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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130403

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130404

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130404

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130405

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130405

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130406

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130406

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130409

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130409

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130410

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130410

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130411

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130411

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130412

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130412

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130413

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130413

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130416

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130416

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130417

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130417

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130418

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130418

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130420

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130420

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130423

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130423

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130424

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130424

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130425

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130425

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130426

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130426

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130427

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130427

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130430

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130430

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130501

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130501

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130502

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130502

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130504

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130504

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130507

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130507

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130508

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130508

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130509

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130509

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130510

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130510

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130511

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130511

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130514

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130514

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130515

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130515

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130516

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130516

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130518

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130518

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130524

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130524

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130525

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130525

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130528

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130528

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130529

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130529

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130530

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130530

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130601

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130601

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130604

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130604

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130605

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130605

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130606

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130606

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130607

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130607

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130608

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130608

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130611

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130611

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130612

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130612

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130613

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130613

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130615

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130615

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130618

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130618

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130619

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130619

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130620

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130620

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130621

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130621

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130622

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130622

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130702

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130702

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130703

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130703

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130704

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130704

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130705

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130705

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130706

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130706

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130713

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130713

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130716

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130716

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130717

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130717

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130718

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130718

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130720

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130720

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130723

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130723

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130724

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130724

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130725

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130725

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130726

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130726

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130727

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130727

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130730

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130730

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130731

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130731

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130801

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130801

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130802

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130802

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130803

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130803

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130806

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130806

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130807

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130807

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130809

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130809

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130810

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130810

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130813

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130813

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130814

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130814

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130815

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130815

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130817

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130820

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130820

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130821

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130821

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130822

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130822

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130827

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130827

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130828

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130828

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130829

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130829

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130830

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130830

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130831

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130831

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130903

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130903

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130904

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130904

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130905

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130905

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130907

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130907

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130921

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130921

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130926

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130926

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130927

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130927

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130928

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20130928

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131119

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131119

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131120

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131120

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131123

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131123

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131126

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131127

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131127

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131128

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131128

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131129

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131129

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131130

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131130

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131204

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131204

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131205

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131205

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131206

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131206

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131207

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131207

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131210

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131210

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131212

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131212

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131213

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131213

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131214

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131214

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131217

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131217

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131218

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131218

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131219

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131219

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131220

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131220

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131221

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131221

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131227

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131227

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131228

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131228

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131231

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20131231

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140102

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140102

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140103

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140103

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140104

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140104

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140107

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140107

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140108

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140108

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140109

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140109

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140110

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140110

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140111

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140111

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140114

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140114

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140115

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140115

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140116

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140116

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140117

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140117

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140118

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140118

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140123

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140123

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140124

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140124

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140125

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140125

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140129

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140129

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140131

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140131

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140201

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140311

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140313

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140325

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140326

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

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Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140329

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140329

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140401

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140401

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140402

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140402

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140404

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140404

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140405

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140405

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140408

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140408

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140409

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140409

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140410

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140410

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140411

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140411

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140412

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140412

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140417

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

20140417

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#ipo: Twitter To Sell Shares20130913

The social networking site announces plans for a stock market flotation

#ipo: Twitter To Sell Shares20130913

The social networking site announces plans for a stock market flotation

A Caribbean View Of Tax; And The Clean Future Of Technology20130523

The EU talks tough on taxes. To the tax havens it's saying, "show us the money."

But the Premier of the British Virgin Islands tells us his country has nothing to hide when it comes to tax.

We go to Oklahoma to count the cost of their devastating hurricane.

And we're live at the Future in Review conference in Southern California, talking to start-ups and angel investors about why the future of technology is clean and green.

We find out why the Germans have won the game when it comes to the business of football.

And we talk to Moira Forbes, publisher at Forbes Woman as they publish their list of the world's most powerful 100 women.

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A Caribbean View Of Tax; And The Clean Future Of Technology20130523

The EU talks tough on taxes. To the tax havens it's saying, "show us the money."

But the Premier of the British Virgin Islands tells us his country has nothing to hide when it comes to tax.

We go to Oklahoma to count the cost of their devastating hurricane.

And we're live at the Future in Review conference in Southern California, talking to start-ups and angel investors about why the future of technology is clean and green.

We find out why the Germans have won the game when it comes to the business of football.

And we talk to Moira Forbes, publisher at Forbes Woman as they publish their list of the world's most powerful 100 women.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

A Tale Of Two Economies20131108

Can Europe avoid deflation and is the US economy really on the up?

Europe tries to avoid deflation as prices fall and growth slows, while the US economy seems to be on the up. But do the latest numbers tell the whole story?

Also, why trans fats could soon be banned from the American diet. And, owned by Dubai but open for business in Essex - the brand new super port marking a turning point in British trading history.

We head to Kilkenomics - the economic comedy festival trying to raise a laugh in Ireland.

Plus, Revathy Ashok of BPAC in Bangalore tells us about their efforts to tackle corruption in local politics from the ground up.

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A Tale Of Two Economies20131108

Can Europe avoid deflation and is the US economy really on the up?

Europe tries to avoid deflation as prices fall and growth slows, while the US economy seems to be on the up. But do the latest numbers tell the whole story?

Also, why trans fats could soon be banned from the American diet. And, owned by Dubai but open for business in Essex - the brand new super port marking a turning point in British trading history.

We head to Kilkenomics - the economic comedy festival trying to raise a laugh in Ireland.

Plus, Revathy Ashok of BPAC in Bangalore tells us about their efforts to tackle corruption in local politics from the ground up.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

A Thawing Of Iranian And Us Relations20130925

The big thaw in the frigid relations between Iran and the US - is it really underway?

A Thawing Of Iranian And Us Relations20130925

The big thaw in the frigid relations between Iran and the US - is it really underway?

African Migrants Drown Fleeing Poverty20131005

Why so many are keen to flee a continent perceived to be on its way up?

After hundreds of African migrants drown trying to leave the continent, we ask why so many are keen to do so from a place perceived to be on its way up. Also we look at day four of the US federal shutdown amidst President Obama's cancellation of his tour of Asia, and how it's delaying the release of the monthly US jobs report. Twitter gets ready to float on the stock market despite making a loss of US $69 million in the first half of the year. Finally, does pay as you live work? We look at the increasing array of goods and services available for short term rent and peer-sharing.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

African Migrants Drown Fleeing Poverty20131005

Why so many are keen to flee a continent perceived to be on its way up?

After hundreds of African migrants drown trying to leave the continent, we ask why so many are keen to do so from a place perceived to be on its way up. Also we look at day four of the US federal shutdown amidst President Obama's cancellation of his tour of Asia, and how it's delaying the release of the monthly US jobs report. Twitter gets ready to float on the stock market despite making a loss of US $69 million in the first half of the year. Finally, does pay as you live work? We look at the increasing array of goods and services available for short term rent and peer-sharing.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Aid Begins To Arrive In The Philippines20131113

Aid trickles into Tacloban as Typhoon Haiyan passes leaving chaos and destruction

Aid is trickling into Tacloban as Typhoon Haiyan passes leaving chaos and destruction. We get the latest from the disaster-struck city. Also, it it is the end of an era in cricket as India's favourite son hangs up his pads for good - but is it also the end of a golden era for India itself? And, the sky is the limit - why architects want to build higher than ever and why corporations and governments encourage them.

Plus, Rajesh Ramanand of online payments company Signifyd tells us why checking your online footprint is the future of online buying.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Aid Begins To Arrive In The Philippines20131113

Aid trickles into Tacloban as Typhoon Haiyan passes leaving chaos and destruction

Aid is trickling into Tacloban as Typhoon Haiyan passes leaving chaos and destruction. We get the latest from the disaster-struck city. Also, it it is the end of an era in cricket as India's favourite son hangs up his pads for good - but is it also the end of a golden era for India itself? And, the sky is the limit - why architects want to build higher than ever and why corporations and governments encourage them.

Plus, Rajesh Ramanand of online payments company Signifyd tells us why checking your online footprint is the future of online buying.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Angry Protests Over Turkish Mine Disaster20140515

Orla Guerin is at the scene of what has now been confirmed as Turkey's worst ever mining disaster. In Delhi, Babita Sharma soaks up election fever as India eagerly awaits the results of six weeks of polling. Justin Webb rides shotgun in Google's driverless car and John Sudworth has the latest business news from Shanghai.

In our New York bureau, Zach Seward of Quartz talks television and the increasing presence of wearable technology. And, in Bangalore, Revathy Ashok talks political corruption and the gargantuan task facing India's returning officers.

Angry Protests Over Turkish Mine Disaster20140515

Orla Guerin is at the scene of what has now been confirmed as Turkey's worst ever mining disaster. In Delhi, Babita Sharma soaks up election fever as India eagerly awaits the results of six weeks of polling. Justin Webb rides shotgun in Google's driverless car and John Sudworth has the latest business news from Shanghai.

In our New York bureau, Zach Seward of Quartz talks television and the increasing presence of wearable technology. And, in Bangalore, Revathy Ashok talks political corruption and the gargantuan task facing India's returning officers.

Apple Launches Latest Iphone20130911

Smartphone giant Apple launches its latest iPhone models, including a new 'budget' model

Apple Launches Latest Iphone20130911

Smartphone giant Apple launches its latest iPhone models, including a new 'budget' model

Apple's Tax Row With Us Senate20130521

Apple is accused of avoiding a big US tax bill by a Senate committee - but are they just doing the right thing by their business?

The internet site Yahoo is spending over one billion dollars to buy the trendy blogging website Tumblr. We ask if this is enough to make the internet giant "hip"?

In Uganda we find out what NOT to talk about on radio and in newspapers and we'll be hearing from Charlie Herman, the business and economics editor of WNYC public radio in New York, for his perspective on some of today's top business stories.

He has been called a "Master of the Universe" but Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JP Morgan - the biggest bank in the US - will face the music this week at the bank's annual general meeting in Florida. A group of investors there will decide whether he gets to keep both his jobs of CEO and chairman - or whether he gets stripped of his role as chairman. We ask if this is a sign that shareholders are finally getting tough with bank management?

Rewind: why the cassette tape is making a comeback in Canada.

And regular commentator Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times, has been watching management styles come and go, so which ones did she loathe the most?

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Apple's Tax Row With Us Senate20130521

Apple is accused of avoiding a big US tax bill by a Senate committee - but are they just doing the right thing by their business?

The internet site Yahoo is spending over one billion dollars to buy the trendy blogging website Tumblr. We ask if this is enough to make the internet giant "hip"?

In Uganda we find out what NOT to talk about on radio and in newspapers and we'll be hearing from Charlie Herman, the business and economics editor of WNYC public radio in New York, for his perspective on some of today's top business stories.

He has been called a "Master of the Universe" but Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JP Morgan - the biggest bank in the US - will face the music this week at the bank's annual general meeting in Florida. A group of investors there will decide whether he gets to keep both his jobs of CEO and chairman - or whether he gets stripped of his role as chairman. We ask if this is a sign that shareholders are finally getting tough with bank management?

Rewind: why the cassette tape is making a comeback in Canada.

And regular commentator Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times, has been watching management styles come and go, so which ones did she loathe the most?

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Are The Brics Slowing Down?20130710

IMF chief economist, Olivier Blanchard, on why the BRICS countries are slowing down

There are warnings that developing economies like China and India aren't developing as fast as they were. The Chief Economist at the IMF, Olivier Blanchard tells us why he thinks that is.

As Canada recovers from the train derailment that wrecked a town, we discuss what the lessons are for transporting oil. Plus, why has there been a big increase in the illegal killing of elephants for ivory in Africa?

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Are The Brics Slowing Down?20130710

IMF chief economist, Olivier Blanchard, on why the BRICS countries are slowing down

There are warnings that developing economies like China and India aren't developing as fast as they were. The Chief Economist at the IMF, Olivier Blanchard tells us why he thinks that is.

As Canada recovers from the train derailment that wrecked a town, we discuss what the lessons are for transporting oil. Plus, why has there been a big increase in the illegal killing of elephants for ivory in Africa?

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Argentina's Media Monopoly Crackdown20131030

Will Argentina's law that stops anyone owning too much of the media restrict free speech?

Argentina's top court has just confirmed a law to stop anyone owning too much of the media. Is this a crackdown on free speech or big media monopolies?

We go to the Congo to hear about plans for a new mega-dam that could light up homes across the continent. Plus, Facebook is said to be talking about a bid for the troubled tech firm Blackberry - they could call it Black Book or Face Berry perhaps- but could such a mix work?

And what if you'd bought some Bitcoins, forgot about them - then four years later realised they had made a fortune? We speak to the Norwegian student Kristoffer Koch who did just that. Luckily for him he remembered his Bitcoin password.

We are joined throughout by Alex Frangos of the WSJ in Hong Kong and Chris Ashworth of the software company Figure 53 in Baltimore, who got his employees to vote on what their own salaries should be.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Argentina's Media Monopoly Crackdown20131030

Will Argentina's law that stops anyone owning too much of the media restrict free speech?

Argentina's top court has just confirmed a law to stop anyone owning too much of the media. Is this a crackdown on free speech or big media monopolies?

We go to the Congo to hear about plans for a new mega-dam that could light up homes across the continent. Plus, Facebook is said to be talking about a bid for the troubled tech firm Blackberry - they could call it Black Book or Face Berry perhaps- but could such a mix work?

And what if you'd bought some Bitcoins, forgot about them - then four years later realised they had made a fortune? We speak to the Norwegian student Kristoffer Koch who did just that. Luckily for him he remembered his Bitcoin password.

We are joined throughout by Alex Frangos of the WSJ in Hong Kong and Chris Ashworth of the software company Figure 53 in Baltimore, who got his employees to vote on what their own salaries should be.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Bank Bonus Backlash20140425

Bank bonus backlash: shareholders of Barclays Bank voice their anger at the board's plans for pay and bonuses. And we hear how Apple's phones and tablets are starting to make in-roads into Vietnam.

Mark Whittaker is also joined by Charlie Herman, business and economics editor at WNYC radio in New York and from Hong Kong by Leta Hong Fincher author of Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China to discuss the rest of the day's stories from around the world.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Bank Bonus Backlash20140425

Bank bonus backlash: shareholders of Barclays Bank voice their anger at the board's plans for pay and bonuses. And we hear how Apple's phones and tablets are starting to make in-roads into Vietnam.

Mark Whittaker is also joined by Charlie Herman, business and economics editor at WNYC radio in New York and from Hong Kong by Leta Hong Fincher author of Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China to discuss the rest of the day's stories from around the world.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Bankruptcy Of A 'brazilionaire'20131031

Brazil's top tycoon enters bankruptcy protection. A sign of Brazil's bubble bursting?

The fall of an icon - Brazil's top tycoon Eike Batista puts his oil company into bankruptcy protection. Is it a sign of the bursting of the Brazilian bubble?

The new governor of India's central bank tells the BBC where he wants to see the value of the Rupee.

Going thirsty - fears of an international wine shortage - too many wine drinkers in the world and not enough vineyards. Is the wine industry facing a production crisis? And can China save it?

We discuss the phenomenon of 'invisible' employees, and what companies should do with them, along with hydrogen-powered cars and dubious-smelling laptops.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Bankruptcy Of A 'brazilionaire'20131031

Brazil's top tycoon enters bankruptcy protection. A sign of Brazil's bubble bursting?

The fall of an icon - Brazil's top tycoon Eike Batista puts his oil company into bankruptcy protection. Is it a sign of the bursting of the Brazilian bubble?

The new governor of India's central bank tells the BBC where he wants to see the value of the Rupee.

Going thirsty - fears of an international wine shortage - too many wine drinkers in the world and not enough vineyards. Is the wine industry facing a production crisis? And can China save it?

We discuss the phenomenon of 'invisible' employees, and what companies should do with them, along with hydrogen-powered cars and dubious-smelling laptops.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Blackberry Finally Crumbles20130924

It is the end of an era as Blackberry's continued crumble ends in a sell-off

Bloodiest Day In Ukraine20140221

Dozens more are killed in Kiev as police marksmen use live ammunition against anti-government demonstrators. The BBC's David Stern reports from Independence Square as international pressure mounts on Ukraine's President Yanukovich.

Nigeria's banking boss is sacked after coming into conflict with President Goodluck Jonathan. We get the inside story from Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

In Hong Kong, actuary Claus Pearce, talks career paths and aspirations. In Phildelphia, writer and academic, Miya Tokumitsu, tackles the question: Is it better to do what you love or what you're good at? Nigel Sizer of the World Resources Institute introduces the Global Forest Initiative and Jennifer Pak brings us the latest business news from Malaysia.

Bloodiest Day In Ukraine20140221

Dozens more are killed in Kiev as police marksmen use live ammunition against anti-government demonstrators. The BBC's David Stern reports from Independence Square as international pressure mounts on Ukraine's President Yanukovich.

