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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

10/23/2017
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Peter Jankovskis at OakBrook Investments on the market movers as the Dow drifts down.

Duration: 00:02:41


Catalans 'Won't Follow Madrid's Orders'

10/23/2017
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Madrid is preparing to take emergency measures to restore control in Catalonia. We find out what the government of Catalonia is likely to do in response. Meanwhile, two of Italy's richest regions, Lombardy and Veneto are seeking greater financial autonomy from Rome. Lorenzo Codogno of the London School of Economics' Europe Institute tells us what the impact of referendums held at the weekend in the regions is likely to be. Also in the programme, London's mayor Sadiq Khan has instituted a...

Duration: 00:27:06


Wall Street Update

10/20/2017
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Chris Low of FTN Financial discusses the record highs on Friday's markets

Duration: 00:01:17


EU Paves Way for Brexit Trade Talks to Begin

10/20/2017
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EU leaders have agreed to start talking among themselves about a post-Brexit trade deal. Gavin Simmonds is from the UK chamber of shipping, and gives us his reaction to the news. Japanese voters prepare to head to the polls this weekend. Peter Landers is Tokyo bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal, and tells us how economic factors might influence the way people vote. More than 50 cities across North America are bidding to host Amazon's new headquarters. We report on the offers cities...

Duration: 00:26:53


Wall Street Update

10/19/2017
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Cary Leahy of Decision Economics reflects on the day's trading on Wall Street

Duration: 00:01:59


Spain Moves to Suspend Catalan Autonomy

10/19/2017
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Spain is to start suspending Catalonia's autonomy from Saturday. We get the reaction of former Spanish economy minister, Alfredo Pastor. Also in the programme, two of the world's biggest banks, HSBC and Standard Chartered, have been drawn into a corruption scandal in South Africa. Independent banking analyst Christopher Wheeler considers the impact on the banks, and Philip Dexter, a former member of parliament for the ruling ANC party, tells us what he thinks the impact will be on South...

Duration: 00:27:07


Wall Street Update

10/18/2017
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Doug McIntyre of 24/7 Wall Street looks at the markets, with a focus on IT company IBM

Duration: 00:03:29


Xi Jinping Declares 'New Era' for China

10/18/2017
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The president told his party's congress it is time for China to take "centre stage". Michael Pettis, professor of finance at Peking University in Beijing tells us what sort of new era Mr Xi has in mind. Also in the programme, the BBC's Marie Keyworth is in The Gambia, uncovering the economic impact of the country's new president, Adama Barrow. Plus, as Texan author George Saunders is awarded the Man Booker prize for fiction, Kiera O'Brien of The Bookseller magazine tells us what sort of...

Duration: 00:27:05


Wall Street Update

10/17/2017
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The US, Canada and Mexico talk trade, plus Joe Saluzzi at Themis Trading on the markets.

Duration: 00:07:12


'Giant Corruption Conspiracy' Inquiry in South Africa

10/17/2017
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South Africa's parliament is beginning an inquiry into alleged corruption in government. We hear what sort of allegations the inquiry will be examining. Also in the programme, Japan goes to the polls this weekend. Our regular economic commentator Roger Bootle of Capital Economics tells us how the country's economy is likely to affect the vote. Plus, there are indications that China no longer wants to process recyclable material shipped from all over the world. We have a report on the...

Duration: 00:26:47


Wall Street Update

10/16/2017
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Peter Jankovskis at OakBrook Investments on Wall Street trading as US bank stocks rise.

Duration: 00:01:35


Anti-immigration Parties Gain Ground in Austria

10/16/2017
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Austrian conservative Sebastian Kurz is set to become the world's youngest leader. Marcus Scheiblecker, deputy director of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research, considers the economic implications. Also in the programme, there are jitters in the energy markets, as Iraqi forces enter the Kurdish northern oil city of Kirkuk. Nick Coleman of S&P Global Platts explains why investors are nervous. We have a report from Liberia on the high costs faced by people living overseas and sending...

Duration: 00:27:06


Wall Street Update

10/13/2017
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Chris Low of FTN Financial in New York comments on the day's trading at Wall Street

Duration: 00:02:13


Samsung Electronics CEO Resigns

10/13/2017
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Samsung Electronics boss Kwon Oh-hyun has resigned, citing an "unprecedented crisis". Alex Jenson is a journalist based in Seoul who explains the background to the move. Also in the programme, we have analysis of President Trump's new Iran strategy. A UK court has ruled that nearly 2,000 Zambians who claim that a foreign-owned mine caused environmental problems for their village, have the right to pursue damages in English courts. The BBC's Vivienne Nunis explains the implications. The US...

Duration: 00:27:05


Wall Street Update

10/12/2017
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Robert Brusca of Fact & Opinion Economics looks back at the day's trading.

Duration: 00:03:06


Deadlock Over UK's Brexit Bill - Barnier

10/12/2017
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The EU negotiator calls the lack of agreement "disturbing", but says progress is possible. We get reaction from Alan Soady of the UK's Federation of Small Businesses, which is neutral on Brexit, and John Longworth of the business group Leave Means Leave, which supports Brexit. Also in the programme, as President Trump suggests challenging the licenses of US news networks over what he sees as fake news, Jeff Jarvis of the Columbia New York School of Graduate Journalism gives us his...

Duration: 00:27:06


Wall Street Update

10/11/2017
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Doug McIntyre of 24/7 Wall Street looks at today's trading.

Duration: 00:01:27


Kobe Steel Scandal Sparks Car and Train Checks

10/11/2017
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Kobe Steel admitted it had falsified quality control data possibly for up to a decade. Robin Harding is Tokyo bureau chief for the Financial Times and brings us up to date on the scandal. Also in the programme, we ask our regular commentator, Irwin Stelzer of the Hudson Institute, how likely it is that President Trump will achieve meaningful tax reform in the US. We report from Kenya, where there is confusion after opposition leader Raila Odinga announced his withdrawal from this month's...

Duration: 00:27:01


Catalonia independence declaration signed

10/10/2017
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The Catalan President says Catalonia has won the right to independence

Duration: 00:07:03


Police Deployed Ahead of Catalan Speech

10/10/2017
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The Catalan leader is set to speak on the future of Spain's north-eastern region. We ask what he might be expected to say. Also in the programme, we find out about the latest forecasts for the global economy from the International Monetary Fund. We have a report from the US-Mexico border in Texas on how Donald Trump's immigration policies are affecting illegal border crossings. What would you buy if you had a million dollars to spare? Rare musical instruments are now the hottest variety of...

Duration: 00:27:05

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