December 21st, 2015
Episode 589 of 899 episodes
National politics in Spain are in limbo after no party won enough seats to secure a parliamentary majority. We find out the economic implications from Alfredo Pastor, a former Spanish economy minister for the Socialist party. Also in the programme, a British trader who became the first person jailed for rigging the Libor interbank lending rate has had his sentence reduced. The BBC's Business Editor Kamal Ahmed brings us the details. Rescuers continue to search for survivors after a landslide in the Chinese city of Shenzhen. We talk to the Daily Telegraph's Jennifer Pak near the scene of the disaster. With exports worth more than $6bn a year, we have a special report on how Scotch whisky is enjoyed around the world. Plus should we call time on the conference call? Our commentator Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times gives us her take on group telephone chats.