World Business Report

BBC World Service

Business, Business News, News & Politics

Chart Positions

Business News 45

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


WBR: The Great Oil Price Bounce-back 7th May 2015

May 7th, 2015

Episode 323 of 1091 episodes

With the cost of oil 50% higher than at the start of the year, we ask two experts what it means for energy companies and consumers. Latest financial figures show just how fast Alibaba is expanding, but the company has been criticised by Chinese regulators for failing to do enough to stop fake goods being sold on its sites. The BBC's John Sudworth reports from Shanghai. An advertisement campaign depicting a model, weight loss products and a now infamous slogan "are you beach body ready?" has inspired a torrent of protest in the UK. Elizabeth Hotson asks whether digital protest is changing the world of advertising. And roving reporter, Rob Champion, reports on the revival of one of the world's oldest alcoholic drinks - mead.

Featured Podcast