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AUG
11am

Greece Emerges From Eurozone Bailout Programme

After eight years of austerity, Greece has officially exited its bailout programme. We find out what it means for people in the country from Vicky Pryce, the author of Greekonomics, and Costas Lapavitsas, who is professor of economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, and was an MP for Greece's governing Syriza party. Also in the programme, in a bid to tackle hyperinflation, Venezuela has introduced a new currency which takes five zeroes off the current currency. Stephen Gibb covers South America for The Times, and tells us how extreme the problem of rapidly rising prices has become. Plus our regular workplace commentator Alison Green asks whether team-building exercises such as sheepdog herding or ice carving actually achieve their intended outcome.
19
AUG
8pm

Greek Bailout Ends

Greece has ended a three-year Eurozone bailout programme which was designed to help it cope with fallout from a debt crisis. We hear from Professor Costas Meghir, an economist with Yale University, based in Athens and Professor Kevin Featherstone, the director of the Hellenic Observatory at the London School of Economics. Also in the programme, Venezuela is to overhaul its national currency amid hyperinflation. Professor Steve Hanke, an economist at Johns Hopkins University gives us his analysis. Also, South Africa is opening a commission investigating allegations that state funds were stolen when the former President Jacob Zuma was in charge. Joe Brock, the Chief Southern Africa Correspondent at Reuters in Johannesburg tells us what's led to the hearing. We get a markets update from Michael Hughes. And we have a report on the drought in New South Wales, Australia to find out how it's impacting farmers.
17
AUG
6pm

Update: Australia's Drought Leaves Farmers Struggling

Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, is now entirely in drought. A warm, dry winter has left many outback farmers struggling to survive and hardly any rain is expected in the months ahead. Phil Mercer reports from Gunnedah, 430 kilometres north of Sydney.

Plus we get the latest markets news from Chris Low at FTN Financial.
17
AUG
11am

Google Staff Attack 'China Search Engine'

Google faces a staff revolt over plans to launch a "censored search engine" in China. Stephanie Hare is an independent technology commentator, and assesses the likely impact of the employees' move. Also in the programme, cricketer turned politician Imran Khan is set to be sworn in as Pakistan's prime minister on Saturday. We find out about the economic challenges he's likely to face from Kharram Hussain, business editor of Dawn, Pakistan's oldest English language newspaper. We hear about a New York Times interview with entrepreneur Elon Musk, in which the boss of Tesla describes the last year as "the most difficult and painful" of his career. Our reporter takes a look plans to go upmarket from fast-food restaurant McDonald's. Plus we look back at the rest of the week's big business stories with Justin Fox of Bloomberg, and Nina Trentmann of the Wall Street Journal
16
AUG
6pm

Update: Trump Calls For Opioid Action

Drug overdoses killed about 72000 Americans last year, many of them cases of opioid abuse. President Trump has called on the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, to take legal action against pharmaceutical corporations. We hear from Professor Anupam Bapu Jena of the Harvard Medical School. Plus Greg Harris, CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Kim and Debbie of Sister Sledge pay tribute to soul legend, Aretha Franklin who has died at the age of 76.
16
AUG
11am

Italy Bridge Collapse Firm Under Attack

The company managing a bridge that collapsed in Italy faces criticism from many sides. Luca Casiraghi of Bloomberg News in Rome tells us what is known about how Autostrade per l'Italia had been taking care of the structure. Also in the programme, the maker of Corona beer, Constellation Brands, is investing $4bn into Canada's top cannabis producer, Canopy Growth. Jane Peyton is a writer on alcoholic drinks, and considers whether other drinks companies are likely to follow suit. Around a third of relationships in the USA now begin over the internet in an industry worth $5bn. Hal Hodson is a technology expert at The Economist, and discusses research showing that couples who meet online actually stay together longer. We have a report from Spain about a baby food company called Smile-eat, which is growing between 300 and 400% per year. Plus as music star Madonna turns 60, we discuss her enduring legacy with Nick Levine, who is a music writer at NME.
15
AUG
6pm

