The Business

The Business

Saturday 10 - 11am

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The Business Saturday 31 May 2014

The Business

The Business

A weekly look at the world of business and personal finance with Richard Curran

KBC's Assault On The Irish Market

KBC's Assault On The Irish Market

KBC Bank Ireland is attempting to re-build its business here despite major issues and recent losses. We're joined in studio by Wim Verbraeken, the new CEO of KBC Bank Ireland

The Finances behind Celtic FC

The Finances behind Celtic FC

There's lots of speculation on whether Roy Keane will become the new Celtic manager. If the Cork man chooses to go for the job what sort of financial challenges will he have to tackle? We're joined by Mark Paul from the Irish Times and Hugh McDonald chief sportswriter with the Glasgow based Herald newspaper, to discuss.

Think Like A Freak

Think Like A Freak

It's been 9 years since the book Freakonomics took the world by storm, selling more than 7 million copies. The book used economics to explain the motivations of everyday life. The authors have just published a new book "Think Like a Freak" and we're joined by one of them; Steven Levitt.

Celebrity Endorsements

Celebrity Endorsements

Celebrities have been endorsing products for years, and this week Dr Dre Beat headphones were sold to Apple for 3 billion dollars, and Fender recruited Bono and The Edge to their board. But is a celebrity endorsement of your product all that its cracked up to be? We're joined by branding expert Krishna De and Joanne Byrne of Presence PR.

Rudeness in Retail

Rudeness in Retail

New research suggests that when high end retailers look down their noses at people it makes the customer want the product even more. Liam Geraghty hit the high street to find out if dirty looks really deliver.

Music Played on the Show

00:00

Title: Pure Imagination -- Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

Composer: Leslie Bricusse/anthony Newley

Performer(s): Gene Wilder

Duration: 4:37

00:00

Title: Pure Imagination

Composer: Leslie Bricusse/anthony Newley

Performer(s): Fiona Apple

Album: Pure Imagination - Single

Duration: 0:19

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