February 1st, 2016
Episode 449 of 836 episodes
You used to get interest when you deposited money in a bank. But now Japan's central bank has followed the European Central Bank in charging big depositors. We discuss the global implications for currencies and trade with independent financial commentator Frances Coppola. Also, Elizabeth Hotson reports on businesses in Greenland including one selling ice cream in the Arctic. And Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times defends the track record of Yahoo's controversial chief executive, Marissa Mayer. (Photo: Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa listens to questions during a press conference. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
Welcome to the Brain Training Podcast, the daily audio workout for your head. In this podcast we have two games for you, each with three rounds which get progressively harder. To enjoy the full experience, relax, and avoid distractions whilst you listen.