Markets: 8th December

European shares finished the session 1.5 percent lower. The decline was led by banks due to renewed concerns over their exposure to Dubai World


Heat is on in Copenhagen

It may be winter but at the climate summit in Denmark the heat is on to slow the pace of global warming. Outside, too, temperatures are rising –


Oceans under threat?

Talk Planet is in Copenhagen to follow the UN climate summit. In this edition we are focusing on the oceans and the effect climate change could have


Let there be light

From the 5th to the 8th of December the city of Lyon celebrates its fetes des lumieres. Sixty artists have transformed the city into a large luminous


Scores dead in Baghdad bombings

Scores of people have been killed after a series of suicide bombings in Baghdad. News agency reports say at least a 112 people have died and more



A series of massive car bombs across the Iraqi capital has left more than 100 people dead and nearly 200 injured. Coming within minutes of each


A meaningful agreement?

Talk Planet is in Copenhagen. We are following the UN climate summit throughout the next two weeks. We will put your questions to the top experts


Manager training in China

As trade with China becomes more and more important, the EU and China have set up a special training programme for small businesses. What are they