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this means it's people became aware of their abilities and strengths new way there was an outpouring of self-confidence. that's the for. each. orchestra in terms of george. w. . sputtering sales outs tariffs catch up with iconic us motorcycle maker harley davidson in a speedy response from u.s. president donald trump spoiler alert it was not amused. wake up and smell the coffee because starbucks isn't the only game in town chinese chain
locked in coffee is taking on the us java giant all the way to the nasdaq. and when one man's trash is a nobody's treasure richer nations still export their ways to poorer countries but that's gotten harder look at australia struggle to clean up its own act. harley davidson has reported a stall in quarterly profits as it struggles to deal with the impact of tariffs and slow sales the motorcycle makers profits twenty six percent to around one hundred twenty eight million dollars the new sparked an angry response from u.s. president donald trump who blamed europe for the company's poor performance and value to quote reciprocate the e.u. slapped a steep tariffs on harley davidson bikes last year as a reaction to u.s. judy's on steel and aluminum. joining me
now is our financial correspondent host san luis de haro there you are less than two weeks good to see you now so this is a bit of a shift in tone for donald trump the first advocated for a boycott of the harley's after harvey said it was shifting production to overseas now it's valid to retaliate on its behalf so tell us what's at least what's the thinking there. maybe by by imposing a zone that european cars could be the kind of or a truly asian that we could see but it's too soon to tell. but it's true that a change of heart when it comes to harley davidson will probably help her deal already difficult trade negotiations with the european union and the goal is to avoid any kind of targets on the european auto industry and try to lower or early trade barriers on industrial goods a whole bunch of ministration isn't present to include agriculture us part of any agreement so the harley davidson issue is just another drop in the bucket that
seems unjustified actually the company said it how to move jobs overseas they use to sense the decision to move production of motorcycles to their plant in thailand planted to also supported costumers in the southeast of asia contrary to what suggested no jobs no jobs have been impacted here in the u.s. as a result of these actions now briefly if you can to send the east is it fair or do you think to blame the e.u. tariffs for the slowdown in sales for the harvey as we know harvey sales are down in the u.s. as well it is a not fair to blame the european targets young old sense a pretty has been struggling with the drop in sales here in the u.s. for quite a young the younger buyers seem less interested in big motorcycles than previous generations a seller lisa harlow there for us on wall street thank you very much. now to
a story of a brewing competition between two coffee chains they jane based lucking coffee is taking on global coffee empire starbucks no mean feat considering that starbucks opens a new branch in china every fifteen hours in a bid to raise capital to contest that market dominance lucking is taking the battle public the nasdaq listing. to look in coffee start up came out of nowhere staking a claim in a rapidly urbanizing china with a spread so fueled energy for one starbucks reign supreme suddenly there's a host of looking outlets in china's new shopping malls and business districts the beijing based coffee chain wants to go public and u.s. looking as applied to list on the nasdaq exchange plans to raise a red three hundred million dollars in the i.p.o. since june twenty seventeen look at has expanded into two thousand three hundred seventy stores in twenty eight cities with backing from investors including the singapore sovereign wealth fund g.i.c. and china international capital corp by the end of this year look at names to
become the largest coffee network in china in terms of number of stores looking is taking aim at starbucks which is open to three thousand six hundred stores across one hundred fifty cities in china we competing with starbucks probably to some extent we don't really care if the demand is coming from new coffee drinkers or from starbucks coffee drinkers we do want to make sure that people are happy to come back to us and buy more products. look inside lots or cashless and designed for fast pick up as well as delivery with an app that rushes out deliveries in about eighteen minutes. so i don't think there's too much difference in the taste starbucks and look and the pretty much the same. there's no big gaps there both delicious. military offensive and those of. the caffeine fueled expansion and high marketing costs have seen its losses explode last year looking to one hundred twenty five million dollars in sales but racked up
a loss of two hundred forty one million dollars. now to some of the other global business stories making headlines around the world. oil prices continue to their upward climb on tuesday after the u.s. renewed sanction threats against iranian oil buyers at one point a barrel of brant crude hit a six month high of seventy four dollars and seventy cents analysts are worried that curbing iran's oil experts will further tighten global supply at a time of political instability in several oil producing nations. twitter smashed all expectations last quarter by trickling profits the microblogging service made one hundred ninety one million dollars in the first three months of twenty nineteen compared to just sixty one million a year ago twitter chief jack dorsey credited moves to weed out abusive and fake content on the site with boosting its attractiveness to advertisers.
