US markets had a disappointing day; we hear from Peter Jankovskis at Oakbrook Investments
India's job creation conundrum
The world's largest democracy needs 10% growth just to create enough employment for the 12 million young people who enter the workforce each year. However, India's growth rate has dropped to its lowest rate in 6 years. Prime Minister Modi’s attempts to move way from a cash-based economy appear to have halted economic progress, with large numbers of highly-educated graduates searching unable to find work. Collapsing infrastructure has caused young entrepreneurs like Sumit Arora to move abroad in their search for opportunity. Rahul Tandon met him after he arrived in the UK on his first overseas business trip. It’s a more positive picture for Indian companies like Oyo, the second largest budget hotel chain in the world. CEO Aditya Ghosh tells us about the company’s international ambitions. Also, we have an update from Lebanon, where the government did a u-turn on plans to tax calls made using Facebook's WhatsApp platform after a night of violent protests in Beirut. Plus, we hear from a Scottish whisky distiller about the impact of the latest round of US tariffs on her business.
(Picture: Students graduate from university in Amritsar, India. Credit: AFP)
Update: What's next for Johnson's Brexit deal?
As a Brexit breakthrough moves markets, we get the detail on today's deal from Jennifer Baker, EU policy correspondent who's based in Brussels, and ask what's next for Boris Johnson's agreement. And what was the reaction on Wall Street? We get the latest from Cary Leahey of Decision Economics in New York.
Climate change tops Canada's election agenda
Can the fourth largest global oil and gas exporter really pioneer tackling climate change? Nigel Cassidy examines if voters agree with this claim from current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as Canadians go to the polls next Monday. We hear from economist and climate activist, Naomi Klein and Anastasia Kogan, who lives in the mountainous region of British Colombia. Meanwhile, Jatinder Sidhu reports on the political temperature in Vancouver. As a Brexit breakthrough moves markets, businesses on both sides of the Irish sea tell us what they think. Daniel Donnelly from the Federation of Small Businesses in Northern Ireland tells us what the new customs arrangements would mean for the land border with Ireland. Meanwhile, Ian West, who runs Yes2Ship, an international freight company doubts the practical issues around taxes and customs checks have been fully resolved so far. Plus, as Australia's economy falters, Phil Mercer meets some schoolchildren who are taking lessons in how to build a business.
(Picture: A poster of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Canadian Museum of History in Quebec. Credit: Reuters)
Update: Netflix results are out
Netflix has announced its results for the latest quarter; we hear from Brian Steinberg, senior tv editor for Variety. And Susan Schmidt from Aviva Investors brings us the latest from the financial markets.