Peter Day's World of Business

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Sinopsis

Insights into the business world with Peter Day - featuring content from BBC Radio 4's In Business programme, and also Global Business from the BBC World Service.

Episodios

  • The Sick Note

    11/04/2013 Duración: 27min

    From next year a government-backed scheme will try to help ill people get back to work as quickly as possible. Peter Day finds out what's behind the changes, and why they matter.

  • Productivity Puzzle

    04/04/2013 Duración: 27min

    The UK economy is in a quandry: employment is rising but the productivity of its workforce is not. Behind the numbers, Peter Day tries to explain this puzzle and why it matters.

  • Race Against the Machine

    30/03/2013 Duración: 26min

    Peter Day talks with the authors of the book Race Against the Machine and finds out what the rise of the robots is going to mean to all of our lives.

  • Mahindra&Mahindra

    23/03/2013 Duración: 26min

    Peter Day talks to Anand Mahindra, the CEO of Indian group of companies Mahindra&Mahindra, about how M&M's story mirrors that of modern India, and how he led it to success.

  • India Identity

    16/03/2013 Duración: 26min

    India is attempting to give each citizen get an individual identity. It’s the world’s largest technological project. Peter Day investigates.

  • India Economy

    09/03/2013 Duración: 26min

    The Indian economy, once one of the world’s fastest growing, is stalling. This week’s Global Business examines the implications for the world’s largest democracy.

  • Ageing in Japan

    02/03/2013 Duración: 27min

    Japan is the fastest ageing country in the world. As Peter Day reports, this is putting a big strain on the country’s finances. Will the Japanese have to work long into old age?

  • Growing Old

    23/02/2013 Duración: 27min

    As baby boomers turn 65, many countries are growing old. As Peter Day reports, this means big changes for the economy, healthcare, and our way of life.

  • Jeremy Grantham

    16/02/2013 Duración: 26min

    Peter Day talks with the prominent investment manager Jeremy Grantham about managing progress in a world of finite resources.

  • Red Hook Brooklyn

    09/02/2013 Duración: 26min

    Peter Day takes a walk through one street in Red Hook Brooklyn to find out how the community is recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy.

  • The Art of Strategy

    02/02/2013 Duración: 26min

    Peter Day talks about business strategy with the former head of Proctor and Gamble, AG Lafley, and Dean of the Rotman School of Management, Roger Martin.

  • The New Normal

    19/01/2013 Duración: 26min

    Peter Day travels to the British Midlands, the country's manufacturing heartland, to find out how businesses are coping with the New Normal, an economy with no growth.

  • Gas Leak

    17/01/2013 Duración: 28min

    Russia's giant energy company Gazprom has the biggest reserves of natural gas in the world, and much of the country's new-found prosperity has depended on its exports to Europe. But now global gas prices are tumbling as new supplies come on stream, and the EU has launched a top level investigation of the company's grip on European energy. Peter Day examines Gazprom's future in an uncertain world. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Jeremy Skeet

  • Starting Young

    10/01/2013 Duración: 28min

    Leave college, start a business. That is the idea behind a high-powered new project called Entrepreneur First, taking 30 new graduates through the hazardous first stages of launching their own companies. Peter Day charts the progress of some of them … from initial idea to plausible proposition, and beyond. Producer: Caroline Bayley Editor: Jeremy Skeet

  • Sounds Familiar

    03/01/2013 Duración: 27min

    After years of promise, voice recognition is at last becoming a significant method of using computers and accessing the Internet. Why now, and what difference does it make ? Peter Day talks to the companies at the forefront of developments in the field (including Massachusetts-based Nuance, one of the largest makers of voice recognition technology), and asks whether our relationship with machines will change once we have the ability to talk to them. Producer: Neil Koenig Editor: Jeremy Skeet

  • 2013 Look Ahead

    29/12/2012 Duración: 26min

    Peter Day talks to three experts from the field of trends, technology and leadership to find out what we will be hearing about in 2013.

  • The Business of Kindness

    27/12/2012 Duración: 27min

    Random acts of kindness can help businesses grow in surprising ways. Peter Day talks with one woman who explains how the generosity of others has made all the difference to her company. Henrietta Lovell, the Rare Tea Lady, started her firm just before becoming seriously ill. Through the kindness of strangers she has managed to return to health and run a prosperous company. She is now a great advocate for spreading the idea that kind gestures are an important force in the way we conduct our personal and professional lives. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Jeremy Skeet

  • The Business of Kindness

    22/12/2012 Duración: 26min

    Random acts of kindness can help businesses grow in surprising ways. Peter Day talks with one woman who explains how the generosity of others has made all the difference to her company. Henrietta Lovell, the Rare Tea Lady, started her firm just before becoming seriously ill. Through the kindness of strangers she has managed to return to health and run a prosperous company. She is now a great advocate for spreading the idea that kind gestures are an important force in the way we conduct our personal and professional lives. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Jeremy Skeet

  • Can The Co-op Cope?

    20/12/2012 Duración: 27min

    Britain's venerable Cooperative movement is 168 years old, and now it is poised to turn itself into a major force in banking. But what is the Co-op's appeal to 21st century consumers? Peter Day reports. Producer: Lesley McAlpine Editor: Jeremy Skeet

  • Strong Medicine

    15/12/2012 Duración: 26min

    Big problems loom over the pharmaceutical industry which influences so many people's lives. Giant corporations are beset by scandal and their pipelines of new treatments are running dry. Peter Day looks at the future of the industry through the eyes of two Swiss pharma companies, one very big and one of them tiny. Both are linked by their quest for a treatment for Alzheimers. Producer: Sandra Kanthal Editor: Jeremy Skeet

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