The latest business and finance news from around the world from the BBC
Controversy for the Golden Globes
The Golden Globes has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, following exposés of The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of 87 international journalists who vote on the awards; we hear from KJ Matthews, an entertainment reporter based in Los Angeles. The World Trade Organisation has a new boss in charge from Monday but press coverage of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been criticised for being sexist and racist . We hear from Ugandan Economist Emmanuel Nshakira Rukundo who is currently at the University of Bonn in Germany. Plus we pick over the $1.9 trillion US stimulus package with the help of economist Michael Hughes. And the UN is appealing for $4bn for Yemen, warning that the country is on the verge of the worst famine the world has seen for decades; we hear from Elana DeLozier, a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
UPDATE:US house set to approve $1.9 trillion stimulus
The US House of Representatives prepares to pass President Biden's $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package to help provide support during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we speak to the Wall Street Journal's Christine Peterson about what new measures the bill includes. Plus Pokemon hits 25, we find out just how the creature collecting game has kept everyone catching 'em all for so long
India's economy bounces back
The Indian economy grew 0.4% in a year, after significant coronavirus-related declines. The BBC's Nikhil Inamdar in Mumbai talks us through how different sectors have performed. And we hear from Adar Poonawalla, chief executive of the world's largest vaccine maker, Serum Institute of India, about the role the company is playing in getting coronavirus jabs shipped around the world. Also in the programme, IAG, the parent of British Airways, Iberia and several other airlines, has posted a loss of just over $9bn in 2020. We consider the future of the aviation industry with the environmental campaigner, George Monbiot. Plus, three decades after the cult classic Eddie Murphy film Coming to America was released, a sequel will be screened on Amazon Prime from next week. We ask South African actor Nomzamo Mbatha, who stars in the new production, how the west's portrayal of Africa has changed since the 80s.
UPDATE:Etsy publishes strong results as online shopping soars
Etsy publishes a strong set of results, we hear from Etsy seller Ellie Chalkley about why she uses the platform. Plus an update on how the US markets performed.
China's Xi claims an end to extreme poverty
China's president Xi Jinping has claimed his country has eradicated extreme poverty. Also, how true to life is the recent series Industry, portraying the life of London bankers.
UPDATE:Biden takes semiconductor action
The global semiconductor shortage continues to affect industries from computers through to automobiles. As President Biden signs an executive order to help look into the shortage, we hear just why there's a shortage and what can be done about them. Also in the programme, coronavirus-hit South Africa has unveiled its national budget for the coming year. Plus we hear fromSenagalese engineer Marie Ndieguene, whose new way to help farmers prevent post-harvest loss has been nominated for the Africa Engineering Prize.
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