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The nest is full

Oct 11, 2019

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 (23)

How up for grabs is the NHS in trade negotiations with Britain?

by Victoria Craig Jun 4, 2019
With President Trump's state visit to the U.K. in full swing, focus turned to future trade talks — and whether the U.K.'s health system would take its turn on the negotiating table.
On US President Donald Trump's second day of a controversial three-day state visit to the UK, protesters voice their opposition to the 45th American President, (Photo by Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images)

What tiny Estonia can teach the U.S. about opioids

by Victoria Craig and Szu Ping Chan May 31, 2019
The Baltic nation has reduced opioid-related death rates. But how?
A heroin user reads an alert on fentanyl in New York City.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Inside India's "rotten" education system

by Victoria Craig May 21, 2019
India is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, but a lack of funding and a shortage of school capacity means the country’s education system doesn’t work for the tens of millions of students trying to get through it each year.…
MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 10: School children attending virtual Class at Prabhadevi Municipal Secondary School, on April 10, 2018 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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Meet the workers powering India’s labor market

by Victoria Craig May 14, 2019
Here are some of the millions of informal workers who hold the key to India's jobs market.
An Indian vendor roasts peanuts at a roadside stall in Amritsar in 2018.
Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images

Space tech key to future of healthcare

by Victoria Craig Apr 9, 2019
One U.K. company is developing a portable 3D X-ray machine based on space technology.
This composite image of the Kleinmann-Low Nebula, part of the Orion Nebula complex, is composed of several pointings of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in optical and near-infrared light. Infrared light allows to peer through the dust of the nebula and to see the stars therein. The revealed stars are shown with a bright red colour in the image.
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Brexit wilts flower trade for one of Holland’s biggest buyers

by Victoria Craig Mar 29, 2019
Related uncertainty has shaken the flower trade between the U.K. and Holland.
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As subscription-box craze hits full tilt, big brands cash in

by Victoria Craig Feb 28, 2019
Might an abundance of consumer choices saturate the subscription-box market?
It’s been a decade since subscription-box trailblazers like Birchbox revolutionized retail.
Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Birchbox

Big brands hop on "Veganuary" bandwagon to lure new customers

by Victoria Craig Jan 21, 2019
A vegan challenge is the latest hashtag to flood your Instagram feed.
Healthy baked sweet potato burger with whole grain bun, guacamole, vegan mayonnaise and vegetables on a board. 
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10 years after the Lehman collapse, homeownership barriers spur new rental options

by Victoria Craig Sep 13, 2018
Property developers around the world are capitalizing on "Generation Rent."
Tipi is among several property companies capitalizing on the rent-for-longer issue fueling a pre-existing housing shortage in Britain’s capital. The company is in the process of constructing a large-scale campus with dozens of buildings that will add 7,500 new rental units to the market. This photo from Tipi shows a prospective look at an apartment space.
 
Courtesy of Tipi

The results of ditching an 8-hour workday are “breathtaking,” according to one boss

by Anu Anand and Victoria Craig Jul 6, 2018
An Australian financial services firm Collins SBA talks about its experience putting employees on a 5-hour workday.
A 5-hour workday at the financial services firm Collins SBA has given employees more time to devote to their hobbies — like golf. Pictured: Ian Baker-Finch of Australia and Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa "high five" on the 18th green as Todd Hamilton of the United States looks on during the Champion Golfers' Challenge. 
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