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

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    • 4.4 • 211 Ratings

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

    Australia heads to the polls

    Australia heads to the polls

    Millions of Australians will decide on Saturday whether or not to vote back in the Conservatives after nine years under the party's rule. Australian economist Tim Harcourt tells us more.
    Berlin has said it's moving as fast as possible to end its reliance on Russian energy, and it called off the opening of a new gas pipeline from Russia Nord Stream 2. We talk to Adi Imsirovic, former global head of oil at Gazprom Marketing and Trading.
    President Joe Biden began his five-day Asia trip with a visit to a Samsung semiconductor plant on Friday. Carolina Milanesi, president of analyst and market research firm Creative Strategies, joins us from Silicon Valley to discuss this.
    What do authorities do after seizing the superyatchs of Russian oligarchs? Stephen Beard of our US partners Marketplace explains the difficulties they are having.
    Former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao shares his view on Boeing's third attempt to reach the International Space Centre with the Starliner space capsule.

    • 26 min
    Canada blocks Huawei and ZTE from 5G networks

    Canada blocks Huawei and ZTE from 5G networks

    The move to exclude ZTE and Huawei brings Canada in line with its intelligence partners in the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand. We ask Canadian technology journalist Takara Small why the country took a long time to impose the ban. Also in the programme, food delivery drivers in the United Arab Emirates have been on strike, concerned at the rising price of petrol. We find out more from the BBC's Sameer Hashmi. With Europe attempting to wean itself off Russian energy following the invasion of Ukraine, coal power stations have increased output in recent months. The BBC's George Thomas reports on how it will impact the continent's ambitious targets to end coal power generation by the middle of the decade. Plus, following the death of the Greek film composer Vangelis, who among other things created the famous theme tune for Chariots of Fire, we examine his legacy with the Athens-based journalist Nikki Kitsantonis.

    Today's edition is presented by Mike Johnson, and produced by Sarah Hawkins, Faarea Masud, and Elizabeth Hotson.

    • 26 min
    Ukraine's wheat exports

    Ukraine's wheat exports

    The United States Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, accuses Russia of using food as a weapon of war - holding "hostage" food supplies that are usually exported to millions of people. Daniil Melnychenko is a data analyst at Informall Business Group - based in Odessa - he tells us about the issue.
    Indonesia will resume palm oil exports next week - one of the world's most important commodities. Norman Harsono has been covering the story for the Jakarta Post - he tells us why the President has changed his mind.
    Australia’s recorded its lowest unemployment figure in almost fifty years - just 3.9% last month. Businesses say they're desperate for staff - and Liarne Peek, who owns the Matterhorn Restaurant in Sydney tells us about the problems she's facing.

    • 26 min
    Share market sell-off continues

    Share market sell-off continues

    Investors are worried about a possible recession after steep Wall Street falls on Wednesday. We have the latest on the financial markets from Michael Hewson of CMC Markets, and explore the prospects for the global economy with Simon Macadam at Capital Economics in London, and Allison Schrager, senior fellow and economist at the Manhattan Institute in New York.
    Also in the programme, the BBC's Phil Mercer reports from Australia on how the rising cost of living is a central theme in campaigning ahead of this weekend's general election.
    The BBC's Rahul Tandon examines changing attitudes to defence spending following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Plus, we hear how Joe and Jess Thwaite, from Gloucester in England, found out that they had won $228m on the EuroMillions lottery.

    Today's edition is presented by Mike Johnson, and produced by Sarah Hawkins and Sara Parry.

    • 26 min
    Billions of dollars are pledged to end global food shortage

    Billions of dollars are pledged to end global food shortage

    The World Bank has pledged 30 billion dollars to help tackle world hunger over the next 15 years. Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, US, Jayati Ghosh, gives us her take on whether that amount is enough.
    Share prices in the United States have seen their biggest one day drop since 2020. The DOW Jones Industrial Average fell more than three and a half percent. Our Business Correspondent Samira Hussein tells us why.
    As things take another turn for the worse in Sri Lanka, the power minister Kanchana Wijesekera says people should stop queueing for fuel - as the country has no money to buy any. Shanta Devarajan who's part of the Sri Lankan team speaking to the IMF, tells us about the negotiations.
    Walter Koenig from the Bavaria Brewers Federation tells us about German worries that a shortage of beer bottles there could leave people without their favourite drink.

    • 26 min
    EU unveils new energy strategy

    EU unveils new energy strategy

    There's an increased focus on renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, and we get reaction from Giles Dickson, chief executive of the group Wind Europe. The BBC's Adrienne Murray reports on a scheme to boost North Sea wind energy production. And we hear from Anna Borg, chief executive of Swedish state owned energy company Vattenfall, which is already investing in North Sea wind projects. Also in the programme, a judge in California has thrown out legislation that required publicly listed companies to ensure a certain level of female representation on their boards. We find out more from Laura Whitcombe, global campaign manager of the 30% Club, which campaigns for more gender diversity in companies. Plus, the BBC's Mariko Oi meets some of the young people choosing to engage in high risk cryptocurrency markets.

    Today's edition is presented by Sasha Twining, and produced by Faarea Masud, Sarah Hawkins and Elizabeth Hotson.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
211 Ratings

211 Ratings

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Business goes on but this podcast doesn’t!

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Good European coverage

Especially good coverage of European business trends.

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Great global perspective on business!!

Have been listening for almost two years now.
Get to hear broader and informative news reports covering different parts of the world

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