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Update: Intel to invest $20bn in new Ohio chipmaking complex
The American technology firm Intel says it will spend $20 billion dollars to build two semiconductor chip factories in the US state of Ohio as a global shortage continues. Alena Semuels is the Senior Economics Correspondent at Time and explains the significance of the factories. Chris Low of FHN Financial analyses the possible wider impact on the markets. Also on the programme, how long should people isolate when they have Covid? And are businesses able to keep up with the changing rules? Its a question Marketplace's Kai Rysdall put to Cynthia Baur of the University of Maryland School of Public Health
This edition of World Business Report was presented by Rahul Tandon and produced by Nisha Patel
TotalEnergies and Chevron leave Myanmar
French and American energy giants TotalEnergies and Chevron are pulling out of Myanmar. They've cited deteriorating human rights in the wake of last year's coup in the country. We find out more from Gareth Leather, who is on the emerging markets team at Capital Economics.
Also in the programme, an investment of more than $400 million by the mining firm Rio Tinto on a potential lithium venture in Serbia appears to have come to nothing. The BBC's Guy Delaunay explains why.
After the British culture secretary warned that the way the BBC is funded may be coming to an end in the next few years, the BBC's Rob Young explores the way public service broadcasters are funded around the world.
Plus, the singer Adele has been forced to cancel a series of gigs, or residency, in Las Vegas at the last minute. Mark Mulligan of entertainment analysis company MIDiA Research tells us about the attraction to artists of the residency format.
Today's edition is presented by Fergus Nicoll, and produced by Will Bain, Sara Parry and Philippa Goodrich.
Update: Deadly blast in Ghana
A huge explosion in the west of the country has caused massive damage and loss of life.
Ukraine tension mounts
As signs of a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine mount we gauge the mood in the country. Orysia Lutsevych heads the Ukraine Forum in the Russia and Eurasia programme at Chatham House, and brings us her perspective. And we speak with Oleg Chernyak, who works for a software development company CHI Software, based in Kharkiv, but with offices around the country. Also in the programme, last weekend's underwater volcano eruption in Tonga caused a devastating oil spill thousands of miles to the east in Peru. Simeon Tegel is a freelance reporter based in Lima, and discusses the implications. Plus, the trend of "lying flat" is catching on among young Chinese who are opting out of competitive careers. The BBC's Ed Butler reports on the phenomenon.
Update: Biden defends his first year
President Biden has held a rare press conference to mark a year in office. Biden has defended his administration’s response to the global economic impact of the pandemic, and concerns over supply chain problems.We speak live to the BBC's Gary O'Donoghue outside the West Wing. Also in the programme more than 100 billionaires and millionaires have issued a plea to political and business leaders, asking them to make the super rich pay more tax.
South Africa opens vaccine manufacturing site
South Africa's President Ramaphosa has opened a vaccine manufacturing site in Cape Town. The BBC's Vumani Mkhize was at the event, and brings us the details. And we get reaction to the development from Thomas Cueni, director general of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations in Basel. Also in the programme, the vice president of the European Securities and Markets Authority has called for a ban in the European Union on mining of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, on environmental grounds. Erik Thedeen explains his thinking. Rising food and fuel prices are making daily life tougher for the people of Sri Lanka, and the BBC's Anbarasan Ethirajan reports on the difficulties people in the country face. Plus, less than 10 per cent of trade involving members of the East Africa economic bloc the EAC is currently delivered by rail. Tanzania and Burundi hope to change that and are planning a new rail connection between the two countries. We hear what the countries hope to achieve with the proposal from Nuzulack Dausen, executive editor of the NuktaAfrica news agency in Dar es Salaam.