Nigeria's banking boss is sacked after coming into conflict with President Goodluck Jonathan. We get the inside story from Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

In Hong Kong, actuary Claus Pearce, talks career paths and aspirations. In Phildelphia, writer and academic, Miya Tokumitsu, tackles the question: Is it better to do what you love or what you're good at? Nigel Sizer of the World Resources Institute introduces the Global Forest Initiative and Jennifer Pak brings us the latest business news from Malaysia.

Bp Cries Foul Over Spill Claims And The Pope On Economic 'dictatorship'20130517

Oil giant BP is getting increasingly concerned at the growing cost of compensation linked to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. It says it is being forced to pay out claims for what it calls 'fictitious and inflated losses'. Also the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones scopes out Google Glass, the spectacles you can talk to. But are they cool or creepy? Pope Francis, meanwhile, calls the global financial crisis a symptom of the 'cult of money'. And finally does pink stink? The new Barbie house in Berlin is subject to protests. We talk about all this and more with guests Eduardo Porter, the author of 'The Price of Everything', who also writes the Economic Scene column in the New York Times and Jeremy Grant, correspondent for the Financial Times in Singapore.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Bp Cries Foul Over Spill Claims And The Pope On Economic 'dictatorship'20130517

Oil giant BP is getting increasingly concerned at the growing cost of compensation linked to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. It says it is being forced to pay out claims for what it calls 'fictitious and inflated losses'. Also the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones scopes out Google Glass, the spectacles you can talk to. But are they cool or creepy? Pope Francis, meanwhile, calls the global financial crisis a symptom of the 'cult of money'. And finally does pink stink? The new Barbie house in Berlin is subject to protests. We talk about all this and more with guests Eduardo Porter, the author of 'The Price of Everything', who also writes the Economic Scene column in the New York Times and Jeremy Grant, correspondent for the Financial Times in Singapore.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Brazil's Oil Boom Backlash20131019

Oil workers strike over exploration rights auction. Plus the cafe stunt to promote a film

Brazil's oil boom runs into trouble as workers strike over the idea of auctioning the exploration rights to foreigners.

Too much caffeine in a New York café? The shocking stunt to promote new horror film Carrie by scaring members of the public - we'll hear from the man who dreamed it all up.

We get the latest on Australian wildfires with guest Sean Turnell of Macquarie University in Sydney.

Also, art as investment? As the Frieze Art Fair starts up in London we have a special report and hear the risks to the artist of being bought up by speculators.

Brazil's Oil Boom Backlash20131019

Oil workers strike over exploration rights auction. Plus the cafe stunt to promote a film

Brazil's oil boom runs into trouble as workers strike over the idea of auctioning the exploration rights to foreigners.

Too much caffeine in a New York café? The shocking stunt to promote new horror film Carrie by scaring members of the public - we'll hear from the man who dreamed it all up.

We get the latest on Australian wildfires with guest Sean Turnell of Macquarie University in Sydney.

Also, art as investment? As the Frieze Art Fair starts up in London we have a special report and hear the risks to the artist of being bought up by speculators.

British Pm In Transparent Tax Move20131101

David Cameron plans to shine the spotlight on owners of 'shell' companies in tax havens

David Cameron announces moves to end the mystery of who owns the 'nameplate' companies in tax havens. We ask whether the rest of the world will follow suit. Also, several banks suspend staff over allegations related to currency trading manipulation and the foreign minister of Somaliland tells us what it is like to do business when you are not officially recognised as a country. We get the latest from our correspondent Juliana Liu on the big business stories in Hong Kong and the Norwegian television channel showing nothing but hours and hours of knitting. Plus, we speak to writer John Bradley about his addiction to working in - and writing about - the world of chocolate.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

British Pm In Transparent Tax Move20131101

David Cameron plans to shine the spotlight on owners of 'shell' companies in tax havens

David Cameron announces moves to end the mystery of who owns the 'nameplate' companies in tax havens. We ask whether the rest of the world will follow suit. Also, several banks suspend staff over allegations related to currency trading manipulation and the foreign minister of Somaliland tells us what it is like to do business when you are not officially recognised as a country. We get the latest from our correspondent Juliana Liu on the big business stories in Hong Kong and the Norwegian television channel showing nothing but hours and hours of knitting. Plus, we speak to writer John Bradley about his addiction to working in - and writing about - the world of chocolate.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Business Matters20131003

Shedding some light on the Dark Web

Business Matters20131003

Shedding some light on the Dark Web

Business Matters Review 201320131226

Business Matters looks back at the biggest business stories of 2013.

Business Matters looks back at the biggest business stories of 2013. We assess the Bangladesh Rana Plaza disaster and what it has taught businesses for the future. Nelson Mandela’s economic legacy is explained by Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Ikonjo-Iweala. We review some of banking’s biggest fines and penalties, as well as the economic malaise that has prevailed throughout the year. And we look at the big shifts in one of the world’s most popular businesses: Hollywood.

Business Matters Review 201320131226

Business Matters looks back at the biggest business stories of 2013.

Business Matters looks back at the biggest business stories of 2013. We assess the Bangladesh Rana Plaza disaster and what it has taught businesses for the future. Nelson Mandela’s economic legacy is explained by Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Ikonjo-Iweala. We review some of banking’s biggest fines and penalties, as well as the economic malaise that has prevailed throughout the year. And we look at the big shifts in one of the world’s most popular businesses: Hollywood.

Business Matters: Low Rates And Cheap Money20130503

Will a lower interest rate help to stimulate the European economies that remain stubbornly in recession? We go to one of the main commercial thoroughfares in Spain, to find out how hard life is for businesses there. How Manchester United is racking up commercial deals. And why vast swathes of some Chinese cities lack only one thing: people.

We speak to Gillem Tulloch of Forensic Asia in Hong Kong and Toronto-based business analyst Ralph Silva.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Business Matters: Low Rates And Cheap Money20130503

Will a lower interest rate help to stimulate the European economies that remain stubbornly in recession? We go to one of the main commercial thoroughfares in Spain, to find out how hard life is for businesses there. How Manchester United is racking up commercial deals. And why vast swathes of some Chinese cities lack only one thing: people.

We speak to Gillem Tulloch of Forensic Asia in Hong Kong and Toronto-based business analyst Ralph Silva.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Business Matters: Shutdown Effects20131012

The real effects of the US shutdown

With only six days left to raise the debt ceiling - time is running out for a deal to be struck which would prevent the US defaulting on its debts. But at least - or at last - the signs do seem a little more encouraging that some sort of a deal might be done. It maybe through gritted teeth, but the two sides - the White House and Republicans - are talking. We look at the effects of the shutdown in the USA and around the world. And though President Obama may have had to give the latest Apec leaders summit a miss because of trouble at home - trade talks went on without him. Business Matters guest Colin Peacock in New Zealand assesses how the recent Apec meeting has affected plans for a pan Pacific trade deal.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Business Matters: Shutdown Effects20131012

The real effects of the US shutdown

With only six days left to raise the debt ceiling - time is running out for a deal to be struck which would prevent the US defaulting on its debts. But at least - or at last - the signs do seem a little more encouraging that some sort of a deal might be done. It maybe through gritted teeth, but the two sides - the White House and Republicans - are talking. We look at the effects of the shutdown in the USA and around the world. And though President Obama may have had to give the latest Apec leaders summit a miss because of trouble at home - trade talks went on without him. Business Matters guest Colin Peacock in New Zealand assesses how the recent Apec meeting has affected plans for a pan Pacific trade deal.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Bye-bye Bullmer20130824

The head of Microsoft, Steve Bullmer, has announced he will retire next year

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer is to retire from the technology giant within the next 12 months. Shares in Microsoft, criticised for its slow response to the booming market for mobile devices, leapt 9% on the news. We assess his legacy.

The availability of cheaper second hand clothes in the African country of Malawi means that poorer people can afford them. However, the knock-on effect is that the cotton-growing industry suffers. Our reporter Anne Soy has more.

Plus the woman who's writing poetry about bosses and why the Brits are teaching the Indians to make curry.

Bye-bye Bullmer20130824

The head of Microsoft, Steve Bullmer, has announced he will retire next year

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer is to retire from the technology giant within the next 12 months. Shares in Microsoft, criticised for its slow response to the booming market for mobile devices, leapt 9% on the news. We assess his legacy.

The availability of cheaper second hand clothes in the African country of Malawi means that poorer people can afford them. However, the knock-on effect is that the cotton-growing industry suffers. Our reporter Anne Soy has more.

Plus the woman who's writing poetry about bosses and why the Brits are teaching the Indians to make curry.

Can Egypt's Economy Stay Afloat?20130709

Egypt's interim leader has expressed sorrow over the deaths of at least 51 people near a barracks in Cairo. We'll get the latest from the capital and ask if there is any hope for the country's floundering economy. Also on the program - is disgraced New York governor Eliot Spitzer staging a political come-back? Our reporter Samira Hussein has been asking New Yorkers if they back his bid to become the city's comptroller. Plus, after his straight set win at Wimbledon on Sunday, we'll take a look at Andy Murray's brand and his future earning potential.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Can Egypt's Economy Stay Afloat?20130709

Egypt's interim leader has expressed sorrow over the deaths of at least 51 people near a barracks in Cairo. We'll get the latest from the capital and ask if there is any hope for the country's floundering economy. Also on the program - is disgraced New York governor Eliot Spitzer staging a political come-back? Our reporter Samira Hussein has been asking New Yorkers if they back his bid to become the city's comptroller. Plus, after his straight set win at Wimbledon on Sunday, we'll take a look at Andy Murray's brand and his future earning potential.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Carney's New Promise For The Uk20130808

The new head of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has set out his plans for stability and confidence, tying interest rates to unemployment rates. But not everyone is impressed. Dr Stephen Davies - education director of the Institute for Economic Affairs tells us the policy was misguided and dangerous.

The German Justice minister has called for a boycott of the Winter Olympics in Russia in reaction to the country's tough stance on homosexuality. Romesh Ratnesar of the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington tells us whether he thinks a boycott would affect Russia's policies.

Also on the program, the family of the woman whose cells helped pioneer biotechnology, finally get a say in how they are used. We find out more about Harriet Lacks and her remarkable story.

Plus, is Hollywood's latest blockbuster really advancing a socialist agenda? We discuss the economic ideas in Elysium.

And we're joined in Chicago by Vicki Escarra, the CEO of Opportunity International and in Mumbai by Ravi Venkatesan former Chairman of Microsoft India and author of "Conquering Chaos: Win In India, Win Everywhere".

Carney's New Promise For The Uk20130808

The new head of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has set out his plans for stability and confidence, tying interest rates to unemployment rates. But not everyone is impressed. Dr Stephen Davies - education director of the Institute for Economic Affairs tells us the policy was misguided and dangerous.

The German Justice minister has called for a boycott of the Winter Olympics in Russia in reaction to the country's tough stance on homosexuality. Romesh Ratnesar of the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington tells us whether he thinks a boycott would affect Russia's policies.

Also on the program, the family of the woman whose cells helped pioneer biotechnology, finally get a say in how they are used. We find out more about Harriet Lacks and her remarkable story.

Plus, is Hollywood's latest blockbuster really advancing a socialist agenda? We discuss the economic ideas in Elysium.

And we're joined in Chicago by Vicki Escarra, the CEO of Opportunity International and in Mumbai by Ravi Venkatesan former Chairman of Microsoft India and author of "Conquering Chaos: Win In India, Win Everywhere".

China Announces Economic Reforms20131116

China announces a loosening up of its markets, but is it for the long term?

A quarter of a century of Fair Trade, but are consumers getting what they think they're paying for? We talk to Peter D'Angremond, executive director of the Max Havelaar Foundation - the Dutch organisation behind the Fair Trade certification mark. He'll be responding to accusations that the money Fairtrade generates fails to improve the lot of many farmers.

Even the rich are sneaking off down to the pawn-brokers these days - but they've got more stuff than the rest of us according to a report by Mike Johnson.

We get a sneak preview of Bob Dylan's latest work in an art gallery in London. But it's not what you'd expect...this isn't his latest music, it's his latest sculptures from his passion for welding.

And anthropologist Doctor Adrian Hearn is live with us from Sydney on the social challenges and opportunities arising from Asia-Pacific economic integration.

China Announces Economic Reforms20131116

China announces a loosening up of its markets, but is it for the long term?

A quarter of a century of Fair Trade, but are consumers getting what they think they're paying for? We talk to Peter D'Angremond, executive director of the Max Havelaar Foundation - the Dutch organisation behind the Fair Trade certification mark. He'll be responding to accusations that the money Fairtrade generates fails to improve the lot of many farmers.

Even the rich are sneaking off down to the pawn-brokers these days - but they've got more stuff than the rest of us according to a report by Mike Johnson.

We get a sneak preview of Bob Dylan's latest work in an art gallery in London. But it's not what you'd expect...this isn't his latest music, it's his latest sculptures from his passion for welding.

And anthropologist Doctor Adrian Hearn is live with us from Sydney on the social challenges and opportunities arising from Asia-Pacific economic integration.

China Cybersecurity Conference20141120

China stages an online summit - in a country where the internet is severely restricted. But we hear arguments for censoring the internet. We have a special report from our team on the ground in Zambia, looking at the continuing impact of HIV/AIDS on the children of Zambia. Also, as the biggest billboard in the world is unveiled in New York - we ask how effective this kind of advertising is. Finally, authorities in Thailand have banned a certain hand signal from Hollywood blockbuster 'The Hunger Games' - because it is being used in real life to show hatred for the military. We look at other film symbolism that has translated in to real life. All this with our guests Jose Martin, a blogger and researcher of social unrest, who's in New York, and Simon Littlewood of the Asia Now consulting group in Singapore.

China Cybersecurity Conference20141120

China stages an online summit - in a country where the internet is severely restricted. But we hear arguments for censoring the internet. We have a special report from our team on the ground in Zambia, looking at the continuing impact of HIV/AIDS on the children of Zambia. Also, as the biggest billboard in the world is unveiled in New York - we ask how effective this kind of advertising is. Finally, authorities in Thailand have banned a certain hand signal from Hollywood blockbuster 'The Hunger Games' - because it is being used in real life to show hatred for the military. We look at other film symbolism that has translated in to real life. All this with our guests Jose Martin, a blogger and researcher of social unrest, who's in New York, and Simon Littlewood of the Asia Now consulting group in Singapore.

China Vietnam Stand-off20140509

The world's most dangerous water fight - Chinese and Vietnamese ships smash into each other off the Paracel Islands in a confrontation over territory that has the whole region on tenterhooks. Keith Johnson of Foreign Policy Magazine tells us it's a "Pretty scary situation in a pretty scary part of the world".

Can Nintendo revive a tumbling share price with a new console aimed at developing markets? Or will its refusal to allow gay characters in new life-simulation game, Tomodachi Life, keep it out of profit for a fourth year?

As California's state Senate approves measures to render smartphones inoperable if they're stolen, we ask: what's the real reason manufacturers oppose the legislation? Simon Littlewood in Singapore talks Australian tennis and Japanese mascots with Ben Gilbert of Engadget, who's at our New York bureau. And Cindy Sui reports on human trafficking from Taipei.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

China Vietnam Stand-off20140509

The world's most dangerous water fight - Chinese and Vietnamese ships smash into each other off the Paracel Islands in a confrontation over territory that has the whole region on tenterhooks. Keith Johnson of Foreign Policy Magazine tells us it's a "Pretty scary situation in a pretty scary part of the world".

Can Nintendo revive a tumbling share price with a new console aimed at developing markets? Or will its refusal to allow gay characters in new life-simulation game, Tomodachi Life, keep it out of profit for a fourth year?

As California's state Senate approves measures to render smartphones inoperable if they're stolen, we ask: what's the real reason manufacturers oppose the legislation? Simon Littlewood in Singapore talks Australian tennis and Japanese mascots with Ben Gilbert of Engadget, who's at our New York bureau. And Cindy Sui reports on human trafficking from Taipei.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

China's Economy At 'crucial' Point20130912

China's Premier, Li Keqiang, says its economy is at a 'crucial' stage of rebalancing

China's Economy At 'crucial' Point20130912

China's Premier, Li Keqiang, says its economy is at a 'crucial' stage of rebalancing

Chinese Economic Reforms20131116

China announces economic reform. Anthropologist David Hearn live from Sydney

China announces a loosening up of its markets, but is it for the long term?

A quarter of a century of Fair Trade, but are consumers getting what they think they're paying for?

We'll be hearing Fair Trade's response to accusations that the money it generates fails to improve the lot of many farmers.

Even the rich are sneaking off down to the pawn-brokers these days - but they've got more stuff than the rest of us.

