(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … China’s yuan fell sharply this morning, at one point suffering its biggest decline since it was devalued by the country’s central bank in 2015. We’ll explain what’s pressuring the currency. Then, an interest rate decision and revised inflation forecasts are due out in Britain today. There’s been just one rate rise since the financial crisis of a decade ago … so, with Brexit risks looming on the horizon, what’s on tap from the Bank of England? Afterward, with wild weather swings, are catastrophe bonds a good investment?
(Markets Edition) Who's to blame for all of this recent financial turbulence? Some are pointing fingers at the VIX Index, which measures volatility. We'll look at some of the frustration directed toward it. Afterwards, we'll discuss the success of Tesla's ambitious Falcon Heavy launch, and some of the competition Elon Musk will have to face.
(U.S. Edition) With the market fluctuations we've been seeing this past week, does this bode badly for business decisions like hiring? While no one really knows, many analysts agree that economic fundamentals haven't really been driving this volatility. We'll break down some of the underlying causes. Afterwards, we'll discuss why traders are actually fans of all these swings, and then look at why safe-haven currencies might not be the safe haven they used to be for investors at a time like this.
(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … Four months after elections, Germany’s two biggest political parties have finally made a deal to form a coalition government. What will it mean for long time Chancellor Angela Merkel? Then, there are calmer waters in the global stock market after a turbulent few days – but will more volatility resurface later this year as central banks continue to move to more normal monetary policy? Afterwards, Stockholm, Sweden, is poised to implement a ban on racist or sexist advertising in public spaces. But the plans, set for a final approval vote next month, have already caused a stir among advertisers.
(Markets Edition) Stock market volatility has been extreme this morning, with the Dow seeing a rebound that followed a dip at the open of trading. And with global stock market indicators also down, we'll talk to market experts about the causes of this and why we shouldn't worry. Plus: A look at General Motors' push to enter the driverless car market.
(U.S. Edition) The Dow dropped almost 1,200 points yesterday in a record plunge. But no need to panic yet. We'll look at what may have triggered the sell-off. Afterwards, we'll talk to Marketplace economics correspondent Chris Farrell about why some people are actually relieved that the market took that huge plunge, and then we'll discuss how markets in Asia are faring, following volatility in the U.S.