british lawmakers are back after a brief break from brags that following the easter holiday cross party talks to find consensus on britain's departure from that you have resumed although with little hope of a breakthrough meanwhile on the continent the u.k.'s trading partners are still preparing for any possible scenario the next report comes from europe's biggest port brought her down. the pores of rostered down is a major hub for trade between the u.k. and the rest of europe. the authorities here have already spent some one point five million euros preparing for breakfast. customs boss non-net found shelvin has been inundated with interview requests well we estimated it when there's a g u twenty s a trade agreements we need at least seven hundred fifty new people it's because there will be
a border here if there's no deal great states we will need over nine hundred new stock. police at the dutch customs. distortions want to get a better idea of what goods are coming in to do so they're employing new technology including scams that can monitor the contents of trucks and trains. as europe's largest ports rotterdam house afford to turn a blind eye to britain's upcoming to parts or from the e.u. for some documents embracing digital innovations. digital chain watch solution the digital border solution you can say so do our dearest players in the logistics chain notify their data towards the porch so that in the ports we can easily hear fool questions about the piece when you arrive to the ports that the barrier will be open instead of closed. goods destined for non easy countries
a group that will soon include the u.k. need to be registered online in advance companies that failed to do so aren't permitted to get their cargo anywhere near the ships. no matter what kind of threats it is on the cards here at the ports of russia down the priority is to make the transition as smooth as possible. close to two years ago china announced it would no longer import the world's waste until that point it had been the top recycler of imported trash the band really directed the flow of global garbage elsewhere into other countries like indonesia and malaysia who then set up their own restrictions which recruited the imports elsewhere and so on making it clear to some exporting countries that at least some trash has to be tackled at home we take you now to australia. australia has a stinky problem after depending on chinese infrastructure for over twenty years there's
just too much rubbish to handle with fighting a wise process. we thought of the solution the word of the time is circular economy and this business does just thought up cycling old plastic and grinding it down to granule it to build new us felt roads. we were a couple resources and we re-use them so with not just a resaca international endeavor australia searching for more concepts to keep precious resources from going to the landfill this waste to energy plant is one of them. what we're basically doing here is converting food wise nubile energy using the gases that's produced when you stop wise to most engines. the plant can process thirty three thousand tonnes of rubbish a year creating enough energy to power nearly seven hundred fifty thousand homes
but building waste to energy stations is to turn the capital intensive critics are demanding similar legislation as in the e.u. where waste disposal is only seen as a last resort and so the cost of putting a wise thing to a landfill is much harder than it is even astride it. because almost it will every option that's a bottle of bullets an alternative to landfill is more expensive excessive waste is not just a mistrial in problem but a global issue more countries will need to move towards a circular economy to keep the earth sustainable for over seven and a half billion people. and that's it for me in the business team and berlin will leave you now with his quick check on global markets thank you so much for watching .
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coming up. a huge street oh it's an exhibition with a fantastical backdrop has opened in western germany. and three d. printers and how they can help recycle plastic ways. in monday's washington post newspaper article appeared written by angelina jolie and the german foreign minister heiko maass it was a call to the international community to support survivors of sexual violence perpetrated in war zones and also to pump punish the perpetrators of such crimes it was written to come inside with a debate at the u.n. about this very subject to talk about this and the subject of celebrities getting involved in political issues i'm joined by my colleague david leavitt's david let's start with angelina jolie who we used to know as