November 16th, 2016
Episode 880 of 1091 episodes
The social media app Snapchat is widely reported to have filed for a stock market float in the US, with investments so far valuing the firm at as much as $25 billion. We ask Rhiannon Williams, technology correspondent of the i newspaper what's behind its popularity. Also in the programme, we look at the business case for a massive expansion of the BBC World Service, announced today, with Solomon Mugera, the BBC's regional editor for Africa. Some of the biggest names in American business are urging Donald Trump to stick to the US's commitments on climate change. We hear more from Barry Parkin, global sustainability director at food giant Mars, and we have analysis from Andrew Simms of the New Weather Institute. Plus the BBC's James Copnall reports from Ivory Coast on efforts there to rebuild the country's tourism sector following an attack that killed 19 people earlier this year. (Picture: WBR Presenter Alex Ritson on Snapchat. Picture credit: BBC.)
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