Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

What Nordic bridge can show us about cross-border cooperation

December 05, 2018

From the BBC World Service… Takeda Pharmaceuticals shareholders gave the green light for a $59-billion takeover of U.K.-listed Shire. It clears the way for Japan's biggest-ever corporate acquisitions, but stakeholders are worried about the debt load it puts on Takeda. Then, global market jitters are growing about a worldwide economic slowdown amid an ongoing trade dispute between the two biggest economies. China stepped in today to try to ease fears that its temporary truce with America would materialize into something more, but has it worked? Plus, a look at how a bridge straddling two Nordic cities helped boost economic vitality in the region and became a symbol of cross-border cooperation.

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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.