BBC Business Daily
By BBC World Service
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Demystifying the world of money - Business Daily and In the Balance examine the big issues facing the global economy and look at what the analysis and the business jargon really mean.
||ITB: Perfect Pay: When do we deserve more?||A CEO who took a million dollar pay-cut and gave his workers more, tells us why he did it and we ask what's the best wage level for success in a company, a country or in a pocket? With Dan Price of Gravity Payments, former George W Bush adviser Diana...||4/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BizDaily: Libya's Fractured Oil Economy||We look at the state of a country that's become a springboard for an increasing number of migrants risking all to reach European shores. Riccardo Fabiani, senior analyst for North Africa at Eurasia Group in London, tells us Libya is "almost a failed...||4/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BizDaily: Two years after Rana Plaza||Business Daily looks back at the tragic disaster that some say marked a turning-point for the global fashion industry. It's two years this week since the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh, one of the worst industrial accidents of modern times. The...||4/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BizDaily: Bitcoin Island?||What do Thomas the Tank Engine, lifeboats, pilates, and the Bee Gees have in common? They are all success stories from the Isle of Man. The small independent island in the middle of the Irish Sea is now hoping to give a wholesome boost to the bad boy...||4/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BizDaily: China-Pakistan Mega Investment||We examine what will be one of the biggest trade deals of the century so far. China has this week pledged $46 billion for road and rail-building in Pakistan. It's a massive investment package that its proponents say could transform this struggling...||4/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BizDaily: Is Grexit Inevitable?||Some experts reckon Greece has just 3 weeks before it runs out of money, and that a deal with creditors looks unlikely. But without any legal precedent, how would Grexit occur? Also, we hear from one of BP's top shareholders on how the oil major is...||4/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ITB: Rana Plaza: a lesson forgotten?||Two years on from the Rana Plaza disaster in Dhaka, Bangladesh where a factory collapsed killing over 1100 workers, what has changed in the global rag trade? Are workers safer? Are wages fairer? Are we as consumers any more willing to pay a higher...||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BizDaily: Deregulation: Pickles & Chutneys in India||It's the end of an era for small family-owned businesses in India as the government opens up things like candle-making and pickle-production to big business. The BBC's Anu Anand speaks to chutney makers in New Dehli, and we get reaction from Karan A...||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BizDaily: Doing Business in Conflict Zones||What does it take to keep a business running profitably amid conflict? Reporter Venetia Rainey reports on wine makers in Syria and Lebanon and we speak to Zaytoun, a UK-based company which distributes Palestinian olive oil in international markets....||4/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BizDaily: China's Slowing Growth||We unpick the latest figures from China: growth down, exports down. With some of the worst data since the financial crisis began, how concerned should we be about China? And is the transition to a consumer economy happening fast enough? Our chief...||4/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BizDaily: Japan's Abenomics Experiment||We examine Abenomics, Japan's bold economic experiment. For more than twenty years the country's been trapped in a cycle of falling prices and negative growth. But since 2012, the government, with its new Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has been throwing...||4/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BizDaily: Europe's Negative Interest Bonds||Business Daily looks at a curious phenomenon affecting Europe - the negative value of debt. Buy some bonds, these days, and European governments will actually charge you to own them. What is going on? Also, floating boaters - the exclusive world of...||4/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ITB: Cyber Crime - the 21st Century Business Risk||What are the risks for businesses and governments from cyber attack? What protection is available? And how high are the stakes if we get this wrong? We talk to four specialists from the field of cyber analysis who are world leaders in the business of...||4/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BizDaily: Horse Racing||Simon Jack presents the programme from the Grand National horse race in the UK, while Pauline McCole reports on the power and influence of the Hong Kong Jockey Club in the Chinese territory. We also hear from Michael Lewis, former trader and author of...||4/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BizDaily: Unemployed in France||Tanya Beckett reports from France, where a quarter of young people are unemployed. She visits one charity trying to help educated young people in the deprived suburbs of Paris find work. And as Greece faces yet another deadline to repay its lenders,...||4/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BizDaily: Is Grexit '50-50'?||Today the Greek prime minister is travelling to Moscow for talks with Russia, despite the country being shunned by other western nations for its alleged involvement in the Ukraine conflict. Is a Greek exit from the euro actually getting closer than we...||4/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BizDaily: Big Data Dating||Technology correspondent Zoe Kleinman explores how the use of computer algorithms and a more scientific approach are transforming the ancient art of matchmaking. Mathematician Chris McKinley tells how he cracked the code behind online dating,...||4/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BizDaily: Baghdad Budget Dispute 06 Apr 15||Ed Butler visits Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan where the biggest threat of may not come from Islamic State or the low oil price, but from the central government. Over the last year a budget dispute with Baghdad has caused state revenues to dry up with many...||4/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ITB: China's Tiger Roars||The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank - the AIIB - offers China a potent voice on the world stage and challenges the dollar-based financial institutions with which it may one day compete including the IMF and the World Bank. So is this a defining...||4/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BizDaily: Can Erbil Cope? 03 Apr 15||Peace and security has made Erbil in Iraqi Kursdistan an attractive place for shoppers and holiday makers from Baghdad and other Iraqi cities facing security issues. But now the collapse of the oil price and a budget dispute with Baghdad is leading to...||4/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BizDaily: Cyprus and Russia||You might have thought Russians would think twice about Cyprus after losing billions in 2013's bank collapse. But not so, it seems, with closer ties agreed only last month. We get a report from the Mediterranean island. And we hear from a remarkably...||4/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BizDaily: Elements: Iron and Industrialisation||Iron is the chemical element at the heart of steel, and by extension of industrialisation, so what does the collapse in iron ore prices say about the economic progress of China and India? Is the steel-making party over, or is a new one just about to...||4/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BizDaily: Mental Health at Work||Is there a right way of dealing with mental health issues in the workplace? Presenter Manuela Saragosa speaks to Alastair Campbell about how he managed his depression while he worked as a chief spokesman for the former British Prime Minister Tony...||3/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BizDaily: Women & Guns in America||Why are more women buying guns in the US? We have a special report from a women-only club at a Virginia shooting range, and presenter Manuela Saragosa speaks to Brian Ruttenbur of CRT Capital Group who says President Obama's administration has,...||3/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ITB: Soros and an SOS for Ukraine||George Soros argues that European failure to offer Ukraine more economic help will end in disaster, as standards of living there plunge and the threat from Russia continues....||3/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The End of Poverty?||Can global poverty be wiped out in the next 15 years? The World Bank thinks so. Linda Yueh hears from the president, Jim Yong Kim, who is confident despite the rising numbers of poor in Africa. Tulanana Bohela reports from Tanzania, one of the fastest...||3/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
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Business Daily is another shinning example of the detailed and "off the beaten path" podcasts that the BBC produces on a daily basis. With a healthy helping of current business trends and some truely fascinating and bizarre stories, this podcast is a must for any true BBC fan.
Best International Business Show
This is a wonderful show on international business. Each show begins with an in-depth perspective on one or two business topics. The daily news is saved for the end of the show. The BBC provides an international perspective that is mostly lacking in US-produced business newscasts.
Inciteful global perspective with essential background detail
This is programme provides business news but equally importantly they provide additional detail behind the stories: explanation of key concepts and issues, analysis, and background articles, all add up to a 360 degree view.