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The business show that goes beyond the numbers and the corporate jargon! Stephen Carroll breaks down major business stories and looks at how they affect our lives. Thursday at 4.15 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-11-30

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 But for many it's now an outdated concept - particularly as we spend more time connected via our emails and phones. Work-life balance is a challenge for both employers and workers. How can we get the best of both worlds?

Also in this programme:

  • Uber's IPO

With a multitude of crises on the horizon, is Uber's stock market debut doomed before it happens?

  • A star no more

We have a report from France's Burgundy region about why economics is forcing a French chef to give up his prestigious Michelin title.

By Stephen CARROLL , Bryan QUINN , Farah BOUCHERAK

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2018-06-21 Stephen CARROLL

Clocking out: South Korea prepares for shorter working week

A big change is on the way for workers in South Korea. From July 1st, the maximum working week, including overtime, is being cut by almost a quarter. We delve into the country's...

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2018-06-14 Stephen CARROLL

Oil turmoil: As prices rise, consumers feel the pinch

Oil prices have been creeping up steadily in recent months to reach levels not seen in three years. We look at how consumers in India are adjusting to paying more for fuel. And...

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2018-06-07 Stephen CARROLL

Prepare for a slowdown: World Bank says tide is turning for global growth

Is the global growth spurt over? The World Bank says growth will begin to slow down from next year. In its latest economic report, the institution warned that the escalation of...

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2018-05-31 Stephen CARROLL

Here to stay: Airbnb co-founder on regulation, growth and overtourism

Every two minutes, 400 guests check into a property on Airbnb. They have a choice of over four million of them around the world. But city authorities have been toughening...

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2018-05-24 Stephen CARROLL

Trade truce: US-China tensions cool, but is a trade war still possible?

The United States has reached a "framework agreement" with China to cut the trade deficit between the world's two largest economies. So have we avoided a trade war between...

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