And anthropologist Doctor David Hearn live from Sydney on the social challenges and opportunities arising from Asia-Pacific economic integration.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Chinese Economic Reforms20131116

China announces economic reform. Anthropologist David Hearn live from Sydney

China announces a loosening up of its markets, but is it for the long term?

A quarter of a century of Fair Trade, but are consumers getting what they think they're paying for?

We'll be hearing Fair Trade's response to accusations that the money it generates fails to improve the lot of many farmers.

Even the rich are sneaking off down to the pawn-brokers these days - but they've got more stuff than the rest of us.

And anthropologist Doctor David Hearn live from Sydney on the social challenges and opportunities arising from Asia-Pacific economic integration.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Corruption In Construction20131023

Why backhanders and bribery are rife in many parts of the world according to a new study

Why backhanders and bribery in the building trade are rife in many parts of the world according to a new study.

The pace of job creation in the world's biggest economy has slowed again. We find out what it's like to be job hunting in Mississippi, America's poorest state. And, better working conditions for Bangladesh - a multi-million pound plan to improve standards in factories is launched but why are unions unconvinced?

Dangerous bubbles or a sign of growth? Why house price rises are getting some economists hot under the collar.

Plus cashing in on cashews - how the farmers of Ghana are hoping they could be as valuable a crop for them as cocoa.

Also, as the latest battle in the tablet wars commences - we look at what the future holds for tech fans. And, who is competing to be the funniest person on Wall Street at a new comedy night in New York?

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Corruption In Construction20131023

Why backhanders and bribery are rife in many parts of the world according to a new study

Why backhanders and bribery in the building trade are rife in many parts of the world according to a new study.

The pace of job creation in the world's biggest economy has slowed again. We find out what it's like to be job hunting in Mississippi, America's poorest state. And, better working conditions for Bangladesh - a multi-million pound plan to improve standards in factories is launched but why are unions unconvinced?

Dangerous bubbles or a sign of growth? Why house price rises are getting some economists hot under the collar.

Plus cashing in on cashews - how the farmers of Ghana are hoping they could be as valuable a crop for them as cocoa.

Also, as the latest battle in the tablet wars commences - we look at what the future holds for tech fans. And, who is competing to be the funniest person on Wall Street at a new comedy night in New York?

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Counting The Cost Of The Us Shutdown20131002

The world's most powerful nation has effectively shut down part of its government.

Political paralysis in Washington takes its toll. The world's most powerful nation has effectively shut down part of its government, because the Republican-dominated House of Representatives refused to pass a budget that did not include delays to the country's new healthcare arrangements. We look at what is affected - the list includes tourist sites, market regulators and even the US intelligence agencies. With contributions from Peter Morici of the University of Maryland and David Kuo of the Motley Fool. Plus - how the curtain has come down on the cash-strapped New York City Opera.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Counting The Cost Of The Us Shutdown20131002

The world's most powerful nation has effectively shut down part of its government.

Political paralysis in Washington takes its toll. The world's most powerful nation has effectively shut down part of its government, because the Republican-dominated House of Representatives refused to pass a budget that did not include delays to the country's new healthcare arrangements. We look at what is affected - the list includes tourist sites, market regulators and even the US intelligence agencies. With contributions from Peter Morici of the University of Maryland and David Kuo of the Motley Fool. Plus - how the curtain has come down on the cash-strapped New York City Opera.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Day 4 Of The Great American Shutdown20131004

The great American shutdown goes on. We hear from those who are going without pay.

The great American shutdown goes on. The politicians who can't agree a budget have still got jobs and still get paid...but it's not the same for everyone. Also in the programme today: dark skies ahead for Europe's struggling airlines and their workers; in the wake of the global financial crisis, has the political Left missed its greatest ever opportunity to come up with an alternative to capitalism? And the business of queuing - it's not just polite, it could be good for your prospects too.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Day 4 Of The Great American Shutdown20131004

The great American shutdown goes on. We hear from those who are going without pay.

The great American shutdown goes on. The politicians who can't agree a budget have still got jobs and still get paid...but it's not the same for everyone. Also in the programme today: dark skies ahead for Europe's struggling airlines and their workers; in the wake of the global financial crisis, has the political Left missed its greatest ever opportunity to come up with an alternative to capitalism? And the business of queuing - it's not just polite, it could be good for your prospects too.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Deal Or No Deal?20131011

Politicians in the US start talking about raising the debt ceiling

Will it fly? President Obama and the Republicans talk about the plan that could end the US government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. And the verdict is... Maybe. And problems for the US justice and health system as Europe blocks the export of a drug used in executions - a drug that American doctors also need for their hospital patients.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Deal Or No Deal?20131011

Politicians in the US start talking about raising the debt ceiling

Will it fly? President Obama and the Republicans talk about the plan that could end the US government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. And the verdict is... Maybe. And problems for the US justice and health system as Europe blocks the export of a drug used in executions - a drug that American doctors also need for their hospital patients.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Email Encryption Boom20140130

Internet security in the wake of Edward Snowden's latest revelations leads this edition of the programme. We hear from two firms promising NSA-proof email and file transfers, and look at the booming business in web privacy.

Peter Morici's in our Washington studio, talking security, privacy and Porsches.

In Sydney, former banker Satyajit Das delves into the currency and debt crises threatening emerging markets.

And Martin Patience joins us from Beijing with the news that China is now the world's largest consumer of red wine.

Email Encryption Boom20140130

Internet security in the wake of Edward Snowden's latest revelations leads this edition of the programme. We hear from two firms promising NSA-proof email and file transfers, and look at the booming business in web privacy.

Peter Morici's in our Washington studio, talking security, privacy and Porsches.

In Sydney, former banker Satyajit Das delves into the currency and debt crises threatening emerging markets.

And Martin Patience joins us from Beijing with the news that China is now the world's largest consumer of red wine.

Explosion At Fertiliser Plant In Texas20130419

As rescue teams hunt for survivors of the explosion at a fertiliser plant in Texas, we ask why the factory was built so close to a residential area. Plus our guest Jim Rogers tells us about his extraordinary life as one of America's most famous investors.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Explosion At Fertiliser Plant In Texas20130419

As rescue teams hunt for survivors of the explosion at a fertiliser plant in Texas, we ask why the factory was built so close to a residential area. Plus our guest Jim Rogers tells us about his extraordinary life as one of America's most famous investors.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Facebook Allows Decapitation Videos20131022

Stephen Balkam CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute reacts to Facebook's new policy

Facebook will allow graphic beheading videos after removing a temporary ban in place since May. We talk to Stephen Balkam, the head of the Family Online Safety Institute in Washington, who sits on Facebook's Safety Advisory Board and ask him how advertisers will react.

There are protests in Brazil as a global consortium wins the rights to develop one of the biggest offshore oil fields ever found.

The nuclear option: the UK government says a deal with the French and Chinese to build a new power station will safeguard energy supplies, but at what cost?

We have a special report from Ghana as they consider a move to genetically modified crops. Plus, some Chinese consumers claim they are paying too much for a Starbucks - we ask just how much should a cup of coffee cost where you live?

And, regular commentator Lucy Kellaway explains why she doesn't endorse the endorsements on Linked-in.

We are joined throughout the programme by business columnist Maggie Pagano in London and the Motley Fool's David Kuo in Singapore.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Facebook Allows Decapitation Videos20131022

Stephen Balkam CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute reacts to Facebook's new policy

Facebook will allow graphic beheading videos after removing a temporary ban in place since May. We talk to Stephen Balkam, the head of the Family Online Safety Institute in Washington, who sits on Facebook's Safety Advisory Board and ask him how advertisers will react.

There are protests in Brazil as a global consortium wins the rights to develop one of the biggest offshore oil fields ever found.

The nuclear option: the UK government says a deal with the French and Chinese to build a new power station will safeguard energy supplies, but at what cost?

We have a special report from Ghana as they consider a move to genetically modified crops. Plus, some Chinese consumers claim they are paying too much for a Starbucks - we ask just how much should a cup of coffee cost where you live?

And, regular commentator Lucy Kellaway explains why she doesn't endorse the endorsements on Linked-in.

We are joined throughout the programme by business columnist Maggie Pagano in London and the Motley Fool's David Kuo in Singapore.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Fallout From The Us Debt Crisis20131018

We're in Mississippi with a special report after a deal to end the US government shutdown

We're in Jackson, Mississippi to measure the mood after a deal to end the US government shutdown, but there's no outbreak of consensus in Washington.

Plus we'll be focusing on the global problem of youth unemployment with a special report from Ghana. And why the markets are going ga-ga for Google as the search engine clicks all the right boxes with investors. We look ahead to China's growth figures. Plus how a 52-year-old UK businessman whose daytime job is selling sunglasses has become one of the world's most feared - and followed - food critics. And we're joined throughout by Shai Oster of Bloomberg in Hong Kong and Kevin Roose of New York Magazine in California.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Fallout From The Us Debt Crisis20131018

We're in Mississippi with a special report after a deal to end the US government shutdown

We're in Jackson, Mississippi to measure the mood after a deal to end the US government shutdown, but there's no outbreak of consensus in Washington.

Plus we'll be focusing on the global problem of youth unemployment with a special report from Ghana. And why the markets are going ga-ga for Google as the search engine clicks all the right boxes with investors. We look ahead to China's growth figures. Plus how a 52-year-old UK businessman whose daytime job is selling sunglasses has become one of the world's most feared - and followed - food critics. And we're joined throughout by Shai Oster of Bloomberg in Hong Kong and Kevin Roose of New York Magazine in California.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

G20 To Crack Down On Tax Avoidance20130906

Leaders at the G20 meeting in Russia promise to crack down on corporate tax avoidance, but will the plans make any difference, and should developing nations have more of a say on the new tax code? Pascal Saint Amans is head of tax control at the OECD and he tells us whether he is optimistic. Lego has overtaken Hasbro as the world's biggest toy-maker. We ask what it is they are doing right. The BBC's Business Editor, Robert Peston, understands there's a chance the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline could be considering pulling out of China because of an ongoing bribery probe. We talk to the mayor of Colombia's capital city, Bogota, about his plans to attract investors, and World Business Report's Mark Whitaker is exploring India's hi-tech sector in Bangalore to see what kind of businesses lie at the heart of that success. We're also joined by Ralph Silva, business analyst from Toronto.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

G20 To Crack Down On Tax Avoidance20130906

Leaders at the G20 meeting in Russia promise to crack down on corporate tax avoidance, but will the plans make any difference, and should developing nations have more of a say on the new tax code? Pascal Saint Amans is head of tax control at the OECD and he tells us whether he is optimistic. Lego has overtaken Hasbro as the world's biggest toy-maker. We ask what it is they are doing right. The BBC's Business Editor, Robert Peston, understands there's a chance the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline could be considering pulling out of China because of an ongoing bribery probe. We talk to the mayor of Colombia's capital city, Bogota, about his plans to attract investors, and World Business Report's Mark Whitaker is exploring India's hi-tech sector in Bangalore to see what kind of businesses lie at the heart of that success. We're also joined by Ralph Silva, business analyst from Toronto.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Hk Protests Descend Into Violence20141004

As the situation in Hong Kong deteriorates, Capital Economics Asia specialist, Gareth Leather tells Rob Young the fundamental problem is that the authorities simply can't give the protesters what they want. Travis Kalanick, co-founder of Uber - the app that allows you to book a journey in a private car rather than a minicab - speaks to BBC Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones about his firm's unpopularity among taxi drivers. Ello co-founder, Todd Berger, explains why he's not interested in making billions of dollars. Our own Theo Leggett gets his hands on some cool concept cars at the Paris Motorshow. And Katie Martin of the Wall Street Journal goes head to head with The Atlantic's David Freedman over Apple's tax affairs, Ukraine's economy, and whether Netflix is wise to start making movies. All that plus Professor Peter Gahan from the University of Melbourne live in the studio.

Hk Protests Descend Into Violence20141004

As the situation in Hong Kong deteriorates, Capital Economics Asia specialist, Gareth Leather tells Rob Young the fundamental problem is that the authorities simply can't give the protesters what they want. Travis Kalanick, co-founder of Uber - the app that allows you to book a journey in a private car rather than a minicab - speaks to BBC Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones about his firm's unpopularity among taxi drivers. Ello co-founder, Todd Berger, explains why he's not interested in making billions of dollars. Our own Theo Leggett gets his hands on some cool concept cars at the Paris Motorshow. And Katie Martin of the Wall Street Journal goes head to head with The Atlantic's David Freedman over Apple's tax affairs, Ukraine's economy, and whether Netflix is wise to start making movies. All that plus Professor Peter Gahan from the University of Melbourne live in the studio.

Homeless Children In The Us20141118

New figures show one in every 30 children is homeless in the United States

New figures show one in every 30 children is homeless in the US. Dr Carmela DeCandia from the National Center on Family Homelessness describes the scale of the problem and explains why the number is often under-reported. We also speak to the BBC's Rob Cameron in Prague where the president of the Czech Republic has been pelted with eggs by protesters at a ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.

As Airbus files a patent claim for a revolutionary airplane design, we hear from Tom Irvine, formerly at Nasa and now at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics about why there are so many thousands of speculative applications. The BBC's Rahul Tandon joins us from Calcutta to talk about Narendra Modi's 'rock star' welcome during his tour of Australia. We are joined throughout the programme by two guests on opposite sides of the Pacific - David Kuo in Singapore and Cecily McMillan in New York City.

Homeless Children In The Us20141118

New figures show one in every 30 children is homeless in the United States

New figures show one in every 30 children is homeless in the US. Dr Carmela DeCandia from the National Center on Family Homelessness describes the scale of the problem and explains why the number is often under-reported. We also speak to the BBC's Rob Cameron in Prague where the president of the Czech Republic has been pelted with eggs by protesters at a ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.

As Airbus files a patent claim for a revolutionary airplane design, we hear from Tom Irvine, formerly at Nasa and now at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics about why there are so many thousands of speculative applications. The BBC's Rahul Tandon joins us from Calcutta to talk about Narendra Modi's 'rock star' welcome during his tour of Australia. We are joined throughout the programme by two guests on opposite sides of the Pacific - David Kuo in Singapore and Cecily McMillan in New York City.

How To Escape The Surveillance State20130816

Foreign companies are shutting shop in Egypt as violence there continues to spread. Also, Ukraine accuses Russia of waging a trade war against it. And, will there ever be a radical overhaul of the banking sector?

Plus, in our era of CCTV, we look at what it takes to dodge the all-seeing lens of the surveillance state. We are joined throughout the programme by two guests on opposite sides of the Pacific - Tim Charlton Founding editor of Charlton Media in Singapore, and Kevin Roose, reporter and writer for New York Magazine in San Francisco.

How To Escape The Surveillance State20130816

Foreign companies are shutting shop in Egypt as violence there continues to spread. Also, Ukraine accuses Russia of waging a trade war against it. And, will there ever be a radical overhaul of the banking sector?

Plus, in our era of CCTV, we look at what it takes to dodge the all-seeing lens of the surveillance state. We are joined throughout the programme by two guests on opposite sides of the Pacific - Tim Charlton Founding editor of Charlton Media in Singapore, and Kevin Roose, reporter and writer for New York Magazine in San Francisco.

Huge Insider Trading Fine For Sac20131105

Powerful hedge fund manager Stephen Cohen to pay $1.8 billion on insider trading charges

The downfall of a tycoon - one of the world's most powerful hedge fund managers, Stephen Cohen, agrees to pay $1.8 billion over insider trading charges. Italy's finance minister tells us what his country is doing wrong. And the wind that keeps your data safe - Microsoft buys into renewable energy. Plus we're joined by David Kuo of the Motley Fool in Singapore, and Professor David Ruccio in Chicago who tells us his thoughts on the problems with the class system in the US.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Huge Insider Trading Fine For Sac20131105

Powerful hedge fund manager Stephen Cohen to pay $1.8 billion on insider trading charges

The downfall of a tycoon - one of the world's most powerful hedge fund managers, Stephen Cohen, agrees to pay $1.8 billion over insider trading charges. Italy's finance minister tells us what his country is doing wrong. And the wind that keeps your data safe - Microsoft buys into renewable energy. Plus we're joined by David Kuo of the Motley Fool in Singapore, and Professor David Ruccio in Chicago who tells us his thoughts on the problems with the class system in the US.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

India Refuses To Sign Trade Deal20140802

India refuses to sign a deal that would have prevented it from stockpiling grains.

India refuses to sign a deal that would have prevented it from stockpiling grains. An oil tanker leaves Texas with America's first crude oil export in almost forty years. We look at why young people in America are returning to hand made crafts. Also, talking about pay in the workplace might be a social faux pas - but turns out it may actually be profitable for the business. Finally, we find out why Japanese names for the disputed islands in the South China Sea are more than just a political gesture. All this with Ralph Silva from SBR Network in Toronto.

