From the US-China trade war to the Coronavirus crisis, I provide business updates and interviews on BBC World News. In addition to traditional television reporting, I provide digital versions of stories that are viewed across online and mobile platforms.
May 9, 2019 - The US and China are locked in a trade war over issues including the protection of intellectual property. Meanwhile, in India there's been a patent battle between four of the country's farmers and a huge American corporation. PepsiCo sued them for growing the potato variety used to make Lay’s crisps. The BBC’s Monica Miller reports from Gujarat on how -- in a rare move -- the multinational company has now backed down.
February 11, 2020
One event that's not been cancelled due to the Coronavirus is the Singapore Airshow. Organizers say additional measures have been put in place to combat the spread of the illness. The event usually gathers some of the biggest names in the aviation industry, particularly when it comes to the defense sector. But not this year.
November 27, 2019
Indian ride-sharing firm Ola has begun signing up drivers in London ahead of plans to launch services in the capital "in the coming weeks".
It comes days after rival Uber was denied a new licence to operate in London after repeated safety failures. Ola, which already operates in the UK, said it has held "constructive conversations" with local authorities.
November 22, 2019
India and the United States are in talks to resolve trade issues and both New Delhi and Washington hope to find an early solution. The Trump administration has criticised India as a “tariff king” and increased duties on its exports.
April 15, 2020
Coronavirus: How might this recession compare with 2008? The IMF has already said that the world faced the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s and with millions of people out of work since the pandemic started, how will the economy recover? It said the global economy would contract by 3% in 2020 as countries around the world shrink at the fastest pace in decades.
May 20, 2019
With voting completed, India is now waiting to see who will be its next prime minister. Over the course of five weeks, hundreds of millions of Indians across the country took part in the historic election - not just because it’s the largest democratic exercise ever, but also because it's the world’s most expensive. So, what was the money spent on?
December 19, 2018
Japanese group Softbank, known for investing in future-shaping technologies such as driverless cars and robotics, has debuted a $23.5bn share sale of a telecom unit after an initial public offering. But the firm is not without controversy.
Journalists need to think of how to tell stories on multiple platforms. Over the course of my career, I've looked for creative ways to share my content on social media, radio, online and television. Here are some samples.
Breaking Taboos: Menstruation in India
The 2019 Oscars saw a production from India -- Period. End of Sentence -- winning the trophy for best documentary short. It's a subject that all too often receives embarrassed eye rolls. But globally, the feminine hygiene industry, is expected to be worth nearly 40 billion dollars by 2025. While India is one of the fastest growing economies in the the world, the majority of women there are not buying sanitary products.
Black Soldier Flies Give It All for a Green Future
Many businesses have jumped on board the sustainability movement to shrink their carbon footprint. But some green alternatives can be more costly. In Singapore, one microbrewery is teaming up with a local start up which uses a local insect that's ready to do battle for the environment.