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Standard Chartered Bank Faces US Investigation

September 28th, 2016

Episode 842 of 861 episodes

The US Justice Department is investigating allegations that a business the bank owns paid bribes. Jon Guthrie of the Financial Times explains the background, and the BBC's Jerome Wirawan reports from Indonesia, where it's alleged the bribes were paid. Also in the programme, shareholders have signed off on the takeover of SAB Miller by AB InBev, which will mean one company produces 40% of the world's beer. Chris Gilmore of ABSA Capital in Johannesburg tells us about the company's global footprint. India is the latest country to commit to ratifying last year's Paris Agreement on climate change. The environmental campaigner Jonathon Porritt tells us how the global ratification process is proceeding. Special condoms for lorry drivers have gone on sale in India. The BBC's Shilpa Kannan explains the thinking behind the move. Plus we have a report from The Future in Review technology conference in Utah, where Ed Butler has been hearing that in future a country's economic health might be measured by the amount of data it uploads and downloads to the internet.

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