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Panama Severs Diplomatic Ties With Taiwan

June 13th, 2017

Episode 1064 of 1091 episodes

Panama has cut ties with Taiwan in favour of China. We get analysis from Professor Steve Tsang of the School of Oriental and African Studies. We look at the impact of last week's UK election result on Scottish industry and how it might impact the approach taken to Brexit. Niall McLean is chief executive of the Scottish civil engineering firm Geo-Rope. The European Commission is unveiling plans to overhaul the regulation of Euro clearing. BBC economics correspondent Andrew Walker considers the likely impact on London's financial district. Inflation in India has hit its lowest level in 5 years, partly as a result of the withdrawal of high denomination bank notes last November. Priya Paul is chair of one of India's largest hospitality companies, the Park Hotels group, and tells us how so-called demonetisation affected the tourism industry. Plus the BBC's Maddy Savage reports from Sweden on state-funded kindergartens trying to create a completely gender-neutral environment. (Picture: Panama and China's foreign ministers share a toast. Picture credit: China News Service.)

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