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BBC World Service: Business Matters, England Lockdown Restrictions Ease

Chief Revenue Officer, Les Williams featured on BBC’s Business Matters. Listen now as he covers: easing on lockdown restriction in London, accusations against Alibaba, and diversity among BAFTA award nominees, among other topics. Listen Here

Pubs, restaurants, beauty salons and non-essential shops have reopened with the easing of lockdown restrictions across England. We hear from the heart of London’s shopping district and from a pub garden near Reading. The e-commerce giant Alibaba has been accused of anti-competitive practices and fined more than $2.5 billion by Chinese regulators. We discuss what this will mean for the future of the company. Also in the programme, the BBC’s Ivana Davidovic gives us the lowdown on Telegram, the messaging app – and one of the most downloaded non-gaming apps this year. And the BBC’s arts correspondent Vincent Dowd tells us what the organisers of this year’s Baftas are doing to improve diversity across the awards.

Rahul Tandon is joined throughout the programme by Nisha Gopalan, editor for Bloomberg News in Asia and Les Williams from the University of Virginia, in Arlington, Virginia.

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