March 3rd, 2016
Episode 658 of 863 episodes
The carnival is well and truly over for Brazil: new figures show the Brazilian economy shrank by 3.8% last year. We speak to Juan Jensen, professor of economics at the Insper business school in Sao Paulo, as well as get the view from the streets of Brazil's capital. The BBC's Ed Butler reports from Ghana in west Africa, on efforts to tackle the problem of child slavery in the fishing industry. There are still 112 days to go before the British people decide whether to remain part of the EU. But battle lines are well and truly drawn on both sides of the debate. Otmar Issing, a former chief economist of the European Central Bank, explains why's keen for Britain to remain in the EU. And Patrick Minford, professor of applied economics at Cardiff Business School, tells us why he is more relaxed about entering those "uncharted waters" of a British exit from the EU. And finally, campaigner Helen Monger tells us why she is working hard to preserve "Gasholder Number One" - a disused Victorian wrought iron structure in London.
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