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Latest update : 2016-10-14

Nobel Prize in Economics: What is contract theory?

The Nobel Prize in Economics has been awarded to British-born Oliver Hart and Finland’s Bengt Holmström for their work on contract theory - a fundamental principle in the business world which helps manage everything from conflicting interests to executives' pay packets. What is it exactly all about and how does it impact our daily lives? Also in this programme, we’ll talk about inequality in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Turkey. And we'll take a look at how Brexit is impacting the UK economy.

By Kate MOODY , Delano D’SOUZA

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2017-12-14 Business

Ukraine's finance minister says anti-corruption court should satisfy IMF

Ukraine has promised to step up efforts against corruption in an effort to resolve an impasse with its international lenders. A bill establishing an anti-corruption court will be...

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2017-12-07 Federal Reserve

Central banks turn page on crisis-era policy

The US Federal Reserve is leading the way as central banks around the world try to tighten monetary policy, and ease into a new normal. Kate Moody asks Panmure Gordon Chief...

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2017-11-30 economy

The battle for balance: How workers struggle to switch off

It's been nearly a century since the idea of an eight-hour working day became popular in developed economies. But for many it's now an outdated concept - particularly as we spend...

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2017-11-23 Japan

Bricks vs. clicks: Will e-commerce finish off the high street shop?

As consumers splurge on Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, has e-commerce really killed the bricks and mortar shop? Stephen Carroll puts the question to Mark Charlton, head of...

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2017-11-16 Brexit

Budgeting for Brexit: Hammond under pressure to deliver bold plan for UK

Britain's Finance Minister Philip Hammond needs to strike the right balance to bolster Prime Minister Theresa May's fragile coalition. But an economy weakened by uncertainty over...

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