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    Why is inflation so stubborn in the United States?

    Why is inflation so stubborn in the United States?

    The inflation is the rate at which prices increases - so when we say the inflation rate is slowing down it does not mean that prices are falling .

    So we wanted to discuss why inflation is still so sticky with someone in the US who has been looking at it for some time - someone involved in those crucial decisions on interest rates

    Rahul Tandon spoke to Austin Goolsbee President of the Federal Reserve bank of Chicago one of 12 Reserve banks in the US.

    • 26 min
    A tit for tat over trade between Europe and China?

    A tit for tat over trade between Europe and China?

    EU tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles could backfire, after Chinese car companies called on their government to introduce import taxes on EU petrol cars, in response. Vishala Sri-Pathma dives into whether this is a sign of things to come.
    Elsewhere, we look at protests in Kenya over a slew of unpopular tax proposals. And we examine the prospects for closer economic ties between Russia and Vietnam after President Putin’s visit to Hanoi.

    • 26 min
    Five hundred and fifty pilgrims have died during Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca

    Five hundred and fifty pilgrims have died during Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca

    There has been devastating human and economic consequences of the heatwaves in several parts of the world. At least five hundred and fifty pilgrims have died during the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca
    In the UK inflation has come under the 2 per cent target for the first time in three years
    And the surging prices of luxury goods have turned off turned off some shoppers. We ask why?

    • 26 min
    Car giant Citroen talks up plans to take on China

    Car giant Citroen talks up plans to take on China

    Citroen CEO Thierry Koskas tells the BBC about its plans to compete with Chinese manufacturers, and why it's "confident" it can beat them on home turf.
    Elsewhere, Roger Hearing looks at whether Nvidia - now the world's most valuable company - is in a price bubble. And he hears from South Africa's new coalition about plans to boost the country’s economy.

    • 26 min
    Nvidia becomes the world’s most valuable company

    Nvidia becomes the world’s most valuable company

    Chip-maker Nvidia has become the world’s most valuable company after its share price climbed to an all-time high. It is now worth $3.34tn with the price having nearly doubled since the start of this year.
    Also, Devina Gupta takes a look at President Joe Biden's new policy that is likely to change the lives of tens of thousands of migrants married to US citizens, and finds out why stock exchange workers are going on strike in Italy.

    • 26 min
    Russia and North Korea's growing economic bond

    Russia and North Korea's growing economic bond

    Russian leader Vladimir Putin is in North Korea for his first talks there in almost a quarter of a century. We hear what two of the world's most sanctioned nations have to offer each other's economies.
    Roger Hearing finds out why Boeing's CEO is likely to get a grilling when he appears before the US Senate.
    With another US electric vehicle start-up filing for bankruptcy, what does it mean for the industry? Meanwhile, how can a new AI tool help fruit growers improve their profits by predicting their harvest?
    The latest business and finance news from around the world, on the BBC.

    • 26 min

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