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BRICS REPORT: Russia28 November 2017 | 4 Minute Listen
A radiation cloud, and a mystery, from Russia is again raising alarms Last month, French and German radiation safety officials identified the southern Ural Mountain region, home of Mayak, as the likely source of a cloud of a radioactive isotope, ruthenium 106, that they detected wafting over Europe. The plant at Mayak reprocesses spent fuel and produces isotopes.
BRICS BRAZIL21 November 2017 | 4 Minute Listen
While Brazil’s economy as a whole is barely growing, but its e-commerce sector is thriving. Thousands of Brazilian workers and members of trade unions took to the streets of Sao Paulo in protest , decrying government austerity measures and new labour laws due to come into effect. Seaborn Networks has announced plans to build a cable system to connect South Africa with Brazil and onward to the US, while interconnecting with another new system, the IOX Cable, which will run from South Africa to India, connecting various Indian Ocean islands along its route.
BRICS Report: China07 November 2017 | 4 Minute Listen
China is churning out a new billionaire every 5 days The US might be the wealthiest country in the world, but it's not churning out the most billionaires. That title goes to China, which added 67 new billionaires in 2016, or one about every five days, according to a report on billionaires by UBS and PwC released Thursday. For the first time ever, Asia had more billionaires (637) than the US (538), the report found. Still, the US maintained a higher concentration of billionaire wealth, but Asia top that measure in the next three to four years.
BRICS - Russia31 October 2017 | 4 Minute Listen
American President Donald Trump’s adviser, George Papadopoulos, has pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. about meeting a Professor with close ties to the Russian government, highlight the coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian government’s meddling in the 2016 elections; and Kseniya Sobchak, a young glamorous woman, announced her decision to run for President.
Brics Report China17 October 2017 | 4 Minute Listen
Stephen speaks to Dr Martin Davies Managing Director for emerging Markets and Africa Deloitte about Sinopec no longer taking over Chevron/Caltex leaving Glencore to take a chance. China’s anti-corruption drive nets former Justice Minister and Alibaba’s latest retail offering live crabs in vending machines .