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The latest business and finance news from around the world from the BBC

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The latest business and finance news from around the world from the BBC

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Great podcast! Love every episode of it.

By Davo91 - Feb 06 2015
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Great podcast! Love every episode of it.

Very good

By petronila2918 - Nov 09 2011
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Excelente way to start the day.

iTunes Ratings

132 Ratings
Average Ratings
93
23
5
3
8

Great podcast! Love every episode of it.

By Davo91 - Feb 06 2015
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Great podcast! Love every episode of it.

Very good

By petronila2918 - Nov 09 2011
Read more
Excelente way to start the day.
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World Business Report

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The latest business and finance news from around the world from the BBC

Rank #1: Yahoo Reveals A Billion User Accounts Hacked

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Yahoo has disclosed that it was victim to a massive data breach in 2013, in a cyber attack that compromised data of more than a billion users. It follows a disclosure from the internet company in September of a separate breach that affected more than 500 million accounts.User names, telephone numbers, passwords and email addresses were stolen, but not bank and payment data. Cynthia Brumfield, a Washington cyber security consultant, tells us what this reveals about security standards at Yahoo.
As Donald Trump reveals more names of the people he wants to join his cabinet we are getting a better picture of the shape of the next administration in the White House. He has selected Rick Perry, former governor of oil rich Texas, to lead the Department of Energy and his choice to nominate Rex Tillerson, the chief executive of ExxonMobil, as Secretary of State is controversial. Mr Trump also wants a former Goldman Sachs banker, Steven Mnuchin, for Treasury Secretary. Our regular US economic commentator, Irwin Stelzer, gives us his thoughts on what these choices signal about how Donald Trump might govern.
Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system went live today, after 17 years of planning with numerous setbacks and going three times over budget. It promises to outperform rivals like America's GPS, but with 18 satellites in place so far, Galileo's signal will need to be boosted by GPS satellites operated by the US. Thierry Dubois, France bureau chief for the magazine and website Aviation Week in Lyon, tells us more about Europe's new satellite navigation system.
Imagine being forced to leave your home, a where you feel comfortable, to uproot your life to another country, thousands of kilometres away. That is the sad fate for millions of the world's refugees and asylum seekers, as record numbers of people this year have had to flee from conflict, in countries like Syria and Afghanistan. However for some refugees in the Indian capital Delhi it is not all bad news, as women from Afghanistan are cooking up a project that is helping them get back on their feet. The BBC's Sumiran Preet Kaur reports.
Health experts constantly remind us that getting enough sleep and exercise are two major factors that help people perform better at work. Perhaps time to consider a new resolution for 2017, but easier said than done. Dr Steven MacGregor is the founder of the Leadership Academy of Barcelona, and as an expert on workplace health he explains how we can improve business performance.
(Picture: Yahoo headquarters in California. Getty Images.)
Dec 15 2016
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Rank #2: Update: US to impose tariffs on many EU goods

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The US will impose billions of dollars worth of tariffs on European Union goods after the World Trade Organisation gave the go-ahead, in a long-running trade and subsidies dispute. Plus, we speak to Paddy Malone from Ireland's Dundalk Chamber of Commerce to hear his take on the latest on Brexit. And Susan Schmidt of Aviva Investors in the US gives us global stock market reaction.
Oct 02 2019
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Rank #3: Zimbabwe Budget Outlined

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Zimbabwean finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has presented his budget. Nelson Banya is editor of the Financial Gazette in Harare, and assesses the country's spending plans. Also in the programme, Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made the first visit of a Turkish head of state to Greece in 65 years. The BBC's Ed Butler reports from Athens. We have a report from South Africa about how a drought is causing significant problems for many businesses. Plus we find out about the enduring impact of Finland's Tove Jansson, who created the Moomins, one of the country's most enduring cultural exports.
Dec 07 2017
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Rank #4: Wall Street Update Edition 24/11/17

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The BBC's Samira Hussain finds out how the Black Friday sales have performed in New York
Nov 25 2017
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Rank #5: Spain 'Will Accept' Disputed Migrant Ship

