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WBR: Attacks on foreign workers in South Africa 17 April 2015

April 17th, 2015

Episode 297 of 1091 episodes

Foreign workers in South Africa fear for their safety as anti-immigrant attacks increase. Shops and cars were burned in Johannesburg, but the situation has improved in Durban. Our correspondent in Johannesburg tells us that witnesses describe seeing a minibus full of men dropped off in the city centre to attack people. The British Government had to suspend a planned sale of bonds for a few hours today after the financial information system operated by Bloomberg suffered a glitch, putting it off line. Justin Urquart Stewart, from Seven Investment Management, tells us how the financial community now depends on Bloomberg terminals, which some bankers think are indispensable. And with the UK's general election campaign in full swing you can hear the latest in a series of our interviews with six of the parties. Today Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, outlines her party's economic policies.

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