Sri Lanka's PM resigns amid economic crisis May 9, 2022

from World Business Report· ·

Amid deepening economic crisis, Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned. Journalist Dimuthu Attanayake talks us through the country's economic woes. Also in the programme, voting has closed in the Philippines' presidential election. We hear about the business and economic issues that weighed on voters' minds, from Hannah Fernandez, correspondent for Eco Business in the country. Chinese authorities are restricting those aged under 18 from live-streaming themselves on the internet. The BBC's Kerry Allen explains the background. Plus, Goldfields, which is the world's sixth biggest gold producer, has said that from August it will start running one of its …



Amid deepening economic crisis, Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned. Journalist Dimuthu Attanayake talks us through the country's economic woes. Also in the programme, voting has closed in the Philippines' presidential election. We hear about the business and economic issues that weighed on voters' minds, from Hannah Fernandez, correspondent for Eco Business in the country. Chinese authorities are restricting those aged under 18 from live-streaming themselves on the internet. The BBC's Kerry Allen explains the background. Plus, Goldfields, which is the world's sixth biggest gold producer, has said that from August it will start running one of its mines in South Africa, in part at least, on solar power. Lennon Sukhoo is the project manager looking after the solar installation, and tells us what impact the move is likely to have. Today's edition is presented by David Harper, and produced by Ivana Davidovic, Marie Keyworth, and George Thomas.