BBC World Business Report

World Business Report

Analysis of the big global business and economic issues, as they affect consumers and investors. Broadcast on weekdays.
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38 Episodes
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President Biden faces calls to abandon his political campaign

Presenter Rahul Tandon discusses the ongoing debate about the future of Joe Biden. One of Donald Trump’s biggest supporters Vivek Ramaswamy assesses the shortcomings of the current President. Saudia Arabia has boosted imports of the dirtiest type of oil after hot weather. We hear why the world’s biggest crude exporter…
12 Jul 5PM 26 min

What happens if the Democratic donors turn away from Biden?

Pressure appears to be building on Joe Biden to step aside in November’s electoral contest with his Republican rival Donald Trump.We look at the role that donors have been playing in this election, and what it means if they stop funding the president.Also, it's the biggest wedding in India -…
12 Jul 10AM 26 min

Biden steps up to the mic

Rahul Tandon hears from Democratic donors and swing state voters as President Biden prepares for a high-stakes news conference following the NATO summit in Washington DC. We also examine Kenya's financial situation - as the President dismisses the cabinet following the deadly riots over tax changes.
11 Jul 5PM 29 min

The financial donors behind the US election

Will he stand in November, or won't he? US president Joe Biden under even greater pressure to step back amid fears about his mental and physical fitness. We hear from Morris Pearl, Chairman of the Patriotic Millionaires group. Also, we hear from the trade union movement in South Korea on…
11 Jul 10AM 26 min

President Biden: Donor says it's "crunch time"

Rahul Tandon hears from Biden donor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, who says it's "crunch time" for the President as pressure mounts over whether he should try for re-election. Meanwhile the US administration imposes tariffs on Mexican steel imports - those which have been partly made in China. Is this an anti-China move…
10 Jul 5PM 29 min

Strike at Samsung Electronics is going on indefinitely

After a three-day strike at the world's largest maker of semiconductors, smartphones and TVs, the labour union at Samsung Electronics in South Korea has declared an indefinite strike.The union, which has 30,000 members, claims the strike has impacted production, but Samsung denies this. We hear from Professor Daejong Kim from…
10 Jul 10AM 28 min

NATO leaders meet against gloomy backdrop

NATO leaders meet in Washington, amid a rising deathtoll in Ukraine and a debate around the future of US President Biden. What will come from the reunion of the alliance?Elsewhere, Vivienne Nunis looks at the successful launch of Europe's newest rocket, and why the non-alcholic beer market has investors' attention.
9 Jul 6PM 28 min

NATO members gathering in Washington

The US president Joe Biden is welcoming the heads of NATO member states to Washington today, for its annual summit. Among the key topics on the agenda are affirming support for Ukraine and strengthening deterrence and defense. We speak to Sweden’s Minister for Defence Pål Jonson. Also, in the programme,…
9 Jul 10AM 27 min

French elections 2024: How are businesses feeling?

France which is Europe's second largest economy - woke up to an unexpected result in the second round of its general election. Projections showed the far-right National Rally had failed to win a majority. It had been the largest party after first-round voting - but today, the left-wing coalition, the…
8 Jul 10AM 26 min

Who is Rachel Reeves - Britain’s first female finance minister?

After a momentous change for British politics, the new Prime Minister, Labour's Keir Starmer has been welcoming in his new cabinet. And amongst the members of his top team was the country's first ever female finance minister. Also, in the programme, Devina Gupta looks at the big elections showdown in…
5 Jul 5PM 28 min

Kier Starmer scoops UK election result

On World Business Report we have a panel of experts who have been there and know how it works to explain how markets have reacted to the news of a new UK government, ways to boost economic growth and how, practically does Britain's new finance minister get started in a…
5 Jul 10AM 27 min

UK votes being counted

Millions of people voted at the UK General election. Rahul Tandon finds out what the exit polls tell us about how the contest could go and what it means global economy.
4 Jul 7PM 26 min

Fighting malaria could offer global economic boost

Will Bain finds out more about the malaria vaccine that scientists and economists think could save some economies millions…Also, those EU tariffs on Chinese electric cars have come into force - we'll look at what that might mean next…And finally, we're off for a spot of wine tasting.
4 Jul 10AM 26 min

Hurricane Beryl hits Jamaica

Hurricane Beryl has hit Jamaica, bringing with it catastrophic damage. A number of people have already been killed in the path of the storm, including in Grenada, as well as St Vincent and the Grenadines. Devina Gupta talks to local business owners and finds out how climate change is impacting…
3 Jul 5PM 30 min

UK general election 2024

The UK is less than 24 hours away from polls opening in a landmark general election. The next government will inherit a low growth economy and a complicated relationship with its biggest trading partner, the European Union. Waiting lists within the National Health Service, and rise in the cost of…
3 Jul 10AM 29 min

Energy chief issues stark warning

The head of IEA Dr Fatih has told World Business Report that unless the thousands of currently operating coal plants around the world are retired early the world has zero chance of keeping global warming within 1.5 degrees. He speaks exclusively to Rahun Tandon on this issue.Sri Lanka is set…
2 Jul 11AM 29 min

Victims lawyers say Boeing must pay $240 million fine

Lawyers representing family members of victims tragically killed in the Boeing plane crash say they will be offered financial compensation. Rahul Tandon speaks to Paul Njoroge who lost his family in an Ethiopian plane crash.Plus, we get French market reaction to the first round of the country's elections....and South Africa's…
1 Jul 10AM 28 min

US Supreme Court strikes down 40-year Chevron precedent

In a 6-3 vote, the US Supreme Court killed a legal precedent that conservatives have attacked for decades, known as the "Chevron deference". The court decided in 1984 that judges should defer to federal agencies in interpreting ambiguous parts of statutes. However, from now on the courts alone will decide…
28 Jun 5PM 28 min

Argentina’s Javier Milei wins senate approval for economic reforms

President Javier Milei’s plans to slash public spending has been approved by Parliament. Devina Gupta speaks to reporter Natalio Cosoy based in Argentina about what this controversial approval could mean for ordinary citizens.We head to India's capital city - Delhi which has seen its highest rainfall in over 80 years.And…
28 Jun 10AM 28 min
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