Marketplace Morning Report

with David Brancaccio

Can a blackout save South Africa's state-owned power company?

February 12, 2019

From the BBC World Service… Nissan sales took another tumble in 2018 and today slashed targets in key markets like China, the U.S. and Europe. So, can the company navigate slowing demand and executive turnover amid a troubled global economy? Then, South Africa's state-owned power company is struggling under tens-of-billions of dollars of debt, shrinking revenues and aging power stations. Now, a self-imposed blackout aimed at preventing a collapse of the company could end up adding pain to the economy. Plus, we follow cherry tomatoes on their journey from Spain to the U.K. and explore what the fresh food market for Britain looks like post Brexit. Today's show is sponsored by the Alliance for Lifetime Income, Kronos, WellFrame  and Indeed.

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News happens while you sleep. Marketplace Morning Report gives you a head start on the day. Throughout the morning, host David Brancaccio shares the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make the smartest decisions. And from London, host Anu Anand presents Marketplace Morning Report from BBC World Service to bring you up to speed as the global economy shifts. It's the world perspective you need, from two trusted sources.