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India Budget Aims to Help Farmers

February 29th, 2016

Episode 655 of 1091 episodes

India's government has pledged $9bn to help the agricultural sector. The BBC's Yogita Limaye brings us reaction from business leaders to finance minister Arun Jaitley's budget. Also in the programme, as Ireland's political leaders scramble to form a new government, we ask whether austerity policies could take a back seat. Starbucks is to open its first outlet in Italy, the birthplace of the espresso. So how welcoming will Italians be to the mega coffee chain? Cristina Caroli, who owns a coffee bar in Bologna and represents the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe, gives us her view. And our regular contributor Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times tells us about her corporate spat with Hewlett Packard, and why she welcomed it.

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