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French government survives no-confidence vote

September 12th, 2007

Episode 1 of 860 episodes

The French government has survived a no-confidence vote after forcing through a controversial labour reform bill. Anne-Sylvaine Chassany, bureau chief for the Financial Times newspaper in Paris, gives her analysis. Also on the programme, at an anti-corruption summit in London, a handful of countries agree to publish lists of who really owns companies in their territories. Mike Johnson speaks to Bermuda's finance minister Bob Richards. The BBC's Milton Nkosi reports from the World Economic Forum on Africa in Rwanda, and on the day the UK government announces a major overhaul of the way the BBC operates, we discuss how public service broadcasters like the BBC should be funded in the years ahead.