Brazil's former President, Lula, released from jail
A judge has ordered the release of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, after the Supreme Court ruled that convicted criminals should go to prison only if they have exhausted their appeal options. We hear from John Watts, spokesman for Lula's legal defence team.
It's been a long summer of street protests in Latin America, from Ecuador to Chile and more recently in Bolivia. Is there any common denominator linking these demonstrations? The BBC's Katy Watson reports from the Chilean capital, Santiago.
The economic fortunes of Spain are in the balance. On Sunday, Spaniards head to the polls for the second time in seven months. We hear from Clara Jimenez who heads Maldita, a not-for-profit news organization focused on fact-checking.
The Port of Los Angeles is suffering as the US/China trade war wreaks havoc on the container trade. Lori Ann LaRocco from CNBC Business News brings us the details.
A corridor that will allow Sikhs to cross from India into Pakistan to visit one of the religion's holiest sites is set to open Saturday, with thousands expected to make the pilgrimage. We hear more from Gubinder Singh, president of the Dilbir Foundation.
An unlikely festival of economics and comedy is now in its tenth year. Kilkenomics is underway in the Irish town of Kilkenny; Rory Cellan-Jones visited for the BBC.
Plus, we're joined throughout the programme by Clare Negus, acting Western Australia regional editor for the ABC; she's in Perth. And interviewer, author, media adviser Diane Brady is in New York.
Photo: Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
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Good news for Disney
Disney has posted some positive financial results and Frozen II, the follow up to one of its biggest hits, has its premiere. We hear from Chris Low at FTN Financial in New York.
Plus, NASA is set to unveil its first all-electric plane, the X-57 Maxwell Modification II. We speak to Brent Cobleigh, Project Manager for NASA’s Flight Demonstrations and Capabilities project.
It's been three years since the Indian government withdrew 500 and 1000 rupee notes from circulation. It's hit a lot of small, cash-dependent businesses and many analysts believe it's contributed to India's economic slowdown. Arunoday Mukharji reports from Punjab.
Facebook has come to dominate social media and there’s concern over its obliteration of the competition. In America, some politicians have called for Facebook to be broken up. The BBC's Mike Johnson investigates.
And we're joined throughout the programme by Nisha Gopalan, Bloomberg opinion columnist in Hong Kong and in New Zealand, the BBC's Phil Mercer.
Photo: Frozen movie fan in Los Angeles, California.
Credit: Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Disney
Softbank's first quarterly loss in 14 years
The boss of Softbank, Masayoshi Son, has admitted poor judgement in relation to its investment in WeWork after reporting its first quarterly loss in 14 years. We get more from Susan Schmidt at Aviva Investors in Chicago.
Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, is trying to bring the country's crippling deficit under control. He was hoping that foreign investors would help him kickstart the economy but an attempt to auction off several oil fields failed as the BBC's Brazil correspondent Daniel Gallas, explains.
Fitbit is one of those companies that's almost come to define the fitness tracking sector and Google is buying it for $2bn. The BBC's Will Bain takes a look at wearable tech innovation.
If you've been following the Brexit saga over the last few years you might have heard the expression Global Britain. We hear more from James Vernon, Professor of History at the University of California at Berkeley.
Electric flying taxis could be just round the corner; one took off last month in Singapore. The BBC’s Monica Miller finds out if regulators and passengers are ready to get onboard.
And we're joined throughout the programme by Stefanie Yuen Thio, Joint Managing Partner at TSMP Law in Singapore and in Toronto, Ralph Silva of Silva Research Network.
(Photo: SoftBank Group CEO Masayoshi Son. Credit: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
Nobel Prize winner talks trade and inequality
The latest Nobel prize winner for economics tells us about her pioneering research in to global poverty. Professor Esther Duflo and her team conducted randomised trials in India and Africa, to see what actually worked to improve peoples' lives and lift them out of poverty. The shipping industry is bringing in new rules to improve the environment - global fleets will switch to fuel with lower sulphur content. And tech giant Apple has committed millions of dollars to improve the housing situation in its home turf of California - we find out why it's so needed. Plus, does working four days a week, as opposed to the usual five, radically improve your productivity? We hear the results from those who have adopted a new approach to our usual working week. We discuss all this with guests Erin Delmore, a political reporter in New York, and journalist Jyoti Malhotra in Delhi.
(Image: Professor Esther Duflo. Photo by Scott Eisen/ Getty Images)
Uber's losses top $1bn
We find out why investors are falling out of love with the tech company that is becoming part of some peoples’ daily lives. After the boss of McDonald's was fired for dating an employee, we ask workers in London how their own workplace relationships worked out, and an expert why it remains one of the last workplace taboos. Plus, as the US officially notifies its intention to leave the Paris climate change agreement, author Andrew McAfee tells us why it’s not as difficult as we think to save the planet.
(Image: Uber logo seen displayed on a smartphone. Credit: Avishek Das/ SOPA Images/ LightRocket/ Getty Images)