Category “Business”

The Bank of Tax Cheats

In this episode of BBC's Panorama, serious questions are raised for the British government and the city of London, all in regards to an apparent effort by the biggest bank to help some of their biggest and most wealthy clients dodge paying tax. When the government found out about this scheme, Panorama asks why weren't the cheats or the banks prosecuted? and even more curious, why was the banker in charge of all this controversy appointed to the government itself? Panorama also managed to get their hands on some leaked files that reveal how HSBC turned a blind eye to crime and...

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TRADER: The Documentary

Paul Tudor Jones is the founder of Tudor Investment Corporation, a private management company and hedge fund. As of March of last year (2014) Forbes Magazine ranked him as the 108th richest American with a net worth of $4.3 billion, this figure also makes him the 345th richest in the world. This film was originally released in November of 1987 on public TV but is quite rare as Jones for some reason requested it to be removed from circulation in 1990, it shows Jones accurately predicting the stock crash of the same...

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Trouble at Tesco

The mighty Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, a giant which has fallen from grace. It's sales are down and it's also facing a criminal investigation into how it overstated it's profits. In this film from panorama they take a peek into the inner workings of one of the UK's most important businesses a reveal why profits tumbled and how Tesco turned the screw on the people who supplied them with products and why the person in charge of protecting those vert suppliers has had her hands tied by the government. Including an exclusive interview, with the very man who built Tesco into the 3rd...

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Donald Trump: Billionaire Rich Lifestyle

Welcome to the world of Donald Trump, Trump has made himself a multi billionaire and never stops flaunting what he's got but behind this image is the toughness of a New York builder. Trumps American dream takes him from luxury buildings and hotels to starring in the original Apprentice series. Now Trump is attempting to bring his brand of showmanship over the Scotland but the locals aren't that impressed. With exclusive access to Donald Trump and his family this film discovers how a man who narrowly avoided bankruptcy went on to make...

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Amazon’s Retail Revolution

British people now do more of their shopping online than any other nation and in 2013, tens of millions of British customers used Amazon to buy 4.5 billion pounds' worth of goods. The story of the growing use of Amazon is the story of the internet age. Time and again, founder Jeff Bezos has moved the goalposts for many industries. Publishers, retailers and even the French minister of culture criticise Amazon's practices and bemoan its sheer size, but Amazon defends its record for providing customers with choice and competitive prices. Furthermore, Bezos' confidence in his mantra of 'start...

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Why hate Ryanair?

BBC's Panorama takes it upon themselves to investigate the Irish budget airline known as "Ryanair". Ryanair is one of the fastest growing airlines, having only started with one plane back in 1985 and now has 200, flying to nearly 150 destinations in 26 different countries whilst offering customers low-cost fairs to fly, but to achieve these low prices the airline has had to sacrifice luxury and comfort. Ryanair is the airline everyone loves to hate but can't stop...

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Peter Jones: How We Made Our Millions

Presenter on the BBC program "Dragon's Den" and successful entrepreneur Peter Jones meets up with two of Britain's fellow and well known entrepreneur's to explore and discuss what drives them and how they came to be millionaires. These are Richard Reed, co-founder of smoothie company Innocent which has a 165 million pound turnover each year and Michelle Mone, the owner and creator of the multi-million pound lingerie...

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Nissan GTR

Designed to rival Porsche and Ferrari with speeds exceeding 300km/hr and an acceleration of 0 to 100km/hr in 2.8 seconds, Nissan GTR is the ultimate Japanese super car. With a design that is uniquely Japanese; square, angular and blunt, made to resemble the Gundam robots, as opposed to the conventional slick design of western super cars, the GTR has managed to challenge the theories of car design and aerodynamics. The film takes the viewer inside the Nissan megafactory, the size of 600 football pitches, to observe all the stages of manufacturing up to testing. A detailed look into what...

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Amazon: Truth Behind the Click

A behind the scenes look into what happens when you buy from the world’s biggest online retailer. Through testimonials of ex-employees and an undercover employee with a camera, the tough conditions for workers at Amazon are revealed. The film exposes the immense pressure the workers go through, such as racing a computerized clock every step of their shift and having to walk up to 11 miles a day inside the distribution centers. As more people around the world find it easier to do their shopping online with a click of a button, staff members working at Amazon are put under mental...

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