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: Why extremists hate satire 8 Jan 15

January 8th, 2015

Episode 159 of 1091 episodes

Following the murders at Charlie Hebdo in Paris, we discuss the role of satire in standing up to repression. We talk to our correspondent, Yogita Limaye, about the most closely contested presidential election in Sri Lanka for decades. Also Samsung predicts lower profits as it loses out to cheaper smartphone rivals, especially in the world's largest smartphone market, China. Plus today would have been Elvis's 80th birthday. Nevertheless, 38 years after his early death he is still a powerful brand - we look ahead to the auction of the first record he ever made.

Featured Podcast