US President Donald Trump has decided to end exemptions from sanctions for countries still buying oil from Iran. The White House said waivers for China, India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey would expire in May, after which they could face US sanctions themselves. We speak to Suzanne Maloney from the Brookings Institute.
Samsung has postponed the release of its folding smartphone, days after several early reviewers said the screens on their devices had broken. The BBC's technology reporter discusses what this could mean for the company.
The global chocolate industry is worth 100 billion dollars yet African producers only make about eight per cent of that, according to research by the International Cocoa Organisation. Rather than export the raw fruit, entrepreneurs in cocoa-rich countries are now starting to make their own chocolate in an effort to change things, as the BBC’s West Africa correspondent Louise Dewast has been finding out.
Roger Hearing is joined for comment throughout the programme by chief economist at Complete Intelligence Tony Nash in Texas and The Financial Times' Correspondent in Bejing Yuan Yan.
Trump speaks to Libya insurgent general
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)