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

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Update: Coronavirus hits Fashion Week

Chinese buyers and designers were missing from this year's London Fashion Week, as coronavirus (COVID-19) halts travel plans. Mining giant AngloAmerican has a financially successful 2019 - we speak to its CEO Mark Cutifani about the challenges of being the world's largest producer of platinum. Plus, we hear the latest on the stock markets with Cary Leahy of Decision Economics in the US.

12 MIN12 h ago
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Update: Coronavirus hits Fashion Week

Kangaroo Island's first steps to recovery

The recent wildfires in Australia killed 30 people and destroyed an area the size of Cuba. The BBC's Vivienne Nunis has been to Kangaroo Island, just off the coast of South Australia, to look at the economic impact of the disaster. She talks to local business people about what happened to them and the steps they're taking to rebuild. After two weeks of closure to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Macau's casinos have reopened. The Chinese territory relies on gambling for 80% of its revenue, as we hear from our reporter Andrew Wood in Hong Kong.

26 MIN20 h ago
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Kangaroo Island's first steps to recovery

Update: Michael Bloomberg's campaign spending raises eyebrows

US presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg's campaign spending raises eyebrows, but the markets are waiting for the reaction to his first debate as a Democratic representative, explains Susan Schmidt of Aviva in the US.

11 MIN1 d ago
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Update: Michael Bloomberg's campaign spending raises eyebrows

The search for a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine

With over 75,000 people infected with coronavirus COVID-19 worldwide and more than 2000 deaths, how close are we to developing a vaccine? And why aren't some of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies rushing to help find one? We hear from Thomas Breuer, chief scientific officer for pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline. And the BBC's Stephen Ryan has been to a microbiology lab which is working to create a viable vaccine. The Chinese Government has revoked the press credentials of three Wall Street Journal reporters in China, in response to an opinion piece that it described as 'racially discriminatory' and 'malicious slander'. We get the latest from Kerry Allen, our China Media Analyst.

27 MIN1 d ago
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The search for a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine

Update: US markets hold up amidst coronavirus

The US stock markets are doing well despite coronavirus-led disruptions to some industry supply chains, as Brian Dorst of Themis Trading in New Jersey explains.

2 MIN2 d ago
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Update: US markets hold up amidst coronavirus

EU adds four jurisdictions to tax haven blacklist

Panama, the Seychelles, the Cayman Islands and Palau have just been labelled as tax havens by the European Union. We look at what these places are accused of doing and ask if the fight against financial secrecy is being won, or lost. How much data does Amazon have on you? If you use their website and have one of their smart speakers at home then the answer is: a lot. The BBC's Technology desk editor Leo Kelion has found exactly out how much they've got on him. And in New York our business correspondent Samira Hussein has been looking into what's driving the US dairy industry's decade of decline.

26 MIN2 d ago
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EU adds four jurisdictions to tax haven blacklist

Update: Japan economy shrinks at fastest rate in five years

Fears of a recession grow after GDP fell by 1.6% in the final quarter of 2019, with the impact of the coronavirus still to come. We speak to Devin Stewart, senior fellow at the US-based Eurasia Group Foundation.

5 MIN3 d ago
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Update: Japan economy shrinks at fastest rate in five years

Is there a future in traditional banking?

Banking union members are worried about Tuesday's earnings announcement from HSBC, where 10,000 more posts are threatened on top of existing redundancies. Under strong pressure from their investors, banks in Europe are struggling to catch up with more profitable competitors in Asia. So we ask, what is the future for traditional banking? Two weeks of debate in France's national assembly begin today, to try and push through the much-protested pension reform. But with 41,000 amendments to get through, will it ever happen? A question for Katherine Norris-Trent of France 24. "Blue collar" and "white collar" is how manual labourers and office workers, respectively, have been described since the 1920s and 30s. But what impact has this had on today's jobs market? Our workplace commentator Patricia Vincent explains.

26 MIN3 d ago
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Is there a future in traditional banking?

Tesla's German car plant is stopped

A court grants a temporary injunction against the carmaker's 'Gigafactory' near Berlin. What does this mean for Tesla's growth in Europe? We speak to Tim Higgins, auto and tech reporter at the Wall Street Journal who is writing a book about the company. Brexit is threatening hundreds of jobs in the UK's financial services sector. But two Japanese banks have bucked the trend and gone on a recruitment drive in London. Ben Harris works for recruitment firm Morgan McKinley and tells us what's behind it.

22 MIN4 d ago
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Tesla's German car plant is stopped

Tackling Air Pollution

Air pollution can be a silent killer, and we look in-depth at how it can be tackled. Dr Gary Fuller is an air pollution scientist at King's College, London, and explains how it can best be monitored. Heather Acton is a councillor responsible for air quality in Westminster, London, and discusses what's being done there to minimise pollution. Delhi in India is regularly among the most polluted cities in the world, and we find out more from Jyoti Pande Lavakare, co-founder of campaign group Care for Air India. And we hear how the Chinese authorities have made progress with pollution in Beijing from Tiy Chung, who works in Paris for the UN's Climate and Clean Air Coalition. Also in the programme, we get analysis of the easing trade war between China and the United States with Fred Hochberg, a former president of the Export Import Bank of the US, who has just written a book called Trade is Not a Four Letter Word. Plus, we hear tips on how to have a cheap Valentine's Day date from users o...

26 MIN6 d ago
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Tackling Air Pollution

Latest Episodes

Update: Coronavirus hits Fashion Week

Chinese buyers and designers were missing from this year's London Fashion Week, as coronavirus (COVID-19) halts travel plans. Mining giant AngloAmerican has a financially successful 2019 - we speak to its CEO Mark Cutifani about the challenges of being the world's largest producer of platinum. Plus, we hear the latest on the stock markets with Cary Leahy of Decision Economics in the US.

12 MIN12 h ago
Comments
Update: Coronavirus hits Fashion Week

Kangaroo Island's first steps to recovery

The recent wildfires in Australia killed 30 people and destroyed an area the size of Cuba. The BBC's Vivienne Nunis has been to Kangaroo Island, just off the coast of South Australia, to look at the economic impact of the disaster. She talks to local business people about what happened to them and the steps they're taking to rebuild. After two weeks of closure to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Macau's casinos have reopened. The Chinese territory relies on gambling for 80% of its revenue, as we hear from our reporter Andrew Wood in Hong Kong.

26 MIN20 h ago
Comments
Kangaroo Island's first steps to recovery

Update: Michael Bloomberg's campaign spending raises eyebrows

US presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg's campaign spending raises eyebrows, but the markets are waiting for the reaction to his first debate as a Democratic representative, explains Susan Schmidt of Aviva in the US.

11 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Update: Michael Bloomberg's campaign spending raises eyebrows

The search for a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine

With over 75,000 people infected with coronavirus COVID-19 worldwide and more than 2000 deaths, how close are we to developing a vaccine? And why aren't some of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies rushing to help find one? We hear from Thomas Breuer, chief scientific officer for pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline. And the BBC's Stephen Ryan has been to a microbiology lab which is working to create a viable vaccine. The Chinese Government has revoked the press credentials of three Wall Street Journal reporters in China, in response to an opinion piece that it described as 'racially discriminatory' and 'malicious slander'. We get the latest from Kerry Allen, our China Media Analyst.

27 MIN1 d ago
Comments
The search for a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine

Update: US markets hold up amidst coronavirus

The US stock markets are doing well despite coronavirus-led disruptions to some industry supply chains, as Brian Dorst of Themis Trading in New Jersey explains.

2 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Update: US markets hold up amidst coronavirus

EU adds four jurisdictions to tax haven blacklist

Panama, the Seychelles, the Cayman Islands and Palau have just been labelled as tax havens by the European Union. We look at what these places are accused of doing and ask if the fight against financial secrecy is being won, or lost. How much data does Amazon have on you? If you use their website and have one of their smart speakers at home then the answer is: a lot. The BBC's Technology desk editor Leo Kelion has found exactly out how much they've got on him. And in New York our business correspondent Samira Hussein has been looking into what's driving the US dairy industry's decade of decline.

26 MIN2 d ago
Comments
EU adds four jurisdictions to tax haven blacklist

Update: Japan economy shrinks at fastest rate in five years

Fears of a recession grow after GDP fell by 1.6% in the final quarter of 2019, with the impact of the coronavirus still to come. We speak to Devin Stewart, senior fellow at the US-based Eurasia Group Foundation.

5 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Update: Japan economy shrinks at fastest rate in five years

Is there a future in traditional banking?

Banking union members are worried about Tuesday's earnings announcement from HSBC, where 10,000 more posts are threatened on top of existing redundancies. Under strong pressure from their investors, banks in Europe are struggling to catch up with more profitable competitors in Asia. So we ask, what is the future for traditional banking? Two weeks of debate in France's national assembly begin today, to try and push through the much-protested pension reform. But with 41,000 amendments to get through, will it ever happen? A question for Katherine Norris-Trent of France 24. "Blue collar" and "white collar" is how manual labourers and office workers, respectively, have been described since the 1920s and 30s. But what impact has this had on today's jobs market? Our workplace commentator Patricia Vincent explains.

26 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Is there a future in traditional banking?

Tesla's German car plant is stopped

A court grants a temporary injunction against the carmaker's 'Gigafactory' near Berlin. What does this mean for Tesla's growth in Europe? We speak to Tim Higgins, auto and tech reporter at the Wall Street Journal who is writing a book about the company. Brexit is threatening hundreds of jobs in the UK's financial services sector. But two Japanese banks have bucked the trend and gone on a recruitment drive in London. Ben Harris works for recruitment firm Morgan McKinley and tells us what's behind it.

22 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Tesla's German car plant is stopped

Tackling Air Pollution

Air pollution can be a silent killer, and we look in-depth at how it can be tackled. Dr Gary Fuller is an air pollution scientist at King's College, London, and explains how it can best be monitored. Heather Acton is a councillor responsible for air quality in Westminster, London, and discusses what's being done there to minimise pollution. Delhi in India is regularly among the most polluted cities in the world, and we find out more from Jyoti Pande Lavakare, co-founder of campaign group Care for Air India. And we hear how the Chinese authorities have made progress with pollution in Beijing from Tiy Chung, who works in Paris for the UN's Climate and Clean Air Coalition. Also in the programme, we get analysis of the easing trade war between China and the United States with Fred Hochberg, a former president of the Export Import Bank of the US, who has just written a book called Trade is Not a Four Letter Word. Plus, we hear tips on how to have a cheap Valentine's Day date from users o...

26 MIN6 d ago
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Tackling Air Pollution
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