South Africa's Stimulus Programme


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South Africa's President Ramaphosa has unveiled an economic stimulus programme. Our reporter in Johannesburg tells us whether the proposals are likely to lift the country's economy out of recession. Also in the programme, Amazon has launched a range of new Alexa voice-activated devices, including a microwave oven. Chris Yiu is senior policy fellow at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, and assesses the prospects for the new gadgets. We have a report on the new health trend of 'forest bathing', where stressed out workers lay down their smartphones and are taken into forests and taught how to relax. Plus we look back at the rest of the week's big business stories with Soumaya Keynes, US economics editor of The Economist, and Jim Edwards, founding editor of Business Insider UK.

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