Oct 24, 2018

South Africa seeks $100B in foreign investment as economy struggles

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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Starting Wednesday, Canada is hosting a two-day summit with 13 countries to discuss reforming the World Trade Organization. Except, China and the U.S. – the world’s two biggest economies – aren’t invited. So, how much can actually be accomplished? Then, with South Africa’s economy still struggling, Wednesday's budget comes as the country’s new president seeks to lure $100 billion in foreign investment. Afterwards, the European Parliament votes on legislation to ban single-use plastics sales starting in 2021. It’s a push many countries and businesses are making around the world to help the environment and provide jobs. We’ll take you to India where one man is turning plastic waste into homebuilding material.  Today's show is sponsored by Alliance for Lifetime Income (retireyourrisk.org), Gobble (gobble.com) and PayPal (paypal.com). (10/24/2018)

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Starting Wednesday, Canada is hosting a two-day summit with 13 countries to discuss reforming the World Trade Organization. Except, China and the U.S. – the world’s two biggest economies – aren’t invited. So, how much can actually be accomplished? Then, with South Africa’s economy still struggling, Wednesday’s budget comes as the country’s new president seeks to lure $100 billion in foreign investment. Afterwards, the European Parliament votes on legislation to ban single-use plastics sales starting in 2021. It’s a push many countries and businesses are making around the world to help the environment and provide jobs. We’ll take you to India where one man is turning plastic waste into homebuilding material.  Today’s show is sponsored by Alliance for Lifetime Income (retireyourrisk.org), Gobble (gobble.com) and PayPal (paypal.com). (10/24/2018)

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Oct 24, 2018

South Africa seeks $100B in foreign investment as economy struggles

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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Starting Wednesday, Canada is hosting a two-day summit with 13 countries to discuss reforming the World Trade Organization. Except, China and the U.S. – the world’s two biggest economies – aren’t invited. So, how much can actually be accomplished? Then, with South Africa’s economy still struggling, Wednesday's budget comes as the country’s new president seeks to lure $100 billion in foreign investment. Afterwards, the European Parliament votes on legislation to ban single-use plastics sales starting in 2021. It’s a push many countries and businesses are making around the world to help the environment and provide jobs. We’ll take you to India where one man is turning plastic waste into homebuilding material.  Today's show is sponsored by Alliance for Lifetime Income (retireyourrisk.org), Gobble (gobble.com) and PayPal (paypal.com). (10/24/2018)

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Starting Wednesday, Canada is hosting a two-day summit with 13 countries to discuss reforming the World Trade Organization. Except, China and the U.S. – the world’s two biggest economies – aren’t invited. So, how much can actually be accomplished? Then, with South Africa’s economy still struggling, Wednesday’s budget comes as the country’s new president seeks to lure $100 billion in foreign investment. Afterwards, the European Parliament votes on legislation to ban single-use plastics sales starting in 2021. It’s a push many countries and businesses are making around the world to help the environment and provide jobs. We’ll take you to India where one man is turning plastic waste into homebuilding material.  Today’s show is sponsored by Alliance for Lifetime Income (retireyourrisk.org), Gobble (gobble.com) and PayPal (paypal.com). (10/24/2018)

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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