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Spain says it will accept a migrant rescue ship that Italy had rejected. Cesare Pitea is professor of international law at Parma University, and tells us whether Italy was legally able to refuse the migrants permission to land. Also in the programme, as Singapore prepares for Tuesday's historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un, we hear about the likely economic impact of the meeting. Egypt has been raising concerns over an Ethiopian dam on the River Nile. Ahmed Soliman is a research associate with the Africa Programme at the Chatham House think tank, and explains why tensions appear to have eased. A summit is being held in France to help the next generation of women in the animation industry to break through. Michelle Nardone is head of animation at University College in Copenhagen, and tells us about the challenges women in the industry face. Plus our regular workplace commentator Stephanie Hare discusses whether being fit can help you get ahead at work.
Jun 11 2018
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Rank #6: Update: Argentinian Austerity Measures Announced

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Argentina's President Mauricio Macri has announced austerity measures, including the elimination of government ministries and stiff taxes on exports, in an effort to stabilize the economy. Luc Cohen of the Reuters news agency explains exactly what the measures are designed to do. Microsoft has reversed its redesign of Skype, it's internet calling software. It had changed the service in an attempt to take on younger and trendier apps likes Snapchat. It introduced animations and bright colours. But Skype users rebelled. In response Microsoft has removed the features, and dressed up the U-turn as a new-found "focus on simplicity". Kate Bevan, the editor of Which Computing magazine, tells us what happened.
Sep 03 2018
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Rank #7: Trump meets Trudeau

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Canada's Prime Minister is in Washington for his first meeting with the new US president
Feb 13 2017
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Rank #8: Toshiba Slumps on Nuclear Business Woes

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Toshiba was once one of the shining jewels of Japanese global commercial dominance; a big name in electronics, cars, lifts and railways. Now, it is a business in crisis - the chairman has resigned and it has predicted a loss this year of $3.4 billion. The reason? An unwise investment in nuclear power generation across the world, especially in the US. We spoke to the BBC's Japan correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes.
Meanwhile, Rolls Royce also posts huge losses after a fine for corruption puts a big hole in their finances. So is the industry clean now? We talk to Barry Vitou, partner at the city of London law firm Pinsent Mason, who specialises in fraud cases.
(Photo Description: Toshiba's headquarters in Japan. Photo Credit: Toru Yamanaka/ AFP/ Getty Images)
Feb 14 2017
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Rank #9: Equal Pay Day: Are women harassed and underpaid?

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

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With US interest rates expected to rise, we look at the impact on the global economy. Our regular economic commentator, Irwin Stelzer of the Hudson Institute, gives us his take. Also in the programme, the Japanese car giant Toyota is investing $1bn in the Singapore-based ride sharing firm Grab. Vivek Vaidya is vice-president of technology at management consultants Frost and Sullivan, and tells us more about the deal. Following a dispute with Greece, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has agreed to change its name to the Republic of Northern Macedonia. Journalist Borjan Jovanovski explains why some are not happy about the deal. We travel to the Indian state of Kashmir to meet the people foraging for lucrative morel mushrooms. Plus fashion designer Stella McCartney explains why she's going green with her new fashion emporium.
Jun 13 2018
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Rank #11: Polish Premier Appoints New Cabinet

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Law and Justice leader Mateusz Morawiecki fired a number of ministers in the wake of EU legal action. The EU has said judicial reforms threaten the rule of law in the country. The BBC's Mark Easton reports. Also in the programme, as the Consumer Electronics Show gets under way in Las Vegas, our reporter tells us what is catching people's attention. We hear about the hopes for 2018 for India's economy, and get reaction from our regular economic commentator, Roger Bootle of Capital Economics. We have a report from Mozambique about the spread of a disease that is threatening the world's most commonly sold type of banana. Plus we find out why Italy's rollout of a new law to minimise plastic bag usage has not gone smoothly.
Jan 09 2018
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Rank #12: Xi Jinping: 'No Winners' in Any Trade War

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China's president has been discussing trade at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Daisy Guo is a Chinese entrepreneur who tells us she welcomes Mr Xi's stance. Meanwhile, Anthony Scaramucci, a senior adviser to Donald Trump, explains the president-elect's approach to trade. Also in the programme, businesses in the UK have been responding to prime minister Theresa May's vision for a "clean" Brexit, confirming that Britain will leave the European single market. We get the perspective of Christopher Nieper from clothing manufacturers David Nieper, who voted to leave the EU, and Hayden Wood, co-founder of the energy sector start-up Bulb, who voted to remain. Plus the BBC's Joe Miller meets a group of arctic and antarctic scientists hoping to raise the profile of climate change at the World Economic Forum.
(Picture: Xi Jinping. Picture credit: Getty Images.)
Jan 17 2017
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Rank #13: The Japan-South Korea trade dispute explained

