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

Transitioning to a world with cheaper energy — OPEC's latest forecast shows that the supply of oil will exceed the demand for oil next year. Whenever supply exceeds demand, prices fall. And they certainly have. Brent, the international benchmark, has plunged to below $65 per barrel, down 43% since this summer, to the lowest level in five years, the 2009 global financial crisis.

Japan's early elections are all about the economy — "It's the economy, stupid" was the motto used by Bill Clinton's presidential campaign in 1992. For Japan, economic woes are what has triggered snap elections just two years into Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's term.

Rail fares to rise by 2.2% next year — Most rail fares in England will rise by 2.5% from 2 January, the government has confirmed, marking the lowest rise for five years. In September, the government said rail fare rises would be pegged to July's measure of Retail Price (RPI) inflation rather than capped at RPI plus 1%.

Thailand's elections could be delayed until 2016 — In an exclusive interview, Thailand's Finance Minister Sommai Phasee says that democratic elections could be delayed and not occur for another 18 months. The prime minister that heads the military government, in control of the country since a coup d'état in May, had said that they could hold democratic elections in a year's time, at the end of 2015.

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%

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.
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Dec 22, 2014

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@Dulvir thank you very much & best wishes for the holidays! We have some great #TalkingBusiness coming up, include over Christmas & New Year

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