World Business Report
Spela

Coronavirus: Israel tightens second lockdown to avoid 'abyss'

World Business Report

00:00

Coronavirus: Israel tightens second lockdown to avoid 'abyss'

World Business Report

The latest business and finance news from around the world from the BBC

Podcast Player Enhancement

Have you been having issues playing a podcast on a your mobile device? This has been fixed. You can now start listening to a podcast with confidence and it will continue playing even after switching apps, or locking your phone.

World Business Report

Israel is tightening its second nationwide coronavirus lockdown as case counts rise. Mehul Srivastava is Israel bureau chief for the Financial Times in Jerusalem, and explains the government's latest moves. And we hear how Israel's businesses could be impacted from Uriel Lynn, president of the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce. Also in the programme, all this week we've been examining issues affecting voters in key US battleground states ahead of November's presidential election. Today Rahul Tandon finds out what is at the front of people's minds in Texas. Plus, research from Cranfield University warns once again that the boardrooms of the UK's biggest firms don't look much like the UK itself, when it comes to female representation. Professor Susan Vinnicombe is founding director of the Cranfield International Centre for Women Leaders, and discusses the findings of the 15th edition of its Female FTSE Board Report. (Picture: A sculpture in Tel Aviv encouraging Israelis to wear masks. Picture credit: EPA.)

Published

Play Episode

Related episodes World Business Report

World Business Report

ILO: global jobs picture deteriorating
(NaN)
The International Labour Organisation says the impact of Covid-19 on jobs is worsening. Guy Ryder is director general of the ILO, and brings us details of their latest research. Also in the programme, continuing our series examining issues affecting voters in key swing states ahead of November's US presidential election, the BBC's Fergus Nicoll has been taking a closer look at Florida. Plus, the BBC's Elizabeth Hotson reports on how the pandemic is forcing breweries to adapt. (Picture: A jobs protest in Wa...

en

World Business Report

Update: Will the US get a second stimulus package?
(NaN)
Are politicians in Washington too preoccupied with a possible Supreme Court nomination to think about the need for a second stimulus package? We ask Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading. Also, we consider how agricultural tariffs, imposed by President Trump in his trade battle with China, may have impacted the vote amongst American farmers in Florida in a report from journalist Heather van Blokland....

en

World Business Report

UK restricts hospitality to combat coronavirus
(NaN)
UK prime minister Boris Johnson has announced new measures to tackle coronavirus. With new rules compelling the closure of bars and restaurants at 10pm, we ask Kate Nicholls, chief executive of the industry body UK Hospitality how the sector will cope. And Kim Sneppen, professor of biocomplexity at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen tells us how Denmark is handling a recent rise in coronavirus infections. Also in the programme, we're focusing this week on issues affecting voters in key battleground stat...

en

World Business Report

Update: US markets wobble on political uncertainty
(NaN)
The death of Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg brings further uncertainty to markets, which were already feeling the uncertainty of the upcoming presidential election, as we hear from markets commentator Peter Jankovskis. Erin Delmore reports from Pennsylvania on the state's steel industry, and how a shortage of the metal is affecting some breweries, who badly need cans to package and transport their beer. And we hear how the coronavirus pandemic has affected demand for filming in one of America's m...

en

World Business Report

New European coronavirus restrictions
(NaN)
More than 800,000 Madrid residents were ordered to stay at home as Covid-19 cases rise. A number of European governments are considering stricter enforcement measures as they try to contain the pandemic, and a bar owner in Madrid tells us how the new restrictions are likely to affect his business. Also in the programme, leaked documents involving about $2tn of transactions have revealed how some of the world's biggest banks have allowed criminals to move money around the world. One of the cases shows that t...