India Refuses To Sign Trade Deal20140802

India refuses to sign a deal that would have prevented it from stockpiling grains.

India refuses to sign a deal that would have prevented it from stockpiling grains. An oil tanker leaves Texas with America's first crude oil export in almost forty years. We look at why young people in America are returning to hand made crafts. Also, talking about pay in the workplace might be a social faux pas - but turns out it may actually be profitable for the business. Finally, we find out why Japanese names for the disputed islands in the South China Sea are more than just a political gesture. All this with Ralph Silva from SBR Network in Toronto.

Iran Nuclear Negotiations20131109

Talks over Iran's nuclear programme reach a critical stage in Geneva.

Talks over Iran's nuclear programme reach a critical stage in Geneva and the prospect looms of an end to sanctions and the opening up of trade.

How one Philippines province managed to avoid casualties as the world's biggest storm passed through.

The man who wrote a book saying he was at the US mission in Benghazi when the ambassador was killed - but it turns out he wasn't there after all.

Plus: the company behind Madame Tussaud's launches on the London share market - what was the original waxwork business plan?

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Iran Nuclear Negotiations20131109

Talks over Iran's nuclear programme reach a critical stage in Geneva.

Talks over Iran's nuclear programme reach a critical stage in Geneva and the prospect looms of an end to sanctions and the opening up of trade.

How one Philippines province managed to avoid casualties as the world's biggest storm passed through.

The man who wrote a book saying he was at the US mission in Benghazi when the ambassador was killed - but it turns out he wasn't there after all.

Plus: the company behind Madame Tussaud's launches on the London share market - what was the original waxwork business plan?

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Iran Sanctions Eased20140121

What impact will the partial easing of sanctions have on Iran's economy?

The easing of economic sanctions against Iran brings optimism the economy will begin to recover but what impact will it have on the economy?

Plus, Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, plunges into the red as it is hit by scandal after scandal. Liam Vaughan, business reporter for Bloomberg, gives his assessment on the extent of the bank's troubles. And, we investigate why bankruptcy in Malaysia is hitting record levels with more than 60 people going bust every day.

Economic analyst Susannah Kroeber has lived in China for 14 years - we ask her if the world's leading dragon economy is finally losing momentum.

In New York, former JP Morgan Chase MD, Bill Cohan, talks Twitter while the BBC's John Sudworth brings us the latest business news from Shanghai.

And, a guide to writing your social media profile from Financial Times columnist and regular contributor Lucy Kellaway.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Iran Sanctions Eased20140121

What impact will the partial easing of sanctions have on Iran's economy?

The easing of economic sanctions against Iran brings optimism the economy will begin to recover but what impact will it have on the economy?

Plus, Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, plunges into the red as it is hit by scandal after scandal. Liam Vaughan, business reporter for Bloomberg, gives his assessment on the extent of the bank's troubles. And, we investigate why bankruptcy in Malaysia is hitting record levels with more than 60 people going bust every day.

Economic analyst Susannah Kroeber has lived in China for 14 years - we ask her if the world's leading dragon economy is finally losing momentum.

In New York, former JP Morgan Chase MD, Bill Cohan, talks Twitter while the BBC's John Sudworth brings us the latest business news from Shanghai.

And, a guide to writing your social media profile from Financial Times columnist and regular contributor Lucy Kellaway.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Is America On The Mend?20130918

Is the US economy really on the mend?

Is America On The Mend?20130918

Is the US economy really on the mend?

Janet Yellen Nominated As Next Federal Reserve Chair20131010

President Obama nominates Janet Yellen as the next head of the Federal Reserve

Janet Yellen is set to become the first woman to head the US Federal Reserve after being nominated by President Obama. Is she up to one of the toughest - and most important - jobs in the finance world? We ask professor Laura Tyson of the Haas Business School.

Washington suspends arms deliveries and cash handouts to Egypt to show disapproval of the military-backed government. And, we find out how the great US government shutdown is having a very real impact on some would-be American entrepreneurs.

Plus, would you buy a mobile phone shaped like a banana? Samsung would like to think you would because it has launched a smartphone with a curved display - and a pricetag of a thousand dollars. And, we discover why electronic dance concerts are drawing crowds in their hundreds of thousands in the US - and who is making money out of it all.

We are joined throughout the programme by Peter Morici, an economist at the University of Maryland in the US, and Stuart Oakley from investment bank Nomura in Singapore.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Janet Yellen Nominated As Next Federal Reserve Chair20131010

President Obama nominates Janet Yellen as the next head of the Federal Reserve

Janet Yellen is set to become the first woman to head the US Federal Reserve after being nominated by President Obama. Is she up to one of the toughest - and most important - jobs in the finance world? We ask professor Laura Tyson of the Haas Business School.

Washington suspends arms deliveries and cash handouts to Egypt to show disapproval of the military-backed government. And, we find out how the great US government shutdown is having a very real impact on some would-be American entrepreneurs.

Plus, would you buy a mobile phone shaped like a banana? Samsung would like to think you would because it has launched a smartphone with a curved display - and a pricetag of a thousand dollars. And, we discover why electronic dance concerts are drawing crowds in their hundreds of thousands in the US - and who is making money out of it all.

We are joined throughout the programme by Peter Morici, an economist at the University of Maryland in the US, and Stuart Oakley from investment bank Nomura in Singapore.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Japan And China's Property Bubbles20140624

We are live from Japan and China to look at how each country is performing economically, by looking at property markets in the countries. First of the week's China - Japan series. The housing bubble in China means that prices in certain regions are tumbling - the BBC's Rob Young speaks from Hangzhou. In Japan, Mark Whitaker is in Kamakura, telling us if Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's latest initiatives to boost the country's economy will work. They speak to guests Professor Motoshige Itoh from Tokyo University and Esther Fung, the property correspondent of the Wall Street Journal in China. (Image: West Lake Hangzhou, Getty Images)

Japan And China's Property Bubbles20140624

We are live from Japan and China to look at how each country is performing economically, by looking at property markets in the countries. First of the week's China - Japan series. The housing bubble in China means that prices in certain regions are tumbling - the BBC's Rob Young speaks from Hangzhou. In Japan, Mark Whitaker is in Kamakura, telling us if Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's latest initiatives to boost the country's economy will work. They speak to guests Professor Motoshige Itoh from Tokyo University and Esther Fung, the property correspondent of the Wall Street Journal in China. (Image: West Lake Hangzhou, Getty Images)

Jp Morgan Can Claim Tax Back On Historic Fine20131121

JP Morgan find some of their record $13billion financial penalty can be tax deductible. Also, we find out if Africa's booming economic growth is trickling down to the continent's poorest. And, Argentina's new finance minister is announced - but how will he explain the strange variations in Argentina's economic data?

In Switzerland some bosses are found to be paid 200 times more than their employees - we ask if this is ever justifiable. Finally, we discuss how much money can be made in posthumous reputation management, and just exactly how lasting the financial legacy of Elvis really is. We are joined by guests Peter Morici, economist at the University of Maryland, and Alex Frangos from the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Jp Morgan Can Claim Tax Back On Historic Fine20131121

JP Morgan find some of their record $13billion financial penalty can be tax deductible. Also, we find out if Africa's booming economic growth is trickling down to the continent's poorest. And, Argentina's new finance minister is announced - but how will he explain the strange variations in Argentina's economic data?

In Switzerland some bosses are found to be paid 200 times more than their employees - we ask if this is ever justifiable. Finally, we discuss how much money can be made in posthumous reputation management, and just exactly how lasting the financial legacy of Elvis really is. We are joined by guests Peter Morici, economist at the University of Maryland, and Alex Frangos from the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Jp Morgan Handed $5.1bn Fine20131026

The US banking giant agrees a settlement over the sale of mortgage-backed securities.

US banking giant JP Morgan has agreed to pay more than $5bn to settle claims that it missold mortgage backed debt in the run up to the financial crisis. We hear the latest from New York. Also in the programme - the toll that drug wars are taking on businesses in Mexico, the ways that Chinese business people approach doing a deal - and why Coca Cola are organising a Metallica concert in Antarctica. Plus our regular link-up with our partners at Marketplace from American Public Media and our live guest, anthropologist and musician Adrian Hearn.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Jp Morgan Handed $5.1bn Fine20131026

The US banking giant agrees a settlement over the sale of mortgage-backed securities.

US banking giant JP Morgan has agreed to pay more than $5bn to settle claims that it missold mortgage backed debt in the run up to the financial crisis. We hear the latest from New York. Also in the programme - the toll that drug wars are taking on businesses in Mexico, the ways that Chinese business people approach doing a deal - and why Coca Cola are organising a Metallica concert in Antarctica. Plus our regular link-up with our partners at Marketplace from American Public Media and our live guest, anthropologist and musician Adrian Hearn.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Kalashnikov: The Gun That Changed The World20131224

A look at the Kalashnikov - the gun that changed the world - as its inventor dies at the age of 94. Also on the programme: Alan Turing, the father of the modern computer age, has been given a royal pardon. Turing was convicted of gross indecency with a man in 1952 - a time when homosexual acts were criminal offences in Britain - and he was forced to undergo chemical castration.

We're joined by economics professor Peter Morici, who's in our Washington bureau, and also business journalist Jyoti Malhotra, who's in New Delhi.

And Juliana Liu will have the latest from Hong Kong.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Kalashnikov: The Gun That Changed The World20131224

A look at the Kalashnikov - the gun that changed the world - as its inventor dies at the age of 94. Also on the programme: Alan Turing, the father of the modern computer age, has been given a royal pardon. Turing was convicted of gross indecency with a man in 1952 - a time when homosexual acts were criminal offences in Britain - and he was forced to undergo chemical castration.

We're joined by economics professor Peter Morici, who's in our Washington bureau, and also business journalist Jyoti Malhotra, who's in New Delhi.

And Juliana Liu will have the latest from Hong Kong.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Last Hours Before Us Shutdown20131001

The U.S. government appears to be on the brink of a partial shutdown, after the Senate and House of Representatives both refused to back down in a partisan clash over funding for President Barack Obama's healthcare programme. We have the latest live from our correspondent in New York and ask how long any shutdown could last. Also we speak to an Italian businessman and former senator in Silvio Berlusconi's PDL party who tells us he disagrees with the former prime minister's call for PDL ministers to pull out of the ruling coalition. Plus, the latest business stories from India with our correspondent Rahul Tandon and discussion with our guests Simon Littlewood at the Asia Now consulting group in Singapore and Charlie Herman, business and economics editor at WNYC public radio in New York.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Last Hours Before Us Shutdown20131001

The U.S. government appears to be on the brink of a partial shutdown, after the Senate and House of Representatives both refused to back down in a partisan clash over funding for President Barack Obama's healthcare programme. We have the latest live from our correspondent in New York and ask how long any shutdown could last. Also we speak to an Italian businessman and former senator in Silvio Berlusconi's PDL party who tells us he disagrees with the former prime minister's call for PDL ministers to pull out of the ruling coalition. Plus, the latest business stories from India with our correspondent Rahul Tandon and discussion with our guests Simon Littlewood at the Asia Now consulting group in Singapore and Charlie Herman, business and economics editor at WNYC public radio in New York.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Listing Conflict Minerals20140531

US companies will have to prove that their materials are not from conflict zones. We assess India's slowing economy after the country's latest economic figures are released. Also, Japanese musician Yoshiki is moving from heavy metal to classical music - we ask him how that will effect the revenue his personal brand generates. We'll 'go gentle into that good night' as we look at the legacy of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and find out whether the bard is bringing in the buck for Wales. Finally, we look at the business of booze, and ask why one expert says 'beer is the foundation of civilisation'. All this is discussed with our guest in Australia, Professor Danny Samson, a leading management expert from the University of Melbourne. (Image: Getty)

Listing Conflict Minerals20140531

US companies will have to prove that their materials are not from conflict zones. We assess India's slowing economy after the country's latest economic figures are released. Also, Japanese musician Yoshiki is moving from heavy metal to classical music - we ask him how that will effect the revenue his personal brand generates. We'll 'go gentle into that good night' as we look at the legacy of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and find out whether the bard is bringing in the buck for Wales. Finally, we look at the business of booze, and ask why one expert says 'beer is the foundation of civilisation'. All this is discussed with our guest in Australia, Professor Danny Samson, a leading management expert from the University of Melbourne. (Image: Getty)

Looking For An End To The Syrian Conflict20130914

America and Russia try to find a solution to end the conflict in Syria

Looking For An End To The Syrian Conflict20130914

America and Russia try to find a solution to end the conflict in Syria

Major Oil Pipeline Proposal Rejected20141119

The Keystone XL pipeline has been rejected by the US Senate

The Keystone XL pipeline has been rejected by the US Senate. We speak to Greenpeace to ask why they do not believe the clean-up operation after the project will happen - and hear from the energy representatives who insist it will. We have an exclusive in-depth report on Zambia's effort to reverse a mini economic slump. And we hear how a company is cashing in on the reputation of Bob Marley - to sell his favourite strand of cannabis. All this with our guests Tania Branigan from The Guardian news in Beijing, and Paddy Hirsch from the US radio show Marketplace in Los Angeles. Presented by Fergus Nicoll.

Major Oil Pipeline Proposal Rejected20141119

The Keystone XL pipeline has been rejected by the US Senate

The Keystone XL pipeline has been rejected by the US Senate. We speak to Greenpeace to ask why they do not believe the clean-up operation after the project will happen - and hear from the energy representatives who insist it will. We have an exclusive in-depth report on Zambia's effort to reverse a mini economic slump. And we hear how a company is cashing in on the reputation of Bob Marley - to sell his favourite strand of cannabis. All this with our guests Tania Branigan from The Guardian news in Beijing, and Paddy Hirsch from the US radio show Marketplace in Los Angeles. Presented by Fergus Nicoll.

Malaysia Airlines Restructuring20140829

Ahead of a big announcement from Malaysia Airlines, we speak to BK Sidhu in Kuala Lumpur about what to expect from the predicted radical restructuring.

In our London studio, William Stolerman from The News Hub discusses the future of news media and explains how he plans to conquer the stigma of the dreaded paywall.

At our Tokyo bureau, Professor Yoko Ishikura, discusses Abenomics and whether introducing gender quotas in boardrooms really will invigorate the Japanese economy.

Also on the programme: Tom Burridge samples the wines of southern Spain in search of something other than rioja, and John Sudworth is live in Beijing with the latest Chinese business news. Plus: gold diggers of the world unite... on a beach in southern England, where a German artist claims to have buried 30 bars of gold. Or maybe it's just a publicity stunt. Decide for yourself.

Malaysia Airlines Restructuring20140829

Ahead of a big announcement from Malaysia Airlines, we speak to BK Sidhu in Kuala Lumpur about what to expect from the predicted radical restructuring.

In our London studio, William Stolerman from The News Hub discusses the future of news media and explains how he plans to conquer the stigma of the dreaded paywall.

At our Tokyo bureau, Professor Yoko Ishikura, discusses Abenomics and whether introducing gender quotas in boardrooms really will invigorate the Japanese economy.

Also on the programme: Tom Burridge samples the wines of southern Spain in search of something other than rioja, and John Sudworth is live in Beijing with the latest Chinese business news. Plus: gold diggers of the world unite... on a beach in southern England, where a German artist claims to have buried 30 bars of gold. Or maybe it's just a publicity stunt. Decide for yourself.

Merkel Hits Out Over Spying20131025

France and Germany call for talks with the US to try to resolve a dispute over US spying

France and Germany have called for talks with the United States by the end of the year to try to resolve a dispute over spying, after reports that the US tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone. Also in the programme we hear why France's top footballers are going on strike - and we have an interview with maverick computer programmer John McAfee in which he discusses fleeing Belize after becoming a 'person of interest' following the death of his neighbour. Plus the latest business stories from Hong Kong with the BBC's Juliana Liu - and we're joined by guests Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China and Fan Li, a social entrepreneur who is co-founder of the Global Links Initiative.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Merkel Hits Out Over Spying20131025

France and Germany call for talks with the US to try to resolve a dispute over US spying

France and Germany have called for talks with the United States by the end of the year to try to resolve a dispute over spying, after reports that the US tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone. Also in the programme we hear why France's top footballers are going on strike - and we have an interview with maverick computer programmer John McAfee in which he discusses fleeing Belize after becoming a 'person of interest' following the death of his neighbour. Plus the latest business stories from Hong Kong with the BBC's Juliana Liu - and we're joined by guests Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China and Fan Li, a social entrepreneur who is co-founder of the Global Links Initiative.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

More Airstrikes On Islamic State20140926

As the US and allies continue airstrikes on IS targets in Syria and Iraq, we hear how the terrorists are making millions from captured oil installations, and Jeffrey White - 30-year veteran of the US Defence Intelligence Agency - tells us why he thinks we need to prepare for a long haul.

