June 10th, 2016
Episode 743 of 1091 episodes
The economic boost from soccer's Euro 2016 in France is being undermined by strikes. We hear from Paris about disruptions to transport and rubbish piled in the streets. Claudine Serre of the European American Chamber of Commerce tells us about the impact of the industrial action on revenues for businesses during the tournament. India's famed Bollywood movies are starting to feature more about the gritty side of real life, such as drug abuse, but censors have tried to ban scenes that veer away from the classic romantic story lines with song and dance numbers. Harun Rashid, entertainment reporter for the BBC's Asian Network, explains more about the battle between movie directors and censors. The German Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schauble, has warned that the UK will not be able to access the single European market if it votes to leave the European Union this month. Mr Schauble claimed the British would not secure special trading arrangements like those of non-EU members Norway or Switzerland. Supporters of the "Out" campaign had suggested that their model could be used to allow the UK to tie its economy closely into European trading structures. The Vote Leave group has said it would be perverse of the Eurozone to try to create artificial barriers in the event of Brexit. The BBC's Tony Bonsignore has been speaking to businesses in Northampton in the English Midlands about their views on staying in or opting out of the EU.
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