en

World Business Report

Chinese apps get reprieve from US ban
(NaN)
As President Trump's deadline to ban new downloads of Chinese social media apps nears, he announces that a deal has been reached for US companies to take control of the video sharing site TikTok. Meanwhile users of the messaging service WeChat win a court injunction to halt the ban. We get the latest from Kim Lyons of the Verge. We also hear about the leak of more than 2,000 documents which seem to reveal serious failings in how the world's biggest banks deal with dirty money and Tim Alderslade, the head of...

en

World Business Report

US ready to ban TikTok and WeChat on Sunday
(NaN)
TikTok and WeChat face a US install ban on Sunday, unless President Trump approves a deal. The BBC's Zoe Kleinman talks us through the latest moves in a long-running source of tension between Washington and Beijing. Also in the programme, continuing our series looking at key issues ahead of November's US presidential election, the BBC's Justin Rowlatt asks whether environmental issues will have much of an impact on how people choose to cast their vote. Plus, we find out why this year's Indian Premier Leagu...

en

World Business Report

Update: Investors 'want more' from US Central Bank
(NaN)
Stock markets suggested the US Central Bank needs to do more to prevent a sell-off, after keeping interest rates unchanged, says Cary Leahey of Decision Economics in New York. Plus, we hear from a surgeon in Calcutta, India about how the record-high coronavirus cases in the country manifest in his working day - and why vaccine inequality might hit the country hard....

en

World Business Report

Update: Central Bank of US says 'no change'
(NaN)
The Federal Reserve keeps interest rates unchanged, which should help recovery as stock markets like subdued news and minimal changes, says Susan Schmidt of Aviva Investors in the US. We also look at why Warren Buffet - one of the world's biggest businessmen, is interested in the latest company to list on the US stock market: Snowflake. Plus, we hear from the dad who is taking YouTube Kids to court over its use of childrens' data - we speak with the BBC's Zoe Thomas for an overview, and parent Duncan McCann...

en

World Business Report

EU pledges further 15% greenhouse gas emissions cut
(NaN)
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen delivered her first State of the Union. One eye-catching announcement was a pledge to cut Europe's greenhouse gas emissions by a further 15% by 2030. Sam Fleming is Brussels bureau chief of the Financial Times, and gives us an overview of the speech. And we get additional reaction from Bas Eickhout, a Dutch MEP who is vice-chair of the Green Grouping in the European Parliament. Also in the programme, the BBC's Manuela Saragosa considers the role immigration...

en

World Business Report

Update: 'Buying the dip' in stocks as economies recover
(NaN)
As company share prices bounce around, many investors on the stock market take the 'buy the dip' approach - buying company shares when they are low, in the belief that they will rise again soon. It seems to be working for the moment, as government financial stimulus could end up in the right place at the right time, says Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading in New Jersey. Also, the United Nations warns on businesses ruining the biodiversity of the world. Finally, the World Trade Organisation calls the US's tariffs...

en

World Business Report

ADB: developing Asian economies will contract
(NaN)
The Asian Development Bank expects a contraction for developing Asian economies this year. Abdul Abiad of the ADB's macroeconomic research division in Manila explains it's the first time they've seen such a widespread contraction in nearly six decades. Also in the programme, as November's US election approaches, the BBC's Ed Butler has been discovering the coronavirus pandemic, coupled with the employment crisis it has triggered, has had a huge impact on families who have lost their health insurance coverag...

en

World Business Report

Update: Oracle confirms partnership with Tiktok
(NaN)
Video sharing app TikTok's parent ByteDance has rejected an offer from Microsoft to buy the firm, amid US national security concerns. Oracle has stepped in and has confirmed a partnership with the app. We speak to Scott Galloway, a professor of marketing at the NYU Stern School of Business. And the BBC's Ed Butler takes a closer look at the impact trade between the US and China is having on the upcoming US presidential election. Plus we have a report from Ijeoma Ndukwe exploring the challenges business owne...

