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What’s the importance of the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to China? Rahul Tandon explores the possible economic benefits to both countries.
We hear how Russia is still managing to export oil via other countries around the world, and in effect making the sanctions ineffective.
The Ambassador-at-Large with Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chan Hen Chee, talks to us about the country’s future direction after its long serving Prime Minister steps down.

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What’s the importance of the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to China? Rahul Tandon explores the possible economic benefits to both countries.
We hear how Russia is still managing to export oil via other countries around the world, and in effect making the sanctions ineffective.
The Ambassador-at-Large with Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chan Hen Chee, talks to us about the country’s future direction after its long serving Prime Minister steps down.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    Boeing: Shareholders approve $33 million package for outgoing CEO

    Boeing: Shareholders approve $33 million package for outgoing CEO

    Shareholders of plane maker Boeing approved a pay package of nearly $33 million for outgoing CEO Dave Calhoun - the highest ever agreed by the company - at its AGM on Friday. Mr Calhoun was also re-elected to stay on the troubled company’s board.
    Cubans are enduring some of their bleakest economic times since the Cold War – amid worsening inflation, a scarcity of basic goods and a decades-long US economic embargo. The BBC’s Correspondent, Will Grant, looks at how the situation has impacted on one of Cuba’s most quintessential industries – sugar – to see how tough the situation has become.

    • 26 min
    Country Garden: can the company survive?

    Country Garden: can the company survive?

    China's real estate industry is facing major financial problems, leaving many empty or half-finished unused buildings. One of China’s largest real-estate companies, Country Garden of the verge of liquidation.
    Also, Roger Hearing finds out what's happening with businesses in New Caledonia. And we hear how the economic growth in India affecting people's life.

    • 26 min
    Baltimore Bridge Collapse Update

    Baltimore Bridge Collapse Update

    Two months after a container ship crash saw the collapse of a road bridge in Baltimore, killing six workers, Rahul Tandon speaks to the Executive Director of the Baltimore International Seafarers’ Centre about why staff on the ship are still stuck aboard.
    As the Dow Jones hits a record high we look at how a strong stock market is helping some to retire earlier than expected and on the day that Singapore Airlines announces staff bonuses worth nearly eight months' salary we look at how they came to receive such a generous payout.

    • 26 min
    How close is the friendship between Russia and China?

    How close is the friendship between Russia and China?

    Chines leader Xi Jinping has been rolling out the red carpet for the Russian President Vladimir Putin during his two days visit. A Large portion of the meeting focused around the two countries' trade relationship. What do these two huge economies want from each other?
    Also, in the programme, Sam Fenwick looks at Kenya where the government announced a new tax policy that will increase the price of staples like bread, mobile phone data and money transfers.

    • 26 min
    President Putin in China to boost strategic ties

    President Putin in China to boost strategic ties

    What’s the importance of the Russian President Vladmir Putin’s visit to China? Rahul Tandon explores the possible economic benefits to both countries.
    We hear how Russia is still managing to export oil via other countries around the world, and in effect making the sanctions ineffective.
    The Ambassador-at-Large with Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chan Hen Chee, talks to us about the country’s future direction after its long serving Prime Minister steps down.

    • 26 min
    Latvia banking chief: frozen Russian assets could help Ukraine

    Latvia banking chief: frozen Russian assets could help Ukraine

    In a BBC exclusive, Latvia's central bank governor, Mārtiņš Kazāks, highlights how the interest from frozen Russian assets could help finance Ukraine’s army. EU ambassadors have already agreed this in principle.
    Also, Will Bain finds out why foreign investors in Georgia might reconsider their future after a controversial funding law was passed in the country. And we hear from an autoworker in Alabama as workers vote on unionisation.

    • 26 min

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