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The latest business and finance news from around the world, from the BBC.


  • Thursday, November 26, 2015 6:00pm
    Retailers around the world have been offering bargains, hoping to cash in on America's Black Friday. We hear the attitude of consumers on different continents to the American shopping day and we gauge the mood in New York, with our North America Business Reporter, outside Macy's flagship store in Manhattan. Pope Francis has criticised rich people in Africa for wasting resources that could be used to help poor people avoid suffering poverty. We get a report from Nairobi on the reaction to the visit to East Africa by the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. It has been another busy week for the BBC's news team covering developments like a mega merger to create the world's biggest pharmaceutical group and Russia preparing economic sanctions against Turkey, after one of its jets was shot down close to the Syrian border. We reflect on events with Rob Armstrong, from the Financial Times in London and Tom Easton, The Economist's American Finance Editor. How do you provide the best conditions for start up companies to prosper and create growth? One hub of creativity in the South West of England claims to have the answers. Set Squared - based in the cities of Bristol and Bath has been named as the world's leading university led incubator. Since it began 13 years ago, the technology hub has supported more than a thousand start ups, raised nearly $2bn of investment and helped create more than nine thousand jobs. Nick Sturge, director at the Bristol SETsquared centre, tells us why they have got the recipe right. (Picture: Black Friday sales in the US: Copyright Getty Images.)
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015 6:00pm
    Russia prepares economic sanctions against Turkey for shooting down a jet close to Syria. We get analysis of trade relations between both nations from Ziya Meral, Turkey analyst, at the Centre on Religious and Global Affairs. The UK has fined Barclays Bank $109m for cutting corners on mandatory checks in a deal involving rich clients. Stuart McWilliam at the anti-corruption campaign group Global Witness tells us more about the British bank's transgressions. The 2015 World Cheese Awards are being held in Birmingham, in the English midlands. The global cheese market is reportedly worth more than $100 bn every year, but the dairy industry believes not enough consumers in Asia are buying the product. We hear from the event in Birmingham and also hear from last year's award winner.
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 6:00pm
    One of Brazil's richest businessmen and a top senator have been arrested as part of the corruption probe into state oil giant Petrobras. Plus we have an update on the US markets from Doug McIntryre of 24/7 Wall St.
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 6:00pm
    Nestle finds forced labour in its supply chain. A senior executive tells us what the company plans to do about it. Also in the programme, British finance minister George Osborne has made a new promise to balance his government's books, but not for another five years. Our economic commentator Roger Bootle assesses the UK's latest spending review. Economic relations between Ukraine and Russia have deteriorated as Gazprom shuts off gas supply to Ukraine in a payment dispute. We have all the latest. Plus we hear from Japan how encouraging more women to return to the workforce could provide some much-needed economic growth for the country.
  • Monday, November 23, 2015 6:00pm
    Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading in New Jersey on the day's trading.