Talking trade: Is there any hope for a US-China reconciliation?
How long will the trade war between China and the United States last? Stephen Carroll talks to Arancha Gonzales, the executive director of the International Trade Centre - a joint agency of the UN and the World Trade Organization. Also in this programme: we discuss Italy's budget battle and why government debt is key to the current standoff with the European Union. Plus, an exceptionally long summer in France is having some surprising effects on local businesses - for better and for worse.