Business CurioOctober 2, 2023
Evergrande’s rescue plan runs into trouble
From the BBC World Service: Shares in the Chinese property giant Evergrande have plunged after it said it’s unable to issue new debt, because its subsidiary, Hengda Real Estate Group, is being investigated. Plus, Screenwriters in the U.S. are finally on the brink of ending their nearly five-month long strike — their union has reached a tentative deal with studio bosses. Then, cork or screw top? As the wine industry focuses on sustainable materials, cork is back in demand, helped by an innovation that has solved the problem of “corked” wine. And later: The world’s largest toymaker, Lego, has hit a brick wall in its quest to be more eco-friendly.
Aired September 25, 2023
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