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Radio and podcasts Today programme on BBC R4

Bloomberg TV

Bloomberg Technology is a tech- focused one-hour show, bringing all the news from Silicon Valley.

Today is themost influential news programme intheUnitedKingdom andsets thepolitical agendaeach morning. If youwant toquicklybuild awarenessof current affairs in politics, businessandsociety, then listentothis. One of BBC R4’s main flagship news and current affairs programmes, along with Today and PM . A probing look at the day’s issues – excellent analysis and interviews with leading figures.

Press The Economist

Try a discounted trial or student subscription for full access, or choose your limited free reads carefully. The app is free to download. Behind a pay wall. The Times law supplement is published on Thursdays and you can sign up for their daily law newsletter which is sent by email. Paywall (can read some free material). Good international features and interesting opinion pieces. The Guardian lawsection used tobe verywell regarded, although there are claims of a slip in quality since it lost its dedicated teamof writers. But there’s nopaywall! Heavy on the financial markets and good for fast news reports. Interesting toreadaboutEuropean issues fromanotherperspective.

World at One on BBC R4

The Times

PM on BBC R4

Financial Times

The World of Business podcast

Insights into the business world from Radio 4’s In Business programme.

FT News Briefing podcast

A rundown of the most important global business news stories every weekday morning direct from the newsroom of the Financial Times. BBCWorld Service’s daily podcast on the world of money and work from across the globe. Thispodcast offers solidcoverage oncurrent affairs, businessand finance, scienceand technology, andglobal issues. Thehour-longshowallows timefor special reports toexplain issues moredeeply–by far thebestnews journalismonBritishTV. TheBBC’s business and economics teamcontributes regularly to BBCNews and also has blogs and stories on theBBCwebsite. Tune in to TheAndrewMarr Show for interviewswith leading figures from politics andbusiness (or its ITV rival, Peston ). TheBeeb alsomakes some goodone-off documentaries/ short series about world economics andbusiness.


Business Daily podcast Economist Radio podcast TV Channel 4 News


Wall Street Journal

BBC News website

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Other Finimize

A free daily email that summarises the top financial news in three minutes. Great for those who just want to get the gist of the big stories. Following law firms, journalists, political commentators, and publications’ business or law- specific Twitter accounts (eg, @BBCBusiness) on social media can help to keep you up-to-date with the latest events and analysis in bitesize chunks. There are also several commercial awareness accounts run by students for aspiring lawyers.

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