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The latest business and finance news from around the world, from the BBC.


  • Friday, January 20, 2017 5:29pm
    As US President Donald Trump assumes power, we look at the hurdles ahead for his economic plans, plus geopolitical and environmental implications. Meanwhile, the Gambia's chief of defence forces pledges his allegiance to the country's new president. It's a major shift in the power battle as efforts continue to encourage defeated Yahya Jammeh to cede power. We address the long term impact of the stand-off.
  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:24pm
    Richard Rubin of the Wall Street Journal assesses Steven Mnuchin's Senate confirmation hearing for Treasury Secretary. Cary Leahy of Decision Economics gives a market reaction, as well as other financial news from the day. Mike Johnson presents.
  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 12:17pm
    Soldiers mass on The Gambia's borders. The Gambia's political crisis deepens. Soldiers from neighbouring west African states are massing along its borders. New President Adama Barrow is sworn into office in Sengal, thousands flee the nation as the deadlock over disputed elections intensifies. Meanwhile, Britain's prime minister tells the global elites gathered at Davos they need to be a bit less elite. But will they listen? We talk to Tom Keene, editor-at-large at Bloomberg News, and Katie Martin, deputy head of FastFT, an online news service from the Financial Times.
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:20pm
    Mike Johnson gets an update on the US financial markets, where the Dow Jones ended the day down a tenth of a per cent at 19,804. His guest is Doug McIntyre of the financial news website 24/7 Wall Street.
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:23pm
    Following prime minister Theresa May's Brexit speech, we gauge reaction in Europe. Pieter Omtzigt is a Dutch member of parliament and offers us his thoughts. Also in the programme, the BBC's Joe Miller reports from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where the twin shocks of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump are making life a little less comfortable for the global elites gathered there. Our regular economic commentator Roger Bootle from Capital Economics ponders the future of trade between the US and China, as a war of words about protectionism escalates. Tourists are fleeing the west African nation of The Gambia, amid political chaos there, as the BBC's Thomas Fessy reports. Plus we hear how the legacy of Elvis Presley is helping to throw an economic lifeline to struggling outback towns in Australia.