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Italian Bank Shares Slide Ahead of Referendum

November 28th, 2016

Episode 888 of 1091 episodes

Shares in Italian banks have fallen amid speculation Italy's prime minister could lose a crucial vote. We assess the health of Italy's banking sector with Isabella Buffacchi, a financial journalist from Rome's Il Sore, and have a report from the BBC's Tony Bonsignore. Also in the programme, following the death of Cuba's former president Fidel Castro, we hear the hopes of Cuban exile and senior scholar at the University of Miami's Institute for Cuban American Studies, Jose Azel, on the future of US-Cuba relations. The cost of decontamination efforts and compensation resulting from the Fukushima nuclear disaster has more than doubled to around $180bn. The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes in Tokyo brings us the details. Plus our commentator Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times gives tips on how to overcome any fear of public speaking. (Picture: An Italian bank branch. Picture credit: AFP.)

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