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Trial starts in US opioid case

Global business news, with live guests and contributions from Asia and the USA.

The US state of Oklahoma starts the first court case against a drug company they say helped cause the opioid addiction crisis. And with a trade war between the US and China escalating, we consider how China could be hit. Sri Lanka is a key place for a deepwater port; soon they will have two and we look at the economic implications. We all want to solve problems but do we often create more problems than we solve? We speak to the author of 'Bulletproof Problem Solving; the One Skill that Changes Everything.' This week sees the the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in the Maryland Ballroom in the US, but in the twenty first century, is good spelling really so important? And joining us throughout the programme are Alexis Goldstein, a financial reform activist in Washington DC and in Singapore, David Kuo from the Motley Fool.

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  • Wed 29 May 2019 00:06GMT

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