Investment bank JP Morgan releases a report on environmental disaster and banking – the BBC’s Tom Espiner tells us what he reads in to the report, titled "Risky business: the climate and the macroeconomy", and if the rest of corporate America is thinking along similar lines. Also: stoicism continues along with hard work and a never-say-die attitude in Australia, as they rebuild after the wildfires. We have the CEO of Anglo-American talking to us on the environmental virtues of mining, on the day they reveal that revenues were up in 2019. And Big Brother might be in the office - when the bosses keep tabs by counting the keystrokes, counting the cigarette puffs, counting the seconds spent in the loo…. We ask how uncomfortable it can all be - sometimes for all parties involved. All this is discussed with Nicole Childers at Marketplace radio in LA, and former Hong Kong government official Rachel Cartland of Cartland Consulting.
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Michael Bloomberg's first Democratic debate
Billionaire US presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is to make his first Democratic debate appearance in Las Vegas. We’ll hear from Megan Messerly, reporter at the Nevada Independent, who is at the Paris Theatre where the debate is taking place. Stef Kight of Axios explains why Bloomberg is entering the race so late and how his campaign is pitching him in a crowded field. Not everyone is excited to see the former New York mayor in the race though - Benjamin Dixon is a broadcaster and political journalist in Atlanta. He explains why people with ethnic minority backgrounds might be reluctant to vote for Bloomberg, based on some controversial policies as mayor. And the Wall Street Journal’s Georgia Wells describes just how much Bloomberg, one of the richest men in the world, is spending on social media influence.
Meanwhile, the current US president, Donald Trump, is preparing for a visit to India. We'll hear how Indian PM Narendra Modi is preparing for the visit.
Also in the show: Chinese tech giant Huawei's Chief Security Officer says America’s efforts to ban it will only damage the US economy. And we take a long look into the search for a Coronavirus vaccine.
All through the show we will be joined by Jyoti Malhotra, National & Strategic Affairs Editor at the Print in Delhi.
(Image: Michael Bloomberg. Photo credit: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Coronovirus hits tech and auto supplies
The secondary effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) arrive, as tech giant Apple warns of production and demand disruption - and Chinese car parts are flown in to Europe in suitcases. We have a guide to the most highly regarded tax havens... by tax dodgers, and how the EU is gunning for the places where it's hard to find who owns what. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos became one of the most generous philanthropists in history -but all is not as it seems, as people raise eyebrows at how little tax the corporation pays. And no dairy please, we're millennials: how the alternative milk movement is hurting US famers. Plus as HSBC bank loses profits from its European operations, an expert tells us how its peers are also ailing in the region. All this is discussed live with guests Diane Brady, columnist in New York, and Jasper Kim, economist, in Seoul, South Korea.
(Image: A Chinese employee wears a protective mask as he sits in the showroom of an Apple Store after it closed for the day in Feb 2020 in a shopping district in Beijing, China. Credit: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Japan's economy shrinks at fastest rate in five years
Fears of a recession grow after the country's GDP fell by 1.6% in the final quarter of 2019, as the full economic impact of the coronavirus is still to come. Devin Stewart, senior fellow at the US-based Eurasia Group Foundation, tells us what this means for the world's third largest economy.
Is an iPhone shortage on the horizon? Manufacturer Apple says production is down and has warned it won't meet its previous revenue guidance. Our business reporter Zoe Thomas brings us up to date from San Francisco.
And we find out the fate of The Skagway News, based in Alaska. Its owner announced he was giving away the local paper at the end of last year. But did he find the perfect new owner?
Sasha Twining is joined throughout the programme by Sushma Ramachandran, independent business journalist and columnist for the Tribune newspaper, in Delhi, and Alexis Goldstein, activist and financial reform advocate, who's based in Washington.
(Picture: A woman wearing a mask in Tokyo. Credit: David Mareuil/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Beijing orders 14-day quarantine for returnees to contain coronovirus
As coronovirus, continues to spread, Beijing has ordered everyone returning to the city to go into quarantine for 14 days or risk punishment in the latest attempt to contain the virus, state media report. Marketplace reporter Scott Tong explains that the flood of misinformation on Covid-19 is proving as challenging to stop as the virus itself. Mike Johnson takes a look at the problems caused by air pollution around the world. Every five seconds, according to the World Health Organisation, someone dies prematurely because of the health problems caused by air pollution. Peter Ryan, ABC's senior business correspondent in Sydney joins Rahul Tandon for comment across the hour.