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Free markets are good, government intervention is bad: That's been the economic thinking of many governments since the 1980s and it's about to change in the UK as Prime Minister Theresa May unveils a new industrial strategy for the economy. We speak to Jayati Ghosh, professor of economics at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University, about why we...

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Three businessmen advising the incoming US President tell us what to expect from him. Trade war with China? Millions of citizens stripped of their health insurance? A recarbonised US economy? Rich Lesser, chief executive of Boston Consulting Group, talks trade, tax and business policies. Toby Cosgrove, head of Cleveland Clinic healthcare, plays...

On the campaign trail, President-elect Donald Trump spoke of putting "America first", suggesting that foreign aid and trade won't be his priorities. Presenter Manuela Saragosa speaks to Nigeria's former Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about what this means for Africa's economy and the global health projects being partly financed by the US...

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Hard Brexit: Business Reaction

January 18th, 2017

A hard Brexit is on the cards with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May saying that the UK will no longer be part of the European Union's single market and customs union after it leaves. We get reaction from Huw van Steenis, global head of strategy at the investment firm Schroders, Kevin Ellis, chairman of the the global accountancy firm PWC and...