World Business Report

BBC World Service

Business, Business News, News & Politics

Chart Positions

Business News 40

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


WBR: Rouble in free-fall despite rate rise 16 Dec 14

December 16th, 2014

Episode 127 of 861 episodes

Russia's currency plunges despite emergency efforts to shore it up. So who's to blame? McDonalds in Japan is running low on French fries - and it's all because of industrial action in the US. Also in the programme, small businesses in Spain are braced for a dramatic rise in their rents. And, the success of a Peruvian-born British teddy bear: why Paddington still sells after all these years.