Victoria Craig

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Victoria Craig is the producer of Marketplace Morning Report’s global edition, and senior broadcast journalist at the BBC World Service in London. She reports on a range of issues impacting global business and the economy, with a particular interest in emerging markets and retail. Victoria graduated from the University of Missouri (go Tigers!) with a degree in broadcast journalism. Before moving to the UK in 2017, she covered Wall Street, reporting for five years on US stocks and the economy from New York City. When she’s not in front of the microphone, you can find Victoria baking or curling up with a good book at home, hiking in the English countryside, or travelling through her new European playground.

Latest Stories from Victoria (38)

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COVID-19 makes it harder for commercial shipping crews to go home

Apr 2, 2020
Around 100,000 people in the world’s commercial shipping crews are finding it hard to change shifts as COVID-19 shuts down ports of entry.
A crew member wearing orange overalls and a safety helmet working on the deck of a cargo ship at sea.
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"Cooking with heart" through the COVID-19 crisis

Mar 27, 2020
One east London cafe might be closed during the city's lockdown, but its co-owners are still cooking to serve the more vulnerable members of their community.
A Portuguese Love Affair, a cafe in east London, during normal business hours.
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London guide battles lockdown blues with virtual tours

Mar 24, 2020
Using the street view on Google Maps, her own photos and extensive knowledge about London, one tour guide walks people virtually through the city.
Look Up London's Katie Wignall has found a way to keep guiding through the crisis: virtual tours.
Courtesy Katie Wignall
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Virtual wine tasting boosts London's locked-down spirits

Mar 19, 2020
With people encouraged to stay home in London, business owners are finding enterprising ways of making money and boosting spirits.
To keep spirits high among staff and customers, Gus Gluck decided to start conducting virtual wine tasting sessions on Instagram in the evenings.
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COVID-19 is making it hard for London businesses to "keep calm and carry on"

Mar 18, 2020
One industry group says Britain's hospitality businesses have taken in 60% less money than usual and customer visits have plunged 40%.
Jesse Dunford Wood, chef and owner of Parlour restaurant pub in London, at work in his kitchen.
Lauren McLean
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A corner of the bond market is showing signs of stress

Mar 13, 2020
After this week's global market crash, the credit market is showing signs of stress.
Markets in Europe and futures in the U.S. are up Friday morning after a mess Thursday.
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How Europe can support its economy as the COVID-19 outbreak grows

Mar 11, 2020
President Christine Lagarde has said the ECB is "ready to take appropriate and targeted measures" to address the crisis.
The European Central Bank benchmark rate already sits at a record low of -0.5%.
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Bank of England, U.K. government take policy action over COVID-19

Mar 11, 2020
On Wednesday, just hours before the U.K. government will outline new spending plans, the Bank of England announced the cuts.
Mark Carney (left), governor of the Bank of England, and Andrew Bailey, governor-designate of the Bank of England, arrive to attend a news conference on March 11, 2020.
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Eyes in the sky: Air traffic control turns 100

Feb 25, 2020
The world's first air traffic control tower was commissioned at Croydon Airport in the U.K. on Feb. 25, 1920, revolutionizing what would become the airline industry.
Croydon Airport in South London. (Victoria Craig/BBC)

Big-money sprouts cause Christmas Day stir

Dec 25, 2019
Roasted, sautéed, or boiled, Brussels sprouts are big business at Christmas in the UK. The sprout industry is a nearly $1 billion industry in Britain, and customers tend to pay as much as 30% more this time of year as…
Roasted Brussels Sprout leaves with Pecorino.
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