World Business Report

Half the world's workers may see livelihood destroyed

av World Business Report | Publicerades 4/29/2020

There's a warning those working informally could be hit particularly hard by coronavirus. Guy Ryder is director general of the International Labour Organisation, and explains his organisation's latest findings. The US economy contracted sharply in the first three months of the year. Our economics correspondent Andrew Walker puts the latest figures into context. The International Monetary Fund has approved a request by Nigeria for emergency financial assistance worth $3.4 billion. The BBC's Ishaq Khalid in Abuja discusses which areas of the Nigerian economy are suffering the most. We examine some of the complicated questions thrown up by Covid-19, such as what economic value should be placed on a human life, and whether it should be a factor for policy-makers, with John Broome, professor of moral philosophy at Oxford University. Plus Helena Horton of the Daily Telegraph tells us why sales of eggcups have seen a boost as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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