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Markets React to Improved Trump Prospects

November 2nd, 2016

Episode 870 of 1091 episodes

World markets are reacting to polls showing Donald Trump closing the gap with Hillary Clinton. We consider what would happen on financial markets should Mr Trump win the US election, with Dr Irwin Stelzer, economist at the Hudson Institute. Also in the programme, the BBC's Michelle Fleury gauges the state of the US presidential race in the heart of coal country, in West Virginia. We find out why environmentalists are turning their attention from heavy industry to farming in the fight against global warming, with the British environmentalist, Jonathon Porritt. Plus a car insurance company in Britain has seen its plan to analyse people's Facebook history to offer discounts, blocked by the social media giant. Renate Samson, from privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch, tells us why she thinks it was a bad idea.

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