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AUG
6pm

UPdate: Sudan to get new government

After months of street protests in Sudan intermittently curtailed by extreme violence on the part of the military government and its paramilitary allies, a new, semi-civilian government is to be sworn in this weekend. We hear from Dr Sara Abd-al-Jalil, a representative of the Sudan Professionals' Association. Plus, Chris Low from FTN brings us the latest from the financial markets.
16
AUG
12pm

Tackling forest fires

Wildfires around the world are becoming more and more frequent and intense. We join firefighters on the ground in southern France and hear what they're doing to tackle the problem from a 45m high tower right in the heart of the Landes du Medoc forest. We speak to the head of the region's fire brigade and a volunteer fireman.

Also in the programme, as demonstrators protest in Hong Kong for the eleventh week in a row, we hear how this has affected its economy and businesses. We speak to businessman Victor who runs a video production company there. And we ask Eleanor Olcott, from the research firm TS Lombard, whether the territory is at risk of recession because of the protests.
16
AUG
11am

Tackling forest fires

Wildfires around the world are becoming more and more frequent and intense. We join firefighters on the ground in southern France and hear what they're doing to tackle the problem from a 45m high tower right in the heart of the Landes du Medoc forest. We speak to the head of the region's fire brigade and a volunteer fireman.

Also in the programme, as demonstrators protest in Hong Kong for the eleventh week in a row, we hear how this has affected its economy and businesses. We speak to businessman Victor Wai who runs a video production company there. And we ask Eleanor Olcott, from the research firm TS Lombard, whether the territory is at risk of recession because of the protests.
15
AUG
11am

Argentina’s Historic Market Crash

As Argentina reels from the biggest market crash in its history, we find out how it’s affecting the population - and what the government is doing to fight it. In Italy, the ruling party simply could not work with its coalition partner. As our correspondent in Rome, James Reynolds, finishes a five-year stint there, we find out about the power tussles and the imminent vote of No Confidence that could derail the government. How has the political and economic landscape changed in the last five years? And we look at the hype around 3D printing and why it hasn’t yet lived up to its promise that everything from musical instruments to human organs can be created by a machine and some clever software.
14
AUG
6pm

Argentina's Macri unveils economic 'relief' measures

Argentine President Mauricio Macri has announced a series of "relief" measures, days after a defeat at the polls triggered economic turmoil. He announced income tax cuts and increases in welfare subsidies. Petrol prices will also be frozen for 90 days. But will they work? A question for Jimena Blanco, Head of Latin America Research at the global risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft. Plus, we get the analysis on the day's trading on Wall Street from Susan Schmidt of Aviva Investors, in Chicago.
14
AUG
11am

The kink in the food delivery business

Food delivery services are growing, as appetites for home-delivered food make way for a burgeoning side-hustle that benefits young people especially – but competition to make the most money sees some delivery giants pulling out of key markets; we check in with the big movers and losers of the delivery revolution.
Germany’s economy has contracted – we look at why its woes may only get bigger, as talks of recession are on people's lips, and what a decline in German business activity might mean for the rest of us.
And should burgers be banned to fight climate change? Minette Batters of Britain's National Farmers Union discusses the issues with environmentalist George Monbiot.
13
AUG
6pm

Update: Hong Kong Protests - business and economic impact

Hong Kong International Airport saw chaotic scenes on a second consecutive day of massive anti-government protests that have paralysed one of Asia's key transport hubs. The protests are part of the ten-week stretch of widespread demonstrations. So how are businesses dealing with the disruption and what is the impact on the economy? We hear from our reporter Leisha Santorelli, herself born in Hong Kong. Plus, Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading in New Jersey on Trump's 'early Christmas present' - delaying further tariffs on China until December.
13
AUG
11am

Improving female diversity in the entertainment industry

This month, the British Film Institute in London is launching a festival aimed at showcasing black talent. But is the industry doing enough to promote women of colour in lead roles? We speak to three women who are pushing for change on the silver screen and theatre stage.

Also in the programme: Markets are rattled after voters reject Argentinian President Mauricio Macri's economic reforms and cast their ballot for a more populist candidate in the country's primary elections. And our workplace commentator gives tips on how to handle curveball questions in a modern day job interview.

(Image: Adanna Oji, Titilola Dawudu and Tumi Sejoe. Credit: BBC)
12
AUG
6pm

Argentine stocks and currency plunge

Argentine stock markets and its currency have both plunged after conservative Argentine President Mauricio Macri suffered a shock defeat in primary elections on Sunday. The peso fell 15% against the dollar on Monday after earlier plunging around 30% to a record low. Some of the country's most traded stocks have also lost around half of their value in one day. We get analysis from the BBC's South America Business correspondent Daniel Gallas and Peter Jankovskis of Oakbrook Investments in Chicago.
12
AUG
11am

Cleaning the internet is 'the worst job in the world'

There is a lot of illegal and disturbing content on the internet. But have you ever wondered who has to remove it?

Silicon Valley's biggest social media companies -- including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube -- employ tens of thousands of people to weed out the content. But as the BBC's Ivana Davidovic found out, many are employed by subcontractors in India and the Philippines, and are paid wages well below the average tech employee in Silicon Valley. We hear from former US-based moderator Shawn Speagle who still suffers serious health consequences caused by stress and trauma. One of Facebook's Vice-Presidents, Arun Chandra, tells us the company has improved pay and offers psychological support on every shift. We also hear about the booming business of internet moderation in India and explore the possibilities offered by artificial intelligence to automate some of the work.

Also on the programme: Hong Kong Airport comes to standstill with dozens of flights cancelled as protests continue to rock the former British territory. The city's flagship airline Cathay Pacific has also found itself caught in the middle of the political dispute. And we take a look at the price of a cup of tea - and why Rwandan leaves are fetching higher prices than its peers.
11
AUG
8pm

Guatemala heads to the polls

Voting is underway in Guatemala for the final round of the presidential election. The two candidates in the run-off have both stood for the presidency before. Guatemalans have cited insecurity as their main concern, followed by unemployment, high living costs and corruption. Mozambique’s main opposition party and the government have signed a peace agreement to end years of intermittent conflict. The hope is that this could transform both the economic fortunes of the country and benefit supporters of both groups. The leader of Italy’s far-right League party chief Matteo Salvini’s has called for snap Italian elections but faces mounting resistance with both his former allies in the 5-Star party and the center-left opposition seeking to intercept the plan. And the BBC’s Vivienne Nunis reports from Vanuatu on efforts there to get more representation for women in politics.

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