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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.
21
NOV
6pm

Rollercoaster day at the global oil market

Global oil prices staged a comeback from 10 month lows today caused by conflicting reports that oil cartel OPEC+ is considering a 500,000bpd output hike. The Saudis denied the reports.

South Africa's troubled energy utilty company Eskom, says it has run out of cash to buy diesel. The country has been grappling with months of severe power cuts which are hurting businesses and the economy.

Is the boomerang CEO good for business? Bob Iger's shock return to Disney less than a year after he retired sparks a conversation.
21
NOV
11am

Covid rate rises test China's stance

Officials in Beijing have described a 'grim and complicated' situation as coronavirus cases rise across China - putting pressure on the country's 'zero Covid' policy. It's again raised questions over how long the stance can last, and how damaging it will be to the world's second largest economy. Disney has welcomed back its former chief executive, Bob Iger, after a turbulent period for the media giant. But can he transform its fortunes this time around? We look at the reality of fan life as the World Cup begins in Qatar, and the latest revelations in the collapse of crypto exchange FTX.
18
NOV
6pm

COP27 draws to a close

The latest global gathering aimed at tackling climate change has concluded in Egypt - but was it more than just hot air? We assess the financial arguments brought to the table at COP27. Also on the programme, reaction to the sentencing of convicted Silicon Valley fraudster Elizabeth Holmes; and what an alcohol ban at the Qatar World Cup means for football and beer's relationship.

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