26 Sep 2022
The latest move by the Liz Truss' government aims to help London's financial sector, but many decry the new policy amid the cost-of-living crisis.
13 Aug 2022
After banning imports of Russian coal in April, Europe's largest coal producer, Poland, is now suffering a shortage. As prices soar, Warsaw is scrambling to find emergency solutions that could speed up its coal phaseout.
3 Jun 2022
Like the poverty threshold, France's Inequality Observatory has published a report defining who is considered financially wealthy in the country. But first, we see how Saudi Arabia could step in to boost global oil production. Also, we take a look at Sheryl Sandberg's legacy following her decision to step down from her role as COO of Facebook's parent company Meta. Finally, we discuss the economic impact of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
13 Dec 2021
The Covid-19 crisis has exacerbated inequalities between the very wealthy and the rest of the population, according to the latest report from the World Inequality Lab. So what can be done to prevent a massive rise in poverty? Stephen Carroll speaks to Lucas Chancel, the lead author of the report. Also in the programme: Kate Moody looks at the right to disconnect and what it really means in practice for workers. Plus we bring you a report about a French entrepreneur who's making tracks with old bike tyres.
13 Oct 2021
Netflix is set to edit its new original series, Squid Games after a South Korean woman complained of getting phone calls and texts from fans of the show. Some of them believe it was intentionally included in the Netflix series. However, producers have made it extremely clear that's not what happened.
4 Jun 2021
The United Nations-backed program to provide COVID-19 vaccines for low and middle-income countries has secured more than 132 million doses through donations.
1 Apr 2021
From a converted storeroom on the roof of his mother's Seoul apartment, Kim Min-kyo plays video games for up to 15 hours a day -- and makes a fortune from the thousands of fans watching him. Livestreamers, known as "Broadcast Jockeys" or BJs in South Korea, are hard-wired to the digital infrastructure of youth culture. They entertain for hours with an interactive mishmash of chat, gaming, dance, music, eating, getting drunk or even just sleeping. Top livestreamers enjoy subculture celebrity among teens and 20-somethings, who consider them more relatable than traditional media stars.
27 Jan 2021
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa calls on wealthy countries to release their excess doses of coronavirus vaccines for countries that need them.
3 Jul 2020
Increase in electricity tariff only for the rich, not poor masses - Gbajabiamila
26 May 2019
The rich know how to keep their money secret. Economist Gabriel Zucman knows how to find it. Bloomberg Businessweek's Ben Steverman has more on "Bloomberg Markets: The Close."