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24
NOV
11am

Zimbabwe's President Mnangagwa Sworn In

Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice president, returned from exile to take up office. We look at the economic challenges the new president faces, with Tony Hawkins, a Harare-based economist. Also in the programme, workers at Amazon distribution centres in Italy and Germany have gone on strike on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Lena Widmann from the Verdi union in Germany explains the background to the dispute. Plus we report from Japan on news that Mitsubishi Materials admitted lying about the quality of its products. Roger Hearing reports from Tokyo and we look at the future challenges for the country's workforce.
23
NOV
11am

EU-Switzerland Meeting Agrees Future Funds

Switzerland has agreed to contribute a further $1.3bn to the EU over ten years. The BBC's Imogen Foulkes explains the implications of today's visit to Switzerland by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Also in the programme, the British parliament is swinging into action in the fight against air pollution. Alan Andrews of the environmental organisation Client Earth tells us what needs to happen to tackle the problem. Chinese authorities have arrested seven people for their suspected involvement in running an underground bank. Geoffrey Yu of UBS Wealth Management explains the background to the case. Plus we have a report on the growth potential for online gaming in Africa, from the electronic games festival in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
22
NOV
11am

UK Budget Unveiled

Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond has unveiled his latest budget plans. We get reaction from our regular economic commentator, Roger Bootle of Capital Economics, and member of parliament for the opposition Labour party, Jon Trickett. Also in the programme, the main communications regulator in the US has unveiled plans to allow internet service providers to charge a premium for some internet traffic, ending so-called 'net neutrality'. Gigi Sohn is a former legal advisor to the Federal Communications Commission, and tells us why she thinks that's a bad idea. Following the resignation of Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe, we ask Clemence Mutembo, chief executive of the Harare Business Forum, what the country's business community is hoping for. Plus we find out about a plan that could see electric cars turned into virtual power stations.
21
NOV
7pm

Wall Street Update Edition 21/11/17

Robert Mugabe is due to be replaced by the man he sacked as Vice-President, Emmerson Mnangagwa. But he's not the only one who's got his eyes on the top job. Nkosana Moyo is a former Minister of Industry and he aims to run in the next elections as the candidate of the Alliance for People's Agenda.And, Joe Saluzzi, Co-Founder of Themis Trading in New Jersey, gives us an update on Wall Street.
21
NOV
11am

Tencent Worth More Than $500bn

Chinese social networking giant Tencent is the first Asian firm worth more than $500bn. Duncan Clark is an expert on the internet and entrepreneurship in China, and tells us how Tencent has grown so big. Also in the programme, there's been a sharp fall in the price of commodities including sugar, down 22% over the past year. Charles Chavi administers the Kasinthula Cane Growers' Association in Malawi, and explains the impact on his organisation's members. The US Justice Department has filed a lawsuit to block the $85bn takeover of Time Warner by AT&T. We get analysis from Shannon Bond, who is media correspondent with the Financial Times in New York. We have a report from The Gambia on the country's attempts to rise up the world tourism rankings. Plus, we hear from Kenya about an audacious bank robbery that saw the perpetrators dig a tunnel to get access to the branch.
20
NOV
6pm

US State Approves Keystone Pipeline

The last big procedural hurdle to the completion of Keystone XL pipeline was cleared on Monday - when five members of the Nebraska Public Service Commission voted 3 to 2 to approve an amended route through the state.May Boeve, executive director at the group 350.org in California tells us what options environmentalists have now.Also in the programme: what next for Europe's biggest economy? German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she'd rather have new elections than lead a minority government. Stefan Kornelius, author of two biographies and a senior editor at the Suddeutsche Zeitung in Munich says don't bet on her being ousted.The Saudi Economy Minister Muhammad al-Tuwajiri discusses the crackdown on royal corruption - and its economic impact.And finally, we hear one company's vision of fuelling London's buses with coffee.(A TransCanada Keystone Pipeline pump station operates outside Steele City, Nebraska. Credit: REUTERS)
20
NOV
11am

German Coalition Talks Collapse

There's political paralysis in Germany following the collapse of coalition talks. Ria Schroeder of the Free Democrats tells us why her party pulled out of the negotiations. And we find out what's likely to happen next from Jurgen Hardt, of Angela Merkel's CDU party. Also in the programme, Saudi Arabia's economy minister Muhammad Al Tuwaijri discusses the recent royal corruption arrests, and their economic impact. We have a report from Washington on the art of political speechwriting, in the age of Donald Trump. Plus, we talk to Arthur Kay of Bio Bean about his company's plan to power London buses using a biofuel made from waste coffee grounds.
19
NOV
9pm

Mugabe defies demands to step down

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe said he will preside over the next congress of Zanu PF.Judith Tyson, a research fellow with the Overseas Development Institute, says Zimbabwe faces serious economic challenges.Also in the programme, the BBC's correspondent in Brussels, Adam Fleming, has been following the fate of the two supervisory bodies in the banking and pharmaceutical sectors which are likely to find new homes away from London today.The latest phase of talks to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement are taking place, as Mexico and Canada try to find a way to satisfy the desire of US President Donald Trump to overhaul the trade accord. The independent economist Michael Hughes says so far the talks have not run smoothly.Next week the United Nations tourism organisation and the World Bank will host conference in Jamaica to discuss ways to boost job creation to ensure the industry plays a bigger role in economic growth.Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says tourists don't suffer from the nation's high crime rate.
17
NOV
11am

Germany Coalition Talks Deadlocked

Talks are continuing to try and form a coalition government in Germany. Sarah Haendel of the campaigning organisation More Democracy in Berlin explains the deadlock, and Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank tells us how Germany's economy is handling the uncertainty of the coalition talks. Also in the programme, a bidding war is under way for parts of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox. Steven Barnett is professor of communications at the University of Westminster in London, and explains why the US giants Comcast and Verizon are interested in the company. Some of the world's biggest investors in Myanmar tell us why they are interested in the country. Plus we look back at the rest of the week's big business stories with Peter Coy of Bloomberg Business Week in New York, and Rebecca Byrne of the Wall Street Journal in London.
16
NOV
6pm

Wall Street Update Edition

Russell Cleveland of Renn Capital in Dallas, Texas on the day's trading. Plus, as the Rohingya crisis worsens with more refugees fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh, pressure grows on companies still investing in Mynamar, as the BBC's Faarea Masud reports.

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