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19
JUN
6pm

Update: Trump Threatens More Tariffs on China

The US is escalating a trade row with Beijing over US tariffs on Chinese goods. Qian Liu is head of the Economist publishing group in China, and explains how China views the situation. Plus, a paper published by Canadian think tank the CD Howe Institute suggests that Mr Trump is using that uncertainty as a weapon, we hear from the co-author of the paper Dan Ciuriak. Also the latest in US Market news from Mark Kepner from Themis Trading in New Jersey.
19
JUN
11am

Trump Threatens More Tariffs on China

The US is escalating a trade row with Beijing over US tariffs on Chinese goods. Qian Liu is head of the Economist publishing group in China, and explains how China views the situation. Meanwhile, our regular economic commentator Roger Bootle of Capital Economics tells us if the dispute has the makings of a fully-fledged trade war. Also in the programme, we get a sense of how businesses in the UK are adapting to the prospect of Britain's exit from the European Union. Black businesswoman Sherry Collins is founder and editor of Pitch magazine, and explains why she has taken out an advert to stand up against racism, after she and others were mistaken as sex workers at a global advertising conference. Plus, John Travolta's latest movie 'Gotti' has received a 0% score on the movie review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes. Ashley Rodriguez is media reporter for Quartz, and tells us how influential the site actually is.
18
JUN
6pm

Update: Canadian MP's Vote to Legalise Cannabis

The lower house of parliament in Canada has voted to legalise cannabis for recreational use. The Liberal government's bill was passed by 205 votes to 82. The legislation must now be passed by the upper house and receive royal assent by the governor general, to become law. We hear from Laura Lynch, a correspondent for CBC News.Also an insight to the US markets with Peter Jankovskis is from Oakbrook Investments in Chicago in Illinois.
18
JUN
11am

World Health Organisation Classifies Gaming Addiction Disorder

Gaming addiction has been listed as a mental health condition by the WHO. Kendal Parmar is the mother of a 15-year-old gaming addict, and explains the impact it has had on her family. And technology expert Belinda Parmar, founder of Lady Geek, tells us why she welcomes the move. Also in the programme, Ivan Duque has been elected as Colombia's new president. Juan Forero is the South America bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, and talks us through Mr Duque's plans for the economy. As France's president Emmanuel Macron pursues an ambitious economic reform agenda, including enabling private companies to buy larger stakes in the airport operator ADP, Paris-based journalist Anne-Elisabeth Moutet describes the challenges Mr Macron faces. We have a report from the Indian city of Shimla, where an extreme water shortage is having a big impact on the local economy. Plus our workplace commentator, Heather McGregor of the Heriot Watt Business School in Edinburgh, outlines her formula for the secret to business success.
17
JUN
8pm

Angela Merkel Faces Greatest Threat to Her Position in 13 Years

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces one of the toughest days in her political career. A resolution is expected to be tabled by her interior minister, Horst Seehofer. It would aim to send migrants who have already registered in other European Union countries back to those nations. We hear from chief economist of Berenberg Bank Holger Schmieding from Berlin. Australia's trade minister has announced his country will begin negotiations with the European Union on a free-trade agreement. The deal would cover a market with 500 million people, worth $17.3 trillion. We speak to Professor Iain Begg, from the European Institute for the London school of Economics. Also, we take a look at the skin-lightening industry in Brazil. In 2017, the global skin-lightening industry was worth some $5bn a year, a figure that could double over the next decade, Daniel Gallas reports from Brazil.
15
JUN
11am

Trump Puts 25% Tariff on Chinese Goods

President Trump is to impose 25% tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods. Dr Rebecca Harding runs Coriolis Technologies, which provides data to the trade finance sector, and assesses the likely impact of the move. Also in the programme, a new law imposing a registration fee of $900 on bloggers in Tanzania is putting off a lot of writers in the country. Elsie Eyakuze has just suspended her blog called The Mickocheni Report, and tells us why, whilst Ben Taylor, who runs a blog on Tanzania from Britain, explains his offer to host Tanzanian bloggers from his own site if they are having problems. We travel to Chile where local drought-affected communities have come up with the idea of a 'fog catcher' to give them much needed water. Plus we look back at the rest of the week's big business stories with Benedikt Kammel at Bloomberg, and Slavea Chankova of The Economist.
14
JUN
6pm

