tv World Business Report BBC News September 6, 2017 5:30am-5:46am BST
this is bbc world news, the headlines: hurricane irma, one of the most powerful atlantic storms ever recorded is battering islands in the caribbean. airports are closed on several islands and thousands of people have been told to go to public shelters. there have been protests in many american cities at president trump's scrapping of the scheme protecting undocumented child migrants from deportation. barack obama, who brought in the scheme, has called the decision cruel and wrong. the leaders of russia, south korea and japan are due to meet to discuss the crisis surrounding north korea and its recent nuclear missile tests. the talks will take place in the russian pacific port of vladivostok. the un is warning of a humanitarian crisis in bangladesh because of a dramatic increase in rohingya muslims fleeing neighbouring myanmar. fighting in rakhine state has left hundreds dead. now it's time for sally and world business report.
turning over a new leaf! despite its limited range, nissan's all—electric car became a global best seller. now the japanese company has unveiled a major revamp, but will it be able to compete with tesla? the battle against organised crime. welcome to world business report. i'm sally bundock. also in the programme, we'll take a look at the recovery in the australian economy. it has not seen a recession since
1991. the wonderfrom down under! in the last few hours, nissan has released details of its revamped all electric car. the previous version was a global best—seller, but now the company is facing tough competition from tesla which has already started making deliveries of its highly—anticipated model 3. let's cross over to sharanjit leyl in singapore. nice to see you. tell us about the new leaf. it made a debut in tokyo. it is facing a lot of competition, not just from tesla it is facing a lot of competition, notjust from tesla at it is facing a lot of competition, not just from tesla at from it is facing a lot of competition, notjust from tesla at from car makers like volkswagen, bmw, and others. leaf was the bestselling electric car. the launch shows a longer version of its previous model
and it is fighting competition in the car michael. 100 50 miles on a single charge — a0 miles more than its previous model. but all of this competition in the fast developing green car market is in part fuelled by tightening emission standards around the world. if you want to get around the world. if you want to get a hold of one, from october it is on sale injapan and made available early next year. a longer range with aa0 early next year. a longer range with a a0 kilowatts battery. analysts say it does not have massively groundbreaking technology but the right new features that may be attractive to driving. single pedal driving, at the instance. it starts at just driving, at the instance. it starts atjust under 30,000 us dollars. we
know they are having to deal with these rivals. the b&w, the volkswagen and that is because electric vehicle technology is starting to advance really rapidly. the range is increasing and we are seeing proliferation of these types of cars. there you have it, the new leaf has been unveiled. eu authorities are investigating claims the italian mafia has been driving out farmers from subsidised land. it says organised crime has been pocketing funds — and now some 500 million euros worth of payments are under investigation. in sicily, there've long been claims the mafia is preying on eu subsidies. but locals are also fighting back as manuela saragosa reports from sicily. land and property under attack.
fighting cicely‘s role of fear is a risky business. last year, the market tried to kill this man and 110w market tried to kill this man and now lives under permanent armed guard after he tried to stop the mafia from illegally claiming public land is arraigned in order to get eu funds. translation: a new law now ensures anyone applying for farm has to have anti—mafia qualifications. we have taken a toy away from them. we have taken a toy away from them. we will not let them play with it any more. we have broken it. but it is not just public land any more. we have broken it. but it is notjust public land that has been targeted by the mafia. we are in the shadow of mount at, just over there. these six had this belonged
toa man. there. these six had this belonged to a man. i came to meeting to find out what happened when he refused to hand over land. his house was burnt down. translation: the message was clear, they wanted me off my land andi clear, they wanted me off my land and i am sorry to say people giving. sometimes it is what the authorities say. rural mafia, a protected species, says his t—shirt. say. rural mafia, a protected species, says his t-shirt. some take matters into their hands. this man says he has spent the past few years stopping mafia but oops from trespassing and damaging his vines —— mafia groups. trespassing and damaging his vines -- mafia groups. we were under physical and psychological attack stop they said they make the ball around here and threaten to kill us. they also beat us up. states like
these are common sight in the sicilian countryside. many say they mark the land the mafia wants to claim. asign mark the land the mafia wants to claim. a sign also that the market continues to cast its dark shadow over the island. there's been some good news for australia which recorded a strong pick—up in growth in the last three months. more than 26 years have now passed since australia last faced a recession. the economy expanded by 0.8% in the second quarter— this is slightly less than experts had been predicting. but it's still a much stronger number compared to the first quarter, where the economy only grew by 0.3%. australia has been suffering from the global slump in commodity prices but stronger than expected demand for iron ore helped contribute to a 2.7% increase in exports over the period. with me isjeremy cook, chief economist at world first.
