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Global Trade After Brexit

July 18th, 2017

Donald Trump has pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and pledged to renegotiate Nafta. Britain is withdrawing from the EU. So what is the future for global trade? Manuela Saragosa hears from James Skinner, chief executive of CANZUK International - a group promoting the idea of a trade block made up of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and...

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Bankers in Court

July 17th, 2017

Former bosses of Barclays are in court today. Professor Andre Spicer from Cass Business School discusses efforts to prosecute bankers and their institutions nearly ten years on from the global financial crisis. In Australia, the BBC's Phil Mercer reports on efforts by the government to impose a new levy on banks. And Lucy Kellaway on the power...

They're everywhere, but can businesses actually make any money out of them? The programme includes Jeremy Burge, who has developed an Emojipedia business that catalogues the nearly 3,000 existing emoticons, Su Burtner, who successfully got a new cricket emoji accepted, and Keith Broni who styles himself as the world's first emoji translator,...

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Machines v Manpower

July 13th, 2017

Robots and the jobs market: Will they make us all redundant? Or perhaps the outlook is not as gloomy as everyone assumes? Presenter Ed Butler dons augmented reality goggles to glimpse the hi-tech future of work with Daqri founder Brian Mullins. Meanwhile academics Carl Frey of Oxford University and Michael Mandel of the Progressive Policy...