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Latest update : 2017-09-29

Shy about retiring: Swiss voters reject plans to boost pension funds

Can we afford to grow old? As Swiss voters reject plans to boost pension funding, we're looking at the dilemma facing governments and workers over the cost of retirement, with OECD expert Hervé Boulhol.

Also in this programme:

  • Getting a fair share for shareholders

Facebook has backed down on a controversial plan to create a new class of shareholders who wouldn't have a say in how the company is run. The idea was for Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan to be able to sell off their shares to finance their philanthropy. But they wanted to maintain control by transforming those shares into stock without voting rights. The plan was opposed by a group of shareholders, who had filed a lawsuit against the changes.

  • Wine not?

And it's wine sale season in France, but independent sellers say they're struggling to compete with supermarkets. We take a closer look.

By Stephen CARROLL , Kate MOODY , Farah BOUCHERAK , Haxie MEYERS-BELKIN

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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 But for many it's now an outdated concept - particularly as we spend...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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