Based in London, Stephen Beard reports for the entire Marketplace portfolio providing daily coverage of Europe’s business and economic developments.

When asked what he most enjoys about his work, he answers simply, “Travel.” Over the past two years, he produced a series of features on the European debt crisis, reported from the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, the World Economic Forum in Davos, and various locations in Greece, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and the United Kingdom.

Stephen has spent four decades in radio. Before joining Marketplace in 1993, he worked for 20 years as a BBC staffer and freelance reporter, in addition to time with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and with commercial broadcasting stations in Manchester, England, and Victoria, British Columbia. His reporting has taken him throughout North America and Europe, as well as the Middle East, China, Australia, Malaysia and India.

Stephen holds a prestigious Clarion Award for his report on the death of U.S. politician Ron Brown; a National Federation of Community Broadcasters Golden Reel award for a series on modern-day slavery; and a New York Festivals Silver World Medal for his series on the changing face of Eastern Europe.

Stephen is a graduate of the University of Leeds, with an honors degree in Law. When Stephen isn’t working, he enjoys reading biographies and tending his small farm outside London, which includes 110 ewes, one very noisy cockerel and an elderly, non-laying hen. In addition to his impressive journalism CV, he has also worked as a deep-sea fisherman and a bingo caller.



Features by Stephen Beard

Bidding for Europe's growing airport business

The battle to take over one of Europe's largest airport operators is lifting off. A large Australian bank has joined a consortium led by Goldman Sachs and is poised to make a bid. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

A hedge fund pandemic?

Hedge funds are dangerous, more of a threat to the world's economy than a bird flu pandemic. That's a new warning from the European Central Bank. Stephen Beard reports.

Iran's answer: NO

The US has offered to hold talks with Iran about its nuclear program, but only if it promises to stop developing weapons-grade uranium first. Iran rejected the stipulation. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

European markets cheer Paulson?

After yesterday's losses, European shares regained their poise this morning, and it may have something to do with Henry Paulson's nomination to become US Treasury Secretary. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

EU court strikes down US deal

A US law requiring airlines to provide detailed passenger information on international flights coming into the country has been ruled illegal by the European Court of Justice. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

EU court strikes down US deal

A US law requires airlines traveling to our country to provide detailed passenger information. But today, the European Court of Justice ruled the anti-terrorism measure is illegal. From London, Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Waging economic war against Iran

The US is reportedly trying to gather allies to launch an all-out financial attack on Iran over its plans to enrich uranium. Iran continues to insist it has a right to nuclear technology. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Even aspiring pop stars can telecommute

You might think the life of a young pop singer means long hours on the road between gigs, but Stephen Beard has the story of a once-struggling British singer who found fame courtesy of a Webcam.
Posted In: Science

Waging economic war against Iran

The White House is reported to be planning an all-out financial attack on Iran over its plans to enrich uranium. From London, Stephen Beard reports.

Russian oil flexes muscle

Moscow is floating a plan to take over three oil projects that are now being run by Western companies. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada


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