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

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    South Africa has the highest unemployment rate in the world

    South Africa has the highest unemployment rate in the world

    South Africa is heading back to the polls on May 29th. The news comes on the same day that the country revealed its unemployment numbers - officially the world's worst. Ed Butler will find out what's behind the latest rise in unemployment.
    President Joe Biden may be languishing in the opinion polls, but he's winning some impressive results in campaign donations. Could finance be the key to his re-election bid?
    And hacking the hackers we hear how the police may have brought down one of the world's biggest cybercrime groups.

    • 27 min
    Another day, another protests

    Another day, another protests

    Another day, another protests. Polish farmers are staging protests against cheap Ukrainian grain flooding the market and EU regulations on pesticide and fertiliser usage. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the protests demonstrated the "daily erosion of solidarity" with Ukraine.
    We will hear from Ukrainian grain farmer who's exporting his product to Europe.
    Also, in the programme, we will find out why over 6 000 doctors resigning in South Korea and how The People’s Bank of China is helping home buyers.

    • 27 min
    Houthi attacks three months on

    Houthi attacks three months on

    The crew of a Belize-flagged, British-registered cargo vessel have abandoned ship off Yemen after it was hit by missiles fired by the Houthi movement. Ed Butler will be finding out the latest.
    Also in the show, we look at the latest surging protests over spiralling inflation in Nigeria.
    And a billionaire tells us about his passion for collecting sneakers - and why he's selling them off for charity.

    • 27 min
    Gaza conflict takes heavy toll on Israel's economy

    Gaza conflict takes heavy toll on Israel's economy

    The Hamas attacks of 7 October 2023 led to major reductions in household spending and business investment in Israel.
    We also assess what the Houthi Red Sea attacks mean for global shipping.
    Also, in the programme, our presenter Devina Gupta finds out why Paytm's digital wallet in India at risk; and how rising inflation in Nigeria is impacting businesses.

    • 27 min
    Trump fined $354.9 million

    Trump fined $354.9 million

    A New York judge has ordered Donald Trump to pay $354.9 million over fraud allegations and banned him from running companies in the state for three years. Roger Hearing gets the latest on what this means for Trump and his business empire.
    Alexei Navalny, an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin, has died in a prison near the Arctic Circle. We look at what this could mean for Russia and for future possible sanctions.

    • 27 min
    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navaly reported dead

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navaly reported dead

    We look at Russia's economy after the opposition leader Alexei Navalny is reported to have died at the "Polar Wolf" Arctic penal colony where he was serving a three-decade jail term. Also on the programme, investment firms quit a global investor coalition which was pushing companies to rein in climate-damaging emissions. And Indian election bonds are ruled “unconstitutional” by the country’s Supreme Court.

    • 27 min

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