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Bond Market Rout Continues

November 15th, 2016

Episode 879 of 1091 episodes

Government bond yields are continuing to rise following Donald Trump's election victory and speculation about his spending plans. Stewart Cowley is a former bond trader who tells us why this could be a dangerous turning point for global financial markets, and we have further analysis from Roger Bootle of Capital Economics. Also in the programme, President Obama is taking in the economic woes of Greece on his final foreign tour as US president. The country's former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis tells us why he's not optimistic about Mr Obama's visit. Childcare provision in Denmark is among the best in the world, but there are concerns about whether the country can afford its expensive service, as the BBC's Marie Keyworth reports. Plus, there are concerns that smartphone software updates are taking their toll on battery life. Technology and digital marketing expert Dan Sodergren fills us in. (Picture: A trader at her desk. Picture credit: AFP / Getty Images.)

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