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Iran rejoins global economy

January 18th, 2016

Episode 615 of 1091 episodes

As international sanctions against Iran are lifted, we look at what impact it might have on the oil market, as well as on the Iranian and global economies. In France, Francois Hollande declares a ‘state of economic emergency’; Paris-based journalist Anne-Elisabeth Moutet explains why, and what the French president plans to do about it. Also, BBC Urdu's Shumaila Jaffery reports from the Pakistani city of Faisalabad on how the country’s once thriving textile industry is losing a third of its capacity. And Lucy Kellaway weighs in on the corporate trend of story-telling, and wonders if our job titles speak for themselves - without having to use a corporate cliché.

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