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The latest business and finance news from around the world from the BBC

    Lebanon’s inflation rate the highest in the world

    Lebanon’s inflation rate the highest in the world

    Lebanon’s inflation rate has become the highest in the world, according to the latest figures from the Lebanon Central Administration of Statistics. Tala Ramadan, a journalist in Beirut, explains how ordinary people in Lebanon are trying to get by, as fuel, food and internet connection become ever more scarce.

    • 9 min
    Update: DraftKings makes bid for UK gambling firm Entain

    Update: DraftKings makes bid for UK gambling firm Entain

    The US sports betting company has made an offer reportedly worth $20 billion. We examine the significance of the offer with Alice Hancock, leisure industries reporter with the Financial Times.
    And Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading in New Jersey brings us up to date with today's movements on Wall Street.

    • 8 min
    Canada: Narrow win for Justin Trudeau

    Canada: Narrow win for Justin Trudeau

    Canada's leader Justin Trudeau has secured another term, but without an overall majority. Mr Trudeau had hoped Canadians would reward his handling of the pandemic and relatively smooth vaccine roll out by returning his Liberal Party with a strong majority, but journalist Jatinder Sidhu in Vancouver explains why that didn't happen, and discusses the economic implications of the result. Also in the programme, there's been widespread fallout across Europe from rapidly rising energy prices. The BBC's Ed Butler considers the consequences for business, and explores the role of Russia in the whole affair. Plus, shares in Universal Music Group soared by as much as a third as they were spun off from French media giant Vivendi with a listing on the Amsterdam stock exchange. We find out why from Dr Matt Grimes, who is an expert on the music business at Birmingham City University. Presenter: Mike Johnson Producers: Matthew Davies and Russell Padmore.

    • 26 min
    Update: US stocks fall on Chinese finance fears

    Update: US stocks fall on Chinese finance fears

    The Dow Jones index fell 1.7% on Monday over fears that the Chinese property developer Evergrande is struggling to repay its debts, which could impact big banks. Our correspondent Michelle Fleury explains the story.

    • 4 min
    Russian election: Kremlin rejects vote-rigging accusations

    Russian election: Kremlin rejects vote-rigging accusations

    President Putin's United Russia won two thirds of seats in the lower house of parliament. The party's vote share was down four points on five years ago, and we hear about the new Russian parliament's main economic challenges from Chris Weafer, chief executive of the Moscow-based consultancy Macro Advisory. Also in the programme, ahead of elections this weekend, the BBC's Theo Leggett reports from Munich in Germany on what businesses hope for from the next Chancellor. A month after seizing power in Afghanistan, the Taliban have effectively banned women from working. We get reaction to the latest developments from Pashtana Durrani, who is a women's rights activist in the country. Plus, our regular workplace commentator Stephanie Hare explores the art of storytelling in the workplace. Today's edition is presented by Rahul Tandon, and produced by Clare Williamson and Russell Padmore.

    • 26 min
    Energy crisis continues across the world

    Energy crisis continues across the world

    The wholesale price of gas has soared in the UK, Europe and Asia because of a squeeze on supplies. Ellen Fraser, energy expert at Barringa Partners, explains how a perfect storm of problems has created the energy crisis, while independent economist Michael Hughes weighs in on how the resultant inflation effects might weight on central bankers' minds. Also in the programme, Canadians go to the polls on 20 September after a short 35-day election campaign sprint. Mark Agnew of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce explains what businesses are hoping for once the results are in. A new report shows how China continues to dominate the e-commerce market. And entertainment reporter KJ Matthews gives some tips on what to watch out for at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards.

    • 22 min

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