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Anglo Irish Bank Former Chairman Acquitted

May 24th, 2017

Episode 1047 of 1091 episodes

A judge has ordered the acquittal of the former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank. Sean FitzPatrick's trial was the longest in Irish history, as Dearbhail McDonald, business editor of the Irish Independent newspaper, explains. Also in the programme, the ratings agency Moody's has downgraded China's credit rating, over fears of ballooning debt levels carried by state-owned companies. We get analysis from our regular economic commentator, Roger Bootle of Capital Economics. Delivery riders for food delivery company Deliveroo are bringing a case against the company to seek union recognition. The BBC's Simon Gompertz is across the story for us. A foundation stone has been laid in Kenya for what will become Africa's tallest building, as the BBC's Michael Kaloki reports. Plus it's back to the future as an old Nokia handset has been relaunched. We ask Ben Wood from CCS Insight if it's part of a new trend for retro technology.

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