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


  • Thursday, August 25, 2016 3:16am
    South Africa's finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, is reportedly facing imminent arrest - we assess the impact the rumours have had on the country's stock exchange. Plastic microbeads from beauty products are entering the food chain prompting calls for action to preserve marine life. The businesswoman behind the Burkini gives us her reaction to the decision of the Mayor of Nice to ban the full body swimsuit, after the mayor called it "incompatible with European culture". Sales of Burkinis have actually increased. And we head to North Korea for its beer festival.
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016 6:00pm
    Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading reflects on a low volume, low volatility day on US markets
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016 12:19pm
    US presidential candidate Donald Trump has reworked his campaign team again. We speak to David Malpass, President of Encima Global and senior economic adviser with the Trump campaign. Details of the pay gap between women and men have come out in a new report in Britain. It found that the gap between hourly earnings of the two sexes becomes steadily wider after women become mothers. Africa's richest city, Johannesburg, has a new mayor. We speak to Herman Masaba - a strong believer in capitalism - and ask about the challenges he faces in his new role. And we have a report from the happiest place in Britain - Leigh on Sea.
  • Monday, August 22, 2016 5:29pm
    Peter Jankovskis of Oakbrook Investments witnessed a flat day on the Dow, with oil down
  • Monday, August 22, 2016 1:34pm
    The Olympics in Brazil have drawn to a close. Now, as four years of Olympics fever starts in Tokyo, we ask if the upcoming games mark the moment of an economic turnaround in Japan. The US drugs firm Pfizer has agreed a $14bn dollar takeover deal with the cancer treatment maker Medivation - we ask what it means for those who use the medicines from these pharmaceutical giants. Majorca, a hot, scenic island off the coast of Spain, is a favourite destination for many Europeans. But after Britain chose to exit the European Union, many businesses in Majorca have been worried that British people would be put off from holidaying there. The BBC's Adam Kirtley reports from the island. India has a new central bank governor - we ask what problems are awaiting Urjit Patel as he takes over in one of the world's fastest growing economies. Finally: how do you succeed on Twitter? Regular commentator Lucy Kellaway from the Financial Times assesses how chief executives use the microblogging site - and more importantly, why so many rich and famous people mess things up on it.