China's economy bounces back with 4.9% growth in Q3
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China reported 4.9 percent GDP growth between July and September, making it the only major world economy that's starting to recover from its coronavirus slump. Our Beijing correspondent tells us more. Meanwhile, in the US, Republicans and Democrats are still struggling to agree on a stimulus bill before the presidential election.
Nigeria's economy hit hard by collapse in oil prices
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Nigeria is officially in recession for the first time in more than a decade, bringing an end to three years of low but positive growth. The African country's economy relies heavily on oil exports, but the coronavirus pandemic has slashed global demand and the price of oil has plunged. That's bad news for a country whose budget plans relied on getting a certain price per barrel, a price that now means Nigeria is selling crude at a loss. Our correspondent Moïse Gomes reports from Lagos.
OFF TO Magazine: A fresh take on African cities
Millions of students in Cameroon return to school for the first time since March. We look at the changes made to keep them safe. Also, DR Congo is bracing for heavy downpours as the rainy season kicks off. Our correspondents report on how authorities and residents are trying to avoid a repeat of last year's flooding. And we discover a new magazine focused on showing African capitals in a new light. The founder of OFF TO tells us more about her bilingual review that gives a voice to locals about how they see and experience the cities they live in.
France to do 'everything it can' to support businesses during curfew
The French government says it will do “everything it can” to support businesses affected by the new Covid-19 restrictions, including a 9pm-6am curfew in France’s main cities. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has outlined further aid to help businesses and households, as the country struggles to control the spread of the coronavirus. Also in the show - tech companies face more regulations in Europe, and US unemployment claims spike.