The Business

    Saturday 10 - 11am

    The Business Saturday 7 June 2014

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    The Business

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

    The ECB's decision to drop interest rates was getting financial journalists in a tizzy this week. But should we really be getting excited about this and what does it all mean? Nick Webb, Sunday Independent business editor joins us.
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    Cracking China

    Twenty five years ago this week, images from China shocked the world. In what has become known as the Tiananmen Square massacre, Chinese troops moved in on student protesters killing hundreds. Aidan Walsh, founder of Texacloth remembers the scenes well. He joins us in studio to describe his experiences in China over 30 years.
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    Fortune's Top 50

    Kathleen Murphy makes regular appearances in Fortune magazine's Top 50 most powerful women in business list, sharing the honour with the likes of Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg. She is the president of Personal Investing at Fidelity Investments, managing over $1.2 trillion and 14,000 staff.
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    The Cult of the Entrepreneur

    These days its widely accepted that the key to Ireland's economic future lies with our entrepreneurs. But Gary Brown of Target McConnells believes we've become too obsessed with that idea, what he calls the cult of entrepreneurship. He debates the issue with Jerry Kennelly, founder of Tweak.com.
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    Working Alone

    Plenty of Irish companies start as a one man or one woman band in houses all over the country. But of course business people aren't the only ones who work all alone. We've been catching up with some others to find out if one is the loneliest number in the working world.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Pretty Woman
      Composer: Roy Orbison / Bill Dees
      Performer(s): Roy Orbison
      Performer(s): Roy Orbison
      Album: The Best of the Oldies, Summer Time Hits: I Get Around, In the Summertime, Pretty Woman, La Bamba, Wipe Out & More of the Best Hits from the 50's & 60's, Sony Music Entertainment
      Duration: 0:16
    • Title: The Bargain Store
      Composer: Dolly Parton
      Performer(s): Dolly Parton
      Performer(s): Dolly Parton
      Album: Ultimate Dolly Parton, BMG Heritage
      Duration: 0:21
    • Title: Shopping For Clothes
      Composer: The Coasters
      Performer(s): The Coasters
      Performer(s): The Coasters
      Album: Burning Fire
      Duration: 0:25

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