Bettina Luescher from the World Food Programme explains why the United Nations will be forced to cut food rations for six million Syrian refugees from next month. In our Hong Kong bureau, Heather Timmons, Asia correspondent at Quartz, on patriotism, Japanese beer and unlimited holidays, and in Washington, Professor Peter Morici talks tax inversion and a sale of sex toys in Kansas.

How ISIS is making millions from captured oil installations in Iraq and Syria

As the US and allies continue airstrikes on IS targets in Syria and Iraq, we hear how the terrorists are making millions from captured oil installations, and Jeffrey White - 30-year veteran of the US Defence Intelligence Agency - tells us why he thinks we need to prepare for a long haul.

Bettina Luescher from the World Food Programme explains why the United Nations will be forced to cut food rations for six million Syrian refugees from next month. In our Hong Kong bureau, Heather Timmons, Asia correspondent at Quartz, on patriotism, Japanese beer and unlimited holidays, and in Washington, Professor Peter Morici talks tax inversion and a sale of sex toys in Kansas.

More Airstrikes On Islamic State20140926

As the US and allies continue airstrikes on IS targets in Syria and Iraq, we hear how the terrorists are making millions from captured oil installations, and Jeffrey White - 30-year veteran of the US Defence Intelligence Agency - tells us why he thinks we need to prepare for a long haul.

Bettina Luescher from the World Food Programme explains why the United Nations will be forced to cut food rations for six million Syrian refugees from next month. In our Hong Kong bureau, Heather Timmons, Asia correspondent at Quartz, on patriotism, Japanese beer and unlimited holidays, and in Washington, Professor Peter Morici talks tax inversion and a sale of sex toys in Kansas.

How ISIS is making millions from captured oil installations in Iraq and Syria

As the US and allies continue airstrikes on IS targets in Syria and Iraq, we hear how the terrorists are making millions from captured oil installations, and Jeffrey White - 30-year veteran of the US Defence Intelligence Agency - tells us why he thinks we need to prepare for a long haul.

Bettina Luescher from the World Food Programme explains why the United Nations will be forced to cut food rations for six million Syrian refugees from next month. In our Hong Kong bureau, Heather Timmons, Asia correspondent at Quartz, on patriotism, Japanese beer and unlimited holidays, and in Washington, Professor Peter Morici talks tax inversion and a sale of sex toys in Kansas.

More Banks Caught Up In Growing Currency Scandal20131102

Citigroup and Barclays confirm they're being probed over alleged currency manipulation

Citigroup and Barclays have confirmed they're among banks being probed over alleged currency manipulation. We have the latest on yet another scandal to hit the financial sector. Also the Californian sauce that's a bit too eyewateringly hot for some residents; and why nature and the outside world is in need of a marketing boost. We also link up with our partners at American Public Media to hear about another 'disappearing job'. And we're joined throughout by regular guest Colin Peacock of Radio New Zealand.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

More Banks Caught Up In Growing Currency Scandal20131102

Citigroup and Barclays confirm they're being probed over alleged currency manipulation

Citigroup and Barclays have confirmed they're among banks being probed over alleged currency manipulation. We have the latest on yet another scandal to hit the financial sector. Also the Californian sauce that's a bit too eyewateringly hot for some residents; and why nature and the outside world is in need of a marketing boost. We also link up with our partners at American Public Media to hear about another 'disappearing job'. And we're joined throughout by regular guest Colin Peacock of Radio New Zealand.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

More Russia Sanctions20140415

The EU and the US say they will impose 'further costs' on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, as unrest continues in the east of the country. Plus, officials in Chile say it could take more than 20 days to extinguish a deadly forest fire in the hills around the port city of Valparaiso. We get the latest from our reporter there.

As Donna Tartt's Goldfinch wins the Pulitzer prize for literature, we ask whether this prestigious prize helps book sales. We are joined in the studio by special guest Nicholas Wood who runs Political Tours, a holiday company which takes travellers around political hotspots. And, Financial Times reporter Anjili Raval joins us from New York.

More Russia Sanctions20140415

The EU and the US say they will impose 'further costs' on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, as unrest continues in the east of the country. Plus, officials in Chile say it could take more than 20 days to extinguish a deadly forest fire in the hills around the port city of Valparaiso. We get the latest from our reporter there.

As Donna Tartt's Goldfinch wins the Pulitzer prize for literature, we ask whether this prestigious prize helps book sales. We are joined in the studio by special guest Nicholas Wood who runs Political Tours, a holiday company which takes travellers around political hotspots. And, Financial Times reporter Anjili Raval joins us from New York.

Murdoch Drops Bid For Time Warner20140806

Rupert Murdoch withdraws his $80 billion offer for Time Warner

The proposed marriage of two of the world's media giants - Fox and Time Warner - is off as Rupert Murdoch withdraws his $80 billion offer. The BBC's Samira Hussain reports from New York. Goolam Ballim - Chief Economist at South Africa's Standard Bank - tells us why America still has plenty to offer Africa despite serious competition from China. Her Imperial Highness Princess Zeynep Osman, with the aid of her lawyer, Maddy Tarnofsky, explains why she's under threat of eviction from her apartment in Manhattan's Upper East Side. David Kuo in Singapore talks Levis and Lesotho; Brian Czech talks about his new book, Supply Shock.

Image: Rupert Murdoch. Credit: Getty

Murdoch Drops Bid For Time Warner20140806

Rupert Murdoch withdraws his $80 billion offer for Time Warner

The proposed marriage of two of the world's media giants - Fox and Time Warner - is off as Rupert Murdoch withdraws his $80 billion offer. The BBC's Samira Hussain reports from New York. Goolam Ballim - Chief Economist at South Africa's Standard Bank - tells us why America still has plenty to offer Africa despite serious competition from China. Her Imperial Highness Princess Zeynep Osman, with the aid of her lawyer, Maddy Tarnofsky, explains why she's under threat of eviction from her apartment in Manhattan's Upper East Side. David Kuo in Singapore talks Levis and Lesotho; Brian Czech talks about his new book, Supply Shock.

Image: Rupert Murdoch. Credit: Getty

Murdoch Media Empire Split In Two20130629

Rupert Murdoch's media empire is to be split in two, but what will become of News Corp?

Rupert Murdoch's media empire is to be split in two, but what will become of what's left of News Corp? Also today, one of the Vatcan's bankers is charged with smuggling millions of dollars, so how hard is it going to be for the new Pope to clean up the Vatican's image when it comes to money? And Facebook takes another look at its advertising policy after complaints from advertisers. We're joined live throughout the programme today by Sean Turnell - associate professor of economics at MacQuarie University in Sydney.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Rupert Murdoch's media empire is to be split in two - what will become of News Corp?

Murdoch Media Empire Split In Two20130629

Rupert Murdoch's media empire is to be split in two, but what will become of News Corp?

Rupert Murdoch's media empire is to be split in two, but what will become of what's left of News Corp? Also today, one of the Vatcan's bankers is charged with smuggling millions of dollars, so how hard is it going to be for the new Pope to clean up the Vatican's image when it comes to money? And Facebook takes another look at its advertising policy after complaints from advertisers. We're joined live throughout the programme today by Sean Turnell - associate professor of economics at MacQuarie University in Sydney.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Rupert Murdoch's media empire is to be split in two - what will become of News Corp?

New Technology Vs Ebola20141028

Can new technology help deal with the Ebola outbreak? We also talk about the effects of an increasing global population. In Hungary, public anger is growing at the prospect of a new internet tax. Plus, is it possible to do business in China without paying bribes? We ask Randeep Grewal, founder and chairman of Green Dragon Gas, an independent Chinese energy company. When it comes to keeping a diary, do you prefer paper or digital? Our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway gives us her verdict. All this is discussed with our guests - journalist Heather Timmins in Hong Kong and business owner Susan Ma, in London.

New Technology Vs Ebola20141028

Can new technology help deal with the Ebola outbreak? We also talk about the effects of an increasing global population. In Hungary, public anger is growing at the prospect of a new internet tax. Plus, is it possible to do business in China without paying bribes? We ask Randeep Grewal, founder and chairman of Green Dragon Gas, an independent Chinese energy company. When it comes to keeping a diary, do you prefer paper or digital? Our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway gives us her verdict. All this is discussed with our guests - journalist Heather Timmins in Hong Kong and business owner Susan Ma, in London.

New Yorkers Go To The Polls20131106

Changing times at City Hall, New York. What will it mean for the city?

Changing times at City Hall, New York, and what's likely to be a sharp turn to the left in the mayor's office. What will it mean for the city?

A moment of relief for the company that helps Somalis send money home - but how reputable is that company?

And a book that claims to tell the inside story of the world's largest online retailer Amazon gets a consumer complaint from the boss's wife.

Plus we get a closer look at the latest tablet - from North Korea.

And I'll be joined throughout the programme by two guests on opposite sides of the pacific - Alex Wilhelm of the TechCrunch blog who's in San Francisco, and Shai Oster of Bloomberg in Hong Kong.

New Yorkers Go To The Polls20131106

Changing times at City Hall, New York. What will it mean for the city?

Changing times at City Hall, New York, and what's likely to be a sharp turn to the left in the mayor's office. What will it mean for the city?

A moment of relief for the company that helps Somalis send money home - but how reputable is that company?

And a book that claims to tell the inside story of the world's largest online retailer Amazon gets a consumer complaint from the boss's wife.

Plus we get a closer look at the latest tablet - from North Korea.

And I'll be joined throughout the programme by two guests on opposite sides of the pacific - Alex Wilhelm of the TechCrunch blog who's in San Francisco, and Shai Oster of Bloomberg in Hong Kong.

No More Hot Air On Climate Change?20130626

President Obama says the time for talking on emissions is over. We hear his action plan.

President Obama says the time for talking about greenhouse gas emissions is over - it's time for action. We hear what he has in mind.

No more excuses - Australia takes Japan to court to prove that there is no science in scientific whaling.

And no laughing matter - the giggling Irish execs who thought the joke was on everyone else when their bank went bust have been caught on tape.

We're live in Sydney, New York, Canada, Delhi and Shanghai - and are joined throughout the show by author of "What the US can learn from China" Professor Ann Lee and journalist Jyoti Malhotra.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

No More Hot Air On Climate Change?20130626

President Obama says the time for talking on emissions is over. We hear his action plan.

President Obama says the time for talking about greenhouse gas emissions is over - it's time for action. We hear what he has in mind.

No more excuses - Australia takes Japan to court to prove that there is no science in scientific whaling.

And no laughing matter - the giggling Irish execs who thought the joke was on everyone else when their bank went bust have been caught on tape.

We're live in Sydney, New York, Canada, Delhi and Shanghai - and are joined throughout the show by author of "What the US can learn from China" Professor Ann Lee and journalist Jyoti Malhotra.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Obama's 'phone And Pen' Approach To Governing20140704

We talk with President Obama about the failings and successes of the US economy.

We have an interview with President Obama about the failings and successes of the US economy - and the 'phone and pen' approach by which the President rules. Also, the strawberry market is worth $1.4 billion to the UK economy - we look at what Wimbledon has to do with it all. The Ritz hotel is being sued by a woman who lost $3.5 million in its casino - she blames the staff 'took advantage' of her. We look at the ethics of the case with a philosopher. Finally, will the foul tasting Chinese drink baiju take off when it's introduced to Western tastes? All this is discussed with Alison R G van Diggelen from Hot Fresh Dialogues in Silicon Valley, and Tony Nash from Delta Economics in Singapore.

Obama's 'phone And Pen' Approach To Governing20140704

We talk with President Obama about the failings and successes of the US economy.

We have an interview with President Obama about the failings and successes of the US economy - and the 'phone and pen' approach by which the President rules. Also, the strawberry market is worth $1.4 billion to the UK economy - we look at what Wimbledon has to do with it all. The Ritz hotel is being sued by a woman who lost $3.5 million in its casino - she blames the staff 'took advantage' of her. We look at the ethics of the case with a philosopher. Finally, will the foul tasting Chinese drink baiju take off when it's introduced to Western tastes? All this is discussed with Alison R G van Diggelen from Hot Fresh Dialogues in Silicon Valley, and Tony Nash from Delta Economics in Singapore.

Philippines In 'national Calamity'20131112

A state of national calamity has been declared in the Philippines

As a state of national calamity has been declared in the Philippines, we have the latest on the relief effort now under way in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

Also on the programme, we find out why Venezuela's president has sent troops into shops selling household appliances. He has been cracking down on the businessmen he calls 'the bourgeois parasites'.

There has been a baby boom in the American mid-west - which is a sign the economy is recovering. We ask whether it is a trend that is likely to spread across the rest of the United States.

Plus, if you have a fear of jellyfish you may want to close your ears. We find out whether they really are taking over the world.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Philippines In 'national Calamity'20131112

A state of national calamity has been declared in the Philippines

As a state of national calamity has been declared in the Philippines, we have the latest on the relief effort now under way in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

Also on the programme, we find out why Venezuela's president has sent troops into shops selling household appliances. He has been cracking down on the businessmen he calls 'the bourgeois parasites'.

There has been a baby boom in the American mid-west - which is a sign the economy is recovering. We ask whether it is a trend that is likely to spread across the rest of the United States.

Plus, if you have a fear of jellyfish you may want to close your ears. We find out whether they really are taking over the world.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Qe: The Beginning Of The End?20130917

The US Federal Reserve is to announce a slow-down on quantitative easing. Is timing right?

Qe: The Beginning Of The End?20130917

The US Federal Reserve is to announce a slow-down on quantitative easing. Is timing right?

Retailers Promise On Bangladesh20130711

US clothes retailers unveil plan to improve safety in Bangladesh garment factories

The eventual death toll from the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh was more than 1100, and this week two schemes have been unveiled to improve conditions for garment workers there. We ask do they go far enough? And, as Apple's app store reaches its fifth birthday we look at whether mobile phone applications help the economy. Plus, the world's oldest postal service is up for grabs - should the UK's Royal Mail be privatised?

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Retailers Promise On Bangladesh20130711

US clothes retailers unveil plan to improve safety in Bangladesh garment factories

The eventual death toll from the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh was more than 1100, and this week two schemes have been unveiled to improve conditions for garment workers there. We ask do they go far enough? And, as Apple's app store reaches its fifth birthday we look at whether mobile phone applications help the economy. Plus, the world's oldest postal service is up for grabs - should the UK's Royal Mail be privatised?

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Russia Bans Food Imports From West20140808

Russia announces a ban on fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and dairy imports.

As Russia announces a ban on fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and dairy imports from the EU, US and other Western countries, we analyse who the biggest losers will be. As Ebola continues to spread, we speak to a company trying to educate people about the virus via their mobile phones. PLUS women and business: the BBC's Faarea Masud interviews some of the UK's most vocal feminists on whether women really are getting ahead in the board room.

From the UK, social commentator and entrepreneur Simon Cohen speaks to us about why he decided to 'give away' his PR business and from Washington, economist Peter Morici comments on the day's stories.

Russia Bans Food Imports From West20140808

Russia announces a ban on fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and dairy imports.

As Russia announces a ban on fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and dairy imports from the EU, US and other Western countries, we analyse who the biggest losers will be. As Ebola continues to spread, we speak to a company trying to educate people about the virus via their mobile phones. PLUS women and business: the BBC's Faarea Masud interviews some of the UK's most vocal feminists on whether women really are getting ahead in the board room.

From the UK, social commentator and entrepreneur Simon Cohen speaks to us about why he decided to 'give away' his PR business and from Washington, economist Peter Morici comments on the day's stories.

Russia Retaliates20140807

Russia restricts imports from countries which have imposed sanctions on the country.

Russia restricts imports from countries which have imposed sanctions on the country and Italy has slipped back into recession.

Plus are robots going to take away our jobs? We speak to the author of a report into artificial intelligence in the work place.

From Geneva, we are joined by Chitra Subramaniam - Editor in Chief of thenewsminute.com and from Los Angeles, by Paddy Hirsch Senior Editor at our US sister programme Marketplace.

Russia Retaliates20140807

Russia restricts imports from countries which have imposed sanctions on the country.

Russia restricts imports from countries which have imposed sanctions on the country and Italy has slipped back into recession.

Plus are robots going to take away our jobs? We speak to the author of a report into artificial intelligence in the work place.

From Geneva, we are joined by Chitra Subramaniam - Editor in Chief of thenewsminute.com and from Los Angeles, by Paddy Hirsch Senior Editor at our US sister programme Marketplace.

Russia Ukraine Gas Threat20140308

Gazprom, the Russian company that supplies Ukraine's gas, says it could turn off the taps over unpaid bills. Also, as threats of sanctions against Russia ratchet up - we ask who gains from economic wars over politics?

