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Music Machine

Record companies are using computers to predict the next big hits. Peter Day investigates.

Music Machine: Some record companies and film studios are starting to use computer programmes to predict the next big hits. Peter Day talks to both enthusiasts and sceptics.

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Private Grief

The influence of private equity firms' is increasing, causing growing concerns.

The influence of private equity firms' is increasing. But with their growing power comes increasing concerns. Do private equity firms really create value for the British economy?

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Eureka Democracy

Peter Day asks whether business innovation is best left to companies or consumers.

Eureka Democracy: Peter Day asks whether business innovation is best left to companies. Some believe that the best ideas stem from the users of goods and services.

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Evan Davis asks guests about discipline at work and the mysteries of profit margins.

Evan Davis asks his panel of top business guests about discipline at work and tries to shed some light on the mysteries of profit margins.

Evan Davis asks his panel of top business guests about discipline at work - whether they like running a tight ship or prefer letting spirits run free - and tries to shed some light on the mysteries of profit margins.

His guests are Robert Polet, chief executive of the Gucci Group, Garry Watts, chief executive of SSL International, whose brands include Durex and Scholl, and Paula Bell, finance director of technology and engineering group Ricardo.

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Small Wonder

Peter Day wonders whether a microloan bubble is about to burst.

With commercial financial institutions now jumping on the microlending bandwagon, Peter Day wonders whether a microloan bubble is about to burst.

Microloans have brought credit to millions of poor people shunned by the conventional banking system, but now commercial financial institutions are jumping on the microlending bandwagon. Peter Day wonders whether a microloan bubble is about to burst.

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Money Box

12/12/2009

Paul Lewis with the latest news from the world of personal finance.

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Evan Davis and his panel disccuss rivals and regulation.

Evan Davis is joined by a panel of top executives from the worlds of house building, drinking and gambling to find out what they think of their rivals and to talk about regulations.

Evan Davis is joined by a panel of top executives from the worlds of house building, drinking and gambling to find out what they think of their rivals. They also talk about annoying regulations: what would they change if they had the chance?

Evan is joined by Pete Redfern, chief executive of the house builders Taylor Wimpey, Andrew Morgan, president of drinks manufacturer Diageo Europe, and Mark Davies, group director of the betting exchange Betfair.

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Money Box

20/03/2010

Paul Lewis with the latest news from the world of personal finance.

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Evan Davis and his panel discuss making cuts and nightmare customers.

Evan Davis is joined by a panel of top executives from the travel industry to discuss how they go about making cuts in difficult times and dealing with nightmare customers.

Evan Davis is joined by a panel of top executives from the travel industry to discuss how they go about making cuts in difficult times and dealing with nightmare customers.

Evan is joined by Mike Rutter, chief commercial officer of the airline Flybe, Nicola Shaw, managing director of the bus division of FirstGroup, and Michel Taride, president of Hertz International.

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Money Box Live

14/04/2010

Vincent Duggleby and guests are on hand to answer your questions on renting and letting.

Vincent Duggleby and guests are on hand to answer your questions on renting and letting.

You can call the programme when lines open on Wednesday at 1330 GMT.

The number is 03700 100 444.

Standard geographic charges apply. Calls from mobiles may be higher.

Producer: Lesley McAlpine.

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Coming Soon

What happens next as the Credit Crunch crisis continues?

What happens next as the Credit Crunch crisis continues? Peter Day gets the long view from a clutch of distinguished economists.

What happens next as the Credit Crunch crisis continues? Peter Day gets the long view from a clutch of the distinguished economists including Kenneth Rogoff, Raghuram Rajan and Sushil Wadhwani.

Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

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After The Crunch

What comes after the crunch? Peter Day reports from the front line of industry.

What comes after the crunch? Double dip or W-shaped recovery? Or something much more uncertain? Peter Day reports from the front line of industry.

Peter Day is on quest to the North East to find out how businesses are doing in a part of the country where many publically funded jobs have been created in the past decade - jobs that are now under threat as the country waits to hear how and where the big planned government spending cuts will bite.

