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12
JUL
6pm

US dollar could further strengthen against Euro

For the first time in two decades, one Euro has slid to match the price of one US dollar. It's a sign of how Europe and America are diverging on policy in the face of difficult global trade conditions. But analysts say parity isn't necessarily good news for US companies. Joe Saluzzi from Themis Trading in New Jersey explains what it could mean for markets at home and abroad.

With Sri Lanka's president due to resign, what legacy will his successor inherit? Geopolitical analyst Asanga Abeyagoonase joins us on the programme.

Dr Marek Kubik from battery firm Fluence tells us why it's time Europe invested in energy storage. We speak to the Belgian schoolchildren who've designed a product to tackle the stigma around periods.

Also, a sauce in short supply: restauranteur Didier Quemener explains why French cooks are taking Dijon mustard off the menu.
12
JUL
11am

Euro falls to parity against the US dollar

The value of the Euro has fallen to a 20-year low and was today in parity with the US dollar. Fears over Russian gas supply and the cost of living crisis are factors in the drop. Senior Market Analyst at City Index, Fiona Cincotta, gives her analysis of the news. Elsewhere, authorities in China's Henan province say they will start releasing money to customers who have had their funds frozen by several rural banks. And we speak to the co-founder and CEO of the Swedish buy-now-pay-later firm Klarna, Sebastian Siemiatkowski. The company has seen its value cut by 85% in the latest financing round.
11
JUL
6pm

Limited fuel supplies resume to Sri Lanka

Fuel supplies begin to trickle to Sri Lanka's population after days of political turmoil that ended with the residences of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa being stormed by protesters, and the house of his Prime Minister burnt. As the country's main opposition parties scramble to form a new government, we hear from University of St Andrews' Anthropologist Vindhya Buthpitiya.
Nord Stream 1, Russia's main gas pipeline to Germany, went offline for scheduled maintenance but there are fears supplies might not resume after the repairs are completed. We talk to Paula Rodriguez-Masiu, Head of Market Intelligence at Spanish oil and gas company CEPSA.
Shares in Twitter fell after the news that Elon Musk has pulled out of his US$44 bn deal to buy the platform. Twitter could now file a lawsuit to force the acquisition to go ahead. We ask John Coffee, professor of law at Columbia Law School in New York and former advisor to the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq, about the legal intricacies.
We also discuss the stock markets with Peter Jankovskis, Vice President of Research and Analytics at Arbor Financial Services in Illinois.
11
JUL
11am

Rajapaksa to resign: what next for Sri Lanka's economy?

Sri Lanka's president Gotabaya Rajapaksa is to stand down on Wednesday. Thousands of protesters stormed both his and prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's official residences over the weekend. The president has been blamed for the country's economic mismanagement, which has caused dire shortages of food, fuel and medicine for months. The prime minister has also announced that he is standing down, but where does this leave the crisis-hit country? Independent policy analyst Amita Arudpragasm speaks to us from Colombo. Elsewhere, the fallout from the collapse of Elon Musk's plan to buy Twitter continues. The Tesla boss has mocked the social media giant for threatening to sue him for cancelling the proposed $44bn buyout. Professor of Law at Columbia University in New York, John Coffee, talks us through all the ramifications. Tensions grow in South Africa over continuing rolling power blackouts.
08
JUL
7pm

Abenomics: Shinzo Abe's economic legacy analysed

Following the assassination of Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe, we reflect on the day's events and analyse his economic legacy. Takahide Kiuchi from the Nomura Research Institute in Tokyo discusses the policy of 'Abenomics'. Wall Street analyst Chris Low tells us how the markets have reacted to news of Mr Abe's death. We also get business reaction from Japan.
08
JUL
11am

Japan ex-leader Shinzo Abe assassinated while giving speech

Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe has died in hospital after he was shot at a political campaign event.

Abe was shot at twice while he was giving a speech on a street in the city of Nara on Friday morning.

Security officials at the scene tackled the gunman and a 41-year-old suspect is now in police custody.

Germany: Fears of winter energy crisis bring calls for shorter hot showers and cooler swimming pools as the impact of its energy crunch begins to spread from industry to offices, leisure centres and homes.

And as Muslims around the world prepare to celebrate the feast of Eid al Adha, a spike in the price of Rams mean many in parts of Africa will not fulfil their religious obligation.
07
JUL
6pm

Boris Johnson quits as Conservative party leader. How will the UK economy react in the race to Number 10?

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has quit as leader of the Conservative party. It follows a series of ministerial resignations and will lead to the end of Mr Johnson's three year reign as the country's leader at a crucial time for the UK economy. We assess the reasons that have led to this point, get reaction from Europe and ask who will be next in Number 10 Downing Street? We look at what the Prime Minister's resignation may mean from a business perspective with Harvard University economics professor and former IMF chief economist, Kenneth Rogoff. Columbia University economist Cary Leahy gives us the lowdown on the US markets.
07
JUL
11am

UK PM Boris Johnson resigns

Boris Johnson has resigned as British Prime Minister.

The Conservative will step down when a new leader is found, but some members of his party want him to go immediately.

On World Business Report, we take a health check of the UK economy, hearing from Europe and the markets on what they’d like to see happen next in British Politics.
06
JUL
6pm

Political turmoil threatens UK recovery

Trouble at the core of Britain's leadership has sparked concern over the country's economy. The pound has slumped, and economists fear the situation could hinder long-term growth prospects. A former Treasury official, Jeevun Sandher, provides an insider's perspective - and explains why it could damage consumer and investor sentiment.

There's turbulence worldwide, with market volatility exacerbated by recession warnings and fluctuating oil prices. Washington-based industry expert, Dr Sara Vakhshouri, walks through the factors.

The French government looks to fully nationalise the country's energy giant, EDF, and the European Union looks to gas and nuclear in order to secure supplies. Peter Morici has your daily markets update, and Alex Bell looks at the latest business headlines with Sam Fenwick.
06
JUL
11am

US considers cutting China tariffs to fight inflation

President Joe Biden may announce a rollback of some US tariffs on Chinese consumer goods, which marks his first major policy step on trade ties between the world’s two biggest economic powers.

The tariffs which cover about $370bn worth of Chinese imports was introduced by President Trump and seen as a signature element of his America first policy.

A planned oil pipeline which is expected to run from the Tanzanian coast to Uganda could be illegal because it breached environmental and human rights guidelines for financing big infrastructure projects according to a report.
05
JUL
6pm

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak resigns

The UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has resigned, saying he can no longer serve under Prime Minister Boris Johnson. News of his resignation followed that of Health Secretary Sajid Javid. Johnson has been accused of making a series of misleading statements. We get reaction from a business owner and former Conservative supporter. Reports suggest Germany is to abandon its target for reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2035 as Russian gas supplies are reduced. We ask an energy industry expert what the wider implications are. The Central African Republic plans to introduce a new digital currency. But how how feasible it?
05
JUL
11am

Italy declares state of emergency in five northern regions

Italy has declared a state of emergency in five northern regions surrounding the Po River, amid the worst drought in 70 years. The lack of rain threatens more than 30% of the country's agricultural produce.

In Norway, offshore oil and gas workers have begun a strike, demanding better pay - as living costs rise.

And we find out how a Nigerian streaming company leveraged on a boom in the popularity of Afrobeats.

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