The owner of Birmingham City football club is jailed for money laundering. Also, the threat to the world's banana crops from a disease ravaging the fruit. Plus analysis of the week's events in Australia from Robert Milliken, Sydney-based journalist, author and Australia correspondent for The Economist.

Russia Ukraine Gas Threat20140308

Gazprom, the Russian company that supplies Ukraine's gas, says it could turn off the taps over unpaid bills. Also, as threats of sanctions against Russia ratchet up - we ask who gains from economic wars over politics?

The owner of Birmingham City football club is jailed for money laundering. Also, the threat to the world's banana crops from a disease ravaging the fruit. Plus analysis of the week's events in Australia from Robert Milliken, Sydney-based journalist, author and Australia correspondent for The Economist.

Scaling The Shard20130712

Six Greenpeace protestors are arrested after climbing London's tallest building, the 1000 foot Shard. The protestors, all women, wanted to draw attention to oil giant Shell's aspirations to expand drilling in the Arctic. We ask whether they deserve admiration or scorn. Also what does the conviction of dead Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky for tax evasion tell us about the attitude of the Russian state towards corruption? And we discuss the challenges that bans on animal testing in Europe pose for companies that export their beauty products elsewhere. We're joined by Ben Simpfendorfer of Hong Kong-based Silk Road Associates and Canadian economist and consultant Ralph Silva.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Scaling The Shard20130712

Six Greenpeace protestors are arrested after climbing London's tallest building, the 1000 foot Shard. The protestors, all women, wanted to draw attention to oil giant Shell's aspirations to expand drilling in the Arctic. We ask whether they deserve admiration or scorn. Also what does the conviction of dead Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky for tax evasion tell us about the attitude of the Russian state towards corruption? And we discuss the challenges that bans on animal testing in Europe pose for companies that export their beauty products elsewhere. We're joined by Ben Simpfendorfer of Hong Kong-based Silk Road Associates and Canadian economist and consultant Ralph Silva.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Shedding Light On The Dark Web20131003

What the arrest of the Silk Road website founder says about attitudes to the Dark Web.

The founder of the controversial Silk Road website - a portal used by people who want to buy drugs and other illicit goods online - has been arrested by the US authorities and the site has been taken down. We ask what the arrest says about attitudes towards the "Dark Web", the shadow internet which is a haven for criminal activity, but which also provides an avenue for dissidents who live in countries with repressive regimes to communicate with the outside world. Plus, we hear why the world's growing appetite for sugar is bad news for indigenous peoples in Cambodia, and we have the latest news on the US budget showdown. With contributions from Guy Stear of Societe Generale in Hong Kong and Ralph Silva of the Silva Research network in Toronto.

Shedding Light On The Dark Web20131003

What the arrest of the Silk Road website founder says about attitudes to the Dark Web.

The founder of the controversial Silk Road website - a portal used by people who want to buy drugs and other illicit goods online - has been arrested by the US authorities and the site has been taken down. We ask what the arrest says about attitudes towards the "Dark Web", the shadow internet which is a haven for criminal activity, but which also provides an avenue for dissidents who live in countries with repressive regimes to communicate with the outside world. Plus, we hear why the world's growing appetite for sugar is bad news for indigenous peoples in Cambodia, and we have the latest news on the US budget showdown. With contributions from Guy Stear of Societe Generale in Hong Kong and Ralph Silva of the Silva Research network in Toronto.

Six Months After Rana Plaza In Bangladesh20131024

What has changed in the garment industry in Bangladesh six months on from Rana Plaza?

Six months after the Rana Plaza disaster, we are in Bangladesh asking what has changed? And we talk to Jeffrey Krilla, president of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety - one of two main organisations which has joined global clothing brands to scrutinise working conditions with the aim of making the huge Bangladeshi clothing industry safer.

From boom to bust in Detroit - is there a future in bankruptcy for the Motor City? And, we look at towns which have had their day and those that have been able to bounce back, from China to the US.

Plus - what it is like to be a 'coaster-head', chasing the thrill of rollercoasters around the world.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Six Months After Rana Plaza In Bangladesh20131024

What has changed in the garment industry in Bangladesh six months on from Rana Plaza?

Six months after the Rana Plaza disaster, we are in Bangladesh asking what has changed? And we talk to Jeffrey Krilla, president of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety - one of two main organisations which has joined global clothing brands to scrutinise working conditions with the aim of making the huge Bangladeshi clothing industry safer.

From boom to bust in Detroit - is there a future in bankruptcy for the Motor City? And, we look at towns which have had their day and those that have been able to bounce back, from China to the US.

Plus - what it is like to be a 'coaster-head', chasing the thrill of rollercoasters around the world.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Slaves In Modern Britain20131122

Three women are freed after being kept as slaves for 30 years in south London

Three women are freed after being kept as slaves for 30 years in south London. How could they have remained undiscovered for so long?

Also on the programme: the new Chinese outlook on investing their wealth overseas - but what if they want to send in Chinese workers as well?

And how do you start a farming revolution in Africa without removing the farmers already on the best land; we have a special report from Tanzania.

We hear about the Canadian city which has decided to abolish doorknobs - yes, really.

We've got live guests in Delhi, and also Brisbane, where the national cricket teams for England and Australia are battling it out for The Ashes.

And our special guest Hilary Mason in New York tells out about the new science of data - and the way it's going to change the world.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Slaves In Modern Britain20131122

Three women are freed after being kept as slaves for 30 years in south London

Three women are freed after being kept as slaves for 30 years in south London. How could they have remained undiscovered for so long?

Also on the programme: the new Chinese outlook on investing their wealth overseas - but what if they want to send in Chinese workers as well?

And how do you start a farming revolution in Africa without removing the farmers already on the best land; we have a special report from Tanzania.

We hear about the Canadian city which has decided to abolish doorknobs - yes, really.

We've got live guests in Delhi, and also Brisbane, where the national cricket teams for England and Australia are battling it out for The Ashes.

And our special guest Hilary Mason in New York tells out about the new science of data - and the way it's going to change the world.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Somalia's Cash Lifeline And Simplifying D.i.v.o.r.c.e20130625

Barclays Bank is under fire over Somalia as it tries to safeguard against money laundering

Barclays Bank is under fire over its decision to halt money transfer services in Somalia. It says it is guarding against money laundering. But how will this decision affect ordinary Somalis who rely on money sent from abroad?

Also, we hear from Liberia where farmers says they have been pushed out by palm oil - and from Indonesia where they say clearing for palm oil is creating a smoking wasteland. Our guest in Singapore, financial analyst David Kuo, from the website Motley Fool, tells us how bad the haze is.

We investigate why financial markets in the US and China both had a touch of the jitters. And, if you want to be a success at work, our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway has some helpful hints at self-improvement.

Plus, we look at the messy business of divorce - can it be made less messy and if so how? Our guest Michelle Crosby, CEO of Wevorce, thinks her company has the answer.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Somalia's Cash Lifeline And Simplifying D.i.v.o.r.c.e20130625

Barclays Bank is under fire over Somalia as it tries to safeguard against money laundering

Barclays Bank is under fire over its decision to halt money transfer services in Somalia. It says it is guarding against money laundering. But how will this decision affect ordinary Somalis who rely on money sent from abroad?

Also, we hear from Liberia where farmers says they have been pushed out by palm oil - and from Indonesia where they say clearing for palm oil is creating a smoking wasteland. Our guest in Singapore, financial analyst David Kuo, from the website Motley Fool, tells us how bad the haze is.

We investigate why financial markets in the US and China both had a touch of the jitters. And, if you want to be a success at work, our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway has some helpful hints at self-improvement.

Plus, we look at the messy business of divorce - can it be made less messy and if so how? Our guest Michelle Crosby, CEO of Wevorce, thinks her company has the answer.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Syria Weapons Deal20130910

The US weighs up a plan to destroy Syria's chemical weapons, plus a report from Bangalore

Syria Weapons Deal20130910

The US weighs up a plan to destroy Syria's chemical weapons, plus a report from Bangalore

Taiwan Gas Pipe Explosion20140801

More confirmed dead and injured because of a gas pipe explosion in Taiwan.

We hear the latest on the gas pipe explosion in Taiwan, as more are confirmed dead and injured. We report on trade talks by the World Trade Organisation, who are trying to reduce India stockpiling on grains, to reduce red tape and dumping on the international market - but what if India faces another famine? Also, there are painful memories brought back for Argentinians in the face of its latest debt default. Sales of illegal drugs on 'Dark Net' - the secret trading part of the internet - have doubled in the last year - we speak to some of the traders. San Francisco property prices have gone up hugely, with a record number of homes going for upwards of $1 million - we look at why this is due to the technology millionaires in nearby Silicon Valley. Finally, we take a look at new, silent electric planes. All this with guests Revathy Ashok from the Bangalore Political Action Committee in India, and Bill Stone, an American engineer, and CEO of Stone Aerospace in Texas.

Taiwan Gas Pipe Explosion20140801

More confirmed dead and injured because of a gas pipe explosion in Taiwan.

We hear the latest on the gas pipe explosion in Taiwan, as more are confirmed dead and injured. We report on trade talks by the World Trade Organisation, who are trying to reduce India stockpiling on grains, to reduce red tape and dumping on the international market - but what if India faces another famine? Also, there are painful memories brought back for Argentinians in the face of its latest debt default. Sales of illegal drugs on 'Dark Net' - the secret trading part of the internet - have doubled in the last year - we speak to some of the traders. San Francisco property prices have gone up hugely, with a record number of homes going for upwards of $1 million - we look at why this is due to the technology millionaires in nearby Silicon Valley. Finally, we take a look at new, silent electric planes. All this with guests Revathy Ashok from the Bangalore Political Action Committee in India, and Bill Stone, an American engineer, and CEO of Stone Aerospace in Texas.

Targetting Putin's 'cronies'20140723

The EU promises tougher sanctions on Russia and more of Vladimir Putin's 'cronies'.

Targetting Putin's 'cronies'20140723

The EU promises tougher sanctions on Russia and more of President Putin's 'cronies'. But just who are these multi-billionaire Russian oligarchs, and what is their relationship with the president? We ask Mark Hollingsworth, author of Londongrad: From Russia with Cash. Plus, Indonesia welcomes its new president, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, a man seen as marking a new break with the country's troubled past.

Glasgow gets set to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games, but what sort of economic legacy might the competition bring to the city? Throughout the programme Mark Whitaker is joined from New York by author and journalist Gordon Chang, and from Singapore by Angela Mancini, of Control Risks.

Targetting Putin's 'cronies'20140723

Targetting Putin's 'cronies'20140723
Targetting Putin's 'cronies'20140723

The EU promises tougher sanctions on Russia and more of Vladimir Putin's 'cronies'.

Targetting Putin's 'cronies'20140723

The EU promises tougher sanctions on Russia and more of President Putin's 'cronies'. But just who are these multi-billionaire Russian oligarchs, and what is their relationship with the president? We ask Mark Hollingsworth, author of Londongrad: From Russia with Cash. Plus, Indonesia welcomes its new president, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, a man seen as marking a new break with the country's troubled past.

Glasgow gets set to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games, but what sort of economic legacy might the competition bring to the city? Throughout the programme Mark Whitaker is joined from New York by author and journalist Gordon Chang, and from Singapore by Angela Mancini, of Control Risks.

Targetting Putin's 'cronies'20140723

Targetting Putin's 'cronies'20140723
The Argentine Peso Collapses20140124

The Argentine currency - the peso - collapses, falling 15% in two hours - its sharpest one-day fall against the dollar since 2002. Also on the programme, the president of Barcelona football club, Sandro Rossell, quits to fight accusations he cooked the books when signing Brazilian star, Neymar. Nissan drives into trouble over one of its US TV commercials, and professor Ann Lee in Washington DC talks Davos and ludicrous job titles with Alex Frangos at the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong.

The Argentine Peso Collapses20140124

The Argentine Peso Collapses20140124

The Argentine currency - the peso - collapses, falling 15% in two hours - its sharpest one-day fall against the dollar since 2002. Also on the programme, the president of Barcelona football club, Sandro Rossell, quits to fight accusations he cooked the books when signing Brazilian star, Neymar. Nissan drives into trouble over one of its US TV commercials, and professor Ann Lee in Washington DC talks Davos and ludicrous job titles with Alex Frangos at the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong.

The Argentine Peso Collapses20140124

The Demise Of Detroit20130719

The Motor City has run out of money and filed for bankruptcy. We find out how the former manufacturing powerhouse of the US has been brought so low - and talk to the entrepreneurs there who think bankruptcy means a fresh start.

And Quantum Dawn - sounds like a movie, but is actually US banks practising what to do in the event of a hack attack.

On his 95th birthday - we ask if Nelson Mandela's relatives are cashing in on the Mandela brand and hear from one of Mandela's grand-daughters who's setting up a fashion line.

We're live with our correspondents in Malaysia and Brazil, with Bloomberg's Shai Oster in Hong Kong and we're talking to Todd Sears in New York, the founder of 'Out on the Street' on what it's like to be gay and working in the financial sector today in Wall Street and Asia.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

The Demise Of Detroit20130719

The Motor City has run out of money and filed for bankruptcy. We find out how the former manufacturing powerhouse of the US has been brought so low - and talk to the entrepreneurs there who think bankruptcy means a fresh start.

And Quantum Dawn - sounds like a movie, but is actually US banks practising what to do in the event of a hack attack.

On his 95th birthday - we ask if Nelson Mandela's relatives are cashing in on the Mandela brand and hear from one of Mandela's grand-daughters who's setting up a fashion line.

We're live with our correspondents in Malaysia and Brazil, with Bloomberg's Shai Oster in Hong Kong and we're talking to Todd Sears in New York, the founder of 'Out on the Street' on what it's like to be gay and working in the financial sector today in Wall Street and Asia.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

The Economics Of Gay Marriage20130627

Why over 200 major businesses are supporting the US Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage

As gay marriage gets a boost from the US supreme court, we examine the economic impact and find out why over 200 major businesses have given their support.

Australia's first woman prime minister is ejected from her post and party leadership just months before an election - we go to Australia to find out what will that do to faltering confidence in the country's economy?

And shedding light in dark corners at the top of the Catholic Church - Pope Francis launches an inquiry into the Vatican Bank.

And we're linking the time-zones throughout the programme with two guests on opposite sides of the pacific - Stuart Oakley of Nomura Bank who's in Singapore and Olivia Sterns of Bloomberg who's in New York.

(Image: Gay pride flags flying at the US Supreme Court on March 27, 2013. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

The Economics Of Gay Marriage20130627

Why over 200 major businesses are supporting the US Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage

As gay marriage gets a boost from the US supreme court, we examine the economic impact and find out why over 200 major businesses have given their support.

Australia's first woman prime minister is ejected from her post and party leadership just months before an election - we go to Australia to find out what will that do to faltering confidence in the country's economy?

And shedding light in dark corners at the top of the Catholic Church - Pope Francis launches an inquiry into the Vatican Bank.

And we're linking the time-zones throughout the programme with two guests on opposite sides of the pacific - Stuart Oakley of Nomura Bank who's in Singapore and Olivia Sterns of Bloomberg who's in New York.

(Image: Gay pride flags flying at the US Supreme Court on March 27, 2013. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

The Fed Says Farewell To Qe Stimulus20141030

The US Federal Reserve says farewell to QE stimulus programme

The US Federal Reserve finally says farewell to its economic stimulus programme, quantitative easing. But after spending $3.5 trillion has the US saved the global economy?

Iraq's war against the militants of so-called Islamic State is costing it dear, not just in blood and territory but also economically. The BBC's Andrew Hosken has been investigating Iraq's growing financial crisis.

We also hear from the founder of an app that pays you to video your neighbourhood - but is it sinister or revolutionary?

Plus, we speak to the amateur photographer who took a stunning picture of a rainbow from her seat on an aeroplane. She wanted to know if it was a trick of the light - or if there might be a pot of gold at the end of it. We asked a professor of meteorology who explains all.

Presenter Roger Hearing is joined throughout the programme by two guests on opposite sides of the pacific - David Weinberg of Marketplace, who is in Los Angeles, and the economist Yoko Ishikura, joining us from Tokyo.

The Fed Says Farewell To Qe Stimulus20141030

The US Federal Reserve says farewell to QE stimulus programme

The US Federal Reserve finally says farewell to its economic stimulus programme, quantitative easing. But after spending $3.5 trillion has the US saved the global economy?

Iraq's war against the militants of so-called Islamic State is costing it dear, not just in blood and territory but also economically. The BBC's Andrew Hosken has been investigating Iraq's growing financial crisis.

We also hear from the founder of an app that pays you to video your neighbourhood - but is it sinister or revolutionary?

