World Business Report

BBC World Service

Business, Business News, News & Politics

Chart Positions

Business News 45

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


Egypt Floats Currency; It Tumbles 50%

November 3rd, 2016

Episode 871 of 1091 episodes

The devaluation is almost certain to cause a steep hike in prices. So how exactly is allowing such a dramatic change in the currency a price worth paying to hopefully sort out the economy in the long term? We talk to Egyptian journalist, Magdi Abdelhadi, about the feeling on the streets. Meanwhile, Ivory Coast has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. It's one of the benefits of the peace and stability the country has experienced in the last few years. Our Africa editor, James Copnall, joins us now from the country's main city Abidjan. And we'll be tracking the health of the Fitbit. Does the company have the strength to run in the wearable technology race?

Featured Podcast