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6pm

Europe sets out energy plan

The President of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, focussed on the unfolding energy crisis in Europe. She said the EU was committed to protecting citizens and business from soaring costs, and called for cuts to electricity use and windfall taxes on energy firms. We hear from Riina Sikkut, Estonia's Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure.

The Detroit Motor Show starts this week, and its star guest is US President Joe Biden. We speak to Paul Eisenstein of the Detroit Bureau website who explains the importance of the event.

And could the card payments market soon be welcoming new players to operate alongside Visa and Mastercard? More than 1,600 merchants in the US have asked for legislation to be passed that could see other operators enter the industry - and potentially reduce processing fees.
14
SEP
11am

Europe sets out energy plan

The President of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, made her State of the Union address today - focusing on tackling the unfolding energy crisis across Europe. She said the EU was committed to protecting citizens and business from soaring costs, and called for cuts to electricity use and windfall taxes on energy firms. So how would the measures work? We speak to Henning Gloystein, from the risk consultancy Eurasia Group for the detail, and get reaction from Estonia's energy minister Riina Sikkut.

China's President Xi Jinping has made his first overseas trip since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic - to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Temur Umarov, expert on China and Central Asia and a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, talks us through why central Europe is so important to China.

In India, Taiwanese firm Foxconn and Indian mining giant Vedanta have just announced a nearly $20bn investment to build one of the country's first semiconductor factories. It comes as the Indian government pushes to boost chip manufacturing in the country. Tech boss Prem Sanjay, founder and CEO of Zeos Global, joins us to discuss the deal.

And you may never have heard of 'The Merge' - but it is one of the biggest events ever to take place in cryptocurrency. The countdown has begun to Ethereum switching to a new operating model, aimed at drastically reducing its energy use. So why is it so important - and what could go wrong? Our correspondent Joe Tidy explains all.
13
SEP
7pm

Twitter shareholders approve $44bn Musk deal

Twitter's shareholders have voted to approve a deal with Elon Musk to buy the company for $44bn, which means Twitter will now try to force Elon Musk to buy the company in the courts. Cara Lombardo, a reporter at The Wall Street Journal who broke the news of the results gives us an update.

Canada is seeing a mass exodus of workers from the workplace. It's happening in many countries, but what has been called the Great Resignation, is a bit different in Canada. Rural workers are becoming scarce, and the government of the province of Alberta is using a rural immigration programme to try to address the shortage. We hear from local business in Alberta.

One of the giants of French cinema, Jon Luc Godard, has died at the age of 91. He was the godfather of the New Wave of French cinema and one of the most influential directors in the history of filmmaking. But whatever happened to French cinema? Documentary filmmaker and theoretician Eyal Sivan speaks to us from in Marseille.
13
SEP
7pm

Shareholders vote on Twitter deal

As the world's richest man, Elon Musk, tries to pull out of buying Twitter - the company's shareholders have been voting on whether to approve the $44bn deal anyway. Meanwhile, whistleblower Peiter Zatko has been giving evidence at a Senate hearing, claiming Twitter executives knew about major security flaws. Our US Correspondent Michelle Fleury joins us to make sense of all of the latest twists and turns.

Staying with the US, the latest inflation figures were higher than expected - so what does that mean for businesses in the world's biggest economy? We talk to Kevin Hubbard, the founder of Rhoback Activewear, to find out.

In Pakistan, as authorities scramble to shore up flood defences in the South, the country's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif says the recent flooding could lead to a drop in GDP of up to five percent. The Former Pakistani Ambassador to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi, joins us to discuss the challenges now facing the country.

In Africa, we explore the economic issues facing Kenya's new President, William Ruto, as he is sworn into office. And Ijeoma Ndukwe takes us to Nigeria to talk coconuts - and why, despite the country having the perfect climate to grow them - Nigeria still imports more than two thirds of the coconuts it uses.
12
SEP
6pm

Russia's arms trade: Is the war in Ukraine bad for business?

Russia is currently the world's second biggest arms exporter, but the war in Ukraine has severely impacted the industry. So, will buyers continue to trade? Terrence Guay, Director of the Center for Global Business Studies at Penn State University gives his analysis.

There are many elements of everyday life in the UK that will change since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, including coins, stamps and even the national anthem. The Royal Warrants of Appointment are badges that are awarded to companies that provide goods or services to the Royal Family. They will now be issued in the name of the new King. We hear from Lawrence Mallinson, the director of James White Drinks, a fruit and vegetable drinks company that is waiting for the renewal of their royal warrant.

It's Emmys night in Los Angeles, and the Korean hit Squid Game is expected to do well, not long after Parasite became the first foreign language film to win the Best Picture Oscar in 2020. Seung-hoon Jeong, former Korean film critic and now Assistant Professor of Film and Electronic Arts at California State University Long Beach, explains why Korea’s film and TV industry is proving a hit.
12
SEP
11am

Japan set to ease Covid rules

Rahul Tandon looks at the day's international business news. We consider how countries are continuing to unwind their Covid restrictions. Japan's expected to further relax border controls soon, while New Zealand has dropped its travel rules.

