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Italy's Jobless Rate Rises to 12%

January 31st, 2017

Episode 943 of 1091 episodes

We ask if soaring unemployment might embolden calls for Italy to leave the Euro. Giving us their thoughts are Enrico Colombatto, professor of economics at the University of Turin, and our regular economic commentator, Roger Bootle of Capital Economics. Also in the programme, Deutsche Bank is to pay $630m in fines to UK and US regulators for allegedly failing to stop clients laundering money out of Russia. Kara Scannell is an investigations reporter at the Financial Times in New York, and brings us the details. A hotel in Austria was hacked and held to ransom by digital intruders, as we hear from Christoph Brandstaetter, manager of the Seehotel Jaegerwirt. Plus the BBC's Vivienne Nunis reports on a group of entrepreneurs in Kenya who are trying to revolutionise the way matatus, or privately owned minibuses, ferry commuters around the capital Nairobi.

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