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Bonuses, China and Pakistan20100123

In a week where President Obama thoroughly chastised the big Wall Street banks, can the thorny issue of bonuses be resolved? Former economist at the Bank of England, Neil Record, puts forward his ideas. And as China's economy gallops along, what's the probability that it may one day overtake that of the United States? We talk to the Hong Kong property mogul, Ronnie Chan. Plus, the uncertainty of doing business in Karachi - hear from ordinary business people how militant attacks are affecting the economy in Pakistan's business centre.

Bonuses, China and Pakistan2010012320100124 (WS)

How bonuses can make bankers more responsible.

Bonuses, China and Pakistan20100123

Bonuses, China and Pakistan20100123

In a week where President Obama thoroughly chastised the big Wall Street banks, can the thorny issue of bonuses be resolved? Former economist at the Bank of England, Neil Record, puts forward his ideas. And as China's economy gallops along, what's the probability that it may one day overtake that of the United States? We talk to the Hong Kong property mogul, Ronnie Chan. Plus, the uncertainty of doing business in Karachi - hear from ordinary business people how militant attacks are affecting the economy in Pakistan's business centre.

Bonuses, China and Pakistan2010012320100124 (WS)

How bonuses can make bankers more responsible.

Bonuses, China and Pakistan20100123

Branchless Banking and Bans on Blackberrys.2010010920100110 (WS)

Branchless banking, how email devices ruin board meetings, and the hair relaxer business.

Branchless Banking and Bans on Blackberrys.20100109

Branchless banking may allow millions of poor people access to banking services for the first time. The vision is to provide microfinance services including loans and savings to very poor people. Lesley Curwen talks to Manish Khera, the chief executive of FINO - Financial Information Network and Operations - which operates through a network of local agents in India.

Can email devices distract business people from key decision-making in board meetings?

That's the belief of David Beatty who spent a decade managing one of North America's largest food companies. He's Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Toronto. He's calling for a ban on email devices in the boardroom.

And we look at the lucrative market for hair relaxers, chemicals which make curly hair straight, sleek and manageable like Michelle Obama's.

Millions of women have their hair relaxed in salons and millions of others use home-kits. But relaxers are controversial on a cultural level because they make non-white women look more European. And relaxers have sometimes caused damage to hair, or burns to the scalp.

We talk to John Corba, managing director for SoftSheen Carson Europe which is part of L'Oreal, and to the British pop star Jamelia who uses relaxers herself, but discourages her two daughters from doing so.

Branchless Banking and Bans on Blackberrys.20100109

Branchless Banking and Bans on Blackberrys.2010010920100110 (WS)

Branchless banking, how email devices ruin board meetings, and the hair relaxer business.

Branchless Banking and Bans on Blackberrys.20100109

Branchless banking may allow millions of poor people access to banking services for the first time. The vision is to provide microfinance services including loans and savings to very poor people. Lesley Curwen talks to Manish Khera, the chief executive of FINO - Financial Information Network and Operations - which operates through a network of local agents in India.

Can email devices distract business people from key decision-making in board meetings?

That's the belief of David Beatty who spent a decade managing one of North America's largest food companies. He's Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Toronto. He's calling for a ban on email devices in the boardroom.

And we look at the lucrative market for hair relaxers, chemicals which make curly hair straight, sleek and manageable like Michelle Obama's.

Millions of women have their hair relaxed in salons and millions of others use home-kits. But relaxers are controversial on a cultural level because they make non-white women look more European. And relaxers have sometimes caused damage to hair, or burns to the scalp.

We talk to John Corba, managing director for SoftSheen Carson Europe which is part of L'Oreal, and to the British pop star Jamelia who uses relaxers herself, but discourages her two daughters from doing so.

Branchless Banking and Bans on Blackberrys.20100109

Business Weekly2010011620100117 (WS)

Investing in 2010. Eliot Spitzer on financial reforms, scandal. Sex at work: good or bad?

Business Weekly20100116

Business Weekly reveals all about where to invest your money this year. We also hear from the disgraced scourge of Wall Street, Eliot Spitzer: about financial reforms, and the scandal that wrecked his career. Plus: should sex and the office ever be allowed to mix?

Business Weekly20100116

Business Weekly2010011620100117 (WS)

Investing in 2010. Eliot Spitzer on financial reforms, scandal. Sex at work: good or bad?

Business Weekly20100116

Business Weekly reveals all about where to invest your money this year. We also hear from the disgraced scourge of Wall Street, Eliot Spitzer: about financial reforms, and the scandal that wrecked his career. Plus: should sex and the office ever be allowed to mix?

Business Weekly20100116

Going Against The Grain2010013020100131 (WS)

The black market, China's property bubble and will Obama's banking reforms work?

Informal traders and black market profiteers: do they represent the seamy side of business or capitalsim in its purest form? Toby Sheta, a Zimbabwean mobile phone trader, talks about how he had to apply

"situational morality" to make money during the Mugabe regime.

Jim Chanos is a legendary New York investor from Kynikos Associates who built his fortune by anticipating the collapse of Enron and other flawed corporations. He now foresees a crash in China's sizzling property market.

Expectations have been high over President Obama's bank reforms. But will they work?

Lesley Curwen asked Professor Martin Feldstein, a current member of Mr Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, and Professor Tim Congdon former economic advisor to the British government.

Going Against The Grain2010013020100131 (WS)

The black market, China's property bubble and will Obama's banking reforms work?

Informal traders and black market profiteers: do they represent the seamy side of business or capitalsim in its purest form? Toby Sheta, a Zimbabwean mobile phone trader, talks about how he had to apply

"situational morality" to make money during the Mugabe regime.

Jim Chanos is a legendary New York investor from Kynikos Associates who built his fortune by anticipating the collapse of Enron and other flawed corporations. He now foresees a crash in China's sizzling property market.

Expectations have been high over President Obama's bank reforms. But will they work?

Lesley Curwen asked Professor Martin Feldstein, a current member of Mr Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, and Professor Tim Congdon former economic advisor to the British government.

Throw Out The New, Keep Hold Of The Old?2010010220100103 (WS)

Are traditional books better than eBooks? And why some kids have drive and others don't.

Throw Out The New, Keep Hold Of The Old?20100102

Are traditional books better than eBooks? And why are some young people ambitious while others drift? Is it the school system?

Plus, why buses are the way forward and highspeed trains may be bad for the environment.

Throw Out The New, Keep Hold Of The Old?20100102

Throw Out The New, Keep Hold Of The Old?20100102
Throw Out The New, Keep Hold Of The Old?2010010220100103 (WS)

Are traditional books better than eBooks? And why some kids have drive and others don't.

Throw Out The New, Keep Hold Of The Old?20100102

Are traditional books better than eBooks? And why are some young people ambitious while others drift? Is it the school system?

Plus, why buses are the way forward and highspeed trains may be bad for the environment.

Throw Out The New, Keep Hold Of The Old?20100102

Throw Out The New, Keep Hold Of The Old?20100102