Downing Street is playing down reports of an imminent Brexit deal with the EU, saying talks are still on-going. EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said the two sides must agree the details by the end of Tuesday. We get the latest from our political correspondent Jessica Parker. Plus, Google has launched its latest smartphone, the Pixel 4. Will it prove to be more of a hit than its 3 predecessors? Our technology correspondent Zoe Kleinman gives us the lowdown. Plus, as Christine Lagarde becomes President of the European Central Bank, we ask, can she steer the Eurozone out of recession and back to the glory days of the Euro’s debut two decades ago? And, do you live in a meritocracy? We hear an advocate at the Supreme Court in India describe how positive discrimination helped her get a top job despite the country's caste system.
All this and more discussed with our two guests on either side of the Pacific: Jyoti Malhotra, Editor, National and Strategic Affairs at The Print website, in Delhi. And Nicole Childers, Executive Producer at Marketplace, in Los Angeles.
(Photo: EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives at the EU HQ in Brussels. Credit: Getty Images.)
Japan counts costs of deadly floods
With Japan continuing its rescue operations from the devastation caused by Typhoon Hagibis, we talk to Robin Harding, Tokyo bureau chief for the Financial Times about what its like in the city right now. Meanwhile, the US is imposing sanctions on leaders in Turkey, in response to the intensification of hostilities there. We speak to Soner Çağaptay, director of the Turkish Research Programme at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy about whether this will hurt the country's already struggling economy. And, do you swear in the workplace? Do your colleagues? We ask if blue language is ever acceptable in a modern office. (Picture credit: iStock/ Getty Images Plus)
US postpones next tariff hike after China trade talks
The US has agreed to suspend its next tariff hike on Chinese imports after two days of trade talks in Washington. We get the latest from our New York Business Reporter Vivienne Nunis. We hear from the CEO of US store Dick's Sporting Goods on why he decided to stop selling guns.
All this and more discussed with our two guests throughout the show. Alexis Goldstein, activist and financial reform advocate in Washington DC. And Liz Gwynn of Prime7 News, in New South Wales.
(Photo: President Trump shaking hands. Credit: Getty Images.)
Thirteenth round of US-China trade talks under way
China and the US resumed trade talks in Washington on Thursday against a backdrop of heightened diplomatic tension. We get the latest from Bloomberg's Jenny Leonard in Washington, DC. Dyson, the UK-based company best known for its vacuum cleaners, has scrapped a project to build electric cars. Michael Pooler of the Financial Times has been following the project so we ask him whether the problem of its commercial viability could have been predicted. We hear from General Motors workers who have been on strike in the US for nearly a month over wages and job security. And we take a deep dive into the world of blockchain.
All this and more discussed with our two guests on either side of the Pacific throughout the show: Eleanor Jones, former tech consultant and founder of Skintelligent, in Singapore. And Melody Hahm, West Coast Correspondent for Yahoo Finance, in San Francisco.
(Photo: The Chinese and US flags. Credit: Getty Images)
Trump threatens to "wipe out" Turkish economy
Turkey has launched a ground offensive in northern Syria, hours after its warplanes and artillery began hitting territory held by Kurdish-led forces. It follows the withdrawal of US troops from positions in northern Syria. Although the Turkish attacks were expected, President Trump on Monday has said he will "wipe out" the Turkish economy if the country went, as he put it, "off limits". So how vulnerable is the Turkish economy to an economic assault? A question for Fadi Hakura, manager of the Turkey Project at Chatham House. Ecuadorean protesters have held a national strike and clashed with security forces after President Lenin Moreno refused to step down or overturn anti-austerity measures that have triggered the worst unrest in a decade. We hear from the Guardian's Dan Collyns in Quito. In large areas of California the lights are going out. It's a deliberate strategy put into place by the region’s utility company to try to stop wild fires. Judy Lin, economics reporter for Cal Matters explains why Pacific Gas and Electric has taken these steps. Nike's latest trainer - the Travis Scott x Nike Air Jordan 6 'Cactus Jack' goes on sale on Friday. But if you thought sneakers were for running around in you are behind the curve. All you have to do is pick the right pair and there's money to be made. as we hear from Yu-ming Wu, sneaker collector and founder of Sneaker News.
All this and more discussed with our two guests throughout the show: Diane Brady,business journalist and author, in New York. And Nathe Taplin of the Wall Street Journal's 'Heard on the Street' column, in Hong Kong.
(Photo: President Donald Trump. Credit: Getty Images.)