Update: Italian Bridge Collapse Sparks Safety Fears

With at least 38 dead, Italy is absorbing a disaster that many feel should not happen in a modern European country; the collapse of a major motorway bridge. We hear from Mark Hansford, editor of the New Civil Engineer magazine. Also in the programme, the Ugandan Afrobeat singer and opposition MP Bobi Wine has been arrested, after his driver was shot and killed. Our reporter in Kampala tells us what is currently known about the case. And Elon Musk, Tesla's boss, is facing investigation by finance regulators over a tweet he sent last week saying he had the funds to take his company private. Susan J Schmidt from Westwood Holdings Group in Dallas gives us the details.
15
AUG
11am

UK Chief Executive Pay Jumped 11% Last Year

UK chief executive pay rose by 11% last year, far higher than the rise for workers. Charles Cotton of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, which compiled the latest figures, explains his organisation's research, plus we get reaction from Paul Sellers of the UK's Trades Union Congress. Also in the programme, the Ugandan Afrobeat singer and opposition MP Bobi Wine has been arrested, after his driver was shot and killed. Our reporter in Kampala tells us what is currently known about the case. Following a recent heatwave across Europe, new research suggests the next few years could see an increased likelihood of extreme temperatures. Ruth Valerio of the Tearfund charity says hotter than average weather should act as a wake-up call. Shares of Asian video game companies like Tencent Holdings and Nexon have fallen sharply due to concerns over delays to the release of new games. Tom Wijman, head of global games market research at video game consultancy New Zoo, tells us what's behind the delays. Plus our reporter in Mongolia finds out about efforts there to tackle widespread dinosaur fossil smuggling.
14
AUG
11am

US Strengthens China Takeover Rules

Beijing has condemned new rules introduced by the US which it says target Chinese firms. Shaun Rein is managing director of China Market Research Group in Beijing, and explains why China is opposed to the new US Defence Authorisation Act. Also in the programme, amid fears that Turkey's currency crisis is spreading to other emerging markets, our regular economic commentator, Roger Bootle of Capital Economics considers the likelihood of wider contagion. After our coverage yesterday of a court ruling in California against Monsanto, makers of the weedkiller Glyphosate, where we heard from the company, we get reaction from Brent Wisner, who is a lawyer for Dwayne Johnson, the beneficiary of $289m compensation ordered in settlement of the case. Plus we talk to Zack O'Malley Greenburg of Forbes magazine, about his list which ranks the top ten richest country music stars.
13
AUG
7pm

Update: Turkey Acts To Curb Currency Crisis

Turkey's stock market and currency have declined amid ongoing financial turmoil. Aaron David Miller, Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and former State Department adviser tells us the US take on the crisis. Plus we hear from Peter Jansovskis of Oakbrook Investments in Chicago.
13
AUG
11am

Turkey Acts to Curb Currency Crisis

Turkey's stock market and currency have declined amid on-going financial turmoil. Ayla Jean Yackley is a freelance journalist based in Istanbul, and tells us what measures are proposed to combat the deepening economic crisis. Also in the programme, following Friday's court ruling that Monsanto should pay $289m in damages to a man whose lawyers argued his cancer was caused by its glyphosate-based pesticides, Scott Partridge, vice-president of global strategy at Monsanto insists the product is safe. And Sven Giegold, spokesperson for the German Green MEPs tells us whether Bayer may be regretting its purchase of Monsanto earlier this year. Our regular workplace commentator, Pilita Clark of the Financial Times explores the mysterious phenomenon of 'ghosting', where the perfect job hire doesn't turn up for their first day of work. Plus event ticket firm Ticketmaster is shutting down its secondary ticket sales sites Seatwave and Get Me In. Freelance music industry journalist Eamonn Ford explains how much some tickets are changing hands for.

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