Podcast BBC - Peter Day's World of Business

Podcast BBC - Peter Day's World of Business

Australia’s Coalface

Australia is stubbornly sticking to providing much of its power through coal. While many...

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Zimbabwe's Food Crisis: Can Old Crops Fix New Problems?

Every day people dig into sadza, a maize based meal, but there’s a problem. Zimbabwe’s getting...

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Germany’s Energy Transition

Germany has long been considered a leader in renewable energy – a model even for others to follow...

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Selling Britain

Whatever happens in British politics, Britain's reputation has changed. What does this mean for...

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Clean Cooking in Rwanda

More than seventy percent of households in Rwanda cook over wooden and charcoal fires. This means...

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The Business of Beethoven

"Beethoven's arms were bigger than the piano" says concert pianist Stephen Hough at his Steinway....

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The pub is dead! Long live the micropub!

Since 2001 the UK has lost a quarter of its pubs. They've shut their doors for good. High taxes,...

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Keeping the Lights On

As Britain’s sources of electricity change, along with significant changes in demand, how will...

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What is the value of women’s work?

Iceland has taken radical measures to reduce its gender pay gap. These aren't just about...

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Belarus: Harvesting the whirlwind

The irradiated lands around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor were large, prosperous, and lively...

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Can Liberian rubber bounce back?

A victim of the “resource curse”, Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world, in spite...

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How Politics Broke up with Business

Why have politicians gone from cosying up to businesses, to turning a deaf ear to their concerns?...

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Flying Green

Flying, for many of us, is now routine. For a few of us it is a weekly, maybe even daily, event....

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The Business of Clicks

Online retail spending has increased more than four fold in the last ten years - it now accounts...

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India’s fashion industry

India has emerged as one of the world’s fastest-growing fashion markets and is expected to touch...

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Managing Volunteers: Free and Easy?

Twenty million Brits give their time for free each year. From the National Trust to the hospice...

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Berries Galore!

Strawberries at Christmas? No problem! And as cheap as ever? Yes, of course! Many of us have...

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Who are Huawei?

Chinese technology company, Huawei, is the world’s biggest supplier of network telecoms...

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Business Making an Impact

Climate-change scientists have warned that the clock is ticking, environmental campaigners are...

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The Berlin Airport Fiasco

One thing Germany does well, you might assume, is infrastructure and transport. Think again. For...

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