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EU Leaders Consider New Deal For UK

February 18th, 2016

Episode 644 of 1091 episodes

The UK seeks reforms from its EU partners ahead of a referendum on membership. We get the latest from Brussels and we analyse how a possible British exit would affect Ireland. Hugo Dixon from Reuters Breaking Views makes the case for Britain to remain in the European Union. Corruption in Lebanon has reached such levels that it has become an ingrained part of society. Money and personal favours are frequently used to oil the machine of progress. But the events of last summer brought this well known problem out from behind the curtain, to the forefront of people's conversations and to the attention of Lebanon's newest industry. We have a report from Hugo Goodridge, Shoppers in China are being offered a new way to pay this week. Apple has confirmed it is launching its electronic Apple Pay system across the country, 18 months after its debut in the United States. But the company is entering a mature market with two strong players to compete against. So will Chinese consumers be encouraged to switch to Apple's offering? We get the thoughts of Andrei Spicer, from Cass Business school in London.

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