Elsewhere, we explore why China's President Xi Jinping is preparing to make his first international trip in years. Plus, the significance of Royal Warrants for UK businesses, and do the finances stack up for Bollywood's most expensive film, Brahmastra?
09
SEP
6pm

The world mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II

From memorabilia to new banknotes and coins, the death of the longest-reigning monarch will bring changes beyond the United Kingdom. The BBC’s Samira Hussein tells us about the reactions in the United States to the demise of Elizabeth II.

As Great Britain says goodbye to their monarch, demand for souvenirs related to the Queen has grown. We hear more from Jennifer Myers, owner of a British products shop in New York.

The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II has appeared in at least 33 currencies, a world record. How soon will royal mints around the world begin to produce new coins with the image of King Charles III? We ask Serge Pelletier, member of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association.

India has recently opened up its space sector to private players, with nearly 60 start-ups signing up to participate in commercial space programmes. The BBC’s Arunoday Mukharji reports.

As the cost of energy rises, calls for a global response and a big focus on markets outside of Russia grow. We talk to Majid Jafar, Vice-Chairman of the Crescent Group and CEO of Crescent Petroleum.
09
SEP
11am

Global reaction to the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Tributes from around the world are paid to Queen Elizabeth II, who has died at the age of 96. She was Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and is succeeded by King Charles III. We look at her impact beyond the UK, speaking to Stephen Katende from Kisoboka Africa, an educational charity in Uganda which benefited from from the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.

EU ministers press for the introduction of a cap on Russian gas at a meeting in Brussels. The cost of energy has soared since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and governments across the continent are under pressure to find a solution. We speak to Simone Tagliapietra, senior fellow at the Bruugel economic think tank in Brussels.

Shanti Kelemen from M&G Wealth brings us the latest from the markets.
08
SEP
11am

New UK PM announces energy support package

The UK’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss used her second day in office to unveil a huge energy support package, which could cost up to $170bn. Household energy bills will be capped at £2,500 annually until 2024, and businesses will get help for six months. The BBC’s International Business Correspondent Theo Leggett talks through the plans.
The ECB dramatically raised interest raised to try and curb inflation. We hear reaction to the decision with Stefan Schneider from Deutsche Bank Research.
A large oil tanker floating off the coast of Yemen is at risk of imminent collapse. The UN has been raising funds and has almost reached its total to start an emergency operation, which is hoped will save the Red Sea from massive damage. We hear an update from the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen David Gressly.
As another craft beer company is bought up by a beer giant we hear from expert Melissa Cole if this trend is good for the industry.
07
SEP
6pm

The sterling sinks as the dollar's rally continues

The British pound has fallen to its lowest level against the US dollar since 1985, as a new Prime Minister takes office and investors flock to the safe-haven currency. We hear more from Kenneth Rogoff, former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund.

Cineworld has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States. The second largest cinema chain operator is struggling to rein in its massive debt. Wall Street Journal's Alexander Gladstone tells us more.

Apple has launched its latest products, which include the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. What new features do these smartphones have and are they worth the upgrade? We ask Bobby Allyn, tech reporter for NPR.

As Russia cuts gas supplies via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to Germany, Berlin now relies on the highly-polluting coal to produce almost a third of its electricity. We talk to Thomas Matussek, a former German ambassador to the UK and adviser to Flint Global.

The record of the priciest female footballer transfer has been broken: Barcelona has signed England international Keira Walsh from Manchester City on a three-year deal. We hear more from Andrea Ekblad is Rights Director - Women's Sports at DAZN.

And we discuss the latest events in the markets with Susan Schmidt, head of US Equity at Exchange Capital Resources in Chicago.
07
SEP
11am

US bars 'advanced tech' firms from building China factories for 10 years

The United States has imposed a ban on companies that receive federal funding from building "advanced technology" facilities in China for 10 years.

It comes as business groups have pushed for more government support in an effort to reduce reliance on China.

Europe’s rivers are at historically low levels due to drought, which means inland barges are carrying much less cargo at higher prices.

As Barcelona signs English midfielder Keira Walsh, could this be the start of big money influx in women's football?
06
SEP
6pm

Prime Minister Truss promises action on UK energy bills

In her first speech since taking over from Boris Johnson as UK Prime Minister, Liz Truss has pledged to grow the economy through tax cuts and reform, to take action on rising energy bills and to boost the National Health Service. We speak to energy analyst and CEO of Meyer Resources, Cornelia Meyer. American e-cigarette maker Juul has agreed to pay a settlement of $438.5 million to end a probe into its advertising to underage buyers as it rose to be one of the major players in the US e-cig market. Dr Laura Crotty Alexander from the University of California San Diego gives us her reaction. As India's IT hub city of Bangalore battles with flood waters, CEO of Purple Front Technologies Meena Girisaballa explains the impact that it's having.

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