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VW Scandal Deepens

November 4th, 2015

Episode 541 of 1091 episodes

Shares in VW have dropped after it reported "irregularities" in carbon dioxide emissions levels, which could affect about 800,000 cars in Europe. John German from the International Council on Clean Transport assesses the likely impact of the latest revelations. Also in the programme, British energy firm Soco International has abandoned controversial plans to drill for oil in Africa's oldest national park. Peter Jones from the campaign group Global Witness and Christopher Wille at advisory group Control Risks offer us their thoughts. Our economic commentator Irwin Stelzer of the Hudson Institute assesses the news that China has been understating its coal consumption by hundreds of millions of tonnes a year. And with just 51 days to go until Christmas, we have a special report on what are likely to be this year's big toy hits.

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