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Pound Sees Further Volatile Trading

October 12th, 2016

Episode 852 of 1091 episodes

Britain's pound is having a bit of a rollercoaster ride at the moment. We ask London Business School economics professor Richard Portes if currency markets have turned into a casino, or whether they're doing a good job of valuing sterling. Also in the programme, after the exploding smartphone fiasco, the damage to Samsung grows by the day, and it's now warned about its profits. The BBC's Stephen Evans in Seoul brings us the latest developments. The BBC's Guy Hedgecoe gauges the health of the Spanish economy by focusing on the bar and restaurant sector. Plus research indicates that more than half of American workers don't take all of their holiday entitlement. We find out more from Katie Denis, who runs Project Time Off, an organisation that encourages people to go on leave. (Picture: Traders at their desks. Picture credit: AFP.)

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