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BBC Chief Business Correspondent; Econ Fellow, Oxford; Adjunct Prof LBS; Visiting Prof Peking Univ; BBC Talking Business with Linda Yueh

Premier League TV rights to be probed by Ofcom — Ofcom has opened an investigation into how the Premier League sells live TV media rights for Premier League football matches in the UK. The investigation will be carried out under the Competition Act. It follows a complaint from Virgin Media, which was submitted to Ofcom in September.

Inflation rate rises to 1.3% — UK inflation rose to 1.3% in October from 1.2% the previous month, official figures show

Easyjet profits rise sharply as passenger numbers increase — No frills airline Easyjet has reported a 21% rise in annual pre-tax profits, due to increased capacity growth. Profits rose to £581m for the 12 months to end of September, up from £478m in the previous year. The UK carrier also said it had transported 64.8 million passengers - marking a 7% rise.

Business, Economic, and Legal Developments since 1979: Linda Yueh: Books — Linda Yueh is a fellow in economics at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, adjunct professor of economics at the London Business School, and visiting professor of economics at Peking University. Dr. Yueh directs the China Growth Centre at Oxford and is an associate of the Centre for Economic Performance and IDEAS research centre at the London School of Economics.

Toyota recalls 1.75 million cars over various issues — Continue reading the main story Japanese carmaker Toyota is recalling 1.75 million vehicles worldwide over faulty brake installations and fuel component issues. The latest brake defect is found in some models of Toyota's Crown Majesta, as well as the Noah and Voxy models produced between June 2007 and 2012.

China promises much but it won't be easy — In China, anything is possible, but everything is difficult. That is how one participant at Summer Davos, the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in China, described doing business in China to me. It's not the first time that I have heard that phrase, but after listening to the speech of the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and chairing a few sessions, I was duly reminded.

Alibaba prepares record breaking share sale — Next week, Alibaba is expected to sell shares for the first time in an initial public offering (IPO) in New York. It could raise $20 billion (£12bn) which would make it bigger than Facebook's IPO, which raised $16 billion in 2012 and was the previous biggest share sale for an internet company.

Australia's mining tax repealed — Australia's government has repealed a controversial mining tax after striking a deal with business tycoon Clive Palmer's political party. The 30% tax on mining profits on coal and iron ore was first introduced by the former Labor government in 2012.

Third time lucky for French President Francois Hollande? — French President Francois Hollande has reshuffled his government with a more reform-minded economy minister. In Talking Business this week, I reviewed some of the big debates, including France's ambitious reform programme. When I interviewed him in Davos in January, the French economy minister at the time, Pierre Moscovici, was insistent that France would not turn "German".

Islamic banking: growing fast but can it be more than a niche market? — For years, Islamic banks have been growing at a double digit pace. Ernst and Young (E&Y), in their latest World Islamic Banking Competitiveness report, shows the assets of Islamic banks grew at an average rate of 17% per year between 2008 and 2012.
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Nov 22, 2014

.@riyashakhalid Thanks for the interest. There certainly will be; #TalkingBusiness will be from Thailand next week:

Nov 22, 2014

Today marks 6 months since coup d'etat in Thailand. Gov just said martial law is 'indefinite'. I'm in Thailand all week for #TalkingBusiness

Nov 22, 2014

when experience unemployment spell –surveys indicate a sharp decrease in happiness, average consumption falls by ~20%…

Nov 22, 2014

US past 4 decades, Gini coefficient of income inequality risen from ~0.3 to ~0.4. Same in China but faster: 1990-2009…

Nov 22, 2014

1990-2009 China average incomes grew at 6.7% per year but income share of the bottom 40% declined from 20.2% to 14.4%…

Nov 22, 2014

Israel research: post-secondary year of schooling worth 707 shekels ($191) per month, return to college education 14%…

Nov 22, 2014

In high-income countries, 47% of drugs were launched within 10 years compared to 27% in low-income countries…

Nov 22, 2014

Next week: #OPEC meets & may try to stabilise #oil prices that have fallen by 30% #TalkingBusiness 20:30 @BBCNews Ch

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