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China's Economic Growth Slows to 6.9%

October 19th, 2015

Episode 523 of 1091 episodes

We ask what the slowdown means for migrant workers. And with some observers arguing that growth is perhaps much slower than that figure, Mark Williams, chief Asia economist at Capital Economics tells us how reliable he thinks the figures are. Also in the programme, Canada goes to the polls today. Patricia Croft, former chief economist at RBC Global Asset Management fills us in on why hairstyles rather than economics have been grabbing headlines on the election trail. Plus, for five days last week, the international art world was squashed into a tent in London's Regent's Park, for the Frieze Festival. The BBC's Marie Keyworth went along to take a look. And our regular commentator, Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times newspaper tells us why you can't take the ego out of the company boardroom.

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