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Not such a feminist paradise: Iceland struggles to deal with violence towards women

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Climate change: Half of Mexico's coffee plantations have disappeared

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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 4.15 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-11-16

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 Brexit means he'll only have limited room for manoeuvre. Stephen Carroll asks Neil Wilson, Senior Market Analyst at ETX Capital, whether we should expect any big announcements in next week's budget.

Also on the programme:

  • We look at the possible outcomes of Venezuela's debt crisis, after the country missed a number of payment deadlines.
     
  • And an island for sale: how the residents of one Scottish outpost are trying to make their home their own.

By Stephen CARROLL , Kate MOODY , Agnès LE COSSEC

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 But for many it's now an outdated concept - particularly as we spend...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