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

Excuse his <i>not speaking</i> French? Never!

French President Jacques Chirac stormed out of a key European Union meeting after a French business leader committed the unpardonable sin: He addressed the gathering in English. Stephen Beard reports.

EU opens economic-reform talks

European Union leaders are meeting today in Brussels to talk about radical economic reform. As in, let's become the United States of Europe.Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Apple and the French

Apple is getting into a melee with France. It says a proposed law concerning iPod music downloads smacks of state-sponsored piracy. Stephen Beard reports.

The nanny state

The British government spends more than $350 million annually on advertising. That makes it the third-largest advertiser in the United Kingdom. Why does a government have to spend so much on ads? Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

L'Oreal and the Body Shop

Cosmetics giant L'Oreal has bought the eco-conscious British company Body Shop. Critics question the move because Body Shop is well-known for its stance against animal testing, whereas L'Oreal has never banned the practice. Stephen Beard reports.

She's a British idol on the Web

A struggling British singer has attracted thousands of new fans from all over the world with her concerts -- webcast from her home in south London. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

A good-looking deal?

The Body Shop, known for its all-natural products, is being sold to the world's largest cosmetics company, L'Oreal. As L'Oreal put it, it's worth it. Stephen Beard reports.

Little Luxembourg tries to block big deal

Although it's half the size of Delaware, Luxembourg is trying to stop a $23-billion merger between two of the world's biggest steel companies.Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

London Stock Exchange taking bids

The London Stock Exchange's biggest stockholder says it is willing to entertain takeover offers. Stephen Beard reports from London.
Posted In: Investing

Nasdaq bids for London Stock Exchange

NASDAQ has put in a bid to purchase the London Stock Exchange. The LSE has rejected the bid. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Wall Street


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