Beijing orders 14-day quarantine for returnees to contain coronovirus
As coronovirus, continues to spread, Beijing has ordered everyone returning to the city to go into quarantine for 14 days or risk punishment in the latest attempt to contain the virus, state media report. Marketplace reporter Scott Tong explains that the flood of misinformation on Covid-19 is proving as challenging to stop as the virus itself. Mike Johnson takes a look at the problems caused by air pollution around the world. Every five seconds, according to the World Health Organisation, someone dies prematurely because of the health problems caused by air pollution. Peter Ryan, ABC's senior business correspondent in Sydney joins Rahul Tandon for comment across the hour.
US charges Huawei with racketeering
The US has expanded its lawsuit against Huawei, accusing the Chinese telecoms giant of a "decades-long" plan to steal technology from US firms. Prosecutors said Huawei had violated the terms of partnerships with US companies and stolen trade secrets such as source code and robot technology. Huawei has denied the claims.
Also in the programme, President Erdogan of Turkey visits Pakistan. Staying in the country, we are exploring why has Pakistan decided not to evacuate its citizens from Wuhan - the Chinese city in the centre of coronavirus outbreak - causing anger among relatives of around 500 Pakistani university students there.
Plus, an in-depth look into debates around an idea of a digital tax. And - how useful is virtual reality in the the workplace?
Presenter Fergus Nicoll is joined by guests Mehmal Sarfraz in Lahore and Paddy Hirsch in Los Angeles
(Picture: A Huawei staff member uses her mobile phone in Shenzhen; Credit: Wang Zhao/AFP via Getty Images)
Coronavirus in focus for Alibaba
The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is due to present its quarterly results. In the normal run of things, we might expect this to be another blizzard of eye-watering numbers - showing the company founded 21 years ago in a Hangzhou apartment still standing strong. But has the coronavirus changed things - at least in the short term?
We are also looking into the latest buzzword - infodemic. Working with the big tech companies, the UN health agency has made strides in combating rumours and falsehoods on the internet about coronavirus.
In an exclusive interview with the BBC the Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, says he is pressing ahead with moving the country’s capital, Jakarta, to the province of East Kalimantan.
Also in the programme, oil giant BP's new chief executive Bernard Looney has outlined plans to cut his firm's carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, but the plan is lacking in detail.
Plus, as Argentina tries to renegotiate its debts, we look at the history of Argentina's relationship with the International Monetary Fund.
Presenter Fergus Nicoll is joined by guests Alison van Diggelen in California and Simon Littlewood in Singapore.
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New Hampshire Primary Results
New Hampshire voters are picking which Democrat they want to run against Trump. We get the latest live results as the polls close.
On the other side of the world, in India, voters overwhelmingly backed the anti-establishment Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in an election in Delhi which pitted them against India's governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Also in the programme, why does the National Hockey League in North America remain reluctant to allow players to participate in 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing?
Plus - the impact of coronavirus on the lucrative conferences industry.
And - in the latest instalment of live-streaming wars, platform Caffeine has signed an exclusive multi-year partnership with Drake.The hip-hop superstar will produce a range of content, including a series of rap battles in partnership with Ultimate Rap League.
PHOTO: 80% of Dixville Notch's residents, AFP
Singapore Airshow latest to feel Coronavirus impact
The Singapore Airshow, an aviation industry showcase is just the latest business event to feel the impact of the Coronavirus after a number of high profile pull-outs.
We'll hear from the BBC's Monica Miller at the show and from Bloomber's Jodi Schneider in Hong Kong on the wider impact as businesses remain closed across the reaction.
Also on the programme The biggest US shopping mall operator Simon Property has bought out its rival Taubman for $3.6bn. The Taubmann family which built the business over the last 70 years will continue to own 20% of the company, but the take-over is a sign of the times - with consolidation driving economies of scale and savings in the face of online shopping and declining profits among their tenants. However the idea of a take-over has been around for a while, as Richard Hyman, retail analyst with RHA Advisory explains.
In Ireland counting votes in the general election continues and so far more than three-quarters of the seats have been filled. But it's been a breakthrough for Sinn Fein which for the first time in recent history is challenging the power of the established parties Fine Gael and Fianna Faile. Although no one party has taken enough votes for an outright majority, at this stage Sinn Fein, has achieved almost 25% of the vote. The BBC's Russell Padmore, who has just returned from Ireland, explains the significance of the new political landscape.
We look at competing visions for the Democratic Party ahead of New Hampshire's primary. Democrats in the state head to the polls to select their presidential candidate on Tuesday, and Michael Linden of the non-partisan think tank the Roosevelt Institute tells us all the candidates want the rich to pay more in tax. We hear about the competing visions on offer for healthcare from Jared Bernstein, who was an economic advisor to Vice President Joe Biden, and has been an unofficial advisor on his campaign this year. And we consider whether there are parallels worth considering between the Democratic primary race, and the way Britain's Labour party performed at the last UK general election in 2019, with the BBC's Emily Maitlis.
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