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Why does Bitcoin consume so much energy?

As Bitcoin's price hits a new all-time high, it's now estimated to use as much electricity as the whole of Argentina...

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China's vaccine diplomacy

Poorer countries in search of Covid-19 vaccines are looking east. Agathe Demarais, global forecasting director at the...

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Love in the time of coronavirus

Covid-19 has ruined millions of wedding plans. Will 2021 spark a race to the altar for those unable to tie the knot?...

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The plastic pandemic

The pandemic has brought with it a massive rise in plastic waste. Tamasin Ford looks at how the demand for hygiene...

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Will hydrogen prove a life saver?

The "hydrogen economy" has received a lot of hype, but could this explosive gas fill some critical gaps in a future...

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Business Weekly

They’re the technical bits of genius businesses cannot do without. On this edition of Business Weekly, we look...

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Why hair matters

To some it may sound absurd to consider hairstyles a workplace issue, but for millions of men and women with African...

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The Paystack effect

How the biggest start-up acquisition out of Nigeria is resonating across Africa. Last year Nigeria saw its biggest...

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The great semiconductor shortage

Why Taiwan isn't making enough computer chips. Ed Butler speaks to Jan-Peter Kleinhans, head of technology and...

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Teaching children about money

Though children will usually learn how to add, subtract or multiply in school, very often they are not taught the...

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Bill Gates versus climate change

Eliminating carbon emissions in the next 30 years would be "the most amazing thing humanity has ever done". In an...

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Business Weekly

On this episode of Business Weekly, we examine the world of amateur traders. One in five Americans now play the stock...

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African Free trade: What’s in it for women?

After years of planning and delays, Africa’s new trade bloc, the African Continental Free Trade Area, opened in...

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Brexit and the City

Is one of the world's mighty financial centres under threat from the damage done by the UK's departure from the EU?...

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The rise of amateur day traders

When shares in the apparently declining games company Gamestop soared almost 2000% in less than a month, the...

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Satellites to breach the digital divide

Bridging the global digital divide, using satellites in space, is the dream of the world's richest men like Elon Musk...

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Stormy seas for global shipping

We explore the twin crises affecting the shipping industry. First, thousands of seafarers are stranded far from home,...

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Business Weekly

As protests continue against the military coup in Myanmar, Business Weekly hears how the army controls the...

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Moon landings and economic priorities

Manuela Saragosa speaks with economist Mariana Mazzucato, who argues that America’s Apollo programme, which...

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What's a song worth?

Music streaming services have changed the game. We hear about their impact on artists' income from Tom Gray of the...

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