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A trade dispute between Japan and South Korea has led to boycotts of Japanese goods. Robin Harding is Tokyo bureau chief for the Financial Times, and explains the root causes of the dispute. Troy Stangarone, executive director of the Korea Economic Institute in Washington tells us about the impact the boycott in Korea is having on Japanese exporters. And we get wider context from Sayuri Shirai, who is an economist at KO University in Tokyo. Also in the programme, the British government has presented the European Union with what ministers describe as their "final" plan for withdrawal from the bloc. Shanker Singham is a trade and competition lawyer and gives us his reaction to the latest proposals. Plus, with concern growing about the environmental impact of traditional textiles, our reporter finds out about some weird and wonderful alternatives.

(Picture: A sign encourages a boycott of Japanese goods in Seoul. Picture credit: Getty Images.)
Oct 02 2019
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Rank #14: UK and EU 'Close to Brexit Breakthrough'

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There are indications an agreement on the first phase of Brexit talks could be struck. We get the latest from Brussels where British prime minister Theresa May has been meeting European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Jennifer Rankin is Brussels correspondent for the UK's Guardian newspaper. Also in the programme, we hear about the challenging situation for youth unemployment in Mozambique, and discuss the causes with Antonio Francisco, director of research at the Institute of Social and Economic Studies. We find out why Nigeria's agriculture ministry believes yams could become a significant export for the country. Plus Malcolm White of the UK-based communications agency Krow Communications tells us why he thinks there is positive power in negative thinking.
Dec 04 2017
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Rank #15: Funding Gap Grows at Ailing Italian Bank

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Italian lender Monte dei Paschi faces a capital shortfall of €8.8bn, higher than previously estimated. We get analysis from Ferdinando Giugliano, economic commentator at La Repubblica newspaper, and Deborah Ball, bureau editor for the Wall Street Journal in Rome. Also in the programme, following the death of singer George Michael, stories of his philanthropy have emerged, as the BBC's Benjie Guy reports. As the turn of the year approaches, our economics editor Kamal Ahmed looks ahead to the likely big economic trends of 2017. Plus with party season in full swing in many parts of the world, the BBC's Rob Champion looks at the responsibilities the makers and sellers of alcohol have for the way people consume their products.
(Picture: A Monte dei Paschi branch. Picture credit: AFP.)
Dec 27 2016
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Rank #16: Swedish Deadlock as Nationalists Gain

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Sweden's two main political blocs are tied, as the anti-immigrant party made gains. We hear how economic issues are likely to impact the process of forming a governing coalition in the country. Also in the programme, Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says he's leaving the firm next year. Duncan Clark wrote 'The House that Jack Built', and explains Mr Ma's legacy. We hear about a court case in Germany where an investment fund is suing carmaker Volkswagen over whether the firm was open enough about the rigging of emissions tests. Italy's government is to introduce a ban on Sunday trading in large commercial centres. Monica Cannalire of the Italian Council of Shopping Centres tells us why her organisation is opposed to the move. Plus our workplace commentator Alison Green explores the thorny etiquette around hugging people at work.
Sep 10 2018
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Rank #17: Update: Wall Street Shares Hit New High

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Chris Low from FTN Financial in New York explains how the Dow Jones hit a new record
Sep 21 2018
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Rank #18: Morocco's tourism challenges

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Tourism is a key source of income for Morocco, but it also brings challenges. Our reporter Matthew Davies takes a tour of the old souk in Marrakesh, and asks whether you can sometimes have too much of a good thing. Morocco's secretary of state for tourism Lamia Boutaleb tells us about the problems the collapse of British tour operator Thomas Cook has caused for hotels and other travel businesses. And we get wider context from Kamil Ennadifi, general manager of the Selman Hotel in Marrakesh, and Hamid Bentahar, vice president for Morocco at the international hotel chain Accor. Plus our reporter Nora Fakim has been finding out whether an influx of foreign buyers in local property markets in Morocco is squeezing out Moroccan nationals.
Oct 03 2019
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