World Business News on KTTZ-HD2

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


  • Thursday, October 11, 2018 10:15am
    European and Asian share markets were down following a sell-off in the US on Wednesday. Susan Schmidt is head of US equities at Aviva Investors in Chicago, and analyses the latest moves. Also in the programme, we talk to Paul Romer, one of two economists to receive the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences this week. We have a report from India on the home grown media companies taking on Netflix and Amazon Prime in the video streaming world. As Singapore Airlines launches the world's longest flight, between Singapore and New York, Brendan Sobie of the Centre for Aviation in Singapore tells us what's behind the move. Plus we meet some space tourism entrepreneurs at the Future in Review conference in Utah.
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 5:12pm
    The investors were running scared as we heard from Susan Schmidt of Aviva Investors.
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:27am
    Some legislators in Hong Kong chanted for press freedom during a leader's address. Lawmaker Alvin Yeung of the Hong Kong Civic Party, who took part in the protest, tells us why. Also in the programme, a committee of the European Parliament has voted in favour of a ban on ten kinds of plastic most often found on Europe's beaches. Seb Dance is a member of the European parliament for the British Labour party, and tells us how the proposed ban would work. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman of one of the world's largest container ports operators, DP World, explains why he does not want to continue operating in Djibouti, after authorities there seized the company's stake in the country's main container terminal. Plus we have reports from Indonesia exploring opposition to build a coal plant in northern Bali, and examining the challenges around punctuality of business meetings in the country.
  • Tuesday, October 9, 2018 6:45pm
    South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has just sworn in a new finance minister, the sixth in four years. The BBC's Nomsa Maseko tells us about the newcomer, Tito Mboweni. Also in the show, Ireland's finance minister has unveiled the country's latest budget. We get analysis from the BBC's Russell Padmore. And we'll get a view from Wall Street from Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading in New York.
  • Tuesday, October 9, 2018 10:24am
    Google may be hoping a launch of new devices will distract from a data breach. BBC technology reporter Zoe Kleinman gives us the context, and tells us what to expect from the product launch. Also in the programme, Pakistan's precarious finances seem to have pushed the country's new prime minister, Imran Khan, to consider seeking a bailout from the International Monetary Fund. Khurram Husain is business editor at the Dawn newspaper, and explains the country's economic challenges. Ireland's finance minister has unveiled the country's latest budget. We get analysis from Austin Hughes, chief economist at KBC Ireland. In the wake of last month's earthquake in Indonesia, we have a report from Sulawesi that there are some signs of normal life returning. Plus, new research from the British Film Institute suggests that tax relief for films, television series and videogames made in the UK has led to a boom in production in the country. Amanda Nevill is chief executive of the BFI and discusses the findings.