en

World Business Report

Chip designer ARM sold to Nvidia for $40bn
(NaN)
ARM's co-founder Herman Hauser has asked Boris Johnson to attach conditions to its sale. Dr Stephanie Hare is author of the forthcoming book Technology Ethics, and explains why the sale of the chip design firm is causing some anxiety in the UK. Also in the programme, US tech firm Oracle has confirmed that it is part of a proposal submitted to the US Treasury to work with Byte Dance, the parent company of the massively popular video sharing app TikTok. The BBC's Karishma Vaswani tells us about the background...

en

World Business Report

Why women are losing out during coronavirus
(NaN)
Why are so many women losing their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic? We hear from Karin Kimbrough, Chief Economist of Linkedin. One of the world's richest sports leagues kicked off this weekend - the English Premier League. But how much have its finances been hit by the coronavirus? And we hear about the real-life consequences of cancel culture....

en

World Business Report

Update: Fact vs. rumours in the Oregon wildfires
(NaN)
Misinformation about wildfires raging across the US state of Oregon has been rife on social media, prompting local officials to try to dispel the rumours. Journalist Shane Burley reports from Oregon on how these rumours are impeding journalists' ability to cover the fires. We'll also hear from Chris Low of FHN Financial in New York, wrapping up a week on the US stock markets....

en

World Business Report

Mining giant boss quits after historic cave destruction
(NaN)
Rio Tinto's boss is quitting after the destruction of Aboriginal sites in Australia. Patrick O'Leary is from the organisation Country Needs People, and tells us about the cultural importance of the sites destroyed by the mining giant. And we get further perspective on Jean-Sébastien Jacques' decision to step down from Aidan Davy, chief operating officer at the International Council for Mining and Metals. Also in the programme, the UK has finalised a trade deal with Japan, and we examine the significance of ...

en

World Business Report

Update: EU ultimatum to UK over withdrawal deal changes
(NaN)
The EU is demanding the UK ditches plans to change Boris Johnson's Brexit deal "by the end of the month" or risk jeopardising trade talks. The UK has published a bill to rewrite parts of the withdrawal agreement it signed in January. Jess Sargent of the UK Institute for Government explains the legalities of this move. Meanwhile the EU said this had "seriously damaged trust" and it would not be "shy" of taking legal action against the UK. Fintan O'Toole of the Irish Times explains what that means for the UK'...

en

World Business Report

Reducing the risk of work-related suicide
(NaN)
On World Suicide Prevention Day we ask how employers can prevent work-related suicide. Yvette Greenway-Mansfield's partner's daughter and a colleague both took their own lives. She helped found the support organisation Silence of Suicide in response, and tells us what more she thinks can be done. And Louise Aston, wellbeing campaign director at Business in the Community, discusses a suicide prevention toolkit they have put together for employers who, she says, have a responsibility to spot warning signs. Al...

en

World Business Report

Update: LVMH scraps Tiffany takeover
(NaN)
French luxury goods giant LVMH has said it is pulling out of a high-profile deal to buy US jeweller Tiffany & Co. Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced New York City restaurants can reopen indoor dining at 25 percent capacity on September 30th. And we'll hear from the day's trading on the US markets with Susan Schmidt of Aviva Investors in Chicago....

en

World Business Report

UK's Prime Minister defends Brexit deal changes
(NaN)
The UK government has published a bill overwriting parts of the EU withdrawal agreement. Victoria Hewson analyses regulations at the Institute of Economic Affairs, and explains why the proposed UK law, which the government acknowledges could breach international law, is so controversial. We get the perspective of two British businesses about the possibility of there being no new trade deal in place before the end of the UK's transitional phase out of the EU at the end of this year. Andrew Varga runs SEETU, ...

en

World Business Report

Update: Tesla shares tumble
(NaN)
Electric car company Tesla's share tumble almost 20 percent after it failed to be included in the S&P 500 index. Richard Waters, the Financial Times West Coast Editor in San Francisco explains. And Joe Slauzzi of Themis trading explains why the Nasdaq fell over 4%...

en