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The Rise and Fall of the Slave Trade article icon

History & The Arts 

The Rise and Fall of the Slave Trade

Dr Will Hardy examines Britain's role in the Atlantic slave trade at its height during the eighteenth century.

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Society, Politics & Law 

60-Second Adventures in Economics

Ever shaken an invisible hand? Been flattened by a falling market? Or wondered what took the bend out of Phillips' curve? David Mitchell helps reveal some of the great dilemmas faced by governments trying to run an economy - whether to save or spend, control inflation, regulate trade, fix exchange rates, or just leave everyone to get on with it and not intervene. You'll learn why Adam Smith put such a high price on free markets, how Keynes found a bold new way to reduce unemployment, and what economists went on to discover about the impact of policy on people's and businesses' behaviour - which may not always be entirely rational...

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Why do multinationals hope for a customs union? article icon

Money & Business 

Why do multinationals hope for a customs union?

In a customs union, goods cross borders seamlessly, but in a free trade agreement, border checks are needed to ensure conformity with rules of origin. Paola Conconi explains why a customs union is key for multinationals wishing to stay in the UK after Brexit.

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Society, Politics & Law 

UK nuclear industry faces Brexit fall-out

Leaving the EU treaty that prevents radioactive materials falling into the wrong hands could prove costly for the UK nuclear industry

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What should we watch out for as Trump meets Xi? article icon

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What should we watch out for as Trump meets Xi?

The Presidents of China and America come together this weekend for their first summit. Here's a guide to what's at stake.

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Money & Business 

Negotiating trade deals

Peter Bloom tells us how negotiation of trade deals between nations and regions remain a crucial part of contemporary economics and politics.

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Can you predict the outcome of a Brexit deal with a little logic and a bit of arithmetic? article icon

Science, Maths & Technology 

Can you predict the outcome of a Brexit deal with a little logic and a bit of arithmetic?

Three short equations may help determine the likely outcome of Theresa May's dealings with the EU, believes Kalypso Nicolaïdis.

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How would post-Brexit trade deals actually work? article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

How would post-Brexit trade deals actually work?

How realistic is the idea that Britain will make a Free Trade Agreement with the EU if we leave the EU?

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Vikings - just misunderstood? article icon

History & The Arts 

Vikings - just misunderstood?

Vikings weren't just raiders and pillagers - they were pioneers of craft and trade.

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Trading on emotion: traders, reason and emotion in financial markets article icon

Money & Business 

Trading on emotion: traders, reason and emotion in financial markets

What part does emotion play in the ups and downs of financial markets?

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The Global Trade Trap: Goods or services? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

The Global Trade Trap: Goods or services?

There's a changing pattern of trade in which services are being bought and sold across national boundaries. Leslie Budd explains.

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OU on the BBC: Made in Britain - Episode Three

Evan Davis looks at the explosive growth of Britain’s services economy in the third and final part of Made in Britain.

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