Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Japan, EU toast new free trade arrangement

February 01, 2019

From the BBC World Service… As the U.S. and China struggle on trade talks, Japan and the E.U. are cheering a new trade arrangement between them that starts today. It creates one of the world's biggest free trade areas covering nearly a third of global economic activity. Then, ahead of elections in India, the government unveils its new budget. Afterwards, drones have been the subject of much controversy in recent months — remember the one that grounded flights at London's Heathrow airport? But, in Africa, the flying technology presents huge potential for business and economic development. Today's show is sponsored by the Alliance for Lifetime Income and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.

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News happens while you sleep. Marketplace Morning Report gives you a head start on the day. Throughout the morning, host David Brancaccio shares the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make the smartest decisions. And from London, host Anu Anand presents Marketplace Morning Report from BBC World Service to bring you up to speed as the global economy shifts. It's the world perspective you need, from two trusted sources.