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Record sales and revenue as Google's owner Alphabet beats expectations. We hear more about how the tech giant has recovered post-pandemic. We also look at the latest on the global inequality in covid vaccines from the International Monetary Fund's Petya Koeva Brooks.על ידי BBC World Service
 
As investors fret about China's crackdown on tech firms, share prices continue to fall. David Kuo is co-founder of the Smart Investor website in Singapore, and explains the background. Also in the programme, we take a close look at prospects for the US's African Growth and Opportunity Act, which gives many African exporters tariff free access to th…
 
Apple, Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Microsoft and Amazon are reporting earnings this week, and they are all beneficiaries of a jump on corporate spending on IT. We’ll look at what companies are buying, and why. New York City and cities in California now have vaccination requirements for their respective workforces. We also take a look at whe…
 
From the BBC World Service: A third-straight day of losses across Asia stock markets amid Chinese regulatory crackdown. Plus: The most senior Roman Catholic official at the Vatican has gone on trial charged with financial crimes. And, a look at the meeting agenda as officials from the U.S. and India prepare to sit down for talks.…
 
China’s recently passed anti-foreign sanctions law carries a variety of potential effects for American businesses. We dive into what the law means. The Federal Open Market Committee starts a two-day meeting on interest rate policy. Also, PayPal is partnering with the Anti-Defamation League to help curb the activities of radical hate groups.…
 
Sleek blue machines have been popping up in convenience stores across Nairobi over the past two years. These “Koko points” look like cash machines but instead of giving out money they dispense bioethanol, a fuel made from plants which can be used in cooking stoves.At the moment 80% of Kenyans use wood or charcoal as their main cooking fuel – but th…
 
The world's biggest luxury brand made sales of $17 billion in the three months to June. Its sale for the first half of the year were also 11% higher than pre-pandemic levels. Julie Zerbo is the founder and editor of The Fashion Law website and tells us how LVMH has survived the pandemic.And independent economic analyst Peter Jankowskis tells us abo…
 
Camden County in Georgia has wanted a spaceport license for years. That sparks concerns for the residents of the Little Cumberland Island, who say the potential rocket launches over their community could have negative impacts. Julia Coronado drops in to talk about the markets, and we also look into how appliances are becoming harder to acquire for …
 
Payment mishaps and issues with trying to opt out are among several struggles that have impacted people expecting child tax credit payments. Some fear the cash advance will actually add to their tax burden. The BBC checks in on the how a wave of regulation has impacted Chinese stocks. We also look into the availability of Section 8 housing vouchers…
 
From the BBC World Service: Another wave of regulatory crackdowns from Beijing, this time on tutoring companies, sent Hong Kong’s benchmark stock index down more than 4% today. Plus: Australia won’t tolerate anti-lockdown protests as the COVID-19 Delta variant surges. And, how vaccinators are making progress in remote parts of India.…
 
Environment ministers met in London as flash floods sent parts of the city under water. They set the agenda for COP26, the international climate change conference taking place in November. But are the politicians doing enough to tackle the effects of climate change? We speak to Dr Sarah Ivory, director of the Centre for Business, Climate Change and…
 
In this episode, Richard talks to Scott Riley, founder of Cloud Nexus. They’re a UK based consultancy that provides advice and strategy on technology solutions for small and medium sized businesses. They chat about what Cloud Nexus offers, why they decided to niche down into providing Office 365 and Azure solutions, and how the business has had exc…
 
Bangladesh has imposed strict lockdown measures, after a spike in coronavirus infections. The BBC's Nagib Bahar in Dhaka explains the new restrictions. During previous lockdowns the important garment sector was allowed to continue production, but factories have been told they must also close for a fortnight, and we get reaction from Rubana Huq of M…
 
Only about 6.5% of the roughly $50 billion Congress set aside for rent relief as actually gone out to the masses as the federal eviction moratorium ending date gets closer. What’s the holdup? We also look at how businesses are handling the return of indoor masking in Los Angeles County. We also peek into the financial cost of hosting the Olympics.…
 
Skateboarding, surfing, karate and sports climbing are making their Olympic debuts in Tokyo, and all of them could benefit from a bit of Olympic exposure. We also talk about a bill in the Senate that would hold social media companies legally accountable for health misinformation on their sites. In Britain, a COVID-focused smartphone app has led to …
 
From the BBC World Service: India’s food-delivery startup, Zomato, soared in its public debut in Mumbai. Plus, fresh restrictions on the way for Italians as the government tries to curb infection rates. And, how the “pingdemic” is wrecking havoc on staffing across a range of industries in England.על ידי Marketplace / David Brancaccio
 
Several popular websites were sent offline due to a problem connecting users, or a DNS error. Companies affected included AirBnB, McDonald's, HSBC and British Airways. We speak to Jason Crabtree, founder and CEO of cybersecurity company Qomplex, who explains what happened.And Cary Leahey of Decision Economics brings us up to date with today's movem…
 
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