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Money Box

25/09/2010

Paul Lewis with the latest news from the world of personal finance.

Paul Lewis brings you the latest news from the world of personal finance.

Producer: Monica Soriano.

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Money Box

Money Box

05/02/2011

Paul Lewis brings the latest news from the world of personal finance.

On Money Box with Paul Lewis:

How using a search firm to recover missing dividends could hit your shareholding

Interest rates on credit cards hit a 13 year high. Just what does it cost lenders to run our accounts?

Plus: will a black box installed in your car make you drive more safely and save you money?

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Money Box

Money Box Live

09/02/2011

Paul Lewis and guests answer calls on saving and investing.

Put your saving and investing questions to a panel of experts. You can call the programme when lines open on Wednesday at 1330 GMT. The number to call is 03700 100 444.

You can put your saving and investing questions to Vincent Duggleby and guests on Wednesday's Money Box Live.

Whether you're looking for a better interest rate for cash savings, or considering shares, bonds or Gilts, you can ask the experts for advice.

Phone lines open at 1.30pm on Wednesday afternoon and the number to call is 03700 100 444. Standard geographic charges apply. Calls from mobiles may be higher. The programme starts after the three o'clock news.

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Evan Davis and guests discuss moving with the times and the laws they'd like to scrap.

Evan Davis asks his guests how companies can keep up with the times and avoid becoming out of date. They also discuss which laws they would most like to scrap.

The view from the top of business. Presented by Evan Davis, The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to present a clearer view of the business world, through discussion with people running leading and emerging companies.

This week, Evan asks his panel of top business executives how they manage to adapt their companies and remain relevant in the modern world. What do you do when technology changes, or fashions move against you? What are the challenges of rejuvenating and transforming a mature business to keep ahead of the curve?

The panel also discusses which laws get in the way of running a business smoothly and reveal which ones they would most like to scrap.

Evan is joined in the studio by Anne Murphy, UK managing director of frozen foods company Birds Eye; Norbert Teufelberger, chief executive of online gaming firm Bwin; Efrat Peled, chief executive of the fund Arison Investments.

Producer: Ben Crighton.

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Money Box

09/07/2011

The latest news from the world of personal finance.

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Evan Davis and guests discuss whether air travel can be improved in these tough times.

Evan Davis and guests discuss whether air travel can be improved in these tough times and debate whether corporate memory can be handed down through the generations.

Evan Davis presents the business magazine. He travels to Manchester to meet the CEOs of some of the biggest businesses in the north west to find out how they are coping during the now-official recession. His guests include Geoff Muirhead, the CEO of Manchester Airports Group, John Nichols of Nichols, the makers of soft drink Vimto, Nick Johnson from property developers Urban Splash and Minara Cook, the founder of Minara Foods. They discuss whether air travel can be improved in these tough times and debate whether corporate memory can be handed down through the generations to help businesses survive the economic downturn.

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Costing the Earth

The Greens Revolution

Tom Heap investigates whether golf courses are environmentally damaging.

Tom Heap, who vowed as a teenager, on environmental grounds, that he would never play golf, re-examines his prejudices and finds out if his view of golf is still a valid one.

Tom Heap, who vowed as a teenager, on environmental grounds, that he would never play golf, re-examines his prejudices and investigates whether his view of golf is still a valid one.

Does golf ruin good countryside and threaten wildlife, or have the clubs found ways to work in a more environmentally-friendly way? Tom finds that golf courses can, in many cases, actually represent an ideal of land stewardship: ecologically responsible, rich in biodiversity and sensitive to the environment, they can be crucial to the success of many native species of flora and fauna.

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The UK's Insolvency Laws

Julian O'Halloran examines Britain's insolvency laws.

Julian O'Halloran examines UK insolvency laws and asks whether weaknesses in regulation and enforcement are being exploited by some company directors to unfairly dispose of debts.

Julian O'Halloran examines Britain's insolvency laws and asks whether weaknesses in regulation and enforcement are being exploited by some company directors to unfairly dispose of debts.

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