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Indian Economy Remains Fastest Growing Economy

May 31st, 2016

Episode 735 of 863 episodes

The value of goods and services produced by India is growing faster than any other major economy in the world. We'll be asking whether that's good news for the one in two Indians who still work on the land. Also in the programme, one of the world's most successful footballers, Lionel Messi, is on trial for tax fraud. Sports media lawyer Gerard Cukier of Kingsley Napier assesses the case for us. Public sector workers in Belgium are striking in protest at attempts by the government to cut budgets and raise the retirement age. Chris Reniers of Belgium's General Federation of Public Service Union tells us why workers are upset. And the BBC's David Willis reports on whether the holy grail of power generation, nuclear fusion, might finally be within grasp.

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