We hear from Tripoli as the Libyan capital comes under fire from General Haftar, the man praised by Donald Trump as a fighter against terrorism. Haiti's foreign minister Bocchit Edmond tells us how his country is trying to reinvigorate its coffee industry, decimated by an earthquake nine years ago. We examine aerotoxicity and allegations that aircrew and passengers can suffer ill-effects from the air they breathe. Plus, how far can employees go to stop their boss from doing what he shouldn't? We get advice from workplace guru and author Mary Abbajay.
Roger Hearing is joined by political journalist Erin Delmore in New York and Peter Ryan, ABC Australia's senior business correspondent in Sydney.
(Picture: Tripoli residents demonstrate against General Haftar's offensive. Credit: Reuters)
Crowds in Sudan call for civilian-run government
Thousands of protestors demand an end to the country’s military leadership, but parties can’t agree who should be part of the process or be elected prime minister. We get the latest from the capital Khartoum from our correspondent Alastair Leithead. Staff from the cash-strapped Indian carrier Jet Airways hold a demonstration near Delhi airport – our reporter Devina Gupta goes to meet them. And we get a preview of the New York International Auto Show which opens on Friday.
Fergus Nicoll is joined throughout the programme by Diane Brady, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and Wall Street Journal writer turned media entrepreneur, from New York and Jyoti Malhotra, National & Strategic Affairs Editor at The Print, who’s in Delhi.
(Photo: Demonstrators in Sudan; Credit: Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Argentina brings back price controls
The controls will apply to 60 essential items for at least six months, in an attempt to tame inflation and rebalance the economy. But will it work – and what will voters make of it? We talk to Monica de Bolle of the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington DC. Egyptians will vote this weekend on changes which will allow the current president, Abd-al-Fatah al-Sisi, to remain in power until 2030. We hear from Yehia Hamed, a former Minister for Investment, on what an extended term would mean for the country's economy. And could Nokia claw back some 5G market share from Huawei? Stu Woo of the Wall Street Journal in Beijing tells us more. Plus, Google’s art director tells us what’s behind the company’s famous Google Doodle.
Fergus Nicoll is joined throughout the programme by Peter Morici, Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland, from Washington DC, and Lucille Liu, Bloomberg’s China Financial Regulations Reporter, from Beijing.
(Picture: A market in Buenos Aires. Credit: Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images)
Netflix adds record number of subscribers
Netflix reported a healthy balance sheet for the first three months of 2019, including 9.6 million new subscribers - the most it’s ever recorded for a single quarter. But the company has warned price rises in the US, Brazil and Europe will limit subscriber growth between April and June. Joan Solsman of technology website CNET tells us how the TV streaming market has become so competitive. As the full extent of the damage caused by the fire at Notre-Dame in Paris emerges, President Macron pledges to restore the cathedral in five years – the same timeframe it took to rebuild Windsor Castle after it caught fire in 1992. We hear from architect Peter Riddington who was part of the restoration team. And how has a tax clampdown in Vancouver made luxury mansions affordable for students? We hear from one resident.
Sasha Twining is joined throughout the programme by David Kuo from The Motley Fool in Singapore and Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe, president of the Women’s Institute for Science, Equity and Race from Virginia in the US.
(Picture: An envelope showing the Netflix logo; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
"Our history is burning" says France's Macron
A major fire has engulfed one of France's most famous landmarks - the medieval Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. Firefighters are battling to save the 850-year-old Gothic building, but its spire and roof have collapsed. The cause is not yet clear, but officials say that it could be linked to renovation work.
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Also in the show, the head of Volkswagen, Herbert Diess, has told the BBC that he is 'not proud’ of his company’s association with the Chinese government and its detention of thousands of Muslim minority people in the west of the country. At the same time, he denied knowledge of the alleged abuse against the Uyghur minority in Xinjiang province, where VW has a production facility. The BBC's Robin Brant spoke with Mr. Diess at a VW launch event ahead of the Shanghai auto show.
The world is facing a climate catastrophe and businesses around the world must address it urgently – or face shareholders who refuse to back them. That’s the message from the largest money manager in the UK, Legal and General Investment Management. The BBC’s Simon Jack takes us through their latest report on climate change.
And with the outgoing head of Alibaba suggesting that working 12 hours a day, 6 days a week might not be the worst thing in the world, we ask whether pushing yourself to the limit is actually good for productivity.
All through the show we’ll be joined by Alison van Diggelen, tech journalist and host of the Fresh Dialogues podcast in San Francisco and Mike Bird from the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong.
(Picture: Smoke billows as fire engulfs the spire of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France April 15, 2019. Picture credit: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)