Nov 6, 2017

11/06/2017: A member of Trump’s cabinet has ties to Russia, according to the Paradise Papers

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(U.S. Edition) As part of an anti-corruption drive, dozens of Saudi princes and businessmen are under arrest in Riyadh. We'll take a look at some of the key players involved, and how this could affect the planned IPO of  Saudi Aramco, which could become the largest-ever public offering. Afterwards, we'll look at a leak of documents, known as the "Paradise Papers," that indicate U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has previously undisclosed business ties to an energy firm owned by friends and family of Russian President Vladimir Putin. And finally, we'll discuss the upcoming House Ways and Means Committee "markup" meeting over the GOP tax bill, along with China's growing role in the fight against climate change.

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What will the GOP tax bill do for the economy?

Nov 3, 2017
And what will Jerome Powell do for the Fed?
President Donald Trump speaks to the House Ways and Means Committee about tax reform legislation yesterday at the White House, flanked by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, left, and committee Chairman Kevin Brady.
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The tax bill is out – time for amendments ... and lobbyists

Nov 6, 2017
Today the House Ways and Means Committee meets to debate the bill to overhaul the tax code. Officially it’s called a markup: committee members offer amendments before it goes to a House vote. What happens during a markup – and what could we see here?  Click the audio player above to her the full story.  […]

China sees green

Nov 6, 2017
The annual U.N. climate talks are underway in Bonn, Germany for the next two weeks. This marks the first of these conferences since President Donald Trump announced he’d pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement. As the U.S. cedes global leadership in the fight against climate change, China is stepping up. But it’s […]

(U.S. Edition) As part of an anti-corruption drive, dozens of Saudi princes and businessmen are under arrest in Riyadh. We’ll take a look at some of the key players involved, and how this could affect the planned IPO of  Saudi Aramco, which could become the largest-ever public offering. Afterwards, we’ll look at a leak of documents, known as the “Paradise Papers,” that indicate U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has previously undisclosed business ties to an energy firm owned by friends and family of Russian President Vladimir Putin. And finally, we’ll discuss the upcoming House Ways and Means Committee “markup” meeting over the GOP tax bill, along with China’s growing role in the fight against climate change.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC