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Both the EU and US are threatening sanctions but the country is already broke. And as a Chinese company comes to Peugeot's rescue, we ask what next for the former family business? Also in the programme: could street lights soon be supplying wifi signals in Edinburgh and what makes Estonia such a tech ...
Both the EU and US are threatening sanctions but the country is already broke. And as a Chinese company comes to Peugeot's rescue, we ask what next for the former family business? Also in the programme: could street lights soon be supplying wifi signals in Edinburgh and what makes Estonia such a tech ...
China's central bank is removing money from the economy. We find out why. Also in the programme: giant Asian carp are threatening the Great Lakes in the US. And a bottling plant war between Spain and Coca Cola.
Matteo Renzi faces serious challenges if he manages to put together a government. We take a look at his ambitious plans for reform. We also explore the issue of child labour in India. And is the World Cup turning out to be a poisoned chalice for Brazil?
Market reaction to the bad weather in the the US, and the lucrative world of 'binge reading'.
There's another change of Prime Minister in Italy but will it make a Euro or even a lira's worth of difference? Prof Giuseppe Fontana from the University of Leeds thinks not. And we look at why the French premier Francois Hollande has so far failed to tackle unemployment. Plus we'll hear about some of ...
Market reaction to Italy's new Prime Minister, and news from the US on the country's two biggest cable companies becoming one.
Kung Fu king Jackie Chan tells us about his war on the illegal trade in ivory and rhino horn. He's in London attending an international conference on endangered species. Enrico Letta resigns as Italian PM. A small soap company from southern England beats online giant Amazon in court - we talk to them. ...
The latest on the US stock markets
Should or could Scotland keep the British Pound if it became independent? And Janet Yellen the new head of the US Federal Reserve has spoken before Congress for the first time. Also in the programme: what does it mean to be a merchant sailor? We look at the lives of the people who form the backbone of ...
The latest from the US stock markets after the chairwoman of the Fed announces fiscal stimulus may be further reduced if the economy continues to grow.
Qatar has just produced what it calls a workers charter to protect immigrant workers building stadia for the 2022 World Cup. Labour organisations have denounced it as a sham, saying hundreds of construction workers have already lost their lives and thousands will die before a ball is kicked.
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Against all expectations, the Swiss narrowly approved a referendum proposal to curb immigration on Sunday. Yves Nidegger, a Swiss MP from the People's Party tells us why he supports the move. And Petros Fassoulis, Chairman of the European Movement explains why he believes it's a step backwards. Plus ...
The Swiss have voted in a referendum to curb immigration. The news has been greeted with disappointment in Brussels, Paris and Bonn. Plus the maker of the Flapping Birds computer game has withdrawn it from sale, saying he's been overwhelmed by all the attention.
Chris Low of FTN Financial in New York tells us how the US markets reacted to worse than expected jobs figures.
Work has stopped on the project to widen the 100 year-old Panama Canal so it can take larger container ships. The Spanish-led consortium carrying out the project says all work is suspended. The reason - a huge cost overrun of $1.6. Plus, what will be the economic effects if Scotland votes to split off ...
A surprise slow-down in Twitter’s user growth causes concern for the company’s future. What next for the microblogging site? Technology analyst Rob Enderle shares his thoughts. And all the latest news from the US financial markets.
The BBC has learned that London bankers are once again in line for huge bonuses, despite attempts by the EU to cap their pay. Plus we hear about the billion pound deal for new trains for London and go underground to discover the historic tunnels where data is stored.


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A multi-billion dollar project to widen the Panama Canal has been suspended in a dispute over cost overruns. Who will pay the price for the impasse? And Peter Jankovskis from Oakbrook Investments gives us the lowdown on the US financial markets.
Google has agreed to European Commission demands that it should give more prominence to rivals in its search results. But Google's competitors aren't sure the deal will stick. After Satya Nadella's appointment as chief executive of Microsoft, Indians are walking tall. But how easy it is for Indians to ...
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