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Barclays Bank to Pull Out of Africa

March 1st, 2016

Episode 656 of 861 episodes

It announced the plan as part of a major restructuring drive. Sasha Naryshkine from asset managers Versact in Johannesburg tells us what the move means for investors' perception of risk in Africa. Also in the programme, six million state sector jobs are to go in China as authorities pledge to eradicate so-called zombie firms. Simon Rabinovitch from The Economist magazine in Shanghai offers us his assessment. And the chief financial officer of toymaker Lego, John Goodwin, tells us how the company has built success around the world.