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Dec 11, 2019
Boeing 737 probe: regulator admits 'mistake'December 11, 2019
We hear the latest from the Boeing 737 probe, where it was revealed that US regulators allowed Boeing's 737 Max to continue flying, despite knowing there was a risk of further crashes. The BBC's Michelle Fleury has been watching the hearings on Capitol Hill and tells us what else was said. And the US Federal Reserve suggested it doesn't plan to alter interest rates for the next year. Susan Schmidt, head of US equities at Aviva, gives her analysis of the Fed's decision to leave rates unchanged...
Dec 11, 2019
The audio streaming economyDecember 11, 2019
Services like Spotify have revolutionised music, but how does it work for the artists? Amy Wang is senior music business editor at Rolling Stone magazine, and tells us how popular bands receive more revenue per play than less popular ones. Wendy Robinson is lead singer of band The Popinjays, and discusses how little income streaming plays can generate for some musicians. And Michael Bonner, editor of Uncut magazine explains that there is still a significant market for music on CD and other...
Dec 10, 2019
Update: Tullow Oil shares tumble 70%, boss resignsDecember 10, 2019
Chief executive Paul McDade and exploration director Angus McCoss are stepping down immediately. The announcement hurts countries like Ghana, where Tullow is the main oil producer and the government relies on revenue from the industry to fund social programs. We talk to Eklavya Gupte of S&P Global Platts.
Dec 09, 2019
Arrest after Delhi factory fireDecember 09, 2019
At least fourty three people are dead in a fire at an Indian school bag factory – we get the latest on what this shows about India’s wider workplace practices. Russia and Ukraine are to discuss an end to the war in Donbass - but is Russia simply angling for a way to end the crippling sanctions against its economy? And why soft loans and aid can be bad for your country's financial future. Plus, the $120k banana that was eaten as part of performance art. It’s been compared with a golden...
Dec 06, 2019
Poland's punchy economic performanceDecember 06, 2019
Poland has the strongest performing economy in the European Union, and we find out why. The BBC's Adam Easton in Warsaw reports on Poland's successful export industries, such as car parts. Jakub Krupa is journalist and director of the Polish Social and Cultural Assocation in London, and tells us why the Polish government is encouraging Poles who have migrated to other countries to return home. Magda Parol did just that a few years ago, setting up a translation business in Warsaw, and says the...
Dec 05, 2019
Update: Saudi Aramco up for saleDecember 05, 2019
Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia's huge state-owned oil production company is up for sale. 1.5% of its stock will be on offer on the Riyadh stock exchange which Aramco hopes will raise $25 billion, valuing the company at $1.7 trillion. The BBC's Sameer Hashmi has been following this highly anticipated IPO from Dubai. A lot of Chinese companies have been relocating in order to rebrand their exports Made in Vietnam - and get around American tariffs. So how lucrative has that new business been? We...
Dec 05, 2019
Battle to do business in IranDecember 05, 2019
BBC's Ivana Davidovic hears from the boss of a manufacturing company and an internet entrepreneur, both of whom contributed anonymously for fear of repercussions from talking to the BBC. Esfandyar Batmanghelidj, founder of Boursa Bazaar, a publication which tracks developments in Iran's economy discusses why ordinary Iranians feel so let down at the moment. And Rana Rahimpour of the BBC Persian service explores the historical roots of the current protests. Also in the programme, France is in the...
Dec 04, 2019
Update: Peloton stock drops after 'sexist' adDecember 04, 2019
A Christmas advert from exercise bike company Peloton has been widely mocked on social media as being "sexist", "out of touch", and even "dystopian". Matthew De Silva of Quartz explains how this translated to a hit to the company's share price. Plus we'll have a regular look on the US markets from Chris Low at FHN financial in New York.
Dec 04, 2019
India's onion crisisDecember 04, 2019
An onion crop failure led to soaring prices in India where it can cause political turmoil. Vivek Singh of London's Cinnamon Club restaurant explains how significant the onion is to South Asian cuisine. Kolkata-based journalist Sandip Roy tells us that a fivefold price increase means the onion has become a valuable target for thieves. We hear from Danish Shah of produce exporting firm Sanghar Exports how the onion crisis has affected his business. And economics professor Dr Saswati Chodhhari of...
Dec 03, 2019
Update: Page and Brin step down at Google-parent AlphabetDecember 03, 2019
After two decades, Google's founders are handing control to current CEO Sundar Pichai. Larry Page and Sergiy Brin will remain on parent company Alphabet's board of directors. We get reaction from Stuart Miles, founder of tech website PocketLint. And Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading in New Jersey brings us up to date on the day's trading on Wall Street.