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Business Matters – Boeing Grounds 737 Max Fleet

Dante Disparte joins BBC’s Business Matters broadcast. They discuss a range of topics including: aviation safety, Brexit, Africapitalism and entrepreneurship among others.

Boeing has grounded its entire global fleet of 737 Max aircraft after investigators uncovered new evidence at the scene of the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash; we hear from Dr Todd Curtis, an aviation risk assessment expert at

Also in the programme, MPs have rejected the UK leaving the EU without a deal. We get analysis from our economics correspondent.
Nigerian online retailer Jumia is set to become the first African startup to list on the New York Stock Exchange, Irwin Stelzer of the Hudson Institute discusses the White House’s 2020 budget plan, plus it’s a secretive industry that impacts on the lives of millions of people every day but few of us ever consider where painkilling drugs come from.The Australian island of Tasmania is actually responsible for growing around half of the world’s legal opium supply but as Hywel Griffith has been finding out, it is an industry feeling pain of its own.

The BBC’s Fergus Nicoll is joined throughout the programme from Washington DC by Dante Disparte, founder and CEO of Risk Cooperative, and from Singapore by Eleanor Jones, tech consultant and founder of Dogwood Advisory Services. They’ll also be joined from Sydney by the BBC’s Phil Mercer.

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