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10
NOV
7pm

Wall Street buoyant on US inflation data

Are prices finally stabilising for American consumers? The latest numbers appear to suggest it's the case - and markets have reacted with optimism. We examine why the rate of inflation has slowed in the US, and whether the cooling-off will last.

Flooding in Pakistan has brought devastation to millions of lives. At the COP27 climate summit, the country's prime minister has warned the total bill could top $30 billion.

Also on World Business Report: the latest on the demise of crypto platform FTX, more bad news at Elon Musk's Twitter, and fast food chain KFC apologises for referencing the atrocities of Nazi Germany in a marketing campaign.
10
NOV
11am

Binance pulls out of deal to rescue rival crypto firm FTX

Central banks have, for a number of years, warned people about putting their money into cryptocurrencies because the value of digital coins is extremely volatile.

Now Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has pulled out of a deal to acquire its rival FTX – with millions of dollars at stake.

We hear from Hungary where the government is freezing prices for eggs, chicken, pork and cooking oil, in an effort to tackle inflation.

Plus we hear about China’s Singles’ Day – one of the biggest shopping days in the world.

(Pic: Rusty Bitcoin Sign is Demolishing and Collapsing. Credit: Getty Images)
09
NOV
6pm

Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg says sorry after big job losses at the tech giant.

The founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has said sorry after the tech giant laid off more than 11,000 staff 13% of its global workforce. Senior Tech Reporter Kali Hays from Business Insider in Los Angeles gives us her assessment of the move and what it means for the sector. Its investment day at the Climate change conference in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. There are worries that Africa will not get the money it needs to move to cleaner energy supplies. We hear from Makhtar Sop Diop the Managing Director of the International Finance Corporation, which is part of the World Bank. Voters in California have rejected a proposal from several big betting companies to allow online gambling in the state. The companies had pushed for a referendum on the issue but faced a backlash from over 50 Native American tribes, who rely on traditional casinos for their income. The tribes won the referendum. Chad Baynon is a gaming industry analyst at Macquarie Group in New York and gives us his verdict on the decision.
(Photo: A view of Facebook parent company Meta"s headquarters in Dublin. Credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire)
09
NOV
11am

Meta slashes 13% of workforce

The parent of Facebook and WhatsApp, Meta, has announced 11,000 staff will lose their jobs in a major payroll cut. It's the latest big company to announce layoffs amid a global tech sector crunch. America's two main parties have fought a close battle in the US midterms - so how different is their vision for the country's economy? A leading German economist shares his concerns around a recession in the coming months. We're also joined by the secretary-general to the Commonwealth of Nations, Baroness Scotland, as COP27 continues in Egypt.
08
NOV
6pm

COP27: Rich nations under pressure to pay for climate change damage

Cop 27 is under way in Egypt and we examine what this means for the world's fastest growing continent Africa. We speak to Lily Odarno, the Director of Energy and Climate Innovation for Africa at the Clean Air Task Force and ask her how the continent will increase its energy supplies over the next few decades.

We are in Las Vegas to hear about a post-pandemic bounce in tourism. In June, 4.8 million people visited the bright lights, casinos and big shows. Fletch Burnett the Vice President of Marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority tells us why Vegas is booming.

The US based owners of Liverpool Football Club football have said they would consider new shareholders, after reports emerged that the club is being put up for sale. The Fenway Sports group also own the US Baseball side the Boston Red Sox. US finance expert Kieran Maguire from the University of Liverpool explains what it means for this massive English football club which has a huge following around the globe.
07
NOV
6pm

US midterms: Is the economy the biggest factor in the electorate's mind?

The midterm elections decide the makeup of the US Congress, which has two parts: the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Voting is held every two years and when they fall in the middle of the president's four-year term of office. We hear from Kenneth Mayor, Professor Department of political science at the University of Wisconsin and Anna Wong, US Chief Economist at Bloomberg Economics, Former member of the Federal Reserve Board, White House Council of Economics Advisers, and U.S. Treasury.

Belarus has banned the imports of Skoda, Liqui Moly and Beiersdorf products. Belarusian economist Jaroslav Romanchuk explains the economic impact.

India's Supreme Court has upheld a controversial law that allows 10% of college places and government jobs to be reserved for poor people. Indian lawyer Nikita Sonavane tells us more.

(Picture: American flag in Midtown Manhattan Credit: Getty Images)
07
NOV
11am

Trade slows as China's Covid policy lingers

China's import and export markets both shrunk unexpectedly in October. It's the first drop since the early days of the Covid pandemic. China has maintained a strict 'zero Covid' policy since then - with lockdowns bringing factory production in cities to a virtual standstill. So how much is that policy to blame for the slowdown? World leaders and delegates are gathering in the Egyptian city of Sharm-el-Sheikh for the COP27 climate change summit. We hear how the emphasis is being put on responsible business. Also on World Business Report, we hear how Sri Lanka is banking on a tourist revival to aid its economic recovery.
04
NOV
7pm

Strong US jobs growth slowing amid inflation fight

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday that the US economy added 261,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in October, while the unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.7%. Jobs growth in the US is continuing, but why is it a worrying sign for the US economy? Michelle Fleury, our New York Business Correspondent explains how unemployment rates are affecting inflation.

Meanwhile, Chris Low, a Wall Street markets analyst at FHN Financial discusses todays fall in value of the dollar.

Also in the programme, we speak to environment correspondent Matt McGrath about the upcoming COP27 summit in Egypt which kicks off this weekend.

And we talked to Mitali Nikore, an economist from Delhi about the cost of air pollution in India.

(Picture: A mature woman driving a truck. Credit: Getty Images)
03
NOV
7pm

Recession fears and rate hikes around the globe

While the US is bracing for midterm elections next week, local businesses in different sectors are ready to fight inflation. We hear from Mariyah Saifuddin, the founder of Innovative Solution Partners, a data analytics company based in Detroit Michigan and Candy Valentino, a serial entrepreneur and real estate investor, based in Scottsdale, Arizona. They tell us what challenges business owners have to overcome.

Also in the programme, we are talked to Vicky Pryce, an international economist. She explains how inflation is affecting UK economy.

We move around the globe to Turkey's inflation, which hit a 24-year high of 85.5% after rate cuts. Murat Sagman, an economist from Istanbul talks about the reality behind these numbers for millions of families in his country.

(Picture: Senior couple sitting at the kitchen table looking at digital tablet and recalculating their expenses. Credit: Getty Images)
03
NOV
4pm

How Sri Lanka and Ghana are bearing the brunt of the strong dollar

Ghana's Cedi extended the world's biggest loss against the dollar this year, dropping as much as 9.6% - its biggest decline in 22 years.

A UK subsidiary of mining giant Glencore has been ordered to pay more than £275m for bribing officials in African countries to get access to oil.

The company paid $26m (£23m) through agents and employees to officials of crude oil firms in Nigeria, Cameroon and Ivory Coast between 2011 and 2016.
02
NOV
7pm

US hikes interest rates to 14-year high

The US Federal Reserve on Wedndesday aproved a further hike in interest rates of 0.75%. It’s in a bid to tame inflation which has skyrocketed to its highest in four decades.

As the world arrives in Cairo for COP27 which begins on Sunday, Egypt is battling a crisis in its economy as well as its environment. The country is dealing with the after effects of the pandemic as well as the Russian-Ukraine war.

Also, Mexico celebrates the Day of the Dead – but could it spell a tourism revival for Central America?
01
NOV
7pm

Tensions in Brazil as Bolsonaro breaks silence

Brazil's far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has finally broken his silence after a defeat at the polls on Sunday. But he did not contest the result either, as some had feared he would.

Chinese stocks listed in the US surged on Tuesday, fuelled by speculation that Beijing is preparing to phase out ‘Zero-Covid’ policy. But is it really likely?

Also, we look at the impact on US workers as a new salary transparency law takes effect in New York; and the boss of a recycling firm casts doubt on some new figures published by Greenpeace.

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