July 6th, 2016
Episode 767 of 863 episodes
We look at the state of Iraq's economy 13 years on from the conflict. Rob Williams is the chief executive of War Child, which works with kids in Iraq, and Baroness Emma Nicholson chairs the Iraq Britain Business Council. Also in the programme, the International Monetary Fund has described Deutsche Bank as the greatest risk to the global financial system. BBC business editor Simon Jack explains how much trouble Germany's biggest financial institution is in. The Argentina and Barcelona football mega-star Lionel Messi has received a 21-month jail sentence for tax fraud. Ernest Macia is a sports reporter at Catalunya Radio in Barcelona, and tells us more about the case. We hear from Sweden where some companies are trying to take advantage of Britain's Brexit turmoil. And Robin Levinson King of the Toronto Star newspaper tells us about controversy at the adultery website Ashley Madison, where users are complaining that computer 'bots' were pretending to be real women. (Picture: Tony Blair in Iraq. Credit: AP)
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