Trump Charity Sued by New York

New York's attorney general is suing the Trump Foundation, as well as Donald Trump and his children, alleging "extensive and persistent" lawbreaking.Barbara Underwood said the charitable foundation had engaged in "unlawful political co-ordination" designed to influence the 2016 election. We speak to Darren Samuelsohn Senior, reporter at Politico.And we get the latest markets insights from Cary Leahey at Decision Economics.
14
JUN
11am

Russia World Cup Gets Under Way

As the football World Cup kicks off in Moscow, we look at the financial implications. Olga Tanas is economics reporter in Moscow for Bloomberg, and we have a report from Kolkata, India, on how popular the championship is likely to be there. Also in the programme, as the European Central Bank announces it will wind down its economic stimulus by the end of the year, Russ Mould of investment company A J Bell discusses the market reaction. Following a succession of votes on Brexit in the British parliament, we look at next steps in the process with pro-Brexit Lord Digby Jones, and anti-Brexit Sebastian Dullien of the Europe Council on Foreign Relations. We meet Michelin-starred chef Jose Andrews, who has just won an award for his work to assemble kitchens to feed people in need following natural disasters. Plus we travel to Nairobi, Kenya, to hear about an initiative aimed at helping artists bring their work to market.
13
JUN
6pm

Update: US Interest Rate Rise

The US Federal Reserve raised the target federal funds rate by 0.25%, taking it to 1.75% to 2%. Officials aim to head off excessive inflation with higher rates and think the US economy can handle higher borrowing costs. We hear from Susan Schmidt, senior portfolio manager at the Westwood Holdings Group in Dallas and economist Irwin Stelzer of the Hudson Institute. What's in a name? A lot if you are Macedonian. The country has resolved a 27 year dispute with Greece by agreeing on a major rebrand - it'll be known as the Republic of Northern Macedonia. Journalist Borjan Jovanovski tells us what the locals think. Plus, it's been announced that the 2026 soccer World Cup will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico. We hear from Brian Sciaretta at American Soccer Now.
13
JUN
11am

Federal Reserve to Decide US Interest Rates

With US interest rates expected to rise, we look at the impact on the global economy. Our regular economic commentator, Irwin Stelzer of the Hudson Institute, gives us his take. Also in the programme, the Japanese car giant Toyota is investing $1bn in the Singapore-based ride sharing firm Grab. Vivek Vaidya is vice-president of technology at management consultants Frost and Sullivan, and tells us more about the deal. Following a dispute with Greece, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has agreed to change its name to the Republic of Northern Macedonia. Journalist Borjan Jovanovski explains why some are not happy about the deal. We travel to the Indian state of Kashmir to meet the people foraging for lucrative morel mushrooms. Plus fashion designer Stella McCartney explains why she's going green with her new fashion emporium.
12
JUN
6pm

Judge Clears AT&T Takeover Of Time Warner

In one of the largest antitrust cases in decades, a judge in the United States has given telecommunications giant AT&T the all clear to buy Time Warner, a major entertainment company. The case could influence the US media scene for years to come. We're joined from New York by the BBC's Paul Blake.President Trump believes economic prospects for North Korea could be bright, but that view is controversial. Following a historic summit in Singapore between North Korea and the US, we get the reaction of North Korean defector Ensun Kim, and ask Robert Manning of the Atlantic Council in Washington DC what work actually needs to be done to put a deal in place.We'll also hear how the markets reacted to the summit, with Mark Kepner of Themis Trading in New Jersey.Also in the show, the BBC's Dave Lee gives us the view from E3, the world's biggest gaming convention, and Dr Ruth Valerio of the development charity Tearfund explains how much of a challenge plastic waste presents for Africa.

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