January 5th, 2016
Episode 604 of 900 episodes
China Intervenes to Shore up Stocks Financial jitters worldwide have subsided after Beijing intervened in China's stock market. We hear more from Kim Do, a fund manager with Barings Asset Management in Hong Kong, and our regular economic commentator Roger Bootle at Capital Economics. Also in the programme, research indicates that wildflower havens created to decline the halt in bee numbers might in fact be harmful. Louise Payton at the Soil Association, which partly funded the research, fills us in. Plus Britain's Royal Mail is celebrating its 500th birthday. We wind the clock back to the early days of the service with Adrian Steele of the British Postal Museum and Archive. And the BBC's Tony Bonsignore reports from the Mafalala district of Mapito, a former no go area of Mozambique turned into a tourist hot spot thanks to some enterprising students.