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Latest update : 2017-01-05

Top risks in 2017: The danger of a more independent America

The think tank Eurasia group has produced its list of risks facing the world this year - and a more independent America under Donald Trump is in the top spot. The report says the world could be left without a leader if the United States retreats from the international stage. The absence of a superpower, the group claims, is a recipe for near-term chaos. But could a shift away from the US not perhaps be a good thing for the world? Stephen Carroll asks Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group.

Also in this programme:

  • Money for nothing: how Finland is trying out a new system of universal income, provided by the state.
  • And cheers to the City of Light: far from the vineyards of Bordeaux, we'll take you to a winery that's in the heart of Paris.
     

By Stephen CARROLL , Farah BOUCHERAK , Dheepthika LAURENT

Our guests

Ian BREMMER

President, Eurasia Group

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2017-12-14 Business

Ukraine's finance minister says anti-corruption court should satisfy IMF

Ukraine has promised to step up efforts against corruption in an effort to resolve an impasse with its international lenders. A bill establishing an anti-corruption court will be...

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2017-12-07 Federal Reserve

Central banks turn page on crisis-era policy

The US Federal Reserve is leading the way as central banks around the world try to tighten monetary policy, and ease into a new normal. Kate Moody asks Panmure Gordon Chief...

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2017-11-30 economy

The battle for balance: How workers struggle to switch off

It's been nearly a century since the idea of an eight-hour working day became popular in developed economies. But for many it's now an outdated concept - particularly as we spend...

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2017-11-23 Japan

Bricks vs. clicks: Will e-commerce finish off the high street shop?

As consumers splurge on Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, has e-commerce really killed the bricks and mortar shop? Stephen Carroll puts the question to Mark Charlton, head of...

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2017-11-16 Brexit

Budgeting for Brexit: Hammond under pressure to deliver bold plan for UK

Britain's Finance Minister Philip Hammond needs to strike the right balance to bolster Prime Minister Theresa May's fragile coalition. But an economy weakened by uncertainty over...

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