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

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

    India's coronavirus migrant worker crisis

    India's coronavirus migrant worker crisis

    There have been desperate scenes in India as migrant workers head home under lockdown. In many places, the result has been transport jammed with people and luggage, which is extra perilous with the risk of a spreading virus. Those who haven't found transport have resorted to walking in many cases as much as hundreds of kilometres. Meena Kandasamy is a writer who divides her time between London and Chennai, and argues that those in power in New Delhi seem to have forgotten about the country's huge numbers of migrant workers. Also in the programme, the BBC's Ed Butler reports on the challenges involved in calculating the proportion of those who catch coronavirus who will actually die. Plus, as figures were released revealing the extent to which people in Britain stocked up their kitchen cupboards as the country entered lockdown, we hear from Anna Caldicott of Cocotte Catering in South London, which has turned to home grocery deliveries after regular business dried up. And we talk to Paul Jackson, head teacher at Manorfield Primary School in east London, and chef Michey Wing Chan from the Dorchester Hotel in Mayfair, who is part of a team helping provide meals to vulnerable children, and to the children of key workers who are still going to school.

    • 27 мин.
    Update: Coronavirus causes boom in Kenyan fish sales

    Update: Coronavirus causes boom in Kenyan fish sales

    Kenyan fishermen have long noted that the low-cost imports were harming the country’s fishing industry. A month ago, one kilogram of Nile perch cost 250 shillings or about $2.50. Now, the price is up to $3.50

    • 11 мин.
    Coronavirus boosts gaming industry

    Coronavirus boosts gaming industry

    Whilst many businesses suffer as a result of coronavirus, gaming is bucking the trend. Miles Jacobson is from Sports Interactive, the firm behind the Football Manager series of video games, and tells us why they recently decided to give the game away free for a limited period in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. We find out how all the additional gamers are impacting on internet bandwidth from Kyle Orland of the website Ars Technica. And Andy Robertson, who wrote the guide Taming Gaming, discusses how parents should best manage their children's expectations about gaming over the coming weeks, whilst schools in many parts of the world are suspended. Also in the programme, the price of oil has collapsed to a 17 year low. Ellen Wald of the Atlantic Council in Washington DC explains the impact on United States oil production. And we hear how Russia will manage with such low prices from Tom Adshead, director of Macro Advisory in Moscow. Plus as people all over the world find themselves isolating at home, we find out more about what that experience is like from Beth Healey, a British medical doctor who spent a year in a remote research station in Antarctica.

    • 27 мин.
    How is Africa coping with coronavirus?

    How is Africa coping with coronavirus?

    Zimbabwe goes into lockdown and South Africans face supermarkets stripped of food. We get the latest from our correspondents in Harare and Johannesburg.

    Jumia is one of Africa's major online retailers. Its CEO Sacha Poignonnec tells us how the company is helping efforts to stem the spread of the disease.

    • 22 мин.
    Update: US markets slide as winning streak ends

    Update: US markets slide as winning streak ends

    The Dow Jones ended 4% lower as its winning steak came to a halt; we get analysis from Chris Low at FHN Financial. And the BBC's Marianna Spring tells us how to spot fake coronavirus news.

    • 7 мин.
    Signs of life in China's economy

    Signs of life in China's economy

    We take the temperature of China's economy amid signs it is sputtering back into life. Herbert Lun is chief executive of Wing Sang Electrical in Shenzhen, and tells us how business is going. Meanwhile Benjamin Speyer, chief executive of technology consultancy Serica says that whilst restrictions have been lifted in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, there are still barriers to trade. Meanwhile, the managing director of the IMF has warned that the world is already in recession. Also in the programme, the BBC's Rahul Tandon reports from India on fears that up to 100 million migrant labourers in the country are at risk of starvation, under the coronavirus lockdown that began there earlier this week. We examine the toll on the mental health of those providing care in this pandemic. Plus, the BBC's Victoria Craig discusses her search for silver linings in the challenging situation we all face, and we hear from Dina Martins, co-owner of the Portuguese Love Affair cafe in east London, which is doing its part to lend the community a helping hand and a hot meal.

    • 26 мин.

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