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Brexit 'Spanner in the Works' of Global Growth

July 19th, 2016

Episode 777 of 861 episodes

The International Monetary Fund has revised its global growth forecast downwards. We ask our regular economic commentator Roger Bootle of Capital Economics whether Britain's decision to leave the EU is really a 'spanner in the works' of the global economy. Also in the programme, the European Commission has imposed a record fine as it finds a group of truck manufacturers have been colluding on prices. The BBC's Theo Leggett fills us in on the details. With 800,000 citizens living and working in the UK, Poland has benefited enormously from its British ties. But as Joe Miller reports, it is now trying to gauge the potential costs of Brexit. Meanwhile, there are concerns that Britain choosing to go it alone might also undermine the country's commitments on curbing carbon emissions made in the Paris climate agreement last year. We find out more from the environmental campaigner Jonathon Porritt. Plus the streaming service Netflix is struggling to boost its subscriber numbers. Peter White, news editor at Broadcast Now tells us why some people are switching off the service.

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