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The business show that goes beyond the numbers and the corporate jargon! Stephen Carroll breaks down major business stories and looks at how they affect our lives. Thursday at 4.45 pm.

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


President, Eurasia Group


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