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Biotech: Guilt-free palm oil?

Hinzugefügt: 19. Oktober 2020

A commodity associated with the destruction of tropical rainforest in South East Asia may soon have a synthetic replacement. But can it match palm oil's magic properties? Will consumers accept it...

Business Weekly

Hinzugefügt: 17. Oktober 2020

Golden passports and cash for citizenship - a legitimate way to for countries to get investment or a scheme open to abuse and corruption? That’s the big question we’ll be looking at on this episode...

Brexit - ready or not

Hinzugefügt: 16. Oktober 2020

As talks between the EU and the UK enter their final stretch, what sort of Brexit are businesses preparing for? Manuela Saragosa speaks to Chayenne Wiskerke of the Dutch onion growing company...

Africa's animation scene: Ready for takeoff

Hinzugefügt: 15. Oktober 2020

It’s been a tough year for much of the entertainment industry, with the pandemic causing production to be halted on all but a few projects. Filming bubbles and closed sets have been costly and time...

Over 50 and out of work

Hinzugefügt: 14. Oktober 2020

What's it like for older people losing their job during the Covid pandemic? Tamasin Ford speaks to 59 year old lighting crew chief Michael Heggett. He's worked on events like Princess Diana’s...

Sexism in African investment

Hinzugefügt: 13. Oktober 2020

Why do female entrepreneurs in Africa not get the investment capital they need? When women are navigating the male dominated finance and start-up scene in Africa, sexism can be a daily occurence....

The future of Hong Kong

Hinzugefügt: 12. Oktober 2020

Can Hong Kong retain its position as Asia's financial capital? The National Security Law passed in Hong Kong saw violent protests in the middle of 2020. The BBC’s Karishma Vaswani takes us through...

Business Weekly

Hinzugefügt: 10. Oktober 2020

Are big technology companies the modern versions of monopolistic oil barons or simply innovative companies that provide a service to enthusiastic consumers? That's the question we'll be looking at...

The end of the oil era

Hinzugefügt: 9. Oktober 2020

How will the energy transition transform geopolitics? Which countries will be the winners and losers? The answers may not be as obvious as you might think - not at least according to Jason Bordoff,...

The end of the line for cruise ships?

Hinzugefügt: 8. Oktober 2020

Can the cruise ship industry survive? Once a lucrative market, with giant vessels boasting 100% occupancy, cruises have been all but wiped out since the coronavirus. Manuela Saragosa hears from...

Does big tech need a reboot?

Hinzugefügt: 7. Oktober 2020

A leading Silicon Valley boss says big tech companies need more empathy and diversity. Maelle Gavet, is a French-born tech entrepreneur with experience in building firms in her native France,...

Is Facebook bad for democracy?

Hinzugefügt: 6. Oktober 2020

How the social media platform is poisoning politics around the world. A former Facebook employee says she has "blood on my hands" after struggling to contain the misinformation and manipulation...

Is it time to rethink the electricity grid?

Hinzugefügt: 5. Oktober 2020

Are our century-old grids fit for the era of solar and wind power, or is a completely new kind of electricity transmission needed? Justin Rowlatt looks at the mess in California, where President...

Disorderly debates and foggy finances

Hinzugefügt: 4. Oktober 2020

This week saw the rather unedifying spectacle of the first 2020 US presidential debate. Did either of the candidates offer solid policies on the economy or the environment? As further...

Final countdown for a Brexit trade deal

Hinzugefügt: 2. Oktober 2020

Why state aid may be the sticking point for a Brexit trade deal (Image: Two boxing gloves punching each other, one with the UK flag, one with the EU flag. Credit: Getty Images Stock)

Trump's taxes

Hinzugefügt: 1. Oktober 2020

What can the New York Times' revelations can tell us about the President's financial affairs? President Trump paid only $750 in tax federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017, and paid none in 10 of the...

The company that invented the future

Hinzugefügt: 30. September 2020

Simulmatics Corporation pioneered data analytics in the 1960s - raising the same qualms then as fake news and social media manipulation do today. Manuela Saragosa speaks to historian Jill Lepore,...

Facebook's face-off in Australia

Hinzugefügt: 29. September 2020

Should Facebook and Google pay for news that appears on their platforms? The Australian government thinks so. It’s drafted a law that would force them to pay - and Facebook is now threatening to...

China to the rescue?

Hinzugefügt: 28. September 2020

President Xi Jinping made a big surprise announcement on Tuesday - that China is committing to cut its net carbon emissions to zero by 2060. But why has President Xi decided to take such a bold...

Business Weekly

Hinzugefügt: 26. September 2020

What will get the swing states swinging? That’s the question we ask on this edition of Business Weekly as we take an in-depth look at Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas and Ohio. We find out what...