China announces first Covid-19 deaths since 2020 April 18, 2022

from World Business Report· ·

China has announced three deaths from coronavirus, the first in the country since 2020. And there's more bad news; the Financial Times newspaper is reporting that a record numbers of citizens have been enquiring about leaving China for good- the FT's China economics reporter, Sun Yu, gives us the details. And we hear more about China's economy from James Mayger, China Economy Editor for Bloomberg News in Beijing. Chris Low of FHN financial in New York tells us how the markets may react to reports that the IMF is planning to downgrade economic growth forecasts for several countries as a …



China has announced three deaths from coronavirus, the first in the country since 2020. And there's more bad news; the Financial Times newspaper is reporting that a record numbers of citizens have been enquiring about leaving China for good- the FT's China economics reporter, Sun Yu, gives us the details. And we hear more about China's economy from James Mayger, China Economy Editor for Bloomberg News in Beijing. Chris Low of FHN financial in New York tells us how the markets may react to reports that the IMF is planning to downgrade economic growth forecasts for several countries as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Plus, covid-19 changed many aspects of the way we work, and the traditional face-to-face job interview is one of the pandemic's many casualties. The BBC's Elizabeth Hotson has been looking at how virtual reality and artificial intelligence are already changing the way companies hire people. And one of the UK's biggest video games festivals, Insomnia, finishes today; festival organiser, Craig Fletcher, brings us the highlights.