Plus, we speak to the amateur photographer who took a stunning picture of a rainbow from her seat on an aeroplane. She wanted to know if it was a trick of the light - or if there might be a pot of gold at the end of it. We asked a professor of meteorology who explains all.

Presenter Roger Hearing is joined throughout the programme by two guests on opposite sides of the pacific - David Weinberg of Marketplace, who is in Los Angeles, and the economist Yoko Ishikura, joining us from Tokyo.

The Price Of Failure: Manchester United Sacks Manager20140423

Manchester United has sacked its manager, David Moyes, following a season of abysmal performances that has knocked its standing on and off the pitch. For the first time in 19 years, the club did not qualify for the Champions League, prompting Mr Moyes's dismissal. We hear from fans, commentators and analysts about how the club - which was firmly among the elite of sporting brands - has found itself scratching its head over where it all went wrong.

Also, as Saudi Arabia prepares to take the title of world's tallest building, we find out why corporations and countries tirelessly compete over reaching the sky. Joining us live on the programme are guests David Kuo of the Motley Fool, Singapore and Alison Van Diggelen of Fresh Dialogues, from Silicon Valley.

The Price Of Failure: Manchester United Sacks Manager20140423

Manchester United has sacked its manager, David Moyes, following a season of abysmal performances that has knocked its standing on and off the pitch. For the first time in 19 years, the club did not qualify for the Champions League, prompting Mr Moyes's dismissal. We hear from fans, commentators and analysts about how the club - which was firmly among the elite of sporting brands - has found itself scratching its head over where it all went wrong.

Also, as Saudi Arabia prepares to take the title of world's tallest building, we find out why corporations and countries tirelessly compete over reaching the sky. Joining us live on the programme are guests David Kuo of the Motley Fool, Singapore and Alison Van Diggelen of Fresh Dialogues, from Silicon Valley.

The Trouble With Bitcoin20140128

Two Bitcoin operators are arrested on charges of money laundering - we go live to New York and ask is this a serious dent to the currency's credibility - or just a blip in its drive for respectability? French unemployment figures reach record highs and President Hollande's ex-girlfriend arrives in India. How can the beleaguered French president restore his apporval ratings? We have a special report from Australia as its one millionth household is powered by solar energy and it's now aiming for two million. And we'll examine the knock-on effects of Argentina's currency crisis for emerging markets. Our guests today are Quinn Klinefelter, senior news editor at WDET radio in Detroit, and Jyoti Malhotra, New Delhi-based business and politics journalist. All this plus the BBC's Cindy Sui with the latest business news from Taipei.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

The Trouble With Bitcoin20140128

Two Bitcoin operators are arrested on charges of money laundering - we go live to New York and ask is this a serious dent to the currency's credibility - or just a blip in its drive for respectability? French unemployment figures reach record highs and President Hollande's ex-girlfriend arrives in India. How can the beleaguered French president restore his apporval ratings? We have a special report from Australia as its one millionth household is powered by solar energy and it's now aiming for two million. And we'll examine the knock-on effects of Argentina's currency crisis for emerging markets. Our guests today are Quinn Klinefelter, senior news editor at WDET radio in Detroit, and Jyoti Malhotra, New Delhi-based business and politics journalist. All this plus the BBC's Cindy Sui with the latest business news from Taipei.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Ttip Trouble20140712

David Babbs of 38 Degrees and Luisa Santos from Business Europe go head to head.

Ttip Trouble20140712

David Babbs of 38 Degrees and Luisa Santos from Business Europe go head to head over TTIP trade talks ahead of the latest round of negotiations. Dreamworks' Jeffrey Katzenberg tells us why he's such a fan of movies in 3D. Simon Constable from the Wall Street Journal and Oliver Ralph from the Financial Times discuss possible reforms at the Institute for the Works of Religion, otherwise known as the Vatican Bank. Plus: Dublin correspondent Diarmid Fleming explains why a row about a series of Garth Brooks concerts led to the Irish government postponing a cabinet reshuffle.

Ttip Trouble20140712

Ttip Trouble20140712
Ttip Trouble20140712

David Babbs of 38 Degrees and Luisa Santos from Business Europe go head to head.

Ttip Trouble20140712

David Babbs of 38 Degrees and Luisa Santos from Business Europe go head to head over TTIP trade talks ahead of the latest round of negotiations. Dreamworks' Jeffrey Katzenberg tells us why he's such a fan of movies in 3D. Simon Constable from the Wall Street Journal and Oliver Ralph from the Financial Times discuss possible reforms at the Institute for the Works of Religion, otherwise known as the Vatican Bank. Plus: Dublin correspondent Diarmid Fleming explains why a row about a series of Garth Brooks concerts led to the Irish government postponing a cabinet reshuffle.

Ttip Trouble20140712

Ttip Trouble20140712
Twitter Reveals Its Share Price20131107

Twitter's up for sale - well part of it - but has the stock been set at the right price?

An end to eight centuries of ship building in Portsmouth, England.

And topping the toy charts - we get to play with the best sellers retailers are banking on this Christmas.

Plus we're in SeaTac, Washington as the small town attempts to double the minimum wage. Could this be the start of a minimum wage revolution in the US?

George Monbiot of The Guardian tells us why he thinks a free trade deal aimed at boosting growth in the US and Europe is a full frontal assault on democracy.

And how curators in London are using a pair of jeans to highlight working conditions in Bangladesh.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Twitter Reveals Its Share Price20131107

Twitter's up for sale - well part of it - but has the stock been set at the right price?

An end to eight centuries of ship building in Portsmouth, England.

And topping the toy charts - we get to play with the best sellers retailers are banking on this Christmas.

Plus we're in SeaTac, Washington as the small town attempts to double the minimum wage. Could this be the start of a minimum wage revolution in the US?

George Monbiot of The Guardian tells us why he thinks a free trade deal aimed at boosting growth in the US and Europe is a full frontal assault on democracy.

And how curators in London are using a pair of jeans to highlight working conditions in Bangladesh.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Typhoon Haiyan In The Philippines20131115

Tens of thousands in the Philippines still without shelter, medicine and food

A week after the typhoon hit the Philippines, tens of thousands are still without shelter, medicine and food. Plus Google wins an eight year court battle to publish online sections of any book it wishes and as the Eurozone shows little sign of a growth, we have a special report from Italy, where the economy is flat-lining. And Andrew Ross from "Strike Debt" - part of the Occupy Movement - tells us about their plans to help Americans struggling with debt.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Typhoon Haiyan In The Philippines20131115

Tens of thousands in the Philippines still without shelter, medicine and food

A week after the typhoon hit the Philippines, tens of thousands are still without shelter, medicine and food. Plus Google wins an eight year court battle to publish online sections of any book it wishes and as the Eurozone shows little sign of a growth, we have a special report from Italy, where the economy is flat-lining. And Andrew Ross from "Strike Debt" - part of the Occupy Movement - tells us about their plans to help Americans struggling with debt.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

U.s. Senate Passes Landmark Immigration Vote20130628

The U.S. Senate passes a landmark vote on immigration.

The U.S. Senate passes a landmark decision on immigration. Plus, Washington curtails trade privileges for Bangladesh, to try to force the government to make factories there safer. And U.S. President Barack Obama is in Africa trying to promote trade in the fastest growing continent, but is he coming too late to the party? The BBC's Rob Young reports from Botswana on how the government is developing the country's diamond trade. And a Japanese man takes a national broadcaster to court, for using too many English words. Throughout the programme we're connecting the time zones with live guests Ralph Silva, of the Silva Research Network in Toronto, and Mark Matthews, head of research at the bank Julius Baer & Co.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

U.s. Senate Passes Landmark Immigration Vote20130628

The U.S. Senate passes a landmark vote on immigration.

The U.S. Senate passes a landmark decision on immigration. Plus, Washington curtails trade privileges for Bangladesh, to try to force the government to make factories there safer. And U.S. President Barack Obama is in Africa trying to promote trade in the fastest growing continent, but is he coming too late to the party? The BBC's Rob Young reports from Botswana on how the government is developing the country's diamond trade. And a Japanese man takes a national broadcaster to court, for using too many English words. Throughout the programme we're connecting the time zones with live guests Ralph Silva, of the Silva Research Network in Toronto, and Mark Matthews, head of research at the bank Julius Baer & Co.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Uk China Trade Mission20131203

Trade trumps political concerns as the British prime minister leads one of the country's largest-ever trade missions to China.

Amazon road-tests a delivery drone - but would it be flying a bit too close to the edge?

Plus: regular contributor Lucy Kellaway on how to weed out 'liability bosses'.

Our two guests on the programme today are on opposite sides of the world. From Beijing we're joined by Anne Stevenson-Yang, research director at J-Capital, and in our New York studio is the author and former call girl, Tracy Quang.

Uk China Trade Mission20131203

Trade trumps political concerns as the British prime minister leads one of the country's largest-ever trade missions to China.

Amazon road-tests a delivery drone - but would it be flying a bit too close to the edge?

Plus: regular contributor Lucy Kellaway on how to weed out 'liability bosses'.

Our two guests on the programme today are on opposite sides of the world. From Beijing we're joined by Anne Stevenson-Yang, research director at J-Capital, and in our New York studio is the author and former call girl, Tracy Quang.

Ukraine And Russia Reach Gas Deal20141031

Ukraine, Russia and the EU agree deal to allow Russia to resume gas supplies to Ukraine.

Ukraine, Russia and the EU agree deal to allow Russia to resume gas supplies to Ukraine. Jason Bordoff, founding director at Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University in New York gives us his view.

Will attitudes to LGBT workers in Asia change as a result of Apple's CEO coming out? We ask Todd Sears, head and founder of the Out Leadership support group what difference his admission might make.

Volcanic lava is threatening to engulf homes and businesses in the town of Pahoa on the big island of Hawaii. Lava from the volcano Kilauea has been creeping steadily towards Pahoa for weeks and we hear from Brady Metcalf whose business Pahoa Auto Parts is at risk.

We hear about how good manners can save you money. Kylie Pickett runs the Seven Mile beach café in New South Wales, Australia and gives customers 50 cent discount on their morning coffee if they say please.

And we're joined by guests on opposite sides of the Pacific - Tony Nash of Delta Economics in Singapore and Kate Sackman, founder of EcoMyths Alliance in Chicago.

Ukraine And Russia Reach Gas Deal20141031

Ukraine, Russia and the EU agree deal to allow Russia to resume gas supplies to Ukraine.

Ukraine, Russia and the EU agree deal to allow Russia to resume gas supplies to Ukraine. Jason Bordoff, founding director at Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University in New York gives us his view.

Will attitudes to LGBT workers in Asia change as a result of Apple's CEO coming out? We ask Todd Sears, head and founder of the Out Leadership support group what difference his admission might make.

Volcanic lava is threatening to engulf homes and businesses in the town of Pahoa on the big island of Hawaii. Lava from the volcano Kilauea has been creeping steadily towards Pahoa for weeks and we hear from Brady Metcalf whose business Pahoa Auto Parts is at risk.

We hear about how good manners can save you money. Kylie Pickett runs the Seven Mile beach café in New South Wales, Australia and gives customers 50 cent discount on their morning coffee if they say please.

And we're joined by guests on opposite sides of the Pacific - Tony Nash of Delta Economics in Singapore and Kate Sackman, founder of EcoMyths Alliance in Chicago.

Unpicking Apple's Tax And India's Healthcare Dilemma20130522

Apple's CEO Tim Cook is grilled by US senators; and the debate over Indian healthcare

Today we're live in London, New York, Delhi, Sydney and California.

We're unpicking Apple's tax avoidance schemes after the tech giant's CEO Tim Cook is grilled by US senators.

We're gazing into the future at the Future in Review Conference in California - a gathering of the intellectually gifted, and the commercially savvy - their task is to look into the blue skies of future technology and tell us how the world will, or should look, in a few years from now.

We hear from the BBC's Jennifer Pak in Hong Kong on the lengths parents go to to ensure the best educational start even before their child is born.

Also: why austerity is good for your soul - according to one of Britain's leading philosophers.

And the future of health care in India: should it be mostly public or private?

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Unpicking Apple's Tax And India's Healthcare Dilemma20130522

Apple's CEO Tim Cook is grilled by US senators; and the debate over Indian healthcare

Today we're live in London, New York, Delhi, Sydney and California.

We're unpicking Apple's tax avoidance schemes after the tech giant's CEO Tim Cook is grilled by US senators.

We're gazing into the future at the Future in Review Conference in California - a gathering of the intellectually gifted, and the commercially savvy - their task is to look into the blue skies of future technology and tell us how the world will, or should look, in a few years from now.

We hear from the BBC's Jennifer Pak in Hong Kong on the lengths parents go to to ensure the best educational start even before their child is born.

Also: why austerity is good for your soul - according to one of Britain's leading philosophers.

And the future of health care in India: should it be mostly public or private?

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Upbeat Imf Economic Forecast20140122

The latest global economic report from the IMF dissected by the Wall Street Journal's Michael Casey. Also, UC Berkeley's Ken Jacobs and The Motley Fool's David Kuo examine the World Economic Forum and ask what is the point of such a gathering? In Davos we spoke to campaign group Crossroads who are using the gathering to highlight the plight of refugees. It wants Davos attendees to take part in its refugee run experience to remind them of the plight of millions of displaced people. Their senior spokesman David Begbie told us what kind of simulation they should be prepared for. We speak to the BBC's Martin Patience who is outside the Beijing courtroom where a group of anti-corruption activists are being tried. And, we hear from Rome where the Vatican is being drawn into yet another financial scandal.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Upbeat Imf Economic Forecast20140122

The latest global economic report from the IMF dissected by the Wall Street Journal's Michael Casey. Also, UC Berkeley's Ken Jacobs and The Motley Fool's David Kuo examine the World Economic Forum and ask what is the point of such a gathering? In Davos we spoke to campaign group Crossroads who are using the gathering to highlight the plight of refugees. It wants Davos attendees to take part in its refugee run experience to remind them of the plight of millions of displaced people. Their senior spokesman David Begbie told us what kind of simulation they should be prepared for. We speak to the BBC's Martin Patience who is outside the Beijing courtroom where a group of anti-corruption activists are being tried. And, we hear from Rome where the Vatican is being drawn into yet another financial scandal.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Us Africa Summit20140805

Why the US is playing catch up with China when it comes to investment in Africa.

As President Obama prepares to welcome 50 African leaders to Washington, Alex Vines from the UK's Royal Institute of International Affairs tells Mark Whittaker why the US is playing catch up with China when it comes to investment in Africa. The BBC's Tamasin Ford visits Liberia and meets a café owner who explains the difficulties of providing hot and cold drinks in a country where only 2% of the population have access to mains electricity. We hear from the US where workers at cut price supermarket chain, Market Basket, are striking in support of their sacked CEO - how often do you hear a story like that? And Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times has some tips for those of you who want to get away with slacking off at work.

In our New York bureau, Professor Ann Lee; over in Singapore, Simon Littlewood, President of the Asia Now consulting group.

Us Africa Summit20140805

Why the US is playing catch up with China when it comes to investment in Africa.

As President Obama prepares to welcome 50 African leaders to Washington, Alex Vines from the UK's Royal Institute of International Affairs tells Mark Whittaker why the US is playing catch up with China when it comes to investment in Africa. The BBC's Tamasin Ford visits Liberia and meets a café owner who explains the difficulties of providing hot and cold drinks in a country where only 2% of the population have access to mains electricity. We hear from the US where workers at cut price supermarket chain, Market Basket, are striking in support of their sacked CEO - how often do you hear a story like that? And Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times has some tips for those of you who want to get away with slacking off at work.

In our New York bureau, Professor Ann Lee; over in Singapore, Simon Littlewood, President of the Asia Now consulting group.

Us Ambassador On Thai Coup20140523

"This did come as a bit of a surprise" - US ambassador to Thailand Kristie Kenney tells us her reaction to yet another military coup in Thailand. In what's being described as a "bloodless coup", after months of political turmoil the army has seized power - dissolving the government, and suspending the constitution. We also get reaction from Akhapol Sorasuchart, a former spokesman for the Thai government and a former MP with Thailand's Democratic Party.

We're also joined by Mark Anderson, organiser of the Future in Review conference in Laguna Beach, California, who tells us about their potentially ground-breaking technology ideas we'll be using in five years time.

But genius does not reside solely in the world of hi-tec. Sometimes it's the simple ideas which can make the most difference. We hear from three winners of the Ashden Awards. They're for achievements in the developing world - simple, yet ingenious inventions which can dramatically improve people's lives. Carlo Figa Talamanca and Visal Sim from the Sustainable Green Fuel Enterprise in Cambodia won for a cleaner way of making charcoal in Cambodia and Jim Taylor - from Proximity Designs - tells us about an irrigation device, a foot treadle pump, he's developed in Burma.

