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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

    Elon Musk Twitter deal back on in surprise u-turn

    Elon Musk Twitter deal back on in surprise u-turn

    Billionaire Elon Musk has made a surprise u-turn, confirming his plans to move forward with purchase of Twitter. Molly Roberts, from the Washington Post tells us what she thinks about this announcement. We also find out how the markets reacted to the news.

    A new investigation led by journalists at the Associated Press this week uncovers Russia's alleged smuggling of Ukrainian grain to subsidise its war. We speak with Michael Biersecker, a global investigation reporter with the Associated Press.

    The European Parliament has voted for a new advancement to technology, introducing a single charging point for all new mobile phones and other devices. The chief negotiator on the issue, Alex Agius Saliba tells us why.

    The BBC'S Devina Gupta talks to us about the massive earnings of a historical drama based on a 10th century Indian king of Cholas – called PS 1 in just four days.

    • 26 min
    EU opposes German energy plan

    EU opposes German energy plan

    EU Leaders have told the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz his $200 billion dollars energy support plan for businesses and households threatens European unity. We hear from Lundquist Neubauer from energy price comparison website, Verivox, who tells us how it's affecting customers, and Chief Economist at Germany's Berenberg Bank Holger Schmieding tells us how it's playing out politically.

    We get the latest from Pakistan, which is facing a health emergency as hundreds of thousands of people live in unsanitary conditions with no clean drinking water after floods devastated the country. Ayesha Salma, Group Head of the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund tells us what the situation is like there on the ground.

    How would you like to work on a remote island in the Antarctic? We speak to Lucy Bruzzone, who is doing just that with 3 others, when they travel south for 5 months to sort mail and count penguins in temperatures as low as -30C.

    • 26 min
    Kim Kardashian fined over crypto ad

    Kim Kardashian fined over crypto ad

    Kim Kardashian has agreed to pay a $1.26m (£1.12m) fine for advertising EthereumMax on her Instagram page. The US Securities and Exchange Commission said the reality TV star had received $250,000 for advertising the cryptocurrency, without disclosing she had been paid to do so.

    A UN report says the Federal Reserve and other central banks risk pushing the global economy into recession if they keep raising interest rates. The BBC'S Jonathan Josephs examines this report in detail and we hear what the IMF has to say about the issue.

    Chris Low, from FHN Financial in New York on why shares in Credit Suisse plunged on as fears mount over the financial health of the Swiss bank.

    People in Tunisia take to the streets to protest the high cost of living and food shortages. The BBC's Anna Foster reports.

    The BBC's Lisa Louis finds out more about Portugal's drive to encourage cycling among children.

    • 26 min
    Pound recovers after British Government U-Turn

    Pound recovers after British Government U-Turn

    The pound rose against the dollar after the UK government announced it was scrapping plans to cut taxes for top earners, get the latest from London with Gemma Tetlow, an economist at the Institute for Government.

    Former OPEC official Jorge Leon discusses fears the group of oil producing countries could reduce supplies, leading to brent crude prices rising 4%.

    A BBC Investigation has found that the owner of the UK's biggest power station, Drax, is cutting down key forests in Canada. We speak to reporter Joe Crowley who's been investigating the story.

    We get the latest from the Brazilian elections with Bruno Carazza, a professor at Dom Cabral Foundation, who told us what to expect in the second round of votes between Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and incumbent Jair Bolsonaro.

    • 27 min
    "Billions of dollars worth of damage" caused by Hurricane Ian

    "Billions of dollars worth of damage" caused by Hurricane Ian

    Rescue workers and US military personnel have been searching for survivors of Hurricane Ian in the state of Florida, as thousands of people remain unaccounted for. Local reports say many people are still waiting to be rescued. Will Bain hears from disaster modeller Chuck Watson, the Director of Research and Development for Enki Research, who says the impact of the storm will cost billions of dollars.

    Brazilians will vote in the first round of the presidential election this Sunday. The incumbent, the right wing Jair Bolsonaro trails in the polls against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who sits at the other end of the political spectrum. Marcos Casarin is an economist at Oxford Economics.

    The New York Yankees' baseball player Aaron Judge approaches the record of 61 home runs - but Yankees fans in New York City might not be able to watch it. New York Post sports media columnist Andrew Marchand tells us why.

    • 27 min
    Hurricane Ian causes devastation

    Hurricane Ian causes devastation

    We hear the latest from Florida and Cuba, as Hurricane Ian makes landfall in the US.

    In one of Europe’s largest initial public offerings, Porsche shares climbed on their debut in Frankfurt. Our international business correspondent Theo Leggett told us how the first day of share sales.

    With the Brazilian election fast approaching, we hear from Marcos Zenaide who is running for state legislature in Rio de Janeiro for the free market Novo Party - an party outside the big two of Mr Bolsonaro and Lula. Economist Paulo Nogueira Batista talks us through the key issues ahead of the weekend.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
213 Ratings

213 Ratings

SAARKESH ,

Delayed Podcast Posting

Business goes on but this podcast doesn’t!

Kékcsillag ,

Topics are interesting but the host Rahul Tanden.. horrible

I find Rahul Tanden’s voice and delivery supremely irritating. This person should not be on radio/podcasts. Absolutely the worst amateur. The quality standards at the BCC have dropped dramatically over the years and he is no exception. Someone who can’t evenly deliver, control his voice and volume should be flipping burgers at McDonald. He doesn’t belong on radio.

BGreig3 ,

I love Most BBC Reporting...

... but please stop your predictable pattern of turning every other story into your annoying breathless rants about gender inequality, lgbtq confusion, climate crisis, race baiting, USA snarking, Trump bashing and global shaming. If you want to flagellate yourselves over your Empire history, fine, but don’t draw the USA and other nations into your guilt trips. You act as if you are very jealous of your American cousins, get over it! Wake-up, the majority of the world really don’t want your lectures, just the balanced news please.

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