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China's Slowing Economy and Africa

August 20th, 2015

Episode 331 of 645 episodes

When China's economy sneezes, does Africa catch a cold? We speak to Dr Chris Kirubi, chairman of Kenya's Centum Investment Company, about how worried African businesses and governments are about the slowdown in China's economic growth. Also, Reuters columnist Jeremy Wagstaff wonders whether mobile telephony is as effective as is claimed when it comes to bringing banking services to the unbanked. And the BBC's Elizabeth Hotson reports on the competition between Italian prosecco wine and French champagne, and why prosecco sales have topped champagne sales in the UK. (Picture: China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, flanked by Senegal's Culture Minister Abdou Azize Mbaye, visits a construction site in Senegal. Credit: Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images)

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