Plus why London estate agents are unapologetic about the soaring cost of housing.

And Rachel Lu of the blog Tea Leaf Nation in Hong Kong tells us why the future for millions of Chinese people is looking lonelier.

Us Ambassador On Thai Coup20140523

"This did come as a bit of a surprise" - US ambassador to Thailand Kristie Kenney tells us her reaction to yet another military coup in Thailand. In what's being described as a "bloodless coup", after months of political turmoil the army has seized power - dissolving the government, and suspending the constitution. We also get reaction from Akhapol Sorasuchart, a former spokesman for the Thai government and a former MP with Thailand's Democratic Party.

We're also joined by Mark Anderson, organiser of the Future in Review conference in Laguna Beach, California, who tells us about their potentially ground-breaking technology ideas we'll be using in five years time.

But genius does not reside solely in the world of hi-tec. Sometimes it's the simple ideas which can make the most difference. We hear from three winners of the Ashden Awards. They're for achievements in the developing world - simple, yet ingenious inventions which can dramatically improve people's lives. Carlo Figa Talamanca and Visal Sim from the Sustainable Green Fuel Enterprise in Cambodia won for a cleaner way of making charcoal in Cambodia and Jim Taylor - from Proximity Designs - tells us about an irrigation device, a foot treadle pump, he's developed in Burma.

Plus why London estate agents are unapologetic about the soaring cost of housing.

And Rachel Lu of the blog Tea Leaf Nation in Hong Kong tells us why the future for millions of Chinese people is looking lonelier.

Us Budget Deal20131211

A budget deal for the US - but does that mean the era of government shutdowns is over? Plus, Mary Barra is the first female to lead one of America's big car makers, General Motors. But why has it taken so long?

And the 'VW-combi' - the campervan with a cool reputation - reaches the end of the road.

Our guests Andrew Steer of the World Resources Institute and energy analyst Vandana Hari talk about climate change and commerce. Plus, Rahul Tandon has the latest business stories making the headlines in India.

Us Budget Deal20131211

A budget deal for the US - but does that mean the era of government shutdowns is over? Plus, Mary Barra is the first female to lead one of America's big car makers, General Motors. But why has it taken so long?

And the 'VW-combi' - the campervan with a cool reputation - reaches the end of the road.

Our guests Andrew Steer of the World Resources Institute and energy analyst Vandana Hari talk about climate change and commerce. Plus, Rahul Tandon has the latest business stories making the headlines in India.

Us Courts Block The Right To Patent Human Genes20130614

US courts block the right of companies to patent the human gene.

Also on the programme, the octagenarian media mogul Rupert Murdoch files for divorce from his wife Wendi - and we hear about robo roach, the cockroach you can control.

Finally we discuss a world without 'Quantitative Easing' with our lives guests, author and journalist Michael Casey in New York, and Wall Street Journal economics reporter Alex Frangos in Hong Kong.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Us Courts Block The Right To Patent Human Genes20130614

US courts block the right of companies to patent the human gene.

Also on the programme, the octagenarian media mogul Rupert Murdoch files for divorce from his wife Wendi - and we hear about robo roach, the cockroach you can control.

Finally we discuss a world without 'Quantitative Easing' with our lives guests, author and journalist Michael Casey in New York, and Wall Street Journal economics reporter Alex Frangos in Hong Kong.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Us Debt Crisis Talks20131015

Talks to solve the deadlock over the US debt crisis end with 'tremendous' progress

Talks aimed at solving the deadlock over the US debt crisis end with 'tremendous' progress but there is still no deal. On Thursday, the US must raise its $16.7tn borrowing limit so that the nation can pay its bills.

Plus, Britain says it'll streamline its visa system in an attempt to lure Chinese tourists. And, they've been ringing doorbells with their wares for over half a century, but it maybe time for the Avon ladies in France to hang up their blusher brushes.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Us Debt Crisis Talks20131015

Talks to solve the deadlock over the US debt crisis end with 'tremendous' progress

Talks aimed at solving the deadlock over the US debt crisis end with 'tremendous' progress but there is still no deal. On Thursday, the US must raise its $16.7tn borrowing limit so that the nation can pay its bills.

Plus, Britain says it'll streamline its visa system in an attempt to lure Chinese tourists. And, they've been ringing doorbells with their wares for over half a century, but it maybe time for the Avon ladies in France to hang up their blusher brushes.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Us Lawmakers Debate A Fresh Deal To Avoid Default20131016

Are we edging closer to a deal or is debt default now inevitable in the US?

A fresh plan on the table for re-opening the US government. Are we edging closer to a deal or is debt default now inevitable? Also: going on trial in New York - Chevron versus Ecuadorean villagers as the oil giant tries to overturn an 18 billion dollar judgement over pollution in the Amazon jungle. And it's part book, part film, part computer game...we find out where the world of publishing is headed.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Us Lawmakers Debate A Fresh Deal To Avoid Default20131016

Are we edging closer to a deal or is debt default now inevitable in the US?

A fresh plan on the table for re-opening the US government. Are we edging closer to a deal or is debt default now inevitable? Also: going on trial in New York - Chevron versus Ecuadorean villagers as the oil giant tries to overturn an 18 billion dollar judgement over pollution in the Amazon jungle. And it's part book, part film, part computer game...we find out where the world of publishing is headed.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Us Maintains Quantitative Easing20130919

Why did the US Federal Reserve decide to continue with its bond buying programme?

Us Maintains Quantitative Easing20130919

Why did the US Federal Reserve decide to continue with its bond buying programme?

Us Relaxes Hi-tech Trade Embargo On Iran20130531

The United States is to ease its embargo on sales of hi-tech equipment to Iran, including devices such as mobile phones and laptop computers. We examine how this may help dissidents within the country to make their voices heard. But we also hear how using such technology to criticise the Iranian government can be a dangerous process. Plus, multinational companies have been under heavy pressure over their tax affairs lately , but who is winning the war of words - the politicians who criticise them, or the companies themselves? With contributions from Ricken Patel, founder and CEO of campaign group Avaaz and Duncan Mavin, Asia editor of the Wall Street Journal column Heard on the Street.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Us Relaxes Hi-tech Trade Embargo On Iran20130531

The United States is to ease its embargo on sales of hi-tech equipment to Iran, including devices such as mobile phones and laptop computers. We examine how this may help dissidents within the country to make their voices heard. But we also hear how using such technology to criticise the Iranian government can be a dangerous process. Plus, multinational companies have been under heavy pressure over their tax affairs lately , but who is winning the war of words - the politicians who criticise them, or the companies themselves? With contributions from Ricken Patel, founder and CEO of campaign group Avaaz and Duncan Mavin, Asia editor of the Wall Street Journal column Heard on the Street.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Us Senate Passes Budget Deal20131017

US Senate has agreed a cross-party bill to raise the debt limit and reopen government.

The US Senate has passed a bill to reopen the government and raise the federal debt limit, with hours to spare before the nation risks default.

The Democratic-controlled Senate's bipartisan compromise won swift approval by 81 votes to 18. The deal will extend the federal borrowing limit until 7 February and will fund the US government to 15 January.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Us Senate Passes Budget Deal20131017

US Senate has agreed a cross-party bill to raise the debt limit and reopen government.

The US Senate has passed a bill to reopen the government and raise the federal debt limit, with hours to spare before the nation risks default.

The Democratic-controlled Senate's bipartisan compromise won swift approval by 81 votes to 18. The deal will extend the federal borrowing limit until 7 February and will fund the US government to 15 January.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Us Shutdown - The Republican Stance20131008

Republican Congressman Bill Huizenga defends his party's hard-line stance on the US budget

With the US government shutdown a week old, senior Republicans have been labelled hostage takers for not budging on a budget deal. We ask one of them - congressman Bill Huizenga - how he responds. Vultures or just hedge funds who want their money back? We get the latest on the firms picking over the bones of Argentina's debt default ten years on as they win another legal ruling. Also, Japan Airlines sides with Airbus over Boeing in the big aviation industry battle, and our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway urges us to learn to deal with our cyber insecurities. Throughout the programme we're joined by Jon Oringer, founder of the New York-based stock photo website Shutterstock, and Joyti Malhotra, a freelance journalist based in New Delhi.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Us Shutdown - The Republican Stance20131008

Republican Congressman Bill Huizenga defends his party's hard-line stance on the US budget

With the US government shutdown a week old, senior Republicans have been labelled hostage takers for not budging on a budget deal. We ask one of them - congressman Bill Huizenga - how he responds. Vultures or just hedge funds who want their money back? We get the latest on the firms picking over the bones of Argentina's debt default ten years on as they win another legal ruling. Also, Japan Airlines sides with Airbus over Boeing in the big aviation industry battle, and our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway urges us to learn to deal with our cyber insecurities. Throughout the programme we're joined by Jon Oringer, founder of the New York-based stock photo website Shutterstock, and Joyti Malhotra, a freelance journalist based in New Delhi.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Us Snooping On Spanish Phonecalls20131029

We talk to one of the EU delegation heading to Washington to address US surveillance.

The White House says it will review US surveillance programmes after its spies stand accused of snooping on more than 60 million Spanish phone calls a month. We talk to one of the EU delegation heading to Washington to confront the issue.

We take a look at Apple's latest results; record-breaking iphone sales but a fall in profits.

A special BBC report from South Africa on the British security firm embroiled in a row over the treatment of prisoners in a South African jail.

We go to India to look a why the impending birth of 'twiblings' has sparked concern about India's growing surrogacy industry.

Our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway pours scorn on all those management manuals which preach the virtue of confidence over competence.

As the boss of Burger King takes over at Heinz - and McDonalds ditches Heinz ketchup from menus worldwide - we ask is this a case of petty rivalry or a simple cost cutting decision?

And author Alan Iny in San Francisco tells us why creativity thinking outside the box is not good enough for creativity in business anymore - he explains why we should be "Thinking in New Boxes" to get ahead.

Us Snooping On Spanish Phonecalls20131029

We talk to one of the EU delegation heading to Washington to address US surveillance.

The White House says it will review US surveillance programmes after its spies stand accused of snooping on more than 60 million Spanish phone calls a month. We talk to one of the EU delegation heading to Washington to confront the issue.

We take a look at Apple's latest results; record-breaking iphone sales but a fall in profits.

A special BBC report from South Africa on the British security firm embroiled in a row over the treatment of prisoners in a South African jail.

We go to India to look a why the impending birth of 'twiblings' has sparked concern about India's growing surrogacy industry.

Our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway pours scorn on all those management manuals which preach the virtue of confidence over competence.

As the boss of Burger King takes over at Heinz - and McDonalds ditches Heinz ketchup from menus worldwide - we ask is this a case of petty rivalry or a simple cost cutting decision?

And author Alan Iny in San Francisco tells us why creativity thinking outside the box is not good enough for creativity in business anymore - he explains why we should be "Thinking in New Boxes" to get ahead.

Us Space Rocket Explodes On Launch20141029

What does this mean for the growing commercialisation of space?

The private space rocket Antares has exploded at lift-off in the US. What does this mean for the growing commercialisation of space?

Also, we'll hear why a truce in Europe's budget battle could spell trouble ahead.

We've got a swine of a story about the half a million wild pigs in the US state of Lousiana. They are running amok - and farmers are gunning for them.

Also on the programme we meet the couple who got together partly through their love of collecting Hello Kitty memorabilia.

Throughout the programme we're joined by two guests on opposite sides of the Pacific - David Kuo in Singapore and Jessica Beineicke in New York.

Us Space Rocket Explodes On Launch20141029

What does this mean for the growing commercialisation of space?

The private space rocket Antares has exploded at lift-off in the US. What does this mean for the growing commercialisation of space?

Also, we'll hear why a truce in Europe's budget battle could spell trouble ahead.

We've got a swine of a story about the half a million wild pigs in the US state of Lousiana. They are running amok - and farmers are gunning for them.

Also on the programme we meet the couple who got together partly through their love of collecting Hello Kitty memorabilia.

Throughout the programme we're joined by two guests on opposite sides of the Pacific - David Kuo in Singapore and Jessica Beineicke in New York.

Whale Of A Fine For Jp Morgan20130920

JP Morgan has agreed to pay four regulators as a result of the "London Whale" trades

Whale Of A Fine For Jp Morgan20130920

JP Morgan has agreed to pay four regulators as a result of the "London Whale" trades

Why Did The Nasdaq Crash?20130823

The Nasdaq exchange has resumed trading, after an earlier suspension for a "technical issue". Trading had been halted for around three hours, with the US exchange citing a problem distributing stock price quotes. We look at the problems with electronic trading.

Yesterday disgraced politician Bo Xilai came out fighting against bribery charges on the opening day of China's biggest political trial in decades. We ask what what's in store on day two.

The company which owns Jack Daniel's whiskey has announced a huge expansion in Tennessee. So who's drinking all the bourbon?

Our special guests on the programme are Bas Van Abel the designer behind the Fairphone project and the economic analyst Ralph Silva who's in Toronto.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Why Did The Nasdaq Crash?20130823

The Nasdaq exchange has resumed trading, after an earlier suspension for a "technical issue". Trading had been halted for around three hours, with the US exchange citing a problem distributing stock price quotes. We look at the problems with electronic trading.

Yesterday disgraced politician Bo Xilai came out fighting against bribery charges on the opening day of China's biggest political trial in decades. We ask what what's in store on day two.

The company which owns Jack Daniel's whiskey has announced a huge expansion in Tennessee. So who's drinking all the bourbon?

Our special guests on the programme are Bas Van Abel the designer behind the Fairphone project and the economic analyst Ralph Silva who's in Toronto.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Why Is China Sending Such Little Aid To The Philippines?20131114

People in the Philippines are still struggling to survive the havoc caused by the typhoon that hit last week. We get the latest from Cebu city and hear from the finance minister who says it will take a long time for the country to recover.

We also ask why the world's second biggest economy, China, is sending such little aid to their desperate neighbours.

Also on the programme, could the crocus flower point the way ahead for Afghanistan? The government there has been trying to promote the cultivation of saffron instead of opium, but is it working?

Would you share your working space with someone from another company? That is what people are starting to do in Norway - and we find out why it makes for a creative working environment.

Why is the world's second biggest economy sending such little aid to the Philippines?

Why Is China Sending Such Little Aid To The Philippines?20131114

People in the Philippines are still struggling to survive the havoc caused by the typhoon that hit last week. We get the latest from Cebu city and hear from the finance minister who says it will take a long time for the country to recover.

We also ask why the world's second biggest economy, China, is sending such little aid to their desperate neighbours.

Also on the programme, could the crocus flower point the way ahead for Afghanistan? The government there has been trying to promote the cultivation of saffron instead of opium, but is it working?

Would you share your working space with someone from another company? That is what people are starting to do in Norway - and we find out why it makes for a creative working environment.

Why is the world's second biggest economy sending such little aid to the Philippines?

Yellen To Be Next Head Of Us Federal Reserve20131009

President Obama is set to nominate Janet Yellen to be the next head of the US central bank

President Obama will nominate Janet Yellen as the next head of the US Federal Reserve later today. The current vice-chair will replace outgoing Ben Bernanke in January. A huge fire at a garment factory in Bangladesh kills nine workers and injures many more, and Bernie Madoff is already behind bars for the rest of his life for a massive Ponzi scheme fraud - now some of his aides and employees are going on trial.

Plus, the European Parliament opens a packet of filter tipped measures aimed at stopping young people lighting up, including health warnings covering 65 per cent of all cigarette packets. Unsurprisingly, the tobacco industry is not happy. And, a rare Ming ceramic bowl, said to have been used by a 15th Century king, sells for more than $18m at auction in Hong Kong.

We are joined throughout the programme by Thomas Flohr, chief executive of private jet company Vistajet, and Davd Kuo from the financial website The Motley Fool.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

Yellen To Be Next Head Of Us Federal Reserve20131009

President Obama is set to nominate Janet Yellen to be the next head of the US central bank

President Obama will nominate Janet Yellen as the next head of the US Federal Reserve later today. The current vice-chair will replace outgoing Ben Bernanke in January. A huge fire at a garment factory in Bangladesh kills nine workers and injures many more, and Bernie Madoff is already behind bars for the rest of his life for a massive Ponzi scheme fraud - now some of his aides and employees are going on trial.

Plus, the European Parliament opens a packet of filter tipped measures aimed at stopping young people lighting up, including health warnings covering 65 per cent of all cigarette packets. Unsurprisingly, the tobacco industry is not happy. And, a rare Ming ceramic bowl, said to have been used by a 15th Century king, sells for more than $18m at auction in Hong Kong.

We are joined throughout the programme by Thomas Flohr, chief executive of private jet company Vistajet, and Davd Kuo from the financial website The Motley Fool.

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.