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Why Are Commodity Prices Falling?

July 27th, 2015

Episode 313 of 836 episodes

Oil prices are falling, the price of gold is down and copper prices are near a 6 year low, but headlines announcing the end of the commodity boom have been around for several years now. Matthew Turner, senior commodity analyst and associate director at Macquarie Group, explains what's behind the latest fall in global commodity prices. Also, Kenyan entrepreneur Juliana Rotich tells us how she helped set up BRCK, an African start-up that makes hard-wearing mobile wifi routers that can withstand power blackouts. And our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times, wonders what it takes to marry, and stay married, to a billionaire.

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