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Italy and China sign Belt and Road deal
Italy and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expand China's ambitious One Belt One Road initiative all the way to Western Europe. Dr Yu Jie of Chatham House explains what's in it for both parties. And we'll have a regular view on the US markets with Susan Schmidt of Aviva Investors.
US jury rules weedkiller a cancer 'factor'
A US jury found Bayer's weedkiller glyphosate to be a 'factor' in a gardener's cancer. Molly Scott Cato is a member of the European parliament for the Green Party, and gives us her reaction to the news. And we discuss the wisdom of Bayer's 2016 purchase of Monsanto, the maker of glyphosate, with Berlin-based business journalist Allison Williams. Also in the programme, Google faces a $1.7bn fine from the European Commission for abusing its market dominance in online advertising. Shona Ghosh of the news website Business Insider explains the background to the case. We examine the Ukrainian economy ahead of elections in the country later this month. Our reporter in New York looks at a controversial proposal to introduce a congestion charge for drivers in the city. Plus we consider the prospects for jeans maker Levi Strauss, which lists shares in New York this Thursday, with Matthew Townsend, global business reporter for Bloomberg News
Google launches game streaming service
Its new Stadia service will be available on smartphones, PCs, laptops and TVs when it launches later this year. The BBC's Zoe Kleinman explains how it will impact the gaming industry. India's Jet Airways grounds flights as it runs into financial difficulty - our correspondent reports from Mumbai. And how Peloton, the at-home bike and treadmill company, has allegedly not paid for the music it uses in its online classes.
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