/2017
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The EU says Britain has two weeks to indicate what it will pay when it leaves the bloc

Duration: 00:26:20


Trump and Xi Agree $250bn in Deals

11/9/2017
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President Trump's China visit ends with $250bn worth of deals agreed. Ben Dooley is Beijing correspondent for the French news agency AFP, and offers his assessment of the trip. Plus we have a report examining the concerns of some American businesses about operating in China. Also in the programme, the environmental campaigner Jonathon Porritt explains what is at stake in the latest round of UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany. We hear why illegal fishing is threatening livelihoods in the...

Duration: 00:26:27


Wall Street Update

11/8/2017
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We hear the latest movements on the US markets from Doug McIntyre, from 24/7 Wall Street, a financial news and commentary website in the US.

Duration: 00:02:38


Pollution Causes School Closure in Delhi

11/8/2017
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Authorities in Delhi have ordered the closure of all schools amid soaring pollution. Jyoti Pande Lavakare of the group Care for Air tells us what moves could be taken to improve the situation. Also in the programme, the European Commission has unveiled new plans to cut car emissions and promote electric vehicles. We hear why some environmental lobbying groups remain unimpressed. With US president Donald Trump in China, Lingling Wei of the Wall Street Journal in Beijing tells us what the...

Duration: 00:27:05


Wall Street Update 7/10/17

11/7/2017
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Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading in New Jersry on the day's trading on Wall Street.

Duration: 00:01:48


Trump Talks Trade in South Korea

11/7/2017
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US President Donald Trump is on day two of his tour of Asia, and is in South Korea. We assess the trade relationship between the two countries with Paul Wasserman, senior analyst at Global Risk Insights in Beijing. Also in the programme, we consider the latest tax revelations from the Paradise Papers leak with Murray Worthy of campaign group Global Witness, and John Cullinane, tax policy director at the Chartered Institute of Taxation. President Buhari of Nigeria has been presenting his...

Duration: 00:27:04

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