Business Matters

Business Matters


Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA. Raúl Castro says he is resigning as Cuban Communist Party leader, ending his family’s six decades in power. Mr Castro, 89, told a party congress that he is handing over the leadership to a younger generation “full of passion and anti-imperialist spirit”. We get analysis from the BBC’s Will Grant. And thousands of people have been demonstrating in Berlin against the lifting of the city’s rent cap. Germany’s highest court ruled that the Berlin state government had no right to impose the cap. The State Secretary for Housing, Wenke Christoph tells us what she thinks of the court ruling. Plus, the BBC’s Elizabeth Hotson has been finding out how the public is responding to the cautious reopening of non-essential outlets in England this week.(Picture of former Cuban President Raul Castro. Picture by Alexandre Meneghini via Getty Images).

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