it would seem things are going it better in australia? no one actually out there is putting out energy, us gdp, uk, europe, even the euro is not at that percentage. this show grew by .6%. that is an ok number. is it because the prices of commodities, the stuff australia gets out of its ground has gone up and china has not seen a massive slow up. some of the demand from china is starting to slow. he has in the pickup in value of australian commodity exports slow a little bit. that is a global movement. the
average australian consumer came back into the shops. and they are cutting down on their saving on a month by month way. that could be a problem. they have done a lot of spelling on housing as well. a lot of ill thing in australia for the past10— of ill thing in australia for the past 10— 15 years. the housing market is just starting to roll over a little bit and that will naturally... if you own a house you would like to keep a little bit more backin would like to keep a little bit more back in case there is a recession or a downturn. — bring the gdp lower in the second half of the year. the infrastructure spending has helped but it is by no means the main driver. thank you very much indeed. let's have a look at some other news
in terms of market and how they are faring in asia... the australian market not celebrating the fact stop down by a third of a percent. those are the european markets, actually. hong kong down. japan also down. the yen is getting stronger and stronger and of course nerves with what is happening with north korea on the minds of investors.. it never works well for asia. a labour day on monday so it was the first day of trading. i will see you soon. just half of dentists in england are accepting new nhs patients,
according to research by the bbc. the british dental association said the figure was a disgrace and evidence of an emerging crisis in dental care. but the nhs says 95% of patients do manage to get an appointment. david rhodes reports. this is a familiar sight for this woman who has been trying to find a dentist. i was boxx, devastated that there was none locally. she needs a dentist for her son who has an overcrowded mouth and any immune deficiency in his teeth. overcrowded mouth and any immune deficiency in his teethlj overcrowded mouth and any immune deficiency in his teeth. i the internet, the 101 where they find you the nearest dentist and they said there was not one in radford. 0pen really wide for me... to a half thousand dental practices provided
information about whether they were except new nhs patients. a8th % said they were not. a0% were not accepting new child patients. there is an emerging crisis. more and more dentists not accepting new patients because they are not allowed to see more patients. the government has any commission in dentistry to treat about half the adult population and it is an absolute disgrace. people who need a dentist should be able to get one. 95% of people seeking a dental appointment were found to be able to get one. but nhs care is now 3000 8000 higher than a decade ago. coming up at 6 o'clock on breakfast. dan walker and louise minchin will have all the day's news, business and sport. they'll also have more on john watson announcing his
retirement at the end of the season. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: hurricane irma, one of the most powerful atlantic storms ever recorded is battering islands in the caribbean. airports are closed on several islands and thousands of people have been told to go to public shelters. there have been protests in many american cities at president trump's scrapping of the scheme protecting undocumented child migrants from deportation. barack obama, who brought in the scheme, has called the decision cruel and wrong. the leaders of russia, south korea andjapan are the leaders of russia, south korea and japan are to meet to discuss the crisis surrounding north korea and its recent nuclear missile test. the talks will take place in the russian pacific port of vladivostok. now it is time for our news review. the independent leads with us
president donald trump's decision to end a scheme that protected undocumented illegal immigrants in the us from being deported. the programme called daca was introduced by barack 0bama five years ago allowing undocumented immigrants to work and study with a permit. it's thought that almost 800,000 people are currently on the programme. meanwhile in a document leaked to the guardian from the uk home office, britain is to end the free movement of labour immediately after brexit and introduce restrictions to deter all but the most highly skilled eu workers to come to the uk. chinese president xijinping has made a stinging rebuke to the united states' recent resistance to international agreements, including the paris climate accord. he said to leaders attending the brics summit that countries needed to work closely to build an open world economy. the telegraph business section says
a raft of heavyweight clients including banking giant hsbc have dropped pr firm bell pottinger after the agency was condemned for running a campaign that stoked racial tensions in south africa. the guardian financial pages carry a warning from the archbishop of canterbury, justin welby, who said the uk's economic model is "broken". mr welby said the gap between the richest and poorest parts of the country was significant and de—stabilising. and finally, on front of the telegraph we have a photo