Oct 11, 2018

Global stocks retreat as U.S. worries spread

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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Stock markets around the world are in retreat as a selloff ricochets from the U.S. Is it the latest buy-the-dip opportunity or are there more serious risks at play? Then, a conference on the illegal trade in wildlife opens Thursday in London – it's worth $22 billion a year, making it the fourth-biggest transnational organized crime. Afterwards, prepare for takeoff: The world’s longest non-stop flight, from Singapore to New York, clocks in at 19 hours and launches Thursday. But it comes at a time of rising global oil prices and targets premium-cabin consumers. So, how viable is its longevity? And we’ll share what our listeners have been saying about how they survive long flights. Today's show is sponsored by GAIN Capital Group, (gaincapital.com), Michigan Economic Development Corporation (planetm.com) and PayPal (paypal.com). (10/11/2018)

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Stock markets around the world are in retreat as a selloff ricochets from the U.S. Is it the latest buy-the-dip opportunity or are there more serious risks at play? Then, a conference on the illegal trade in wildlife opens Thursday in London – it’s worth $22 billion a year, making it the fourth-biggest transnational organized crime. Afterwards, prepare for takeoff: The world’s longest non-stop flight, from Singapore to New York, clocks in at 19 hours and launches Thursday. But it comes at a time of rising global oil prices and targets premium-cabin consumers. So, how viable is its longevity? And we’ll share what our listeners have been saying about how they survive long flights. Today’s show is sponsored by GAIN Capital Group, (gaincapital.com), Michigan Economic Development Corporation (planetm.com) and PayPal (paypal.com). (10/11/2018)

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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