Anu Anand

Host, Marketplace Morning Report from BBC World Service


Anu Anand is a presenter for BBC World Service and hosts the first cast of Marketplace Morning Report from BBC World Service. As the global economy shifts, Anu kicks off each weekday morning broadcast of Marketplace with global business updates, live from London.

Anu has presented BBC global radio news programs, including The World Today (now Newsday), World Have Your Say and Newshour. In 2007, Anu moved back to India full time to report on a country emerging from decades of tightly controlled markets into the glare of global capitalism. She reported for the BBC, The Guardian and others on the extraordinary cultural and economic changes taking place in the world’s biggest – and most colorful and chaotic – democracy.

Born in Jammu, India, Anu grew up in New York and North Carolina. She left the US in 1996 bound for India and landed a job as an international TV news producer for the Associated Press. From there, she moved to London in 1999, freelancing for CNN and ITN, before moving to BBC World Service Radio, where she’s been ever since.

She recently completed a BBC World Service six-part series on the most common global cancers, travelling to Mongolia, Tanzania and Uruguay. She’s also conducted a live audience interview with Sir Ian McKellen on his artistic, political and sexual identity, as well as travelled to Burma and Nepal to report on both countries.

Anu lives in Bath, UK, with her husband and two children.

Latest Stories (31)

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Germany: Business as usual with Iran

May 9, 2018
In Germany, officials are confident that the European leaders will broker a deal that avoids U.S. punishment.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas leaves after giving a statement on May 9, 2018 in Berlin after US President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of a landmark deal curbing Iran's nuclear program and reimposed crippling sanctions, defying European pleas and prompting international outcry. 

Why bamboo and earth are better than steel and concrete after a Himalayan earthquake

Apr 25, 2018
Bamboo is very lightweight. It compares to bird's bone in density, but in strength it compares to steel.
Kathmandu's newly rebuilt National Archive.

First Saudi cinema means a short drive to watch the big screen, not a long flight

Apr 18, 2018
AMC's boss explains what to expect as Saudi Arabia opens its first cinema.
A Saudi man poses for a photograph during a cinema test screening in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Why Venezuela is in the midst of an oil industry "death spiral"

Jan 19, 2018
New figures show Venezuela’s oil output plummeted again last year, continuing a years-long streak of falling production. What will it mean for the economy as inflation soars and quality of life for residents declines? Rice University’s Francisco Monaldi explains why he…

How the ghost of economies past influenced Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"

Dec 25, 2017
The BBC’s Anu Anand takes a tour of Charles Dickens’ last London home, and chats with a historian who explains how economic hardships influenced the celebrated author’s “A Christmas Carol” classic.  Click the above audio player to hear the full…

How the end of Saudi Arabia's cinema ban could open the door for female filmmakers

Dec 13, 2017
Filmmaker Hajar al-Naim explains what the lift could mean for women and talks about the the first time she entered a movie theater.
Filmmaker Hajar al-Naim at the 14th Dubai International Film Festival.
Abdullah Aljohany

Is the era of bank secrecy over?

Nov 9, 2017
The head of the OECD's tax arm says that the era of bank secrecy is over.

Why is the internet so sick?

Oct 30, 2017
The head of the Mozilla Foundation warns that the internet is "sick" and needs treatment.
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"Schrodinger's declaration of independence" in Spain

Oct 11, 2017
Spanish businesses are confused after the latest developments in Catalonia.
Catalan regional government president Carles Puigdemont signs a document about the independence of Catalonia at the Catalan regional parliament in Barcelona on October 10, 2017. Catalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont said Tuesday he accepted the "mandate of the people" for the region to become "an independent republic," but proposed suspending its immediate implementation to allow for dialogue.