Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 27, 2015
Mar 27, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 27, 2015

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Airing on Friday, March 27, 2015: Prices are not budging in Japan at a time that policymakers really wanted to see prices rise some. There's news today inflation in Japan is zero. Sinking oil is one reason, but consumers are still tentative about buying things. That's despite extensive efforts by the Japanese goverment to stimulate things, a set of policies called "Abenomics". More on that. Plus, 3G Capital plans to put into place “zero based budgeting” at Kraft. We explain what this means and how it works. And for people who have too much to do, don't want to think much about food or are tired of microwaving plastic from the freezer, there is something called Soylent. It's a powder that turns into a bland, beige shake. Soylent is produced by a start up company that's been attracting some serious venture capital from big Silicon Valley names. We talk about, and taste, the product.

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The ins and outs of 'zero-based budgeting'

Mar 27, 2015
Think of it as a diet for your company's budget.

European Union investigates e-commerce

Mar 27, 2015
The European Commission says there may be evidence of anti-competitive behavior.

New York chef turns food scraps into fine cuisine

Mar 27, 2015
The menu at Dan Barber's restaurant features dishes made only from food waste.

PODCAST: Are you going to eat that?

Mar 27, 2015
Questions over liability, the European Union looks at e-commerce, and garbage fine dining.

Airing on Friday, March 27, 2015: Prices are not budging in Japan at a time that policymakers really wanted to see prices rise some. There’s news today inflation in Japan is zero. Sinking oil is one reason, but consumers are still tentative about buying things. That’s despite extensive efforts by the Japanese goverment to stimulate things, a set of policies called “Abenomics”. More on that. Plus, 3G Capital plans to put into place “zero based budgeting” at Kraft. We explain what this means and how it works. And for people who have too much to do, don’t want to think much about food or are tired of microwaving plastic from the freezer, there is something called Soylent. It’s a powder that turns into a bland, beige shake. Soylent is produced by a start up company that’s been attracting some serious venture capital from big Silicon Valley names. We talk about, and taste, the product.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC