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29
NOV
6pm

All power to Ukraine

Devina Gupta presents. NATO says it will help Ukraine repair damage to its energy network caused by Russian missile strikes. Meanwhile Germany sees an unexpected slowing in inflation for November - a result of slight easing to previously sky-high energy prices.
29
NOV
11am

China: Why is the vaccine uptake so low?

People in China are taking to the streets to protest about the ongoing strict lockdowns in the country. The government is trying to contain a surge in covid infections. Today the government has said it wants to increase vaccinations for the elderly. Only 56% of the over 60s in China - and just a fifth of over 80s - have had three doses of vaccine.
28
NOV
6pm

Crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy after FTX crash

The firm had previously admitted to have "significant exposure" to FTX, which collapsed in mid-November after a rush of customer withdrawals ran out its reserves. We look into the repercussions that this might have in the crypto industry.

Also in the programme, Disney’s returning CEO, Bob Iger, has outlined his vision for a company that had lost momentum in the last few months. We discuss the challenges the executive faces, which includes reversing recent losses registered by the company in their streaming and film-producing businesses.

And we look into why Ghana has announced the steepest interest rate hike of the last 19 years.
28
NOV
12pm

China: Widespread protests against the country's zero-Covid policy

Authorities in China are seeking to end protests against Covid restrictions that spread to some of its biggest cities over the weekend.

Many cities across the country are locked down as the government tries to control record Covid-19 cases.

We'll find out what effect this new instability is having on financial markets and businesses in China.
25
NOV
6pm

Chip shortages hit car production

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will reduce output temporarily as the firm struggles to stock up on microchips. We explore why the shortage is lasting so long and its impact on the car making industry.

We also discuss the latest from Black Friday, with Amazon workers striking and protesting in several countries on the biggest shopping day of the year. And we take a look at what stores in the US are doing to clear inventories in a slowing economy.

Also in the programme, have US financiers fallen out of love with English football? And early rising is one of the latest trends on TikTok for those on the search of success. But what for some is a choice, for others is a necessity.
25
NOV
11am

Why this Black Friday is a harder sell

It's the biggest retail day of the year in many parts of the world. But in the midst of an economic storm, is Black Friday the bellwether of a gloomier holiday season? For the African e-commerce platform Jumia, Black Friday comes at a particularly turbulent time. The firm's co-founders stepped down after it posted major losses earlier in the year. Jumia's new boss tells us about the latest restructuring effort. Another company seeking to transform its fortunes is the web platform Yandex, often touted as Russia's answer to Google. We hear why part of that means cutting ties with the country altogether.
24
NOV
6pm

Covid cases in China hit record high

Daily Covid cases in China soar to record high since the pandemic began, despite the government's intense strategy of lockdowns and mass testing to prevent infections. We hear from residents about the current situation in the capital, Beijing, where there's been a renewed surge in cases.

Also in the programme, we take a look at the latest developments in the European Union, where members are struggling to agree on a price cap to gas imports.

Zimbabwe has vowed to double government spending in 2023, as the government says the country is now emerging from a recession. We explore how authorities are dealing with high levels of inflation and debt.

JCPenney's Chief Marketing Officer explains why Black Friday is important to retailers the US amid the current cost of living crisis.
24
NOV
11am

Where next in China's Covid war?

There's looming uncertainty across major Chinese cities as coronavirus continues to spread. Deserted streets and tower blocks under quarantine are familiar sights again in Beijing. But are citizens more worried about lockdowns and livelihoods than the virus itself? Elsewhere, as Americans (and other consumers) prepare for Black Friday, retailers are hoping for heavy spending in spite of household price pressures. The UN has agreed to take a lead on global tax rules, after member states criticised the OECD's six-decade track record. Also, World Business Report blasts off to find out why the race for space is heating up once again.
23
NOV
6pm

Blackouts spread across Ukraine after Russian strikes

Russian shelling knocks out electricity supplies to large parts of Ukraine, leaving the country with practically no undamaged thermal and hydroelectric power plants. We talk to Natalie Jaresko, a former Ukrainian finance minister.

The International Monetary Fund has urged China to boost its Covid-19 vaccination rates in hopes the authorities might soon rework their Covid Zero strategy. This comes as Beijing is struggling to maintain its policy of using mass testing and lockdowns to eliminate the virus. We hear from a local resident in the capital about growing discontent surrounding these restrictions.

We also look at the reported clashes between police and workers at the largest iPhone factory in the world, in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou. Covid Zero policies have led to weeks of unrest in these facilities.

Credit Suisse has warned it will lose around $1.6 billion in the fourth quarter after customers pulled their investments and deposits over concerns about the bank’s financial health. We discuss what’s happening at the bank.
23
NOV
11am

Selling Manchester United

One of the world's biggest football brands could soon have a new owner. The Glazer family, who have drawn controversy and fan protests for decades, have announced they may sell Manchester United. The news came just hours after an announcement Cristiano Ronaldo was to leave the club. In a special edition of World Business Report, broadcast live from near the club's Old Trafford ground, we hear from United's global fan base and experts in the field of football finance.
22
NOV
6pm

Court reveals FTX boss spent roughly $300m on holiday homes and property

A US bankruptcy court says troubled crypto firm FTX collapsed after being "run as a personal fiefdom of Sam Bankman-Fried". A lawyer leading the bankruptcy proceedings describes the situation as "one of most abrupt and difficult collapses in the history of corporate America".

In Nigeria, all is set for President Muhammadu Buhari to unveil redesigned naira notes.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development releases latest forecast, says world growth is set to slide from 3.1 percent this year to 2.2 percent next year.

And Manchester United confirms Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave the club by mutual agreement.
22
NOV
11am

A global slowdown on the horizon

The latest forecast by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) has suggested mixed fortunes for global markets in 2023. But, they warn, it will be felt alongside an overall stall in growth due to international pressures from inflation and world events. Among the wealthy nations set to fare the worst is Italy. The country's new government has unveiled a new budget with energy support at its core. We find out what it will mean for citizens. We have more from Beijing as Covid cases rise to a near-high since the beginning of the pandemic. Also, the new race for space: meet the agencies vying to generate energy beyond Earth's frontier.

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